Tawonga Primary School Recognized for Being ResourceSmart

On April 23rd, Cr. Sarah Nicholas (Alpine Shire) and Linda Anania (ResourceSmart Hume Region Facilitator – North East Waste and Resource Recovery Group) visited Tawonga Primary School and presented them with an award recognizing their great achievements in the ResourceSmart (RS) program.  Through this program, the school has managed to considerably decrease the amount of waste they are creating, the amount of paper they use, their energy usage and their water usage as well as increasing biodiversity in their school.  They are one of the leading RS schools in the Hume Region.

With the dedication of principal Kim Franzke and teacher Sarah Hinde as well as students, parents and community, Tawonga PS has saved $23,646.37 since it began the program in 2015.  Their environmentally rich playground would be the envy of most, and their re-purposing very creative and cost efficient.  Their curriculum also reflects a strong environmental based learning.  They are a well deserving recipient of this award.

Cr. Nicholas presents a certificate and some trees to principal Kim Franzke and students of Tawong PS.








ResourceSmart Schools is a program offered by Sustainability Victoria that supports Victorian schools to embed sustainability across the school facilities, community and curriculum, while saving resources and money for the school.

Bottletop art at Tawonga Primary School.