Student Leadership

Student Leaders at Miallo comprise of:  2 School Captains, 4 House Captains [Sports] and Student Councillors.  The election process for these positions occurs in Term 4 of the preceeding year.  It involves students nominating for positions, being interviewed by the Principal or member of the leadership team and giving a speech to the whole school assembly, prior to voting.  The successful applicants are inducted into their new positions at a special ceremony early in Term 1.

Student leaders at Miallo participate in the school leadership program, and have genuine opportunities to make a positive contribution to their school community.   The take on additional responsibilities and develop an action plan for what they aim to achieve during the year. 

Our school works closely with Tinaroo Environmental Education Centre in skilling our leaders in the skills and attributes required.  Many of our student leaders move into leadership positions at their respective high schools.

Clubs and Lunchtime Activities

At Miallo State School, we provide diverse opportunities for our student to explore and extend upon their interests and talents, so that they can connect with like-minded students and explore future pathways.  Some of these opportunites include:

  • Choir
  • Camps and excursions
  • Annual M Factor talent quest
  • Minimum of 4 performing arts' performances each year
  • Annual Artist in Residence program
  • Band
  • Ensemble
  • Year 4-6 Electives [including Dance, Woodwork, Gymnastics and Tricking, Art and Craft, Musical Theatre, Drama, Board Games, Robotics]

Representative Sport

Students at Miallo have the opportunity to compete in a range of interschool sports, including but not limited to:  athletics, cross country, cricket, tennis, hockey, soccer, rugby league, netball, golf and swimming.   

Our own Miallo Netball Team competes in the local Douglas Netball 12yrs & under competition and other local competitions our students participate in include: FNQ Futsal School Championships; T20 Blast interschool cricket competition; interschool hockey carnival; and Red Ball Tennis Carnival.

During the year, sports education tours and visiting sports clinics from elite athletes and specialist junior development officers attend the school as part of the HPE program.

District (TCN), Regional (Peninsula) and State sports representation opportunities for sports including: athletics, cross country, netball, golf, cricket, AFL, soccer, touch football, basketball, tennis, aquathon, rugby league, rugby union and swimming.

Organised lunchtime sports and activities are also held weekly and as a school, we compete in annual cluster school sports events, including cross country, athletics, ball games and swimming.

Music @ Miallo

Classroom Music

We love the gift of music at Miallo!

All students have Music as a weekly 30 minute lesson with their class, taught by the Specialist Music teacher, Ms Margot Vigliotti.  Her program follows the Australian Curriculum. 


All students are welcome to sing in the Miallo Choir, and have the opportunity to perform at weekly assembly and various school events.  The Specialist Music teacher teaches choir. Rehearsal is every Wednesday at first lunch.

Instrumental Music

Students in Years 3-6 have the opportunity to learn to play strings, brass, woodwind and percussion instruments with the cluster's Instrumental Music teacher, Ms Jenny Guyatt.  Year 3 students are able to choose from strings [violin, viola, cello], while Year 4 students can choose a stringed, woodwind or percussion instrument.  The program is taught to small groups for 30 minutes per week during school time.    Students who do not own an instrument are able to hire one through the school for the year if available.  

Once students reach a set level, they are given opportunities to perform to an audience, including but not limited to performing the National Anthem at our weekly assemblies and performing at special school events such as the End of Year Concert.    Selected students are invited to attend a two day Instrumental Music Camp held at our school for cluster students. Many of our students have been accepted into the State Honours Ensemble Program [SHEP] held once per year in Cairns, and go on to join Band at High School. 

Expression of Interest forms for joining the program are given to students early in Term 1.  Students accepted into the program need to have paid instrumental music fees prior to starting their lessons. For further information regarding this program, please contact the school office.

Private Tuition

Private music lessons in piano during school hours are available with Mrs Joanne Trewick on Thursday at our school.  Places are limited.

The purpose of this program in our school is to offer students who currently do not have the opportunity, to learn an instrument.  We hope that by learning in instrument in the younger grades, they will be more interested, confident and capable of learning an instrument through the school Instrumental Music program in Year 3 [Strings] or Year 4 [Strings, Woodwind or Brass].  To be eligible, students must:

  • Not currently be learning an instrument either privately or through the school's Instrumental Music Program.  This program is for students new to music only.
  • Be coping with school curriculum demands, that is, receiving a C or above in both Maths and English on their latest report card.  For this reason, Prep students are not considered for eligibility until Term 2.
  • Have satisfactory attendance.
  • Student wishing to continue piano with Mrs Trewick beyond Year 3 or 4, will be required to do so privately out of school. To register your interest in your child's interest joining this program, pick up a brochure from the school office or go to the website below.  This also has the fee details.


Last reviewed 26 May 2020
Last updated 26 May 2020