MEMORABLE SEMESTER OF LEARNING AT TANDURINGIE
AS THE 2017 school year draws to a close it’s exciting to reflect on another amazing and memorable semester of learning, achievement and friendship for all students at Tanduringie State School.
We are a small school in our region, but our students continue to achieve big things!
A highlight that cannot go unmentioned is the super performance of our Readers’ Cup team of Dylan Mathews ( team captain), Maye Douglass, Eliza Lawless, Elijah Alderton- Pink and Charlotte Bourke.
This high- performing reading team graciously celebrated winning first place for the South Burnett competition, and progressed to the State Finals where they achieved 11th place competing against schools from across Queensland.
Our entire school community is thrilled and proud of their commitment and enthusiasm to excel in this very competitive reading tournament.
Continuing on with our reading theme, we thoroughly enjoyed Children’s Book Week and we took great delight in dressing up as our favourite book characters to celebrate this year’s theme, Escape to Everywhere!
Under 8s Day is always a cherished event on our school calendar when children, staff and families from Tanduringie, Benarkin, Cooyar and Linville schools celebrate the joy and excitement of learning in the early years.
This year’s theme – Children are playing from country to coast: inspiring learning in the early years through play – captured our imaginations and inspired us to share our learning journey together as a small schools cluster.
This semester we also recognised the magnificent support of our QCWA ( Maidenwell) Branch by performing dances and sharing multimedia presentations to celebrate International Day activities that focused on the diverse culture and history of Nepal.
Our students enjoyed learning about Nepal and they created a range of very interesting posters and information booklets.
We’ve asked some of our 2/ 3/ 4 students to share their first- hand experiences at Tanduringie State School. Here’s what they wrote!
ALL the Prep to Year 6 students participate in our school’s cricket competition in the fourth term of each year.
We have six people on each team and one team bats whilst the other team bowls.
After everyone bats and bowls the teams swap over.
The P- 2 students play under the multi- purpose court and the 3- 6 students play out on the oval, if the weather is fine. At the end of the cricket season the winners of the grand final each receive a medallion. — By Lachlan Cullen and George Douglass, Year 4
Reading is Our Super Power
AFTER before- school Smart Moves we go into class for reading.
We also read later in the middle session.
Everyone is divided into groups and the students read different books with one of the teachers or teacher aides.
Every week, each classroom in our school focuses on a reading fluency or comprehension strategy.
At the moment, in our class, students are reading about dogs, bats, chocolate, dinosaurs and trolls.
Every night we read at home. We read to help us in our everyday life.
If we don’t learn to read or keep practising, it would be hard to get a job in the future.
Reading is the “super power” that lets us do lots of different things. — By Julie Lovell, Year 4
ON FRIDAY, October 13 we celebrated Grandparents’ Day.
The morning was filled with reading, science experiments, a writing activity and computers/ iPads.
After a busy time in our classrooms, we had a sharing session.
Lots of grandparents got up to speak or share something special from their lives with us.
Dylan’s grandfather brought along his hat collection to show us. There were lots of funny hats.
Some of the students also shared spoken retells, a dance, stories, a song and a whip- cracking display.
It was a wonderful day to say thank you to our grandparents for all the great support they give us. — By Lilly White, Year 4
EVERY year at Cooyar State School all the little schools in the district get together and participate in the Cooyar Athletics Carnival.
We compete in sprints, 200 metres, 800 metres, high jump, long jump, discus, shot put and ball games.
Students get ribbons and trophies for their efforts.
If you get a good time, height or distance, you may get to go to South Burnett trials for athletics. — By Elsie McKenzie, Year 4
IN DESIGN Technology lessons on a Thursday, the Years 3- 6 students have been making cardboard pinball machines.
We began this unit last term by learning about the different forces used in a pinball machine.
We had to design our own machine and we started building them with boxes and other types of cardboard.
We use glue, tape, scissors and box cutters to help us build them.
It is great fun, and we can’t wait until we can try them out! — By Ryan Lovell and Bryce Spencer, Year 4
AS PART of The Arts curriculum, the Prep to Year 6 students participate in drama on Thursdays with Mrs Bourke.
We are making a show about taking care of Australia.
It is lots of fun and helps us become more confident and better at public speaking. — By Andrew Coutts, Year 4
Students take part in junior captain ball. LEFT: Dylan Mathews, Eliza Lawless, Maye Douglass and Mick Almond wearing hats from Mr Ward’s collection. BELOW: Left to right ( from back): Dylan Mathews, Nastassja Soanes, Jack Dagan, Lachlan Cullen, Emma Cullen, and Lilly White. Readers’ Cup superheroes Dylan Mathews, Elijah Alderton- Pink, Eliza Lawless, Maye Douglass, and Charlotte Bourke.