At Mitchell State School students engage in weekly physical education classes where skills are learnt through the playing of a variety of sports. Sports including basketball, volleyball, hockey, touch, soccer and tennis form part of the sports program.
Students can participate in an interschool rugby league competition each year competing against a range of teams in a competition which also gives them the opportunity to become representative players. Representative players participate in a range of carnivals throughout the year where they are trained by higher level coaches.
Students participate in an interschool netball competition run during terms two and three. This provides the opportunity to compete in representative teams and further develop their skills.
A local Little Athletics organisation was formed several years ago with the aim of providing children with the opportunity to develop a range of athletic skills in a variety of disciplines. A main purpose of the organisation is on personal development as an athlete with an emphasis on developing fitness and having fun while competing to improve their own personal goals. Children have the opportunity to compete against other clubs and also represent Mitchell Little Athletics at district and state carnivals.
Our students have access to two music programs. Our instrumental music program enables students to receive tuition in a range of instruments including brass, woodwind and percussion. Students participate in music camps where they learn to play music with musicians of their own ability grouping – together they perform as a larger band.
The Marimba program at Mitchell State School is thriving with many younger students engaging in their first taste of playing an instrument within a group environment. Musicians perform at local events entertaining the community of Mitchell.
Camps and Excursions
The students have the opportunity to participate in a range of camp types. 2015 camps for students included:
Year 3 and 4 camping at Carnarvon Gorge National Park
Year 5 through to Year 10 to CYC Burleigh Heads. This is an outdoor beach camp where students engaged in a range of activities including surfing, paddle boarding, tubing and raft building.
The Columboola Environmental Education Centre (EEC) aims to provide quality environmental and outdoor education programs for a wide range of client groups, both locally and beyond. Columboola EEC encourages an appreciation of our natural and social environment in a learning rich, socially just, caring environment. Through visits to Mitchell State School, students have been involved in activities such as:
Paint the Town Read
This annual event, usually held on the last Friday of August, brings Mitchell State School and other schools in the region students, staff, parents and the wider Mitchell community together to encourage students to read for enjoyment, as well as to learn. The event is becoming more popular each year with guest authors engaging with the students in storytelling and reading.