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Thank you to all the budding authors who entered into our Book Week Writing Competition this year based on the theme ‘Escape to Everywhere’. Mrs Aldiss and I had a very hard time judging all the entrants as each of you put so much effort in to your stories as well as the presentation. As a result, the winners received a $20 Smiggle voucher as mentioned but we also gave Zooper Doopers to the Runner Ups. The winning entries were:

Year Level
Story Title
Gilbert B (Winner)
Above The Clouds
Year 1
James N (Winner)
The Jewel City
Mitchell B (Runner Up)
Escape to Spy Lan
Year 2
Mia C (Winner)
The Mystery Machine
Fred B (Runner Up)
Secret Sea City
Year 3
Hayley Y (Winner)
The Day The Roof Blew Off
Chelsea S (Runner Up)
Year 4
Hayden S (Winner)
The Invasion
Zoe B (Runner Up
Ruth Bellet
Year 5
Will S
Leya Ann J
Year 5
Lily S
Leila H
Birthday Surprise


Each month our Maths Olympiad team compete against 30 000 students from Australia and New Zealand. The lead-up activities and competition focus on students’ ability to solve mathematical problems creatively, to introduce and consolidate important mathematical concepts and to provide enthusiasm and enjoyment of mathematics in a mutually supportive team environment.

During the actual competition, students work individually to solve 5 increasingly complex problems. The following question is a typical Maths Olympiad problem:

A rectangular solid wooden block is 4cm x 4cm x 5cm. The block is painted on all faces. Then the block is painted into 80 1cm x 1cm x 1cm cubes. How many of these cubes have no paint on any faces? Answer: 12 cubes without paint.

An overall team’s score is simply an accumulation of the top 10 students’ scores, with 50 points being the highest possible score. On average only 10% of competition participants correctly answer 5 questions and thus a team score greater than 40 is deemed an excellent score. Listed below are CSS’s overall team scores monthly winners. Each of these students scored a maximum of 5 points.

Olympiad 1
Olympiad 2
Olympiad 3
Olympiad 4
Olympiad 5
40 points
43 points
37 points
47 points
50 points
Hilary H 5/6A
Penny F 6C
Emma H 5/6A
Jamie A 6K
Jamie A 6K
Yannick K 5/6A
Caitlin G 6K
Madi L 5/6A
Anya A 6K
Anya A 6K
Madi L 5/6A
Yannick K 5/6A
Penny F 6C
Imogen B 6J
Billy M 5/6A
Charlie G 5/6A
Caitlin G 6K
Hilary H 5/6A
Charlie G 5/6A
Emma H 5/6A
Hilary H 5/6A
Madi L 5/6A
Emma H 5/6A
Rohan K 5/6A
Yannick K 5/6A
Madi L 5/6A
Billy M 5/6A
Caitlin T 6C

Students also compete in intra-school, interschool and individual competitions and once results from throughout Australasia have been finalised we will share and celebrate those results with our school community at future school parades.


The 2017 Maths Olympiad Encouragement Award has been awarded to Charlie G from 5/6A. Charlie participated in all 5 Olympiads and over the course of the competition demonstrated a willingness to develop, explore and consolidate the mathematical ideas and collective ideals underpinning the Olympiad competition. Charlie's capacity to creatively address problems and experiment with new ways of thinking was commendable. Importantly, Charlie's ability and confidence to communicate mathematical ideas to peers improved and this award not only recognises his overall results but most importantly his enthusiasm for challenging his own conceptions of mathematics. Congratulations Charlie.


Senior Readers’ Club meets THIS WEEK!

We will get together to discuss the Writer’s Festival experience and to decide what we will do with our bookmarks! Please bring along a book to share with the members.

Senior Club Meeting: Wednesday 13 September, in 3G - Mrs Grant-Mitchell’s Room.

We’ll meet at Big Lunch (after the play bell). See You There!


We are participating in the Woolworths Earn & Learn program. This year we hope to support another school with greater needs than Coorparoo State School by using a portion of the stickers we collect to buy education resources for them. The balance of the stickers we collect will be used to buy equipment for STEM. Our goal is 40,000 stickers – all we need you to do is shop for your groceries at Woolworths.

From Wednesday 26 July to Tuesday 19 September or while stock lasts, we are collecting Woolworths Earn & Learn Stickers.  You will get one Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker for every $10 spent (excluding liquor, tobacco and gift cards). Place the Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker onto a Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker Sheet and when it’s complete, the Sticker Sheet can be dropped into the Collection Box here at the school or at your local Woolworths.

At the end of the promotion, we’ll be able to get some great new equipment. The range is extensive and offers lots of items ideal for our students – including resources for Maths, English, Science and some fantastic fun supplies for Arts & Craft, Sport and for our library. If you’d like to know more visit



Thank you for supporting the School Banking program and remember, School Banking day is every Wednesday.

We are always in need of volunteers. If you have 1-2 hrs free after drop off on a Wednesday morning, please drop me an email to chat.

If you should have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me, Sherry on




Enrol now for Dance classes starting in Term 4'

Hip hop and Jazz classes for Boys and Girls in Prep to Year 3.

Every Friday 3:10pm-3:50pm in Wolff Park at the school.

Register your interest now at or contact Alison on 0432467406.

UKULELE & GUITAR LESSONS - Register for Term 4

Fun, contemporary lessons running weekly on Wednesdays at CSS in the music room, after school hours - qualified teachers,  friendly learning environment.

Ukulele: $130 starter package includes term lessons, ukulele to keep & other required resources. Suitable for students in Prep to Year 2. Ukulele is a great first instrument for the very young learner!

Guitar: $13.50/wk (term payment at lesson commencement) + $49.50 starter resources. Suitable for students in Year 2 to 6.

Positions available for a term 4 start – please contact us to register or for more info – / M:0434030084

Play Music Now run their contemporary guitar & ukulele program at CSS on Wednesdays (after school hours) in the music room. Small groups, friendly learning environment, qualified teachers & best of all - LOTS OF FUN! See below:

* Guitar - lessons cost $12.50/week (term payment) + $49.50 start-up resources (book, capo, pick pack). Program is contemporary - great for beginners - grades 2-6.

* Ukulele - start up package deal costs $120 (includes term lessons, ukulele to keep, book & recording of songs). A fantastic instrument for young children - prep - grade 2.

To register, please contact us - 0434030084 (Bec) or email


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There are also a wide range of activities offered by external providers. Information about these activities can be found on our website:
  • Drama, Chess Club, Piano, Guitar lessons.


  • Tennis, Swimming, AusKick, Go Sport.

  • German News

    At Coorparoo State School the study of German Language is offered to students in our senior year levels.