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2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

Term 1 (10 weeks)

Mon 29 Jan – Fri 5 April

Search for your book via Tinana Library online
Tinana State School have a New Library System that students can access at home. Save the link below.  
You don’t need to Login to be able to search for resources in our Library! Give it a go! Try clicking on the New button to see new books. 
World Wetlands Day
Saturday 2nd February
Monday 25 February - Week 5
St Mary’s Primary School
Friday 1st March

Harmony Day  -
Thursday 21st March
Term   2 (10 weeks)
Tues 23 Apr-Fri 28 Jun
Easter - 19-22nd 
Anzac DayThursday 25th
Book Fair! Monday 2nd
Theme: Beach. Catch the Reading wave!
Labour Day Monday 6th
National Simultaneous Storytime Book: Alpacas with Maracas - Save the date for 11am on Wednesday 22nd as we simultaneously read across Australia!
NAPLAN Online in Library 14-23rd
Fraser Coast Show Holiday Friday 24th
Premier’s Reading Challenge Reading commences May
T2 Chess Tournament
Thursday 6th  St Mary’s Primary School
Readers Cup – June 11th - Xavier College

Term 3 (10 weeks)

Mon 15 Jul-Fri 20 Sep

Schools Tree Day
Friday 26th
T3 Chess Tournament
Monday 12 - Tinana State School

Science Week
: Reading is my Secret Power
Premier’s Reading Challenge Reading ceases end August

Kids Teaching Kids Week #KTKWEEK2019
Sustainability STEAM Symposium Wednesday 4th (Week 8)

Indigenous Literacy Day

 Wednesday 4th  

Junior Reading Challenge

 Friday September 6th  – Maryborough Central State School

Term 4 (10 weeks)
Tues 8 Oct-Fri 13 Dec
Queen’s Birthday - Monday 7th
National Water WeekMonday 14th

QLD Championship Chess – TBA (Brisbane)
SFD - Monday 21st
Book Fair! Starts Monday 6th
Theme: Dino –Mite. Stomp, Chomp, Read!
Remembrance Day
Monday 11th
Wednesday 13th
Summer Reading Club at Fraser Coast Libraries
1st Dec-31st Jan
Tinana State School have a New Library System that students can access at home -
You don’t need to Login to be able to search for resources in our Library! Give it a go! Try clicking on the New button to see new resources. 
See Mrs Yates if you would like to know more.
Parents/Grandparents/Care givers/Friends, etc.
If you would like to help at school but don’t know where to go…. come down to the library.  We would love to have you!!
Sign in at the Office or ring (07) 4120 8000 for more info.
 Library Happenings...
We meet at lunchtimes Thursday and Friday 11:15-12:00 in the Library to practise. For students who have other lunchtime commitments Tinana State School offers an extra and flexible coaching opportunity using ChessKid Online. is an online learning system for chess. At Tinana it will be used as a backup to the regular in school coaching at lunchtimes.  As a part of the GOLD MEMBERSHIP, users will be able to:
  • Access all lessons
  • Access unlimited puzzles
  • Play games of chess against others
  • Search the database for videos on different themes
  • Be a part of a ‘Tinana Chess Club’ Be a part of the wider Gardiner Chess ‘club’
The memberships will run for 1 year in length, from 14 Feb through to 13 Feb the following year – allowing the membership to be used during the Christmas holidays for more learning and improvement! ChessKid has a complete safety policy, which is why we are choosing to work with this company.  Tinana State School will cover the cost per student.
Inter-School Tournament Information
Our club also competes in local inter-school tournaments run by Gardiner Chess.  Students compete in teams of four for our school.  St Mary’s Primary School hosts term 1&2 tournaments and Tinana SS will host in Term 3 in our Hall.  Please see Mrs Yates if you want to know more about Interschool Chess Tournaments.
Prizes are awarded for 1st - 3rd individual and 1st to 3rd team in each division, and merit ribbons awarded for 4.5/7 or higher.
Readers Cup
Readers Cup competitions challenge students to read widely, work collaboratively in a team and continue developing a love of reading. It allows readers to compete at a regional and state level similar to sporting competitions and to meet other students with an equal passion for books.
2019 Tinana School representative teams for the Wide Bay Regional Readers Cup below:
Tinana Lit Wits
Tinana Page   Turners
Daniel Hardy
Clinton Dullaway
Tristan Blair
Lily Fraser
Katelyn Thiele
Olivia Maxwell
Ella Grunske
Caitlin Grunske
Mataya Box
Each year, Tinana students are selected to participate in STEMFest as part of our STEAM Program. Students are selected because they are part of the robotics enrichment program and/or have shown aptitude with coding in class digital technologies lessons to compete in Coding & Robotics challenges.
Book Fairs
Thanks you to the Tinana community for supporting our Book Fairs. We set a target of $5000 and usually come VERY close or surpass this target. We will be using the commission to purchase digital resources in 2019 for our students.
Show Display
The Library staff organises the display for the Fraser Coast Show. We hope everyone got a chance to go to the Show to see our wonderful student artwork on display. Thank you to our teachers and students who embraced the 2019 theme ‘cane and cattle’ and contributed artwork during this busy time.
LOL Club is on!
Unless the Library is closed for NAPLAN or Book Fair it is open for LOL (Love of Literature) Club in the mornings. See you Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays at 8:15am for reading!!
MP State School Junior Reading Challenge
Where: Maryborough Central State School Hall
Who: Years 3 & 4 students from Maryborough schools in teams of 4 plus 1 reserve. The reserve may come on the day and sub in, with each student taking their turn to miss a round. Each school can send a maximum of two teams.
When: Term 3
What: Students will read chosen texts and then in a team, answer questions about the text. This is a wonderful introduction for junior students to gain valuable practice before moving onto ‘The Readers Cup’ in grades 5 & 6.