Halidon PS roos remembered in mural


Year 6 girls Hannah Cheetham and Lucy Toms admiring the mural on the sea container.
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Year 2 students Henry Wang and Joshua Vergano-Van Niekerk. Picture: Martin Kennealey
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Year 6 girls Hannah Cheetham and Lucy Toms admiring the mural on the sea container. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d469988 Year 2 students Henry Wang and Joshua Vergano-Van Niekerk. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d469988

KANGAROOS that used to hop through school grounds in Kingsley have inspired a sea container artwork.

Halidon Primary School principal Helen Demiris said artist Paul Deej painted the mural on the “unsightly” sea container

“We had a red sea container at the rear of the school that faced out to the neighbours – Paul agreed to paint it for us,” she said.

“He painted the kangaroos, as when Halidon was first built there were kangaroos that frequently visited the oval and grounds of the school.

“They became the ‘Halidon Kangaroos’.”

Mr Deej painted another mural in the school’s undercover area, which Ms Demiris said provided students with a creative play space.

“The undercover area with its mural is also instigating conversations and social interactions. There is new detail in the mural that you missed when you looked the day before,” she said.

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