If you want to help your school, your community, and your society thrive in a changing world this program is for you.

Discover Kreative Koalas

A transformative program blending art, technology, and sustainability, designed for primary school students. By merging creative expression with action-based learning, we engage students in critical sustainability issues, aligned with the Australian and NSW Curricula, and the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

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The program provides the opportunity for students to be part of a team that welcomes their ideas and solutions and empowers them to act on these challenges as the future decision makers for the planet.

What Kreative Koalas Offers

  • Artistic Exploration: Students receive a giant blank fiberglass koala, transforming it into a vibrant artwork that voices a sustainability theme. Supported by a resource kit and Matisse paints, this artistic journey fosters creativity and leaves a lasting impact on the community.
  • Community Action Project: Schools collaborate with Community Champions to create and share a behavior change project related to the SDGs. This inspires local actions on crucial environmental and social justice issues, building a sense of community and real-world impact.
  • Digital Storytelling: A digital journal captures the students' learning adventure, encouraging reflection and digital storytelling. This platform allows students to share their insights and progress, enhancing their digital literacy and community connection.
  • Professional Development: We offer extensive learning opportunities for teachers, enriching their skills in sustainability education and project facilitation. This support ensures the program's effective delivery and promotes ongoing professional growth.
  • Curriculum Integration: Kreative Koalas is intricately designed to align with curriculum learning areas, general capabilities, and cross-curriculum priorities, offering a rich, interdisciplinary educational experience.

Kreative Koalas goes beyond traditional education, aiming to cultivate informed, creative, and proactive changemakers. It's not just a program; it's a commitment to nurturing a generation ready to tackle environmental and social challenges with innovation and passion. Join us in this exciting journey to inspire change and empower your students to make a real-world impact.

Sustainable Development Goal Resources

For educational materials focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the following websites are highly recommended:

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Provides comprehensive resources directly related to each of the 17 SDGs, including reports and action plans.

SDG Academy

Offers free, high-quality online courses from experts on sustainable development and the SDGs.

Global Goals

Engaging and informative, this site offers resources to educate about the SDGs, suitable for various age groups.

World's Largest Lesson

Part of the Global Goals, it provides lesson plans and materials to teach young people about the SDGs.

UNICEF Teaching and Learning Resources

Offers a range of materials designed to educate children about the SDGs.

The World Bank – SDGs

Provides data, research, and reports on progress towards the SDGs, useful for more advanced learners.


A collection of inquiry-based educational resources that support teaching and learning.

These websites offer a range of materials, from introductory information to in-depth analysis, suitable for a variety of educational levels.


01. From Idea to Impact

Program Overview

"From Idea to Impact" is a dynamic online course tailored for young innovators aged 10-18 years, aiming to transform budding ideas into actionable project plans. Leveraging the 'GPS Sentence' model, the course instils in students the foundational skills of project planning, including goal setting, problem identification, and solution formulation. Through interactive modules and the 'Project Canvas' tool, students are guided from conceptualization to the creation of a detailed project plan.

Outcomes for Young People and Adults

For Young People:

  • Develop the ability to generate and refine project ideas.
  • Learn structured goal-setting and problem-solving methodologies.
  • Gain insights into identifying stakeholders and gathering resources.
  • Acquire skills in measuring project success and understanding project management fundamentals.
  • Enhance presentation skills and the ability to collaborate and receive feedback.

For Adults:

  • Build confidence in supporting youth in project planning.
  • Enhance their knowledge with additional resources and practical application exercises.
  • Foster a supportive environment for mentoring, offering clear evaluation tools.
  • Encourage practical application and mentorship, leading to recognition of efforts.

Curriculum Alignment

The course aligns with the Australian Curriculum across various stages and subjects, providing a structured approach to developing key competencies:

  • Empowering Idea Generation: Linked with Arts and Science codes, encouraging creative and scientific inquiry.
  • Structured Goal Planning and Stakeholder Awareness: Integrates Mathematics and HASS, focusing on problem-solving and global economic awareness.
  • Success Measurement and Project Management: Correlates with Science and Design and Technologies, emphasizing data analysis and project organization.
  • Project Canvas Development and Presentation Skills: Associated with Design and Technologies and English, fostering solution development and effective communication.

