The Fahan gardens have been established with passion and innovation over the past 80 years. The Junior School play spaces within the grounds are treasured by the girls. Hedgelands and the willows have traditionally been much-loved places to play. The Junior School staff members have been enthusiastic advocates for play, ensuring quality playtime is included in the school day for students from Kindergarten to Year 6.
The official opening of the new Kindergarten Playground was held on Tuesday 10 February at 9am. Parents, staff and kindergarten children joined together with Chairman of the Board, Keryn Nylander, and Principal, Tony Freeman.
Commencing in late December 2014, the excavations have kept our Grounds and Maintenance Team very busy. A special thank you goes to Rod Nevin, Andrew Kannegiesser and Birgitta Browning, who invested many hours ensuring the playground was ready for our Kinder children to enjoy on their return in February.
“It was a wonderful opening, it was lovely to have so many of our Kindergarten families attend and share this special occasion. The Kindergarten Playground is designed to encourage children to take risks in a safe environment, to explore, hypothesize and to have fun with the myriad of possibilities playtimes bring,” said Amanda Evans, Head of the Junior School.
The new Kindergarten Playground has quickly become a special space in the same league as Hedgelands and the willows.
“The water is so much fun!” exclaimed Leo.
“I love riding the bikes,” said Gabby.
We would also like to thank our Business Manager, Duncan Macgill, for managing yet another successful project and Ben Essex and David Browning, both parents of the School, who each contributed their time and valuable skills. David assisted with some of the initial earthworks and Ben and his company, Essex Landscaping, provided the concreting work, rockeries and water feature.
We are sure Fahan children will enjoy this playground for many years to come.