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Working Bee Dates and FAQs

Working Bees are regularly held at both campuses with the aim of maintaining and developing the school grounds and facilities. For new parents they are also a great way to meet other parents while meeting your Family Involvement Program commitment.

Working Bees are held on Saturdays commencing at 8.30am until 3.30pm. 

Hours are credited as part of the Family Involvement Program
Parents are able to attend Working Bees held at either our Yirramboi (Keilor) or Canowindra (Taylors Lakes) campuses (or both). It is preferred that parents stay for the duration of the Working Bee however if this is not possible hours will be credited for actual hours worked. Time of arrival and time of departure plus home telephone number and signature must be recorded on the sign-in sheet. 

For more information about Working Bees or to register to take part please email Susan Bates here  

Scheduled Working Bee Dates for 2021

February 2021
Keilor and Taylors Lakes - February 27 

March 2021
Keilor and Taylors Lakes  - March 20

April 2021
Keilor and Taylors Lakes  - April 24

May 2021
Keilor - May 15, Taylors Lakes - May 22

June 2021
Keilor and Taylors Lakes - June 19 **Cancelled**

July 2021
Keilor and Taylors Lakes - July 17

August 2021
Keilor - August 21, Taylors Lakes - August 14

September 2021
Keilor and Taylors Lakes - September 11

October 2021
Keilor - October 9, Taylors Lakes - October 16

November 2021
Keilor - November 20, Taylors Lakes - November 13

December 2021
Keilor and Taylors Lakes - December 11

Frequently Asked Questions

DO I NEED TO PRE-REGISTER?
Yes. You must pre-book to be able to participate and no walk-in helpers will be able to assist on the day. All participants will need to follow Covid-Safe practices. If you are able to assist for a full or half day it would be appreciated.  Please note that children are not permitted to attend working bees. Please email Susan Bates here if you would like to take part. Further more detailed information will be sent to all who register.

WHAT DO WE DO?
General weeding, paving, lawn mowing and edge trimming, sweeping of pathways, window cleaning, classroom cleaning, general rubbish pick-up and bin cleaning, painting and line marking.

WHAT DO I NEED?
Suitable clothes and sun protection for the prevailing weather conditions, as most work is done outdoors.  Sturdy shoes (no sandals or thongs) are also necessary.

Bring gloves for gardening, paving and / or painting. If you have a flair for pruning, pack your favourite garden shears and discuss what area needs attention with a Coordinator.

MORNING  TEA AND LUNCH
At this time our canteen facilities will not be in use. Please bring your own water bottle, snacks and lunch if staying for the day.  

WHAT IF IT RAINS?
We don't expect you to work in the rain, but there are many jobs that can be done indoors / undercover until it clears.  The working bee will still go on.

IF YOU HAVE A PARTICULAR SKILL OR TALENT
Let a coordinator know so that we can make the most of your valuable time (eg. garden design, painting, paving, carpentry, welding).

Last updated February 2021