"From Idea to Impact" not only aligns with educational standards but also enriches student learning experiences by bridging theoretical knowledge with practical application, supporting both students and teachers in navigating the complexities of project planning and execution.

02. Catalyst Coaches

Program Overview

"Catalyst Coaches" is an innovative online course designed to empower educators with the knowledge and tools needed to guide students in creating impactful projects aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The course covers foundational SDG knowledge, youth dynamics, project ideation, planning, facilitation of student-led projects, technology integration, impact assessment, and sharing successes.

Outcomes for Young People and Adults

  • For Educators: Develop an understanding of the SDGs, learn strategies to facilitate youth-led projects effectively, and incorporate technology and media to enhance project visibility and impact.
  • For Students: Through educator guidance, gain skills in project design and execution within the framework of the SDGs, enhancing their problem-solving, critical thinking, and teamwork abilities.

Curriculum Alignment

The course content is tailored to complement educational curriculums by embedding pedagogical insights with practical project-based learning tools. It aligns with key learning areas by fostering critical thinking, collaboration, digital literacy, and global citizenship among students, supporting educators to integrate these themes seamlessly into their teaching practices.

ACARA and NSW Curriculum Alignments

The Kreative Koalas program, with its focus on sustainability through art, design, and community action, aligns well with various aspects of both the Australian Curriculum (ACARA) and the New South Wales (NSW) Curriculum. This alignment ensures that the program not only provides a rich, engaging learning experience but also meets educational standards and outcomes.

Here are some key alignments:

Australian Curriculum (ACARA) Alignments

  1. Learning Areas:
    • The Arts (Visual Arts): Creating artworks that express ideas about sustainability (ACAVAM110, ACAVAM114).
    • Science: Understanding sustainability practices and human impact on the environment (ACSHE062, ACSHE098).
    • Geography: Understanding the management of resources and the environment (ACHASSK088, ACHASSK113).
  2. General Capabilities:
    • Critical and Creative Thinking: Developing solutions and responses to sustainability challenges.
    • Personal and Social Capability: Working collaboratively on community projects.
    • Literacy: Communicating ideas and findings through digital journals.
  3. Cross-Curriculum Priorities:
    • Sustainability: Exploring sustainable practices and their importance.
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures: Including perspectives on land care and sustainability.

New South Wales (NSW) Curriculum Alignments:

  1. Creative Arts (Visual Arts):
    • VAES1.1, VAES1.2, VAES1.3 (Early Stage 1): Making artworks that express personal ideas about the world, including sustainability themes.
    • VAS2.1, VAS2.2, VAS2.4 (Stage 2): Experimenting with different materials and techniques to express ideas about sustainability.
  2. Science and Technology:
    • ST1-11LW, ST2-11LW, ST3-11LW: Understanding living world concepts, including the importance of sustainability in the environment.
  3. HSIE (Human Society and Its Environment:
    • GE2-1, GE3-1: Examining the interaction between people, places, and environments with a focus on sustainable practices.
  4. PDHPE (Personal Development, Health and Physical Education:
    • PHS2.12, PHS3.12: Understanding the importance of environmental sustainability for health and wellbeing.
  5. Digital Technologies:
    • DISS1.2, DISS2.4, DISS3.2: Developing digital literacy through creating and maintaining digital learning journals.

Cross-Curricular Opportunities:

  • The Kreative Koalas program encourages an interdisciplinary approach, enriching students’ understanding of sustainability.
  • It allows for integration between subjects like Visual Arts, Science, Geography, and Digital Technologies, providing a holistic educational experience.
  • Collaboration among teachers from different disciplines is encouraged to create a comprehensive and engaging learning journey for students.

The Kreative Koalas program is more than just an educational initiative; it’s an opportunity to create informed, creative, and proactive changemakers.

We are committed to supporting you in this exciting journey and look forward to witnessing the inspiring projects and artworks your students will create.

“I love the student engagement. I love seeing the students come alive when they realise they have a voice and they can make a difference. I love to see the students take ownership of the project and I love to see the impact they can have and the reactions from the local community.”

Primary School teacher


We respect and honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on this land and commit to building a brighter future together.