Term 3 Week 1 Newsletter 16/07/2021
Welcome back to Term 3!
Welcome back to another term. The students have come back keen to learn and to spend time with each other. We have had a wonderful first week back and ended our week together with a beautiful liturgy celebrated by Year 2. We have another exciting term coming up with things such as NAIDOC week celebrations, our schoolwide Poetry and Public Speaking competition, the Dance Eisteddfod and all going to plan, our Year 5 Camp.
On the last day of Term 2, we farewelled Miss Emily Payne. Emily decided to step down as a classroom teacher for the remainder of the year, as she moves to the Tweed Heads area to be closer to her family and partner. This has been an extremely difficult decision for Emily to make, however, it is a decision that I have worked through with her, and together we are confident that it will not impact the learning or wellbeing of the students in her class. Mrs Elise Sheridan will replace Emily in the 1P classroom for the remainder of the school year. Welcome to the OLHC Staff Elise.
Thank you to all our parents and families who have supported the changes we have had to implement, due to the COVID-19 restrictions that are currently in place for regional NSW. As new information comes to hand, we will share any updates through the Schoolzine App and email. At this time, the current guidelines (previously communicated) will be in place until 30 July. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those in Sydney, as they face a difficult time in dealing with the pandemic and its impacts, and for the health and safety of all. Attached is a letter from Dr Sally Towns, Director of Catholic Schools, Diocese of Lismore.
NAIDOC Week 2021
Next week, we will celebrate NAIDOC Week at OLHC. It is a chance for us celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. Our students will participate in a range of activities and conclude our week with a NAIDOC Liturgy celebrating the link between Aboriginal Spirituality and the Catholic faith. Students are also asked to wear the colours of the Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander flags on Friday (see the flyer below). We look forward to sharing photos of the week, in our next newsletter.
Making Jesus Real Awards
Grace H - For her kind and caring nature. Thank you for being a friend to everyone Grace.
Heidi W - for always showing the fae of Jesus through her words and actions. Keep shining your light Heidi.
Hudson H - For always being kind and considerate person towards others. Keep shining your light Hudson!
Mia B - For showing the spirit of Jesus by going out of your way to help a classmate. Thank you, Mia.
Tilly P - For lending a helping hand when others are unsure of a task. You are amazing Tilly!
Kaiden K - For being a fantastic friend to others. Thanks for always trying to include others in your activities.
Flynn W - For always being friendly and kind to all members of our class. Good job, Flynn!
Harper J - For being a wonderful example of a W.E.S.T person in our class. Well done, Harper!
Jonah V - For going out of his way to always welcome others. Thank you for making the staff smile.
Kalan A - For always being the first to offer your help where needed. Thank you for your kindness Kalan!
Jye L -For being a great role model and showing great leadership to all the students in this school.
Year 2 Liturgy - Images of God
The boys and girls in Year 2 prepared and celebrated a beautiful liturgy this afternoon. The liturgy completed their learning from last term, where they were introduced to and explored a variety of biblical images of God that tell us something of what God is like - a potter, a shepherd, a mother. Thank you to Mrs Owen and Miss Jansen for preparing the students and the liturgy. It was wonderful to see the reverence and growing confidence of the children as they shared their faith with our whole school. Well done, Year 2!
Sacrament News - Confirmation
We are hopeful that the Sacrament of Confirmation will go ahead on the 19th August, 2021 in our Parish Church. If your child is in Year 3, a note will come home next week to nominate them to recieve the Sacrament this year. If your child has missed their Confirmation and is in Year 4, Year 5 or Year 6, could you please email Mrs Hague (firstname.lastname@example.org) and a form will be sent home for you to complete and return.
If you have any questions regarding the Sacramental program, please email, or phone Mrs Hague through the school office - 6621 5490.
RENEW is a renewed approach to learning and teaching in Religious Education in our Stage 3 Classrooms. Mr Bleakley, Mrs Innes, as well as, Mr Piccoli, Mrs Rose and myself, have undertaken professional learning in programing and teaching Religious Education through project-based learning (PBL).
This semester will see both Year 5 and Year 6, trialing PBL units in Religious Education, allowing students to engage in active exploration and providing students with opportunities for voice, choice and influence over their learning and to allow students to engage in critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and to communicate effectively. We look forward to sharing some of their learning with you in the coming weeks.
Welcome to the family, Harper and Darcy
Last weekend, Harper and Darcy Stephens were welcomed into our Catholic family when they celebrated their Baptism with their family and friends. Congratulations and welcome to our Church family Harper and Darcy. We pray God blesses every step of your path as you walk in trust with Him.
Learning & Teaching
Celebrating Learning at OLHC
At the end of last term, a number of our classes met together to share their learning from the term in different Key Learning Areas. It was wonderful to see how they shared their learning, their challenges and supported each other. Our students put in a lot of effort to their presentations, projects and dioramas and it was a great opportunity for them to share with an audience and receive feedback from their peers.
