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Year 6 had a fabulous time on their camp this week. They had to opportunity to explore the Maryborough Military Museum, Hervey Bay Aquatic Centre, Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek and Fraser Island's (K'gari) SS Maheno to name a few. What an adventure! Thank you to all of the staff who accompanied the students.
Our 2022 Musical, Disney’s Moana Jr, was an overwhelming success. With a cast and crew of 75 students and a team of dedicated teachers and parents we were able to perform for 4 sell-out audiences. A production of this magnitude could not happen without the leadership of a fabulous group of staff members: Jed Morley (Director and Choreographer), Amelia Morine (Costume design and creation), Jessica Cullinan (Props design and creation), Rebecca Lovejoy (Make-up design), Sara Salmond and Shaye Curd (Backstage), Kirsty McCulloch – Shalom (Musical Specialist) and the Enthusiasm Coordinator, Tracey Cook. We must also thank Cathie and Andrew McInnes for their tireless assistance behind the scenes and Jodi Prange for the amazing photos.
Our Junior and Senior String Ensembles along with our Junior and Senior Choirs recently competed at the Bundaberg Eisteddfod. Not only did these students represent our school so beautifully they represented themselves and their families wonderfully as well. Our Senior Choir, Junior Strings and Senior Strings all received 1st place in their respective sections. Our Junior Choir came 2nd in their section and were one of the few schools with Prep students in the line-up. We must thank Mrs Morley, Mrs Connolly and Miss Kate for all of the work they put into our music program. We are so blessed to have each of them. It was impressive to hear the standard of all of our performances.
Today our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students travelled to Shalom to participate in NAIDOC on the grass. They had the opportunity to experience some indigenous games, food and craft. What a wonderful experience for our students. Thank you to Shalom for hosting us and Mrs Driver for accompanying the students.
Congratulations to our two sporting teams who competed at this year’s Challenge Cup held in Yeppoon. The Rugby League and Netball teams competed with spirit, skill, sportsmanship, determination and grit throughout the three days of competition. All competitors should be very proud of their achievements and conduct at this carnival. You were all wonderful ambassadors for our school.
Our school community should be very proud of our students for their participation, enthusiasm and sportsmanship that was displayed across all age groups at our Junior and Senior Athletics Carnivals last term. Thank you to the staff and House Leaders who assisted in many roles at the Carnivals, ensuring that all students had a highly enjoyable experience. Most importantly, thank you to the parents and grandparents of our students whose support and encouragement contributed to a wonderful atmosphere at both events.
We are so proud of our school community coming out in force once again to keep the spirit of the Anzacs alive at the Bundaberg Anzac March today. On Friday we commemorated Anzac Day with a whole school prayer service. It was a great way for us to acknowledge the sacrifice of our diggers. As a school community we believe it is important that we know what we stand for. Respect and gratitude for the sacrifices made for us, are two of those things. Lest We Forget.
The wonderful cast of our 2022 school musical, Moana Jr, are so very excited to have received their cast shirts today.
Our Senior Cross Country was a superb day. We saw such grit and determination from all of our competitors under some tough conditions. It is always so humbling to see every one of our students, of all sporting abilities, give it their best shot. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the children.
Today we held our Junior Obstacle Course that was so much fun for our Prep to Year 2 students. It is always inspiring to see our youngest students giving the course their best effort, and they do it with a smile on their faces and a determined spirit. We are so blessed with the fantastic support of our school community for our whole school events, and today was no different. What a great day!
Dance Night was a fabulous way to finish off our St Patrick's Day festivities. We had an amazing turnout of families to celebrate with us. We must thank Miss G for preparing the students so well and for leading the night with such enthusiasm. Thanks to Mrs H and Mr Fox for all of their behind-the-scenes work too. What a great night!
Happy St Patrick's Day! We celebrated with a beautiful liturgy this morning, led by Fr Sijo and Year 6. It was lovely to welcome Fr Sijo to our school. We also acknowledged our Year 6 leaders who were absent for their induction and congratulated our House Captains for 2022.
Today we held our Year 6 Leadership Induction. We are very proud of these young people and as the leaders of our school, they take on an important role within our community. They have accepted the responsibilities of leadership and have committed themselves to supporting all students, setting a good example, accepting help and advice, and demonstrating their faith through their actions and words. We know they will all be amazing leaders for us during 2022.