Congratulations Rainbow School Captains!

Our new captains  Back row: Mr. Tony Perret MP, School Captains Baillee and Flynn, Vice Captains Alex and Maddie, Principal Mr. Michael Grogan, Front row: Cooloola Sport Captains Tristan and Annie, and Fraser Sport Captains Talyn and Ruby

Our new captains Back row: Mr. Tony Perret MP, School Captains Baillee and Flynn, Vice Captains Alex and Maddie, Principal Mr. Michael Grogan, Front row: Cooloola Sport Captains Tristan and Annie, and Fraser Sport Captains Talyn and Ruby

Last month our school leaders received their leadership badges in a special parade, attended by Tony Perrett MP. This ceremony was followed by a morning tea, attended by teachers, parents, guests and the leaders themselves.

The food for this was kindly donated by Coloured Sands Café and Rainbow Beach Pies and Cakes.Thank you.

School leaders attended a special training day in Brisbane, and the student council have had a couple of meetings so far this term and decided on some terrific fundraising ideas, like Crazy Hair Day.

For a gold coin donation in support of the student council, students went wild and made their hair look as crazy as possible. Some even resembled Dr Seuss characters. Small prizes were awarded to the best creations.

Anzac Ceremony

Parents and community members are invited to a special assembly 8.30am on April 24, commemorating the ANZAC Centenary. For the first time ever, we have our own ANZAC memorial, thanks to the Rainbow Beach RSL Sub Branch. If you are or you know a ex-student who has served or is currently serving in the armed forces, please advise the school.

Use the QSchools App

Our school no longer has the facility to send an SMS to parents for urgent or time sensitive messages. The best way for us to do this is now through our school website. With the free QSchools app you can find out the latest news from our school instantly. No more missing newsletters or hearing about school events at the last minute.

We can also use the app to issue notifications such as emergency announcements to you. You can ‘favourite’ more than one school on the app if your family has children attending another state school. QSchools is available for Android, Apple and Windows devices. www.deta.qld.gov.au/about/app/qschools-app.html

A hot lunch for tuckshop

Look out for the Term Two menu – mini quiches and cheese and crackers will make a comeback for morning tea, and with the cooler weather the volunteers will be dishing out favourites like pasta, with a choice or sauces or mexican tacos.

Tuckshop volunteer, Bj Parton said kids loved serving themselves from the buffet style meals last year, “No one got something they didn’t like, plus kids try new things with no pressure. It’s their choice.”

So far burgers, toasted sandwiches and the popcorn are proving most popular! Apple slinkies are also in demand.

“The volunteers have been awesome, we are loving the feedback, positive or negative. We don’t know everyone’s needs, so please tell us what you would like to see.”

The P&C warmly thank new members and for putting your hand up.  Already it has lightened the load, with all of us only needing to do one or two shifts in the tuckshop per term.  Thanks to our home bakers – they have been cooking some delicious cakes and muffins for Fridays.

Kitchen Garden thanks

Rainbow Beach School was chosen as the Bunnings Gympie ‘School of the Month’ for March! This meant that the school received a visit from the Bunnings’ team with manpower and gifts for the school’s kitchen garden.

CTC Employment Services, who are running a Work for the Dole Program at the school, have kindly donated 10 metres of quality topsoil which will be put to good use in topping up our existing garden beds and creating new beds.

The supervisor, Ian, and the participants have already made a huge difference tidying up the gardens around the school buildings and are now starting on the kitchen garden. Thanks guys – it is great having you at the school!

Also welcome: donations of fencing wire, chicken mesh, fence posts, sugar cane mulch etc..

A new treasurer

Brooke has stepped down as P&C Treasurer and we welcome Renae Vicic into the role.  It’s great to have you on board Renae, and thank you Brooke for your time given while in the role.