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25 April, 2023

Tooraweenah Public School - April 12, 2023

Week 10 Ag@Toora

Last Thursday and Friday there was a hive of activity at our school for the con- struction of the ‘Chicken Caravan’ as part of our Ag@Toora sustainability grant.

A huge thank-you must go to Wes Leedham and Carl Holmesby from the Warrumbungle EEC (Environmental Educa- tion Centre), as well as staff Dan Harte, Nadine Jenkin, Haylee Barry, Janelle Quilter. Also thanks to parents Will Alison, Luke Jenkin, Scott Smith, community member Scott Quilter and, of course our students, who all helped out on one or two days, to contribute to this amazing project.

The chicken caravan can house up to 30 chickens and has some great features including programable opening and closing of the caravan to let the chickens in and out each day.

Western Plains Zoo Excursion

Our students and staff set-off for their Taronga Western Plains Zoo Excursion to Dubbo last Wednesday.

A fabulous day was had by all.

Highlights included hand-feeding a giraffe; getting up close to animals on the Savannah Safari Bus; watching several feedings; and keeper talks.

We received many positive comments from patrons and staff about the exemplary behaviour of our students throughout the day.

We couldn’t be prouder of the way our students conducted themselves and are very thankful to Craig Dowsett for being on hand throughout the day to move the bus along the trail, enabling backpacks to be left on the bus.

Thanks also to our staff Mrs Jenkin, Mrs Barry, and Mrs Quilter, for their support and supervision during the day.

Easter Hat Parade and Special Assembly

Last Thursday was our Easter Hat parade and presentation of two songs at a special assembly.

We also took the opportunity at this time to officially open our new playground equip- ment. The last playground was installed way back in 1992 so, 30 years later, it is great to have a new playground for our students to enjoy.

It has been a successful and busy term, and the staff of Tooraweenah Public School hope you had enjoyed a Happy Easter and have a safe and restful school holiday break.

Karen Smith Principal 

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