Rainbow Beach State School dived into reading!

Class 1/2 and Mrs. Young were fish, jellyfish, coral, pirates and more!

Class 1/2 and Mrs. Young were fish, jellyfish, coral, pirates and more!

by Mr Michael Grogan, Principal

Welcome to Term 3. We have hit the ground running this term with the Book Fair and parade, NAIDOC Day and the Small School Athletics Carnival.

Later this term we will see our students participating in the Gympie Eisteddfod, The Gympie Mathematics Challenge, Choral Fest and Zone Sporting events.

As always it is great to be able to provide the students of Rainbow Beach with such a broad range of activities – opportunities only possible as a result of our dedicated staff.

I would like to thank Ms. McColl for organizing a fantastic Fishing Day. It was great to see so many families down on the beach enjoying an afternoon of fishing.

Thanks Mrs. Dargusch for organising the Book Fair and Dress Up Day. An enormous amount of work goes into coordinating this week and Theresa always does a fantastic job, ensuring that students have the opportunity to be exposed to quality literature, have fun dressing up and engaging with books in a way they generally wouldn’t otherwise – and also have the opportunity to purchase a book.

Lastly, I’d like to recognise Mrs. Mason and her excellent stewardship of the school choir. Her dedication and expertise always ensures our students make a good account for themselves and challenge the best choirs in our area in any competition they enter. I am sure this year it will be no different.

P&C news

Our Rainbow Beach students are holding us proud by being involved in P&C activities and living that community spirit.

Thank you to those that helped raise over $1000 in raffles at the recent fishing comp. Special thanks to Fiona Worthington for coordinating it.

It was a lot of fun and great to see how teamwork can achieve so much. I think Emma Worthington really enjoyed raffling the giant lure that was almost bigger than her!

The P&C also supported our students by holding some training sessions to help them prepare for the interschool sports carnival. Congratulations to our students who have now made it to zone.

Thank you also to the parents and Ms. Saw who helped make these sessions happen.

Soon we will be kicking off the new running and bike riding clubs. Running club will be held each Tuesday from 3.15pm and bike club will be Thursday afternoons from 3.15pm. Both clubs meet at the community centre and suit all age groups, so come on down.

Final words for thought: often people become so caught up in day-to-day life it can be difficult to facilitate extra -curricular activities, so it’s great to know that there are a few out there willing to go the extra mile.

I encourage more of our parents to join us and look for ways to help our kids thrive rather than finding reasons or obstacles not to. Even if you physically can’t be there, your help spreading the word or suggesting ideas are just as valuable.

There’s only one way to teach our children how to function as a positive community and that is to lead by example.  Leave the politics at the door and come to the next P&C meeting on August 11, 5pm at the sports club. Change starts with you….

Professional family portraits are back!

This is a fantastic opportunity to have a professional photo taken of your family and  raise some money for the school. Advancedlife Studios are returning to Rainbow Beach State School on August 8 (bookings essential, minimum of two generations in each portrait).

Just $20 will give you a professional family portrait and put you in the draw to win $1500!

You will receive a 10×13 inch family photo and keyring with the option to purchase more if you like what you see.

Contact Kerry Leyland on 0419 174 290 to book and pre-pay for your portrait sitting.


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