Ardtornish Primary School supporting Safe Ground

Firstly you may be wondering where Ardtornish Primary is? It’s a fabulous small public school tucked away in St Agnes.

On Thursday May 7th and Friday May 8th, the school held and art exhibition, where every student showed a piece of art based on the ANZAC 100 year Centenary.

As part of the learning and research surrounding the centenary, and preparation for the exhibition,  all the students read “One Step at a Time” with their classes, which contributed to the discussion about the current and ongoing impacts of war.

To honour and acknowledge the centenary, each student created a piece of art to represent their understanding of ANZAC Day and made a poppy to be part of the Poppy Wall.

A special assembly was held to commemorate 100 years of ANZAC. The Tea Tree Gully Mayor Mr Kevin Knight, our Federal Minister, Mr Tony Zappia and the president of the TTG RSL, Mr Robert Lotstra were special guests. They were each presented with a piece of art made by 3 of our students, Trent, Ebony and Diya. Safe Ground was again highlighted as our fund raiser for the art show and the story of Mali from told to the students and a signed copy of ‘One Step at a Time’ was raffled during the exhibition.

Students were asked to bring along $1 to sponsor their favourite piece of art. Every $1 received a sticky dot to place on a piece of art. It could be their own or another students. The piece/s of art with the most dots were framed and hung in the school. Every $1 donated also received a ticket into the raffle to win a signed copy of “One Step at a Time”.

Overall nearly $1000 was raised! What an amazing effort!

Thanks so much to everyone involved for their hard work, creativity and generosity.


Picture Safe Ground representatives Adrian von der Borch and Helen Stanger, presenting a signed copy of ‘One Sep at a Time’, to the raffle winner, Jessica.


Here’s just a sample of some of the fabulous art created by students.




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