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I Can be me at O.L.D.

What a day of fun and friendship! On 10 October we launched our KidsMatter Program. KidsMatter is a flexible, whole-school approach to improving children’s mental health and wellbeing. Our launch began with a liturgy followed by the O.L.D. kids all creating a Chatter Box and sharing it with friends. Cutting of the cake was next and finally some amazing structures were created in the Caine's Archade Challenge.

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Shoot for the Stars

Held over 13 and 14 September, our massive Spring Carnival was a resounding success! The highly successful Monster Garage Sale kicked off on Saturday and was followed by a day-of-days on Sunday when O.L.D. opened its doors to opened to many enthusiastic families, friends and the community. Our children were the ambassadors for our Shoot for the Stars theme, as they continue to learn together in 2014 and strive to achieve. Indeed they were stars as they proudly represented O.L.D. through their beautiful dancing, smiling faces and friendly attitudes. To all who contributed over so many months, and on the day, we say a big THANK YOU!


Science Workshops for Tomorrow's Scientists

On 18 September, the whole of our school witnessed Peter May’s Science Factory incursion. We got into pairs or small groups, then we walked around tables with various science exhibits such as a drinking bird that teaches about pressure and weight. There were dogs, dinosaurs and dancing robots. Peter introduced us to a spinning wheel. When he turned it clockwise we saw everything was bigger but when it was turned anticlockwise everything got smaller. It was a great day and we all really enjoyed it.

by Chloe, Hycie, Rois, Jade and Bridgette


Sydney - Canberra - The Snow!

Years 6 and 7 completed their very successful trip south, taking in significant sites and experiences in far away places. They came home with many exciting stories and an expanded knowledge of our country and how it works. The week went very smoothly and students were wonderfully behaved in their modeling of our school values in the very wider community.


Opti-Minds

Congratulations to our three energetic and talented Optiminds Teams from Year 4 and Year 7 who undertook the challenge and presented their work on Sunday 24 August. All three teams performed with great enthusiasm. Many thanks must go to the teachers and parents of the students for their support over the 6 weeks of Opti preparation.


Book Week

You would be forgiven for thinking you had arrived in StoryLand if you came to OLD School on 15 August. It was Book Week and people came along dressed as book characters from their favourite books. Grandpa, from Grandpa and Thomas, by Pamela Allen, was Master of Ceremonies of the Character Parade and interviewed many unusual people!

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Faster - Higher - Stronger

Congratulations to all students for their efforts and behavior at the Athletics Carnival on 15 August. The indifferent weather didn’t worry us and we had a successful day of good spirited competition with Samaritan coming out on top after all of the points were collated.

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Year 6/7 Sleep Out

Our final activity in Catholic Education Week was the Year 6/7 Sleep Out last Friday night. OLD hosted approximately 80 students across our three Parish schools and what a great night was had by all! All students from the three schools worked together to create iMovies about raising the profile of social justice issues. The night culminated in a sleep over in the courtyard for OLD students who experienced what it was like to go without the comforts of a home.


Opening our ANZAC Memorial Garden


Our Defence students made us proud with their beautiful presentation at the opening of our ANZAC Memorial Garden. A big thank you to all the parents who attended, with a special thank you to Captain Jeremy Quade and Avril Cross who spoke on behalf of our Defence Community. All of the children performed beautifully, right down to our junior candle bearers. This memorial will be an important place for reflection and commemoration not only for Defence Community but for our entire school community.

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Catholic Education Week

At our Catholic Education Week Mass, our Year 6/7 students officially handed over our Tonne of Warmth donations to St Vincent de Paul. We thank our community for the generous donations. Also at this Mass we celebrated with Mrs Cathy Spence, our Library School Officer, who has served 30 years with Brisbane Catholic Education, and all of them at OLD!. We also acknowledged that it has been 30 years since the introduction of the valuable role of Crossing Supervisors who joined us at the Mass.


Active Travel

We had 87 students to help launch Active Travel in Term 3 – a great effort. It is very exciting every week to keep adding footprints to our O.L.D. Walk of Fame. There are lots of bronze footprints up already and still more to come. Next week will see some students hit their 15th trip and receive their silver footprint to add to the wall. Well done everyone on supporting this initiative and Active Travel in our school.


 

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22 Oct: Children's Mission Day
24 Oct: Mission Stalls
24 Oct: Prep Swimming Lessons
27 Oct: Lunch Day
27 Oct: School Board Meeting
28 Oct: Yr 5/6 Parent Information Session
- Life Work in Progress
31 Oct: World Teachers' Day
31 Oct: Diabetes Awareness Day
31 Oct: Prep Swimming Lessons
31 Oct: Yr 5/6 Student Information Session
- Life Work in Progress
4 Nov: Melbourne Cup
7 Nov: Prep Swimming Lessons
7 Nov: Halloween Disco
10 Nov: P&F AGM
11 Nov: Remembrance Day
13 Nov: Prep Orientation Morning
13 Nov: Prep Swimming Lessons
14 Nov: G20 Public Holiday
17 Nov: Yrs 6/7 Retreat (TBC)
18 Nov: Active Travel Breakfast
18 Nov: Yr 7 COL 2pm
20 Nov: Universal Children's Day
21 Nov: Prep Swimming Lessons
21 Nov: Drinks on the Deck
23 Nov: Feast of Christ the King
23 Nov Children's Mass
24 Nov: Performance by Mt Maria
24 Nov: Board Meeting & Dinner
25 Nov: Active Travel Excursion
26 Nov: Lunch Day
26 Nov: Christmas Treasure Stall
27 Nov: Concert Rehearsal
28 Nov: End of Year Concert
30 Nov: First Sunday in Advent
2 Dec: Yrs 6/7 Water Park Visit
4 Dec: OLD Talent Show
4 Dec: Reports sent home
5 Dec: End of Year Liturgy
5 Dec Last Day. Close 12.00pm

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