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This school operates an Ecumenical Religious Instruction Program. Students in years
1 - 4 are offered a 30 minute Christian based non-denominational Religious Instruction lesson each week. These classes are conducted throughout the week at designated times arranged at the beginning of each year.
Students are allocated to these classes in accordance with the information provided on the student enrolment form.  This information remains operational unless the parent informs the school otherwise in writing.
Students who are not participating in religious instruction will undertake alternative supervised activities.


LOTE (Language Other Than English) is an important part of the school curriculum in years 5 & 6.  Students participate in 1 ½ hours of LOTE per week.  Oonoonba students are involved in the study of Mandarin Chinese.

Chinese LOTE Program   习中文

Oonoonba State School proudly conducts an ongoing, culture-oriented Chinese Language program. The classroom learning program includes various fun topics and interactive activities, immersing students in Chinese Culture, and raising cultural awareness on an international scale.


Engagement in Chinese Language and Culture Activities  中文活

Students at Oonoonba State School actively partake in the annual Regional Chinese Speaking Competition and State Chinese Handwriting Competition. Our students have been successful in receiving prizes in the Regional Chinese Speaking Competition, and one was selected to represent North Queensland in Brisbane.



We value the dance program as part of our curriculum in The Arts and are very enthusiastic about the outcomes for students as a result of their participation. Details will be uploaded when finalized.





Two instrumental music teachers visit the school each week providing tuition in strings, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Tuition is available to selected students from 3 onwards. It is essential that students practice their instrument regularly. It is expected that upon acceptance to the program, students remain for the entire year. A small fee is charged. A Music Presentation and Recruitment Evening is held during term 4 annually.








Student Council includes the school captians and representatives form year 4 - 6  classes. The Student Council body meets regularly to organize fundraising and other events on behalf of the school. 



Oonoonba State School’s health and physical activity program supports continued education about healthy eating and living and the study of how the brain works.   This program aligns with Smart Moves introduced by the state government in 2008. 
Prep – Year 6 students participate in physical activities.  Students across the school are also encouraged to bring healthy foods for “Brainy Snacks” and for lunch breaks.  Prep to Year 4 students stop at 10:00am for a quick snack and drink of water while students in years 5 and 6 generally snack during the first session.