4/5 students, Isis Hands, Ocean Banko, Kendra Oliver show off their PowerPoint displays on Sugar Gliders

4/5 students, Isis Hands, Ocean Banko, Kendra Oliver show off their PowerPoint displays on Sugar Gliders

by Desley Kirby, Principal, Tin Can Bay P-10  

At the Gympie Show, students participated in the Show Society and USC Education Trail exploring farming equipment, poultry and farm produce, reptiles and a pig race.

Congratulations to Trent Reibel whose name was drawn out to win $1500 for Tin Can Bay School! Year 4, 5 and 6 students and teachers are excitedly discussing what to spend this money on…

Over 230 students were invited to our Acknowledgement Day activities, which is over 88% of our total school population. The acknowledgement program recognises students who have demonstrated positive attendance, behaviour and participation throughout the term.

Students had an awesome time, with thanks to Miss Jayne, Mrs Hogan and Ms Turner for organising the activities.

Many of our Year 9 and 10 students travelled to USC Sippy Downs campus to experience university for the day. The wonderful staff provided a range of workshops including:

  • Design and Communication – created their choice of an emoji, tattoo or logo
  • Outdoor Recreation – explored the campus from mountain bikes
  • Biomedical Science – discovered that everything tastes sweet after a miracle berry
  • Using coding to program turtles to move around the screen
  • Psychology – activities that promote brain function and memory capacity

The students represented themselves and our school very well and they all deserve recognition for their wonderful behaviour, here is a commendation we received:

I wish to pass on the following feedback for one of your students, I believe he may be one of your captains. On arriving at the meeting point with students from a number of other schools, he proceeded to introduce himself and ask other students their names. Throughout the activity he was engaging, respectful and asked numerous questions.

At the end of the session he was the only student, out of 45 that undertook my session, who waited and asked if I required any assistance with packing away the bikes we utilised for the session. I wish to commend him on his attitude and willingness to apply himself in such a situation. He is a credit to your school.

Brendan Munge, Associate Lecturer of Outdoor Environmental Studies, USC

This term has seen a 2% increase in our daily attendance figures compared with Term 2 of last year.  An awesome effort from students, parents and teachers!