been a lot of hard work by many parents, family, friends and volunteers
as well as generous contributions from individuals and businesses.
While it is recognised we will never be able to mention everyone, this
page is dedicated to all of those who have helped us to develop and
sustain our/your small by design independent school:
McDonald and Leonie
O'Connell, without whose vision and tireless
energy Child Side School
would never have been.
with their laughter in the
playground, joy when they learn something new and gorgeous
families and friends past, present and future who have played a role
in developing our school.
Educators, staff and volunteers past, present and future who
continue to educate our children in a way they deserve.
P&F members past, present and future for promoting and upholding the
behind the scene heroes who help keep the finance, information
technology and communication systems working.
Professionals (e.g. Maggie Dent, Dr Marie Martin) and organisations
(e.g. AISWA, BPEA) that have and continue to support us.
also many professionals whose time and expertise
have been freely provided to broaden our children's real life experiences, such as:
Shire of Capel's
Natural Resource Management Officer, Rae McPherson, teaching the
children about mosquitoes risks and bats, a natural predator.
Hardy the Regional Coastal NRM Facilitator from the South West
Catchment Council who has visited us through incursions and
excursions on several occasions.
Beatty and others from the Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research
from Murdoch University who taught the children about feral and
native freshwater fish.
following donations of resources have also been provided for which we
are also very grateful:
for gifting the school the land on which is now resides.
for their significant contribution to the development of our oval.
Dependable Tree Services,
for attending to storm damaged trees in our playground.
Stratco Bunbury for donating
colorbond sheeting to construct our chook pen.
Landmark Bunbury for donating
fencing wire and posts to construct our chicken pen.
Depiazzi T J & Sons Landscape
supplies for donating sawdust for our community garden project.
Full of Beans for donating
wicking garden beds for our community garden project.
also been very generous financial support along the way, these grants have included:
The Federal Community Water Grant
that enabled us to purchase and install our main 62,000L water tank.
allow us to install a bore pump.
Australian Government Building
Education Revolution Program which provided us with our
The National Solar Schools Program
which supported the installation of solar panels.
A Telstra Grant to install a
hard court surface.
An ‘Investing in Our Schools
Project’ Grant by the Federal Government to install playground
Australian Government capital
Building Grants for 2 new buildings.
State Government Low Interest
Loans for 2 new buildings.
A’ Volunteers Small Equipment’
Grant to purchase gardening equipment.
A ‘South West Catchment’ Grant
to develop our dampland area and provide suitable equipment for
scientific observation and exploration.