The FNQ Regional Reader's Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars for the past decade. The competition is an initiative of the Children's Book Council of Australia designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Our school is able to nominate two teams in the Year 7/8 section. For more details of the competition please go to the following link below http://readerscup.org.au/
The regional winners then have the opportunity to compete in the State Reader's Cup Final held in Brisbane in September. Students also attend the Brisbane Writer's Festival in conjunction with the Finals. FNQ Regional teams have performed exceptionally well in previous years and are regularly placed in the top 3 schools across Queensland.
This year the competition will be held at Cairns State High School on Friday, 9th June. Reading of the official Readers Cup books will commence in the week before the Term 1 holidays. We encourage all avid readers to register their interest with Mrs Lowrey before the 20th March.
The Bicentenary Paintings
Four paintings were commissioned to celebrate the Bicentenary. The paintings are on a pilgrimage starting from Alice Springs last Month. Two of the paintings have begun a Journey South through Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria. The two paintings, on display here last week and left on their journey to travel to Ayr on Monday. All four paintings will arrive in Sydney for the Bicentennial celebrations in August. Please see the current newsletter for further information.
On Tuesday the 21st February the Art students from Year 9-12 combined with Languages to travel to Cairns to visit the various Galleries and gain a firsthand experience of seeing work by International and Local Artists. Not only was I impressed by their participation and behaviour but also by their interest and questions to myself and Gallery Curators….they did us proud! Well done everyone. Thank you for a great experience!!