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Welcome to the Miami Primary School website. We are an inclusive school catering for students from Preparatory to Year 7, providing a comprehensive and high quality curriculum.
Miami Primary has its own Special Education Program as well as Queensland’s best, primary school based, dedicated Talented Sports Program. Miami State School optimises every student’s opportunity to achieve their potential. Students may display talents in specific areas not necessarily academic. Our vision for our students who are gifted is that they are valued in a learning environment which both challenges and supports them to pursue excellence and develop a passion for life long learning. Our Programs allow each student to excel in their individual area. Click here for details about our Gifted & Talented Programs.
Our school seeks to offer an abundance of extension activities rarely found in the primary setting such as a science lab and wet-process darkroom and is undergoing an extensive building program to ensure facilities meet the needs of a growing community. We have recently identified a growing need for parents with children younger than Preparatory age and now offer a free ‘Move and Groove’ dance program on Monday mornings.
Our school takes a holistic approach to education. We are focussed on assisting each student to reach their academic potential as well as developing their own social confidence and responsibility. We take pride in the fact that we are a community-based school not only surrounded by elite-level sporting facilities but active and involved families. It is a place where lasting friendships are established.
This website is designed to provide a practical and informative view of our school but by no means replaces personal contact. Please browse at your leisure but also feel free to contact us at any time.
Latest News & Events
It has been exciting times at Miami over recent weeks. The
number of students who nominated for 2015 Leadership
positions has been overwhelming. Mrs Reynolds and the Year 5
teachers have delivered a Leadership Program to all students,
and they have all demonstrated that they are leaders in their
own right and are ready to be our “Year 6 Leaders” for 2015.
This week we shortlisted for School Captains. We had 40
nominations that were shortlisted to 20 and now to 10. All
40 students delivered speeches to their peers and all are to
be complimented on their efforts. 20 students then delivered
speeches to Year 4 to 7 students on Monday. Next week I will
have the opportunity to interview all of the students shortlisted
for Captains, House Captains, Prefects, Student Council,
Inclusive Mentor, Band and Choir Captains and Indigenous
Leader with Mrs Farrington (P&C Treasurer), Mrs Reynolds and
Mrs Farrugia. We are all so excited!
Students who applied for leadership positions and were not
successful in the shortlisting process, or are unsuccessful in
gaining positions are to be commended. All put their “hat into
the ring” and “had a go” and all felt safe to do so - a credit to
their teachers and to them. “A” for effort to all.
VOLUNTEERS MORNING TEA
The end of the year is nearing very quickly and one of the
great things about Miami SS is the many parents, grandparents
and community members that give up their time to assist our
children in reaching their potential. Next Friday at 9am we
welcome all volunteers to join us in the library at 9am for a
cuppa and a muffin. All volunteers should have received their invite this week. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have
not received it.
P & C NEWS
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!
And on Monday 1st December we will be holding our “Carols
on the Green” event on the oval. Gates open at 4:30pm with
festivities commencing at 6pm. We have food vendors including
fish & chips and tacos and there will be drinks and glow
products for sale too. We will have a special surprise at the
end of the evening. We are hoping to raise funds to once
again support our wonderful Chaplain, Shane Scott, and the
invaluable work he does at our school. Ms Scott is working hard
with your children on their Christmas songs so please come
along with family and friends and enjoy what is sure to be a
wonderful evening to end an amazing year.
We are seeking donations of non-perishable, luxury Christmas
food items to make up three luxury hampers. There is a
collection box at the office. Thank you!
Are you able to offer 2 hours of your time every Tuesday
morning? We are in urgent need of school banking volunteers.
Please email email@example.com if you can help out.
We are currently in the process of recruiting a new tuck shop
convenor to start at the beginning of Term 1, 2015. We will be
needing volunteers who can offer anything from 1 hour up to 4
hours on whichever day suits. A shortage of volunteers for our
tuckshop has been an ongoing problem. Unfortunately if we
don’t have enough volunteers we may need to look at
temporarily closing one day a week. If you can help on a
regular basis please email firstname.lastname@example.org
MORE EXCITEMENT FROM OUR HIGH ACHIEVING STUDENTS - QUEST FINALISTS FROM MIAMI
Last newsletter I advised that we had six teams competing in
the Quest event here at Miami. I am very excited to advise that
ALL students did a fantastic job and we have two teams in the
finals. In 2013 we had one team in the final so we are very
proud. Our very best wishes to these two teams.
It is times like these that I am proud to be a Deputy at Miami
State School. We really do have such amazing students here.
The below was sent to me from Mirella at BRAINways.
All teams from Miami State School demonstrated an excellent
level of motivation and were prepared to work hard, to
complete the challenge task at a high standard. One of the
years 1-3 teams worked consistently well, placing second in
each of the challenges, and qualified to participate in the Final,
at Griffith University. The other years 1-3 team, did very well too.
The years 4-6 teams were also motivated to do well. The years
7-10 team should be commended for the excellent quality of
the work they produced, allowing them to qualify in the Quest
Final, to the detriment of two year 10 teams. Well done!
Best wishes to our finalists:
Year 2 team – Thomas, Noah and Bayden
Year 7 team – Amy, DJ and Sarah
Congratulations to our participants
Year 1 - Rory, Andre, Noah
Year 4 - Taj , Kai, Jared
Year 5 - Amina, Lauren, Hannah
Year 5 - Taye, Bodie, Ashton,