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WINTERS FLAT PRIMARY SCHOOL
VALONIA OAKS PLANTING DAY
On Thursday, 18th August, 2016 the school replanted 10 of the Valonia Oaks that died, plus an extra 14 = 24 new oaks!!
We invited all parents, friends and community members to come along and share this special tree planting day with us.
A few facts about the Valonia Oaks -
· Oak plants and acorns were imported from Turkey in wooden boxes with glass lids by George Cunnack in 1879. George owned the tannery that was where our oval is now.
· Acorn caps were used in the tanning process and replaced wattle bark, which was nearly extinct in the area.
· The oaks were planted in 1879 which makes the three remaining trees 136 years old!
· Cunnack’s Valonia Oak Plantation was the first planting of Valonia Oaks in Australia.
· In 1893 they produced their first acorns which were spread around the country.
TERM 3 - 2017
28/07/2017 - Schools Tree Day.
30/07/2017 - National Tree Day.
04/08/2017 - Graduation Owl order forms due back to school.
04/08/2017 - Swimming Program forms due back at school.
07/08/2017 to 11/08/2017 - Swimming Program - Grade 1's & 2/3M students.
07/08/2017 - Parent Opinion Survey open - selected parents.
08/08/2017 - AFL 9's - 5/6 students.
10/08/2017 - AFL 9's 3/4 students.
11/08/2017 - CSC Student Leadership Day.
14/08/2017 to 18/08/2017 - Swimming Program - Grade 3/4H, 3/4W & 4's from 4/6O.
19/08/2017 to 26/08/2017 - Book Week.
21/08/2017 - School Council Meeting - 7:30pm.
26/08/2017 - 'Winters Flat Rocks' Fundraiser - 6:30pm - Campbells Creek Community Centre.
15/09/2017 - 'Sovereign Hill' (Ballarat) Excursion - Whole School.
18/09/2017 - School Council Meeting - 7:30pm.