Our new Playground!

Our new Playground!

The start of the school year has seen the unveiling of the new Primary School playground equipment. Our old playground had served us well but needed an upgrade! The new equipment has been carefully designed to maximise playing space, cater for all students from K-6 and to add a more natural feel to our urban environment.

The new equipment is proving to be a great hit and is certainly keeping the girls active and engaged!

Sustainability in the Primary School

Throughout 2020, the Primary School community will be working towards becoming a more bio-diverse and sustainable place. During Semester 2 of 2019, the student led environment group EnviroGirls considered many wonderful ways girls might be able to improve our school environment. A few of these are listed below:

Waste Free Wednesday: Every Wednesday we ask that the girls bring recess and lunch to school that is wrap free. Our aim is to be as waste-free as possible by the end of the year.

Our new vegetable garden: The landscaped area next to the Library courtyard has been transformed during the summer break into a small vegetable garden and is now ready for planting. After School Care and Year 1 are ready for action and will be demonstrating their green thumbs throughout Term 1!

Bike racks: Some families who live close to the School may consider allowing their daughters to ride a bicycle to and from school from an appropriate age. This has the benefit of reducing local traffic, reducing our environmental impact and promoting physical activity.

Equally, there are a number of safety and legal obligations for parents to consider when making the decision to allow their daughter to cycle to school.

  • Primary school students are safest when they are supervised by an adult when riding.
  • Children under 16 can ride on the footpath, unless there are signs prohibiting cycling.
  • All cyclists must wear a helmet and protective gear, understand and follow the road rules and give way to pedestrians.
  • All bikes should be in good safe working order fitted with working brakes, reflectors, a bell and lights.
  • All cyclists must store their bike safely and securely in the bike racks provided in the Primary School and Secondary School for the duration of the school day.

The cycling route and surrounding traffic environment to and from school will be slightly different for each student. Sometimes the busy roads and conditions at specific times of the day can impact on rider safety and the safety of other road users and pedestrians. If the school deems that a student is displaying unsafe behaviours when riding to and from school, we may deny permission for the student to bring a bike to school. 

Helen Dempsey
Head of Primary School