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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!

Harmony Day

In its usual spirit, the OLD community engaged its energy wholeheartedly in acknowledging the diverse cultures of the families we walk beside every day during our Harmony Day celebration. We wore as much orange as we could.It was a sight to behold!. The National Anthems of the countries of origin of so many of our families were a highlight of the morning along with the tasty bits and pieces students shared.

Swimming Carnival

On 27 March we held our Swimming Carnival, successfully avoiding the rain which did not fall. So many races, so much fun and so much effort from everyone! Congratulations to Nugent House who took out the trophy and well done everyone!

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: Be Heart Healthy Month
2: P/Yr1 Excursion
4: Working Bee
5: World Environment Day
6: Year 5 Excursion
6: Queensland Day
12: ICAS Writing Test
12: P&F Meeting
14: ICAS Spelling test
16: Prep - Yr5 COL 8.45am
16: Lunch Day
16: OLD Newsletter 4
17: Children’s Mass 4:30pm
19: Incursion Yrs 2/3/4
22: Dance Fever Presentations
22: Reports on Parent Portal
22 Folios go home
23: Last Day of Term 2

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