Performance and achievements



  • 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.


  • 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!

Last reviewed 24 June 2019
Last updated 24 June 2019