Thursday, April 9, 2009

Brides in Areas 3 and 4....

In the holidays Ms Wheatley is getting married and so Mrs Retallack and Mrs Taylor organised veils for all the girls in Areas 3 and 4 and wedding cake for all the children to celebrate with Ms Wheatley... Congratulations and best wishes from all the staff and students at Oberthur to Ms Wheatley and her husband to be, Luca... PS They also helped to decorate Ms Wheatley's car and some of the senior students made a card from the whole school and it was presented at the Easter Raffle Assembly this afternoon...

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

ANZAC Ceremony and Chinese Graduation...

ANZAC Ceremony...
Today we had our ANZAC Ceremony to remember all those who have given their lives in all the wars so we can enjoy the freedom and lifestyle we do today. Dr David Bennett was our special guest and spoke about his experience as an upper-mid gunner in a Lancaster Bomber Squadron operating out of the UK. He spoke of the 52 000 bomber crew, 45 000 of whom gave their lives performing their duty. He finished saying he remembered and missed all his friends who gave their lives, every day. Leisha Velterop, mum to Naomi, Thomas and Andrew played the Last Post and Revellie on her trumpet, with many people saying it was the best playing of those pieces they had heard. Thank you to Leisha for playing for us again this year. Thank you as well to our school councillors, who did such a great job as presenters, to all our musicians and choir and ensemble members and the staff and students who contributed to making it such a successful event. Also thank you to all our parents who helped out and in particular Di Reynolds and the ladies who assisted her in making the lovely wreaths and to Laura Lewis who graduated last year and came back to accompany the Vocal Ensemble on her flute.

Chinese Student Graduation...
Also today, our Chinese students from Beijing who have been with us all term had a Graduation Ceremony and sang some songs for us very competently as well as thanking the school, students and homestay families for making their time with us so beneficial and enjoyable. Here are some photos from the ceremony. A big thank you to Mrs Cruthers,our ESL teacher who has done so much to help and encourage the boys to improve their english over the 10 weeks.


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Easter Hats by Year 1's and 2's in Areas 3 and 4...

Year 1's and 2's in Areas 3 and 4 have been designing and making their own Easter Hats...and then they had an Easter Hat Parade with lots of Mums and Dads coming to watch and join in the fun...!!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Term 1, Week 9, Choir Assembly...
At this assembly, we had Christian Porter, MLA for Bateman and current Attorney General as our special guest. A special thank you goes to Mrs Robinson for the terrific job she has done yet again with the choir, as well as the Vocal Ensemble, but also for coming even along to conduct even though she was feeling unwell and had to go home straight afterwards.

Congratulations to our Certificate Winners for this assembly...

Chinese Panda Award Winners are Year 4, Area 11...Congratulations and well done.

Aussie of the Month Winners:

Senior - Aanchal Y7, A8; Mi
ddle - Courtney Y5, A12; Junior - Callum Y1, A4.

The Choir singing their two songs at the assembly...

The Vocal Ensemble also sang two songs...

Friday, April 3, 2009

Flea Market and Car Wash...Sunday 1 to 4pm

On Sunday, we will be holding a Flea Market and Car Wash at the school from 1 - 4 pm.
Come along to have a look, enjoy some food from our Sausage Sizzle and have your car washed!!
The money raised will go towards providing resources for the school like more interactive whiteboards
in classrooms and covered walkways around the school now that winter is fast approaching.
The Flea Market is in the Undercover Area and the Car Wash will be in the Car Park for $5.00 a car.
Call Louise on 0414 443 564 if you want a stall or bay area, it may not be too late...$10.00 each.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Bad Hair and Hat Day...

Today the student councillors organised a Bad Hair and Hat Day to raise funds to assist Mrs Andrews support The Walk for Life Foundation in raising funds for Cancer Research.