Contributing to a sustainable world for future generations
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Our pledge

At St Nicholas, our pledge to sustainability is unwavering. We are deeply committed to promoting a healthy environment for our families, staff, students and communities. We strive to create a nurturing environment that fosters environmental awareness, instills sustainable values and positively impacts our world.

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Sustainable practices

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Renewable energy

St Nicholas’ centres and services are powered by 100% renewable energy since July 2023.

Sustainability in education

St Nicholas is committed to integrating eco-consciousness into our curriculum.

Reducing waste

St Nicholas’ centres and services use innovative strategies to minimise our environmental impact.

Natural resources

St Nicholas educators focus on using natural materials in our programs.

Green spaces

St Nicholas centres and services offer natural environments for children to learn and play.

Community engagement

St Nicholas collaborates with local groups to promote sustainability.

Our Sustainability Plan (2022-25)

The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle’s Sustainability Plan 2022-25 outlines a number of targets relating to:

  • Leadership, governance and compliance 
  • Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction 
  • Water 
  • Waste and recycling
  • Biodiversity
  • Sustainable design
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