Rainbow Beach School November 2020

Rainbow Beach State School ‘Learn to Surf and Kayak Session’ supported by Epic Ocean Adventures

‘Learn to Surf and Kayak Session’ supported by Epic Ocean Adventures

This month I’d like to give a shout out to all of our community champions who consistently support the school to deliver exciting and engaging programs for all of our kids.

Last week we had our Year 4/5/6 students participate in a school camp that was supported by a small army of our wider school community.  We are so fortunate to have so many people support our school initiatives over a long time.

Local businesses support our every endeavour, and it is due to them we are able to keep costs to parents to an absolute minimum. We had so many people help with transport, food preparation and activities, we cannot thank you enough!

We were committed to providing an opportunity for our senior students to experience camp this year, given that this will be a positive memory of 2020 before some of our students embark on the next chapter of high school next year.

The program included high ropes courses at Gympie East State School, mountain biking at Monkland State School, and hiking from Rainbow Beach to Double Island Point, finished off with a ‘Learn to Surf and Kayak Session’ supported by Epic Ocean Adventures.

Everyone involved had a great time, with many suggesting it was the best camp they had been on.  The students were amazing, especially given that everyone was faced with activities that took them outside their comfort zone and challenged them.

To have the opportunity to share the experience with the children, staff and parent helpers was an absolute privilege and memories I will cherish.

On the theme of Community Champions, I would like to acknowledge the support from our P&C who held the annual BBQ at Bunnings on Saturday.  This is an important fundraiser that is able to contribute financial support for things such as camps, excursions and other projects.

We value this fundraiser as it is able contribute funds from outside of our community.  I want to thank all of the P&C executives who continue to go above and beyond in support of our great school.

I also want to recognise those who donate to our school, whether that be time, effort or other. Your contributions are deeply appreciated.

Steve Bennett Principal

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