Rainbow Beach State School report

RSL members Bob Bliss, Joe Casey, John Molkentien and Barry Hogan attend the ANZAC ceremony with principal Michael Grogan and student leaders

RSL members Bob Bliss, Joe Casey, John Molkentien and Barry Hogan attend the ANZAC ceremony with principal Michael Grogan and student leaders

by Mr Micheal Grogan, Principal

Welcome back to school. We’ve already had the Life Education van and AFL Queensland visit, and look forward to Sporting Schools starting up again, AusKick, School Performing Arts visit, NAPLAN, Report Cards, athletics carnivals and Gympie Zone Cross Country.

ANZAC Day Service

We welcomed members of the local RSL as our special guests for our school’s annual ANZAC service at assembly. This year our choir performed Spirit of the ANZACs and Oscar read his winning speech.

Students and staff also participated in the March and the ceremony was a great opportunity to remember the lives of all those who have served and fallen in the name of their country.

Library Upgrade

Our new library shelving was installed. The school and the P&C have invested approximately $7000 to make this space more flexible, for students and other community uses.

Gympie Zone AFL

Congratulations to Nathan and Charlie on their efforts at the Gympie Zone AFL trials. Both boys played well and Nathan was successful in making the Possibles Vs Probables game.

Australia Zoo

Our whole school trip to Australia Zoo was a great success. I would like to thank everyone who came along. Our parent helpers were amazing and ensured all of the kids experienced as much of the zoo as possible.

Readers Cup

Last month two teams of students were selected to compete in the Readers Cup, a state-wide competition run by the Children’s Book Council each year. The students participating will need to read six books and complete a comprehension competition.

We will travel to Hervey Bay in June to compete in the Wide Bay section of the competition. Should the students do well at this stage, they may progress to the next level and compete against students from other regions around the state.

P&C News

Congratulations to Hellen Jones, the Easter raffle winner! Remember to come to the Scavenger Hunt on May 7, and bring in your book donations to school.

Kids please remember your gold coin donation for Thursday brekky club (7.45am), running club starts at 7am.  We’ve had a great roll up – some training for Zone trials, and popular bacon and egg muffins and bread boats.

Big thanks to Foodworks, Rainbow Beach Fruit, Rainbow Beach IGA for their donations. Also thanks to Ronnie and volunteer helpers! Our celebrity chefs this month were Shona and Lesa from Arcobaleno on the Beach (also our wonderful regular helpers).

Parents and friends – please donate milk/cereal/fruit/eggs/cheese, etc for the breakfasts and your ideas are very welcome!