Village’s possum magic

 Former Calista Primary School students Telea and twin sister Katelyn with a possum box made using funds from previous rounds of the Community Partnership Program.
Former Calista Primary School students Telea and twin sister Katelyn with a possum box made using funds from previous rounds of the Community Partnership Program.

Schools, volunteer groups, service agencies and clubs needing a boost to deliver current projects or kick-start a new initiative.

Calista Primary School�s possum box program was launched in 2004 with help from The Village at Wellard.

With ongoing support, more than 200 wooden nesting boxes have been built by students and installed in bushland throughout the estate and in surrounding areas to provide homes for possums.

Calista Primary School teacher and Possum Box Program co-ordinator Charlie Ballard said the program was part of the school�s environmental syllabus that encourages students to give back to the community while learning valuable skills.

�We�ve relied on the ongoing donations from The Village at Wellard to buy timber, tools and materials and keep this program alive. The support we�ve received is fantastic and we really appreciate it � the possums appreciate it too,� Mr Ballard said.

The closing date for applications is Friday, September 25.

Visit The Village at Wellard website to download the application form and guidelines at www.thevillageatwellard.com.au.