Specialists

MARC Van

The MARC (Mobile Area Resource Centre) Library Van visits once a fortnight on Wednesday to provide library lessons for students and book borrowing for students and staff. The MARC Van teacher also organises an annual camp at Rubicon Outdoor Centre where students in Years 3-6 have the unique opportunity to work closely with an author/illustrator for three days. 

 

Gardening

Gardening continues to be an integral part of the curriculum. The well-established vegetable garden produces fresh food

for the kitchen garden project, supplemented with eggs from the school's free range hens.

Recent upgrades to buildings and surrounds have provided new opportunities for gardening projects. Staff from Berry Street and the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network worked with students and staff to establish fruit trees, berries and a bush tucker garden, to further supplement the kitchen garden project. Buxton Primary is also fortunate to have a Natural Bush Area as part of the school grounds, which are all Land for Wildlife. This area, which includes a range of signifiant local indigenous plants, is currently undergoing significant landscaping, to preserve and enhance the natural bush setting as it continues to regenerate following the 2009 bushfires. The Natural Bush Area is an important focus in students' environmental education.
 

MACC Van

Gaby, the MACC  (Mobile Art and Craft Centre) teacher, visits the school ever alternate Wednesday to provide a variety of art/craft sessions for students.