On the 15th of November 2019, Quarry Hill Primary School officially opened the bushland following a period of redevelopment. The bushland now offers both a space for recreation as well as reflection with specific areas paying tribute to the original owners of the land (The Dja Dja Wurrung People). It was opened in a beautiful ceremony headed by representatives of the Dja Dja Wurrung people.
Please find below a video showcasing the event.
Quarry Hill Primary has some wonderful outdoor learning and play spaces avaliable for the students to use.
The Eco Shed and Bushland is a wonderful outdoor learning area located at the back of the school. This environmentally friendly learning space is used by classroom teachers and students alike for a variety of activities including science exploration, environmental investigations, classroom meetings, art sessions, staff meetings, team building activities and developmental play amongst an array of construction materials. It is surrounded by a large bush area which includes a fire pit and an amphitheatre.
The Senior astro turf is located on the Harkness Street side of the school. This area is for Grade 3 - 6 during lunch and recess and is used for PE.
Other play areas include a rock climbing wall and sandpit behind the multipurpose building.
The school also has a chicken coop and vegetable garden. A Garden Club is held each week at lunchtime where students are invited to assist with the upkeep of these areas. All produce sold is returned back into generating more crops.