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National Science Week 2017 – 12-20 August.


The school theme for this year is ‘Future Earth’ aiming to raise awareness of sustainability science and all of the sciences – social, natural and applied – and encourage positive actions that make a direct contribution to the Earth becoming more sustainable. Gumdale will be celebrating with a week of workshops, demonstrations, shows and more. Stay tuned for further announcements. For more information visit

 Year 4 STEAM Club 

The Year 4 STEAM Club is back in full swing with a jam packed term ahead. Some members are planning the school launch of their innovative design ideas ready for National Science Week in week 6. Some are working on their mechanical engineering skills by designing and building battery operated model dragsters to race over an 8 metre distance. A group of 19 will be heading to Brisbane Bayside State College to participate in a 3D printing workshop. The club meets on Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 8-8:45am and new members are always welcome!​


Years 5 and 6 STEAM Club 

The Year 5 and 6 STEAM Club has started their first term and already heads are whirling with great challenges and opportunities ready to be tackled. The club meets on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 8-8:45am and new members are welcome! 

Some exciting events happening in and around Gumdale State School:


Our year 3’s have jumped straight into exploring living and non-living things and found some great specimens. 

Music Notes 

I would like to say a big thank you to all the staff, students and parents of the Gumdale State School Community for their warm welcome. It is my great pleasure to be teaching music and taking the choirs at Gumdale State School this term. 

The Choirs will be starting rehearsals again next week (Week 3) both continuing and new members are most welcome to join.  The rehearsal times will be as follows:

The Gumleaves (Years 3/4) - Monday 7:45am-8:30am in the STEAM Room

The Vocalites (Auditioned Group) - Monday 11:15am-11:45am in the STEAM Room

The Gumtrees (Years 5/6) - Tuesday 7:45am-8:30am in the STEAM Room

The Gumnuts (Years1/2) - Wednesday 11:00am-11:45am in the E Block Music Room (Please bring your lunch to this rehearsal)

I look forward to seeing many of you there! 

Lauren Slater

Music Teacher & Choir Coordinator​