Responsible Behaviour Plan
Forms & Downloads
Prep - Yr2 3.30-5pm
Dance Showcase 6.15pm
Year 7 Graduation Ceremony
11.30am - 1pm
3.15pm P&C Meeting (Library)
Last day of Term
NO Tuckshop today
2014 class lists displayed
in Tuckshop Undercover Area
from 12noon onwards
Classes resume for 2014
ABSENTEE EMAIL ADDRESS
We now have an email address that you can use to inform the school if your child is going to be absent from school for
any reason. The email address is Absentee@miamiss.eq.edu.au These absences will be processed each week and
hopefully will make it more convenient than ringing the office.
Welcome to our website ........
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
END OF YEAR CELEBRATIONS
Thank you to the P&C for their organisation of the Miami SS Inaugural Carols’ Night and for your support of the event. It was wonderful watching our families enjoying the Spirit of Christmas together. The funds raised from the event will support the School Chaplaincy Program. Happy Chappy Shane’s work is invaluable. He is a treasured member of the Miami Team!
Our Awards’ Evening was certainly a celebration of achievement at Miami State School. Thank you to Mrs Yates, Mr Stanley, and their support team!
Thank you to all who attended and supported Musicale. It was certainly a night of celebration. We are so fortunate to have such a committed team of Music Teachers and our school based extracurricular and private tuition programs complement each other to provide an extraordinary School Music Program.
YEAR 7 GRADUATION
Next week we formally farewell our Year 7 students of 2013. It will be a great opportunity to celebrate their achievements with their loved ones. Thank you to all who contributed to the organisation of the event. I would like to acknowledge the staff who worked tirelessly to ensure the day will be full of fond memories. I would particularly like to acknowledge the Year 7 class teachers- Mrs Farrugia, Mr Toll, Mrs Hoppner and Mrs Goldstein, and Ms Sabotic and Ms Delaney.
On behalf of the Miami State School Community, I would like to wish the students every success for the future. In the fulfilment of our school motto, remember to “Grow with Knowledge”- ALWAYS.Always give your best effort to everything you do. Go out of your way to cooperate with others and involve yourself in your school. The more you give, the more you will receive. Have a super time in Year 8!
PREP ENROLMENTS 2014 - A reminder that if you have not enrolled your child for Prep in 2014, there is only 1 week remaining to do so. We have five Prep Classes for 2014. This is a significant achievement for our School and reflective of our commitment to the provision of a quality education in the early years of schooling. Can Prep children read and write? At MSS, yes they can!
MIAMI MENTORS END OF YEAR NEWS
After an inaugural year from our Miami Mentors of playground games of skipping, soccer, hopscotch, poison ball, art work on the concrete, group sharing time, hula hoops, bombs up and other imaginative games. The Mentors have persistently used just three simple guides for their work; they are “Friends, Fun and Fair”. Making and keeping friends means having safe fun together and playing in a way that’s fair for everybody. This year the Mentors work has reinforced the advantages of play based learning. Teaching children to take turns, accept defeat gracefully, be a good winner and all the other social lessons is best done in a real games situation through multiple interactions. Our Mentors have led this brilliantly and received special recognition for the valuable social development they have provided. Some of our Mentors being children themselves lost interest or for other reasons opted out of the programme, this does not devalue their important contribution but does highlight the efforts of those Mentors who signed up at the start and have consistently attended all year.
We will be open for the week before school resumes in 2014 for uniforms. The hours will be as
Monday 20th January to Friday 24th January 2014
Opening times: 7:00 am – 12:00pm
We accept Visa, Mastercard,
cheque and cash.
I would like to especially congratulate the following children who have devoted a year of lunch breaks to helping others. They are: Hadlee, Maya, Taya, Jess, Jazzi, Bree, Mya and Tristan. As a teacher I think the work the Mentors have done this year is inspirational and wish all our year 7’s all the best going on to high school. For our year 4 to 6 Mentors I hope to see you all in 2014 for another year of making a difference.
TSP DANCE SHOWCASE
An exciting night showcasing the TSP Dance student’s
choreography and performance skills will take place on Monday
9th December. Parents of students in TSP Dance should have
received an invitation and letter last Thursday explaining the
night. Tickets are on sale at the tuckshop for parents and
friends of the TSP dance students. The cost is $5, which
includes finger food in the foyer from 6.15. Seats are allocated,
so get in early for the best seats. There will be no tickets
available at the door. Students have been working hard to prepare their
performances, and I’m excited to see the fabulous
choreography they are developing. We certainly have some
very talented dancers and choreographers at Miami.
If you attended our inaugural Carols on the Green on Tuesday night, thank you! It was a fabulously festive and community spirited event and we hope you and your families enjoyed the fantastic performances from our incredibly talented students and teachers. If you were unable to make it, you missed out on a wonderful evening.
Thank you to our AWESOME sponsors LJ Hooker Burleigh Heads, Kennard's Hire and Coles Miami One. Please support the businesses that support our school.
It's time to dust off your disco outfits and practice your dance moves because this Friday (6th December) it’s Christmas Disco time! Tickets are on sale NOW through the Tuckshop. $5 will get you entry and a sausage sizzle. Water will be made available on the night and there will be yummy treats, soft drinks and glow products available for purchase. The Prep, Grade 1, 2 & 3 Disco will take place from 3:30 until 5pm and Grade 4 and
above from 5:30pm until 7pm.
It's been a fantastic year of Fund Raising and Friend Raising and we look forward to doing it all over again, after a good rest! So to all our families and friends of Miami State School we would like to wish you a very Safe& Merry Christmas. See you in 2014!
Our final meeting for 2013 will held at 3:15pm on Wednesday
11th December in the library.