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On your blocks...Take your mark...GO!

Our thanks go to all who will contributed to making our swimming carnival on 7 March such a success. It was a great day. Congratulations to our three houses. You competed with spirit and determination in an endeavour to strive to achieve. The winning house will be announced and presentations to age champs made on Wednesday. Thank you also to the band of many helpers for running the canteen. It was another great O.L.D. event! Good team work guys!


Active Travellers Return

We launched our Active Travel Program for 2016 on 23 February at Sid Loder Park. We enjoyed fun in the park and a great breakfast before setting out on the walking bus back to school. Come and join us each Tuesday. For those who cannot make it to Sid Loder, don’t forget that you can still be counted in our weekly Active Travel statistics, which determine the weekly winning class of the Active Travel Cup. We are also in stiff competition with other schools so please support OLD in the race for the Golden Boot!


Parent Information Evenings

These sessions were held over three evenings when teachers explained the plans for the school and class for 2016. It was great to see so many happy parents absorbing the information across the year levels. The interaction between teacher and parents and parent and parent clearly demonstrated our visible community.


Leadership Retreat

Year 6 students gathered for a day of reflection and retreat on 18 February. The focus of their day was our school theme of Community Made Visible and students thought of opportunities to bring it more alive across the school. They were also able to reflect on the work, mission and charism of the Good Samaritan Sisters as a means of enriching their understanding of the history of our great school. We thank Mrs Breen-Bryne for hosting us at her house.


Meet My Buddy

During Week 4 the Year 5 students introduced their Prep buddies to the whole school. They previously interviewed them and spent time helping them settle into school life. We were all delighted to hear the many facsinating facts about our Preppies! We also think that we have many budding journalists in Year 5. Well done all!


Just Leadership Day

On 11 February, six of our leaders attended Just Leadership Day hosted by Caritas Australia at Holy Spirit, Bray Park.  This day was designed to raise awareness in our youth and to help see that they can make a difference.  Students’ enthusiasm was heightened around the different and wonderful ideas they can implement to create school wide awareness. 


Ash Wednesday

On Ash Wednesday Year 6 led us in our school liturgy. They enacted the meaning of Ash Wednesday and distributed the ashes to students, teachers and parents. We appreciated having some of our parents join us for this ceremony.


Mix a pancake, stir a pancake, pop it in the pan...

On Shrove Tuesday we celebrated by eating pancakes. We paid $3 each to raise money to support our Lenten focus on Project Compassion and the work of Caritas Australia. We raised the enormous amount of $493. Well done OLD! We had a great treat in the process and we thank the mums who made the pancakes.


Congratulations Seniors

On 5 February our community came together for the Opening School Mass and Commissioning of our Student Leaders for 2016. It was a proud moment for the students and their families and a significant step in launching their final year at primary school. The celebration was followed by a community BBQ in the school grounds. Thanks to everyone for their part in these events.


Tissues and Tim Tams

After a week of experiencing the emotions that go with delivering your child to 'Big School' for the first time, it is great to unwind and share stories with others. Given the 13 year journey ahead it is little wonder that a tissue and a Tim Tam or two will provide fortification. Our thanks to the ladies who hosted the event.


Super Switched On

These are only some of the new iPads that support our learning at OLD. In 2016 Year 4 joins Years 5 and 6 with personal devices. Our students live, work and communicate in a digital world with incomprehensible technology developments ahead of them as they progrees through school and their lives beyond. The Kids in the Crest are learning now how to be part of the digital community.


Off to a Great Start

2016 is underway at OLD! Bags like this sit outside all our classrooms. Inside are enthusiastic, motivated Kids in the Crest, very keen to continue their learning, guided and supported by amazing teachers and other staff. After renewing friendships and unpacking, everyone got down to the business of welcoming new students and staff and building their classroom community. This is going to be a great year at OLD!


Preps Start the Ball Rolling

As we all began the new school year knowing just what to expect, 28 Preppies started their whole school life! Each day in Week 1, a new group came along to settle in. They all looked very smart in their uniforms and with their grown-up school bags. Many mums and dads, grandparents and others came along to share the occasion. Welcome to our new Preppies! Their Year 5 buddies will introduce them to us all soon.


 

 

 

 

 

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Term Dates 2016-2017

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April
29: OLD X-Country 11.30am

May
2: Labour Day Holiday
3: KM Club 7.30am (SL Park)
3: Lunch Day
3: Prep '17 Sibling Interviews
4: Prep '17 New Family Interviews
4: KM Club 3.30pm (T Park)
5: Prep '17 New Family Interviews
6: Mother's Day Stall
8: Mother's Day
8: Food Allergy Awareness Wk
9: Prep '17 New Family Interviews
9: P&F Meeting 6pm
10: KM Club (SL) Last Session
10: NAPLAN Day 1
10: Prep '17 Sibling Interviews
11: NAPLAN Day 2
11: Prep '17 New Family Interviews
11: XC Training 3.30pm (T Park)
12: NAPLAN Day 3
13: Gala Sports Start (Yrs 3-6)
13: OLD News Edition 3 2016
13: Yr 6 Disco 7pm-9pm
15: Pentecost Sunday
15: Working Bee
16: Prep Interviews Conclude
16: QC Cup Netball
18: Zone XC (T Park)
20: Walk Safely to School Day
21: Year 4 Parent Dinner
23: Board Meeting 6pm
25: Prep to Mitchelton Library
26: Under 8s Day
26: National Sorry Day
27: Scooter training Yrs 1 & 2
28: P&F Beer Tasting Evening
31: ICAS Science Test
31: Met North X-Country

June
6: Queensland Day
6: Vinnies Winter Appeal Begins
13: ICAS Writing Test
13: P&F Meeting 6pm
14: Yrs 2 & 3 Excursion
15: ICAS Spelling Test
17: Gala Sports Ends
17 OLD News Edition 4
18: Children's Mass 4.30pm
20: Lunch Day
22: OLD Athletics Carnival
23 Report Cards & Folios Home
23: Bike Skills Training - Yrs 3-6
24 Last Day of Term 2

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