FUN NIGHT: Ballandean students have a dance at awards night.
FUN NIGHT: Ballandean students have a dance at awards night. Shane Andersen

Top marks to our students, parents

THE end of the school year is a time for Ballandean State School staff and students to reflect on what a productive and exciting year 2018 has been.

The students leave having participated in activities that have encouraged productive learning across all areas of the curriculum. Academic results across all year levels have been outstanding and is evidence of happy and successful students.

Parents play a pivotal role within the school community and all have been involved with the many activities that keep the school a vibrant and engaging learning environment. These activities include reading groups, library, working bees, chickens, gardens, uniforms, fundraising and transporting students to sporting events, to name but a few.

Thank you parents for your ongoing support and commitment to our school.

The school's annual presentation night was held in the Ballandean community hall, on Tuesday night, December 4. The night showcased all the hard work and exceptional efforts of our students from throughout the year.

Congratulations to those students who received an award. The student's information reports, along with corresponding artwork was on display as well as their self-portraits. Everyone enjoyed watching the children perform their dances from this term's Dance Fever lessons, which ended with parents, grandparents and siblings, all joining in at the end. We also said farewell to Mr Johnson, a teacher's aide, who is retiring after working at the school for 14 years.

The students enjoyed their end of year excursion, this year a bus trip to the Cobb & Co museum in Toowoomba. They participated in the Alice in Wonderland exhibit which was a series of educational activities that included optics and illusions, word play, physics and maths, which was presented in a delightful and playful way. All students enjoyed this exhibition as well as the numerous other activities and displays that the museum has to offer.

The last week of school will have the students from Years 4 to 6 participating in the small schools swimming carnival, held yesterday.

The Year 6 graduation morning tea will be held on December 13 where the school community will farewell them.

Our staff and students would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday and look forward to an even better year of learning together in 2019.

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