Volunteers are greatly appreciated at our school, they have been instrumental in getting projects done that otherwise would be difficult for us to do. One of the things on our list to do was to reinstate and redesign our garden, as rather sadly it had been neglected for a while. During an orientation evening last year we discussed with parents how we needed to redevelop the garden.
Anita, a parent one of our young students approached Mara, our award winning teacher and said that she would be happy to lend a hand to get the project up and running. The project went ahead successfully.
Fortunately, Anita approached us again this year and said that she had a few more ideas for the garden that she would like to implement. Anita had spoken with her young son and some of the other children at our preschool and they had come to the conclusion that a dinosaur garden is what they would really like. With this in mind, Anita presented her ideas to the educators and we were very excited and pleased to encourage her to develop the garden.
We shared the ideas for the project with the other parents through our school newsletter and on a sign outside the school which said, ‘Pinjarra Pymble is turning Prehistoric!
and we need your help to turn this ...
into something like this: that all the children can enjoy
Enlisting help from other parents
Not only the parents - getting the children involved
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Katy is a qualified presenter of the parenting program "Tuning in to Kids" and an advocate of the Kimochis social and emotional skill program for children, which she implements at Pinjarra.
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