An action learning program that engages primary school students in sustainability awareness, understanding and action through art, design, creativity, teamwork and project development.
Aligned to the learning areas, general capabilities, all three cross curriculum priorities and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Kreative Koalas supports teachers and students to take local action through fun, interactive projects on the important social and environmental justice issues facing the planet.
Teachers, students, and their communities are inspired to become changemakers.
The Koala artwork the students design and create becomes a legacy, reminding the community about the importance of looking after our planet and each other.
1. Community Action Project
Schools’ partner with local champions to design and deliver and report on a behaviour change project addressing Australia’s commitment to the SDGs. See examples of previous entries here.
Schools are provided with a giant blank fibreglass koala as a canvas for an artwork which focuses on a sustainability theme. A resource kit and Matisse paints are also supplied. See examples of previous entries here.
4. Professional Learning Opportunities
Teachers are also provided with multiple professional learning opportunities.
Includes giant Koala to paint, paints, resource kit, teacher support, community linkages, launch event, judging tour, monitoring and evaluation and award ceremony.
“Based on the performance of the 2020 schools' community action projects… Kreative Koalas is simply brilliant.
Go forth - it should be in every school in Australia!”
International Community Change Specialist
“Kreative koalas is leading to skill development empowerment and optimism for the future, and a considerable cultural shift to consider the environmental impacts of personal actions”
Dr Nicole McDonald
BSci.Psychology(Hons 1), PhD Kreative Koalas program evaluator