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A Drop Of Water

From the outset the School has taken an innovative approach to managing its water supply through conservation, storage and design to lessen its impact on the community water resources.

Occasionally we get a lot of rain which needs to be managed. A dry creek bed allows run off from storms to flow into and sustain the dam and developing wetlands. The creek bed provides drainage in winter months, a habitat for wildlife and an opportunity for our students learn about native wetland environments.

Large storage water tanks collect rainwater from the buildings for use on the gardens and playing fields, as well as providing water for fire protection.

Swales have been dug to allow water to be retained on the site. This aids drought proofing as the moisture is retained deep in the soil. The addition of organic matter to the trenches builds new and biologically rich topsoil.