Frankston High School Sustainability Policy:
Frankston High School’s Sustainability Policy acts as a guide to building sustainability into facets of the school system.
Frankston High School Sustainability Policy 2014 onwards.pdf
Sustainability Victoria / ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic environmental tracking system
Our school is proud to be partnered with Sustainability Victoria and ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic which gives us access to a fantastic online tracking system enabling us to chart our resource use. Gas, energy, paper, landfill and recycling all get tracked making it easier to pinpoint areas where we need to improve environmental efficiency.
More information is available at http://www.resourcesmartschools.vic.gov.au/about/
Schools Water Efficiency Program (SWEP)
Frankston High School is also proud to be partnered with SWEP. This enables us to keep precise track of our water use. The program is accurate enough to help us locate leaks and to monitor the water being withdrawn from our 100,000 litre rainwater tank.
More information is available at http://www.myswep.com.au/
The school is always trying to become more energy efficient. Energy audits have identified our need to reduce costs associated with classroom lighting; this area is our biggest user of power. As a result LED lighting has replaced standard fluorescent light fittings (see comparative figures below) and sensors have been installed to turn lighting off automatically when nobody is utilising rooms. LED lights are energy efficient, safer, brighter and last far longer than traditional fluorescents. Since installation the junior school’s energy bills have been slashed.
Classrooms and office areas are signed with energy saving messages to remind staff, students and users of our facilities to turn them off when they are not necessary. These are gentle reminders that will go a long way to reducing our energy consumption – this could mean anything from heaters and air-conditioners through to microwaves and computers.
In celebration of world environment day new posters dealing with heating in classrooms will be distributed across the school.
Yoda on thermal comfort
The Avengers on thermal comfort
Katniss on thermal comfort
Gizmo on thermal comfort
Elsa on thermal comfort
Schools’ Tree Day
To help increase the biodiversity of our grounds we regularly participate in Schools’ Tree Day. Frankston Council supports our efforts with donations of plants to help revegetate the more barren areas of our school. This year Schools’ Tree Day falls on Friday July 24th.
More information is available at http://treeday.planetark.org/schools/
Frankston Council http://www.frankston.vic.gov.au/Home
Don’t Palm Us Off
Frankston High School supports the Don’t Palm Us Off campaign established by Zoos Victoria. The program is aimed at decreasing habitat loss caused by unsustainable palm oil plantations. Particularly targeted by the campaign are organisations who continue to mislabel palm oil on product ingredient lists.
For further information visit: http://www.zoo.org.au/get-involved/act-for-wildlife/dont-palm-us-off