The grounds at Ashgrove State School are well maintained and have been developed to enhance both their practical and aesthetic value. Attention has been given to providing shade both through tree planting and shade structures. All students are well catered for with planned playground areas which provide fun play areas and outdoor learning environments.
The school has a large hall built in 2011 as part of the Federal Government BER initiative (Building Education Revolution). This facility has multi-purpose flooring which allows it to be used as a teaching venue for PE lessons. It is also equipped with a sound system and drop down screen and projector. The venue is used for school assemblies, presentations, performances and other school functions.
Library – Resource Centre
The school Library Resource Centre was constructed in 2010 and forms one of the hubs of the school. It features an extensive collection of fiction and non-fiction books as well as other resource and recreational material in this facility. The library management system is fully computerised and is connected through the school network to the internet. Materials are available for borrowing by students, teachers, staff and parents. This wonderful resource centre is situated underneath our School Hall and features break out rooms as well as the latest in technology.
JB Stephens Centre
This building was provided through fundraising of the school’s P & C Association and financial assistance from the State Government. It provides an excellent multipurpose facility to host instrumental music activities, class presentations, professional development and other presentations. The JB Stephens Centre also has sound proof instrumental music teaching space.
Outside School Hours Care
Outside School Hours Care is operated by the YMCA and has a building on the school oval. This enables OSHC staff to create a more homely environment for the children. This building will also be available during the day for school use. The building is owned by the school and was provided through fundraising of the school’s P&C Association.
These facilities include tennis courts, netball courts, cricket pitch, cricket practice wickets and the oval. When not being used by the school these facilities are available for community use. Junior Cricket teams use the school oval for practice and week-end competition.
Stephanie Alexander Kitchen/Garden
The school is part of the exciting Stephanie Alexander Kitchen garden. The program features extensive gardens which grows produce that is used in students healthy cooking lessons. As part of the program a purpose built indoor teaching kitchen was constructed in 2014 which allows entire classes from prep to year 6 to receive cooking lessons in a unique state of the art facility.
This facility, being on site, ensures all students from Prep to Year 6 receive basic swimming instruction from our Specialist Physical Education Teacher. The pool is solar and gas heated, making the water temperature comfortable throughout the year. The pool is leased outside school hours by The Swim Academy who run learn to swim, squad, stroke correction and adult classes. Contat: Peter Rosengren 0412288544 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tennis coaching is available before and after school for students. Contact The Gap Health & Racquet Club on (07) 3300 6668 or Tony Dudgeon Coaching P/L on 0401 972 978.
The tennis courts are available for community hire through Tennis for Kids. Bookings and payments are made online at www.tennisforkids.com.au