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.
Canowindra & Yirramboi - February 4
Yirramboi - March 4
Canowindra - March 18
Canowindra & Yirramboi - April 1
Canowindra & Yirramboi - May 6
Canowindra & Yirramboi - June 3
Canowindra & Yirramboi - June 24
Yirramboi - July 22
Canowindra - July 29
Yirramboi - August 12
Canowindra - August 19
Canowindra & Yirramboi - September 16
Canowindra & Yirramboi - October 7
Yirramboi - November 4
Canowindra - November 11
Canowindra & Yirramboi - December 2
DO I NEED TO PRE-REGISTER?
No. Whilst we encourage families to register their attendance, families do not need to pre-book to participate.
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 December 2022