Monty For Schools

Welcome all educators to the Monty Compost Classroom Competition! We've started an incredible world-first program for Aussie schools to show off their compost skills and win big so what are you waiting for?

Everything you need to know to get involved

The Monty Compost Classroom Competition is an initiative to get schools involved in composting, learn new skills and compete for the prize of Class Compost Champion!

Participation will take place over Term 4 2022, kicking off on the 17th of October and running until the end of Term 1 2023.

Any Australia school of any grade can take part - you just need at least one lead contact that we can contact.

  • Order Your Monty Monitor

    To participate in the competition, you'll need to purchase and have received a Monty Monitor. You can easily do this here with our easy-to-order online store.

    Order here 
  • Set Your School's Compost Up

    Next, make sure that your school has a compost heap set up somewhere on campus that you can use. Any type or size is fine, whether it's a bin, tumbler or bay.

  • Create a Monty Mobile Account

    On any smartphone, download the Monty Mobile app, create an account for your school's compost and start using it to get ready for the competition to start!

  • Engaging Education

    It can be hard to get kids excited and engaged about learning. The latest in education studies have shown that both digital tech and outdoor teaching enhance interest and retention in class.

  • Sustainable Schooling

    An on-campus compost is an affordable, easy way to recycle your schools food waste and generate high-quality organic fertiliser that offsets both costs and emissions.

  • Long-term Learning

    The data, software and hardware of a Monty system can be used by any grade and across areas of STEM, sustainability and practical skills - a flexible, adaptible tool for every teacher and student.

Common Competition Questions

Why do I need to buy a Monty Monitor?

To see which school composting the best, we need to measure it. Enter Monty Monitor, our compost monitoring system that uses advanced sensors to track and transmit your compost data, along with our app Monty Mobile and custom competition Dashboard.

Where funding may not be available, Monty is an eligible expense for several education grants so check out whether those are applicable, as well as resources for organising community fundraising.


What your school can win by being the best Aussie composter

Come Term 4, all of our Aussie School users will officially be competing to be named the Top Classroom Composter. This winner will be receiving a major prize, to be announced at the beginning of Term 4, as well as media and public recognition of their commitment to technology, innovation and sustainability.


Who's running the competition and why?

Monty Compost Co is a Brisbane-based startup working to bring exciting new technologies to the world of compost.

After working with a number of awesome schools and their compost, we came up with the idea of a competition to inspire others to get composting into their curriculum and campus. We're incredibly passionate about this mission and are super keen for you to join us.