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June 13, 2013: Students of the Week
Congratulations to the following students for earning Student of the Week Awards:
Hannah A, Cory C, Mackenzie L, Phoenix H, Grace Z, Xander J, Abuk M, Lily-Rose E, Brayden S, Haneoul K, Sarah M, Brair K, Tayah M, James R, Tahlia U, Ezra S, Tim K-D, Madysin H, Ashlea N, Connor E, Ethan B, Amelie R, Sophia D, Harrison V-R, Ethan F, Amy L, Natalie H, Andrew T, Liam G, Kate M, Aweng M, Hayley A.
June 6, 2013: Help for the OLGC Spring Fair
Many of our Fete stalls need small items that we can all start collecting to send into school.
Our stall convenors would
welcome donations of:
Jars – Full or empty cleans ones,
Plant Pots – Empty,
Plant Cuttings or Seedlings,
Plastic Shopping Bags,
Trash & treasure,
June 6, 2013: Parent Teacher Interviews
Reporting to parents is an important part of the school curriculum. At Our Lady of Good Counsel, reporting at the end of semester one involves an interview for all parents with the class and specialist teachers.
At the interview, your child’s academic, behavioural, social and developmental progress will be discussed in light of the written report.
Parent-Teacher interviews will be held for Prep to Year 7 from 3:30pm to 8:00pm on Tuesday 9 July, Wednesday 10 July and Thursday 11 July, 2013. Interviews will be of 15 minutes duration.
For these interviews we are continuing to use our internet-based booking system called Parent Teacher On-Line (PTO). It will save time for parents, staff and students! Access to PTO will be available from 4pm Tuesday 11th June.
Using this system you will be able to book the interview times that suit you best from any internet-connected computer. A computer will be available in the office during school hours if you do not have internet access at home or elsewhere. Letters have been sent home providing details on how to access the system. Your username and pin are attached to this letter.
May 30, 2013: Confirmation and Communion
The church was full of life on Tuesday night as students celebrated the sacrament of Confirmation. This weekend sees the sacrament of Holy Communion being received by the children and one of our mothers. Thank you to Mr White and Miss Eussen who have been preparing the children on this very important faith journey. I know you will join with me in praying for and welcoming these new members of our Catholic church.
May 30, 2013: Fun at the Disco
The disco on Friday night was such a wonderful event. No doubt many children and teachers spent Saturday recovering after so much dancing. Thank you to Mary and Trent Harm and their team who worked in the tuckshop during the evening providing refreshments for the children. Thank you to the staff who ensured the children were able to enjoy a safe and exciting evening.
May 23, 2013: Annual Catholic Campaign
This week you should receive a letter from Archbishop Mark Coleridge asking you to participate in the 2013 Annual Catholic Campaign. The Campaign is so important for the work of the church, and the school community so you are asked to please consider giving generously. The ministries supported by the Campaign provide services that could not be delivered by one parish or school alone. They are ministries that need the support of all schools and parishes in the archdiocese. By sharing a financial gift, you will make a difference to the lives of thousands of people in South East Queensland who are supported through programs that teach, heal, support, nurture and feed. Please give what you can. Visit www.catholiccampaign.com.au to make a gift. (Envelopes available at the office)
May 23, 2013: Sporting Achievements
Congratulations to Meleia S (Yr 3) and Daniel S (Yr 4) on their participation and success in the Weet Bix Triathalon last weekend in Brisbane. Well done!
Another exciting event was the Rugby League team who played against St. Joseph’s Stanthorpe at Warwick on Monday afternoon. It was a thrilling game with the boys playing their hardest and eventually overcoming the Stanthorpe team 22-16. The team is now included in the Super 6 Competition in Toowoomba next Thursday. I must congratulate Mr White who has been training the team and who organised the new jerseys which looked very smart on the boys.
May 16, 2013: Mother's Day Celebrations
At school we were able to acknowledge the marvellous roles these significant women play in our lives by having a special morning tea and stall. I would like to thank Mrs Rosa Sims and her tuckshop team for sharing the tuckshop facility with us last Friday. We were able to make these mothers feel special by including them in our gathering. Thanks also, to Mrs Tanya Toohey and her helpers, who organised the very successful Mother’s Day stall.
May 2, 2013: NAPLAN Testing and ICAS Competition
The 2013 NAPLAN tests will be held on 14th, 15th and 16th May for students in Years 3 , 5 and 7. Data from these tests is used by the School to track student performance and to identify students requiring support or extension. Information on NAPLAN is available at http://www.qsa.qld.edu.au/8017.html
Each year, students in Years 3 to 7 are given the opportunity to participate in the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) competitions run by the University of New South Wales. Nominations have closed and the Exams will be sat on the following dates:
Science: Wednesday 5 June
English: Wednesday 31 July
Mathematics: Tuesday 13 August
May 2, 2013: Year 3 - Looking after Leaf Litter
This week the two year three classes donned protective glasses and rubber glasses and took up magnifying glasses and plastic tubs in search of creatures inhabiting the leaf litter and top soil of our school environment.
The activity was part of the year three’s science unit “Feathers, fur or leaves”. Students recorded their findings and graphed their results. No wildlife was harmed in the process of the study with all collected specimens being returned to their natural habitat at the end of the day.
