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.