Boggabri's school students have been testing their talents in the pool and in the classroom,and youngsters have been learning the ropes at "big school".
Sacred Heart welcomed nine enthusiastic youngsters to the school recently for their first experience in the transition program.
Some students travelled on the free bus from Gunnedah and others came from the Boggabri district.
The students participated in shared reading, library time, rotational groups with K-2 students and attended the weekly assembly where they all received an award for being part of the learning community.
Thirteen students recently travelled to Moree to participate in the diocesan swimming carnival where Felicity Gough was named junior girl runner-up age champion.
Felicity and four other students have qualified to compete in the polding swimming carnival at Homebush later this month.
Molly Rees, Tom Watt, Felicity Gough and Cam Valks will contest the Peter Dobson Relay, and Felicity will also compete in the 50m breaststroke, 50m backstroke and the 200m Individual Medley. Jack Rees will compete in the 50m Breaststroke.
Boggabri Pony Club is back in action and riders attended a club rally day recently to learn from instructors on jumping and campdrafting, among other things.
Meanwhile, HACC went on a day trip to Lake Keepit recently for a barbecue lunch.
The last time the group visited the dam was 12 months before and HACC said "the difference in that time has had a small but positive effect on the dam and its environment".
"Our clients were amazed at the difference and how lovely and green it is after the much-needed rain," HACC said.
HACC has postponed its mystery bus trip on April 1 because of the coronavirus pandemic.