Thank you to our amazing Mareeba State School community for supporting our Family Country Fair. The night was a huge success with a particular highlight the student Talent Quest. As a Principal, there is no better feeling than watching our students put their heart, soul and talents on display for all to see. Last Friday night, as I watched our students perform, I was bursting with pride from start to finish. Congratulations to each of the student acts, particularly those who were awarded with a place on the night. A big thank you to Ms Teresita Nastasi and Mr Doug Black for their hard work behind the scenes coordinating our talent quest and to Mrs Ivona Carusi (our hard-working P&C President) who emceed the show!
Thank you also to our families who have supported our school through the recent 3-day lockdown in the Cairns & Yarrabah LGAs. It has been pleasing to see staff jump into action, ensuring the safety of our students and wider community, supporting our students with social stories particularly about wearing masks and staff & family vigilance in following Queensland Health guidelines with regards to mask wearing and testing requirements. The latest information from Qld Health advises that any person who has been to one of these LGAs since 4pm Sunday 8th August is required to wear a face mask for 14 days or until August 22nd, whichever is first. This also applies to all household members if someone who lives in your home has also been to Cairns or Yarrabah during this time period. The Queensland Health website is updated daily, including adding new recent exposure sites for Cairns. Families are encouraged to check these exposure sites regularly on the Queensland Health website.
As we begin the second half of term 3, we still have a lot of exciting opportunities ahead for our students. Next week our Year 6s embark on a week of camp fun, team building and outdoor education while our newest learners begin their visits to Mareeba SS from our local Kindergartens. A big thank you to Ms Shannon Berge who spent last week with our students at the Daradgee Writer's and Illustrators camp who spent the week writing and illustrating their own book. We look forward to replicating these finished products for our library for all to read.
On the 19th September, our Auslan choir signing has been asked to perform for the State Miners Memorial Service Day - Mt Mulligan 100th Anniversary event. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students and a well-deserved accolade for our choir and school on being asked to represent our community at such an important and significant service.
- Hannah Simpson, Principal