Colouring Competition Winner

Kaylee with her prize from the Flower Show

Kaylee with her prize from the Flower Show

Tin Can Bay State School

Over the September Spring break, the Cooloola Coast Ambulance Committee held their annual Flower Show.

As in previous years, a colouring competition was held with Prep-Year 3 and Year 4-6 categories and Tin Can Bay P-10 State School was pleased to be able to submit over 60 entries.

With many entries submitted, the competition was stiff but Kaylee Jensen triumphed in the Year 4-6 section.

Keeping in theme with the Flower Show, the prize contained a gardening kit complete with seeds, a water bottle and activity booklet.

Kaylee was very excited to be awarded her prize on parade and said, “Wow! I entered the competition because I felt the picture would look great with lots of colours in it.  I love colours! I am really looking forward to helping my Mum in the garden now I have own set of gardening tools.”

Congratulations Kaylee and a big thank you to the Cooloola Coast Ambulance Committee.


Who says school can’t be fun?

Just ask the students at Tin Can Bay P-10 State School who are engaging in the Solid Pathways – STEM program (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

The program engages Aboriginal and Torres Strait students in Years 4-6 from across Queensland state schools with a focus on authentic, real-world challenges and current research designed to extend and ignite student interest and learning beyond the Australian Curriculum.

This year we have three students who qualified for the program – Jarrod, Madison and Cleo.  The students have actively engaged in the selection of their individual courses and collaborated with their teacher and other students using virtual classrooms in a real time, online learning platform.

Although the STEM program integrates Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics skills into each course, this term Madison has chosen to focus on Mathematics while Jarrod and Cleo are focusing on Design Technology.

“It’s great,” they said, “It’s really fun working on computers and doing different experiments.  We highly recommend working virtually.”

Congratulations to Jarrod, Madison and Cleo who each received a medallion for their outstanding work in Term 3.


In October the Year 5 and 6 classes from Tin Can Bay P-10 State School, along with eight students and two teachers from Wolvi State School, headed off to camp at the Currimundi Recreation Centre.

Over three days the students enjoyed rock climbing, canoeing, catapult building and firing, body boarding and team challenges.

Rock climbing proved a popular choice with the students. They climbed up a vertical wall that was metres high and found that with a little determination and hard work, they could either reach the top of the wall or improve with each climb.

On Wednesday it was time to board the bus and head home. The very tired but happy campers had an absolute blast, made new friends and importantly, learned a lot about themselves.

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