About Us - Pipes
The mosaic project began in 2006 when fourteen concrete pipes were installed in an area that was otherwise unused and unattractive, with a further two placed on the other side of the school.
The latter were the first to be completed by a team of parents and lots of enthusiastic kids, depicting aboriginal-inspired art.
Of the remaining fourteen pipes, the largest and most prominent pipe welcomes all to Selby Primary School, featuring Puffing Billy on the Trestle Bridge as depicted on the school logo. Four tall pipes represent a season each, and include a wide variety of local flora, fauna and the area's cultural heritage, in a celebration of Selby and the wider Dandenong Ranges region.
A central pipe acknowledges the Wurrundjeri people as the original custodians of the land we occupy and includes the flags of many countries in a gesture of welcome and inclusiveness. The other pipes of various sizes feature bold colours and patterns to complete the vibrant transformation; the final touch is the diverse colour and texture of plants that sprout from the top of each pipe.
After many years and countless hours of work by fantastic, dedicated Selby community members, The Pipes were completed and officially opened in 2012.