ResourceSmart Schools is a Victorian Government initiative that helps schools benefit from embedding sustainability in everything they do.

Goulburn Valley Water is the lead agency in the Hume Region for ResourceSmart Schools, providing facilitation and assessment services to schools from Seymour to Corryong.

As a ResourceSmart School, students and teachers take action to minimise waste, save energy and water, promote biodiversity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

ResourceSmart Schools helps schools reduce costs while giving students the opportunity to learn about sustainability in a tangible and realistic environment.

The RSS online system allows schools to track their sustainability journey and identify savings made. The RSS Sustainability Certification process rewards progress and allows schools to reach for the stars!

ResourceSmart staff provide schools with support and put them in touch with networks, programs and organisations focused on sustainability.

FREE Progress Workshops for ResourceSmart Schools

Progress workshops are held each term in the northern and southern parts of the Hume Region. These workshops provide direct support to main teachers and are an excellent opportunity for schools to get work done on the online system whilst sharing their learnings with each other. To register, email

Dates of next workshops Time Venue
Tue 14 Nov 2017  10.00am - 4.00pm North East Water 83 Thomas Mitchell Drive,
Thu 16 Nov 2017  10.00am - 4.00pm Y Water Discovery Centre
2 Hood St,

Resources for ResourceSmart Schools

Incursions - NEW

ResourceSmart Hume are pleased to offer FREE incursions to all ResourceSmart Schools, or schools that are interested in becoming ResourceSmart.

These incursions should be booked via the Goulburn Valley Water website and are available to all schools in the region. Incursions have been designed to meet RSS module actions and assist schools in completing modules. All materials are included.

Any school that books an incursion must make a RSS teacher available, either before or after the incursion time, to meet with the facilitator and discuss RSS at the school. If you are not a current RSS but would like to find out more, book an incursion and we can talk about the program afterwards. You can be set up on the spot as a RSS and we can start checking off actions straight away!

Water Incursions
Waste Incursions 
Biodiversity Incursions 
Energy Incursions 

Terms and Conditions

  • Bookings are subject to availability.
  • Booking must be made at least two weeks in advance.
  • Teachers must supervise and discipline students.
  • Schools must make a ResourceSmart teacher available before or after the incursion to meet with the presenter.

Please complete the online booking form if your school is interested in taking part in our education program

Sustainability Victoria Resources

Sustainability Victoria has been hard at work developing teaching resources for all our ResourceSmart schools which are directly linked to RSS modules and the Victorian Curriculum. Click on the link below to go the webpage for each module.

School Environment Management Plan (SEMP) Template 
Core Module Resources 
Energy Module Resources 
Waste Module Resources 
Water Module Resources 
Biodiversity Module Resources 
Curriculum Links Document - Linking sustainability to all aspects and levels of the Victorian Primary Curriculum

Other Resources

CERES Sustainabliity Hub - Provides information on grants, training courses, PDs, curriculum links and ResourceSmart modules 
10 Step Water Module Action Plan 
School Water Audit 
Learning about Sustainability - VCAA 2017 - This document includes information on the cross curriculum priority of sustainability. The Sustainability priority has been developed around the three key concepts of systems, world views and futures. These three organising ideas reflect the essential knowledge, understandings and skills for the Sustainability priority. 
School Water Efficiency Program - The Schools Water Efficiency Program provides data loggers to all Victorian schools to continue the education and demonstration of water efficiency in practice.

Module tip sheets

Saving Water 
Saving Energy 
Improving Biodiversity 
Reducing Waste 

Hume Region ResourceSmart Newsletters

Term 4 - 2017 
Term 3 - 2017 
Term 2 - 2017 
Term 1 - 2017 
Term 4 - 2016 
Term 3 - 2016  
Term 2 - 2016  
Term 1 - 2016

For more information or to enquire about becomming a ResourceSmart School visit or email

Media Releases

Buxton Primary School Biodiveristy Module Certified - 22 Jan 2018

Wooragee Primary School finalist for ResourceSmart Awards - Teacher of the Year - 26 Sept 2017

Tatura Primary School finalist for ResourceSmart Awards -  Student Action Team of the Year - 27 Sept 2017

Lauriston Girls School Howqua wins Energy School of the Year - Secondary in the 2017 ResourceSmart Awards

Buxton Primary School now a 2 Star ResourceSmart School - 24 June 2016

Active ResourceSmart School in the Hume region 2017/18  Modules Completed Stars 
Alexandra Primary School Core 1
Barnawartha Primary School     
Broken Creek Primary School    
Buxton Primary School  Core, Energy, Biodiversity  2 
Currawa Primary School    
Dederang Primary School    
Galen Catholic College    
Katandra West Primary School    
Katunga Primary School    
Katunga South Primary School    
Lauriston Girls School Howqua Core, Energy, Waste, Water, Biodiversity 5
Mansfield Steiner School     
Outdoor School Bogong Core, Energy, Waste, Water, Biodiversity 5
Outdoor School 15 Mile Creek Core, Energy, Waste, Water 4
Rubicon Outdoor Centre Core, Waste, Biodiversity
Rutherglen Primary School    
St Francis of Assisi Primary School    
St John's Primary School, Euroa    
St Joseph's Primary School, Benalla    
St Joseph's Primary School, Chiltern    
St Joseph's Primary School, Cobram    
St Mary's Primary School, Rutherglen    
Talgarno Primary School    
Tallygaroopna Primary School  Core, Energy, Waste 3
Tatura Primary School Core, Energy, Waste, Water 2
Tawonga Primary School Core, Energy  2
Tooborac Primary School    
Tungamah Primary School    
Victory Lutheran College    
Whitfield District Primary School    
Wodonga South Primary School    
Wooragee Primary School Core, Energy, Biodiversity, Waste 3
 Yea High School