CPR training, swim school, Grandparents Day, and public speaking competitions have been on the agenda for the region's schools this week. Gunnedah Public School also collected their Woolworths Earn and Learn goodies, too.
Gunnedah South Public School
Students at Gunnedah South Public School enjoyed hosting their loved ones on Grandparents Day this week.
The families had a picnic on the school's lawn and then checked out the classrooms.
Quirindi High School
Emily Cronin of Quirindi High School has won the Quirindi Rotary public speaking competition this year.
On Monday evening, the HSC student was crowned the winner at the Rotary's dinner and meeting.
Miss Cronin was delighted to present as part of the competition.
"My speech was on 'The Importance of Immunisation'. When I wrote the speech there was a large measles outbreak and I wanted to have my opinion and my voice heard amongst the many anti-vaxxers," she said.
"I spoke for five minutes to the gathered audience and feel my presentation was well received."
She now heads to Tamworth on November 25 for the cluster round of the competition to represent Quirindi Rotary.
The winner of the Tamworth round then heads to Walcha in March 2020 for the district competition, the winner of that round will head to New Zealand.
Miss Cronin encourages all students to take advantage of any public speaking opportunities because it helps frame their thought process which is beneficial for critical thinking and essay writing.
Last year, she made it to the final four in the district competition.
Gunnedah Public School
A number of students at Gunnedah Public School enjoyed cooking this week. They even juiced some veggies and fruits for a tasty drink.
Students have also been improving at swim school, and both instructors and school staff have noticed the difference in the past two weeks.
Jacob Bennett even swam the 25m in the back stroke.
Woolworths Earn and Learn
The school is also very appreciative of its new Woolworths Earn and Learn goodies from the Earn and Learn stickers.
With their 'points', the school was able to get recycling bins for each building as well as cool electronics for more STEM activities.
Youth Frontiers Colouring Competition
Deamon Johnson, Blanche and Sommar Conlan from Gunnedah High School were kind enough to come and present certificates to the colouring competition's prize winners.
Kiarni Mallia, Clinton Johnson and Emily Davis won.
Carinya Christian School
Students in middle school at Carinya Christian School learnt a very valuable life-saving skill.
They were taught Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) on infant, child and adult mannequins.
This training was provided by Cameron McFarlane, a qualified Senior Aquatic Lifeguard and a Royal Life Saving Society trainer assessor. Mr McFarlane strongly believes that it is imperative for children to learn this valuable skill so that they can save a life if required.
Deputy mayor Rob Hooke also came and talked about how important learning life saving skills was in his life.