Over the last few months the School Council has been working with a local landscape architect to create a master plan for the development of the school’s grounds. The purpose of the plan is to ensure that, as we raise money to develop our school environment, each section links together into a cohesive whole. The plan was presented to School Council at our meeting last Tuesday evening and a commitment made to develop stages 1 and 2. These are a dedicated Year 5 and 6 area behind the football goals at the Clifton Springs Road end of the oval (Stage 1) and the area between the canteen and the Prep building (Stage 2). Stage 1 will include a permanent home for the Gaga pit and a gravel cycling track which will support the Bike Ed program we run for our older students. We are very grateful to the Parents Fundraising Group for their efforts over the last year and the amazing amount of money they have raised which will fund the construction of both stages. What an awesome effort that will bring benefits to all our children as they move up to these year groups. I would also like to acknowledge the efforts of Kate Lockhart, Sally Edgerton and Bridget Henry as part of our School Council Environment Committee and Shane Kennedy, our Leading Teacher with responsibility for parent engagement, for the many hours of work they put into helping to develop the landscape master plan.