Junior School Cross Country and Triathlon
Pre-Prep to Year 2 Easter Celebration
Year 4 Excursion
Junior School Discos
Secondary School Cross Country
End of Term 1
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Schooling at Ormiston College is a holistic experience. It extends beyond the weekday hours between 8:30am and 3:30pm and nurtures a connection to a spirited and achieving community.
It is not just about attending school to achieve your best, it is about being a part of something bigger than yourself, contributing to OC’s history, its pride and its excellence.
Often, it is about barracking for your team, as so much of a well-rounded Ormiston education emanates from our rich co-curricular program.
Barracking for our team is something all Year 9 students did exceptionally well at the TAS Swimming Carnival last week.
Representing us all, our Year 9 students delivered a master class in school spirit as they cheered the Redbacks to a comprehensive victory over all of our TAS challengers at the Chandler pool.
An e-mail message I received the next day provided a perspective from a parent of another school:
I attended the inter-school swimming carnival at Chandler on Wednesday to watch a student from another school. I would like to congratulate everyone involved. Your students looked extremely neat,
they were polite, they were very involved in cheering their team mates on and all with smiles on their faces.
Congratulations to Year 9 for the atmosphere and support they brought to the Sleeman Centre and for the spirit that all of our students generate through their many musical and sporting pursuits at the College.
Special congratulations to our amazing swimmers who absolutely shone in the pool to defend our TAS title and secure a 6th consecutive TAS swimming championship.
Similarly our Junior TAS swimmers can be very proud of their efforts to make the College team and perform at their impressive best to bring home a convincing second place overall.
Term 1 is full of wonderful co-curricular stories, from Music Camp in week one to the many team rehearsals, performances and contests that followed.
As our Term 1 sporting campaign approaches its end, every Redback knows that Saturday’s TAS finals round will determine who will be the Champion School.
Although the Term 1 Overall Championship is still within our reach, the finals will be a challenge as OC competes against very strong competition from larger schools.
The Ormiston advantage could be the added belief that comes from the spirit and connections that bind OC teams and the confidence of knowing we are in this together. No doubt this, combined with their hard work and coaching, has helped to get the Redbacks within striking distances of the title.
Will it make the difference on Saturday? Of course, it makes a difference on campus every day.
The past few weeks have seen many exciting and interesting events occur across the Ormiston College campus. The Music Department held its annual Big String Day Out, an event which sees our students collaborate with students from Hillbrook Anglican College through a day of workshops with guest conductor Miss Laura Thomson. The day culminated with students providing a concert to showcase their musical prowess and I’m sure that all students benefited from such a well-structured event.
Last weekend I had the opportunity to watch a number of girls’ Basketball games against Canterbury College. I was greatly impressed by the level of intensity, commitment and pride that our girls displayed against a strong competitor. I would like to wish all of our TAS sporting teams the best of luck as they prepare for finals this Saturday.
Looking forward to Term 2 the College will hold a whole school assembly to commemorate and acknowledge the contribution of our service men and women on ANZAC Day.
The ANZAC spirit is all about acknowledging the endurance, courage, ingenuity, humour, larrikinism and above all mateship displayed by young soldiers, traits which many young people seek to emulate. I invite Ormiston College students from Prep to Year 12 and their families to represent Ormiston College at the ANZAC Day March in Cleveland at 10:30am on Friday 25 April. We will also be represented at the Dawn Service by our Senior School students and you are most welcome to attend this service.
As we approach the school holidays, I would like to wish our students and staff who are attending various camps and tours during the break, these include Duke of Edinburgh programs and the New Zealand tour. Travel safe and we look forward to hearing the reports and stories and seeing the many pictures from such rewarding experiences.
I hope everyone has a relaxing and restful holiday and I look forward to seeing you when we return in Term 2 for what will be a busy term with the event of the year, the College Carnival taking place at the end of week 2.
A reminder that the College enrolment policy states that should you wish to withdraw your child/children from the College, written notice must be received by the Headmaster at least one full school term before the departure date. If this notice is not received, full tuition fees must be paid for the proceeding term. Notice for an end of Term 2 departure is due on Wednesday 23 April.
Please contact me if you require further information or assistance.
