Inner West Sustainable Schools Network


Next IWSSN meeting

  • When: Thursday 2 November, 4–6pm
  • Where: Camdenville Public School, Laura Street, Newtown 2042
  • RSVP: Please RSVP through Eventbrite
  • Topics and speakers:
    • Walk & Talk - Food Scrap Friday at Camdenville Paddock Community Garden (Lachlan Jobbins, Georgina Eldershaw): In October 2016, Camdenville established a community composting program to help families reduce their food waste in landfill, to teach children about waste, and to benefit the school and community gardens. Hear how they got going and how stage 3 students have extended Food Scrap Friday with composting of crunch and sip scraps.
    • Unwaste program (Kate Wake): The program demonstrates that whilst recycling is good, unwaste is better because it keeps things completely out of the waste stream. This leads to conversations about packaged food in lunchboxes, landfill, storm water drains, and sharing home garden crops and produce. And compost!

Note: Department of Education teachers can claim 1 hour PL by attending! Teachers must enrol 24 hours in advance through MyPL. The course is called Sustainability Network, code NR09055:

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Are you passionate about sustainability and the environment in your school? Join the Inner West Sustainable Schools Network (IWSSN)!

The IWSSN is a forum for school sustainability leaders to connect, share skills and learning resources, find opportunities, and inspire ideas for growing individual and collective action.

The network is open to principals, teachers, specialists, P&Cs, volunteers and educators from all government and non-government schools, and all primary and high schools, in the Inner West Council area.

The IWSSN provides:

  • Peer-to-peer learning among sustainability educators in the Inner West
  • Quarterly network meetings to connect, share skills and learning resources
  • Teachers can access one hour Professional Learning accreditation for attending a network meeting
  • A link between Council and schools
  • Regular email updates connecting schools to environmental programs, local activities and upcoming funding opportunities

How was the IWSSN formed?

The IWSSN is an expansion of two existing networks: Our Place Environment Network (OPEN Marrickville) and the Leichhardt Sustainable Schools Network. This new network is a great opportunity to bring together the diverse knowledge and skills from the strong sustainable school community of the Inner West. Existing network members find the knowledge sharing in the network invaluable to the sustainability work they undertake at their schools.

“It’s great to see what’s happening at other schools as far as sustainability and the environment goes - learning how other schools engage both teachers and students and how they incorporate sustainability into the curriculum.”
- Stephen Jackson, Stanmore Public School

More information

For more information about the network, please contact us at or call Council on 9392 5000.

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