AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Red Hill Consolidated School


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Red Hill Consolidated School was established to replace eight small rural schools in the district. RHCS is located approximately 58 kilometres SE of Melbourne, in the central area of the Mornington Peninsula within a picturesque rural setting of 5.9 hectares of land. Originally RHCS provided schooling for years 1-10, but now provides a comprehensive Prep-6 curriculum for students in the district. As Red Hill has no actual township, it caters for children from a wide radius, including Flinders, Main Ridge, Merricks, Merricks North, Point Leo and Shoreham.
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PhotoHunt #231 ~ School
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Fresh rural wonder
Some schools march to a new drum
Learning with Nature

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Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A walkway through the school grounds.
There are many painted posts imitating aboriginal art styles
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Another view of coloured posts near a tiled chair
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ barbecue area
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Another walkway
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Tiled mosaic mural outside the Art room
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A birdfeeder at the school
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6 comments:

jams o donnell said...

I love the aboriginal artworks. Beautiful. Great take on the theme

And Miles To Go... said...

great take on this week's theme!

Spadoman said...

Great photo essay about this school. Thanks for sharing as we get to see the sames and differents from our part of the world. I love the art.

Peace.

Carver said...

What a wonderful setting for a school and I love the art. Happy weekend.

Liz said...

Wonderful photos!

Have a great weekend.

Liz @ MLC

Ann said...

There is a Red Hill school in Singapore, and apparently schools in Singapore like to link up with schools with the same name from overseas.

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