Places to Play
The Bike Track
Children use a variety of bikes and scooters to challenge their ability and learn about road safety. The Bike Track was possible through a grant from the NRMA Road Safety, a GEMS donation and through the work of families and educators.
The Peace Garden
The Peace Garden is a quiet place for reading, playing and reflecting. The Peace Garden holds special meaning of memories past and present for many families, children enjoy touching and listening to the trickling water fountain and playing with child friendly garden ornaments.
The Chime Garden
The Chime Garden is the home of a magnificent pentatonic chime. It was developed by our resident music therapist Julie and her husband. The background was designed and painted by children and educators. Families and children can stop by and play a tune on their way to class each day.
Diamond Hill is an adventurous play space where children explore and play in the bushes. They also climb on the rocks and logs and enjoy the hillside slide.
Gold Mine and Sandy Cove
The playgrounds have purpose built dirt pits for digging, constructing and exploring. Lately the children have been panning for gold.
The trail includes a variety of native plants and butterfly plants to provide the children with a sensory experience whilst walking the trail and to build knowledge about the habits of different plants. Bugs Arch way is a spot to sit and chat or think. Bugs Arch way was designed and built by the Bowden family. Butterfly Camp at the top of the trail is adjacent to the neighbouring childcare centre and allows children a place to chat and play with friends.
Roo Rocks is a fabulous rock wall used to climb, sit, play and have class meetings.
Large logs act as seats in Oak Cafe where children meet to enjoy lunches, picnics and play.
The Dunkley Sandpit
The Dunkley Sandpit is a large sandpit area surrounded by rock borders and gardens.