St Mary's School, Rutherglen

Phone: (02) 6032 9284
Email: principal@smrutherglen.catholic.edu.au

"Our Earth is a treasure we hold in trust for future generations"

Monday, July 22, 2024


"Our Earth is a treasure we hold in trust for future generations."

At St Mary’s, we have a whole-school approach to sustainability. We practise the waste wise initiatives through encouraging students to bring rubbish free lunch boxes, encourage an awareness of how to reduce water usage and we provide opportunities for students to explore biodiversity via our school animals and spending time exploring the fauna and flora in the frog bog. Sustainability is incorporated into all aspects of our curriculum through a variety of learning opportunities.

Commitment Statement:

At St. Mary’s we are committed to educating our students and wider school community in how to protect and care for our environment.


Our environmental vision is for the St Mary’s school community to more sustainable and maintain and preserve our natural resources for the next generations to come.


We aim to achieve the following goals and targets over the next three years:

1. To increase the school community’s involvement in the vegetable garden.

2. To reduce waste by 25%.

3. To reduce water consumption by 20%.

4. To reduce energy consumption by 25%.

Our four core areas in our sustainability curriculum include; Biodiversity, Energy, Water and Waste.  

At St Mary’s we have solar panels, water tanks, water efficient gardens, low use voltage light globes, a recycling program, no rubbish lunch boxes, a chook yard, animals, vegetable gardens, worm farms and a Frog Bog.