SCHOOL UPDATE AUGUST 2015
ResourceSmart School Awards submission for Biodiverisity School of the Year 2015
BIODIVERISTY CASE STUDY 5 STARS – pls see link for our submission to awards
Biodiversity School Projects 2015
WFPS Biodiversity School Projects 2014,2015,2016 – pls see a list of our school projects
Community Projects – linking in with our local community
WFPS Biodiversity COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS – pls see link for our projects connecting us to our local community.
Bush Tucker Garden working with our local elders
National Tree Planting Day working with Friends of Campbell’s Creek
Student Workshop with Trace Balla author or RiverTime at Castlemaine State Festival 2015
Our Sustainability School Tour conducted by our Community Leaders
Winters Flat Biodiversity Support Articles and Policies – newspaper articles, local community groups
– Biodiversity Audit to be done
– Continue planting of culinary plants, such as vegetables and herbs, orchard and an indigenous culinary garden
– Maintain veggie gardens and link with Stephanie Alexander cooking program
– Integrated unit with focus on biodiversity to be developed by staff and implemented in curriculum in 2014
– Tree/native shrub planting day scheduled for 2014
The students of 4/5F have completed their own Biodiversity Audit. To view their findings, click on the link below:
Plants, Seeds & Produce for sale at Winters Flat PS
Spring has sprung alright and it’s time to clear out a few garden beds in readiness for Summer planting.
We’ll be selling seeds collected by the students, plants that have popped up around the garden, and excess produce from the cleared beds.
When – Monday 28th October.
Time – before school near the hall and after school out the front.
Cost – gold coin donation.
Nesting Boxes Project
In 2012, prep and grade 1 students at Winters Flat Primary School were involved in building nesting boxes from recyclable materials as part of a unit of work called “Home Among the Gumtrees”. The nesting boxes, which are still being visibly used by various native wildlife, continue to engage the students and help to build their knowledge of their local environment. To view a copy of a local newspaper article detailing the project at the time, click on the link below:
Local Newspaper Article – Bird Boxes
See below for more photos of the students and teachers involved in the project:
MAC M NEST BOXES