The children had a great time and learned lots, thanks to the availability of the fabulous new resources contained within one of the science kits recently acquired through the support of the OLGC Parents’ and Friends’ Association.
April 23, 2013:
ANZAC Day Ceremony
The OLGC school community will commemorate ANZAC Day on Wednesday 24th at 9:15am in the undercover area. Mr Ken Slater from the Gatton RSL Sub Branch will speak with the children at the ceremony.
ANZAC Day March – Gatton Thursday 25th April
The Procession will start to form at 10am in North Street, Gatton, adjacent to the council office, for a 10.30am start. The march will lead to the Boer War Memorial then to Littleton Park for service. All students attending must wear formal school uniform with a hat.
April 18, 2013: Woolwoths Earn and Learn Promotion
OLGC is participating in the Woolworths Earn and Learn again this year. The school would be very grateful for your participation in this fundraising venture. Sticker cards will be distributed to all families for placement of your stickers when you receive them with your shopping from Woolworths. The sticker cards can then be handed in to the office upon completion. This program will be operating from the 8th April until the
March 21, 2013: Year 2 Excursion to UQ Gatton
Last Thursday Year 2 went on an excursion to the
University of Queensland. This excursion connected
with our History unit as we have been learning about
local historical sites. The university has been in
Gatton for over 100 years and has a number of
interesting sites. The children learnt about some of the
structures at the university, and discovered how they
are significant. The staff at the university also shared
some funny stories of the pranks past (and current)
students have played, involving some of the sites!
» Read more on our Year 2 Class pages
March 14, 2013: Year 7 Blue News
In Year 7 Blue we have had a very busy and exciting first few weeks. This year, in History, we are learning about the ancient world. Over the past few weeks students have enjoyed exploring some of the important features and events of the ancient period, and how these features and events have shaped the modern world.
» Read more on our Year 7 Blue Class page
March 7, 2013: St Patrick's Day Free Dress - Relay for Life
Students are invited to wear green on Monday 18 March as part of a celebration of St Patrick’s Day which is actually 15 March. Monday has been chosen so as not to interfere with inter-school sports.
Children are asked to wear something green and bring a gold coin donation, funds which will go towards the Relay For Life and Cancer Council.
February 28, 2013: National Rugby League Development Blitz
This term in Week Five OLGC physical education classes participated in the National Rugby League Development Blitz programs. The Prep – Year Three classes included a 40 minute session combining a P-3 literacy component with a physical activity. The literacy component included discussing the importance of learning to read, the modelling of male role models who enjoy reading and the reading of a book by the presenter. The Year Four – Seven classes participated in a “Say No to Bullying” program combining a “Say No to Bullying” component with a physical activity. The “Say No to Bullying” session is designed to help students identify what bullying is and strategies to deal with bullying either as a victim or as a witness to bullying.
Each session was delivered by National Rugby League Game Development Officer, Lennie Currie.
February 21, 2013: Twelve in a row! Lockyer Zone Swimming Carnival
Well done to the OLGC Swim Team on their outstanding team performance at the Lockyer Zone Swimming Carnival last Friday. This year’s team took out the Overall Point Trophy and the Aggregate points Trophy for the 12th Year in a row. It was an outstanding effort and a credit to the children. The long hours they and their parents put into swimming lessons and training is a huge commitment and very worthwhile. It was awesome to see the number of children willing to have a go at as many events as possible. A special mention goes to Caitlin Nolan who broke and set two new pool records in the girls 12 years 100m Freestyle and 50m Freestyle.
February 21, 2013: New School Resources
I am pleased to advise that a variety of new resources have been purchased to enhance the teaching and learning of students at OLGC. During the holidays, over $6000 was spent updating our Maths resources. Last week, we ordered 24 new lap tops as part of a grant we received from BCE.
In addition to this, the P&F last week contributed funds for the purchase of 20 ipads, docking station and trolley, Science Curriculum support materials, portable speaker system and a new mower which arrived yesterday.
To commence a school year with such an injection of resources is wonderful and I thank all involved in making this happen.
Our next venture is the 2013 SPRING FAIR which, over many years, has been an opportunity to gather as a community and also to raise funds for further resources at OLGC.
February 14, 2013: Opening School & Year 7 Induction Mass
The Opening School and Year 7 Induction Mass on Tuesday morning saw us welcome in a new school year and congratulate our new Year 7 school leaders. Already our leaders are keen to get their respective projects up and running and, no doubt, they will be inspired when they attend the Halogen Leadership Day at the Convention Centre soon. I congratulate the Year 7 students for their very well prepared speeches that were presented on Monday morning. Congratulations to all our Year 7 Leaders:
» Year 7 Leaders
February 14, 2013: Prep Enrolments 2014/2015
Places are filling fast for Prep 2014 and 2015. Please remind family and friends to complete an enrolment application as soon as possible to secure a place! Please contact the school office on 54 622 675 for further information regarding enrolments.
February 14, 2013: $20,000 P&F Donation
The P&F donated over $20,000 on Tuesday night for: 20 ipads - sync & charge trolley, ipad covers, Science Resources for the whole school, a new mower and a portable sound system for carnivals THANK YOU!!
January 23, 2013: Welcome to the 2013 School Year
The OLGC school community would like to welcome new and existing families to the 2013 school year. We are looking forward to another fantastic year!
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