Trees survive summer holidays
Ten trees planted by students and parents of Umina Beach Public School outside the school on Melbourne Ave have survived the summer holidays.
Year 5 students planted four trees at the end of term last year, followed by a tree planting day on December 17, with families and students planting a further six large coastal banksias.
Families then adopted a tree to water it daily over the holidays.
Twenty students from Year 1 to Year 6 helped with planting trees and watering them over the holidays.
"Thanks to their efforts, the trees have survived and thrived over summer," said relieving principal Mr Chad Tsakissiris.
The project was the idea of parents Kelly Sunartha, Penny Jope, Sian Cox and Melissa Chandler, who saw the need for more shade on this side of the school, having waited at the gates in the afternoon sun.
Local community group Grow Urban Shade Trees supported the project with members volunteering their time and expertise.
Newsletter, 16 Feb 2021
Chad Tsakissiris, Umina Beach Public School