Our Lady of Dolours – A Welcoming Community
I Can be me at O.L.D.
The Community Comes Together
Following our School Opening Mass on 13 February, families gathered on the Green for a sausage sizzle, a chat and some fun. It was good to reunite with old friends and meet new families. Our thanks to the P&F for providing and organising this great event.
Opening School Mass
On 13 February we held our School Opening Mass at 5pm. Our Year 6 leaders very capably stepped into their leadership role and supported the Mass confidently. The Mass was followed by the blessing of the Year 6 leadership badges by Fr. Frank. Mr Davis then presented each student with their badge. Parents who will fill the 'official' volunteer positions in our school this year were also recognised. Fr. Frank led a blessing for all.
Meet My Buddy
During Week 2 The Year 5 students introduced their new Prep buddies to the school community at the assemblies held throughout the week. They had interviewed their buddies so were able to share quite a bit of information about them. Mr Davis presented each Preppie with a Welcome Certificate and we all gave them a big clap. Welcome to O.L.D. Preppies!
The iPad Revolution Continues
On the first day at school the Year 5 students of 2015 received their personal iPads. There was great excitement as they worked on establishing their email protocols and discussed the infinite possibilities their iPads offer them to support their learning.
Happy New Year!
Our school year began on 20 January when the teaching staff retruned to begin their professional development program. Later in the week they were joined by our school support staff. The week was filled with rewarding sessions and some light hearted fun. On 28 January the students arrived, all bright eyed and shiny with great enthusiasm for they year ahead. Everyone was ready to Make their Mark!
Oh What a NIght!
Yes it was. It really was such a night! Our school presented the musical Splash. This is the story of Noah's Ark told from the animals' point of view. Everyone participated. The Year 6 and 7 students filled the roles of Prseton and Polly Parrot, ballroom dancing giraffes, loopy lemmings, a band of brutal pirate rats and a love-sick French cat, to name a few. All other classes provided great entertainment through song and dance as the story unfolded. Thanks go to all the students, Mrs Johnson and her support group and all others who helped get the show on the road..
Our Preps have begun swimming lessons. This is the first year we have had Preps participate in swimming and it is a great success. An enthusiastic group of swimming specialists quickly sorted and grouped our little people and got things underway without any fuss. They are well supported by a group of parents who help with ‘out of pool chores’ and we thank these mums and dads for the effort they make to come to the pool.
Walk for Chloe
30 October was Diabetes Awareness Day. With three families in our community directly impacted by Type 1 Diabetes, Chloe, herself a sufferer, led us on a walk to raise money for the cause. Dressed in pink we strode off around the local area. The walkers all donated a gold coin. Chloe also organised a ‘guess the jellybean’ competition through the week. Over $500 was raised. Well done Team Chloe!
Money for the Missions
On 24 October we held our annual Mission Day to raise money for great work Catholic Missions do across the world. We came to school in crazy socks to acknowledge Socktober and with crazy socks abounding each class set up a fun activity with prizes. It was great fun having a go at all the crazy activities. The photos shows the palm reader in action.