Mr Peter Mileson farewells Rainbow Beach school after 16 years
As the school year draws to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to wish our students, family and the broader Rainbow Beach community a happy holiday season. This is a time for us to celebrate and reflect on our achievements as a school.
Over the coming weeks, we will be doing this by hosting our School Christmas Concert and engaging in end of year activities. It is also a busy time with our students participating in their intensive block of swimming lessons at the Rainbow Beach Aquatic Centre.
I would like to congratulate our year 6 class of 2021 as they graduate from primary school and look ahead to a new chapter in their schooling and lives. I know that I speak on behalf of our students, staff and families in wishing them every success as they head to High School.
This year we will also be farewelling Mr Peter Mileson. I would like to recognise Mr Mileson’s contribution to Rainbow Beach State School over many years. Mr Mileson penned this message of thanks to the Rainbow Beach community:
“I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the wonderful students, supportive families and talented colleagues with whom I have shared the last seventeen years. The school and the community have provided me with valued friendships, a great deal of happiness and many great memories. Thankyou Rainbow Beach.” Peter Mileson.
I would also like to acknowledge the tireless work of our P&C who continue to provide significant support to our school. Finally, I would like to thank our local businesses and community members for their contribution.
I wish you all a safe and happy holiday season and I look forward to seeing you again in 2022.
Update from Chappy Ronnie
The new garden beds and vegepods at Rainbow Beach School have produced a wide variety of vegetables in Terms 3 and 4 with lettuce, cabbages, caulis, beetroot, baby spinach, carrots, zucchini, and onions being used in the school’s tuckshop or given away to staff and families.
Grade 4/5/6 students have been cooking up a storm since the beginning of Term 4 in preparation for the parent/carer luncheon that took place at the end of November.
Menu items prepared by students included prawn cocktails, spinach and chicken dumplings, lasagne, zucchini and bacon quiche, chocolate beetroot muffins, and mini cheesecakes and fruit.
Each student was also involved on the day in a variety of roles including sound production, food preparation, setting tables, welcoming guests, serving food and presenting an item or a “Waiter, waiter” joke.
Students with the help of Mrs Dargusch recorded a video for their parents of what they loved most about them that was played during the luncheon.
Many thanks to the P&C and Student Council who covered the cost of food and drink, Mr Mileson for allowing his students to participate during such a busy time of the year, and the Church of the Good Shepherd for the loan of crockery and cutlery.