Congratulations Featherbrook for being Water Resource smart!


At Featherbrook College we strive to inspire our whole school community to connect with the environment and to make a positive contribution to sustainability at school, home and beyond. Over our first 5 years of operating, we have been working towards achieving certification for being a Resource Smart school. In partnership with CERES, we have been guided and supported to raise awareness with our students about the importance of observing sustainable practices.

ResourceSmart Schools is a Victorian Government initiative that will help our school benefit from embedding sustainability in everything we do. Our school will take action to minimise waste, save energy and water, promote biodiversity and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.

During 2021, through the leadership of teacher Nick McKinnis, the school achieved certification in water waste management. To achieve this, the following actions were undertaken:

● To control water consumption within the school

● To appreciate water as a precious resource

● Educate students, staff and the whole community about the best practice for water efficiency,

● Sustainability initiatives and water retention systems in our school;

● Reduce the costs of water consumption within our school

● Conduct auditing and monitoring of water usage and stormwater collection around our school.