Sustainability Learning Guide

School Excursion

Register your interest for a school excursion to the Coal Loader now!

North Sydney schools: Register here, or email us

Other Schools: Contact Council on 9936 8100 or email to book your DIY excursion.


Use the Learning Guide

Each topic in the Learning Guide details two activities students complete on-site and one they can take back to school or home as a follow-up. The activities can be delivered by a class teacher, a student sustainability committee, or by other educators.

This guide provides the background information needed to be able to confidently run an excursion the Coal Loader. It relates to the NSW Syllabus and the National Sustainability Framework, and can be downloaded below.



Short video clips for each of the following topics have been provided to help you plan your visit, and should be watched in the classroom beforehand.

Introduction to whole guide

Chapter 1 - History of the Coal Loader

Chapter 2 - Aboriginal Heritage

Chapter 3 - Sustainable Retrofit

Chapter 4 - Alternative Energy

Chapter 5 - Water Conservation, Recycling and Reuse

Chapter 6 - Waste Minimisation

Chapter 7 - Sustainable Food

Chapter 8 - Balls Head Biodiversity

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