Welcome back to term three!

Mrs Theresa Dargusch or "Batty" from Fern Tree Gully, created a Reading Rainforest at RBSS Library - with a snake "Snow White" Lily very impressed with the cassowary

Mrs Theresa Dargusch or “Batty” from Fern Tree Gully, created a Reading Rainforest at RBSS Library – with a snake “Snow White” Lily very impressed with the cassowary

by Tina McColl, Acting Principal

I’m looking forward to my new role within the school this term and feel that I, and everyone else, were kept very busy with several events:

  • Students had a look at some new entertaining, affordable books with book fair and had a fun day dressing up to the theme, “A Reading Rainforest – go wild for books!”
  • Members from the Tin Can Bay Indigenous community led students in several NAIDOC Day

activities to educate them on the lives of the Indigenous peoples. This day at RBSS culminated with storytelling to the whole school in the parade area.

  • The whole school is going to Kia Ora State School in the last week to partake in the Interschool Athletics Carnival. This is a great day to meet up with other students and staff from the surrounding small schools.
  • We had an officer from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries visit to discuss their role in patrolling, sustainable fishing, fishing rules and regulation and educating students on other aspects of their department. This coincided with the local Rainbow Beach Fishing Comp. Fishing is a big part of Rainbow Beach and many students within the school participate in the annual competition.

Feeling exhausted yet?

I had the pleasure of joining the Prep/1 class for a short time last week. It was fantastic to see how well they are settling into school life and learning expected routines and behaviours within the school environment.

During a story reading, it was great to hear the students speaking about elements of books, such as blurbs, authors, illustrators and title pages. Students were able to make connections with the text from other texts they had read and with their own experiences.

This is a main focus of the Sheena Cameron Reading Strategies that our school uses to teach reading across all year levels. Well done, Prep/1 students and all the people that work within that room – teachers, aides and volunteers.

As you may have heard, unfortunately over the term two holiday period the school was broken into a few times. I’d like to thank the local police and school community for your support in resolving this matter.

Last month, there was a terrible accident in our community that has left one of our past students hospitalised with serious injuries. I know the thoughts of all of us at the school are with the family at this difficult time and we all hope for progress towards a complete recovery in due course.

This news was a shock to us all and the school organised for Chappy Ronny and a Guidance Officer to be on site yesterday to support any students and staff affected by the news. If any parents feel their children require further support, please see me so I can assist with this.