Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Busy Bee!

Dear Parents, As you were informed in last Friday’s newsletter we will be having a whole school Busy Bee on THIS SATURDAY the 24th of February.
Our school is in need of a good tidy up and with our up and coming school audit looming … now is the time. One of the main focus areas will be the pre-primary play area which is overdue for an upgrade and some TLC. We are hoping for a large turnout of parents from across the school years to lend a hand on the day. The old adage “Many Hands Make Light Work’ will really be put into action on Saturday. We have a long list of tasks to achieve and will be relying on the parent body to support us on this one. The list of tasks we will focus upon is as below. No doubt this list will grow: 
Refresh all sand pits 
Remove some brick paving in Pre Primary to create another soft fall play area. 
Pressure spray some paved areas. 
Sand and paint some weathered wooden benches. 
Repair some areas of raised paving. 
Weed and tidy up the kitchen garden. 
Paint some play equipment. 
Establish some new nature play areas if we have the necessary materials.
Materials and Tools Required: 
Garden tools.
Shovels, rakes, edgers, whipper snipper, blower, shears.
High pressure cleaner,Dingo,Carpentry tools,Garden rubbish bags.
Ute and trailers. Chainsaw. Chainsaw operator’s license.
Wheelbarrows
Cobweb brooms.
Sanding tools.

Resources required:
Stones.
Large rounded for stepping stones.
Small for cobbled path. 
 Logs- non treated dry hardwood. 
 Plants. Non-toxic. Sensory (i.e. smell, touch). No sharp leaves or prickles. 
 Wooden cable reels. 
Seedlings. Seeds.
Due to duty of care considerations, we ask that children are not on site. We will provide a sausage sizzle lunch and some refreshments. We need a firm indication of those who will be attending. Please add your name to the lists outside of the office or email Julie Birch if you are able to help. julie.birch@cewa.edu.au.
As a matter of interest a couple of ex school parents have volunteered to give their time on Saturday as they remember the amazing Busy Bees that got OLC of the ground (almost literally) back in the day!  Every Busy Bee had a packed attendance and was enjoyed by all for the community spirit it engendered.
Due to safety considerations we cannot allow children to be around the work areas. However, if we get volunteers to watch the children on the oval, courts and nature playground then they may attend. We look forward to seeing you there. Please come armed with your shovel and rake.