Huonville High School

About the School

Huonville High School was established in 1940 in the rural municipality of the Huon Valley in Tasmania, a region where the core industries have traditionally been agriculture, aquaculture and forestry. The school has successfully started a tradition of providing quality state-funded education for students in years 7 to 12 from the surrounding community. It supports teachers as they work together to design personalised learning opportunities for all students, with the aim of encouraging both students and community members to think and act more sustainably.

Students have developed collaborative relationships with community organisations to share their environmental values and invite families, businesses and industries to reduce their carbon footprints and waste. The school has also become known for its efforts in energy efficiency.


Winner of the Global High Schools category

Year: 2017

Region: Oceania

Project Description

The aim of the school is to be a renewable energy innovation centre where students learn about and use solar, wind and pedal power systems, waste conversion technology and energy auditing, while also improving its students’ involvement in renewable and efficient energy use. This goal should be reached with the Zayed Energy Hub, a renewable energy laboratory soon to be built, which will also run on 100% renewable energy.

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