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Barkly Highway State School with the support and time of staff provides opportunities for other extra curricula activities to be undertaken by students.

'Rock, Pop, Mime'

Students come from all over outback Queensland, some travelling hundreds of kilometres to perform in the annual 'Rock, Pop, Mime' spectacular. 'Rock Pop Mime' is an event for primary and secondary schools in and around Mount Isa which sees school children create and perform a routine, showcasing choreography, acting and mime ability. Most schools spend months working on their entries. Potentially they could win a trophy for best banner, overall dance and costumes.

Barkly Highway State School were victorious in winning the annual 'Rock, Pop, Mime' competition in 2018.


'Opti-Minds' is an annual event held in Mount Isa. Teams are formed in schools to participate. 'Opti-Minds' is a creative problem solving event for teams of participants from preschool to adult within four divisions. The 'Opti-Minds' challenge is an opportunity for all those with a passion for learning & problem solving to showcase their skills and talents in an exciting, vibrant and public way. Students have been participating for many years.