Archive | April 2013

Star Card Reward Day

Well done to the students who achieved 80% of stars this term and attended the Star Card Reward Day on the final day of term. As you can see from the photos below, students enjoyed dressing in mufti, participating in a variety of games and eating ice blocks!

MsArmstrong's Star Card Reward Day T1 album on Photobucket

Have a lovely holiday and see you next term! School resumes for students on Wednesday 1st May.

Sydney Excursion

On Wednesday students in the OC and 5/6I went on an excursion to State Parliament House and the Australian Museum.

We began our day at Parliament House. Students received a tour and participated in a variety of activities where they impressed us with their knowledge of parliamentary procedures. Students  participated in a role play of passing a bill in parliament and were keen to have their say as you will see in the video below.

We then enjoyed our lunch in Hyde Park followed by a visit to the Australian Museum. Students explored the various exhibits with the highlights being the Dinosaur Room, Surviving Australia and Skeletons.

There were many exhausted faces as we boarded the bus back home, although students still had enough energy to continue singing their version of ‘the wheels on the bus.’ A terrific day was had by all and I would like to congratulate the students who did Tighes Hill proud by displaying exemplary behaviour throughout the day.

MsArmstrong's State Parliament Excursion album on Photobucket


Combined Schools ANZAC Service

Written by Heather, Sam and Kate

Today students from the OC and 5/6I attended the 59th Annual Combined Schools ANZAC Service.

Both classes had to arrive at school on time to travel by bus to the Civic Theatre. When we arrived we were escorted to our seats in the theatre.

First there was an introduction, including a warm welcome to the distinguished guests and schools. In total there was 1400 students in attendance.

Then followed a play called Saluting their Service. The message was ‘you couldn’t survive without a mate’. It was performed by 9 students and it was obvious a lot of hard work had been put in as it was done perfectly.

There was a Remembrance Service and not long after there was the Mounting of the Catafalque party, which is also a tradition at our school service.

We had an Ode of Remembrance along with a minute’s silence to remember those who died protecting our country. We also listened to the Last Post played by a student.

Finally we finished by singing the National Anthem. Today was amazing but also very sad to see what inhumane things people will do for power.


Our school will be commemorating ANZAC day with a whole school assembly on Friday 3rd May at 12pm.



Let the Games Begin!

Next term students in the OC will be taking part in the Australian Maths Olympiad competition. The Olympiads consist of 5 separate contests that take place from May to September. The cost is $6.00 per student. There are lots of great prizes to be won including a medal for the class champion. Notes were sent home last week and there is also a copy attached below. Let the games begin!

Maths Olympiad note

OC Champions

Yesterday many of our students represented our school at Zone Cross Country. All students achieved terrific results, especially our very own Mitchell, who came 1st in his division. What a champion! Mitch will be heading off to Regionals next term and we wish him all the best.

Mitchell – Zone Champion!


Styx/Throsby Creek Competition

This term students in the OC took part in the Styx/Throsby Creek competition which involved designing a brochure that promoted the message of keeping our waterways clean.

Allan and Mitch have made a stopmotion film of students showing their brochures. The brochures will be judged at the end of this week so fingers crossed OC! The winner will receive some great prizes and also have their brochure published and distributed to the school community.

Cross Country

Today, thanks to the fine weather, students participated in their Cross Country events at Islington Park. It was great to see all students competing, doing their best and cheering each other on. We were particularly proud to see many of our OC students obtain winning places and they will now represent our school at Zone on Tuesday. Good luck!

Congratulations to the girls – Amy, Dayna, Eva, Katie and Matilda.


Well done to the boys – Rory, Ethan, Noah and Cooper



Amazing Amy!

Star of the Week Profile

Hi my name is Amy and I like a lot of different sports. My favourite is netball. I have 2 brothers and a sister. My sister is very funny but sometimes is a nuisance. My favourite subject is maths because it is the easiest for me. When I grow up I would like to be a chef. I like cooking sticky chicken and most of the time sausages. I have a lot of friends in the OC. I am looking forward to our excursion to Bathurst later this year.

Dayna, Amy and Eva