Term 4 Week 10 Newsletter - 16.12.2022
We Will Never Forget 2022
As we turn towards Christmas we remember that God gave us Jesus because God's love is
unconditional. That Jesus was born in the humblest of circumstances, in an animal shelter,
should not be lost on us. God gave Jesus to us this way to make it clear that no place and no
person was beneath His dignity. The first Christmas story is one of humility, a story without
royal robes, and a story without a proper bed. Jesus' presence brings joy to the world.
As a 2022 draws to a close we are called to reflect upon the year that was. 2022 has been an incredibly challenging year for the Lismore community. A year that has seen has great sadness, confusion and loss for many in our community. For part of the year, OLHC as we know it was turned on its head, but we know that opportunity comes from challenging times and we look forward to new possibilities. I am deeply grateful for the way in which our parish school community came together and achieved great things for the benefit of our children.
I would like to thank Fr Peter for all his guidance and support during 2022. He is a huge
support to myself and the school and he leads the school in being an authentic centre of Christ in action. He wants the best for every child in our school and has supported me in ensuring that this is the case at OLHC.
To all our children, I would like to acknowledge your resilience and determination to get through a very challenging year of your schooling. I could list all of the challenges that you have
faced, but I am more concerned with the positive actions that I have witnessed from you, the leadership that each and every one of you demonstrated, the commitment to support your classmates and other students in our school and most importantly, the fact that you never let this year beat you. You accepted the challenge of 2022, rose to face it and with the support of your family and teachers, you have been extremely successful.
To our parents and guardians, thank you for all you do to make our school such an amazing place.
There is no doubt that we can’t do the job of education without the fantastic support and
involvement we get from our parent community. I look forward to this continuing in 2023 as we work together to ensure our school continues to be a school of excellence.
The staff at our parish school are among the best you will find anywhere and their determination
and commitment to make sure our students are loved, cared for and belong is evident in all that
they do. I would like to thank them for making it a joy to be a part of the team here at OLHC. I am incredibly blessed to be part of such an amazing team and I can assure you that your children are in amazing hands.
This year has been such a productive year in so many ways. We have made outstanding gains in
many areas and our school improvement data reflects the hard work and dedication of our entire
community. We currently have many families wanting to be part of our parish school community and this is a testament to the wonderful work happening in our school.
I would like to thank our staff, students, parents, grandparents, Fr Peter, Parish staff and all our
wonderful volunteers for making 2022 such a great year. I look forward to seeing you at the
Christmas celebrations in our parish over the break. Have a safe and eventful Christmas break
and I look forward to seeing you all in 2023 for another year of loving, growing and learning.
Year 6 2022
A Wish for Our Children
If there could be only one thing for us to teach you, we would teach you to love.
To respect others, so that you may be able to respect yourself.
To learn the value of giving, so if there is ever a time in your life that someone really needs you, you will give.
To act in a manner that you would wish to be treated, to be proud of yourself.
To laugh and smile as much as you can, in order to bring joy to others.
To have faith in others and be understanding.
To stand tall in the world and learn to depend on yourself.
To only take what you need and give to others.
To learn that happiness comes from the inside and being around those that you love.
To enjoy the beauty that surrounds you and to nd peace and friendship in this life.
To you, our children, we hope we will teach you all of these things, for they are love.
Congratulations Year 6 - May you enjoy all the challenges and success that life will throw at you.
May your journey be filled with love and happiness and may you continue to achieve your
I wish each and every one of you God’s Blessing and to our parents, I thank you for everything
you have done for your son or daughter graduating this year. I thank you for the support you have
given the school, the sacrifices you have made and most of all I thank you for the great gift of
entrusting us to be part of your child’s education.
Now go and shine your light. When you leave OLHC, let your light shine for all the world to see!
I wish everyone a happy, holy and above all safe Christmas.
During the Christmas holidays our school will undergo a number of upgrades in preparation to begin the 2023 school year. This includes;
1. A new fence around the school perimeter with self closing gates.
2. New toilets and sinks installed in the boys and girls toilets
3. New bubblers installed.
4. New suthetic turf installed near the playgym to complete the playground.
5. A new shadeshail installed over the playgym.
6. A new demountable classroom beginning installation.
7. Our slippery dip and cubby house from our Rhodes Street site will be relocated to OLOL.
All of these upgrades will continue to support our time at the OLOL site until a decision is made regading the long term plans for OLHC.
Sensory/Nature Play Design Winner
Congratulations to Nahri Jensen for her outstanding sensory and nature play area design. Nahri's design was one of 26 designs submitted from families in our school. Many aspects of Nahri's design will be adopted in our new play space which will hopefully begin construction at the beginning of the 2023 school year.
School Site Plan
Our school site plan below outlines 2023 classrooms and office locations. You will notice a new demountable is planned for installation beside the Year 5 classroom. This will begin during the holidays and be completed ASAP. It may be required that Year 3 begin the year together in the largest classroom in the school if it is not completed before school returns.
Year 6 Graduation
Congratulations to our Year 6 Class of 2022, who celebrated their graduation with a whole school liturgy in our parish church yesterday. Thank you to Father Peter for warmly welcoming us back to the church as a whole school community for the first time since the flood.
We are beyond proud of the leadership and resilience shown by our Year 6 leaders this year.
