Welcome to the Wirra - a small but very special patch of remnant native vegetation adjoining our Kindergarten. We acknowledge the original custodians of the land on which we learn and work, the Kaurna people. This land was once native bush ("Wirra") before European settlement. We are grateful to the Kaurna people for sharing their Wirra with us, and are committed to learning about and caring for the native flora and fauna.
The Wirra is our outdoor classroom. We visit often to observe the seasonal changes, to sit and listen to the birds, to touch and smell the leaves. The Wirra provides habitats and food sources for many species of native birds and we are hopeful that the Southern Brown bandicoot may also call the Wirra 'home'. Have you seen a southern brown bandicoot? Visit our "Habitats sign" page for more information.
Together with the children, we work carefully to remove weeds and non-native species to encourage the regeneration of species that belong in the Stringybark forest. Since beginning our work in 2015, we have added many new species to our Wirra plant list and often notice new plants and trees have emerged from the earth.
Interested in our booklet with information about Wirra (Stringybark forest) plants, creatures and weeds?
Wirra plants, creatures and weeds booklet
In the meantime, have you noticed the signs in our Wirra? Each of the signs has a QR code that will take you to the following pages on our website. We are always working on adding relevant information and links. Let us know if you have some suggestions or would like to help. Thanks!