2012 MRC Core Module Case study
This year, Mount Ridley P-12 College (MRC) began our ResourceSmart AussiVic journey by embarking on CORE module with the help of funding by Hume Council and our CERES (Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies) facilitator.
At MRC we strive for our students, staff and our wider school community to become active, interdependent learners who act with consideration for the environment. We aim to become a sustainable school and reduce our impact the environment through action and knowledge.
Through CORE module we have:
- Taken part in whole staff professional development led by our CERES facilitator and our Sustainability Leader.
- Entered our baseline data onto the SETS website and are monitoring our water, gas and electricity usage.
- Written a school based Sustainability Policy.
- Developed an Action Plan and are continuing to work through this.
- Recognized and documented our prior achievements within Sustainability.
To complement our involvement in CORE module, we have also elected two Sustainability Gurus (student leaders). In the future, these students will help to drive sustainable initiatives within our school.
Part of our ongoing environmental learning at MRC involves Sustainability throughlines written into our curriculum.
This year the Sustainability Action improvement team aim to develop and promote Sustainability within the college and wider school community. This may include the development of the community garden, nude food day, National tree planting day and implementing a recycling system within the college.
Through CORE module, we have become more aware of the ways we can improve our practices in order to become a more sustainable school and we look forward to the continuation of this journey.