The Grounds Committee at Willoughby Public School aims to create and maintain a playground that provides a positive, caring, healthy and stimulating environment for WPS children to play and learn in. It has developed a long-range Masterplan in conjunction with a specialist landscape designer, and is steadily implementing this.The Grounds Committee is made up of representatives of the School, and dedicated parents. It is responsible to the School, but reports regularly to the P&C which provides some funding for its activities.


The Grounds Working Bees are a great way to help contribute to your school, particularly if you don’t have time to lend a hand during the working week.

There are usually two Working Bees each year in Autumn and Spring. The aim is to tidy up garden beds, replenish mulch where needed, and plant new plants. These days are a fun and rewarding way to make a contribution to your child’s school. Children are welcome to come along and help, or just to play in the grounds, and a lolly hunt is usually organised at the end of the working bee.

2014 WORKING BEES – Dates for your diary

The Grounds Committee will be coordinating TWO Working Bees this year and each class will be assigned their own day. We’ve paired up the buddy classes so the kids can have fun! We’d love as many parents/carers, students and siblings as possible to help out so the school is looking fabulous.

Working Bee No.1 (Term 2)
Sunday May 25th    10am – 12 lunch

Class Roster (buddy classes):

KC + 4M   KL + 4T    KJ + 3/6MW     KA + 3D

1L + 6C    1BR + 3L    1W + 3S

2S + 6TG  2W + 5K     2G + 5L

Working Bee No. 2 (Term 4)
Sunday October 19th    10am – 12 lunch

Class Roster (buddy classes):

KM + 5D      KI + 4I          KG + 3T        KS + 3M,

1AC + 3U     1T + 4D       1D + 5M

2R + 6R        2T + 6S        2MK + 4L

If you have children in more than one class then choose one date or come to both!

Bring: Shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows, gloves, hats and a drink. Kids can bring bikes, scooters, skates and lots of energy.

Morning tea will be provided and of course the ‘Big Lolly Hunt’ for the kids! (Cancelled if wet weather) Any questions contact

If you would like to volunteer or can offer a service,  item or idea we can use, then contact the grounds team on the email address at the bottom of the page.

To see some photos from previous working bees, check out our Photo Gallery.


We are always seeking new committee members and working bee organisers. If you are interested in volunteering for any position on the Grounds Committee please contact or


The members of the Grounds Committee in 2014 are:

Position Holder Mobile Email Address
Committee Member Jane Parker 0404 078 568
Committee Member Sarah Thomson 0411 988 672
Committee Member Gabrielle McCarthy 0419 695 287