St Paul of the Cross Catholic Primary School Dulwich Hill has completed a major upgrade of its main playground space.

New handball courts and basketball markings ensure there will be no shortage of games to play during lunch and recess breaks.

And the school’s junior thespians can look forward to bringing characters to life on the new outdoor stage, which is adorned with pillars bearing the school’s values.

The playground makeover is the result of a three-year collaboration between St Paul teachers, student leaders, Sydney Catholic Schools and Urban Landscape Designs.

Other features include shade sails and updated seating creating areas, for both passive play and quiet reflection, and artificial turf has been laid over the entire playground space.

The landscaped gardens and new play equipment offer further opportunities for imaginative and creative play. 

Playground tick of approval

Frances Stewart, Principal at St Paul of the Cross, said the new playground has received a big tick of approval from students.

“The playground has been a hit with students of all ages” – Frances Stewart

“It has been wonderful seeing their smiling faces as they explore their new environment,” Ms Stewart added.