VA­RI­ETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE AT COOLABUNIA

South Burnett Times - - SOUTH BURNETT SCHOOL NEWS -

COOLABUNIA stu­dents are al­ways keen to ex­pand their per­spec­tive of the world around them.

Prep– Year 3 day at Duck­adang

PREP– Year 3 stu­dents have just re­turned from an amaz­ing day at Camp Duck­adang.

Ev­ery stu­dent’s re­silience was put to the test on low ropes, swim­ming chal­lenges, mini golf and a range of fun games.

Staff and par­ents were amazed at the stu­dents’ abil­ity to adapt to new chal­lenges and their abil­ity to keep go­ing.

Year 4– 6 Bris­bane bound – Coolabunia and Kumbia

YEAR 4– 6 stu­dents joined with col­leagues from Kumbia SS on a three- day ex­cur­sion to Bris­bane.

Join­ing with the Kumbia stu­dents is a pow­er­ful means to de­velop the nec­es­sary so­cial skills re­quired in the tran­si­tion to high school.

All stu­dents were daz­zled by the Bris­bane Plan­e­tar­ium, cap­ti­vated by their tour of Par­lia­ment House; and meet­ing Mem­ber for Nanango, Mrs Deb Freck­ling­ton.

The thought of kilo­me­tres of gold trims through­out the build­ing and the tra­di­tions of Par­lia­ment will stay with them for a very long time.

Stu­dents toured the Gallery of Mod­ern Art, Qld Art Gallery and the Scien­cen­tre be­fore tak­ing a re­lax­ing dip in the pool at South­bank.

The view from The Bris­bane Eye at night was a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity to get a real per­spec­tive of the size and scale of Bris­bane.

Phys­i­cal de­ter­mi­na­tion and re­silience were cer­tainly tested when stu­dents ven­tured onto the ice- skat­ing rink and Bounce Tram­po­line.

Pre­mier’s Read­ing Chal­lenge – 100% AGAIN

FOR the ninth time, all stu­dents have met the Pre­mier’s Read­ing Chal­lenge.

Mem­ber for Nanango Deb Freck­ling­ton pre­sented cer­tifi­cates to stu­dents.

Stu­dents at Coolabunia are cer­tainly get­ting the mes­sage that read­ing is the key to suc­cess in life.

Eg­g­cel­lent work

ONE prize box at Coolabunia has a very dif­fer­ent twist. Stu­dents col­lect stick­ers as re­wards for good be­hav­iour and hard work, and these they can trade for a “pick of the prize box”. Once they get there, they have a chance to do yet an­other good deed! Stu­dents can choose, in­stead of a prize for them­selves, to send a chicken to a poor fam­ily in Africa. These chick­ens mean that poor fam­i­lies can have fresh eggs and a source of in­come.

Our silk­worms, are they here yet?

IN SCI­ENCE this term, Year 2 stu­dents are busily in­ves­ti­gat­ing how plants and an­i­mals grow. Their lat­est in­ves­ti­ga­tion is to watch and wait for their silk­worms to hatch and grow. Their pa­tience is cer­tainly be­ing put to the test.

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

Coolabunia P- 3 stu­dents on the low ropes course. Hang on! Coolabunia State School's silk­worms will ap­pear any day now. GREAT TRIP: The view from The Bris­bane Eye is fan­tas­tic. Coolabunia State School stu­dents Nick and Stephanie ex­am­ine the new I’m a Good Egg cer­tifi­cates, which will be what they get from the prize box if they choose to send a chicken to a poor fam­ily in Africa.

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