Excitement was high as groups of students from Year 5 and 6 competed in the 2020 Gympie Primary Team Challenges for Maths and English last month at One Mile State School.
Our Maths Team #1 competed in a team and relay event, answering extremely challenging maths problems. They were awarded with the Gympie Maths Team Challenge Small Schools Champion overall and took runners up for both the Small Primary Team Event and Relay Event.
Our English Team #2 took second place for the Gympie Primary English Small Schools Champion. They won Part A of the competition, which was a Team Narrative Writing Task.
Congratulations to all our Year 5 and 6 students who competed in this challenge against many other schools from the Gympie region. Thank you to COASTWIDE Charters, Tin Can Bay, for donating the use of their van to get our students to and from the event.
(L to R) Cleo, Maree Dorey (Year 4 teacher), Ruby Bubke, Suzi Wockner (USC Community Engagement Officer), Stephanie Brown, Danny Wilton (Year 6 Teacher) and Matilda Schuback.
Sunshine Coast University Success!
Tin Can Bay P-10 State School was very happy to welcome Suzi Wockner, Community Engagement Officer from the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), to our school in September to present awards to some very excited Year 4 and Year 6 students.
The students in Year 4 and 6 took part in the USC’s Explore program, which offers a creative approach for broadening students’ career aspirations.
Congratulations to our Year 4 winning students, Cleo (first place) and Ruby Bubke (runner-up) for their wonderfully creative efforts in the career-themed art competition.
Congratulations also to our Year 6 winning students, Stephanie Brown (runner-up) and Matilda Schuback (runner-up) for their fabulous short stories.
A massive THANKYOU to USC for giving our students such wonderful opportunities to share and broaden their creative talents and for the prizes our students received.
Electricity Safety Week Heroes!
In September, students from Prep to Year 10 engaged in Electricity Safety Week, learning how to stay safe in a range of situations they may encounter. With storm season fast approaching, knowing what to do if you see fallen power lines is more important than ever!
It was wonderful to see and hear students discussing how they could be safe, but also help their family and friends to stay safe too. Students then had the opportunity to test their knowledge in an electricity quiz with the chance to win one of 40 handballs!