Since 2010, Friends have been involved with local schools in tree planting days. The first school to be involved was Daylesford Primary School. 150 indigenous trees, shrubs and grasses were planted above the creek just north of the picnic table Since then, Daylesford Secondary College Gettin’ Dirty students and more recently the students from the Dharma school have assisted the Friends with their planting endeavours. Grants from Federal Government, the Daylesford and District Community Bank, North Central Catchment Management Authority and Hepburn Shire have enabled these events to go ahead.

Child Safety Policy

Please download the FOCH Child Safety Policy below. This policy will be review annually.

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Kids Teaching Kids

Kids Teaching Kids is an education model that uses local environmental issues as a theme for learning and such a program involving the Dharma school, Yandoit and Bullarto Primary Schools was held on Cornish Hill on Wednesday 28th October 2015. Students from Bullarto Primary school were the teachers.  Guided by Environmental educator Nicole Howie, the students ran a workshop involving water quality testing, exploring the underwater world of macroinvertebrates and studying habitat of birds commonly found on Cornish Hill. The event was funded by both North Central Catchment Management Authority and the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning.

Gettin’ Dirty

The Gettin’ Dirty program , involving a select group of year 7 and 8 boys from Daylesford Secondary College (DSC), is an initiative of Leading Senior Constable Jim Ross of Moorabool Police. On October 18th and 25th 2016, the program was funded by Landcare Australia in partnership with RACV. The objectives of the program are for each student involved to achieve success, gain self-esteem, improve their social skills and increase their connection into the community. Its success lies with getting the students outdoors to learn hands-on skills such as plant identification and revegetation techniques.