From Learnscapes

Welcome back to term two from the Learnscapes committee!

You will see lots of changes in the garden now that autumn has settled in. Take some time to notice the lovely colours and leaf shapes we have around the school, especially in the Cycle 2/3 playground. Whilst you are out the back have a look the native trees and shrubs on the activity track. Mothers Day marks exactly one year since we planted these at the autumn working bee and the growth has been remarkable!

These trees were planted just one year ago!

These trees were planted just one year ago!

You will hopefully have noticed the new garden bed near the office by now. This garden bed was built and planted out entirely by the kids at the School Holiday Program garden day. Keep an eye out for the masses of bulbs and seeds that they planted on the day.

This little garden bed was planted out by Holiday Program children.

This little garden bed was planted out by Holiday Program children. Watch out for the bulbs!

Also worth noting is the spectacular flowering eucalyptus tree between the office and the orchard. It is blooming beautifully this year and on a sunny afternoon the hum of bees in it is just lovely.

Spectacular flowering eucalyptus tree

Spectacular flowering eucalyptus tree between between the office and the orchard.

Last but not least, thank you to those who made it to the April working bee and well done on moving all that mulch. We also installed a new tree box ready to be planted out by the children with a lovely deciduous shade tree on National Trees Day in June.

Our next working bee is on May 15th from 1-4pm. We are starting work on a reed river bed in the cycle 1 playground. This will assist with drainage and alleviate some of the mud issues in the area. There will be plenty of jobs for all so come along and join the fun. Afternoon tea provided and children welcome.

Cheers,
From the Learnscapes committee.