Cottesloe Primary School report

April 2007

Year 4 students from Cottesloe Primary with their teachers, Mrs Marion Ewing and Mr Lawrie Prestage, walked to Cottesloe beach to meet Kate Sputore, the North Metro Coastcare Officer and Robyn Benken from CCA. The Norfolk Island pines above Cottesloe’s main beach provided the shady classroom. We learnt about local native plants and how they have adapted for survival on sand dunes, in harsh salt-laden winds. You can see more on the blog.

These are the four plants we studied.

Acacia cyclops or red-eyed wattle 

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Yoshi, Ben, Mikayla, Euan, Elsa, Tom, Brittany and Vaneezeh studied this plant and you can see our worksheet.

Spinifex longifolius or long-leaved spinifex 

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Angus, Michael, Charlie, Daisy, Ursula, Robbie and Troy studied this plant and you can see our worksheet.

Lepidosperma gladiatum or coast sword sedge 

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Isabel, Aimee, Timothy, Sam, Tim, Eliza, Liam and Graeme studied this plant and you can see our worksheet.

Leucophyta brownii or cushion bush 

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Josh, Joseph, Gareth, Lily, Talani, Lucy, Rumi and Ellen studied this plant and you can see our worksheet.