NO WAY: Students at Ballandean go orange for anti-bullying day.
NO WAY: Students at Ballandean go orange for anti-bullying day. Contributed

Ballandean says no way to bullies

BALLANDEAN students have had a busy term, with lots of new and exciting learning opportunities happening every week.

Our Prep students have settled in well and have been busy exploring all things numbers and letters.

The Year 1/2 class read the story The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch. This inspired them to use painted sponges and other craft materials to make truly disgusting sandwiches.

Science experiments using yeast were smelly but fun for the Year 5/6 class, while the Year 3/4 students explored growing plants in different mediums.

Our Year 5/6 students participated in a GRIP Student Leadership Conference. GRIP is an acronym for Generosity, Responsibility, Integrity and People. The students learnt about the character traits of a leader and that leadership is about people, not position or power.

We would like to acknowledge the Stanthorpe RSL Sub-Branch, Rotary, Lions, Blue Light Disco and James Lister for helping to cover a proportion of the costs associated with our students' attendance.

Poetry is the focus across the school for the rest of the term. Students have been exploring the rhythm and rhyme in poetry, as well as taking an interest in haiku, acrostic and cinquain poems, to name a few.

The work the students produce as a result of this English unit will be presented at our Student Showcase in the last week of this term.

"Bullying - No Way!” has also been a focus for our students and staff. Various activities including icing biscuits, writing acrostic poems and art all combined to reinforce the anti-bullying culture in our school.

Ballandean State School is committed to bringing out the best in all our students, using a variety of ways to promote and support all learning styles.

If you'd like to know more,please phone us on 4684 1254.

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