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Environment at Macarthur Primary School






Mini blue jigsaw Grounds


Macarthur Primary School is set in beautiful spacious grounds with landscaped gardens surrounding the school building. The many trees provide plenty of shaded areas throughout the school grounds.


A feature of the front of the school is the amphitheatre which is paved with bricks which are carved with names of past students. The amphitheatre provides a venue for many outdoor school events including the Christmas community BBQ. This also provides a quiet play area for students each day and shelter during wet or very hot weather.



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Mini green jigsaw Playground

 

The school has extensive play areas with a large oval and asphalt areas suitable for games. The school also has a large modern playground area offering students a wide choice of playground options. Children have a large sandpit which is always popular for creative play. The sandpit area was upgraded during 2010 and a new play fort and cubby installed complete with shadesails to further add to our playground facilities.


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Mini yellow jigsaw Glass House / Nursery / Vegetable Gardens

 

One area of the school grounds is set up with a hothouse and shade house where children are able to grow seedlings and plants. A new vegetable garden has been developed to support the introduction of our Kitchen Garden Program. Children can enjoy growing and harvesting their own vegetables, cooking with the fresh produce and learning about how plants grow in science sessions.

The vegetable garden has been developed with support from Macarthur Community Health Centre, parents and community.


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Mini deep orange jigsaw New Multi-Purpose Room 2010

 

During 2010 a new multi-purpose room was completed. This includes a large indoor space which is used to support many school programs including art programs, the infant PMP program and our Kitchen Garden Program. The facility includes a new canteen area and a Reading Recovery Room.

Large bi-fold windows open onto our vegetable garden area and give the space flexibility to be used as an indoor /outdoor learning space. The room also provides a venue for school assemblies, presentation nights, family BBQ nights and parent meetings. This is a truly multi-functional addition to our school.


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Mini red jigsaw Water Saving

 

Macarthur Primary School is very water aware and tanks collect rainwater that is currently supplying drinking water for the school. A major project was completed during 2008 to develop the water saving capacity of the school with the ultimate goal of becoming self sufficient with water. This includes a massive 200 000 litre tank which provides water to our grounds and vegetable gardens.

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Mini pink jigsaw Peaceful Garden

 

The "Peaceful Garden" is a special place in Macarthur Primary School grounds. This was developed in 2003 as an Artist in Residence Project with artist Don Stewart The garden features a wonderful rock painting with images reflecting the local area and sculptures created by the children.


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