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24 November 2017

Winner's of the Annual Christmas Fundraising Raffle 

Congratulations to the winners of our Raffle!

1st Prize - D.Evans,  2nd Prize - A.Mullen, 3rd Prize - G.Haldane, 4th Prize - Z.Weir and  5th Prize - J.Vines!

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13 November 2017

Annual Christmas Fundraising Raffle 

This Monday 13th, Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th November, we are at Alexandra Hills Shopping Centre (outside Woolworths) selling RAFFLE TICKETS for our Annual Christmas Fundraising Raffle.  There are some really great prizes to be won! If you are in the area, please pop down, say hi to our volunteers, and purchase a ticket to be in the draw.   There are 5 amazing prize packs to be won!  A list of what is included in each of the prize packs is on the back of this letter. Ticket prices are: $2 each, 3 for $5, 10 for $15, 25 for $25.   

The ticket draw will be held on Friday 24th November.   Winners will be advised via a phone call and will also have their first initial, surname and suburb published on the 'News and Events' page of our website.   Winners must collect their prizes from the school the following week, Monday-Friday between the hours of 9am and 3pm.  Thank you to those who have volunteered their time seeking prizes, assembling the prize packs, and manning the stall at the shopping centre, and good luck to those purchasing tickets!

If you are unable to get down to the Alexandra Hills Shopping Centre, but would like to purchase tickets... We also have Raffle Tickets available to purchase via our Donate page of this website.

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28 September 2017

'Learning Through a Spectrum of Play' - a collaborative outdoor classroom and playground concept designed by our community.

Earlier this year, parents, staff and young people worked collaboratively with our Landscape Architect (Sharon Bell from Design Instincts Landscapes) to develop the Master Plan for our outdoor classroom and playground.

The Master Plan focuses on nurturing the needs of young people living with ASD and will be an integral tool for therapy and education support, and a space to find peace by connecting with nature. This specialised playground and outdoor classrooms spaces combine learning and play in tactile and energized spaces, and includes sensory focused play spaces designed to embrace fun and friendship and celebration.

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Some elements to be incorporated are:  Barefoot Sensory Walk - reflexology path, Paths of health – music experience, finger labyrinth, inspired treehouse, vibration and wobble mats, a rainbow tunnel – colourful shade and sun,  animals to nurture, an aromatic/sensory garden, water play and mist forest, tracing and rub walls with letters and numbers, group seating capsules and individual pods.

With support from our community we have been lucky to be able to commence Stage 1 of construction this September.  Features of the first stage include a cubby house and indoor trampoline.

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To continue with this project to enhance our educational environment for our students, we need your support. If you are interested partnering with us to create Queensland’s (possibly Australia's) Largest ASD Specific Playground please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or head over to our Donate page to be involved.

 

 1 September 2017

Professional Learning Experiences

The Sycamore School is now offering Professional Learning Experiences (P.L.E.) to teachers and other educational professionals wishing to learn more about our ASD specific environment.  To book, please click here to download the Application Form.   For further information please contact our Deputy Prinicpal, Elissa Brinckman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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