We have won acclaim for our sustainability programs, including school of the year, teacher of the year, our reducing our waste, energy and water usage, and more.


ResourceSmart Education Awards

  • ResourceSmart Community leadership School of the Year

Castlemaine Mail- Newshounds

  • Best Sustainability Feature


We were listed as a finalist in the 2020 Resource Smart Awards in the following categories:

  • Community Leadership School of the Year (Primary) 
  • Curriculum Leadership School of the Year (Primary)

Coliban Water School Water Efficiency Program- winner


Castlemaine Mail- Newshounds

  • Most Innovative Page


Premier’s sustainability awards

Parks Victoria Environmental Sustainability Award

Bendigo’s healthiest school award 2016 – winner


ResourceSmart Education Awards

  • ResourceSmart SCHOOL of the Year
  • ResourceSmart TEACHER of the Year – Jeanette McMahon
  • ResourceSmart WASTE school of the year
  • ResourceSmart ENERGY school of the year.

We were finalists in:

  • ResourceSmart WATER school of the year
  • ResouceSmart STUDENT LED ACTION team of the year.

More information: Sustainability Victoria: 2015 ResourceSmart Education Awards

VIC SRC Awards - Group Action Award

Garden Awards

  • The great schools’ veggie challenge
  • Highly commended and special award for its leading role in promoting sustainability and in facilitating the spreading of this message among other local schools.
  • Commended for our indigenous food plantings.
  • Maxicrop- Best Edible Garden

ACEL (Australia Council of Educational leaders)

  • Teacher Jeanette McMahon won the ‘New Indigenous Voice’ in School Leadership Scholarship.

Coliban Water poster competition – 3 regional prizes

Mt Alexander Battery Exchange Competition

  • Winter’s Flat was the co-winner of the competition with Chewton Primary School for collecting 68.5 kgs of batteries.


Countrystyle Harvest Table Awards

  • Winner- School Harvest Table