CUR­RICU­LUM IN BAL­ANCE AT NANANGO

South Burnett Times - - SOUTH BURNETT SCHOOL NEWS -

AT NANANGO State School we strive to de­liver a bal­anced school ex­pe­ri­ence to each and ev­ery child.

The fo­cus in 2017 has re­mained firmly on im­prov­ing stu­dent learn­ing out­comes in our pri­or­ity ar­eas of read­ing and nu­mer­acy.

How­ever, strate­gi­cally braided through­out the daily ac­tiv­i­ties of the school are many op­por­tu­ni­ties for stu­dents to ex­pe­ri­ence a bal­anced suite of ac­tiv­i­ties in or­der to cre­ate rich, long last­ing, fun and ex­cit­ing child­hood mem­o­ries.

Nanango State School val­ues the bal­ance in its of­fer­ings, whether it be in the aca­demic, sport­ing or cul­tural do­mains.

High­lights demon­strat­ing this ap­proach to ed­u­ca­tion would cer­tainly be the an­nual Learn­ing Fair and Camp­ing Pro­gram.

Learn­ing Fair fun

LATE in Term 3 of each year the school throws its doors wide open to the en­tire school com­mu­nity in or­der to cel­e­brate the learn­ing of stu­dents at school.

This year the school was in­un­dated by a large, en­thu­si­as­tic crowd of par­ents, ex­tended fam­ily, friends and com­mu­nity mem­bers who were treated to a won­der­ful evening.

Stu­dents came dressed as their favourite char­ac­ters from books and en­gaged in hands- on maths ac­tiv­i­ties and in­ves­ti­ga­tions, amaz­ing sci­ence sta­tions, static art dis­plays, fun PE games, word hunts, a photo booth and par­ents could even see video footage of their chil­dren read­ing aloud.

Once again Nanango State High School joined to pro­vide an in­ter­ac­tive sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy dis­play.

Camp­ing pro­gram a cracker

THE camp­ing pro­gram at Nanango State School is unique in many ways and a real high­light for our Year 3 to Year 6 stu­dents.

Year 3 stu­dents at­tend an overnight tent camp­ing ad­ven­ture to the Bunya Moun­tains where lo­cal indige­nous his­tory and flora and fauna are the fo­cus.

Year 4 stu­dents at­tend a three- day camp to Duck­adang near Linville.

They ex­pe­ri­ence a range of ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing ca­noe­ing, swim­ming and hik­ing!

Year 5 stu­dents have the priv­i­lege of camp­ing for a full week on beau­ti­ful More­ton Is­land and re­ceive the full beach camp­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in­clud­ing plenty of fish­ing, swim­ming and sand games.

Fi­nally, Year 6 stu­dents head to an ac­tion packed week of ac­tiv­i­ties in Bris­bane and the Gold Coast, stay­ing at the Run­away Bay Sports Su­per Cen­tre.

High­lights of this camp in­cluded vis­its to the Queens­land Mu­seum and Scien­cen­tre, Sea World, Team Build­ing Ac­tiv­i­ties and White Wa­ter World.

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

IS­LAND LEARN­ING: Nanango State School Year 5 stu­dents hav­ing a great time on More­ton Is­land. Year 3 Nanango State School stu­dents hang­ing out at the Bun­yas while on camp. Nanango Stu­dents and STEM teacher Melissa Dou­glas hav­ing fun at The Learn­ing Fair.

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