April 23, 2019

The School Garden

A bit wet for the children to be gardening at the moment... but the perennials are coming on keenly.
Thanks so much to those who donated bananas and pawpaws to help kick start the new 'chill out' area.
The seats were constructed from timber logged from school trimmings.
We are beginning to drown in passion fruit and the gourds and squashes are seriously away.
Herbs a'plenty. Pumpkins. Dragon fruit....
Waiting on tomatoes.

April 13, 2019

Coastal Project #1 : April 13th, 2019

I believe Vetiver can play a useful role in the Beachmere region.
An inexpensive alternative to sea walls with probably better bio-engineering logistics given that the roots can potentially reach 2 metres deep.
For hobby farms it can protect dam/pond banks from hoof erosion, serve as stock feed and for frequent hay/fodder harvest.

June 01, 2017

SunFlower Maze

We had an 'official'* opening of the Beachmere State School Sunflower Maze today, with preschooler and kindergarten guests.
The young tourists planted some tomatoes and munched through some of our cucumber harvest.
Maze planted and nursed by the primary school students in the school garden and students from Years 5 and 6 conducted the youngsters through the maze (in case we lost any**).
The Maze will persist as a perennial Vetiver grass maze over the next few years.
Parents can access the Maze on Tuesdays and Thursdays mornings. 

* BSS Principal, Brad Geisel, cut the ribbon.
** No children have permanently been lost in the Maze.

February 01, 2017

Book in. Volunteer at the Beachmere State School. Help grow kids.

Here's your chance to help out the young in our community.
Beachmere State School runs a volunteer program  that enables folk like you to work with and for the children of our community.
There is a range of volunteer options to choose from and you get to work in a dynamic educational community.
From facilitating the school community garden to helping out with reading or food prep, the volunteer team is an essential element in the school's day to day activities.
The next Volunteer Induction  will be held on Tuesday 7 February at 2pm.
Ring the school on 5433 9222 to flag your interest and book in. 


The school garden project needs keen gardeners. If you have any penchant to green thumbery,  each Tuesday (all day) we need adults to work with a succession of nine grades -- from prep up -- planting, harvesting and mucking about  growing stuff.
Great kids to work with.
As well as out and about among the beds, we have a very large shade tunnel to work in. 
Each year we try to make the program  more child friendly and so much of it -- as well as garden maintenance -- relies  on the contribution of volunteers For more information about the school garden, please phone Dave Riley on 0499 728 372.

January 11, 2017

SES Open Day January 15th. Clayton Park

Come along to Clayton Park on Sunday January 15th for a great display by Bribie Island State Emergency Service, which is working with us here in Beachmere to create our own SES team to help out in the event of local emergencies.
Clayton Park
Sunday January 15th, 9-12
Displays. Vehicles. Community Education.
Lips and Latte's Coffee Van will be at the park, so come along and see what the SES has to offer our community.
...and maybe think about volunteering.

More info on SES. 
The State Emergency Service (SES) is a volunteer emergency and rescue service operating within the department of Queensland Fire and Emergency Services. The SES service is dedicated to helping the community in times of disaster, responding to thousands of calls for help every year.

October 09, 2016

Beachmere Zumba Class

Beachmere Zumba class is held at the Beachmere community hall from 9.00 to 10.00 every Friday morning except in school holidays. The cost is $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for concession card holders. The website is kathleenr.zumba.com and my contact number is 0424301390. "I often use the saying "Exercise in Disguise" when describing Zumba as it is a fun filled hour of Latin dance inspired routines that really burns up the calories."

More info HERE.

September 06, 2016

Car Boot Sale

BANG's inaugural car boot sale. On again in a month's time. It was all hoppin at the shopping centre. Bits & Bobs were open...coffee could be had at the bakery.

Another one next month, same place.

Be Ready!

The Rural Fire Service, State Emergency Services, and the Moreton Bay Regional Council are hosting a Get Ready workshop about protecting yourself, your family and your property in the event of bushfire, storm or flooding.

Clayton Park  1pm Sunday  September 18th.

A free sausage sizzle will also be available.

Time to get ready for this year's Severe Weather Season.

August 27, 2016

Car Boot Sale September 4th.

Have you items you wish to sell? Why not book into the Car Boot Sale on Sunday, 4th September at the Beachmere Village Shopping Centre carpark. The Sale will run from 7am till 11am and costs just $10 per car. Email treasurer@bang.org.au or phone 0456 818 017 to book your spot.

August 24, 2016

New Walkway along foreshore

Beachmere has got its southern foreshore back after renovations.
We now have an extended paved walkway that stretches north from the dog park and includes more stairs and a fishing/viewing platform....sheoaks and cotton trees.
Just the trick for a promenade.
 Access via Kunde Street or Biggs Ave.

August 04, 2016

Big Harvest Day

Our cut down version of a harvest festival. 
The children harvested so much produce today that we are holding a stall for the school community after school tomorrow -- Friday, August 5 --selling the freshly picked crop. 
'No sprays' herbs and vegetables.