Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Mareeba Fire Station Visit 23/2/2017

THE went to the Mareeba Fire Station to learn about fire safety and check out the new station We got to sit in the fire truck and learn about the fire fighting equipment it carries, as well as having a go in the rescue boat and the stretcher. The firemen and women were very friendly and helpful and seemed impressed with our fire safety awareness!

Chillagoe Camp Information - 26th -28th May 2017

Chillagoe Camp 
Date: Friday 26th May - Sunday 28th May 2017
contact Coco for more information - apoumbapoum@gmail.com
Chillagoe Eco loge and observatory 
Unpowered camp $8/per person
Powered camp $10/per person
Cabin $30/per person only 3 left so be quick , one at 6 people and 2 at 4 people
Under 4 are free
Visit their website for more info http://www.coel.com.au/a/Home
Book directly through them and say it is with the homeschool group.
There is also other accommodation in Chillagoe, if people would like to book elsewhere.

Friday evening sunset watching and maybe picnic at  the balancing rock , back to camp at the eco lodge and camp fire  maybe with damper on a stick or fire twirling or music depends what people want to do.
Walks - 
Balancing Rock track (Grade: moderate)
Distance: 440m return 
Time: 20mins
Details: From the Balancing Rock car park a rough track climbs up a rock formation, providing views of Balancing Rock—a spectacular limestone outcrop. Take a moment to enjoy the view and photograph the surrounding open woodlands.
Cave tours, Saturday 27:
10am guided tour of the Royal Arch:
Royal Arch track (Grade: easy)
Distance: 9km return
Time: 2.5hrs
Details: From Balancing Rock car park, 2.5km south of Chillagoe, the Royal Arch track passes the Wullumba Aboriginal rock art site. This pleasant walk then winds past several striking limestone outcrops called tower karsts—features of world scientific interest.
As you cross Chillagoe Creek, notice the huge paperbark trees lining its banks. The track continues through open woodland featuring bloodwoods, Cooktown ironwoods, tea-trees and grevilleas.
At the Royal Arch bluff—an imposing jagged limestone outcrop rising abruptly from the surrounding woodland—the vegetation changes again. Here you will find scrubby deciduous plants such as native bauhinias and helicopter trees.

We are getting 10% off on all the prices
Single cave tour prices
Ticket type
Child (under 4 years)
Child (4 to 14 years)
Family (2 adults, 2 children)
Concession (Age Pension or Seniors Card)

Saturday night:

 Astronomy at 745pm $10/per person,s not suitable for under 6

Or a movie on a big screen if weather not suitable.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Bowling Fun

  Bowling Fun by Tekira aged 13

On Thursday we went bowling.

 We broke up into groups.  I was in a group with my friends.


It was very busy, but there was lots to do for everyone.

Bowling is great fun, I hope we can go again soon 😊 

Old Fashioned Sports Day

Old Fashioned Sports Day by Jazz aged 14

 We all met at the Tolga sports oval to participate in our fun filled Old Fashioned Sports Day.

 First we did a three legged race, which was fun.



Then we did Apple bobbing and got wet, some more than others!  We all enjoyed the apple after the game.


The next game was egg and spoon race. The little kids were so much fun to watch. Some enjoyed their eggs after the race.





 Next we did a sack race in pillow cases. It was really fun. 

The last game was a relay race. The little kids were really fast and it was amazing how far they could run.

We all received ribbons for participation. It was a great day and was lots of fun!  Can't wait for the next one.

Some comments from other sports day children


"The day was good and I won a few ribbons" Silvienne 6

"It was fun. My favourite game was egg and spoon race" Elspeth 5
"I won twice in the sack race" Finn 9

"I liked the apple bobbing. I was a boss at that and I did it in one shot!"  Riphean 8