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​Regular Events

School Assembly: Thursday 2.00pm

P & F Meetings:

6.30​pm on 4th & 8th Tuesday of each term

School Board Meetings:

5.00pm on 4th & 8th Tuesday of each term​

Uniform Shop: Daily 10.00am-2.00pm

​Principal's Message

Nathan.jpgOur Lady of Good Counsel School is one of the Brisbane Archdiocesan Catholic Schools and as such is founded on a partnership of students, parents, staff, pastors and parishioners at a local level within the broader mission of the church. Our school community works together – united in our belief in Jesus Christ and His values and supporting each other in many different and important ways... read more»

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2018 OLGC Mandarin Programhttp://www.olgcgatton.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/2018-OLGC-Mandarin-Program.aspx2018 OLGC Mandarin Program<p style="text-align:justify;">​Ni hao, Parents<img src="/latest-news/PublishingImages/Panda.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /></p><p style="text-align:justify;">It seems very hard to believe that we are fast approaching the end of term 4 and our Mandarin lessons will finish soon in week 8.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">As a program that has been introduced to the school this year I am very proud of the achievements made by our Y4-6 children. This year we focused on both communicating in the target language as well as developing an understanding of Chinese culture. A range of different experiences and activities were provided in our program to engage and develop our children’s knowledge and skills.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In 2019 our LOTE program will continue to provide a platform to develop students’ practical and theoretical skills through range of fun, engaging and informative experience. We will increasingly focus on developing our children’s understanding of the language and how it relates to the Chinese culture.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">“<em>Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning</em></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>another way to think about things.” ‒ Flora Lewis</em></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>2018 Christmas Holiday Mandarin Resource Pack</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Ni hao and shengdan kuaile (hello and Merry Christmas) OLGC parents</p><p style="text-align:justify;">As you may know in 2018 OLGC offered Mandarin to students from Year 4 to 6. In the last couple of weeks our keen and wonderful year 1 teachers have extended this language learning experience to our equally keen and wonderful year 1 students. They have been taught some simple greetings and ways to wish each other merry Christmas and made Christmas cards in Chinese.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Learning additional languages has proven to benefit children in many different ways. If you are interested in helping your child(ren) to have a head start in learning Mandarin or your children have expressed interests in extending their knowledge and skills in this language, please feel free to use the below resource to engage their learning during this summer holiday. </p><p><strong>Websites to explore:</strong></p><p>Suggested movies/TV shows to watch<br>Netflix:<br>· The Forbidden Kingdom (PG)<br>· Boonie Bears: Spring into Action (PG)<br>· A Chinese Odyssey Part 1 and Part 2 (PG)<br>· Kungfu Yoga (PG)<br>· The lengend of Wukong (NR)<br>· The Guardian Brothers (PG)<br>· Our Shinning Days (NR)<br>Youtube:<br>King of Masks (Bian lian)<br><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SghVUr6PSQw">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SghVUr6PSQw</a> <br>Secret (Bu neng shuo de mi mi)<br><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZXWnXmRcbw">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZXWnXmRcbw</a> <br>Young Style<br><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMUxdwumGd0">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMUxdwumGd0</a> <br>Breaking the Silence (Piao liang ma ma- Beautiful Mum) </p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9jnevgXCXY">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9jnevgXCXY</a><br><br>I wish you all have a wonderful holiday. Xia xue qi jian (see you next year).</p><p><strong>Rong Zeng </strong></p><p><strong>LOTE Teacher</strong></p>
2018 OLGC Term 4 Indigenous Programhttp://www.olgcgatton.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/2018-OLGC-Term-4-Indigenous-Program.aspx2018 OLGC Term 4 Indigenous Program<p style="text-align:justify;">​In term four, we continued to support and optimize the education and wellbeing of our Indigenous students. Depending on individual needs, some of our students continued to receive extra support from teachers, school officers and the Indigenous support teacher across different learning areas.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In addition to academic support, we continued to promote cultural engagement of our Indigenous cohort. The cultural focus for this term has been around Indigenous food. Students were given opportunities to identify bush tucker, sort modern and traditional Indigenous food and discuss how Indigenous people collect food using different tools.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">To complement our program, in week 6 and 7, BCE Indigenous officers Gracey and Kelvin visited our school to cook with all the Indigenous children from Prep to Year 6. Children had lots of fun mixing flour with water and got their hands messy by making dampers and fried scones. What was more exciting was that lower year level students had a chance to learn to throw Boomerangs with Kelvin while waiting for dampers to cook. Children took this opportunity very seriously and took great pride in identifying with their indigenous heritage.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">On week 8 we had our last session for this year. We kept exploring the “facts” of Boomerangs. First, children completed a few activities to understand the history and different types of Boomerangs. Then they were taken to the bottom oval to experiment if the Boomerang they were given could return. In the end students came back to the classroom to finish dot painting their boomerangs. The whole session involved lots of discussion and “doing”, which made it an enjoyable afternoon.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">I would like to say a special thank you to Kelvin and Gracey for the help and teaching our students lots of Indigenous culture. I would also like to thank all the staff, students and parents for a wonderful year. I hope to see you all next year.</p><p><strong></strong><strong><img class="ms-rtePosition-1" src="/latest-news/PublishingImages/Ingidenous%20Program.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:209px;" /></strong><br> </p><span class="TextBodyEmph color_TextEmph" style="text-align:left;line-height:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:18px;font-style:normal;font-weight:700;"></span><p><br><br> </p>
2018 Catholic School Swimming Carnivalhttp://www.olgcgatton.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/2018-Catholic-School-Swimming-Carnival.aspx2018 Catholic School Swimming Carnival<p style="text-align:justify;">​<img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Trophy.jpg" src="/latest-news/PublishingImages/Trophy.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:242px;" />Congratulations to all the swimmers who participated in the Catholic Swimming Carnival last Friday. OLGC’s great sportsmanship and outstanding efforts did not go unnoticed. It was wonderful to watch our team. The carnival consisted of over 300 swimmers from seven schools and had a total of 84 events throughout the day.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">OLGC were the overall winners for the day. Congratulations to all competitors. This is the sixth year in a row that OLGC have brought home the trophy. Top effort OLGC!!!!</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The top ten fastest boys and girls were selected to compete in an open boys and open girls 100m freestyle skins event. Congratulations to Aryan P, Callum H and Lillian S who were selected to swim in this event and a big congratulation to Aryan who won this event. What a wonderful achievement.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Thank you to Mrs Drew and Mr Vaughan for their remarkable effort organizing the event. A very big thank you to Mrs Toohey for her wonderful efforts with the technical side of running the carnival on the day. Thank you to all the officials particularly those in the key positions of marshal and check starters who did a marvellous job having the swimmers ready, the referee and Mr Monaghan our awesome starter for keeping the events pumping through, place judge, awards and certificates for their efficient work, the managers for having the swimmers at marshalling on time, and all our parent timekeepers on the day who had a long day and did a great job. It is a very big job setting up for a swimming carnival with the touch pads, so thank you to all those who assisted setting up and pulling down.</p>

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