TREE PLANTING CAMP
The Year 5 Environmental officers, parents and Mrs Samsa headed to Quairading on 30th July to plant trees on salt ravaged farmland. The tree planting camp was a great success. We were fortunate to have sunny weather for all the important outdoor activities. The ground was very muddy and this restricted the number of trees that we could plant. It was calculated that we planted 1200 trees which was a terrific effort under the circumstances.
We would like to thank the Rotary Club of Subiaco and the Rotary Club of Quairading for supporting this wonderful opportunity. Their ongoing commitment to our school is very much appreciated. Thank you to Quairading District High School for hosting us at the school. Students that attended the camp have been invited to share their thank you cards and a PowerPoint presentation about the camp at a Subiaco Rotary meeting in September. More details on this event will follow.
A very special thank you to the following parents for coming along and assisting with the camp: Benita Di Giovanni, Steven Paradiss, Tanya Blake, Lauren Shepherd, Catherine Easterbrook, Karen Liddell, Massimo Delia, Melanie Bluntish and Pam Phelan.
NATIONAL LANDCARE AWARDS
Mrs Samsa and Mrs Di Giovanni attended the National Landcare virtual awards in Kalamunda on 5th August. In 2019 CPS Environmental Officers won the Junior state title for the Woolworths State award. Unfortunately, due to COVID, the 2019 National awards were not held until this year. Our school came runners up in the National Landcare award due to efforts to improve the environment by tree planting. This year it was recognised that CPS environmental officers have assisted in planting 100,000 trees in Quairading over the past 12 years. Tree planting around our school and the collaborative tree planting with Stirling Council has culminated in the National award. We are very proud of our achievements and were pleased to receive $500.00 from Landcare which will contribute to the purchase of shrubs for around the frog habitat.