MLMC has been named a finalist in four categories of the ResourceSmart Schools awards for 2024.

This year, finalists from 22 schools around Victoria are in the running across 12 award categories. Winners will be announced at a special ceremony held at the MCG on Tuesday 4 June.

MLMC is a finalist in the ‘Campus Infrastructure and Operations School of the Year’ category and also the ‘Curriculum Leadership School of the Year’ category. The latter recognises teaching and learning of sustainability through the Victorian curriculum and the creative and innovative approaches to addressing sustainability in lesson plans, units of work or school-wide curriculum.

Sustainability Leader Mr Andrew Feher (pictured above) has been nominated in the ‘Secondary Teacher of the Year’ category.

MLMC is also in the running for the ‘Community Leadership School of the Year’ award. This category recognises schools that best demonstrate a commitment to community leadership through the encouragement of innovative sustainability practices and action on climate change. 

Mr Feher said that teaching colleague Mr Paul Morgan has been instrumental in creating an ‘outdoor classroom’, officially opened in March, which has increased the general biodiversity of the College grounds through hundreds of trees and shrubs being planted with the assistance of staff and students from multiple faculties.

In 2024 the awards celebrate their 15th anniversary. Fittingly the theme for 2024 is ‘Legendary Legacies — what will you leave behind?’ Tomorrow’s leaders have arrived. Our young people and our College are leading the way on sustainability, creating real impact for our community beyond the school gate.

MLMC has a proud educational history developed over many years of Catholic Mercy teachings, more recently the College has taken great strides in actively supporting the cause of environmental stewardship — moving from theory into very practical examples.

“The College is very excited to be nominated for these awards,” Mr Feher said. “MLMC staff and students have been actively working toward environmental stewardship within our immediate school grounds and further afield in the local community with the assistance of partner state and local government agencies.”

2023 Environment Prefect Sophie M summed up this sentiment best: “I am grateful to have found a large community of like-minded individuals who share a common goal of reducing our school's impact on our local and extended environment. Thank you for the opportunity to make a difference and create lasting change that I hope to see continue for years to come at MLMC.”

We thank everyone who has worked to incorporate sustainability into the curriculum at the College.

You can read more about the awards and all the categories HERE.


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