2019 School Sustainability Awards

The 2019 Gold Coast School Sustainability Awards demonstrated the ambitious and creative sustainability initiatives schools in the local area are driving.  Our judges Cam Mackenzie, Anna Itkonen and Chelli Easson has a very difficult time choosing the winners.

Primary School Winner


St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School won the primary school category for their commitment to drive behaviour in their school.  Only commencing their activities in early 2019, the school has been ambitious and creative in engaging their community to come on board with their plans.

Secondary School Winner 


Currumbin Community Special School were awarded the winners of the secondary category due to their inspiring e-waste program driven by Teacher Toby Osbourne.  Partnering with many local organisations to collect their 'e-waste', students disassemble computers, phones, keyboards, and so on into usable resources.  Available at the Awards were items the students had made from these resources.  This entry was an exemplar of using a social, environmental and economic approach to sustainability.

People's Choice Award


Robina State High School were awarded the People's Choice Award after the online Facebook and event poll were tallied.  Robina State High School's Sustainabulls club have been working hard to educate the community about the Sustainable Development Goals.  The event they were recognised for 'Project Sustainable Youth' was a great success in August.

$1000 cash prize
$1000 cash prize
Class excursion to Tangalooma Island Resort

​​​We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the land and acknowledges and pays respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.


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