This week, Gunnedah's kids have been playing chess, learning about the role of police, and dressing up for Book Week.
Gunnedah Public School
The Gunnedah Public School chess team represented the school at Gunnedah South Public School on Friday. It was good training for the upcoming chess tournament to be held at Gunnedah Public School next term.
Any Gunnedah Public School students interested in participating should get practicing now and ask Miss Hoban to be put into a team.
Gunnedah Baptist Community Preschool
The children at Gunnedah Baptist Community Preschool were fascinated to see what the inside of a police car is like, to see the lights flashing, siren whirring and to learn all about what a policeman does.
Preschooler Darcy's dad Constable Micheal visited the kids to teach them everything about the police force.
Quirindi High School
Quirindi High School's (QHS) hospitality students were busy serving delicious Santa Gertrudis steaks at AgQuip this week.
Nathan Evans, Georgie Auld, and Lillie Clark decided to associate the Gamilaraay 'Word of the Week' with their excursion - 'dhiidjuul', meaning 'piece of meat'.
The school's Clontarf Academy travelled down to Sydney for the annual Ross Kelly Cup rewards excursion. They were treated to a dinner on arrival at Luna Park with NRL special guest Phil Gould imparting wisdom to the boys throughout the night as well as many other guest speakers.
The next day, Quirindi and Narrabri joined forces to play in the Ross Kelly Cup Carnival.
"It was amazing to see such quality rugby league as well as positive Clontarf values displayed throughout the event," QHS Clontarf Academy's Aaron Sampson said.
"Quirindi were also lucky enough to be involved in a partners visit to Fox Sports while they were in Sydney. A great experience for all."
This carnival is a highlight on the annual calendar - academy members must ensure their attendance, behaviour and schoolwork are maintained to a high standard all year in order to be eligible to attend.
Meanwhile, QHS Year 9 students Madison Potter created a fantastic barbecue to top a fire pit.
Under the guidance of teacher Mr Miggins, the students designed, planned and constructed the barbecue, which included welding wrought iron - which, gives a 'grain' resembling wood visible when it is etched or bent.
Wrought iron proved tough, malleable, ductile, corrosion-resistant and readily welded by the talented duo.
"It's been great to work together on this project and we look forward to testing it, by cooking up some bacon and eggs," Miss Potter said.
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