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MIRANI SS ACHIEVEMENTS & HIGHLIGHTS
 
ACADEMIC
·         PV Mathematics Competition (3rd – 2015)
·         Mackay Mc Donald’s Maths Competition
·         PV Public Speaking Comp (1st - 2014)
·         Whole School Approaches – e.g. Reading@Mirani
·         Extended Learning Program Yrs 2-6 for high achievers.
·         ICAS International Academic Competitions: Distinction & Credit awards in :
-       Maths, English & Science
·         Online extension programs through BSDE (Project 600, Unify, Booster, Science, etc.)
·         Annual Times Table Challenge
·         Educational Shows / Performances – Science, Maths man, Arts Council, etc.
 
ICT / TECHNOLOGY
  • Laptop Computers for classes.
  • ICT Teacher-Technology coach and Extended Learning coordinator.
  • Library & Lab for class / student access during class and break times.
  • Use of Interactive Projectors in ALL classes.
  • Student internet & email access.
  • Computer Club & Wireless capability
  • iPad devices & docking station for class use
 
SPORTING
  • CQ Sporty School
  • CQ regional Shield (Rugby League & Netball)
  • School Rugby League, Netball & Touch Football Teams (external competitions)
  • PV, Mackay and Capricornia representatives
  • Tennis Lessons / coaching (after school)
  • Interschool Sport
  • Athletics Carnivals (school)
  • Swimming lessons & Carnival
  • Representative Sport Pathways
  • HPE Specialist Lessons
  • Lunch time sporting competitions
  • Sport Gala Days (Steve Jackson Rugby League, Netball, AFL, school based, etc.)
  • Visiting Sports Coaches / Skills Experts Rugby League , AFL , Touch , Tennis, Oztag
  • New Multi-purpose Sports courts & cricket nets
  • Large well-grassed oval and grounds
 
SPECIAL EVENTS / CULTURAL
  • MUSICAL – performed at Pinnacle Playhouse.
  • Instrumental Music program & Concert Band
  • Choir (Junior & Senior) and Band Groups
  • LOTE (Japanese)
  • Mackay Eisteddfod representation
  • Year 3 Sleepover
  • Camps – Year 4 and Year 5
  • Yr 6 Sydney / Canberra Trip
  • ANZAC Day commemoration & parade
  • National ‘Count It In’ musical/singing event
  • Mirani’s Got Talent
  • Twilight Thankyou
STUDENT SUPPORT
  • Responsible Behaviour Plan
  • School Rules; LEARN, SAFE, FUN
  • Social Justice Committee
  • Guidance Officer (weekly service)
  • Individual Behaviour Plans (where applicable)
  • Learning Support Staff
  • Reading Wave – Teacher Aides funded through GRG
  • Speech Language Pathologist service
  • Leadership Awards & incentives
  • Recognising positive Behaviour via Rewards & incentives.
  • Weekly School Parades to celebrate and share student success & achievements.
  • Staff always approachable and available to communicate with parents in regards to students.
  • Student Leadership team & class councillors.
 
SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT
  • Well-kept Grounds & Gardens
  • Large separate play areas and School Oval.
  • New Multi-Purpose COLA and Library/Resource Centre.
  • Shaded play & equipment spaces for all students
  • Outdoor Basketball / Tennis court.
  • Sustainability projects – Solar panels, Nude Food promotions, etc.
  • P&C Tuckshop & Uniform Shop
 
COMMUNITY / EXTRA CURRICULAR
  • Weekly School Parades
  • Active Students Reps
  • Mirani SHS Scholarships
  • Author visits & BOOK FAIR.
  • Whitsunday Voices
  • Before School Reading (Prep – Yr 2)
  • School Disco (Terms 1 & 4) / Free Dress Days
  • Yr 6 Leadership Day
  • Family Christmas Concert Night
  • Annual Awards Day Ceremony recognising excellence & achievement.
  • Yr 6 Graduation Dinner
  • Class Excursions – related to work units.
  • Choirs and Concert Band performing at community functions, Eisteddfod, Festival of the Arts and Mackay concerts.
  • Active P&C committee & volunteers who contribute enormously to school activities & events.
  • Walk Safely to School Day & other Travel Smart projects.
  • P&C / Community events – School Fair, Trivia Night, Dads’ Day In the Valley, Cent Sale, etc.
  • Extensive community use of the school facilities – Western Suburbs Junior Rugby League & Netball, Pioneer Valley Junior Cricket, Pioneer Valley Power Junior AFL, SES, Boot Camp fitness classes, Australia Day Celebrations, etc.