Phone: 3821 8984
Trimester 1 TAS Finals
This weekend we will be playing against a variety of schools depending on where each of our teams finished on the ladder at the end of the home and away rounds. Teams that finished First and Second will play off to determine the Premiers. In all, our Secondary teams will compete in 10 Premiership playoffs. Specifically in the Senior School, the Year 10 and Seconds Basketball, Firsts Tennis, Seconds and Firsts Volleyball and Year 10 and Seconds Cricket teams will play off for a Premiership. While it is obviously exciting that 10 out of 24 teams may potentially finish on top of the table, the other fixtures played this weekend are equally important as they will determine third through to ninth place. In recent years, the Redbacks have been very consistent across all the Trimester 1 sports and I am sure that everyone will try their hardest and work together as a team to maximise their position on the ladder this weekend. Regardless of the outcome however, I know that everyone who represents the Redbacks on Saturday will uphold the principles of good sportsmanship. Good luck to all our teams.
We will finish off the term on Friday 4 April with the Interhouse Cross Country. The carnival is structured to cater for all students. Our competitive athletes will battle it out across all age divisions whilst many other students will give their all in the Tug of War and the Fun Run. It really is a spectacular sight when the entire Secondary School takes off for the 2 Km Fun Run at the end of the day.
Students will be required to arrive at school in academic dress uniform and will change into House uniform at recess. Students have permission to leave school at the end of the day in their House attire.
Congratulations to our TAS Swim team who secured their sixth championship in a row at Chandler on Wednesday, 19 March. It was a clean sweep for the Redbacks securing the Overall Champion Trophy, the boys and girls Aggregate trophies, and the boys and girls Percentage trophies.
The Senior School was particularly dominant with the 15 Girls, 16 Girls, 16 Boys, 17 Girls and 17 Boys all winning their age group.
Congratulations to all the swimmers, coach Craig Davidson and manager Sandra Middleton for an outstanding result.
Following the conclusion of Term 1 assessment over the next couple of weeks, our teachers will be generating Progress Reports. The Progress Reports will give you a good indication of the start your child has made to the 2014 year.
The Term 1 Progress Reports will be followed by more comprehensive Profile Reports at the end of Term 2 which will include written comments from all Subject Teachers as well as Form Teachers.
Year 10 and Year 11 Parent-Teacher-Student Interviews
As a follow up to the Progress Reports, Year 10 Parent-Teacher-Student interviews will be held on Thursday 15 May followed by Year 11 interviews on Wednesday 21 May. The online booking system will be open to parents a week prior to the day of the interviews. I will be sending a letter to Years 10 and 11 parents in the early weeks of Term 2, inviting them to the Parent-Teacher-Student interviews and reminding them of the process for making an online booking.
Community Representatives for Queensland Core Skills Test Required
For reasons of public accountability, security of test materials, and proper conduct of the Queensland Core Skills Test, the Queensland Studies Authority appoints members of the community who carry out certain duties on behalf of the Queensland Studies Authority at each test centre.
This is a paid position and Ormiston College needs to nominate three people to be Community Representatives. One will be selected by QSA to serve at Ormiston College; one will serve at an adjacent school test centre; and one will be selected to act as a reserve.
You need to be available on the two days of the Queensland Skills Core Test, which in 2014 are Tuesday and Wednesday, 2 and 3 September. Prior to this, you will be required for a short time on a day and date to be advised.
The closing date is Friday, 9 May 2014. Please telephone Louise Peters on 3821 8924, if you are interested.
Haircuts and Colour
With the end of Term 1 vacation only a week away, it is timely to remind students and parents about the College rules regarding haircuts and hair colour.
Boys’ hair must be cut in a conservative College cut. This means that the hair must be kept short (but no shorter than a number 3 clipper), combed, washed and free from product. As teenage fashion ebbs and flows we are starting to deal with an increasing number of boys who are presenting with a haircut which is a "fashion statement" rather than a conservative College cut. This style involves using clippers to make the sides and back very short, and leaving the top significantly longer. As a result there is a significant difference between the length of the top compared to the back and the sides and this style oversteps the mark for a conservative College cut. I ask that parents are aware of this emerging trend and assist the College by monitoring their son’s haircut to ensure it remains compliant with the College’s expectations
Both girls and boys hair must remain its natural colour. Whilst it is tempting when a holiday period arrives for some students to put a temporary colour in their hair, I can assure you that temporary colours do not wash out in a hurry. Students are expected to return to school on Wednesday 23 April with their hair its natural colour and must not act in a way over the holiday that compromises this expectation.
