Many students have been asking about the oval and when we will be able to use it again. I’d like to give the whole community an update on what is happening in terms of our grounds.
You might remember that our long-time groundsperson, Barry, retired at the end of Term 1 last year. We then employed another groundsperson who had to leave suddenly for family health issues, and then our latest groundsperson, Rodney, who had to leave due to a previous work commitment. We were without a groundsperson for all of Term 4 and recruiting a new one took much longer than expected. We finally found Bill a few weeks ago. We know you will make him feel welcome if you see him around.
While we didn’t have a groundsperson, our equipment was not maintained correctly and as such, our leaf blower/catcher and ride-on mower are not working and need extensive repairs. These repairs are underway.
Now we add the problem of the terrible weather and we have a very overgrown oval and many leaves on the playground.
Rest assured, Bill knows what needs to be done and is just waiting for some dry weather to attend to these jobs. He has made some great progress on trimming some hedges around the place and can’t wait to get stuck into the bigger jobs when we see the sun again.
Have a wonderful week,