On Monday the 3rd of October 2016 we welcomed students, staff, parents and the community to celebrate our exciting Playscape achievement. We have been saving and fundraising for many years and are so proud of this contribution from our community - what fortunate students! Many students played a part in the design with Richard Bellemo, as he consulted with them and took their thoughts to design this magnificent result.

Thank you to our guests:

Special Guests Lisa and Colin McInnes-Smith (past SEPS parents, Colin SC President for many years)

Geoff McRobinson - School Council President

Belinda Wilson – SC Facilities

Alyson Wavish – SC Fundraising

Richard Bellemo – Designer and builder at RB Landscapes, whose team have been so accommodating and easy to work with which was much appreciated

BBC Chartering David Begg - Platinum Sponsor

Extend Urna Tuladah-Kansakar - Platinum Sponsor

Yukari Swann – Japanese Saturday College

Bev McLennan – Sandringham Lions

Genevieve Casonato – Assistant Principal

Office staff – Jo Kitson Business Manager, Von Singleton, Cath Campion & Leanne Matthews, in appreciation of the amazing work that they have done with administration and finances for the PlayscapeSchool

Council President Geoff McRobinson summarised the project and funding journey details and congratulated the community on the wonderful achievement.

Special Guest Lisa McInnes Smith addressed the community focussing with students on a theme of gratitude, pride and care of our Playscape.

Assistant Principal Genevieve Casonato introduced the Cake Cutting. Thanks to parent Ainslee Smith (Cakesmith) for making the delicious celebration cake.

We acknowledged the contribution by Free Agency (who provide our Replacement Teachers) for providing a celebratory sausage sizzle lunch for students.

Belinda Wilson and Ally Wavish introduced students from Foundation and Level 6 who revealed the Honour Board and Opening Plaque. Foundation students will benefit for many years and Level 6 students and families have left this great legacy.

Richard Bellemo who designed and built the Playscape explained about the use of recycled materials and the sustainability focus, as well as his pride to be involved with our SEPS community to create such an awe inspiring project.