Spring Festival

Reaching 30 years is a milestone for any school. There has been laughter and learning, hard times and big stories, adventures, challenges and children—so many children and young people! On the first Saturday in September, at our Spring Festival, we celebrated all of the many, many hands that built (and continue to build) this learning village, with a focus on community, connection, conversation and celebration.

The Hall was transformed into an incredible display of the learning program from Early Childhood to High School, and our speakers and tale-tellers included Arakwal custodian Uncle Brian Kelly and Shearwater founders, Dr Konrad Korobacz and Stan Stevens, as well as long-serving staff and alumni. 

Former Gardener Ken Ohlsson, who oversaw the planting of more than 20,000 trees on the Shearwater campus between 2001 and 2019, guided walks along the School’s creekside southern boundary, now a thriving wildlife corridor.

Hands and bodies were busy with games and activities for the young and young-at-heart, and there were strings showcases, an open mic and food and fun for all!