The new playground at North Rocks Public School
Students, staff and family members celebrated the opening of the special playground at North Rocks Public School on June 28.
The Primary Club was represented at the opening by several sporting legends. Alyssa is in the current Southern Stars squad of women cricketers touring the UK, and is the NSW Breakers keeper/batsman. Bryan, a current identity on “The Footy Show”, played 13 games of rugby league for Australia, representing NSW on 14 occasions and played over 200 first grade games for the Roosters, Rabbitohs and Wigan; while Mick Gillett played over 160 games for the Panthers, Tigers and London Broncos. Both Bryan and Mick played in our last Marathon Cricket event at the SCG and expressed their delight at being invited to view the new playground at North Rocks.
North Rocks Public School provides quality education to its students in eighteen classes for mainstream children. Additionally, the school has a special education class for about 30 moderately intellectually disabled students. A separate playground has been constructed using safe materials and softfall surfaces for the latter group. Mainstream children are encouraged to join the disabled kids at play as part of the latter’s integration and learning process.