Term 1 Concludes
I would like to take the opportunity to thank the students, parents and staff of the Senior School for their efforts in making the start of 2014 an enjoyable and successful one. I do hope that over the upcoming Easter vacation members of the Ormiston College community have a happy and relaxing break.
Head of Senior School
TAS Swimming - Year 9 Leaders
Last Wednesday we witnessed some outstanding performances both in and out of the pool from our Middle School students who took part in the annual TAS Swimming Competition. Congratulations to all staff and students who were part of the team which made it 6 wins in a row!
In the stands, Year 9 students, the leaders of the Middle School, won the battle outside of the pool showing pride and passion in cheering on the Redbacks to success. Thank you to Year 9 Coordinator, Mr Griggs for preparing the cheer squad. We received many positive comments from parents from other schools about the way our leaders conducted themselves throughout the day. I was very proud of the Year 9 team. Well done!
National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence
On Friday 21 March we recognised the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence. This annual day provided a focus for all students and staff to Say No! To Bullying and to strengthen their existing everyday messages that bullying and violence at school are not okay at any time. Visit http://www.bullyingnoway.gov.au/ for more details.
What is bullying?
Bullying is when someone (or a group of people) with more power than you repeatedly and intentionally uses negative words and/or actions against you, which causes you distress and risks your wellbeing.
Bullying can take many forms. The National Centre Against Bullying identifies five kinds of bullying:
1. Physical bullying - This is when a person (or group of people) uses physical actions to bully, such as hitting, poking, tripping or pushing. Repeatedly and intentionally damaging someone's belongings is also physical bullying.
2. Verbal bullying - Repeated or systematic name calling, insults, homophobic or racist remarks and verbal abuse.
3. Covert bullying - Such as lying about someone, spreading rumours, playing a nasty joke that make the person feel humiliated or powerless, mimicking or deliberately excluding someone.
4. Psychological bullying - For example, threatening, manipulating or stalking someone.
5. Cyber bullying - Using technology, such as email, mobile phones, chat rooms, social networking sites to bully verbally, socially or psychologically.
Page 10 of the Anti-Bullying Policy states that parents should:
• Watch for signs of distress in their child, such as, unwillingness to attend school, a pattern of headaches or stomach aches, equipment that has gone missing, request for extra pocket money, damaged clothing or bruising. Early contact is essential at this point.
• Take an active interest in their children’s social life and acquaintances.
• Advise their children to tell a staff member about any incidence. If possible allow their children to report and deal with the problem themselves. Respect can be gained through taking the initiative and dealing with the problem without parental involvement.
• Ensure they do not model bullying behaviour in interactions they have with the school staff and administration.
Young people are spending increasing amounts of time online and are at the forefront in adopting new ways of communicating online. The online world presents many opportunities for young people, but there are also risks.
Ormiston College is committed to helping our students to have safe internet experiences, both at school and home. This term our Years 7 to 9 students have been presented with information about being positive digital citizens by our Head of E-Learning at Year Level Assemblies and also during Middle School Assemblies.
As a parent, you can play an important role in helping your children have safe and positive experiences online. By becoming aware of how children and young people use the internet, what they use it for, the risks in being online and some of the strategies to manage these risks, you can help guide them in the online world. Unfortunately some parents are allowing students to use social network sites not knowing the minimum age for each.
Some of the key strategies to keep children safe online include:
Cyberbullying / Text Bullying
• Ignore or block inappropriate messages
• Never cyberbully back
• Involve an adult for support
• Keep copies of all messages as evidence (print out or save)
• Click the report abuse button if it’s on a social networking site
Social Networking (eg. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter)
• Don’t talk to strangers online
• Remove flirty photos, replace them with icons, or normal photos
• Remove flirty nicknames from profiles
• Remove surnames so you cannot be traced
• Remove your phone numbers, address, school name
• Set your site to private
• Keep your buddy (contact) list to a manageable size
• It is best if you know everyone in real life in your list
• Turn the history on if you are being bullied
• Report abuse
The Cybersmart website (www.cybersmart.gov.au) provides a comprehensive, one stop shop for cybersafety information for young people and parents. I recommend this website to you and your teenager which focuses on supporting you and your child in relation to cybersafety issues. There is a current article about sexting worth reading.
