Green Schools Program

Our yearly Green Schools Program offers free hands-on educational experiences, such as student leadership training, staff professional development sessions (online and face-to-face) and incursions and excursions on a range of topics including biodiversity, water, energy, Indigenous culture, gardening, waste and recycling.















Download the Green-Schools-Program-2018-full.pdf(PDF, 3MB)

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 All sessions link to one or more of the following Victorian Curriculum standards: Humanities, Science, English, Civics and Citizenship and the cross-curriculum priorities.

Student Leadership Scholarship Program

Tomorrows Leaders for Sustainability program supports an expert mentor to guide students through leadership training, problem-solving, research and the completion of a sustainability project. Learn more about the program and see what participating schools achieved last year.


Schools tree planting day

We’d love to celebrate National Schools Tree Planting Day with you at our events on Friday 20 or Friday 27 July


Our popular annual tree planting event provides a hands-on opportunity for students to improve the biodiversity of their local area. Indigenous plants are planted to provide habitat for local wildlife. After planting students will get to know local plants and animals on a guided tour alongside a local expert. 


“The tree planting events are fantastic because the children have an opportunity to get their hands dirty. They love to be directly involved and see their own personal contribution to the improvement of habitat in an urban area” Malcolm Dow, Assistant Principal Armadale Primary School. 

 Free bus transport provided, if required. 

Session times available are:

Friday 20 July: Urban Forest and Darling Park

Session one: 10–11:15am

Session two: 11.30am–12.45pm

Session three: 1.30–2.45pm

Friday 27 July: Glen Iris Wetlands

Session one: 10–11:15am

Session two: 11.30am–12.45pm

Session three: 1.30–2.45pm


Staff PD: Scholarship Program delivered by Cool Australia 

Our Scholarship Program includes a wide range of fully subsidised Cool Australia online professional development courses.

Embed sustainability into your current curriculum, measure waste using Maths and teach about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures, all in just 1-2 hours.

  • Learn anywhere, anytime
  • Explore at your own pace
  • Get practical advice and resources
  • Boost your PD hours

Teachers have access to the course for 12 months from the date of enrolment. Invite your colleagues and learn together. 

For course details download our City of Stonnington Staff Scholarship Program 2017(PDF, 6MB).      


Contact us

To learn more about the free opportunities available through our Green Schools Program or to tailor a session to suit specific learning outcomes, please contact Stonnington's Environmental Education Officer on 8290 2051 or email.


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