Mundoo State School celebrates Under 8’s Day


OVER 150 children from day care centres and community kindergartens recently attended Mundoo State School for a fun day of activities to celebrate Under 8’s Day where the school also promoted their Pre-Prep program.

Children from Watch and Wonder, Discoveries Mourilyan, Felicia’s Little Learner’s Family Day Care and C & K Innisfail Community Kindergarten participated in a fun filled day of interactive activities.

Year 4 – 6 students from Mundoo State School supported younger children from Prep to Year 3 take part in a range of activities which included: messy play, bubbles, slime, Geli Bath, parachute activities, face painting, sherbet and pasta necklace making. 

There was also giant chess, play dough, nature collage, egg carton caterpillars, big blocks, hammer and nails, biscuit decorating, giant snakes and ladders, Go Noodle, iPads, Duplo, obstacle course and space rockets.

National Simultaneous Storytime took place in the Year 3 – 6 classroom, ribbon dancing, singing and puzzles in the library and Innisfail Fire and Rescue staff had an engine on display. 

For the first time, 25 Year 10 students from Innisfail State College attended and volunteered their time to help out at the stalls.

A sausage sizzle was held, as well as coffee, tea, cake, and drinks at the tuckshop.

Under 8’s, initiated by Early Childhood Association, is a day designed to promote student learning and for children to embrace the joy of early childhood with activities to promote sensory play, as well as the development of fine and gross motor skills.  

This is the school’s third Under 8’s Day and hosting the event provided a wonderful opportunity to bring so many members of the community together to share in a morning of learning through play.

Until 1984, Under 8’s Week was originally known as Under 5’s week and is about acknowledging the importance of learning in the early years of a child’s life. 

Each year there is a different theme that focuses on involving children in their local community with educational events and activities; this year’s theme is ‘Children celebrating outdoor play and learning.’

Mundoo State School Principal Kristina Haigh was pleased to receive positive feedback from the children and community.   She especially wanted to thank all the staff, volunteers, and dedicated P & C Association members for making the event a huge success.

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