A complaints hotline for members of the public to report offensive internet material. Visit: www.acma.gov.au/hotline.
The Cybersafety Contact Centre has a free call number (1800 880 176) which provides advice and assistance on internet safety issues. I hope this helps children and families enjoy the internet in a safe way. Feel free to contact me if you have any concerns.
Term 1 Progress Reports & Parent-Teacher-Student Interviews
Term 1 Progress Reports will be sent home during the holidays and the Parent-Teacher-Student interviews in Term 2 will provide further information about your child’s learning and development.
Year 7 Parent-Teacher-Student Interviews
Year 7 interviews will be held from Monday 28 April to Thursday 1 May in Room 27 (Year 7 classroom).
These interviews provide an opportunity for you to discuss your child’s progress with their Year 7 core teachers. Students are strongly encouraged to attend so they can be involved in the conversation about their learning.
Interviews can be made online via the Ormiston College Parent Lounge website. The online Parent–Teacher–Student Interview Booking system will be available from Tuesday 1 April until Wednesday 23 April 2014. To assist in making your bookings please visit Parent Zone for the instruction sheet. If you have any queries please contact Glynis Hendricks on 3821 8951.
Years 8 and 9 Parent-Teacher-Student Interviews
Years 8 and 9 Parent Teacher Interviews will take place on Wednesday 7 May and Tuesday 27 May respectively. More information will be provided early in Term 2. Please remember that if you have any concerns regarding your child’s academic progress, please contact your child’s teacher rather than wait for these interviews to take place.
We will finish off the term on Friday 4 April with the Interhouse Cross Country. The carnival is structured to cater for all students. Students will be required to arrive at school in academic dress uniform and will change into House uniform at recess. Students have permission to leave school at the end of the day in their House attire.
Understanding Expectations and Maintaining Standards
Ormiston College prides itself on assisting students to develop a respect for themselves as persons and as members of the College Community. Students are expected to conduct themselves at all times in a manner which will not detract from their own reputation and/or that of the College, regardless of when or where they may be.
In recent weeks it has been necessary to remind some students about punctuality and hair policy. To this end, we are seeking the additional support of our Middle School families in ensuring that College expectations are maintained. More detailed information may be found in the Years 7 to 12 Handbook (Diary) and via the resources section of Parent Zone.
Punctuality to School (Diary, page 12)
Students are expected to be at school and ready for class before the first bell at 8.25am. Morning Form commences at 8.30am and any student arriving after this time must proceed to Student Reception and sign in as being late to school. Understandably, unavoidable delays may occur with public transport or exceptional family circumstances.
Repeated 'lateness to school' without due reason is a cause for concern as it impacts on students’ learning and connectedness with other students. As a guide for parents, five days late in a set number of school weeks will result in a community service.
As we head towards the holiday period and a haircut is needed, please keep in mind the college's hair policy.
The diary clear states that "Students' hair must remain its natural colour and be worn in a neat conservative style without hair product."
"Girls’ hair longer than shoulder length when tied back must be plaited neatly in a single plait."
Bobby pins are used to pin back 'wispy' hair, plaits start where the hair is tied back.
"Boys’ hair is to be neatly brushed or combed…and not shorter than a number 3 clipper." Additionally, "hair swept across the forehead that would be longer than the position of the eyebrows will need to be cut." Not adhering to these expectations will incur an infringement.
Boys’ hair must be cut in a conservative College cut. This means that the hair must be kept short, combed, washed and free from product. As teenage fashion ebbs and flows we are starting to deal with an increasing number of boys who are presenting with a haircut which is a “fashion statement” rather than a conservative College cut. This style involves using clippers to make the sides and back very short, and leaving the top significantly longer. As a result there is a significant difference between the length of the top compared to the back and the sides and this style oversteps the mark for a conservative College cut. I ask that parents are aware of this emerging trend and assist the College by monitoring their son’s haircut to ensure it remains compliant with the College’s expectations.
Uniforms for Terms 2 and 3: Blazers
A reminder to all families that all Middle School students are expected to wear the College blazer which becomes part of our uniform each day during Terms 2 and 3. If you are yet to purchase a blazer, please organise with the Uniform Shop to purchase a blazer, ready for the start of Term 2.