Year 3 & Year 4
Year 4 shared their Adobe Spark Presentations with Year 3 and taught them how to use the program.
Year also shared their presentations with Year 6.
Year 6 shared their Natural Disaster Projects with a number of classes.
OLHC Achievement Awards
Spencer S - For improved focus and application of his sounds when writing to compose texts with a clearer message. Keep it up Spencer.
Sophia B - For consistent application to the neat presentation of her work. Well done Sophia, keep it up.
Olliver B - For his determination and persistance in writing lessons this week. I am very proud of you Ollie.
Poppy W - For being a motivated and independent student with a great love of learning. Well done, Poppy!
Piper NM - For the progress she has had in Mathematics when working on 3-digit numbers. Well done Piper!
Brody B - For working hard in Mathematics and demonstrating a great understanding of skip counting. Fantastic work, Brody.
Taze P - For working hard to build a realistic diorama of Jupiter. Great work, Taze.
Rhiannon F - For creating a persuasive advertisement for her pop-up shop. Fantastic work Rhiannon!
Ryder H - Having a happy and enthusiastic attitude towards all aspects of learning. Keep it up Ryder!
Myla H - For your wonderful dedication to solving problems in maths. You always challenge yourself to come up with a variety of answers.
William D - For your amazing work on completing your tasks this week. What a great example to others!
Patrick C - Your wonderful focus on completing your learning tasks this week. Well done!
Luna N - For an amazing improvement in her writing and spelling this term. Excellent job, Luna!
Zoe B - For her brilliant mathematical skills in solving a hard dominoes rich task. Congratulations, Zoe!
Matthew N - For fantastic 3D cuboid drawings on isometric paper. Great visualising Matthew!
Kobi P - For consistent application in adding money and determing the change. Well done, Kobi.
Anneliese F - For fantastic use of her I.T. skills in her Adobe Spark presentation. Thankyou for being an expert and helping others.
Georgie W - For her excellent work ethic. Georgie always takes great pride in all areas of her work. Thank you, Georgie!
Ned H - For having a great attitude towards learning and always giving 100%! Amazing approach to learning Ned.
Elle F - For your cheerful enthusiasm you bring into the classroom every morning. Thankyou for brightening our classroom!
Jayden B - For improving in time-management and in his dedication to learning in all areas.
Askel L - For the depth of research he has put into his science project learning.
Jordan F - For his determination and focus in Mathematics learning
2021 Athletics Carnival
On Friday 18th June, we held our annual Athletics Carnival. It was a fantasic day of fun and great sportsmanship! Congratulations to our winning house, MacKillop.
On Thursday 24th June, Mrs Riley presented our Age Champions at the assembly. Our 2021 Age Champions are:
8 Years: Robbie G, Harper J and Bailey N
9 Years: Jack D and Laini L
10 Years: Tyler B and Maggie A
11 Years: Harvey P and Indie C
12 Years: Jye L, Tiah M, Ryley B
Diocesan Cross Country Representatives
Earlier in Term 2 Harvey P and Maverick J represented OLHC at the Diocesan Cross Country. They were presented with their certificates at the Week 10 Assembly last term. Congratulations boys.
A big thank you to Isaac & Spencer S & Abigail P for their generous donations of books to our library. If you have any books that are in great condition that you would like to donate, please send them in.
Calling all 6-8 year olds! Are you interested in learning an instrument? Then this is the course for you. Over the 6 weeks you will get hands experience on a range of instruments and hear demonstrations from our inspiring tutors and students.As well as playing we will sing, move to music and be introduced to music reading.Join Rochelle Wright on Thursday afternoons from 4-5pm in term 3 at the Northern Rivers Conservatorium. Strictly limited numbers. Creative kids vouchers can be used. Enrol now at enrol.nrcac.edu.au
Free Science Week Workshops for Students at SCU
The Australian School of Entrepreneurship (ASE) will deliver a set of ‘Youth Entrepreneurship - Innovation in Science & Technology Workshops’ in Lismore, NSW, during National Science Week.
The six workshops are open to young people aged 8 to 21 years old and the $75 cost of participation is fully subsidised by Inspiring Australia (NSW) so there is no cost for the participant, parent or school.
About the Workshops
During the workshop, participants will have learn about innovation and technology in the agriculture sector. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from agricultural leaders and present their agriculture solutions to a panel of guest judges from the agriculture industry and higher education sector.
There are six workshops over the weekend - 3 x on Saturday 14 August and 3 x on Sunday 15 August.
- 9:00am to 11:00am: 8 to 12 year old participants
- 11:30am to 1:30pm: 13 to 16 year old participants
- 2:00pm to 4:00pm: Young Adults - 17 to 21 year old participants
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