At William Ruthven Primary School, we value sustainability where students, parents, carers and staff engage in practises that encourage knowledge about, and for, the protection of our world’s natural environment. 


Our school works together to build understanding and improve sustainability in our day-to-day operations. We reduce our impact on the Earth in order to produce a clean, safe and healthy environment that is preserved for future generations. We also have dedicated units of inquiry that focus on explicitly teaching our students about sustainability and the environment.

The school uses energy efficient lighting, rainwater tanks to flush its toilets, engages in composting and recycling. The school endeavours to limit photocopied worksheets and prefers to communicate with the parent/carer community electronically.


At William Ruthven Primary School, our school community engages in:

  • Rubbish-free lunches
  • Active travel
  • Ride 2 School days
  • Clean up days
  • Gardening.