Environmental Sciences

Fruit Orchard

What an exciting morning we had planting 24 new fruit trees – building our orchard up to about 30 trees. We now have apricot, apples, cherries, plum and mulberry trees growing in our orchard. A big thankyou to Flemings Nursery and the Victorian Schools Garden Awards for our $1,000 grant that enabled us to be able to create this beautiful area in our school. If you have not seen the orchard it is at the back of the school near the Frog Bog. Thanks also to Mel, Gloria, Bev and Steve who helped us plant the trees.

Brooke Eastwood

Our Fruit Trees – Student Writing

On the 2nd of August, our school planted some fruit trees. 2A, a little of 3C and a little bit of 2/3B helped plant the trees. Gloria, Steve, Mel and Bev also helped. The fruit in the trees were: cherry, apricot, apple and a few others. We were meant to be planting the trees on Monday but due to the weather, we had to plant them the next day but it was muddy so our shoes got a little bit dirty.
By Fleur B

On Tuesday 2nd of August 2A planted fruit trees in the orchard. We all got our own tree and they were all different.
By Henry W


New vegie garden beds

Our new ‘wicking beds’ are now installed near the chicken coop, and have been producing great harvests of healthy, fresh vegies. Wicking beds water plants from below rather than above. They’re basically containers with water reservoirs at the base – like a giant self-watering pot. Moisture is drawn up through the soil via a process called capillary action or wicking. This allows moisture to be more evenly distributed through the soil, creating better growing conditions for the plants.

The garden beds are located in the area behind the 2/3 Unit, so next time you are at school make sure you have a look and check in on our happy plants!

Frog Bog!

Pop down and experience this wonderful space and important addition to our school grounds. The Frog Bog is located at the south-east corner of the school grounds (behind the fruit orchard).