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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

OUR CONDOLENCES...

Our condolences to Mrs Robinson, our wonderful music specialist and
her family, on the passing of her partner Roy on the morning of the 24th.

We are all thinking of you at this difficult time Ann...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

SENIOR STUDENTS ON PERCUSSION...
Here are some of our senior students playing a percussion piece for Mrs Robinson, our music specialist...

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

GOLD MEDAL WINNER...
Congratulations to Grace from Year 3, Area 10 who recently won a gold medal in the University of NSW 2009 Testing. I understand she got the equal top mark in the state in the Science Test.
A super effort Grace....well done.




GUITAR STUDENTS PLAY FOR YOU....
Here are some of the Senior Guitar Students playing a short piece...thank you to our guitar specialist...

Apologies for sound quality as these were taken on a hand-held Canon A450 Digital Camera as MP4 video clips...

Here is Jeren playing The Turkish Dance...

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Here is Angus playing Gondola Waltz...

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Michaela on her guitar...

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and James playing Study in A Minor...

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

WEEK 8 ASSEMBLY, AREA 5, YEAR 5/6

Congratulations to all our Merit Certificate
Winners this assembly...and University of NSW
Spelling and Writing Distinction Winners...













Congratulations also to our Aussie of the Month
Winners, Reneta and Eloise...Claire from Area 10
was not there....and the P&C Bookweek Colouring
Competition Winners...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

GOOGLE DOODLE COMPETITION 2009

These are the winners of the Google Doodle Competition from Oberthur to design a heading for the Google Headers on their web search site...

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Cross Country Run Recently...
Mr Johnson and Mrs Taylor have been working hard along with the many students early in the mornings, many of them very cold to practise for the Cross Country. This was run recently on the Burrendah Sporting Fields opposite Southlands Shopping Centre.

Chess Classes Continuing Next Term...
The After-School Chess Classes run this term have proven quite successful with 22 students enjoying participating
in the lessons. Classes will continue next term and interested students need to get in early to join in...

Bikers at Oberthur After School...
Some of the students in the After School Sports Program have been doing some Bike Ed classes
with Mrs Taylor to learn how to ride their bikes more safely and capably...

Bunnings at Work with Areas 10 and 11...
Bryar from Bunnings O'Connor has been working with Areas 10 and 11 showing the students how to make
a useful item in wood. Students in Area 10 have been working on making and decorating a wooden tray with
rope handles and students in Area 11 have made wooden pencil cases with sliding lids.

Eat Smart in Area 9...
The students in Area 9 have been learning about the right foods to eat through the Eat Smart Program and
had two nutritionists visit with some good food treats to try...

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Lapathon 2009....Thursday 18th June

The Lapathon went well on the day until the weather decided to spoil our fun. We had been watching the weather on Perth Radar all morning and it looked like it would be clear after recess. We got away with it for a while, but inevitably the showers interfered and the students were disappointed not to be allowed to complete their laps. Early next term we will have an awards ceremony for the highest fundraisers, so please get your money in as soon as you can.
Here is a short clip of the students enjoying themselves at the Lapathon Mr Johnson has the music up loud and the teachers and parent helpers are ready to stamp the Lapathon sheets recording the laps students have done...Thanks to all those parents who helped out and who came along on the day...sorry the video quality is a bit average - it was taken on a digital camera...
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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Week 7 Assembly - SIMS Music

Aussie of the Month Winners - "Trustworthiness"
Anna, Indi and Chloe...congratulations girls, well done.

Thanks to Mrs Waugh for taking the photos and video this assembly...


Item Videos, Certificate and Award Winners
to come...



Senior Percussionists...
Mrs Robinson has been working with the senior student to develop their percussion skills
which you may have heard if you have been in the school recently...here they show you their
skills and the great job she has done with them...

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Jam in Art Today...
Mrs Keesing organised her two sons, Matt and 'Jeed'(Jordan) who are former students at Oberthur, to come and pose for Senior Art today in Areas 7 and 8. They brought their electric guitars and amps to pose with and ended up having an impromptu jam session for the students at the end. The students really enjoyed it and they did some terrific portraits of the boys beforehand as well.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Some Recent Events at Oberthur...

