We're having a Read-a-Thon!

Why? to celebrate Book Week and raise money for P&C programs. Download the forms.

To participate, children ask family and friends to sponsor them per page or to make a donation. Record  sponsors on the Sponsorship Form.

Students then read as many pages as they can between Saturday 17 August and Sunday 2 September. Record the books they read (and how many pages) on the My Completed Books Form and ask a parent or teacher to initial each book they complete.

Yes, children can record the same books for the Read-a-Thon and Premier's Reading Challenge.

After Sunday 2 September, add up the grand total of pages to calculate what sponsors owe and collect the pledges. Pay via Qkr! and return forms (and cash if needed) to the P&C box at the school office by 3pm on Friday 7 September 2018.

There will be prizes for

  • most pages read — junior and senior
  • most money raised — junior and senior
  • extra prizes for excellent effort each grade

'The content of a book holds the power of education and it is with this power that we can shape our future and change lives. There is no greater weapon than knowledge and no greater source of knowledge than the written word.’

Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize Laureate.



Look at our beautiful new promotional materials!

Thanks to Officeworks Woolloongabba who generously donated a beautiful new P&C banner. The banner had its first outing at the Centenary Gala Reunion on Saturday.

Many thanks to Fi Cameron, Sybille Goss and Sally Dillon who worked so hard to put the banner together.

The fete poster was also a terrific collaboration. They are both fantastic advertisements for our P&C and the amazing work our families do to support their students’ learning.


Order your Sausages for Sports Day now!  (Sports Day BBQ 27 June)


The P&C will be selling sausages on bread for first lunch on sports day.

You can preorder for your child, yourself and any other family spectators through Qkr! now, or bring money on the day ($2 each). Home bake goodies will also be sold for 50c.

Classes Prep B, Prep W and 1/2A are on the home-bake roster to bring biscuits and cakes for the bake sale. Look for the notice in your child’s bag this week.

Chance to make a badge in your team colours for sports day


The P&C is inviting students who want to make badges in their house colours to come along to a badge making session in the hall this Thursday (21 June) at first lunch and next Tuesday (26 June) at first lunch.

Chance to make a badge in your team colours for sports day. For $1 each they’ll be able to design their own badge in house colours. Badges can be worn on their school hat.

The Centenary Project — celebrating 100 years of Buranda State School

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Thanks everyone for your ideas.

We’ve had a range of suggestions, from an artist-in-residence, to more nature-play spaces (with running water and places to make bush art and cubbies), improvements to the environmental ed classroom (our veggie garden and chook pen) and a big outdoor clock.

If any of those ideas has sparked another we’d still love to hear your feedback. This is a great opportunity to come up with a project that helps your child, and future students, make the most of their time at school.

Email ideas to burandapandc@gmail.com

P&C Meeting

Wednesday 6 June, 6 for 6.15pm, library

At next week’s P&C meeting we will also discuss sponsorship and plans for fundraising for the year. Please come along and be part of the conversation.

Membership of the P&C is free and is a great way to find out what’s planned for the school. It’s the place to come with great ideas or feedback on things you’d like to change.

We start meetings at 6.15pm sharp and invite you to come at 6pm to meet other parents and share a cuppa.

Learn more about the school’s heritage report


Wednesday 6 June, 6 for 6.15pm, library

The next P&C meeting will start with a presentation from Roger Todd, consultant architect.

Roger was engaged by the Queensland Government to prepare a School Conservation Management Plan considering how the school’s heritage listing should be considered in any planning for the Site.

You can download the report from Roger's heritage website.