Wooli Public School Sign

“PARROTS ARE A FUNNY BUNCH, They often curse and swear. You really cannot take them out to lunch When your grandmamma is there…” Lois Henderson

Wooli Public School, right near the northern New South Wales coast, chose the Yellow Tailed Cockatoo as the parrot for their school mascot. One of the largest of the six cockatoo species in Australia, they are a favorite and conspicuous parrot. Their loud, eerie wailing call carries for long distances, and the unmistakable combination of sound and silhouette makes them a well-known parrot, even in urban areas. Often flying in large flocks, with their slow, deep wing beats and floating glides, they make a real spectacle, especially as they call loudly when in flight. It’s not surprising that the children would love to have this parrot on their school sign.

The school could actually have chosen from any number of sea birds for their school crest, since it is located on a peninsula in a beautiful seaside village. Yuraygir National Park encircles it on land, with the Wooli Wooli River to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east. This area forms the northern section of the Solitary Islands Marine Park, protecting the estuaries, beaches and islands over a large area.

We had fun making the most of this colorful and striking logo. The cockatoo and banner were hand sculpted and painted to give a very dimensional look to the sign. The main text was hand carved and gilded with 23kt gold, while all other letters were hand carved and painted.

Carved & Gilded / Painted
Sculpted & Painted Add on
Sign Size
44 " x 35 "