Wattle Park Primary School's Centenary Avenue of Trees Project

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Wattle Park Primary School is celebrating its centenary in 2014. As part of the centenary commemorations, the school community would like to install an avenue of dwarf lemon scented gums in the school's front gardens. The Centenary Avenue of Trees Project will enhance the natural environment, increasing the opportunities for creative outdoor play. It will also provide necessary shade in summer and be a place for students, their families, teachers and the wider community to enjoy.

The total project cost is… $1 000.00

The major costs associated with the project are…
Item 1 $610 Dwarf Lemon Scented Gum Trees
Item 2 $180 Tree Guards
Item 3 $70 Fertiliser/Soil Preparation
Item 4 $140 Equipment Hire

The $1,000 grant will be used to…, purchase plants, purchase soil preparation materials, hire heavy equipment and tree guards.

Comments

Astrid B

28 Sep 2014

Wattle Park Primary is a school that prides itself in the care and appreciation of the natural environment. The 'Centenary Avenue of Trees' is a fantastic proposal. The Avenue would be an aesthetically beautiful and highly functional project that would allow the school community to look back on the centenary year with great pride. Best of luck with the grant process!

Brent D

07 Oct 2014

The avenue of trees will look fantastic and will be a wonderful addition to Wattle Park Primary's grounds which are used and enjoyed by students and the wider community.

Kit L

07 Oct 2014

Wattle Park Primary School is a school that has demonstrated fortitude, longevity and wonderful student outcomes over its 100 year old history! Today, more than ever, student enrollment is up, there is a vibrant parent-teacher community and it looks like that this school will continue well into the next centenary. Who knows the kind of leaders this school will produce in the future. This grant is worthy for such an established school to remind itself, student, parents and teachers of its proud history, and hopefully for the next 100 years!

Stuart Y

07 Oct 2014

Great idea that will enhance student, staff & community interaction in both the short and long term!

Gladys H

07 Oct 2014

Great Idea! I will come and visit to check it out one day as I live close by.

Michelle P

08 Oct 2014

What a lovely addition this will bring to your local school, and the trees will be there for the future generations to enjoy. The gorgeous lemon scent from the trees will stay in the memory of many pupils and will be a scent that will bring them back to their school days and fond memories, whenever that lemon scent is revisited in the future.

Michelle P

08 Oct 2014

The gorgeous lemon scent that these Gums emanate especially when it rains, will bring a link in the future by reminding students of fond memories of school days whenever the lemon scent is revisited. What a beautiful idea for the generations to come.

Roger A

08 Oct 2014

This is a super idea for the school. These trees will provide shade for students, staff & community & the subtle lemon scent will have a calming influence.

Anna M

08 Oct 2014

Fantastic idea to commemorate 100 years of Wattle Park Primary. Great idea for current and future students to enjoy.

Michael W

08 Oct 2014

Sounds like a wonderful idea.

Kimelle S

08 Oct 2014

Great concept and great school initiative.

Beth L

08 Oct 2014

What a delightful project.

Shane B

08 Oct 2014

Any initiative that at its core is designed to improve the environment in which our children spend their days is one worth pursuing. I applaud the idea and look forward to it coming to fruition.

Gayle C

08 Oct 2014

How lovely to have an avenue of native trees to walk through as you arrive at school.It will also provide natural shade for the whole community to enjoy at playtimes, pick-up and drop off times and for after school events such as Carols Night. The many parrots who frequent the school will especially enjoy a new array of trees.

Dean B

08 Oct 2014

Good idea

Sue B

09 Oct 2014

Trees in urban environments are so important for peoples physical and mental health. Lemon scented gums give off a wonderful smell when you crush up dried leaves in your hands. They will also encourage native birds and insects to the school, which will help engage kids with native wildlife.

Janette W

09 Oct 2014

Great for the school

J W

09 Oct 2014

Sensational idea to plant an avenue of trees to be a living reminder of Wattle Park Primary School 100th celebrations. It will bring much joy to all, now and in the future.

Kate D

09 Oct 2014

They are such beautiful trees, what a great idea!

Belinda S

10 Oct 2014

I'm always in favour of natural shade for the children and it would be a lovely approach for the school's dawn ANZAC service.

Belinda S

10 Oct 2014

I'm always in favour of natural shade for the children. It would also be a lovely approach for the dawn ANZAC service, held each year at Wattle Park Primary.

Marcelle G

10 Oct 2014

Such a fabulous idea - good luck Wattle Park PS!

Marcelle G

10 Oct 2014

Such a fabulous idea - good luck Wattle Park PS!

Kerrie C

10 Oct 2014

One of the best things about Wattle Park P.S. is the wonderful outdoor environment it provides for students, staff and the local community. This proposal will further enhance this feature and will be well utilised and enjoyed by the school and its wider community for generations to come.

Kurt G

10 Oct 2014

A great cause, go Wattle Park Primary

Carol H

10 Oct 2014

Trees are an incredibly important part of the playground. We are one of the few city schools left where the kids can climb trees and build huts with sticks. We want a new avenue of trees to last another 100 years for our children's grandkids to climb and enjoy.

Warwick H

10 Oct 2014

Go Wattle Park PS!! I think I can source the 'Dwarf Lemon Scented Gum Tress' for $570/ea if that will help. I know a bloke who runs a nursery down in Euroa, just off the main highway behind the Shell servo. I will see if he does tree guards too.

Margaret C

10 Oct 2014

Wattle Park P.S. is providing their students, staff and local community with a wonderful out door environment.

Ruth S

10 Oct 2014

Good luck Wattle Park Primary.

Robyn A

10 Oct 2014

More trees will be great for the play areas.

Sarah H

10 Oct 2014

Good Luck Wattle Park PS. This will be a beautiful addition to the school grounds.

Jo H

12 Oct 2014

What a fabulous idea. The children will be able to help plant them, care for them and watch them grow. A lovely experience linking them with the environment and the history of the area and their school.

Kellie M

14 Oct 2014

What a great idea for a fabulous school!

Kate R

14 Oct 2014

It will be great for the school, good luck.

Herve C

15 Oct 2014

This will be great for the kids and will provide much needed shade.

Valentine S

15 Oct 2014

Great habitat for wildlife and the greening of the city. Good shade for children to play under and for the more senior folk to take a rest. A place for all of us to contemplate on things and on free-sprited soldierly pioneers. Reserve a spot for me.

Xavier L

15 Oct 2014

Great initiative for a great cause

Jagdish V

16 Oct 2014

trees are good for environment balance. so its advantage for our kids and also future.

Jane B

16 Oct 2014

A beautiful natural addition to the school. Great idea