Gunnedah Public School and Currabubula Public School have been getting active this week.
At Gunnedah Public School, six new students from Years 3 and 4 have started their "horse wisdom journey", meeting six horses and learning how to stay safe around horses.
The school also had a working bee in the gardens and kindies received water bottles from the CWA to encourage them to stay hydrated in the hot weather.
Currabubula's relay team powered to first place in the Earl Magee small schools relay at the North West NSW Swimming Carnival in Armidale this week.
The team took nearly 20 seconds off their qualifying time and have booked themselves a spot in the Olympic pool in Sydney at the end of this term.
The school congratulated "super fish" Isobel Bonner who "competed strongly in all of her individual events, achieving a personal best time in the individual medley".
Last week, students from years 5 and 6 took part in a student leadership day hosted by Nundle Public School and heard from John Coutis who was born with a severe physical disability.
Mr Coutis shared stories of how he had overcome adversity in his life, and the importance of responsibility and making the most of opportunities.
The students said Mr Coutis was "brave" and his stories were "awesome".
Students then had the chance to get to know kids from other small schools through games and team work challenges.
"It was a great day and we look forward to our next adventure in student leadership, when we travel to Sydney next week to take part in the huge Halogen Leadership Conference," the school said.
Students also got involved in Clean Up Australia Day, pulling on gloves and cleaning up the school grounds and the surrounding area.
"We were surprised to find so much rubbish in the gully [but] it was great to see there was not much in the school grounds," the school said.
"Students were able to confidently sort recyclables, light plastics and landfill as our war on waste continues."