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Schools Environment Programs

School Environment Grants

The grants for 2018-19 are now closed and will be distributed to successful schools in Term 4, 2018. Eligible projects include:

  • vegetable, sensory, bush-tucker and native gardens, chicken coups, compost or worm-farms
  • native animals and birds habitat projects
  • waste reduction, energy or water saving projects
  • environmental competitions, excursions or teacher training   

Waste Ops - Film contest for Year 7 & 8

Cessnock and Maitland Councils offered Year 7 & 8 students the chance to take part in a short film contest. It was at way to engage students, spark their imagination and creativity and improve their persuasive writing skills. 

To find out more and view this years entrants visit

Stage 2 and Stage 3 Geography Teacher Resource Kits have also been developed based on Kurri Kurri High Schools winning 2017 video 'Cut the Plastic' which focused on single use plastic bags.

dirtgirlworld’s get grubby program

Council has subscribed to the get grubby program for early education centres.

The program focuses on the enrichment of the early learner and support for their educators around environmental sustainability.

It addresses and explores the key learning outcomes of the National Quality framework for Early Childhood Education and Care. 

To find out more email

Plants for National Tree Day

Council provides schools and preschool with native plants for National Tree Day. 




Threatened Species Teachers Resource Kit

This online kit promotes awareness of threatened species in the Lower Hunter.

It promotes experiential learning through field work and other research such as surveying, mapping and computer activities.

Visit the online Threatened Species Kit.