Events keep stu­dents busy

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS @SCHOOL -

WONGA Beach State School has been a hive of ac­tiv­ity over the past few weeks, with many sen­sa­tional ac­tiv­i­ties tak­ing place.

It started with an as­tron­omy in­cur­sion at the school, with a plan­e­tar­ium visit from Night Sky Se­crets.

Stu­dents were treated to a va­ri­ety of shows in­side the plan­e­tar­ium rang­ing from the evo­lu­tion of the so­lar sys­tem to the ex­tinc­tion of the di­nosaurs.

That evening the com­mu­nity was in­vited to share in a star gaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence – with Mars, Venus and Saturn vis­i­ble on the per­fectly clear night.

It was a fab­u­lous ex­pe­ri­ence and it was great to have so many com­mu­nity mem­bers join in.

Next, the school hosted a Se­niors’ Af­ter­noon, wel­com­ing se­niors from around the shire to visit and be treated to an af­ter­noon tea and per­for­mances from each class.

Grand­par­ents, friends, aunts, un­cles and el­ders joined in and had a great time.

The day co­in­cided with Daf­fodil Day and all se­niors were wel­comed with a daf­fodil – en­sur­ing that the event also raised much needed funds for the Can­cer Coun­cil.

To wrap up the term, the stu­dent coun­cil or­gan­ised a disco to raise much needed funds for drought-af­fected farm­ers.

Stu­dents came dressed as farm­ers and were treated to a barn yard-style dance.

The stu­dent coun­cil man­aged to raise more than $400 on the night, which is a huge ef­fort for the small school.

And fi­nally, on the last day of school, stu­dents trav­elled to Port Dou­glas State School for the MILO T20 Cricket Clus­ter com­pe­ti­tion.

The Wonga Boys A team took out the com­pe­ti­tion for the third year in a row and the un­de­feated Girls team took home the ti­tle for the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive year.

Both teams are now off to the Re­gional com­pe­ti­tion to fight for a spot in the state com­pe­ti­tion.

Pic­tures: SUP­PLIED

The Wonga Beach State School cricket teams. The Boys A team took out the clus­ter tour­na­ment for the third year in a row and the Girls team were vic­to­ri­ous for the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive year.

Lilyanne Collins and Ava Pol­lard at the disco.

Stu­dents shared sto­ries with the se­niors at the morn­ing tea.

Se­niors us­ing the vir­tual re­al­ity glasses at the af­ter­noon tea.

Matiu and Noah en­joy­ing the games at the disco.

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