Grounds Committee


The Grounds Committee is a body of Teachers and Parents who take a special interest in the expansive grounds of HPS. We are open for everyone who wishes to attend, and always looking for people, with ideas and expertise to join us. The Grounds Committee is led by Cath Fitzhardinge.

We realise that the extensive grounds of HPS hold great value to the School, and also the wider Hilton community. The remnant bushland includes some rare and old species of native flora, while also providing a habitat and feeding ground for local fauna, such as our beloved black cockatoos.

Our aim is to liaise with Teachers as well as the wider school community to maximise this resource. We seek to support teachers in realising their goals for outdoor spaces, such as nature play, noongar science areas and outdoor learning. After all, under the shade of a tree is the original space for story telling.

We seek to maximise the learning experience of all our students, connecting them to their local context and nurturing their environmental awareness.

Please contact the School Office if you are interested in joining this dynamic group.

Grounds Committee Team

Early Childhood Play Area
Project by Grounds Committee and P&C


The Grounds Committee is working to develop the physical environment of our school in line with the principles of:

  • Sustainability
  • Bush regeneration
  • Nature play
  • Water Wise
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Sports facilities
  • Beautification of our grounds

Current projects include:

  • enhancement of the existing playground beside the undercover area
  • rehabilitation of the bush within the nature trail
  • further development of the yarning circle
  • establishing a butterfly garden

Classes are included in activities such as weeding, planting and maintaining the grounds to contribute toward the ongoing development of our school grounds.