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7/12/2017
 
 
 
 

2017 at a Glance

 
 
 

This year, lower primary students at Springsure State School have enjoyed participating in a variety of health and physical activities. 

 
 
 

In Term One, Prep students improved their fundamental movement skills through a unit focusing on running, jumping, hopping and galloping.  Other classes took to the pool to develop their swimming skills in preparation for the annual Interhouse Swimming Carnival.  In Term Two, students developed fundamental skills for athletics including sprints, throws, jumps and ball games.  All students then participated in the Interhouse Athletics Carnival, competing to a high standard and with fantastic sportsmanship.  Throughout Term Three, students undertook a range of units based on the development of fundamental movement skills and ball skills.  They then applied these skills in a range of game situations.  In Term Four, we took to the pool once again to further develop water safety and swimming skills.  Students put their swimming skills to the test at the District Swimming Carnival and once again Springsure State School was awarded the shield for ‘most points’. 

 
 
 

I would like to take this opportunity to extend a huge thank you to all parent volunteers and teacher aides who have assisted in school swimming lessons throughout the year.  With your support, the students have gained so much from these lessons.  Thank you!

 
 
 

Congratulations to all students involved. It has been a fantastic year and I look forward to another sport-filled year in 2018!

 
 

Springsure State School has achieved some outstanding results in a wide range of sporting endeavours this year. This year’s achievements are best characterised by analysing some numbers. This year we have had 130 district representations at Central Highlands Carnivals, 27 representations at Capricornia trials and of course one representative at state trials. Twenty-one percent of our students who attended the Central Highlands trials were selected. Very few schools in our region can match these representative sport numbers. The diversity of sports in which we have received honours is truly exceptional, with sports such as basketball and soccer appearing alongside the sports in which Springsure State School has traditionally participated. This year has also seen the implementation of a weights training program and the continuation of the excellent swimming, athletics and cross country programs for which this school is so well known.

 

 

 

We would like to thank Mrs Roberts for all of her hard work this year organising carnivals and running programs and Mr Francey for his passion and unwavering belief in our students’ abilities.  We can all agree that Mrs Roberts has done an exceptional job as evidenced by the extremely successful district swimming carnival held recently. We would also like to thank Mrs Michelle Smith for the countless hours she has put in to organising paper work, inputting data and ensuring our sporting programs continue to run like well-oiled machines. For a small school, this staff contributes massively to district and regional sport, so we would like to acknowledge Mrs Howard and Mrs Hoare for continuing to value this contribution. Finally, we would like to thank the students and their parents for their unwavering commitment to school sport. Despite sometimes travelling for five hours to play, you always have a smile on your face and a positive attitude towards participation. 2018 promises to be another successful year for Springsure State School and, with continued commitment to training and preparation; we look forward to celebrating the fantastic achievements of our students once again.

 

 

Our music and cultural programs have expanded to include a vast array of students and performances. Our students have been honoured to participate in a multitude of community events ranging from ANZAC Day to the Central Highlands Eisteddfod. The hard work and dedication to rehearsals and practice has certainly paid off with nine first places, five second places and countless third and highly commended places at the Eisteddfod.

We would like to thank the wonderfully supportive parents of the students involved in our cultural programs; without your commitment taking children to rehearsals and events the outstanding performances, such as the one we experienced at our Speech Night, would not be possible. We would also like to publicly acknowledge Glencore Rolleston Coal for providing the grant that was used to purchase equipment that was necessary to expand our music program. We would like to especially acknowledge the ever-present Mrs Watson. The cultural program has gone from strength to strength due to her passion and exuberance. The gift of musical performance has been introduced to countless students and has enriched their schooling in the process