NAIDOC activities a highlight of the month

Maurice Kissier and Phys Kennedy show Max Vosmaer and Matai Bentley more traditional games

Maurice Kissier and Phys Kennedy show Max Vosmaer and Matai Bentley more traditional games

by Principal Desley Kirby

NAIDOC activities are held every year to celebrate Indigenous culture. Last Thursday, the Gubbi Gubbi Dancers attended the school, and along with the TCB Indigenous Support Group and our Indigenous Teacher Aide, Mr Dean Marshall, offered a range of activities for students to participate in.

Students from all year levels built canoes, played traditional games, participated in traditional dance, listened to traditional stories, threw boomerangs and made jewellery. Students had an awesome time, and participated enthusiastically and respectfully.

Athletics Day  –  Our first combined athletics held in the second last week of term was a huge success. Student participation was outstanding, and many records were smashed. Thanks to Ms Yas Sauer and Mr Tony Arthur for organising this wonderful event.

The P-3 Mini Olympics, held in the last week of term, was another great opportunity for our younger students to engage in some fun competition. Thank you to all of our parents who were able to attend and participate in this great activity with us.

P&C  – A reminder that our P&C meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 6pm.  While we have a dedicated band of hardworking parents and community members, additional support is always welcome.

There is a P&C Suggestion Box in the office if you would like something discussed at the meeting but are not able to attend.

The P&C are currently conducting a review of canteen pricing. While we have deliberately kept prices low over the last two years to re-establish the canteen, some increases may be necessary to ensure the long-term viability of this service.

Don’t forget that our Tuckshop has a tasty and healthy menu available on Tuesday and Thursday of each week.

Premier’s Reading Challenge  –  Prep to Year 9 are invited and encouraged to Read, Read, Read during the Reading Challenge – open until August 25.  Register: www.education.qld.gov.au/schools/readingchallenge

Visit by Costa Georgiadis to local schools  

We were very sad to hear of the passing of Costa’s father in Sydney during the school holidays. Costa was planning to visit our school to speak to staff, students and parents last month about the importance of eating good food and the benefits of growing veggies, but had to cancel so that he could attend his father’s funeral. It is hoped that he will be able to visit our school later in the year.

Support One Mile State School  

Both Rainbow Beach and Tin Can Bay students brought a gold coin for a Free Dress Day to – joining with the other schools of the Gympie Region to run a Free Dress Day to raise funds for the classrooms of One Mile State School.

As you know, while there are now two new modular buildings to replace the ones that were destroyed in the fire over the holidays, it is the small, everyday items such as posters, games, stationery and books that make a classroom feel individual and inviting, that are much harder to replace. Support the students and teachers of One Mile.