New operators for camp schools and Landsdale Farm.
Fairbridge WA and Family Support WA have been announced as the new operators for camp schools and Landsdale Farm commencing in December 2018.
Fairbridge WA is a not-for-profit organisation that specialises in school-based camp accommodation and associated outdoor activities. They will operate the six camp schools located in Bridgetown, Dampier, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Pemberton and Point Peron.
They have committed to ensuring public school students have access to high quality and affordable camps and outdoor activities. They will continue to provide similar activities to those currently offered at each site.
Landsdale Farm will be operated by Family Support WA; a not-for-profit organisation that provides disability services to individuals and families. Founded in 1996 by parents and staff of the Landsdale Farm School, the organisation has been managing camps for children with disability at the farm during school holidays and at weekends.
As the new operator, Family Support WA will continue the current running of the farm, providing programs and opportunities for people with disabilities by building strong relationships with special needs schools, education support centres and disability services organisations. They also plan to develop education programs that link farm activities with the Western Australian curriculum for visiting school groups, and ensure continued access for the general public.