Eight primary and high schools across in Lake Macquarie have received Environmental Awards in response to their conscious efforts in creating sustainability in schools. 

Programs such as installing recycling pods, managing waste and landfill, and aquaponics systems have all been introduced to the students in order for them to gain skills of environmental care. 

Sustainability Engagement Officer Pamela Baker says she thinks “it’s very important for them to learn how to recycle and how we can reduce waste to landfill”. 

“That’s why it’s really good when schools implement these waste type systems, just so we can get our recycling right”. 

This year’s awards were sponsored by Hunter Resource Recovery, Delta Electricity, Centennial Coal and Sanitarium. 

2021 Lake Macquarie School Environment Awards winners

Hunter Resource RecoveryOverall High SchoolSt Mary’s Catholic College
Hunter Resource RecoveryOverall Primary SchoolHillsborough Public School
Hunter Resource RecoveryWasteDudley Public School
Delta ElectricityInnovationSt John Vianney’s Public School
Delta ElectricityOngoing CommitmentSt Mary’s Primary Public School
Centennial Coal MandalongNatural EnvironmentCooranbong Public School
SanitariumEnergyAwaba Public School
Lake Macquarie City CouncilEncouragementBiraban Public School
Students from Dudley Public School’s Green Team with Principal Kris Carey and one of the new recycling pods.