As this is the last newsletter prior to the end of term, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all families for your continued support so far this year. Please feel free to contact me anytime by phone or email in relation to any concerns you may have. On behalf of all staff, have a happy and safe holiday and I look forward to a busy but rewarding Term 2!
Head of Middle School - Middle School Matters
It is hard to believe we are nearly at the end of Term 1. Our first term has been a busy one and I would like to take this opportunity to thank our families for their continued support throughout the term. It really is appreciated and can only continue to foster positive partnerships between home and school.
I would like to thank Mr Pincott, our swim Coach, Craig and the team of coaches and managers for a fabulous effort at the JTAS Swimming Carnival on Friday. We came Second overall in the blue division and I truly believe that this was largely due to the enthusiasm and commitment of our staff and students over the past weeks as they have trained incredibly hard. This result is a real credit to all concerned.
I would like to thank Mr Yeabsley and his team of Chess supporters for organising the Inter School Chess Competition on the weekend. It was a great success with us coming second overall. The feedback from students and families has been very positive.
Saturday was the last day of Term 1 sport. A big thank you to Mr Pincott and all of the coaches and managers involved. Thank you also to our families for their support this term.
We do have a number of events yet to occur before the holidays and I ask that you refer to our Calendar and Parent Zone for details on the events listed below.
Monday 31 March
Cross Country/Triathlon, 9:00am
Readers Cup, 2:00pm
Wednesday 2 April
Pre-Prep to Year 2 Easter Celebration, 9:00am
Year 4 Excursion
Thursday 3 April
Junior School Discos, organised by the Junior School Support Group
Friday 4 April End of Term 1
ANZAC Day Events (Term 2 Week 1)
You may already be aware that ANZAC Day falls in the first week back of Term 2 and that it is a short week. Our College Service for staff and students will be held on Thursday 24 April at 11.00am in the Somerset Sports Centre.
ANZAC Day Cleveland Dawn Service
There will be a Dawn Service held at Cleveland. We will have some representation at this Service from our Senior School students but welcome any other families who would also like to represent the College at this time. Please see details on Parent Zone.
Cleveland ANZAC Day March
We also invite students from Prep to Year 12 to march with the College at the Cleveland March on Friday 25 April. A note will be sent home outlining the details and will also be on Parent Zone. We would love to see as many students as we can march with OC on this special day of Remembrance.
I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday and look forward to seeing you all in Term 2.
Head of Junior School
Ormiston College’s Chess Invitational 2014 Report
The early Sunday morning sunlight glinted off the countless chess pieces awaiting their masters to control their plastic world. A world in which battles would be waged, pawns would be taken and queens held for ransom. Sunday 23 March at the Somerset Sports Centre would see which of the eleven schools would claim victory in the first in a long time, if not the very first Ormiston College Chess Invitational. Players awoke to rigorous finger and brain exercises before competing in the 10.30am to 3.00pm tournament. Minds and fingers not ready for the onslaught would be broken on the battlefield.
Whether you were a beginner or a novice, you were to compete in six rounds of chess against worthy opponents. After each round, the chess warriors could be refuelled by our parent and friends volunteers running the canteen, organised by Melissa Matthews. The day would not have been as successful without their help. All of our players experienced some form of success. Declan Field of 3CH received a second place medal in the beginners division.
The day ended with Ormiston College finishing one and half points behind first place winners Moreton Bay Boys’ College. Thanks to all of the players, parents, volunteers and chess coaches.
Big String Day
Congratulations to all of the students who participated in Big String Day 2014. The day provided a great opportunity to all of our String students to join together with students from Hillbrook Anglican School for a friendly day of rehearsals, workshops and a combined concert. The day was a great success and a very valuable learning experience for the performances ahead this year. I would like to thank and acknowledge the hard work of our String Tutors, Mr Braxton Neate and Miss Grace Whiting for their work putting the day together and ensuring it was of great benefit to our students.
OC Music Parent Meet & Greet
Thank you to all of the College parents who came to the OC Music Parent Meet & Greet last Tuesday evening. The new format for this event provided a new opportunity for the Music Department staff to talk with our parents about lessons, ensembles and the progress of their students. It also provided an opportunity for the OC parents who have children involved with music to come together and socialise.
Last night, the three OC Guitar Ensembles, selected soloists and our guest artist presented a great night of Guitar performance. Our guest artist, Carly Bennet, inspired our young musicians and each Ensemble showcased the hard work of their rehearsals this year. Congratulations to the students who performed throughout the evening. Thank you to Mr Campbell Ross and Mr Eugene Mak for their work preparing and planning for this great event.
