Tin Can Bay P-10 School update

Tin Can Bay State School May 2016Welcome back to Term 2.  During this term our students will participate in the annual NAPLAN tests, and various camps, curriculum and sporting excursions.

As we will soon begin to move into the colder weather, it may be time to review and update your child’s winter uniform. Please refer to the Uniform Guidelines on our website for a full explanation of requirements.

I would like to welcome our new staff to the TCB Team:

  • Lynda Birse replaces Sandra Carroll as Support Teacher Literacy and Numeracy
  • Rebecca Crowe joins the school as Prep B Teacher
  • Tony Couch replaces Pat Gray in Secondary

This term, the school office will be open from 8am to 3pm to allow time for our administrative staff to complete office duties.

Primary Leaders Day  

Year 6 Captains participated in a Primary Leaders Day at Cooloola Christian College. Students met singer Caitlyn Shadbolt, an inspirational young achiever, and took part in a number of leadership activities and challenges.

Supervising teachers, Kate Topalov and DJ Hooklyn, were very impressed with the enthusiastic and respectful participation of our Year 6 leaders.

Guest speaker Caitlyn Shadbolt presented three important points of advice on the day:

  1. Resilience – Don’t let people bring you down and if they do that means they are below you
  2. Persistence – Keep working at your passion and don’t let people tell you any different
  3. Believe in yourself

Lucy Hunter, Lilly Muggleton, Darcy Latimore and Chloe Leat were an impressive team. They used persistence and encouragement in rock climbing, organisation and getting along when creating a movie trailer, and teamwork and problem solving in the team challenge activities.

The leadership skills they learnt throughout the day will enable and empower them to confidently perform their duties at Tin Can Bay P-10 State School.

Crazy Hair Day  

To celebrate diversity our students participated in a Crazy Hair Day, which also raised over $320 for the Leukaemia Foundation with plenty of crazy, colourful hairdos on display! It was also wonderful to see much involvement from staff and students for Harmony Day and the National Day of Action against Bullying.

Junior Cross Country  

Students in Years 4, 5 and 6 participated in a cross country event in 2 and 3 kilometre races.  Congratulations to our Age Champions, and winning house Carlo:

9-year-old born 2007 10-year-old born 2006 11-year-old born 2005 12-year-old born 2004
Tristan Daltrey Matthew Doran Khan Bates and Lachlan Kyle Taj Yates
Hannah Bradley Elle Yates Amber Daniels Taneesha Bradley

Year 3 excursion to RSL

Year 3 had an excursion to the RSL as part of their history studies.  A highlight of their visit was being able to try on the many types of uniforms.

In addition, in the lead up to ANZAC day, they were visited by Mrs Leslie and RSL members representing the Air Force, the Navy and the Army to talk about the services.