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Victorian schools show their sustainability credentials

Victoria’s most environmentally sustainable schools have been recognised at 2016’s Resource Smart Schools Awards.

Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced the winners at a special ceremony at the Melbourne Museum, including Resource Smart School of the Year, Banyule Primary School, which was recognised for its comprehensive environmental sustainability program.

Teacher of the Year for 2016 (primary) is Maree Bailey from Mentone Primary School.

She shares that honour with Warracknabeal Secondary College teacher, Kate Morgan.

Other award winners include:

• Biodiversity School of the Year: The Patch Primary School and Damascus College (Ballarat)
• Community Leadership School of the Year: Moorabbin Primary School and Catholic Regional College (St. Albans)
• Energy School of the Year: St Joseph’s Primary School (Elsternwick) and Brentwood Secondary College (Glen Waverley)
• Water School of the Year: St Louis De Montforts (Aspendale) and Williamstown High School
• Student Action Team of the Year: Glengarry Primary School and Naranga Special School (Frankston)
• Early Childhood Service of the Year: Goodstart Early Learning Centre (Morwell).

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