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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.
Happy Mother's Day Mum!
Many happy mums were greeted with thoughtful gifts on their special day after their children shopped at O.L.D. Thank you to the wonderful band of helpers who assisted in any way, great or small, with the success of the O.L.D. Mother’s Day Stall.
We presented Caritas Australia with a cheque for $3265.40 as our school contribution to Project Compassion for 2013. This is an extraordinary effort for a school of our size. Our contribution to Caritas was a community effort and the total amount raised is certainly indicative of the power of the phrase, every little bit helps. Congratulations to everyone for their involvement again this year.
Lest We Forget
We extend our thanks to the families who supported the O.L.D. contingent in the ANZAC Day March organised by the Gaythorne RSL at Sid Loder Park on 25 April 2013. It was great to see the O.L.D. school uniform stand out in the crowd as we proudly marched in the spirit of the ANZAC. We followed this solemn occasion with a family breakfast back at school. Thanks to the families who coordinated the breakfast goodies.
As we approached Easter, our Year 7 students enacted the Easter story for us in a most sensitive and reverent way. As the story progressed they unveiled representations of each stage on our Display Boxes.
Rock Around the Clock
We ended Term 1 with a big bash. The Rock Disco brought out some true celebrities - young and old! We thank the P&F for organisation of a terrific event. We can't wait for the next disco!
We supported Harmony Day by coming to school dressed in orange. We paid a gold coin for this privilege. Our money added to our tally for Project Compassion. Our thanks go to everyone who has suppported these fund raising events.
Walk for Water
On 14 March Years 4 to 7 participated in a Walk for Water. This means we grabbed cartons of water and set out to raise money and awareness for the less fortunate by walking laps around the school as many times as possible. This was our fundraiser for Project Compassion, a program run by Caritas to raise funds for the needy. This was a great experience in which we gained a new knowledge of what it is like to be in a disadvantaged position. Although we will never fully know what it is like to be deprived of water we learnt a lot and had a great new experience.
by Monique and Lilly Year 7
On your blocks...
The 2013 swimming carnival was a big success. It was a great day. Congratulations go to Samaritan, the winning house, to all the age champions and to all swimmers. Everyone swam their hearts out and everyone was a winner on the day. Thank you also to the band of many helpers for running the sausage sizzle, to the judges and to recorders. Another great O.L.D. event down!
Making a Difference in 2013
At our Liturgy, held on 2 March 2013, all classes presented their Class Covenants for 2013.
A Class Covenant is an agreed undertaking by the class about the ways that class members will:
In other words, how the class members will be the Kid in the Crest and Make a Difference in 2013.
Active Travel Launch 2013
On the morning of Wednesday 6 March we finally saw a break in the weather and were able to meet at Sid Loder Park for a yummy breakfast before we took to the pavemant and walked to school.
One hundred and twelve active travellers took part. What a great start! Calling all OLD active travellers to join us throughout the year.