Overview

Facilities and Resources

School Council, Parents’ Club and Staff work together to provide the best resources and equipment for our students. Facilities include a fully computerised and well stocked library, a well equipped sickbay, a tennis/netball court. A variety of safe, attractive and practical play equipment and safe, spacious grounds.

Our classrooms are clean, attractive, comfortable and well equipped. We have a computer ratio of 1 to every 3 students, and with a bank of computers for research and internet use as well as computers in each classroom. A weekly newsletter keeps you informed of events at the school. Lunch orders are available daily through an arrangement with Axedale General Store. We welcome parent participation within the classroom helping with reading and other activities. Parents help with maintenance by attending working bees and tasks on our roster.


The School Community

The contribution to the school made by the School Community continues to be highly valued and strongly encouraged. The school has many parents who are supportive in many and varied ways at the school. Such things as: covering and mending books; gardening; removing the paper recycling; changing library books and re-shelving; leading the senior and junior clubs; transporting students to DECA, Tennis Clinics, Basketball Clinics and Football Clinics; hearing reading; processing library acquisitions; sorting taped stories for the Listening Post and Guided Reading; helping with athletics training; minor maintenance tasks and working bees etc.

 

 The Grounds

The grounds are spacious and offer a variety of play equipment to suit all ages. There is a small oval, a fully enclosed tennis/ basketball court, king ball courts, a rebound wall and four formal play/climbing equipment areas. For students less activity inclined there is a full size chess/draughts board set into the lawn, a Tuscan Villa cubby house, a Magic Tree as well as shaded, quiet areas. Continued improvements and initiatives have made the school grounds a safe and attractive place.In 2001 the school developed a Farm Area, a Horticulture Area and a Land For Wildlife Area to provide alternative teaching spaces and to utilise the large area available. This has involved fencing and planting to enhance the grounds. A human sized chess board/draughts board is set into the lawn at the front of the school, rose gardens have been added to the existing gardens and new gardens have been made to soften the outline of the buildings. The school remains a SunSmart school, providing appropriate shade for play areas. The school has toilet facilities and suitable access for those students with physical disabilities.