Corowa Public School

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Corowa Public School extra-curricular activities and projects are generously supported through community and government grants. The funds provide teaching and learning programs, school infrastructure and enhancements to the school outdoor environment.

Students are active and involved in all projects which provide exciting and diverse learning opportunities and experiences.

Our projects include:

The Kids Shed, $48,000 funded by NSW Government Stronger Country Communities Fund, is a community resource for young people to experience and learn new skills in a social setting.

Before and After School Reform provided $30,000 to establish a fully functional school kitchen café to support before and after school care.

Memorial Garden grant of $24,000 funded by NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet to develop a memorial garden to contribute to students’ understanding of Australia’s wartime heritage and honour the service and sacrifice of its service personnel.

Worms, Waste, Wicking and Water is a garden project focused on upgrading our school’s Sunshine Gardens. Funding of $15,000 through NSW Department of Education Sustainable Schools Grant, this project aims to teach students sustainable gardening practices and become future guardians of our planet.

Arts Unit NSW Department of Education Minister’s Arts Recovery Grant of $7,500 supported Indigenous artist workshops and totem painting. This activity supported student learning promoting an understanding and awareness of First Peoples cultures and lifestyles and their contributions to Australian society. The totem art project promoted and recognised the significance of Indigenous culture, history, and art throughout our Yindyamarra Gardens.

In 2023 Corowa Public School became a member of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program to deliver pleasurable food education. Kickstart Grant of $5,000 provided garden, kitchen and curriculum resources focusing on growing healthy food, cooking tasty meals, and forming positive food habits for life. 

PROJECT ROCKIT workshops provided our Stage 2 and Stage 3 students with tools for maintaining positive relationships with others, building resilience, and staying safe on technology. An online forum provided parents and carers support to discuss social media, cyberbullying, and tips to empower young people to have positive online experiences.

Grant funding of $4,675 was provided by the NSW Government through the NSW Children and Young People Wellbeing Recovery Initiative.

Yindyamarra Garden, $3,500 funded by ECO Schools NSW, is a sustainable outdoor classroom providing a natural environment and indigenous perspective for teaching and learning. 

Environmental Outdoor Classroom $750 funded by Charles Stuart University in 2020; this area includes native plants and student seating to provide an alternative to the classroom.

Native Garden to beautify the school entrance was funded by the NSW Teachers Federation $500 grant. The garden includes native shrub and groundcover habitats designed to attract birds, butterflies and encourage insects and small animals.

The Grow It, Cook It, Sell It project was funded through Australian Primary Principal’s Association and ASIC (Australian Securities Investment Commission) incorporating Moneysmart a teaching and learning resource focused on financial literacy. The $3,000 funding provided five wicking garden beds, teaching resources and cooking equipment for our schools Kitchen Café.

Roots & Shoots Project $1,000 funded by Dr Jane Goodall provided opportunities to revegetate our school’s environment area with native trees and shrubs and install squirrel glider boxes. The focus was to encourage gliders back to the area by planting a natural corridor to connect habitats.

Murrumbidgee Local Health District supported our school in 2020 with $500 funds contributing toward fresh cooled water stations for students. Our school community supported this project with a walkathon which raised $9,500. MLHD provided $1,000 in 2021 to install four wicking garden beds to support our school’s water waste initiatives.

Students get a lot of use out of the cooled water station during recess and lunch.

Woolworths Junior Landcare 2021 funded $1,000 to support the restoration and development of natural habitat in our school’s environmental area.

Woolworths Junior Landcare 2022 supported our schools ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ project with $1,000 grant to purchase colour coded recycling bins.

Woolworths Junior Landcare 2023 grant of $1,000 supported our schools ‘Flower Power’ project. The aim was to incorporate flowers into our food gardens to create a beneficial garden using companion planting.

National Science Week 2021 funding of $400 purchased a greenhouse and equipment to support seed propagation.

National Science Week 2022 funding of $500 purchased resources for student activities using magnifying glasses and kaleidoscopes.

National Science Week 2023 funding of $450 provided resources for students to become hands-on capturing and using wind energy to learn how renewable energy technology works. 

Sensory Garden $1,000 grant funded by Charles Sturt University in 2021 provides our special needs students with an alternative setting to support their learning, improve social skills, and promote vibrant and stimulating sensory experiences using a range of tactile resources.

In 2022 The 000 Program was supported by Charles Sturt University $1,000 grant funding to purchase sports equipment and challenge games.

Our First Nations History through Stories and Art $1,000 reading resources funded by Charles Sturt University in 2023 supports First Nations teaching and learning educational opportunities.

Halve Waste Albury Wodonga supported the school with a $900 grant providing food waste subpods for the school grounds.

In October 2023, over eighty-five community members attended our school’s first ‘Open Garden Event’. Visitors enjoyed a walk around the various themed gardens followed by a delicious morning tea. We acknowledge Federation Council who provided $1,250 funding support for morning tea catering.

The school is supported annually with funding and resources from NAIDOC, Sporting Schools, Corowa District Landcare, Corowa Community Gardens, and local businesses to support educational, environmental, and sporting initiatives and projects.

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