During the holidays and weekends we have had some issues with visitors to the School when the school is unattended, using toilets, leaving taps on and filling our rubbish bins. We appreciate the interest our beautiful little school creates amongst the community, but the need to preserve water and the space for the enjoyment and education of the children is far more important than catering for the public (who are not so well meaning at times). We have therefore come to the decision to implement a policy where the toilets will be locked overnight and on weekends and school holidays.
In particular the use of the water tap, the toilets and our bins by the general public after hours is not acceptable behaviour especially considering how precious our water source is! Most of the water used in our toilets is actually sourced from a dam across the road i.e. not on school property and we are extremely grateful to the owners of this property and aware of the need to use the water as frugally as possible and not take advantage of our neighbors’ generosity.
In essence we need to be mindful and respectful of our beautiful environment and not take what we have here for granted. We are certainly aware that most of the misuse of our property is not from our immediate community. We would encourage parents who live locally to ‘keep an eye’ on things in an informal way especially during the holiday periods.