The Outdoor School participates in the ResourceSmart Schools Program. ResourceSmart Schools is a free 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.
The 15 Mile Creek campus is proudly a 5 Star ResourceSmart School. It has been a rewarding journey towards reaching this mile stone. We aim to educate and role model to all of our students our sustainable practices in place at 15 Mile Creek. We hope to empower all students to develop positive attitudes and behaviours that will lead to sustainable living in their futures.
Schools Water Efficiency Program (SWEP)
15 Mile Creek is a part of the Schools Water Efficiency Program, thanks to funding from North East Water. The program allows us to monitor the water used by students in the shower and toilet blocks. The program provides students with an opportunity to learn about water efficiency in a tangible and realistic environment as they receive data of their water use in a timely manner.
At 15 Mile Creek we have a strong connection to our local Landcare group, Greta Valley Landcare. We have been working with them to increase the habit in our school grounds through a Nest Box Program and have recently implemented a citizen science component for monitoring the biodiversity through BioCollect. The data we collect is available directly to the Greta Valley Landcare group to help them gain a better understanding of the biodiversity in our area.