Sustainability Programs

The AISM Sustainability Program was initiated to encourage our school community to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle - to conserve resources at AISM, reduce negative impacts on our planet, and ensure our students become environmentally aware global citizens.

Everyone is invited to get involved and make a difference. Students, teachers, parents, and support staff are encouraged to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. If every one of us takes action, our combined effort will amount to big change.

In the Junior School, ideas and projects are coordinated by students and staff in the JS Sustainability Committee, also known as the Sustainable Green Dragons.

In the Middle Senior School, ideas and projects are coordinated through the Student Representative Council (SRC), then teams of students form to put the ideas into action.

The focus for Term Four 2018 is ‘Energy-wise’ and reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.

2018 highlights:

  • 30 July - 3 Aug 2018: Shark Week, to promote shark conservation. Talks, activities and debate: ‘Sharks are More Valuable Alive’. Life-size displays of sharks.
  • 4 - 8 June 2018: Green Week, which focussed on ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ to match World Environment Day. Events included 'The Big Clean Up' in which the whole School collected rubbish along local streets and the School environs, to prevent litter entering ecosystems and harming wildlife.
  • January - March 2018: Campaign to reduce single-use plastic and plastic waste, particularly in the school canteen and cafe.

2017 highlights:

  • October 2017: achieved 10% reduction in School’s annual energy consumption.
  • 5 - 9 June 2017: held our inaugural Green Week celebrations, coinciding with World Environment Day. ‘Green’ lessons, workshops, parent and student talks, market stalls, displays and competitions.

2016 highlights:

  • 29 October 2016, six Middle and Senior School students met and discussed their sustainability projects with Dr Jane Goodall, world-famous scientist and environmental campaigner.
  • 10 June 2016, guest speaker Mr d’Arcy Lunn introduced students to the United Nations Global Goals and encouraged students to become responsible global citizens by making 'teaspoons of change' - the small actions of many people, multiplied, can amount to big change. 
  • Junior School students developed worm farms, compost systems and raised money through herb sales from their garden.
  • Middle Senior School students developed recycling campaigns.
  • Paper recycling baskets introduced into all classrooms

Find out more about our sustainability programs Please contact Susan Skinner, our Sustainability Coordinator to find out more about our programs to reduce, reuse and conserve.