A new $50,000 outdoor playground to challenge even the most serious of ninjas was formally opened at Teven-Tintenbar Public School on Thursday, 12 April.
The state-of-the-art Playground has been funded by the school P&C, and is designated for students in Years 3-6.
‘We are ecstatic to see the playground come to fruition, and know that our students will thoroughly enjoy the challenge of playing on its many different components, which are essentially like a mini Ninja course,’ said Teven-Tintenbar School P&C President, Rachel Doyle.
‘This playground has come about through the hard work and dedication of our parents, who have raised funds both through our annual Country Fair and the efforts of our Fundraising Committee.’
The challenging playground features several modules, with each designed to test even the fittest and most flexible students. In addition to fixed and pivot money bars, there is a climbing wall and climbing web, several balance chains and a tricky ropes course. The playground exceeds safety standards, and comes complete with a soft fall base.
School Principal Ginny Latta said that the students can’t wait to use the playground, and have been counting down the days to the opening.
‘In addition to being plain good fun, the playground sits nicely within our IPLAY program and the new PDHPE syllabus which focuses on movement, core strength and physical literacy,’ she said.
‘We’ve a lot to be thankful here at our school, and the work of our school community is a big part of this. To everyone who has taken time to bake a cake, or attend a trivia night, buy a raffle ticket, volunteer on a stall or send their child to school with $5 to spend on the Mother’s Day stall, we thank you. This playground is the result of your efforts.’
Teven-Tintenbar Public School is located at Fredericks Lane, Tintenbar.