Thank you for helping the Tin Can Bay School!

Students preparing for abseiling, then enjoying the pool afterwards

Students preparing for abseiling, then enjoying the pool afterwards

Tin Can Bay fete success!

Last month Tin Can Bay School welcomed past and present students and staff to join in the fun of the Back to the Bay Fete.

People reminisced and wondered as they explored the display of old and new teaching and learning tools, including slates, white boards, old workbooks and TypeRights.

Smiles were aplenty as visitors enjoyed the sounds of Simone Hughes and Generation Gap while playing games, enjoying delicious treats and getting crazy hair and faces painted.

Thank you to everyone who worked behind the scenes organising games, baking, donating items, setting up and packing things away.

Because of you, we were able to raise thousands of dollars towards completing the air conditioning of classrooms and providing resources for students.

Year 8 artists in the making

Term 3 in Industrial Technology and Design (ITD) has been lots of hands-on fun for the Year 8 students building and decorating their own art boxes.

Students thoroughly enjoyed seeing the boxes come together as they cut, nailed and sanded before decorating their boxes in their individual style – varnishing, painting and burning in their designs.

It has been wonderful to see the students taking great care and pride with their work, resulting in a beautiful, high-quality project. They are eagerly looking forward to Year 9 when they can choose their electives and get even more creative!

Years 4, 5 and 6 camping fun!

Students in Years 4, 5 and 6 headed off for their three-day camp in September to the beautiful location of Mudjimba. Nervous excitement built on the bus trip as they travelled for the first time to the campsite, eager to see if the pictures they’d seen in their research were correct.

They were not disappointed. Students raced to explore their dorms and the grounds and the multitude of activities available.

Students loved the challenges including the high ropes, flying fox and abseiling, before cooling off at the end of the day in the beautiful swimming pool.

Another successful camp. I wonder where they’ll go next year!