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Fujifilm Hamilton Island Triathlon Roundup

Fujifilm Hamilton Island Triathlon Roundup

The Fujifilm Hamilton Island Triathlon is an annual event that grows in size and stature every year. The event receives a lot of support from Hamilton Island locals and visitors, and 2012 was no exception. It is traditional for Hamilton Island State School to man a water station and free barbecue, and this year they [...]

School Laptops

School Laptops

Hamilton Island State School had a very special assembly recently, during which 17 new laptops and 6 iPads were presented to the students. Almost all were the direct result of our wonderful community, with contributions from P&C fundraising plus 10 residents making individual donations of laptops. Since that assembly in June, two more iPads and [...]

Olympic Ticker-tape Parade

Olympic Ticker-tape Parade

When you live in a small community you can miss out on some of the things our big city cousins have access to. On the other hand, some opportunities can present itself in quite unique ways. Hamilton Island has a long relationship with the Australian Olympic Sailing team. So what better way to celebrate a [...]

Hamilton Island Kidz Ball 2012

Hamilton Island Kidz Ball 2012

Last weekend saw the social event of the year on Hamilton Island: the Kidz Ball! Now in its 12th year, the Kidz Ball is a joint fundraiser between the Island Kindy and Hamilton Island State School, raising upwards of $30,000 for various projects. For the school, the goal for 2012 is a new playground, for [...]

Perfect Day

Perfect Day

How lucky am I? So far today I have been out for a 5.30am paddle with my outrigger crew and watched the sun rise over the Whitsundays. Then I got the kids off to Hamilton Island State School with their tennis and basketball gear so they can head to the Sports Club after school. Then [...]

ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day

My first ANZAC Day on Hamilton Island was lovely – a beautiful service and a beautiful sunrise in a beautiful location. The Dawn Service was attended by several hundred people, staff, residents and guests, at the Outrigger Function Centre overlooking Catseye Bay. As dawn started to break over the Whitsundays, the Catafalque Party from RAAF Base [...]

Hamilton Island Tennis Squad

Hamilton Island Tennis Squad

We had a road-trip last weekend to the opposite end of the Whitsundays, past Mackay in fact to Sarina. The occasion was the first tournament for the 2012 Hamilton Island Tennis Squad. Most of the squad, aged 6-14 years, are students of Hamilton Island State School. The others do a daily commute to schools on [...]

Hamilton Island Triathlon’s Biggest Supporters

Hamilton Island Triathlon’s Biggest Supporters

These great pictures were taken at the Hamilton Island Triathlon in November 2011. More than 400 athletes participated in the Fujifilm Hamilton Island Triathlon and Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim last year. As they do each year the Island community turned out to support, including Hamilton Island State School. These pictures show students cheering on competitors [...]

Hamilton Island State School Turns 25

Hamilton Island State School Turns 25

Hamilton Island State School is located on the hill above Catseye bay. It has a roll of 40 students split into two classrooms. It schools most of the primary school-age children living on the island, and is run by a fantastic team of staff and volunteers. The school has a great relationship with Hamilton Island [...]

Books From Birth

Books From Birth

During another conversation with Pam from the Hamilton Island Medical Centre I mentioned that I was in the process of clearing out the Hamilton Island State School library of titles that were no longer needed due to a recent donation of books. At this point Pam asked if I believed in serendipity and I smiled. [...]

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