Mt Waverley's Best Kept Secret: Syndal South Primary School


Our school grounds are a great asset and very beautiful. We depend on all school families to contribute to their maintenance. Syndal South Working Bees are a major part of the school’s environmental culture and as such children are also encouraged to attend with their parents. Children learn about community participation and responsibility, through your attendance and assistance in maintaining the school grounds.

$100 to the winning class.     

To do with as you wish.

The class that brings the most people to each working bee wins $100.00 to:

– Have a party.

– Buy things you want for your class.

– Just whatever you decide you wish to do with it!

But it doesn’t stop there you also get:

100 house points for each adult or student who comes and helps.

1000 house points to the child of the team leader.

* Each working bee is followed by a free sausage sizzle.*

 So make sure you get as many people to come and help as you can! 

This is your school so:

Jump into it

  • Each school family is rostered for one Sunday a year, from 9-11 a.m. School Council has contracted out the lawn mowing so your time can be spent in tidying the garden areas and generally improving the appearance of the school.
  • Two Team Leaders will be in charge. Meet them at the garden shed near the chook shed to be allocated duties and have your attendance noted.
  • When you attend your rostered morning it is important that your name is recorded by the Team Leader/s so that your levy can be refunded. Alternately, you may decide you are unable to attend and therefore donate $100 to the Grounds budget to cover costs associated with working bees and grounds maintenance.
  • The roster has been organised according to the grade of your older/est (or only) SSPS child. See below.
  • If you cannot attend on your rostered day, please arrange your own swap and attend another day.
  • If you have missed your Grade’s Working Bee you can attend on any rostered Sunday and make sure your attendance is noted.
  • If you struggle with a ‘9 a.m. Sunday’ working bee – please send  facilities some feedback.  Is 10am  or 1pm better?  We can attempt to tailor some work to meet your commitments ( i.e. after school 4 – 6pm).  Please leave a note at the office or e-mail Rob Chiarotto –

Typical duties include pruning, planting, weeding, spreading mulch & clearing paths, depending on the time of year and what needs doing. The school has most equipment except secateurs; if possible please bring your own pair for pruning. There are lots of garden gloves but you may prefer to BYO.

Thank you in advance for your help in maintaining the grounds. Remember, by helping to keep the school grounds in good shape, you are helping your child/ren to get the most out of their school.