We wish to invite all volunteers who helped with the Working Bees to come along to a family BBQ in the staff Courtyard from 6:00pm – 7:00 pm on Tuesday 8 September. We will put on the snags, bread and the liquid refreshments! Please bring a small salad to share.
As you can see if you take a walk around the oval, lots has been accomplished by our very hardworking grounds committee and wonderful staff and volunteers. We thank all who came out on Saturday to once again lend a hand. a highlight of these effort is the real passion that people feel for the project and the pride we are all taking in creating something special for our students and the community. We had lots of people helping over the past two weeks; giving up their time for the benefit of others. We love that and we know people don’t do it for the recognition, but we do really, really want to thank you. As some said during the working bees: its a really good satisfying social activity too.
There were some marvellous extra efforts and we do need to particularly thank Steve Smith and Andrew Smith for their giant commitment of time and effort. Super extended efforts were put in from the guys who worked til nearly 4 pm on Saturday to get the fence done; Andrew who came back again on Sunday to work on the curved top cut; Steve who moved soil with his bobcat during the week; our painters who gave up time during the week to make a huge dent in completing two coasts on almost 300 of our palings; some of our senior students who worked hard on Friday to move rubble onto the path…
The path around the oval is now done and we are almost finished with our mounds, for the time being. The curved top of the fence will be refined a bit and complete tomorrow and the final sandstone colour ( a bit darker than it is now) will go on the fence. Our next step is to build the recycled timber gates, oil the big posts and gates, do some planting of creepers and the indigenous plants. Then we will be ready to start construction of the play spaces that will make this a magical area for children.