Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Rainbow Has Baby Boom

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Rainbow Has Baby Boom

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Byline: Rainbow Phone 5488 0500

DOCTOR David Smith is becoming somewhat of a local gynaecologist, with another sudden delivery at the Cooloola Medical Centre on Tuesday. Baby Larni Barkwith arrived in a rush at the clinic, while Tammy and Tony were on the way to Gympie Hospital. Larni wasn't waiting for anyone, with all six pounds ten ounces of her arriving at the clinic.

Dr Smith is a GP but he is honing his skills in delivering babies.

This is the second such birth Dr Smith has taken part in, with one late last year.

Welcome principal

WELCOME to the new principal for Rainbow Beach State School, Paul Manttan.

Paul begins his duties as principal this year, coming to Rainbow Beach from Homebush State School in Mackay. Prior to this he taught at Scarborough State School.

He comes to Rainbow with his wife, Sara, who is also a teacher and two littlies in Brady and Tayah, who are yet to go to school.

At assembly, Paul congratulated students and teachers for their first week at school. He commented that the children are very cheerful and say hello and, they also behave well.

Paul's rule for the week is aCaring for Yourselfa. He illustrated this by saying where there are hard, concrete surfaces around the school, aplease walk, don't run. When you get to the grassed areas, you may runa.

On February 17 a school-wide project is being run to raise funds for the Queensland Flood Appeal. The idea is to ask parents for silver coins and a coin line will be made around the school-right from the new library to the back fence of the school. This is something which will happen in all schools across Queensland and is known as School Aid.

Paul looks forward to the planning for and the organisation of the 25th anniversary of Rainbow Beach School later this year. Good luck to Paul and congratulations to him on his appointment as principal of Rainbow Beach School!

Happy home for keen readers

RAINBOW Beach State School's new library is becoming full of books and other necessary educational equipment for the children of the school.

Talking to Theresa Dargusch, the librarian, it was easy to see that she was as proud as punch, as items were moved from the old library premises to the new this week. …

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