Events keep students busy
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.
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.