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Catholic Education Week in Action

Our students were involved in some wonderful projects during Catholic Education Week. They made books for our sister school in Timore Leste, combining English with Tetum. Postcards were sent to our Defence Forces to express our appreciation of what they do for us. Each student made a paper plane, noting how they varied in design and in responding to external factors - just like us in our learning! Finally we carried out random acts of kindness with a letterbox drop of good wishes to our neighbours in the streets around us.

Thank You Staff Breakfast

Our fabulous staff makes OLD what it is and we acknowledged all their hard work, thoughtfulness and dedication to teaching and caring for our students with a shared breakfast during Catholic Education Week.

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Sharing the Journey

On Monday 24 July the OLD Community was found Sharing the Journey around the coffee van that provided a warm start to our week on a cold morning. Parents and staff enjoyed a chance to chat with others as we launched our Catholic Education Week celebrations.

Mother's Day

We love our mums and 12 May was a a day to say Thank you Mum! Our dads helped us when they hosted a breakfast for our mums at school. We took them along but left a little early to sneak away for some secret shopping at the Mother's Day stall. Finally Year 1 led us in a special liturgy for our mums.

Walk for Water

Another casualty of Cyclone Debbie was our annual Walk for Water challenge. Never daunted, on 28 April we took to the streets of Mitchelton, weighed down by heavy water containers, to raise awareness of the plight of those who must carry life-giving water long distances in order for their families to survive. Our effort in this venture raised $1435 which contributed significantly to our grand total of $2703 raised for Project Compassion through our various projects.


On 24 April we held our ANZAC Liturgy at school. It was led by our Defence students under the guidance of Mrs Kerri Wilson our Defence Transition Aide. We were once again honoured to have with us special guests and some of our ADF parents. Following this, early on ANZAC morning we gathered at Sid Loder Park to join the commemoration hosted by Gaythorne RSL.

Cross Country

After postponing our Cross Country Carnival, thanks to Cyclone Debbie, we finally had our day on 20 April, 2017. The day was fine and dry and spirits high. We ran as far and as fast as we could and amazed ourselves with our achievements. Never let it be said that the grass grows under the feet of OLD students! Well done everyone and congratulations to Benedict House on taking out the trophy.

Year 6 Celebrates Learning

On 20 April Year 6 presented an exciting, interactive display of their History learning from Term 1. They had worked in groups to research various aspects of the Australian Curriculum - History and presented their findings in many different and exciting ways. There were 3D models, information posters, movies, activities and explanations. It was very informative and lots of fun as well. Thank you Year 6!

Pig Day Out

On 19 April we held a special event to raise money to help stock the pig pens for Dinia to help her, and other people in the Philippines, build a better future. It was part of our Project Compassion fund raising. We came to school dressed as pigs, or at least in pink. The students held lunchtime piggy activities and also sold piggy food. We raised $520 to buy pigs for Dinia's pens. Great work OLD!

Stairway to Heaven

A sight to behold! A stairway to heaven arches over the Old Good Sams' convent after a shower of rain on a hot summer's day.




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Term Dates 2017-2020

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1: Yr 6 Reconciliation
4: Lunch Day
8: Chatting Children Info 2018
11: Yr 3 Prayer Assembly
11: OLD Newsletter 5
17: Yr 4 Ekka Excursion
18: Yrs 2, 3, 4, Mass
19: Bunnings Sausage Sizzle
22: Teddy Bears' Picnic
22: Parent Consultation new principal 6.30pm
24: Book Week Parade
24: Prep Vision Screening Day
25: Yr 2 Prayer Assembly
25: Gala Sports Yr 4-6 All Day
29: Cultural Performance
29: iPad meeting Yr 3 parents

1: Father's Day Tea & Coffee
1: Prep Assembly 8.40am
1: Fathers Day Stall
3: Father's Day
4: P/T Interviews begin
4: Yr 4 Mum's Night Out
5: Student Conferences
8: OLD Newsletter 6
8 & 9: Festival of Arts
9: Children's Mass 4.30pm
11: Year 6 Canberra Trip
11: P&F Meeting 6pm
15: OLD Feast Day
15: Lunch Day
15: Whole School Mass
15: Last Day of Term 3

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