Concert ends the year for Rainbow Beach State School

Audrey and Tabitha, Ruby, Tia and Ella were dressed up for Christmas

Audrey and Tabitha, Ruby, Tia and Ella were dressed up for Christmas

by Principal Micheal Grogan

This year along with performances, we presented three awards for each class and two special bursaries for one boy and girl who have exceeded expectations.

These bursaries have been donated by Rainbow Beach Community Centre as a tribute to Murray Johnston. It will be the second time we have done these awards and it was great to see all the school community there to celebrate.

There will be changes in our staffing for 2017:

Lynne Chamberlain – Prep/1

Therese Young and Janine Lawler 2/3

Tina McColl 4/5

Micheal Grogan 5/6

Suzanne Hodgeson has transferred to Mareeba and we welcome Libby Margetts into the Learning Support and Students with Disabilities role

Specialist roles will again be filled by Yasmin Suer – PE, Eryn Truin – Music and Michael O’Neill – LOTE.

Uniform Sales

8-9am, Friday December 9

9-10.30am, Thursday 19 and Friday 20

Kitchen Garden

Our Stephanie Alexander kitchen garden has been the recipient of another donation of $1,000 from a generous benefactor who would like to remain anonymous.

This will go towards the purchase of supplies for the next stage of the garden which was designed by Mr Mileson’s Grade 3 /4 class earlier in the year, and will include a pergola, giant chess board, garden shop, bird hide, raised garden beds, a sundial and a water feature.

Some supplies have already been delivered to the school, and the pergola and garden beds will be built during the school holidays ready for when students return in late January.

Over the last two years, the garden has proved to be a hit with students of all ages who love spending time each week learning how to grow delicious vegetables and also how to cook with them to create nutritious meals.

When the vegetables are ready to be picked, it is difficult to have enough of them to cook with as the students are happy to eat them raw, straight off the plant.

See you back on the first day of Term 1, Monday, January 23.

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