Department of Education

Sustainable Schools WA

Sustainable Schools WA

Singelton Primary

Sustainability Action Planning

Singleton Primary has been involved in EfS since 2003 when, following extensive research and focused Professional Development, an Environmental Science Plan was developed to promote outcomes based cross-curricular integration and encompass the ethos of sustainability.

The Principal plays an active role encouraging and promoting whole school and community involvement in the school’s sustainability initiatives and the Deputies provide both administrative and ‘hands on’ support ensuring the smooth running of programs across all year levels.

The school has a Sustainability Education Coordinator who acts as a director and facilitator of operations through the school Environmental Science Plan.

As a priority within the Science Learning Area, EfS has been accepted as a pre-requisite for all Environmental Science activities. To support this, Singleton Primary has established an active Environmental Science Committee comprised of:

  • Administration staff
  • Teaching representatives from all Year Levels
  • Community volunteers
  • Rockingham City Council representatives


This committee ensures all interested parties are kept informed as to the development and outcomes of programs and initiatives.

Such is Singleton Primary’s commitment to EfS that evidence of practice is a necessary requisite when new staff apply for a merit select position at the school.

Development of a sustainability framework is on-going, however an outcomes based plan has been established which includes Overarching Outcomes, Learning Area Outcomes, Core Values and Authentic Evaluation. With this is a focus on what students will know, understand, value and use as well as what teacher inputs will be and how assessments will be undertaken.

Policies regarding energy and water usage are in the process of being passed by the school community. These will undergo a year long trial and then be evaluated and adjusted if required.

Professional Development

PD opportunities are encouraged at every level through out the school and include:

  • AuSSI-WA ‘Making the Connections’
  • Ribbons of Blue
  • DEC ‘s EcoEducation
  • Piney Lakes
  • Scitech
  • DEC’s AirWatch
  • Partnership, Acceptance, Learning, Sharing (PALS) project
  • Wakakirri Story Festival
  • Environment House
  • Millennium Kids
  • Water Wise Schools Program
  • Wastewise Schools Program
  • Naragebup Environmental Centre
  • Rockingham City Council
  • Internal School based PD


Singelton Primary

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