Reaching for Rainbows

The choir rehearsing for their award-winning Eisteddford performance

The choir rehearsing for their award-winning Eisteddford performance

Principal Steve Bennett, Rainbow Beach State School

Term 3 has been a busy one with lots to celebrate at Rainbow Beach State School.

We were fortunate to be able to compete in the Gympie Choral Eisteddfod given many events across the region had been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Our students, led by Mrs Mason and Mrs Bailey, performed two songs beautifully and won first place in the Small Schools category.

We are very grateful that our students are provided the opportunity to develop their love of music and enjoy experiences such as these. A huge note thanks to Mrs Mason for supporting our students in the choir program at school. We look forward to their future performances throughout the year.

Representatives of Rainbow Beach State School competed at the recent Small Schools Athletics Carnival in various track and field events. I would like to congratulate and acknowledge the sporting talent and sportsmanship that was displayed by our students at the event.

A number of our students were selected to compete at the Gympie District level. Unfortunately, this event was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Rainbow Beach State School recently held our annual Book Fair. We were blown away by the student and family support for this event. Our school has a long tradition of using this event to celebrate and foster a love of reading.

Mrs Dargusch did an amazing job of coordinating and decorating our Book Fair, with this year’s theme transforming one of our classrooms into an Ancient Egypt setting. Our students embraced the opportunity to dress up as their favourite book characters and celebrate their love of literature.

While the club Rugby League has finished up for another year, our students have continued to train for the upcoming Broncos League Challenge. Last year Rainbow Beach combined with Gympie East State School to field a team and managed to come away with the shield.

This year we have enough players to have our own team and we are looking forward to travelling to Albert Park to compete in this year’s event. We would love to see a few families and locals support our players on Thursday September 16!

There has been a hive of activity within the school gardens and grounds with lots of fresh produce currently being grown. The students, supported by Chappy Ronnie, Mr White our Groundsman and the P&C have been working hard in our gardens.

In recent months we have seen a native bee hive and three veggie pods donated by Woolworths and a revamp of existing garden areas. We are all very proud of the garden areas and would like to thank all of those people who contribute to making our school a great place to learn.

The P&C is currently leading an initiative with the purchase of rainbow bench seats, similar to those in the main street of town, and the creation of a rock garden in our school grounds. We look forward to unveiling these in the near future.

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