Dance Night 2019

Dance Night 2019


We definitely felt the beat with our amazing dances on Dance Night. We were so proud of every student who got up and performed their heart out to our community. The hard work to create and practise their dance with their teachers really shone through. A big thank you to all who volunteered their time and resources to make it such a successful night. We really value that ‘many hands make light work’. From those who came to help set up for the night, provided equipment free of charge or items for our silent auction, to those who manned the stalls so we could raise money and families had something to eat and drink, thank you so very much! In total we raised $7080.90 for our school.

Fathers Day Stall

Fathers Day Stall

Thank you to Jeannine Flynn, Natalie Harrison, Keri Barratt, Lisa Strawhorn, Gisi Lamche, Claire Bredhauer, Kathy Buntine, Amanda Hales, Tanya McKenna, Tiffany Casey. Students had a great time selecting Fathers Day gifts. The Fathers Day stall raised $3445.75 for our school.

Run4Fun Colour Explosion

Colour Explosion 2019

Run4fun fundraiser

We are thrilled to announce that our School Run4Fun Colour Explosion was a huge success.

With your assistance we were able to raise approximately $15,000 for the school! This will track towards outdoor play areas. On behalf of everyone in the school, I would like to thank you for your time and effort that was put into this year’s School Run4Fun Colour Explosion.

It was wonderful to see the spirit and enthusiasm that was displayed in supporting our school and of course the smiles on the student’s faces. What a blast of colour it was! Thank you to everyone that participated.

Field Day 2019

Field Day 2019


Yesterday was our ninth annual Field Day and it was fantastic. We started with an extravaganza of the Arts from our early childhood children who danced, played instruments, acted and sang to the song: They paved paradise and put up a parking lot. This was a culmination activity from their classes with Ms Balanzategui and demonstrated how The Arts is melded through the curriculum.
Our students demonstrated all of their work and were able to explain what they had learnt, to other students and adult visitors. The depth of their knowledge and the skills and understandings they had developed through their inquiry studies was very evident. Many adults commented on the ways the students talked about their work and answered questions with ease showing their passion for their subject.
Our teachers worked hard to give the students rich learning experiences and to set them up to be successful in the sharing of their work. Teachers started with concepts or big ideas and matched them to the Australian Curriculum. Students were then challenged to wonder and question the topic which helped to guide the inquiries. This way of working builds curiosity and taps into the natural inquisitiveness of children and leads to greater engagement in learning. The embedding of literacy and numeracy teaching and learning was obvious in the work demonstrated.

Stove Pipe – Musica Viva

Musica Viva 2019


“Doctor Stovepipe are purveyors of hot jazz, gypsy swing, Appalachian music and ragtime. Their children’s workshops have been known to feature songs about chickens and many of the lesser animals known to science, brought to life by sweet harmonies and a rollicking, toe-tapping foundation of guitar, bass, fiddle and banjo” 

Thank you to Doctor Stove Pipe for visiting our school. Our classes enjoyed watching the incredible performance. Our students were very engaged and loved the show.

Craig Smith Visit

Craig Smith Visits Girraween


We were very lucky to have illustrator, Craig Smith visiting our school in term 2. Craig did a workshop with students from years 1-3. All of the students and teachers enjoyed the experience and have been pouring over the many books in our library illustrated by Craig.