At Leigh School we are constantly working to improve the school and make it a better environment for our children to learn in.
Here are descriptions of some of the projects we have been working on this year, (we have had a number of other smaller projects on the go too – but these are the big ones).
Our new open plan classrooms have arrived and a big team of builders, painters etc have been working on them since March 2017. There have been some delays due to weather but the two classes of kids will finally settled into them at the start of Term 3 2017!
We were lucky to also negotiate the installation of additional water tanks. These have been partially submerged and will massively increase our water supply, avoiding us needing to purchase water for drinking, and also provide water for our veggie garden and pool.
We fundraised at Carnival this year towards Modern Learning Environment style furniture for throughout all of the classrooms and library spaces.
Our much utilised school pool is such a resource for our community and was in desperate need of repairs. So this was our major focus for fundraising this year. There is information about what we are doing to fix it up on this page. The awesome Love Leigh Peg and our community helped us to achieve this goal….
After the renovation of most of the playground in 2015, the school BOT and community continued with its makeover this year. A working bee in August covered the playground with a thick layer of bark and refilled the sandpit with fresh sand. Plus the old wooden tower was revamped and repainted. The kids (of the school and the broader community) are making great use of it it is fantastic to know that they are safe while they play.
Native Tree Planting
– We anticipate that eventually rare native birds will be visiting us, avoiding us having to pay large amounts of money to take our children on school trips by bus and ferry to see them!
We see it as a long term, multi-stage project and will be carried out as funding permits.