Eastern Suburbs Sustainable Schools Network

Indigenous garden wrap

A big thank you to Peter Dawe and Brenden Moore from Botanic Gardens & Centennial Parklands for teaching us about indigenous gardens. What to plant, how it grows, plant uses,  as well as a great insight into indigenous culture.

Get your indigenous gardens fact sheet here if you missed out on the meeting. 

Thanks also to our friends at Centennial Park education program for hosting us. 

Here is a link from the Randwick Nursery of local food, medicine and other useful native plants.

Hope to see you all at the next meeting on 23 May - details to follow.

2018 meeting dates

Term 2

WHEN: Wednesday 23 May 2018
TIME: 3:45pm - 5:15pm 
WHERE: The Classroom at the Randwick Community Centre. Details and RSVP here 
TOPIC: Native Bees

Term 3

WHEN: Tuesday 14 August 2018
TIME: 3:45pm - 5:15pm 

Term 4

WHEN: Wednesday 21 November 2018
TIME: 3:45pm - 5:15pm 

Check out the blog

Read about our last meet up where we learned about using the outdoors to teach geography through creating mud and stick maps and explored the Wild Play Garden. 



Claim teacher professional learning accreditation for attending meetings

DEC teachers who attended our ESSSN meetings can now log in through their DEC portal and register for two hours of accredited professional learning. As long as you turn up and sign in you will be accredited.

DoE teachers can apply through MyPL on Course Code: NR09055 under DoE course 'Sustainabiliy Networks'.


About the ESSSN network

The Eastern Suburbs Sustainable Schools Network (ESSSN) welcomes local parents,  teachers and early childhood educators wanting to network and share ideas about school sustainability.

The Network is coordinated between WaverleyWoollahra and Randwick Councils, who plan the meetings, organise guest speakers and workshop activities. The Council’s work in a variety of ways to support early learning centres, through to high schools to implement real life sustainability learning. If you want to be kept informed about upcoming meetings make sure you are on your Councils contact list by emailing the relevant Council your details. Council contact information is below.

At the end of each school year, the ESSSN hold the Sustainable School Awards, where schools and early learning centres are rewarded for their outstanding sustainability achievements.


Council contacts

Feel free to get in contact if you have any questions or ideas about the Network.