Students are elected by their peers to represent the views and ideas of the student body. They meet regularly as a group to put these views and ideas to the leaders of our school. Fundraising is an important role of the council; funds raised contribute towards a charity organisation as well as the funding of extra curricular activities such as lunchtime clubs. The student council is made up of students from grades 4, 5 and 6.
Dance Troupe is offered each Monday and Wednesday morning, and a Monday afternoon, by our talented year 4 teacher, Mrs Rachel Pugh, who once owned a dance centre, and supported by our inspirational and enthusiastic year 3/4 teacher Mrs Suzanne Wicht. Dance Troupe is available to students from year 2 to year 6. We enjoy regular performances on assemblies and special school functions and events.
Year 5 and 6 students at Pullenvale are invited to participate in Drama Club which meets every Monday or Tuesday morning at 8am in the Performing Arts Room.
Each year several performances are prepared for the wider school audience.
Generally students devise their own work under the guidance of Ms Kelman, Drama/Dance specialist teacher. This is a time consuming process but the students love it as they have ownership of their work and believe it makes it more meaningful to them. Some of the productions have dealt with such issues as bullying, school values and performing for the ANZAC day parade
A popular Drama Club event each year is the 'Easter Treasure Hunt' in the Prep playground. Drama Club students, wearing rabbit and bilby heads from an earlier production of "The Rabbits" have had a spell cast upon them by the wicked Easter Bah Humbug. Ms Kelman even manages to coerce the Principal or deputy or both! into donning a rabbit or bilby helmet to join in the fun.
One of the bilbies, played by Ms Kelman has a dilemma, all the Easter rabbits and bilbies have gone missing, along with all the Easter eggs. All she has is a clue but she is not very good at following clues. The Preps who are skilled at solving clues are recruited to find the missing animals and release them from the spell.
Open to all Year 2, 3 and 4 students. Ms Stimpson and Miss Darvill are running a Craft Club and we would love to see you there. Each term we will offer a couple of different arts and crafts activities. We will meet at first break on Thursdays in the computer lab.
There will be a size limit of 30 students per activity. We will hold a sign up at Walk and Talk from 8:30 the Thursday before each activity starts. We kindly ask for a $2 donation to help cover resourcing.
Craft Club sign up will be on a first in, first served basis for each activity.
Kids Lit Quiz
The Kids' Lit Quiz is an annual world wide literature quiz for students aged 10 - 13 years. Kids Lit quiz takes place in term one each year. Schools from around Brisbane compete against each other for a spot in the national final. Teams of four students are asked to answer 100 questions on children’s literature divided into ten categories, which vary each year.
Quizzes are held in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Indonesia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom and USA. The winning team from each heat competes in a National Final. National champions compete in the World Final.
Readers Cup is organised by the Qld Branch of the Children's Book Council of Australia. It generally takes place in term three each year. It is a state wide competition for young readers. Teams of four students together read a set of books, and then compete with other school or public library teams to answer quiz questions from the books.
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.
Senior & Junior Robotics
Senior Robotics is offered to 20 year 5 students each year. The students meet once a week to program Lego Mindstorm Robots. This activity runs from early term 1 until mid term 4.
Junior Robotics uses Dash Robots and ipads to program them to complete set tasks. This is run in term 3 and 4 for year 2 students at lunch time.
The club focuses on teaching children about atoms, molecules, elements and reactions.
Science club operates at second lunch on selected days throughout the year for different year levels. Students participate in fun experiments and enter science based competitions.
Junior Science Club
The year 2 students are invited to participate in a lunchtime science club each Monday. Students have fun while learning cool science trivia facts and also do 'hands on' experiments.
We have a thriving chess club at Pullenvale State
School with a large number of students challenging each other to a
game! Chess is held weekly during first break on a Wednesday in the library. Over the
course of the year we offer lessons, chess ladders and interschool
Extracurricula Activities @ PSS 2019