My final blog post for 2018! Thank you so much for a terrific year and for all the lovely gifts, cards and beautiful words this week. I have been overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity. I feel so lucky to be surrounded by such wonderful students and supportive parents.
Farewell to our amazing Year 6s! It was an emotional afternoon saying goodbye. We will miss you all but know you’ll come back and visit next year. Delightful Year 5s, see you soon! I’ll leave you with some final photos of Year 6 today. Have a fabulous Christmas and a relaxing break and see you in 2019!
To finish the term students completed a personal reading project, where they selected a book to read and review and created a beautiful folder showcasing highlights from their chosen novel. It was great to see so many different texts enjoyed by our Stage 3 students. The best from each class are displayed on the boards in our upper hall. So many great books!
Congratulations to all our students who took part in the November writing challenge – NaNoWriMo. It was great to see so many students keen to take part and embark on writing a novel! Well done to everyone who reached their word count goal. Even though it’s now December, you can still keep writing!
Congratulations to Chelsea, Emma, Edie & Mika who were joint winners of the Years 5-6 Division of the Statistical Society of Australia’s 2018 National Schools Poster Competition with their investigation and poster entitled ‘Water Works’. Dexter & Noah received Honourable Mentions for their poster ‘When I Grow Up…’ It was such a huge project and all students should be incredibly proud of their hard work.
Congratulations to Luisa, Rowan, Sam, Amira and Zali, who completed this year’s Premier’s Reading Challenge. A special mention to Dexter and Ellen who achieved Platinum Awards today for completing the challenge for 7 consecutive years. Amazing!
Last Friday we celebrated the end of the year with our class party and secret Santa. Thank you to everyone who brought in some tasty treats to share. As part of the OC tradition, we had our annual Pi Challenge – a competition to see who can accurately recite the most digits of Pi. Will managed 8, Julian came up with 9, Noah got to 25, Jules and Hamish Mo did an impressive 35, Grayson and Oliver smashed it with 50 and the very sneaky Emma absolutely nailed it by doing 61! Very impressive! (I can do 3.14… that’s it). As part of the tradition, we celebrated with apple pie.
We have had so much fun in Art Cave this year, all thanks to the wonderful Jane Lander! Students have enjoyed experiences they wouldn’t ordinarily get to, including tie-dying, lino printing, ceramics and more. Thanks Jane, we’ll miss you next year.
Congratulations to our wonderful Year 6 students for completing primary school! Tonight we celebrated in style at the beautiful Grainery Church as we bid farewell to the Class of 2018. Please enjoy this slideshow of photos from the night.