Department of Education

Sustainable Schools WA

Sustainable Schools WA

Coolbinia Primary


Reflection

What facilitated the process?
Leadership and community support; access to funding support (school-based, grants, in-kind); understanding of whole systems thinking (supported by relevant professional learning and engagement); ‘champions’ (including students, staff, parents, volunteers, partners).

What were the challenges?
Reinforcing the importance of critical contexts within teaching and learning to ensure that all staff contribute to the school vision as part of their everyday work; maintaining commitment with personnel changes.

Conclusion?
The ‘10 Tonne Plan’ is an effective strategy for bringing together the whole school community in a whole systems thinking approach which highlights relationships between the various components of the AuSSI-WA model specifically the ecological footprint, social handprint and key elements.

Recommendation?
If Coolbinia Primary’s 10 Tonne Plan vision resonates with you, you might want to consider how it could apply to your own school – a 10, 20, 50, even 100 tonne plan could become a reality based on your school’s context including interest, enthusiasm and resources (‘the sky’s the limit’!).

Contacts: Elaine.Lewis@education.wa.edu.au
 

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