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Performance and achievements

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Achievements and highlights

Academic

  • PV Mathematics Competition (3rd – 2015, 2021)
  • Mackay Mc Donald’s Maths Competition
  • PV Public Speaking Comp 
  • Whole School Approaches – e.g. Reading @ Mirani
  • ICAS International Academic Competitions: Distinction & Credit awards in :
    • Maths, English & Science
  • Online extension programs through Impact (Project 600, Unify, Booster, Science, etc.)
  • Educational Shows / Performances – Science, Maths man, Arts Council, etc.
  • computer club
  • MOTH

ICT/technology

 

  • Laptop Lab/IPADS sets for all buildings.
  • 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
  • Mackay Robotics Champion (2019, 2020, &2021)

 

Sporting

 

  • CQ Sporty School
  • CQ regional Shield (Rugby League & Netball)
  • Mackay AFL School Cup Champions boys: 2018 and 2019/girls:2020, 2021
  • Mackay Cricket Schools Cup Primary Boys Champion 2018 &2020
  • Don Grobe Rugby League Champions 2018
  • King of the Valley 
  • 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
  • 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, Oz tag
  • New covered Multi-purpose Sports courts & cricket nets
  • Large well-grassed oval and grounds

 

Special events/cultural

 

  • Biannual Musical – performed at Pinnacle Playhouse.
  • Rock, Pop, Mime participants (2018 & 2019)
  • Instrumental Music program & Concert Band
  • Choir (Junior & Senior) and Band Groups
  • LOTE (Japanese)
  • Mackay Eisteddfod representation
  • Yr3 sleepover
  • Camps – Yr 4 Seaforth Pines, Yr 5 Fairbairn Dam
  • Yr. 6 Airlie Beach
  • ANZAC Day commemoration & parade
  • National ‘Count It In’ musical/singing event
  • Mirani’s Got Talent

 

Student support

  • ​School - Vision: learning to Achieve Ongoing Success for Every Child
  • Responsible Behaviour Plan
  • School expectations; LEARN, SAFE, FUN
  • PBL School
  • Platypus Points
  • Inclusive Practices
  • Social Justice Committee
  • Guidance Officer (weekly service)
  • Individual Behaviour Plans (where applicable)
  • Learning Support Staff
  • Reading Wave – Teacher Aides 
  • 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.
  • Extensive covered play areas (COLA, Court)
  • Shaded play & equipment spaces for all students
  • 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
  • School Disco (Terms 1 & 4) / Free Dress Days
  • Yr. 6 Leadership Day
  • End of Year 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.
  • P&C / Community events 
  • 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.

 

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Last reviewed 31 May 2022
Last updated 31 May 2022