CURRICULUM IN BALANCE AT NANANGO
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.
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.