Natureplay and Natural Settings

Natureplay and natural settings in the school grounds enables unstructured outdoor play where children engage with natural elements and surroundings. Natureplay encourages children to explore and interact with the natural world and invent new play experiences. This form of play fosters opportunities for creativity, imagination, social connections, and a wide range of abilities.

Sandpits and Watercourses

A sandpit is often the most popular area in a playground. Betterland’s sandpits incorporate natural materials and can include items such as a sand kitchen, deck, boardwalk or sand toy storage. A watercourse creates another range of great play opportunities and is very popular in the warmer months of the year. Betterland constructs sandpits compliant…

Play Structures and Equipment

All Betterlands play structures are custom designed for your playspace to achieve the best play value and cater for the abilities of the specified age groups. Betterlands constructions conform to Australian Playground Standards and are built to a superb level of workmanship and finish using non CCA treated timbers.

Shade and Shelter Structures

Betterlands Shade and shelters are custom designed and constructed from either timber or steel to suit the application and location. These structures can be either all-weather clad or shade only depending on your requirement. For a superbly built, long lasting asset in your schoolyard you can’t overlook a shade or shelter structure built by Betterland.

Outdoor learning settings, amphitheatres and seating

Outdoor learning settings become a gathering place for teachers and students and provides an opportunity to integrate nature into education. Outdoor classroom designs incorporate seating, teaching platforms and natural elements to explore. A well-planned outdoor learning setting will become an important part of your school and can be used for every subject.

Eco landscapes and Habitats

Eco Landscapes often incorporate retention of stormwater allowing water to re-enter underground aquifers and nourish surrounding landscapes. Habitat landscapes are restricted areas which become a sanctuary for nature and living things where the children can explore and learn under supervision. Betterland has also designed and constructed many kitchen gardens which help to teach and promote…

Feature, Memorial and Art items

Using Betterlands creativity or yours we can construct the items you envisage. Whether the purpose of the item be for memorial, sensory, for celebration, a landmark or for art’s sake we have the ability and resource. Betterlands unique feature paths and creative surfacing adds interest and diversity to any playspace. Natural products are often used…

Blackfriars Priory School

When Blackfriars Priory School included an early learning facility to the college they confidently engaged Betterland for a complete exterior play space design and construction. Betterlands design was chosen in preference to alternative designs as it incorporated an excellent range of play and learning environments strategically placed throughout the yard to maximise the open play…

Mt Barker High School

Spotless facilities contracted Betterland to develop the canteen plaza of Mt Barker High School. The school had previously obtained a school master design and required a competent and resourceful landscape contractor to develop the area. The design provided extensive seating and gathering areas adjacent the canteen and included raised garden beds containing a diverse planting…

Our Lady of La Vang Special School

Our Lady of La Vang Special School is a new facility of Catholic Education SA. Betterland was contacted in the early stages of the project planning to design a master plan for the school exterior play spaces. The areas to be developed included a junior’s play space, a senior’s yard and a staff retreat/ interview…