We wish our 2022 Graduates a life of love, happiness and God’s blessings!
2022 Christmas Tableau
Our 2022 Christmas Tableau was a huge success, showcasing our incredible students as they shared with our community the story of Christ’s birth. Every class performed their song beautifully in front of a very large crowd.
Our Year 6 class shone in incredible costumes made by Mrs Tracy Ward and Mrs Maria Popp. Our sincere thanks for the mammoth effort, your talents are beyond appreciated.
Thank you to all our families for a wonderful evening!
Deadly Jarjums End of Year Cross Project
This year, our wonderful Indigenous Education Officer, Mrs Papworth and our Deadly Jarjums embarked on a beautiful project linking culture and faith. Each student decorated a cross with symbols of their indigenous culture. Today, Mrs Papworth presented each student with their cross and a Christmas gift!
"Like the roots and base of a tree, our Faith and Culture are strong and help us to grow."
Making Jesus Real Awards
Lylah M - For always being ready to shine her light 'Make Jesus Real' by supporting others. Thankyou for bringing sunshine to cloudy days Lylah.
Nahri J - For being kind and thoughtful member of our class, helping others when needed.
Jethro P - For being a kind, caring and helpful class member. You bring so much joy to our classroom every day. Thank you, Jethro!
Hudson R - For always being a kind and considerate class member. It has been an absolute pleasure having you a part of 1P this year. Well done, Hudson!
Blake P - For always offering to help and being fantastic with keeping classrooms and the playground tidy.
Braith F - For comforting a friend in a time of need. We're lucky to have you in 2P, Braith.
Isaac S - For always bringingsunshine and a smile to our classroom. Thank you for consistently including others and showing kindness.
Tilly P - For being inclusive to everyone and being a friend when someone is in need.
Harper S - For always being considerate and kind to others.
Toby H - For always bringing positivity to the classroom and making others smile. Well done on a fantastic year.
Harlan G -Thank you, Harlan for always baing a cheerful member of our classroom. Don't ever change your positive and fun outlook.
Harrison N - For your calm and compassionate attitude towards your friend in an emergency.
Learning & Teaching
Bessie our Picasso Cow is now complete- Thank you Harper and Grace for your wonderful designs!
Premier's Reading Challenge 2022
Congratulations to our students who received a Premier's Reading Challenge award this week. Congratulations to Thomas (Year 6) on receiving a Platinum award for completing the challenge every year in Primary school. Congratulations also goes to Toby B, Laila M,and Kaden S on their Gold certificates.
Kinder Tableau Performance
Year 1 Tableau Performance
Year 2 Tableau Performance
Year 3 Tableau Performance
Year 4 Tableau Performance
Year 5 Tableau Performance
Year 6 2022 Tableau Performance
End of Term Fun Day!!
OLHC Achievement Awards
Rory S - For outstanding growth in self confidence and as a learner this year. You should be very proud of yourself Rory, Congratulations.
Leo C - For pushing himself and working hard to become the best learner he can be this year. Congratulations Leo it has been exciting to see you grow as a learner.
Harvey J - For never giving up and consistently applying himself all year to achieve his absolute best. Congratulations Harvey, you should be very proud of yourself.
Teilani B - For always being a hard worker and maintaining classroom expectations at all times.
Ned M - For always trying your best and making wonderful, creative contributions to the class. Thankyou Ned.
Grace H - For working really hard to develop her decoding skills during reading. Well done, Grace!
Zarli B-P - For displaying a growth mindset in all areas of her learning. Well done, Zarli!
Harvey C - For increased resilience and making good choices when frustrated
Isabella F - For always giving 100% effort to all learning tasks and never giving up
Anika B - For your thoughtful and reflective contributions to classroom discussions. You're a star!
Dominic R - For being an enthusiastic and motivated member of 2P with a great love of learning. Fantastic effort, Dom!
Mason B - For your persistence all year and your new can do attitude, well done!
Billy M - For making better learning choices this week. Well done!
Noah M - For focus in Mathematics and his contribution during discussions times.
Brayden M - For always displaying a positive learning attitude.
Aleena C - For extending yourself in every learning activity this year! Amazing wotk and well done!
Malachias C - For quietly persisting and achieving your learning goals this year. Awesome work!
Violet M - For always approaching learning with a positive attitude and encouraging others. You have been a valued member of year 4.
Charlie W - For continually displaying a determined attitude toward learning. You have been a great member of year 4!!
Maggie A - For the dedication and committment you have shown to all areas of your learning this year. You are amazing Maggie!
Competitive Swimming Event
Swimming Ribbons and Age Champions
Cricket - Cooper Williams
School Uniforms - The School Locker
Last day of Trade 15 December 2022 9am-5pm
Re Opening dates and times Back To School 2023
January Tuesday 10th – 9 am - 5pm
January Thursday 12th – 9 am - 5 pm
Week 0 : January Monday 16th -> Friday 20th (5 day trade) 9am - 5pm
Week 1 : January Monday 23rd -> Friday 27th (4 day trade, closed Aus day PH) 9am - 5pm
Week 2 - January 31st back to normal trading (Tuesday’s & Thursday’s 9am-5pm)
All online orders will be posted out or ready for collection when the staff get back ins store to fulfil these.
Find the School Locker at -
25 Military Road
Lismore NSW 2480
0418 728 272