Schools Education

If you're an educator interested in teaching your students about the environment and sustainability, developing sustainable strategies and taking action at your school or organisation, we can support you.

Environment Schools Bulletin

Stay up to date with programs and events by subscribing to our quarterly newsletter.

Brimbank Teachers Environment Network

Join the Brimbank Teachers Environment Network and participate in professional development workshops that will inspire you and other teachers to engage with students on environmental and sustainability issues. 

The network meets twice a year. All are welcome including, school staff, educators, teacher aides and playgroup leaders – at no charge.

Contact our Environmental Education team at to join.

Watch our webinars

We've adapted our teacher professional development workshops into a series of webinars for teachers.

Contact our Environmental Education team at if you would like presentation slides of these webinars.

Education support

Our Environment Team can provide information and advice to help with your school or group’s environmental projects. Make an enquiry using our Environmental Education Request Form.

Schools Sustainability Resources
Climate and Energy
Sustainable Systems

Factsheet: Growing food at school

    Waste and Recycling
    • Composting in schools program: Council is committed to assisting our school community to move towards zero waste. Composting at school is a great way to decrease your waste, reduce your carbon footprint and make rich soil and fertiliser to grow healthy gardens. Council provides a range of discounted composting products to schools who wish to co-purchase them. Contact for more information
    • Recycling bins in schools program: Each school in Brimbank is entitled to a maximum of 10 recycling bins, the first 6 are provided at no charge and additional bins attract a one-off bin purchase and delivery fee, to find out more email
    • Nude Food Lunchboxes, Nude Food Day and recipes
    • Sustainability Victoria’s ResourceSmart waste module has “how to” guides, waste audit information and (Foundation-Year 6) curriculum links.
    • Planet Ark – recycling information, recycled products directory, and how to set up a recycling system at school.
    • Donate, sell or give away your unwanted e-waste like computers and mobile phones
    • Drop off batteries, paint, motor oil, gas cylinders, e-waste, cardboard packaging and clean paper at our Resource Recovery Centre in Keilor
    • Polystyrene packaging drop off facilities.
    • Recycle soft plastics like bread and pasta bags by taking them to a redcycle supermarket drop off point.
    • Take your clothing and shoes to your nearest second-hand store, charity bin or drop off location.
    • Check out Brimbank’s recycling webpage for all the latest information.
    • Why not get your school involved in a Garage Sale Trail?
    • Brimbank Schools Sustainability Waste and Recycling Resources Foundation - Year 2, Year 3 - 4, Year 5 - 6
    • Brimbank Schools Sustainability Resources, The Story of Waste and Recycling: PowerPoint

    Factsheets: Composting at schoolRecycling at school

    • Australian Water Association Online Learning Festival features live events, Storytime videos, mindfulness, STEM experiments and more.
    • Schools Water Efficiency Program (SWEP): Find leaks, save water and promote water education in your school.
    • City West Water: classroom incursions, Do-It-Yourself presentations, curriculum resources and downloadable classroom worksheets. 
    • Water Watch: a community engagement program connecting you with river health, and water sustainability and management.
    • Melbourne Water: Browse learning resources by year level (Foundation-Year 10) and explore resources by curriculum area. Check out Melbourne Water’s feature programs and resources including; River Detectives, Western Treatment Plant virtual tour and Drip Trip: the game.
    • Water management learn about water supply, storage and use in Brimbank and how we can use water more efficiently.
    • Sustainability Victoria’s ResourceSmart water module has “how to” guides, water audit information and (Foundation-Year 6) curriculum links.
    • Brimbank Schools Sustainability Water Resources: Foundation - Year 2, Year 3 - 4, Year 5 - 6
    • Brimbank Schools Sustainability Resources, The Story of Water: PowerPoint