In-Term Swimming Finishes
In-Term Swimming is over for another year and apart from some early ripples, it has run quite smoothly, especially considering the time of the year we were allocated and the closure of the Leeming Swimming Centre. This put added pressure on nearby centres and necessitated us combining junior and senior groups so the whole school went together. We have sort feedback from our staff and are looking at what we can do to improve things next year.

Digital Microscopes and Forensic Science
Our recent purchase of two Digital Microscopes have excited Mr Simon Lewis, father of Evan in Area 2 and husband of Tracey, our P&C President. Simon is here on Thursday from Curtin University to work with our senior students on some Forensic Science activities as a part of their science classes with Mrs Waugh. The activity they were doing yesterday was on fingerprinting and the new microscopes were great for viewing the childrens' prints 'up close and personal'. At 200x magnification the sweat pores along the ridges of the prints were clearly visible. The microscopes are capable of taking photos and video clips and include software to put images and clips into a presentation format.

Solar Boat Challenge
Mrs Taylor recently attended an information session for the 2009 Solar Boat Challenge. This involves students designing and building solar powered boats to take on challengers from across the state. At this stage Mrs Taylor is looking to work with students to upskill them on all they need to know about mounting a successful challenge with the aim of working inhouse this year towards mounting a full challenge next year. Last year, with the help of Mrs Joanne Kirker, Angus's Mum, we were successful in receiving a $2500.00 grant for BP towards Solar Panels and Renewable Energies Program in the school. Some of this money will buy the panels and other resources Mrs Taylor will need for the Solar Boat Challenge.

Storm Downpour
The recent storm and resulting down pour last week, left the school under a lot of water with the gutters and downpipes having difficulty in coping with the deluge...



Cross Country Practise
Over 60 of our students have been coming to school early several morning a week to practise for the coming School Cross Country. The recent mornings have been fairly cool and even quite foggy on one particular morning this week. The school cross country is to be run on Tuesday 16th June with the Interschool Cross Country taking place in Term 3. Hopefully these keen students will again do very well at all levels as in recent years with a win in the Interschool.

New Classroom Furniture
Mr Bamber has been updating classroom furniture with new metal storage cabinets, 3 drawer filing cabinets and bookcases. Classes have also had new Tote Trolleys and computer tables in some classes, with teachers also benefitting with new ergonomic chairs. Thanks to Mr Bamber I have a new soft grey melamine desk, upgraded from the old 50's or 60's Jarrah one. Mr M

Friday, May 22, 2009

Week 4, Term 2 Assembly - Year 3/4, Area 10

Year 3/4, Area 10 students sang two songs at their assembly on Friday.
The first song was "I'd Do Anything For You" and the second was
"Yellow Polka Dotted Bikini". See how good they were on this video clip...

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This Assembly's Certificate Winners...
Congratulations to these winners...click on the photo to see a larger view of them...

Congratulations also to these worthy winners...!!

Panda Award winners:
The winners of the Panda Award for Chinese were Year 6/7, Area 7.

Assembly Trophy winners:
Congratulations to Year 2, Area 2 for listening so well...

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Kids Kept in at Lunchtime...Owls Shaken...
With the storm front hitting just before lunch today, we went into full wet weather conditions with children lunching in class. Teachers partnered up to take turns supervising classes next to each other and taking time for lunch. As the high winds with the storm were bringing down branches from the many trees on the school site, we had to keep students in classes for the whole of lunchtime. Not many of them seemed to be very perturbed, enjoying doing puzzles and activities on interactive whiteboards and computers, as well as drawing and reading and playing boardgames, among other things...
Our Owls have a Shaky Day...
The pair of Boobook Owls that have been at Oberthur for a few years now, had a shaky day in the trees as the high winds whipped them about.
I was being closely watched as I took this photo of Mr Owl. Mrs Owl was up there too, but not as concerned by my presence with the camera, preferring not to be photographed with her feathers windswept or ruffled...Mr M

Click on the photo to see a larger view...