Programs for schools

Schools Environment Network 

The Schools Environment Network (SEN) is a group that connects local teachers, principals and parents to share resources and strategies for environment programs in schools.

The core of the SEN is a meeting once a term. Meetings are held outside of school hours and are open to parents, students and school staff.

There are many environment initiatives available to schools and the SEN aims to help schools to identify and implement the best programs for their school. SEN is also a great way to get to know the Moonee Valley environment officers and the great resources that we have on offer.

Find out more about our Term 4 2017 meeting or register your attendance.

For more information contact the Environment team on 9243 8888 or email environment@mvcc.vic.gov.au 

Wipe Out Waste 2018 - FREE program

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We're offering Moonee Valley schools a chance to wipe out waste once and for all.

 

Participating schools will receive:

  • Litter and waste audits to learn more about where your school waste is coming from
  • School waste incursions to be delivered by CERES Environment Park
  • Professional development opportunity for teachers and staff
  • Expert individual assistance to develop a waste action plan for your school
  • Resources to support the delivery of your waste action plan such as recycling bins, compost systems, signage and worm farms
  • Invitation to the graduation ceremony to celebrate and share your schools success

This is a free program open to all primary and secondary schools in  Moonee Valley and places are limited.

 

Download an application form (pdf, 4MB). Please submit completed forms to environment@mvcc.vic.gov.au by close of business Friday, 15 December 2017. 

(If you have trouble editing the form, please email your responses to us instead.)

 

This program will commence during the 2018 school year. Call the Environment team on 9243 8888 or email us at environment@mvcc.vic.gov.au for more information.

Junior Rangers

The Junior Rangers program is a fun way for kids to interact with local flora and fauna in parks across Moonee Valley.

Walking School Bus

Walking or riding to school is a great way for kids to get daily exercise, improving their overall health and fitness! Find out more about the Walking School Bus.

Afton Street Wetland Tour

Wetlands protect waterways by filtering pollutants through a series of shallow ponds with aquatic plants.

Read the Wetlands flyer for more details or take your students on a self guided walk around the Afton Street Conservation Park wetland.

Napier Park Tour

Napier Park is a unique habitat which includes she-oak, various eucalypts and wattles sharing the canopy with impressive remnant 250 year old river red gums. The park provides important habitat for many birds, bats and insects. Napier Park is also a great example of innovative stormwater management practices that have re-established a relatively natural water cycle through the park.

Take your students on a self guided tour of Napier Park.

Adopt a street tree

By adopting a street tree your school can help keep Moonee Valley green while also helping to reduce our water consumption across the city.

Schools that adopt a tree are asked to water it whenever they have a drop to spare. Street trees don’t require much tap water. In fact, a bucket of reclaimed water will help maintain these trees and keep our streets green.

Parents of adopted trees will get:

  • adoption certificates
  • a bucket
  • a litre of environmentally-friendly laundry liquid

Send us an email to adopt a street tree. Include your name, address, phone number and the location of your adopted street tree.

You can also register your interest by calling Citizen Services on 9243 8888.

Climate Justice Workshops

In partnership with the Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC), the in-school workshops use a peer to peer approach, engaging students in the great challenges of sustainability. The workshops cover the Australian Curriculum's Cross Curriculum priority of sustainability and also fit in with learning areas such as Humanities, English and Science.

What: Highly trained AYCC facilitators deliver 40-80 minute interactive workshops in-school on climate justice and solutions.

Who: Best suited to students in year 9 and above. Workshops can be delivered to a class, year level or as part of a special school day.

Cost: Free of charge

When: AYCC will work with your school to find a suitable day and time.

Register: Places are limited, register your interest via email environment@mvcc.vic.gov.au or phone 9243 8888.

Energy$mart Schools - Solar and LED lighting for schools

Future-proof your school from rising energy costs by going solar and upgrading your lights through Council’s Energy$mart program. The program offers:

  • free lighting and solar assessments by experienced and reputable providers
  • no obligation quotations for quality products and installation
  • a great return on investment through a solar system, with typical payback periods of between five and 10 years
  • reduced energy costs by up to 80 per cent and dramatically reduced maintenance costs through long lasting LED lights

We have appointed reputable and experienced solar and lighting practitioners to carry out solar energy installations and efficient lighting retrofits for businesses, schools and community organisations across the municipality.

Contact our lighting and solar providers directly:

For more information call us on 9243 8888.

ResourceSmart Schools

Join the growing number of Moonee Valley schools embedding sustainability into their grounds and curriculum through the Victorian Government's ResourceSmart Schools Program.

Visit the ResourceSmart Schools website for more information.

Last updated: Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 4:22 AM