Grounds

Our attractively landscaped gardens and shaded playing areas complement passive and active outdoor education and sporting activities.

The junior school playground and sand pit is especially designed for Prep – Grade 2 children. There are two other areas with play equipment for older students, and a large shaded outdoor eating area with picnic tables.

Courtyards with seating areas provide an inviting area for students to enjoy passive activities. A second sand pit area sits adjacent to the popular chess board area, where students can learn chess, playing with a large chess set. The school also has two giant Connect 4 games that can be used at recess and lunch times.

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The large oval area is utilised for football, cricket and ball games. The basketball and netball courts provide additional play areas for PE lessons, sporting days and are popular with students at school recess times. Equipment can be borrowed at recess and lunchtimes from the hall area for sporting games.

Our school has an Outdoor Learning Space, designed specifically for students to undertake outdoor learning programs including gardening, sustainable living and cooking. The students have created compost bins and a worm farm, and our fruit orchard has orange, lemonade, mandarin, pear and apple trees.

The students have created their own scarecrows in the vegetable gardens, allowing more vegetables to be harvested and used in cooking programs.

Rainbow lorikeets and other parrots are often seen and heard around our gardens. Guided by biodiversity officers at Banyule Council, most of our recently planted vegetation is native plants indigenous to our local area. By choosing local native plants, our school can enhance habitats and food for native fauna including birds, mammals, insects and lizards.