Archive | April 2017

Hidden Port Project Performance

Curious Legends and Newcastle Region Library are creating an awesome performance about Newcastle’s history next week – giant puppets, ghosts and Aboriginal Dreamtime stories are just some of the cool parts of the show. They’re performing outdoors in Civic Park and they need your help!

Today artists from Curious Legends visited our school to get our help making shadow puppets for their project. They would love our help to perform with them too!

Next Friday 5th May, you’re invited to come and perform in Civic Park with professional artists from the Curious Legends company. There will be lots of other kids from other schools around Newcastle as well as many community participants.

Kids who come along next Friday will have all kinds of fun – this may include animating the shadow puppets we made today, making a fish swim, ‘riding’ a cane bicycle and joining in the parade at the end! Parents are encouraged to participate with their kids – there’s lots of ways for everyone to get involved.

To take part, follow the steps below:

*Email Curious Legends to let them know you’re coming:  

*Come along to one of their open rehearsals in Civic Park on May 2 and 3 from 4pm-6pm.  

*Be at Civic Park no later than 3.45pm on Friday 5th May for the final rehearsal.

*Bring a picnic rug to the performance and prepare for a great evening!        

There will be hot drinks and food available to purchase on the night.

Visit the project website at 

Happy Easter!

Thank you to everyone who joined us today for our Easter celebrations. An impressive effort and lots of creative Easter Hats from the OC – well done! A huge thank you to our incredibly generous families for their donations to our annual Easter Raffle. We raised over $1000, which will go towards supporting the numerous Creative and Performing Arts programs in our school. Happy Easter and enjoy our photos below!


Well done to all of our students who submitted a free choice short story in the Write4Fun competition this term. Have a read of their terrific work below!







Chelsea – Beyond               Celeste – The Orphan             Jules – Chained             Eleanor – Fire, Smoke            Ellen – Unfortunate Parents          Ember – Capture It, Fight It, Protect It!                        Emma – The Fear In Your Head               Layla – Freaks       Hamish – The Hidden Temple                 Noah G – Loucara      Mika – Purple Gloves             Noah K – The Monster Under the Bed                 Oscar – Vain              Chloe – The Good Forgive              William – My World            Amie – Fishy         Fin – Your Worst Nightmare     Blade – Locked Up In Chains

Reconciliation Artworks

This term as part of our History unit on Aboriginal Culture, students designed and created posters to represent reconciliation. Well done!

Tigh-Wizard Tournament

What a magical day! Congratulations to all of our students who did an amazing job today during our first ever Tigh-Wizard Tournament. We were so impressed by the effort and creativity of costumes – you all looked awesome! We started the tournament off with a fashion parade where teams strutted down the runway displaying their costumes and beautifully designed team crests. Everyone actively took part in the many challenges we had on offer including Maths Mayhem, Maze Runner STEM, Sporting Circuits, Speaking ‘Um’ Challenge and a range of tricky trivia tasks. Well done to Team Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children who placed 1st at the end of the day, closely followed by Team Star Wars in 2nd and Team Harry Potter in 3rd. Thank you for a fantastically fun day, what a great way to finish off the term!