Band Captains 2014
It was my great pleasure to present the 2014 Band Captains, Lachlan Oberg and Peter Neville to the Headmaster on Assembly today. Symphonic Band also performed for the Secondary School. Congratulations to Lachlan and Peter on their appointment to this role. Further Ensemble Captain presentations will occur on Secondary School Assembly next term.
Jazz Band @ Robert Channon Winery
Next Saturday, 5 April, the members of Jazz Band will be travelling to Stanthorpe on their annual road trip to perform at the Robert Channon Winery. This is always a great day of music from these dedicated and passionate students. There will be extra seats available on the bus for any members of the College community who would like to come along and join us for the day. Please contact me via email@example.com if you are interested in joining us for this day.
Intermediate Music Day
On the Pupil Free Day at the start of Term 2, Tuesday 22 April, the Intermediate Music Day will be held for members of Concert Band, Intermediate Jazz Band and Sonata Strings. All of the information about this event is available via Parent Zone. Could I ask all families with students involved in this day to confirm their attendance via firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Music Tuition Exams
Music Tuition exams will be held next term for all students in Years 2 to 12 who learn an instrument as part of the Music Tuition program. Your child’s Music Tutor will confirm the requirements for these exams in their Home-Play Diary prior to the end of this term. If you have any questions about the exams, please contact your child’s Tutor.
Kinder Chorus Rehearsal in Week 10
Please note that next week, there will be a combined Kinder Chorus rehearsal on Wednesday morning for both the Blue and Maroon groups. There will be no rehearsal for Kinder Chorus on the last day of Term 1 as Miss Thomas is off to Italy with Brisbane Birralee Voices. We wish Miss Thomas a safe and enjoyable journey over the holiday break.
Music Tuition Lessons – Week 1, Term 2
As I wrote in the previous edition of the newsletter, there will be Music Tuition lessons occurring during the shortened first week of Term 2. If your child will be absent on Wednesday or Thursday in Week 1, could you please let your child’s Music Tutor know so they can allocate lesson spots to those students who will be at school during this week. Our normal lesson timetable will recommence at the start of Week 2.
Ensemble Rehearsals – Week 1, Term 2
I would like to remind all parents and students that not all Music Ensembles will be rehearsing in the first week of next term. Full details are in the previous edition of the College newsletter.
Finally, I would like to wish all of our OC Music families and students a safe and enjoyable holiday. Happy Easter and we look forward to welcoming everyone back after the holiday for another exciting and busy term of OC Music.
Dean of Music
HANDS - ON EXPERIMENTING = LEARNING THAT`S FUN
• Is your child driven by curiosity?
• Does your child love science?
• Does your child ask lots of questions?
• Your child will have fun and enjoy learning about the world and how it works!
SUPER SCIENCE CLUB PROGRAM
Junior (Years 1 and 2) - fortnightly on Mondays (3.15pm – 4.30pm)
Senior (Years 2 to 7) – fortnightly on Fridays (3.30pm – 5.00pm)
Year 2 students may attend either group
CONCEPTS (Term 2)
• HUMANS and other INTERESTING CREATURES – Animals are amazing creatures. We all have our own special ability to survive and adapt to the world in which we live.
• GROUPIE SCIENCE – Grouping substances and organisms is a fundamental skill in science. Teams will sort substances based on their physical and chemical properties then apply these organized tests to work out the nature of an unknown substance.
• CATCHMENT CARE – Everyone lives in a catchment area. Why is the health of your catchment so very important.
• ROCKET SCIENCE – Lying at the heart of rocket science is Newton`s Third Law of Motion - for every action there is an equal and opposite equal reaction.
• SUDS SHINDIG – Oil grease and dirt are part of our world and even our bodies. Water alone does not clean well but clever chemistry will triumph over dirt and grime.
