Bring cross-curricular learning to the classroom

Empower students to create a sustainable future.

Nurture inquisitive and engaged learners

Today, many teachers advocate cross-curricular approaches that bring relevance and meaning to student learning.

Cross-curricular learning helps make practical connections between subjects, and equips young people with the skills, knowledge and understanding to prosper in a globalised world.

But it can be challenging finding time to plan teaching and assessment that engages learners and meets cross-curriculum priorities.

Inspired energy education with impact

Solar Schools is an innovative educational program that makes it easy amd exciting to teach school students about energy efficiency.

Learning experiences are based on your school's own energy data, supported by comprehensive teacher resources and interactive digital tools.

Teachers can easily create collaborative projects across maths, science, social science, english, arts and technology learning areas.

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schools already enriching learning with
Solar Schools.

Bringing data and science to life

Solar Schools is practical, engaging and aligned with the Australian Curriculum, from foundation right through to senior secondary.

Underpinning the program is sophisticated energy metering technology. Your school's energy use is monitored and recorded, along with any energy generated by solar panels.

Students can design strategies to change energy use in the school and measure the effectiveness of thier ideas.

Use Solar Schools for exciting cross-curricular outcomes

Maximise teaching outcomes. Comprehensive unit plans, lesson plans and student resources enhance the quality of lessons, while teaching becomes more time and resources efficient.
Encouraging pathways for further discovery. Students can broaden and deepen thier understanding of themselves and how thier actions influence the world around them.
Inspire students to learn and problem solve. Students seek to apply real-world knowledge, understanding the value and relevance of what they are learning.
Promote student success. Applying concepts in different ways provides an alternate pathway to student learning, creating a strong sense of achievement.
Build professional connections Teachers develop a deeper appreciation of each other's expertise, enriching lessons and learning opportunities for students.

Year 4 students at
St Thomas Primary School, Goodwood, SA,
produced this short video and presented it to the school community at assembly.

Cross-curricular learning develop the students' skills in a range of learning areas

Science

  • Research
  • Scientific experimentation

English

  • Script writing
  • Public speaking
  • Presentation

Mathematics

  • Statistics
  • Data Analysis

The Arts

  • Costume and set design
  • Drama
  • Videography
  • Composition

Technologies

  • Editing video footage
  • Adding sound effects
  • Green screen filming

Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Democratic processes
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving

Empower your students to lead the way to a sustainable future

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Ignite learning with the right tools

Teacher's Toolkit
Solar Schools school portal

Interactive resources to track, visualise and analyse your school's own energy data over days, months, seasons and years.

Knowledge Bank
Solar Schools Teachers Toolkit

Detailed unit plans, lesson plans and activities for students from Year 1 through to Year 12.

Planet Watch
Solar Schools Student Knowledge Bank

References, research and resources for self-directed learning, all in one place.

Teacher's Toolkit
Planet Watch app

An exciting app that gamifies sustainable behaviour and demonstrates the impacts of energy consumption.

Knowledge Bank
School Demand Management App

A mobile app that allows teachers and business managers to monitor energy, set alerts and limit demand charges.

Planet Watch
Digital tools and apps for students

Use the Public API and the Engine Room to interact with data in depth. In-School displays and weather station integrate the program further into the school.

What participants are saying about the program

"As teachers, we’re time poor. This definitely makes things easier, by replacing something we’re normally doing."

What participants are saying about the program

"Energy sustainability is an abstract concept. Solar Schools makes it tangible."

What participants are saying about the program

"Access to live data is great. It makes the kids curious."

What participants are saying about the program

"It stimulates curiosity. Kids want to see how other schools are doing, the best and the worst, and find out why."

What participants are saying about the program

"It helps kids understand the importance of data, and makes it simpler to teach."

What participants are saying about the program

"Teacher resources are very worthwhile and lighten the load."

What participants are saying about the program

"This program has integrity. It doesn’t push some corporate agenda."

What participants are saying about the program

"We’ll be introducing this to our entire teacher team. It makes things easier and has good educational value and outcomes."
Frequently asked questions
What year levels does Solar Schools suit?

The Solar Schools program has detailed unit plans, lesson plans and activities to suit students from Year 1 through to Year 12.

Yes, energy metering is a the core of the Solar Schools program. The live data recorded by the meters is used to create learning experiences in the program.

When your school joins the Solar Schools program, we'll coordinate the installation process to make sure you get the right meters in the right place.

No. The friendly team at Solar Schools provides personal support and training to help you get the most out of the program. You will also be supported by your school's nominated Teacher Champion, who will recieve training in the entire Soar Schools product ecosystem.

A number of education departments already subscribe to the Solar Schools program. Contact our friendly team to find out if your school already has access to our ecosystem of resources.

The program is proudly presented by the team at Solar Schools. The team includes experts in technology, sustainability, education and the Australian Curriculum.

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Empower your students to lead the way to a sustainable future.

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Whether you'd like more info on Solar Schools or are keen to join our awesome team of planet-saving schools, get in touch with us today.