The Sustainable Schools WA Alliance – Department of Education

Sustainable Schools WA has been developed in partnership with organisations that provide significant resource and program support to schools in the area of Education for Sustainability (EfS). These organisations are collectively referred to as the Sustainable Schools Alliance. The Sustainable Schools WA toolkit contains a range of resources that can assist schools to develop a whole-school approach to Education for Sustainability (EfS).
Ecological Footprint
Social Handprint


SS-WA regional network group meetings provide participants with an opportunity to share their respective schools’ sustainability journeys (successes and challenges) as well as hear from education for sustainability providers and supporters.

The next meeting of the South Metro Network is on Tuesday 14 May 2024, 3.45pm – 5.30pm, Canning River Eco Education Centre Wilson, Canning

For more information please refer to the flyer here and to register for this free meeting, please use the following link: Events Calendar – Event Details ( or other staff and sustainability champions RSVP 


The Albany network group holds meetings each term, and details of these can be found on the SS-WA Connect community (for public schools) at: Notice Board – Staff – Connect (

Other network groups including Mandurah/Peel, Bayswater/Morley and Perth Hills have met regularly in the past and are currently looking to convene future meetings; details of these meetings will be advised on the SS-WA Connect community.


AAEE is the secretariat for the Australian Education for Sustainability Alliance.

This is an alliance of organisations in the education, union, youth and environment sectors that want all Australians to have access to the skills, practices and values of sustainability, through the education system and throughout life.We wanted to find the best way to empower you, your students and your peers – in the classroom, the school and the entire community – with the tools to help Australia become more sustainable. We surveyed more than 5,000 teachers, curriculum coordinators and principals from government and non-government schools across the country, to find out how we can help.

More than 90 per cent of you agree that sustainability is important, of value to students, and should be integrated into the curriculum. A further 60 per cent of you said you were interested in including sustainability in your teaching – but you asked for assistance to kick start sustainability teaching at your school. Essentially, you asked for a getting started guide.

We created this resource in response to your needs. It is a portal to direct you to high quality education resources, case studies focused on how to create change, and information on how to link it all back to the curriculum – in an accessible, direct way.

This guide – Getting Started with Sustainability in Schools – is for you. We encourage you to contribute ‘teacher ready’ resources if possible through the About Us section of the website.

Please make the most of it and share it widely.

Sustainability in Schools Website