HabitAT School Awards

HabitAT School Awards

Action-winners-Mountain-District-Christian-School.jpgThe HabitAT School Awards are now into their sixth year.  The Awards provide a fantastic opportunity for school communities throughout the Yarra Ranges to highlight their achievements in greater awareness, understanding and enhancement of our local ecosystems.

Now is the time to start working on this years entry!

The HabitAT School Awards have been developed to acknowledge and reward schools for the creative and valuable work they are doing to not only plant the trees we need today, but to sow the seeds of respect, care and understanding in the hearts and minds of students - our future.

Schools can enter the HabitAT School Awards under one (or more) of three categories:

  • HabitAT Census
  • HabitAT Plan
  • HabitAT Action.


The HabitAT School Awards Selection Criteria and Application Form have been created to provide you with more information on each of the categories for the HabitAT School Awards.  

HabitAT School Awards have been developed to compliment and support the HabitAT School Census; a biodiversity audit tool with accompanying student worksheets and teacher notes. The HabitAT School Awards will also assist schools in completing parts of their Biodiversity Module of the ResourseSmart AuSSi VIC framework.


Congratulations to the 2014 HabitAT School Award Winners:


Best HabitAT Action: The Patch Primary School
Students at The Patch Primary School put their award winning HabitAT Plan (2013) into action, removing weeds and revegetating three quarters of the school’s 3.3ha boundary. The Wildlife Corridor now connects the school with neighbouring reserves, and a dedicated “Wetlands Wonderland” unit connects the outdoor activity to numeracy and literacy.

Best HabitAT Plan: Ferny Creek PS
Through their HabitAT Census, Ferny Creek Primary students discovered an old frog bog that hadn't survived the 2009 drought. With renewed enthusiasm, they set about researching the needs of local frog species, and created a detailed plan for a new and improved frog habitat collecting runoff from nearby hard surfaces, and linking the school to the Ferny Creek.

Highly Commended HabitAT Plan: Badger Creek PS
An ambitious plan to expand their existing vegetable garden to create a Harvest Kitchen Project earned Badger Creek Primary School a Highly Commended in the HabitAT Plan category of this year’s awards. With new herbs, chooks, worm farms and a pizza oven on the way, 2015 promised to be a delicious and satisfying year


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