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Environmental Learning Area and environmental program

Our school has many environmental activities including an outdoor camping program for Years 5-6 and an environmental learning area. Our environmental learning area features vegetable and herb gardens, a tropical rainforest, fruit trees and a small farm with chickens.  Students of all year levels are actively involved in maintaining gardens and caring for the chickens.  Families of the school are also invited to put their names on a roster to care for the chickens at weekends and during vacation periods.

Camp CanoeingCamp ropes 

 

Arts Festival

 

Arts Festival (biennial) - All students are encouraged to participate by being involved  in activities including drama, mime, oral reading, singing, playing a musical  instrument, painting, craft, sculpture or dance.  Sashes and ribbons are awarded for outstanding effort, but the joy that children receive by performing is a reward in itself.

Dance Fever

Dance is part of the Arts curriculum and is well supported by the Marshall Road State School community.

The Dance Fever Program typically operates in Term 3,  and is available to all students from Prep to Year 6.  Trained professionals visit the school for lessons once a week during school time, for a period of 10 weeks.  Participation is strongly encouraged and a small fee is involved.

When students participate in dance they engage their senses, physical skills and their emotional sensibilities.  The Dance Fever Program has been a huge success over the past few years and has received tremendous support from the teachers, students and P&C.

Science Fair

A Science Fair (biennia) is held in the alternate year to the Arts Festival.  Students from prep to Year 6 are encouraged to enter exhibits.  A winner from each year level receives a prize.  Ribbons and certificates are also awarded to participants.

Science Fair Entry Year 3 

Parades

Parades are held on Mondays at 8:50am and are a celebration of the achievements of the past week.  Children assemble in their houses and student leaders conduct the parade.  School news is shared, performances may be given and awards are presented.  Parents and school community members are welcome at these parades.  Children are encouraged to wear a house polo shirt for parade.  This is a standard uniform item and is available from the P&C uniform shop.