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Arbor Day 2015

13/10/2015

We celebrated by planting 120 native plants and trees in 3 locations around the school.  The Gowrie St entrance was planted by 4F and Mr Hyde, the raised garden behind the library was planted by 2R, and finally the front garden bed formally riddled with weeds was planted by 1L with wonderful native vines, screens and violets.

These newly planted spaces need your care and attention, please take time to take a look, empty your water bottle, and supervise your young ones so the plants can establish and flourish.  Huge thanks to the green team, John Platell and classes and teachers who got behind this event.

As well as the mega planting, our Eco Captains, 3T, 1D and 5HA got on board our mulchorama - mulching the established garden beds to improve the water retention and underground biodiversity. This is such important work, thank you!

4S found their inner monkey at our Confident Climber Workshop led by the talented Rudi M. We enjoyed watching the skilled and novice climbers finding the joy and thrill of a screen free engaging experience.  I can't wait for future lessons which are taught in situ up one of grand fig trees!

If science if your thing, then who better to interview than a botanist from Queensland Herbarium? 1PM got all the facts about trees and leaf identification from Chris.

1S got their creative juices running as they explored stretching, drawing and imagining trees. An 'Empower Me Tree' workshop led by Soraya focusing on growing wise and strong like a tree.

None of these activities would be possible without the efforts of volunteers.  Thank you to Ray, Chris, Rudi, Julie, Tricia and the families that lent us the use of tools for the day.  Thank you also to our enthusiastic Eco Captains for mulching and digging holes.  Finally, we couldn't do it without the ladies it the office Tracey, Jill, and Meaghan who suffer all my interruptions with such spirit.

If you'd like to get involved or have a fab idea for our green space then join
the green teamjpssgreenteam@gmail.com