Our Lady of Dolours – A Welcoming Community
Following our school Festival we received feedback from a visitor to our school. She said that she couldn’t believe how welcoming everybody was, that the stall-holders treated her like a friend and were all ready for a chat. She said people smiled and said hello to her wherever she went. She finished by saying “I had so much fun – I seriously didn’t want to leave. I had no idea what an amazing little school you had hidden away there and I will definitely be back.”
Come along and see for yourself.
Mighty M.A.D. Festival
The M.A.D. Festival had three major objectives – to make money for resources for our children, to invite our community into our beautiful little school, and to provide a fun day for everyone...and we smashed all three! So many thanks are due to so many people. We were also joined by Jane Prentice MP, Federal Member for Ryan, The Hon Campbell Newman, Premier of Queensland and Councillor Wines of Brisbane City Council Enoggera Ward.
Help Us Win a $20,000 Staffroom Makeover!
Thanks to QT Mutual Bank we have the chance to win a $20,000 staffroom makeover as part of their Staffroom for Improvement competition. The prize is a complete makeover of our school's main staffroom and even better is the chance for individual voters to win one of five $1,000 QTMB bank accounts. The winning school will be the one with the most votes weighted against the number of students, so we can win!
Faster! Higher! Stronger
On 16 August we held our Athletics Carnival. The beautiful weather paved the way for a successful day of good spirited competition with Samaritan coming out on top after all of the points were collated. Congratulations to our age champions for their excellent results.
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Crazy Inventors Today - Change the World Tomorrow
Science Week was the ideal time to put our minds into thinking mode and come up with a host of inventions that could change the daily lives of many. Some amazing concepts were brought to reality. Lucie and Lily presented their bottle drier, ideal for families with many babies!
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Why is it So?
During Science Week we held a Science Fair led by Year 6/7. In groups, they identified an experiment and made it work for the younger students, explaining the science as they went. We were very impressed by the way the senior students showed leadership of the different experiments that were on show for everyone. Definitely some creative scientists amongst us!
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Year 2 at the Ekka
Visiting the Ekka provided memorable and unique hands-on learning experiences that linked with Year 2's Biological Sciences unit on Living Things and mathematics unit on Show Time. In the Newborn Babies section we saw baby lambs that had just been born. We were able to feed some of the bigger animals.
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Catholic Education Week
What a week of wonderful celebrations! Congratulations to our amazing choristers who wooed the crowd in Queen St Mall on the morning of 22 July. It was a very proud moment for all of O.L.D, to see you strut your stuff so professionally in such a huge arena.
Report Time: a time to show what we have achieved
At the end of Semester One each class held a Celebration of Learning where students showed their families the wondeful work they had achieved during the semester. A report on students' progress was provided to all parents. Reporting is also supported by the preparation of a Student Learning Portfolio which was sent home to families at the conclusion of the semester. Students are very proud of their achievements.
Celebration of Learning
At the end of Term 2, a Celebration of Learning was held by every class. Familes came to enjoy hearing and seeing all the great work undertaken in Semester One. Tolsi, in Year 3, is sharing her work from her Aboriginal Studies unit. During this unit, Year 3 visited the The Ngutana-Lui Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies Centre where they were immersed in the richness and diversity of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
Celebrities at O.L.D.
Year 7 students initiated a fundraising project held at the end of Term 2. They invited everyone to come to school dressed as their favourite movie character and bring a gold coin donation. They surveyed classes on their favourite movies and classes watched their choice. Year 7 provided bags of popcorn to purchase and a sausage sizzle lunch was provided by the P & F. Money raised went towards the school contribution to the Annual Catholic Campaign for 2013. Thank you to the Year 7 students for their leadership in bringing this project alive. Well done!
Under 8's - It was Great!
The Redcliffe Peninsula saw a load of little people in blue uniforms on one of its beaches on 20 May. Our Prep, Year 1 and Year 2 students celebrated Under 8’s Week with a day of fun activities in the beautiful sunshine with the majestic Moreton Bay as the backdrop to their playground. Thanks to Miss Alison Miles for coordinating the event and to all parents for their support and assistance.
The Country Comes to the City
No, the Ekka didn't arrive early, O.L.D. had a Wild West Disco! The Term 2 Shindig was a boot-scootin' success. Cowboys and Cowgals, horses (of sorts) and gee-tah playing fiddlers came in from the hay. Thanks P&F for another great night.