The RBSS team have had a great start to the Broncos League Challenge
Steve Bennett, Principal, Rainbow Beach State School
School holidays are almost upon us! It has been a busy term at school with lots of learning happening in our classrooms every day. We have also held our cross country and athletics carnival along the way. I would like to wish all of our students and their families a safe and happy holiday break. We look forward to Term 3.
We’re training for the Broncos League Challenge
This year, Rainbow Beach State School will again be competing in the Broncos League Challenge. This is a competition where students in Year 4 and 5 compete in a school based rugby league competition. This competition sees 16 teams from across the wider Gympie District vying for bragging rights.
You might recall that last year we combined with students from Gympie East and managed to, for the first time, win the shield. This year we will have a dedicated Rainbow Beach Team consisting of boys and girls from Year 4 and 5 and even a few very capable Year 3 students.
Last Thursday was the first phase in the competition where our students, supported by Mrs Jill Lane and parents Dave Parkinson and Garry Sanderson, travelled to Gympie to compete. From all reports the team played extremely well, winning five of six games.
Many of our students scored tries and showcased their talents. Many of the players in the Rainbow Beach team had never played rugby league before and they should be proud of the effort, energy and perseverance they displayed when playing against seasoned Gympie players. Their skill development at recent training sessions has been remarkable.
Our team has been competitive, but most importantly they had fun and consistently showed good sportsmanship. We will be training hard over the next 10 weeks before we return to Albert Park to try our best.
We have planned a few beach and dune sessions for next term, so if you see us around be sure to shout some encouragement. It has again been a privilege to be a part of the journey and to provide our boys and girls with the chance to experience the awesome game of rugby league!
In other news we have an exciting opportunity for young people within our community to develop a love for dance. We have a few young high schooler’s, including some past students who, supported by parents, are forming a Dance Group called, ‘Rainbow Beats’.
Last Saturday was their first session, where interested children were invited to sign up and take part in learning some moves and playing games with like-minded children. This event brought approximately 25 young people up to the school to have some fun.
If you share a love of dance and are willing to support our younger age dancers, please make yourself known to Sam Permezel or myself to see how you may be able to assist.
Tuckshop volunteer positions available
By RBSS P&C
Martine Lokan has done a wonderful job serving the students in term two, but we need assistance for the remaining two terms of the year. It’s a very rewarding position as the students are always happy and grateful! All enquiries to Jed: 0434 057 356