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Brewongle staff have been busy preparing a range of new incursions, excursions, camps and teacher professional learning – check out the links below to book for this term or next year. Incursions: Stage 2 & 3 Creative Arts and Science. Two programs involving art, technology and the environment. We come to your school, provide all the equipment, expertise and activities. Linked to the new syllabuses for the Australian Curriculum. Excursions to Brewongle… Read More

Sad news today as we discovered that our regular nesting grey shrike thrush has most likely been eaten by something. We discovered a scene of feathers and a broken nest on our back verandah today. A mating pair of thrushes have been nesting in the same little nest on our verandah for at least 10 years and visiting students have been observing this years clutch of eggs for the last few weeks.The… Read More

Once again we are indebted to the lovely students and staff from Mt Druitt Tutorial School for their bush regeneration efforts last Friday. Perfect cool weather allowed us to continue lantana removal in our patch of critically endangered Shale Sandstone Transition Forest. Angus, Kyla and Emma from Blue Tongue Ecosystems came along to lend a hand and provide tools and expertise. We came across some amazing incidental wildlife sightings including an old… Read More

Our eastern yellow robins are busy nest building today. I have snapped a couple of photos on my phone for you to enjoy. The eastern yellow robins are a Climatewatch species so if you see them around – record the sighting on the website or on the handy app! Our resident grey shrike thrushes are also nesting again – same time every year! A gorgeous little clutch of spotty eggs on our… Read More

Today is author day! Deborah Abela, James Roy, Suzanne Gervay and our writer in residence Simon French join us today to pass on their genius and help our young writers on their literary journey. Camp Diary, Thursday 4th September 2014 9.45 am: I am sitting now with the inspiring and dynamic Deborah Abela and she is making a cake…. Well she is using cake making as an analogy for writing. The key… Read More

48 budding young authors have descended on Brewongle for 3 days of creativity and fun. Schools have sent their best literary types to meet famous authors, complete writing workshops, write aplenty and enjoy the usual array of awesome camp activities. As I am feeling distinctly average as a wordsmith amongst this fine company, today I will post a photo journal. I may post some of the writing that emerges from the students… Read More

Year 11 Senior Science from The Hills Sports High were at the top of their game when completing a study of the open forest adjacent to Turnbulls lagoon, Sackville North. We travelled to our field site, determined that the ecosystem type was in fact open forest, dug some dirt, climbed to the ridge top and avoided the jumping ants. The students decided the Western Sydney Dry Rainforest was in fairly healthy condition… Read More