Rainbow Beach State School has a flying start in Term 1

Congratulations cross country age champs!

Congratulations cross country age champs!

by Principal Michael Grogan

What a quick term this has been. I would like to thank our students, staff, families and the school community for helping to make the start to the school year so encouraging.

I was fortunate enough to talk with some parents at our Easter Disco and it was a pleasure to hear the positive comments from them about their children’s experiences at school this year.

I would like to make special mention of our Year 6 students and, in particular, our school and sports captains. It has been extremely obvious that our student body made terrific choices when they elected our leaders for this year.

Gympie Primary Leaders Day

Our student leaders traveled to Cooloola Christian College to work on their leadership abilities.

They created their own leadership movies, working in groups with students from other schools to overcome obstacles and tackle physical challenges that required students to both lead and work within a team.

All of our students tried rock climbing, and some even managed it blindfolded!

Building Better Communities Day

Children from Wolvi, Rainbow and Gympie East attended a Gympie Regional Council program, delivered in partnership with the Brisbane Broncos.

The purpose was to show children the importance of living a positive life and Darren Burns, from Brisbane Broncos and Gympie Rugby League, was encouraging the kids to be thinking of their personal brand.

He told interviewer Archie that the day was important, “Because we need more good people in our community” and his hope was that, “kids learn some valuable lessons to help them make smarter choices.”

The other presenters on the day were: Jellina White – Bank of QLD; Tess Bell – Qld Police, and Christie Aberley – Snap Fitness. They covered diet and nutrition, active lifestyles, drugs and alcohol, money matters and goal setting.

Rainbow Beach State School sporting stars

Archie, Ruby (both soccer), Billy Bob (rugby league) and Rose (tennis) all did themselves proud at the Gympie Zone Sporting Trials. Congratulations to Ruby, she was fortunate enough to gain selection.

School disco

We had a very successful Easter Disco with over 70 children in attendance. The entire evening was organised and coordinated by our school leaders. As a Principal I am very proud of these outstanding young people, and I look forward to seeing them continue to grow as leaders and people.

A huge proportion of the school – 79 students and siblings – attended the disco  (there are only 86 at the school). With the help of teacher, supervisor and parent helpers they raised $395, a mighty effort.

The P&C has a new executive!

Congratulations President Kirstie Jordison, Vice-President Kylie Mawhood, Treasurer Glenda Misso and Secretaries Fiona Worthington and Sarah Brantz.

A big thank you to the outgoing executive Leanne Bosse and Renae Vicic – last year the total income was $36000 with events like Pig Day Out, People to People and Trivia night.

Already this year we have had a positive start: wonderful attendance at last month’s meeting; the Brushes by the Sea kind donation; fabulous BJ Parton in the tuckshop; Running Club and Brekkie Club starting and the Election Bake Sale, which made about $400 (plus many more sales on the Easter raffle).

Thanks to all the customers, bakers, servers and Heatley and Nigel on the BBQ! We have lots more planned for the kids and the community for 2016.

BOOKS WANTED- please donate any books for an upcoming P&C fundraiser. Please leave at school office or contact Sam Permezel.

Join us at the next P&C meeting on April 21 at 2.40pm at RBSS – kids and babies very welcome.

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