KUMBIA CAMP HIGH­LIGHT OF THE SCHOOL YEAR

South Burnett Times - - SOUTH BURNETT SCHOOL NEWS -

IT HAS been a lively term for stu­dents at Kumbia State School.

Se­nior stu­dents re­cently re­turned from a school camp to Bris­bane.

This a real high­light in the school year and not only due to the wide ar­ray of at­trac­tions and learn­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties they get to ex­pe­ri­ence, but be­cause they get to share the ex­pe­ri­ence with their col­leagues from Coolabunia State School. Kumbia State School is a proud mem­ber of the Kin­garoy Small School Group.

As a school Kumbia takes ad­van­tage of ev­ery op­por­tu­nity for stu­dents to work and play to­gether.

These in­ter­ac­tions place Year 6 stu­dents in a great po­si­tion as they pre­pare for ju­nior sec­ondary as they have a broad range of friends from Kumbia and other neigh­bour­ing small schools.

Ear­lier in the term, Kumbia’s best math­e­mat­i­cal minds joined in the fun at the Taabinga Ro­tary Math­e­mat­ics Chal­lenge.

For stu­dents, this meant work­ing as a team to put many as­pects of their math­e­mat­i­cal knowl­edge into prac­tice all while work­ing at the fever­ish pace of the in­tense com­pe­ti­tion.

Not only did stu­dents have a great time and loved the chal­lenge of the dif­fi­cult ques­tions, they also walked away as the win­ners of the tro­phy for 2017.

Re­cently Kumbia stu­dents have been work­ing on de­sign­ing and paint­ing a mu­ral for the play­ground to show the school val­ues.

These lessons were fa­cil­i­tated by Ro­maine Un­dery, who has taught at Kumbia in the past and is a skilled artist.

Stu­dents made great use of the time in these lessons to work on the mu­ral and also their own in­di­vid­ual pieces.

Dur­ing the re­main­der of the term, Kumbia State School will con­tinue to fo­cus on tran­si­tions.

Year 6 stu­dents are vis­it­ing the high schools in Kin­garoy and build­ing their un­der­stand­ing of what will be ex­pected of them next year.

Kumbia is warmly re­ceiv­ing some visi­tors of its own as the Prep class for 2018 make reg­u­lar trips to the school with the Kumbia Kindy or as a part of the Prep open days.

See­ing the next class of Kumbia stu­dents is a real joy.

Ev­ery­one at the school is ex­cited to see them wear­ing their blue and yel­low uni­forms on their first day of school next year.

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

The win­ning team from Kumbia State School proudly hold­ing the Taabinga Ro­tary Math­e­mat­ics Chal­lenge Shield. YOUNG ARTISTS: Kumbia State School stu­dents draw­ing and paint­ing as part of re­cent art lessons. Stu­dents vis­it­ing the Mem­ber for Nanango Deb Freck­ling­ton and State Op­po­si­tion Leader Tim Ni­cholls.

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