When we surveyed our parents in 2017, you told us that playground upgrades were a high priority for you — and we listened!

As one of our major capital works projects for 2018 we will be replacing the playground outside the Prep/Year 1 area which is very old and quite in need of some attention.

Our volunteer Project Manager Jodhi Roberts (a Robina parent) has done a fantastic job and spent many hours meeting with the relevant people and gathering information and ideas to replace the playground in that area.

After much research she has sourced two great concepts from companies that make their equipment in Australia (an advantage for maintenance or replacement parts) and we are now putting it out to the school community for your ideas and input.

Please show these designs to your children and ask them for their feedback also – as ultimately they’re the ones that will be using the equipment so we’d love to hear their feedback!

These playground concepts will be open for comment until Monday 28th May so let us know your thoughts using the form below ASAP. The feedback will be collated and a decision will likely be made at the next P&C Meeting on 13th June 2018, so we also encourage you to attend if you’d like to be part of this decision.

OPTION 1: willPlay

The first option is a pirate ship design option which includes two separate play areas plus additional independent learning boards. The benefits of this design / company include:

  • Integrates all the important elements for young children’s play & development including motor skills, strength, agility, creative/imaginative play, cooperative play and independent play.
  • Designed to cater for up to 38 children at any one time
  • The pirate ship theme allows a starting point for imaginative play (a design similar to this project they recently completed at Tippler’s Hub, South Stradbroke Island)
  • 100% Australian owned family business with their head office in Brisbane
  • WillPlay is the preferred supplier to many QLD City Councils including Brisbane & Gold Coast
  • Up to 20 years warranty and built using recycled or recyclable materials

DOWNLOAD THE WILLPLAY PDF

OPTION 2: Austek Play

The second option is a generic playground design with a few different elements from the first concept.

   

  • Integrates all the important elements for young children’s play & development including motor skills, strength, agility, creative/imaginative play, cooperative play and independent play.
  • Designed to cater for up to 20 children at any one time
  • Includes a double slide, rope climbing elements
  • Recently installed the new playground at Elanora State School, Palm Beach State School & Coombabah State School as well as many other schools nationally
  • Long warranty (TBC)

DOWNLOAD THE AUSTEK PDF

To watch Jodhi’s presentation about the playgrounds to the P&C at the May meeting, see this video (skip to 10:00)

 

HAVE YOUR SAY

We want to hear yours (and your children’s) thoughts on the new playground!! Please fill out the form below and send us your thoughts. This project will be open for comment until Monday 28th May.

Thank you for your input. The feedback period has now closed. Please come along to (or tune in via our Facebook live-stream) the next P&C meeting to hear the latest on this project.
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