A Christmas Rainbow Beach concert, a spelling and working bee!

On our Day for Daniel, students demonstrated Music Count Us In, Australia’s biggest school music initiative, with more than 500,000 participating students from over 2,100 schools nationwide

On our Day for Daniel, students demonstrated Music Count Us In, Australia’s biggest school music initiative, with more than 500,000 participating students from over 2,100 schools nationwide

At Rainbow Beach State School, it’s time to start thinking about our Christmas concert items and a Year 6 design to paint the Police Beat Wall.

It is fantastic to see students and families supporting student council initiatives, such as the Halloween Disco. Our wonderful student leaders helped out on the night.

I would like to say thank you to Ms McColl and Mrs Brantz who have done a great job (and given a lot of time) coordinating the Student Council. Thanks also go to two extremely dedicated teachers, Mrs Lawler and Mrs Young who volunteer to help out in any way they can every time we have a school event.

The Student Council gave special mention to the sponsors of the evening – Rainbow Beach Meats, Ed’s Beach Bakery and IGA. With the generous donations, they raised $255 towards seating for our eating area.

Congratulations to the school leaders for organising soccer and table tennis for P-2 students and thank you for working with our younger students.

Spelling B

Please note that this Spelling–B is not a fundraiser, but replaces the usual class spelling program for three weeks.

There are 16 major prizes, four per grade!  ‘A milkshake with a mate’ down town. A huge “thank you” goes to the business owners who are supporting this activity.

Alison and Andy from Coloured Sands Café; Sam and Shona from Arcobaleno; Rod and Sharon from Ed’s Beach Bakery and Jay and Leonie from Café Jilarty, Rainbow have all contributed these great prizes.

Working bee for kitchen garden December 5

The P&C is installing a complete irrigation system prior to the school holidays to ensure that the garden survives the heat of the summer.

Bring a shovel or some gloves and help dig trenches for irrigation, move the greenhouse and build up garden beds, between 9am – 2pm.

Any donations of seeds, seedlings, mulch, fertiliser and large rocks for the surrounds of the new fishpond would be appreciated.

Plants for a bush tucker garden, donated by the Gympie Regional Council and sourced from Cooloola City Farm, provide a wide array of edible fruits and include: brush cherry, blue lillypilly, riberry, broad-leaved lillypilly, pigface – sap from green leaves good for sand-fly bites), midgim, blue flax lilly, milla milla vine and ivy leaved violet.

Students harvested carrots, eggplants, spring onions and herbs a,nd cooked a delicious cream of carrot cheddar soup and eggplant pickles. Community volunteer Debra Gardiner has created our Facebook page and you can see the photos there.

Kin Kin organic gardener, Jason Davies is taking the garden to the next level, so that next year there will be an abundance of vegetables available for sale and use in the tuckshop.  Please contact Chappy Ronnie on 0413 135 867 if you can help.

Thanks to all who helped the P&C raise over $10,000

We are very pleased to announce that the students will now be receiving their long awaited tables and chairs for the eating area (no more cold bottoms on concrete in winter), thanks to the Progress Association and the Spring Festival.

We would like to thank Chappy Ronnie for her amazing work creating the garden. The students love being part of it, and learning how to grow and cultivate their own food, and the bringing their learning home.

The Christmas concert is on Wednesday December 9 at the Community Centre. Join us from 4pm for a BBQ, Giant Games like you’ve never seen before and a cash bar (please no BYO) before the Christmas concert then kicks off from 6pm.

Our final P & C meeting for the year will be 4pm, Tuesday December 1, upstairs at the Rainbow Beach Hotel.  Some platters of food will be provided, so come and join us in a glass of Christmas cheer as we celebrate the year that was.

The current committee will be stepping down at the end of the year so this would be a great time to give nominations for next year, or ask any questions about what is involved.  Being part of the P&C team is a very rewarding role.

Without our fundraising efforts, many activities would not be subsidised or in some cases would not happen at all.  Please ask around and encourage anyone you think would be great on the P&C committee to nominate.

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