Biodiversity and Nature Play Project

Here’s a sneak peak at what has been happening in our garden!

Some keen student gardeners have been nurturing this carrot in our Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden.  This carrot, seemed to growing to be quite a size, although not as easy to measure whilst growing underground. Last Wednesday 9/11 was the time… Continue Reading →

New and Inviting Play Spaces

This term has seen the completion of stage #3 of our playground spaces.  Naturally, as each stage has been unveiled, there has been an abundance of students wanting to trial the new spaces. Here are the three completed stages: Terrace… Continue Reading →

Pot or plant donations

Can you help? The Grounds Committee is working on developing the cement space outside the canteen, OSHC and kitchen. One of the projects is to create a ‘Canteen Cafe’ where students and staff can gather, sit and interact in a… Continue Reading →

Glenthorne National Park

What an opportunity! We were so lucky to be invited by David Speirs to join him on a school tour of Glenthorne Farm, soon to be Glenthorne National Park. The history of this farm is very rich and the future… Continue Reading →

Opening of the Mushroom Garden Space

Last Tuesday 14th August we celebrated the official opening of the Mushroom Outdoor Garden Space.  This is the latest project completed by the Grounds Committee and is situated outside Room 6 in the Street.  This renovated space comprises garden beds… Continue Reading →

Ready to play in the outdoor shops!

In between showers on the morning of Thursday 7 September, we celebrated the official opening of the Outdoor Shop Fronts.  The students had the opportunity to meet members of the Grounds Committee who were instrumental in making the shops.  These… Continue Reading →

Exciting Grounds Projects This November: Help Needed

We are working on a number  of projects in our school grounds, that will have a great impact on our students’  learning and enjoyment .  They are not big, difficult projects, but they do require some help from parents, to… Continue Reading →

Being, Belonging, Making a Contribution … It Was More Than Planting!

We hope that every student will look back in years to come and  remember that they got their hands dirty and planted something in their school grounds at the end  of  May 2016.  We were investing in every student making connections… Continue Reading →

Arrangements For Next Week’s Planting Working Bees … please help for an hour

We want students to be involved in planting so that they remember they created this impact on our school environment. For this to happen we need help. This is a buddy class activity and about 36 plants per two classes… Continue Reading →

Now for the Musical Instruments … Carpenters needed

We love our new gates that have been constructed with great skill and care by Scott and Rob Gill and Owen  McIver.  We really appreciate their superb effort and great expertise they  applied to create a lovely asset for the school…. Continue Reading →

Logs For Posts Needed

Wow, isn’t it amazing how good those  extra big logs and stumps are.  A big thank you to  the Stanley family for looking out for us and  getting us access to these wonderful  items for our Biodiversity  and Nature  Play  Project.  As you… Continue Reading →

We have logs … Thank you Shannon… More needed

Thanks to one of our parents, we have been able to make our first  big tree trunk impact on the school oval.  We have some work ahead to properly secure these into the ground so that they may be well… Continue Reading →

We Still Need Big Logs …

Thank you Steve Smith for generously spending   outside school hours time to  move soil and rocks.  Steve is  one of our great  grounds  committee members.  We are passionate about creating wonderful natural play space for our students.   In  a… Continue Reading →

We’re Looking For Giant Logs … Can you help us get them?

This year  we will  continue the giant transformation of our  school oval and surrounds, through our Biodiversity  and Nature Play  Project. You may have noticed we have lots of new  big mounds  that students are  really enjoying scrambling over.   Soon… Continue Reading →

Nature Play

Room 12 students were recently out having a brain break outside during a busy day of learning. This is what a few students created during this time. Here is what Brianna thinks of playing in nature: I enjoy playing with… Continue Reading →

Community Spirit … that’s what we model for our children

We have had some fabulous efforts by  our  Grounds committee and many volunteers  working on our Biodiversity  and Nature Play Project and we have thanked them for the great community  spirt they have shown. We continue to have  fabulous efforts that… Continue Reading →

Working Bees… Thank You to Our Wonderful Volunteers … Thank You BBQ and Drinks on Tuesday 8 Sept

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… Continue Reading →

VOLUNTEERS FROM ALL CLASSES NEEDED… Working Bees Saturdays 22 and 29 August Between 9:00 am and 12:00pm … Creating Paths, Moving Soil, Building Fence

To spread the load over the two Saturdays we are suggesting that families with students in even numbered class numbers may like to come on 22 August and those with students in odd numbered classes may like to come on 29 August…. Continue Reading →

It’s Winter So It’s Time To Remember… The Importance of Mud

  Check out the article below, and also the 25 things to do in winter. NaturePlay-ThingsToDo-ImportanceOfMud NaturePlay-ThingsToDo-Winter  

Enjoy A Great Family Break … Why Not Try The Cubby Building Days At Belair National Park on 16 &17 July? Park Entry Is Free!

We know that it’s a good chance for staff and students to have a recuperative break during these holidays.  We  know there will be some lovely crisp  winter days, ready made for some outside play too.  Nature Play SA have some… Continue Reading →

A VERY BIG THANK YOU… $9500 Raised so far via our ACTIVE-ATHON

Fantastic effort from all who contributed sponsorship donations via our Active-Athon.  We have such a wonderful school community.  All students will benefit from the lovely environment we create through our Biodiversity and Nature Play Project, which these funds will directly… Continue Reading →

Fence To Go Ahead But Working Bees Rescheduled … Good News Regarding Soil for our Mounds

This is not the Fence!! But could this type of fence work as our fence #2? Thank you to those who had offered to help with our first Working Bees for construction of fence #1: the  chain mesh fence on Edward Beck… Continue Reading →

We Appreciate Your Contributions To Our School’s Natural Play Spaces Through Our Active -Athon Sponsorship- Money is due NOW.

Thank you to all who have already contributed to our Active-Athon. We already have received about $2000. This is our major annual fundraiser so please give generously next week. Today we had a perfect day for all the activity.  Pictured… Continue Reading →

Working Bees – 20 and 27 June. Construct Edward Beck Drive Fence #1

  Pictured above are students from Room 1 showing on the boundary Our Biodiversity and Nature Play Project will kick off with construction of a 70 metre fence  on  our oval boundary.  It will take two Working Bees which the Grounds Committee… Continue Reading →

Biodiveristy Project: Building the Edward Beck Drive Wall, Fence and Gates…. Qualified People Needed

The Grounds committee believes that early next term we should be able to take our first actions in relation to our Biodiversity and Nature Play Project.  Those first actions will involve the work on our Edward Beck Drive boundary.  As many… Continue Reading →

Biodiversity And Nature Play Project Concept Mock Up

Here are the elements that our project team have been working on .  These elements have been placed around the oval however they have just been placed there to allow us to continue to play with the ideas until we are… Continue Reading →

AGM 2015 … Biodiversity And Nature Play Project Launched

We are very  excited to launch this project.  There are exciting things about to happened and our  plans are looking  good. At the AGM students supported the presentation by Monina Gilbey and Jeremy Gramp, which gave an overview of the… Continue Reading →

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