After our colour fun run fundraiser!

From Peta H

Desert Adventure 2018

IMG_4124Our intrepid adventurers headed off to the desert from 3 to 7 September this year for our biennial cultural exchange with Mt Margaret Remote School. Twenty-three Year 5 and 6 students, along with nine adults, traveled by Prospector to Kalgoorlie, collected supplies and vehicles, and hit the road!


The group spent the first night camping under the stars at Lake Ballard, enjoying kangaroo-tail stew and sharing stories around the campfire, before heading to Mt Margaret for the remaining nights.  Days there were filled with shared activities and explorations, with a memorable visit to the local healing pool, where students slicked on mud and then washed it off with a cleansing dip.

There was so much gained and learned and enjoyed and experienced on this trip; far more than can be shared here, so stop and ask a Bunganan about it when you’re next here.

Zentangling: mindful relaxation through visual arts – not doodling!


Zentangling is a meditative tool used by all of our students regularly. It joyfully engages the child, who makes conscious, thoughtful and mindful decisions as they work. It’s a repetitive action which is calming, purposeful and definite.

Zentangling’s role isn’t one of play, but it is playful to do. Our teachers notice the students move from a scatty and distracted mindset to a calm and deliberate one when they Zentangle.