WHO – Junior (Years 1 and 2); Senior (Years 2 to 6)
WHEN – Fortnightly from Friday 2 May or Monday 5 May
WHERE – Senior School Science Laboratory
Note – Children in the junior group are collected at 3.15pm outside the Junior School Office
FEE – $125 (Senior), $100 (Junior) (Cash, money order or cheque payable to D. Bennett)
ENROLMENT – Your child must be properly enrolled to be accepted. For the enrolment package and a full program – contact Donna Bennett before Session 1- see below
Mobile: 0427 644 490
The College welcomes Synergy Tennis who are committed to working with Ormiston College to create a Tennis Program from Prep through to Year 12 that provides both a private coaching program as well as coaching support to the Senior TAS and J-TAS teams. If you would like further information about Tennis at Ormiston College please click here to download the Tennis brochure.
Sherry Anderson was a wise woman. She once said, "Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless."
And so it is within Ormiston College in any carnival year. The army of volunteers needed to pull the event off on the day is enormous. Some have a big role - like our wonderful Philippa Brown (Carnival Coordinator) and our P&F Treasury team who coordinate the funds collected at each stall. Others play a smaller part such as the many parents who give their time to serve at their child’s year level stall - each is a priceless contribution towards the funds raised for the Ormiston College P&F.
The funds raised at the Carnival will ultimately be ploughed back into our school to pay for many of the projects on the school’s wish list. Projects such as an outdoor kitchen used by the many co-curricular support groups who host weekend sausage sizzles to fundraise, a shelter in the Junior School Pick Up Zone to protect our younger students from the extremes of the Queensland weather and many more.
So I urge you not only to come along to the OC Carnival - which promises to be the biggest, boldest and best yet but to bring along as many family and friends as possible. Also, please don’t forget to roll up your sleeves and volunteer your time for an hour or two in your child’s year level stall. Most stall coordinators are currently drawing up rosters for the day and would welcome your participation for a small part of the day.
Lastly Helen Hall and I would like to thank everyone for the support expressed to us since the AGM as well as the other P&F Executive, Judith Wruck (Secretary) and Jo Kop (Treasurer). As a committee we are looking forward to building on the wonderful work done by Melissa Mathews and Philippa Brown and their respective committees in the coming year.
We hope to see you at our next P&F Meeting on 14 May at 7:30pm.
Linda Dembskey (P&F President)
0457 022 380
Carnival is coming very soon! We have a printed hardcopy A5 brochure with all things Carnival and it will be distributed via your child’s classroom today - please look out for it and enjoy the read. Over the school holidays, if you can help out with donations of raffle prizes, clothes, books and lots more, it would be greatly appreciated. We are looking forward to making this our best Carnival yet - bigger and better with lots of new things to see and do. Click here for the Carnival newsletter.
For more information on Carnival, please contact the Carnival Team.
Carnival Coordinator – Philippa Brown
Email email@example.com Ph 0413 587 025
P&F Liaison Officer – Melissa Mathews
Need new shoes – go along to the Athlete’s Foot at Carindale or Capalaba and say you are from Ormiston College and they will donate $5 per pair of shoes bought.
Year 2 Mum's Night Out
Friday 28 March
Funky Mexican Cantina, Shore Street, Cleveland, (Raby Bay Marina)
A great opportunity to meet some new mums, and have a fun night out.
RSVP to Jo by 20 March Phone: 0413 117 810 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 8 Parents and Kids Afternoon
Sunday 6 April
Raby Bay Foreshore-Masthead Drive playground end
3:00pm-5:00pm BYO Snacks, drinks and chairs
Rain and hail (postpone to another day)...but Shine and we are on!
RSVP Annabel 0407230717
Dates to Remember
28 March Year 2 Mum’s Night Out
1 April Carnival Meeting – Sports Centre
2 April Carnival – Working Bee House of Horrors – Putting Walls together
3 April MOCCHA Club – Old Senior Office
3 April Junior Disco
6 April Year 8 Parent & Kids Afternoon
23 April P&F First Day Back Morning Tea
Would you like to become a ROCC Shop volunteer? If you have two hours to spare once a month then we would love to hear from you. Please leave your name and phone number with the College Reception or call in at the ROCC Shop.
For the ROCC Shop Roster Monday 31 March to Wednesday 2 April, please click here.
Please click on the Tuckshop Roster link below to see where help is needed, and telephone the Tuckshop Convenor, Janelle Reid on 3821 8928 if you can spare some time to help out, or help at some future time. Alternatively please email Janelle at email@example.com. Thank you – any spare time you can donate would be extremely helpful, particularly for 2014, as help is short and new volunteers are urgently needed.
For the Tuckshop Roster Monday 31 March to Friday 4 April, please click here.