Plenty to do in term two!

Rainbow Beach State School - Laying of the wreath by Grade 3 students, Pearl and Casey

Laying of the wreath by Grade 3 students, Pearl and Casey

By Principal Steve Bennett, Rainbow Beach State School

We hope that everyone enjoyed the Easter break and managed to spend some quality time with friends and family!

I think everyone that attended the Sandcastle Competition would agree that it was a great event for our community! It was wonderful to see so many people enjoying each other’s company and so many creative groups producing quite amazing sculptures.

A huge thanks to Chappy Ronnie who organised and coordinated the event supported by our amazing P&C. Additionally, the support shown by our local businesses to donate such wonderful prizes was nothing short of incredible.

School is back and we are quickly into routines and working hard in what will be another very busy term. By the time this goes to print we will have already participated in both our school and community ANZAC Day Services.

We are so fortunate at Rainbow Beach State School to have such amazing support, with Mrs Cherie Mason volunteering her time to provide an opportunity for our students to continue the proud tradition of performing in a choir.

We are very grateful for her time and expertise in supporting our students to learn and foster a love of music.

This year the Rainbow Beach State School Choir consists of students from Year 2-6 who will perform two songs at the community ANZAC Day Service- Wish me Luck and The World is a Rainbow. Thanks again Mrs Mason!

We have a number of events planned for this term at Rainbow Beach State School, including our inter-house Cross Country which will see our sporting houses of Fraser and Cooloola face off for the first time in 2021.

We have the Coolican’s (Mr Mileson’s Year 4,5,6 class), heading off on a three-day, two-night camp at Barambah Environmental Education Centre.

They will participate in an exciting program aimed at providing safe and managed experiences for our students that only camps can provide.

A little later this term we will be returning to the annual NAPLAN assessments that are planned for mid-May.

This is always a great opportunity for students in Years 3,5,7 and 9 to participate in a nationally administered standardised test and allow for some individual and school feedback as to how we are performing.

We work hard to minimise the stress to students while celebrating individual success and investigate areas to improve.

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