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Performance and achievements

Academic

  • McDonald’s Maths Regional Competition Year 6 Teams.
  • Extended Learning Program Years 2 for high achievers.
  • Opti-Minds District Team Challenge.
  • ICAS International Academic Competitions: Distinction and Credit awards in Maths, English, Science, Spelling and Writing.
  • Online Literature Festival for students, visiting Author Phil Kettle and National Book Week celebrations.
  • Science Expo.

Information and communication technology (ICT)

  • 2 x computer labs for class/ student access during class and break times.
  • Use of Interactive White Boards and data projectors in every classroom.
  • Student internet and email access.
  • Numerous iPad/iPod devices for class use.
  • A significant number of staff with ICT digital pedagogical licences that prove. teachers extended ability to use ICT within the classroom for student learning.

Sporting

  • School Rugby League, Netball and Touch Football Teams (external competitions before and after school).
  • Queensland representative in Cross Country.
  • Tennis Lessons / coaching.
  • Interschool sport.
  • Athletics carnival.
  • Swimming lessons and carnival.
  • Representative Sport Opportunities.
  • Specialist lessons.
  • Visiting Sports Coaches/Skills Experts Rugby League, AFL, Softball, Tennis.
  • After school AFL and cricket.
  • Multi-purpose Sports courts and Indoor sports hall.
  • Large well-grassed oval and grounds.

Special events and cultural activities

  • 'Wakakirri' Dance Team Regional performance.
  • Optiminds teams.
  • Instrumental Music program and Concert Band. 
  • Choir and Band Groups.
  • Language other than English (LOTE) (Japanese).
  • Arts Council Performances.
  • Year 4/5 Camp to Kinchant Dam.
  • Year 6/7 Canberra Trip.
  • ANZAC Day commemoration and March.
  • District Choral Camp.
  • Fanfare.
  • School Talent Quest (Bucasia's Got Talent).
  • Bookfair.

Student support

  • Special Education Unit-supporting students with specific needs.
  • Social Justice Committee.
  • Guidance Officer (weekly service).
  • Learning Support Staff.
  • Speech Language Pathologist visits.
  • Leadership Awards and incentives.
  • Recognising positive Behaviour via Rewards and incentives.
  • School Wide Positive Behaviour School.
  • Weekly School Parades to celebrate and share student success and achievements.
  • Staff always approachable and available to communicate with parents in regards to students.
  • Student Leadership team.

School environment

  • Well kept grounds and gardens.
  • Large separate play areas and school oval.
  • New Multi Purpose Hall and Library/Resource Centre.
  • Shaded play and equipment spaces for all students.
  • Outdoor Basketball / Tennis court.
  • Sustainability projects in regard to water and energy use as well as waste management.

Community and extra curricular

  • Outside School Hours Care based in the multipurpose hall.
  • Weekly School Parades hosted by school seniors.
  • Before School Reading.
  • School disco.
  • Year 6 Leadership Day.
  • End of year whole school celebration.
  • Reading on the Lawn for National Literacy Week.
  • Year 4 Bike Education Program.
  • Year 6 Graduation Dinner.
  • Class Excursions – related to work units.
  • Choirs and Concert Band performing at community functions, Eisteddfod, Festival of the Arts and Mackay concerts.
  • Years 4 -  6 school camping program.
  • Active P&C committee and volunteers who contribute enormously to school activities and events.
  • P&C- Mothers / Father’s Day stalls for students.
  • Walk Safely to School Day and other Travel Smart projects.

As you can see by the list above there is much to offer students at Bucasia State School!