Ex­plor­ing a world of learn­ing

Spring­sure stu­dents work­ing hard this term

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SPRING­SURE STATE SCHOOL

Book Week

THERE was style aplenty at this year’s Book Week Pa­rade with stu­dents, and teach­ers, from all year lev­els, Prep to Year 10, par­tic­i­pat­ing with pas­sion and en­thu­si­asm. This year, an il­lus­trat­ing com­pe­ti­tion was im­ple­mented with stu­dents from dif­fer­ent year lev­els re­design­ing the book cover of one of the short­listed CBCA books with prizes be­ing awarded to the best en­tries. A Peo­ple’s Choice com­pe­ti­tion was also held with stu­dents and staff vot­ing for their most out­stand­ing re-cre­ation of a book cover. Con­grat­u­la­tions to Brooke on win­ning that award.

Prep News

THIS term in the Prep room we are ex­plor­ing how to col­lect, record and in­ter­pret data. Each morn­ing we con­duct a new sur­vey, count the yes/no re­sponses, make a col­umn graph and make in­fer­ences from the data. Last week we asked lots of ques­tions about pets in the Prep room. We dis­cov­ered that every­one in the Prep room has a dog but only two peo­ple have guinea pigs. Some fam­i­lies also had cats, horses and chooks. We used the data we had col­lected to make a graph on Mon­day. We made a big col­umn graph on the floor and then made our own pic­ture graphs at our desk. This week we learnt that not every­one in the Prep room likes chocolate. I won­der if every­one will like veg­eta­bles.

Year Five An­them

TWENTY four stu­dents, suc­cess­ful each day.

To­gether – we learn and play.

We all use our pen­cils and pens,

But more im­por­tantly we are friends.

Work­ing as a team, Year 5 2017.

Peo­ple come and go to im­prove our lives.

Each year we ad­vance our grades and strive.

Teach­ers and sub­jects are the same.

All have made our ‘Hall of Fame’.

Work­ing as a team, Year 5 2017.

Our class is shar­ing a pos­i­tive mood.

We are show­ing an ‘at­ti­tude of grat­i­tude’.

Le­ich­hardt or Mitchell: ri­vals to the end!

We all try our best be­fore the week­end.

Work­ing as a team, Year 5 2017.

‘Suc­cess by Ef­fort’ is our motto.

The car­ing teach­ers make us fol­low.

Sports, mu­sic, cul­ture and Ag,

To­gether we proudly salute our flag.

Work­ing as a team, Year 5 2017.

Year Three – Joint Con­struc­tion

‘MOUSE vs Mouse­trap’

The de­li­cious smell of strong, tasty cheese wafts through the air into my nos­trils. My body floats to­wards the glo­ri­ous, golden, thick piece of won­der­ful cheesy food. I nib­ble quickly – its cheese-a-li­cious!! The cheese feels soft and crumbly in my ea­ger, furry paws.

SNAP!!!

Panic sets in. A heavy steel bar is chok­ing me. My heart is pound­ing. What can I do? I’m just a weak lit­tle mouse!

Dun, dun dun dun, dun dun dun, dun dun du­u­u­u­u­u­u­u­u­u­u­uun!!

Sud­denly, I feel pow­er­ful, I feel strong and I feel like The In­cred­i­ble Hulk! It’s a strong mouse trap, but not strong enough for this lit­tle mouse! My mus­cles grow big­ger and big­ger. This bar is crushed! Wow – I am one strong mouse! Sweet free­dom!

CH Eisteddfod

SPRING­SURE State School stu­dents have cer­tainly demon­strated our school motto of Suc­cess By Ef­fort through their prepa­ra­tion and com­mit­ment to per­form­ing at this year’s Cen­tral High­lands Eisteddfod.

The par­tic­i­pants, and wor­thy rep­re­sen­ta­tives of our school, were Rhys, Sean, Odette, Bronte, Heidi, In­dia, Gabi, Cody, Matilda, Eliza, Cay­den, Ri­ley, Mark, Lana, Brooke, Is­abell, Jes­sica, Charli, So­phie, Lau­ren, Amie, Macee, Tully, Jas­mine, Makenzi, Rory, Ar­manii, Emily, Chloe D., Kloe, Chloe A, Scar­let, Kate­lyn, Amy, Han­nah, Ma­claine, Ri­ley B, Ash­ton, Ai­den, Shakaya, LA, Kather­ine, Har­ri­son.

In­dia also re­ceived the Sec­ondary Verse Speak­ing En­cour­age­ment Award as nom­i­nated by the ad­ju­di­ca­tor.

In­stru­men­tal Mu­sic oc­curs through the pas­sion held by two teach­ers with mu­sic back­grounds who be­lieve that our stu­dents should have ac­cess to this unique and in­te­gral part of life. The stan­dard achieved in the ar­eas of verse speak­ing, char­ac­ter recital, vo­cal solo and duet items, as well as in­stru­men­tal per­for­mances is tes­ta­ment to the in­creas­ing fo­cus and value the school com­mu­nity have placed in the Arts. This fo­cus ac­knowl­edges the train­ing un­der­taken for the eisteddfod al­lows for greater par­tic­i­pa­tion in mu­sic ed­u­ca­tion for the whole school com­mu­nity as well as of­fer­ing en­rich­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties for gifted and tal­ented stu­dents.

Our sin­cere thanks must go to the par­ents who en­cour­aged and sup­ported this creative learn­ing jour­ney. Your part­ner­ship is greatly val­ued and ap­pre­ci­ated.

Spring­sure State School would also like to ac­knowl­edge and thank the Cen­tral High­lands Eisteddfod com­mit­tee.

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BOOK WEEK CARDS: The costumes were var­ied and clever.

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The tro­phy win­ners at the Cen­tral High­lands Eisteddfod.

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The stu­dents got creative with their costumes.

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Stu­dents were happy with their eisteddfod re­sults.

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The school had suc­cess at the Cen­tral High­lands Eisteddfod.

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The Spring­sure State School Prep stu­dents.

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Stu­dents show off their prizes.

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