Victorian School Garden Awards

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Posted by Rob Kelly | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 31, 2018

Check out our new video for the Victorian School Garden Awards.

Helmeted Honeyeater ambassadors presentation at the City of Casey Civic reception.

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Posted by Mrs McCrum | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on June 8, 2018

On the evening of Friday 1st June Lachlan B and Malaika G, two of our 2017 Helmeted Honeyeater ambassadors were invited to speak at the World Environment Day civic reception held by the City of Casey. They were fantastic ambassadors and spoke about their involvement with the ‘Friends of the Helmeted Honey eater’ and what they had learnt during their visits to Yellingbo nature reserve last year.  They talked about the critically endangered species and how we can educate the community about planting more trees and creating a natural environment for these birds.  It was a wonderful evening for everyone involved.  Well done Lachlan and Malaika, we were all very proud of you!

Berwick Lodge Community Garden Working Bee – Friday 23rd February 2018

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Posted by Mrs McCrum | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on February 27, 2018

A very BIG thank you to the wonderful families and students who assisted at the first working bee for the year.  It was a very hot afternoon, but with a fantastic turn out of people, we achieved a great deal in just over an hour.  Many hands do make light work!!  We weeded, pruned, raked and cleaned up over 1/2 the space.  Look at all our enthusiastic helpers!  Thanks to Narelle, Laura, Sheema, Leila, Zayne, Lisa, Reece, Sophie, Scarlett, Blake, Hayden, Martin, Lauretta, Andreea, Isa, Rachael, Hannah, Gemma, Mel, Georgina, Laura, Fiona, Ryan, Angela, Louis, Johanna, Jessica, Ashley, Madison, Alisha, Jemma and anyone else who assisted.  It was great to see some new faces and enjoy working within the garden.  We look forward to planting Autumn vegetables in the very near future!

Berwick Lodge Primary School – Opening of new Sensory Garden 15th December 2017.

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Posted by Mrs McCrum | Posted in Art work, Award, community event, Donations, Environment, Garden, Helmeted Honeyeater, Indiginous Plants, Parents, recycling, Students, Uncategorized | Posted on December 19, 2017

   

 

Our New Sensory Garden has been built over 18 months and was landscaped by Andy Coupar from Eskape landscapes who is also a Dad at our school. Our New Sensory Garden was officially opened on Friday 15th December by councillor Wayne Smith, representing the City of Casey.  The evening featured performances and Christmas songs from each grade level and families enjoyed a picnic on the oval. The garden provides a natural environment with indigenous plants, a bridge, jetty, water feature, musical instruments including xylophone, chimes and drums, chess board, archway, Helmeted Honeyeater garden, outdoor classroom and a windmill.  Each grade made a “Pot Creation” to place into the garden and these were judged my Mandy Munro from the City of Casey.  The pot creations were amazing and bring an array of colour and interest to the garden. Prizes for the winning pots were donated by Bunnings, Fountain Gate.   The garden is a beautiful addition to our school grounds and a wonderful space for all to enjoy. Thank you to all our families and community who have assisted and donated items.  We look forward to enjoying the garden for many years to come!

Berwick Lodge Primary School Community Garden

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Posted by Mrs McCrum | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on December 18, 2017

We all love spending time in the Community Garden.  Mr Kuchel and Mrs Morgan are enjoying exploring the garden. Look at all the snails we have collected.  We are helping rid the garden of pests!

Planet Ark National Tree Day 2017

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Posted by Mrs McCrum | Posted in community event, Donations, Environment, Garden, Students, Uncategorized | Posted on August 23, 2017

We had a beautiful sunny day to plant over 100 native plants in the Sensory Garden.  Some of the garden club students planted our new plants with assistance from Pat from Toyota Berwick.  Toyota Berwick sponsored the day and provided T shirts, gloves and the plants.  Bunnings Fountain Gate provided seeds, seedlings and soil for all grades to plant into a paper recycled pot.  We thank Bunnings and Fountain Gate for their generosity and assistance on the day. We had a wonderful day and enjoyed being in the outdoors!

Helmeted Honey Eater Ambassador Program Friday 21st July 2017.

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Posted by Mrs McCrum | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on August 23, 2017

Our second ambassador day was spent at the Yellingbo nursery.  The students learnt about the different species of plants, how to plant seeds, seedlings and propogate plants.  The ambassadors enjoyed working with a horticulturalist and with Cecilia.  They viewed the hot houses and the different types of seeds and how they are harvested.

Helmeted Honey Eater Ambassador Program 14th June 2017

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Posted by Mrs McCrum | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on August 23, 2017

This year, Berwick Lodge Primary school are participating in the Helmeted Honey Eater ambassador program.  Students in grade 4 and 5 participated in a presentation by Cecilia from Yellingbo Nature reserve to educate our students about the critically endangered species.  Interested students applied to become an ambassador.  This year we have four ambassadors – Malaika and Lachlan from grade 4, Max and Chelsea from grade 5.  On their first visit to Yellingbo Nature Reserve, they learnt about the critically endangered bird, habitat, food, predators and also worked with Bruce Quinn, ornithologist who has wealth of knowledge about birds.  We had a great day working with Cecilia and were very lucky to see the Helmeted Honey eater in the wild! The ambassadors learn about the species and then as ambassadors, share their learning with the school community.

 

Community Garden 2017

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Posted by Mrs McCrum | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on August 23, 2017

Grades enjoy exploring and planting in the Community Garden.  The garden is always changing and you never know what you might discover! Some students found slugs, snails, worms, bugs, caterpillars and even a few frogs!

Sensory Garden July 2017

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Posted by Mrs McCrum | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on August 23, 2017

Our new Sensory garden is a wonderful place to enjoy and explore.  All students have had the opportunity to adopt a plant and then plant this within the garden.

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