Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative

aussiThe Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI) is a partnership of the Federal Government and states and territories that supports a whole school approach to embracing the principles of sustainability.

In WA, the initiative (AuSSI-WA) has been developed around significant local partnerships and represents an overarching framework for education for sustainability’ in school communities. Schools are supported to foster a culture of sustainability in their day-to-day activities, both in terms of teaching and learning (curriculum), the management of the school’s resources and its activities within its local community.

social footprinteco footprintThe AuSSI-WA whole school planning framework provides schools with ideal support for Australian Curriculum implementation, specifically the cross curriculum priority of Sustainability and the General Capabilities as linked to specific learning areas.

The project website highlights and promotes case studies of schools’ activity in this area, representing a ‘compendium of success’ of action-based learning for sustainability.

For more details reagrding this initiative, please contact Howard Flinders, Project Manager, Aussi-WA on 9402 6259 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



stawaThe Science Teachers’ Association of Western Australia (STAWA) offers leadership in science education, promoting sustainable, quality science learning and teaching. STAWA values high professional standards and is committed to the professional learning, recognition and resourcing of teachers of science and to the credibility of the science teaching profession and the STAWA.

For more information on STAWA’s annual conferences for secondary and primary school teachers, professional learning days, publications and student competitions, go to or follow them on Twitter @SciTeachersWA. For more information about STAWA and how we can help call the STAWA office on 9244 1987 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



gawaThe Geography Association of Western Australia’s (GAWA’s) main objective is to encourage, in various ways, the advancement, education, promotion and practice of geography in WA. It does this by providing an organisation and forum for students, teachers and practitioners of geography to share knowledge, ideas, opinions and activities about geography and geographical education. One of the main ways GAWA fulfils its objective is by providing and promoting professional learning opportunities for both primary and secondary teachers and students.

Throughout each year GAWA conducts a number of professional learning activities where teachers’ knowledge and skills relating to the Australian Curriculum: Geography can be enhanced. Additionally, GAWA publishes a wide range of student textbooks, examination packages and other resource materials as well as providing annual WACE Revision Seminars. GAWA also promotes the professional learning opportunities provided by agencies, including Nearer to Nature Schools.
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