Student Environmental Leadership Network


The Brisbane City Council Green Heart Schools Student Environmental Leadership Network (SELN) works with students and schools to empower young leaders to create change in their school community. 

About SELN

SELN is a unique learning and leadership program. It directly engages and supports school communities to take action to be cleaner, greener and more sustainable. The project-based, active learning model directly supports students to acquire deeper knowledge and skills. They do this by working on real-world challenges for an extended period. Each SELN school selects and implements an environmental project to improve their school's sustainability. This includes communication tactics and project documentation (e.g. surveys, audits, photos).

Nominated SELN student representatives must attend Council facilitated formal meetings once per term. There is also an additional orientation meeting in term one. At meetings, students gain knowledge, confidence and leadership skills. These skills equip them to develop and lead the behaviour change project and achieve sustainable project outcomes in their schools. Students share their learnings with their school environmental group.

The Lord Mayor, councillors and professionals in the environmental field attend scheduled SELN meetings. They support students to lead environmental discussions and work together to develop projects.

SELN 2019 program

Congratulations to the following 2019 SELN schools and their student representatives:

  • All Hallows School
  • Ambrose Treacy College
  • Aspley State High School
  • Brigidine College
  • Brisbane Girls Grammar School
  • Brisbane State High School
  • Calamvale Community College
  • Citipointe Christian College
  • Clayfield College
  • Craigslea State High School
  • Hillbrook Anglican School
  • Iona College
  • Islamic College of Brisbane
  • Loreto College
  • Lourdes Hill College
  • Mansfield State High School
  • Marist College Ashgrove
  • Mary MacKillop College
  • Mount Alvernia College
  • Mount Gravatt State High School
  • Mt St Michaels' College
  • Northside Christian College
  • Our Lady's College
  • Redeemer Lutheran College
  • Rochedale State High School
  • St Margaret's Anglican Girls School
  • St Peters Lutheran College
  • St Rita's College
  • Stuartholme School
  • Wavell State High School
  • Yeronga State High School.

2019 program meeting dates

Table includes SELN meeting types and dates.
Meeting Date
Orientation 6 March 2019
Meeting one 13 March 2019
Meeting two 22 May 2019
Meeting three 21 August 2019
Meeting four 6 November 2019

Photo gallery of SELN 2018

View the SELN 2018 program images in the following slideshow. Alternatively, you can view the images in Council’s Flickr account.

Student Environmental Leadership Network (SELN) 2018

More information

To find out more about the SELN program, email the Green Heart Schools team.

Last updated:3 May 2019