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Newcastle Herald Writing Competition

Congratulations to all of our students who took part in this year’s entry. From articles to editorials, cartoons, advertisements and photos – all the effort and hard work came together for The Tighes Hill Tribune, which was published in today’s Newcastle Herald. If you didn’t get a copy, click on the attached files below.

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Last Thursday the OC’s Tighes Hill Tribune was published as part the 2014 Newcastle Herald Writing Competition. Students wrote some fantastic articles covering a range of local and community issues. If you missed out on getting a copy, click on the attachments below. Happy reading and well done OC journos!

TighesHill Tribune Page 1 2014         Tighes Hill Tribune Page 2 2014


Special Guests Visit

Today the OC received some special visitors to help us with our work on the Newcastle Herald writing competition. We were joined by several students from Islington Public school who kindly agreed to be interviewed by our students about their backgrounds, journeys to Australia and experiences in a new country. The students all come from refugee backgrounds and came to Australia to live in a country free from war, violence and poverty. We were very grateful to have these students share their incredible stories  with us and I know Chris and Allan (our journalists) will do an amazing job writing this article for the Herald.



Look out for the Tighes Hill Tribune, to be published in the Newcastle Herald on Thursday 5th September.

Stop Press!

Today our OC Year 6 students attended a tour of the Regional Fairfax Printers as part of the Newcastle Herald Writing competition. It was very interesting and informative as students were able to see all aspects of how the paper is manufactured and experience how a large scale newspaper press operates. A big thank you to Judith for being a fantastic tour guide and to the parents and Mrs Scully who assisted us with transport.


Newcastle Herald Writing Competition

  Tell Us Your Story!

Do you a have a story to share? Is it something amazing or inspirational or heartfelt? We want to hear from you!

The OC are taking part in the Newcastle Herald writing competition and we are currently researching and investigating stories that will make great articles about the people and events taking place in our community. If you have a story to share and would like to be involved, please see Ms Armstrong or contact us at school.