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New Cross Country Track Adds to School Facilities


​Students and staff at Noosaville State School are absolutely thrilled with the opening of an amazing new asset to add to the already wonderful facilities at the school. Grounds staff Dave Taylor and Jason Lavery and Physical Education teacher, Shane Luhrs, have been hard at work over the past 12 months, creating a unique cross country track through the school’s bushlands right in their very own school backyard. All the hard work paid off last week with the facilities being tested by student representatives at the Noosa District Cross Country Championships.

Principal, Sharyn Rieger, proudly declared the day to be a fantastic success, with everyone commenting on the quality of the school’s newest facility. “There are not many schools that can claim to have a 2 and 3 kilometre track through beautiful, natural bushland within their school grounds. This facility will be the envy of all schools, with our staff already planning walking, running, fitness and mountain biking groups, environmental education clubs and native species identification.” The school’s bushland plot is also home to the school’s population of kangaroos, who are often seen in and around the school grounds.

Environmental and sports leaders at the school commented that, “The Noosaville Cross Country track is just awesome to run in. We love the bridge over the creek that Jason and Dave have created and the sounds and smell of the bush as you run around the track.” PE teacher, Shane Luhrs expressed his appreciation to the entire Noosaville State School community who came together during working bees to realise the school’s dream of creating their very own Noosaville bushland cross country track.