Council runs a range of sustainability events and programs for schools and preschools located in the Woollahra area to educate and engage the next generation.
Expand the headings below to find out more about the programs available.
A summary of the 2016 environmental dates and programs for schools can be found here.
The Eastern Suburbs Sustainable Schools Network is a support network for all schools and preschools in the Woollahra, Waverley and Randwick council areas. Interested teachers, parents and others meet each term to discuss sustainability in schools, find out what other schools are doing and learn about the resources and programs that are available to help.
2016 ESSSN network meetings - dates for your diary:
Find out more about the ESSSN.
The Environmental Schools Sculpture Prize is an annual sculpture competition open to all primary and secondary schools within the Woollahra area. Sculptures must reflect an annual environmental theme and are exhibited as part of Council's renowned Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize.
Find out how you can report and monitor tree hollows in our area to provide habitat and increase local biodiversity.
In 2009-10, Woollahra Pre School was selected to participate in the year-long Little Green Steps project. Little Green Steps aimed to create sustainable children's centres.
Children learned through hands-on education, observation and participation and families were involved through hands on implementation, meetings, sustainability workshops, newsletters and displays.
Little Green Steps was originally developed by Wyong and Gosford Councils in 2004. Canterbury, Hurstville, Leichhardt, Waverley and Woollahra Councils partnered to successfully gain funding from the NSW Government’s Environmental Trust to run this project in Sydney.
Little Green Steps Case Study (PDF, 6.4 MB)
Every year Council supports local schools and preschools to get their hands dirty on Schools Tree Day.
Council’s Environmental Education Officer is available to visit your school and deliver sustainability presentations on a range of topics such as biodiversity, energy, water saving, climate change and environmental management.
Complete the application form.
Council supports schools and preschools to become sustainable through simple waste minimisation strategies that reduce cost, landfill space, greenhouse gases, and protect our natural resources and environment.
Find out more about our school waste education programs.