At Exford, we have lots of lovely garden areas surrounding our classrooms and our play areas. The emphasis is on Australian native flowering plants, which are hardy and drought tolerant. Since all of our garden works in 2009, the native bird life has increased dramatically, with shows of parrots particularly - and we were delighted the day a koala stopped by on his travels to the Brisbane ranges.
We have shaded areas and passive areas, with lots of seating for our children and our families. We also have playground areas which are under shade sails.
We have increased our water catchment capacity so that we can water our gardens with rain and recycled water; our children catch the drips at the drink taps and use this water to care for plants which are under walkways and shelter.
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