Leadership conferences, a visit from Christina Anu, touch football, cross country, story time and building billy carts are just some of the many things our schools have been involved in recently.
A team of 46 students competed in the diocesan cross country in Barraba last week and Sienna Edmunds, Amber Lindfield, Angus Hobson and Mikayla Straney were selected for the Amidale Diocesan Team. They will compete at the NSW CPS Cross Country at Eastern Creek on June 14.
The 12/13 years girls team and the 11 years boys team came first in their divisions.
In the classroom, students across all year groups embraced National Simultaneous Storytime, dressing up in bright colours in line with this year's selected book, Alpacas with Maracas.
Each year did different activities related to the story, including colouring-in and writing tasks.
Students have been taking part in interest electives, with many tackling the task of designing and constructing billy carts from recycled materials. Students loved the challenge and were proud of their results.
Gunnedah Public School
Shona Sawyer, Ava Mackley-Handsake, Carla Bindley-Brown and Bailey Hartwig headed to Tamworth last week to attend the GRIP Leadership conference.
They made new friends, took on interactive tasks and learnt about developing skills and how to make a difference in their school and community.
Another highlight was a music workshop with singer Christine Anu.
Ms Anu taught the students about the Mabuiag Island, close to the centre of the Torres Strait, where she grew up. She also showed the students maps, traditional instruments and explained some of the language; which is evident in her songs.
The singersshared the high points of her career and explained that she has always been inspired by her love and passion of sharing her culture and language with the next generation.
Students learntwords and actions to songs and lullabies that are close to the her heart, and Clinton, Bailey and Cody sang the chorus of her hit song My Island Home on stage.
Meanwhile, out on the field, Opal Kelly and Bailey Redgrove were selected for Gunnedah's representative touch football teams. In the playground, Year 6 boys have been working on a new chicken house.