Tin Can Bay School has a successful month!

Wide Bay Volleyball team members Rakeen Masri, Blake Hale and Blayd Watt

Wide Bay Volleyball team members Rakeen Masri, Blake Hale and Blayd Watt

Gympie Principal and Council Forum

Last month the Gympie Regional Council hosted its first School Principals and Gympie Regional Council Forum at the Gympie Civic Centre. The forum provided a great opportunity for principals of local schools to meet and make connections with councillors and other key council staff, and gain an understanding of the various roles and portfolios within Council.

Science – It’s like magic, but real

Year 10 Science students have been busy designing and conducting experimental investigations into factors that affect the rate of chemical reactions. Students have examined how surface area, temperature, catalysts and concentration affect how quickly different chemicals react. They have also conducted risk assessments, identified any sources of uncertainty in the results and related their experimental findings to real-life situations.

Wide Bay volleyball success!

Practice and determination are the ingredients for success for Year 9 students Rakeen Masri, Mark McIntosh, Blake Hale and Blayd Watt, who were successful in being chosen to be part of the Wide Bay Boys Volleyball Team in July.

With many highly skilled students vying for spots on the Wide Bay Team, the fact that Tin Can Bay State School had four successful students shows the strength of our volleyball program.

The boys are now focused on refining their skills ready for their next big competition, the Queensland Volleyball Championships, to be held in Brisbane in October.

Sharing the joy of new instruments

In 2020, the Tin Can Bay P-10 State School instrumental music program has been extremely fortunate to have a new fleet of high quality instruments.

Our school has invested significant funds to ensure that students have the opportunity to participate in one of the most demanding, fulfilling and fun pursuits available to young learners.

In instrumental music, students benefit much more than simply playing music and learning performance skills. Students learn: perseverance; teamwork; self-confidence; responsibility through care and maintenance of equipment; as well as many other skills and qualities.

Students can also expect to improve language and mathematical performance, develop neural pathways and brain development and practice social skills, all while getting a full cognitive workout in a safe and fun learning environment.

Mr Berry, the Instrumental Music coordinator and teacher, said, “The individual growth and happiness I see in students when playing their instruments throughout the year is heart-warming! The school band really unites them.”

All students from Year 4 to Year 10 are welcome to apply to participate in the program.