Rainbow Beach State School News September 2016

zone-1-trial-athletics-275Bling your helmet and crazy hair in September  

This month we have Bling your helmet and ride to school day with a visit from Cycle Qld on September 6, Crazy Hair Day on September 9, and school holidays! Next term we return to a fun run and beach day and we’ve heard our outdoor kitchen has been approved.

Eight of our students travelled into Gympie to participate in the Gympie Zone Athletics Trials. All of our students did a fantastic job and three have qualified to be part of the Gympie Zone team, to participate in the Wide Bay Trials in a few weeks time.

I would like to congratulate our three Gympie Zone Athletes: Archie (Shot Put), Clive (100m, 200m, 800m, Long Jump, High Jump and the Multi Event) and Jasmin (100m, 200m and the Multi Event).

I would also like to say a special congratulations to Clive and Jasmin who were named age champions on the day. This is a fantastic effort, well done both of you!

Queensland’s NAPLAN Results Continue to Improve

NAPLAN summary results confirm the hard work of Queensland teachers and students is paying off. Queensland ranked first in Australia in the national minimum standard for Year 3 Grammar and Punctuation and second in four other test areas.

Rainbow Beach State School continued to demonstrate improved and high performance, with school means in reading and numeracy continuing to go on their upward trend since 2013. Some highlights include:

  • 60% of Year 3 students in the upper two bands for Numeracy
  • 50% of Year 3 students in the upper two bands for Writing
  • School mean for Year 3 and 5 Numeracy above the national mean
  • Year 5 mean scores above the national mean in 4 out of 5 test areas

P&C news

Running Club is due to recommence in term four.

Please come along to Brekky Club, happening every Thursday 7.45am. Gold coin donation is welcome on the day.  Any donations of cereal, butter, fruit or milk are gratefully received!

The 30th Anniversary planning is in full swing. Keep the date, November 4, free for an open afternoon at school and evening cocktail party celebration.

Also keep October 22 free for our P&C Annual Trivia Wine and Cheese Night. Only $10 per person includes entry into the lucky door prize and a delicious cheese platter. It’s a fun night for the grown-ups, so book the babysitter now!

Our next P&C meeting is on Thursday September 15, all parents and community members are welcome.  Please come along and join us in the RBSS staff room at 2.45pm.


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