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20 July 2018

Visit from the Connect2Group

Community

Representatives from the Connect2Group attended Headmaster’s Assembly on Friday to provide students with more information about its function and to thank them for the ongoing support of their organisation and its activities.

25 June 2018

Japanese Language Skills In Action At The Gold Coast

Senior School

On Thursday 14th June, Year 10 Japanese students embarked on a fun-filled adventure to the Gold Coast.

22 June 2018

Ormiston College, Australian Education Award Finalists

Community

Every new acknowledgement of the wonderful work we do here at Ormiston College confirms for us that we are continuing to do a superb job when it comes to providing our students with the very best education that a school can offer.

22 June 2018

Ormiston College Junior School “on tour”

Music

On Thursday 21st June, an enthusiastic group of students packed their bags to go “on tour” in the Redlands area.

22 June 2018

Maths Team Challenge Success

Community

The College community proudly welcomed home this year’s Maths Team Challenge students who competed in the annual competition at Moreton Bay College this week.

22 June 2018

OCTAVE in the Finals

Senior School

The Ormiston College OCTAVE ensemble has made it to the Ensemble Championships Final (school division) of the AUSACA 2018 Australian A Cappella Awards.

20 June 2018

Real World Learning in Visual Art

Senior School, Visual Art

​The culminating Year 10 Visual Art student experience was held on Monday night at the Shared Space Gallery. Students exhibited their work from across Semester One.

19 June 2018

Students Shine On Stage

Senior School

This week, a group of passionate Drama performers across Years 7 to 12 put on an exceptional show when they presented "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in the Lingo Lin Theatre.

18 June 2018

Sharing The Warmth

Community

The Hearts & Hands crew have worked hard to encourage the Senior School to Share the Warmth this winter.

13 June 2018

Rock My Heart!

Senior School

After a couple of years absence from the German Film Festival and the cancellation of the event last year, 2018 brought a renewed opportunity for high school students to experience German language and culture on the big screen.

13 June 2018

Language Perfect World Championships Achievements

Community

Last month, 2500 schools from around the world, including Ormiston College, took part in the Language Perfect World Championships.

12 June 2018

Students Dance To The Beat Of The Taiko Drums

Junior School

On Wednesday 6 June, Year 6 students were entertained by a dynamic taiko drumming performance in the Lingo Lin Theatre.

06 June 2018

Over 100 Prizes Received At Wynnum-Manly Speech & Drama Eisteddfod

Drama

Our Junior and Secondary Drama students recently took to the stage at the Wynnum-Manly Speech and Drama Eisteddfod and achieved outstanding results, receiving an incredible haul of over 100 trophies, medals, bursaries and prizes.

05 June 2018

Morning Tea with Mr Webster

Community

Once again this year, new students made the trek to the College boardroom for morning tea with the Headmaster.

04 June 2018

Team Success at Decathlon

Middle School

Some of our Middle School students did the College proud recently when they competed in the da Vinci Decathlon at A.B. Paterson College.

01 June 2018

Chess Success

Junior School

It was a very successful evening of Chess for our younger students on Tuesday 26 May when 25 very keen Ormiston College students attended the chess competition at Moreton Bay Boys' College.

29 May 2018

OC Carnival Fun

Community

The OC P&F Carnival on Saturday was a huge success and a truly wonderful celebration for the community.

28 May 2018

Germ Outbreak During Celebrations

Senior School

It was wonderful to so see so many of our Secondary School students interacting and enjoying the arts during International Arts Week.

25 May 2018

Thirty Year Drought Broken

Sports

Our TAS Cross Country girls broke a thirty-year drought this week when they won the cross country competition for the first time.

24 May 2018

Twilight Jazz On The Green

Community

On Friday 18 May, the Ormiston College Music Department hosted its inaugural Twilight Jazz On The Green.

22 May 2018

Pink Cupcakes For Pink Day

Community

A pink cupcake was the food of choice at last weekend’s TAS games when OC Rugby held their annual Pink Day.

18 May 2018

Curious Affection For Art

Senior School

Year 10, 11 and 12 Visual Art students enjoyed a day at Brisbane galleries on Thursday, May 17.

14 May 2018

A Visit From Shayna Jack

Community

Commonwealth Games gold medallist and OC Alumni, Shayna Jack, was our special guest at Headmaster’s Assembly last Friday. Shayna was interviewed by our Dean of Activities, Jack Pincott, in front of the Secondary School audience.

04 May 2018

Year 10s Take A Peek Into Future Careers

Senior School

Year 10 students participated in the Career Industry Professional Talks which were held on Thursday 26 April in the Somerset Sports Centre’s Hall of Fame.

04 May 2018

Delvene Cockatoo-Collins Visits OC

Community

Ormiston College was honoured to host Delvene Cockatoo-Collins as our Artist In Residence on the 2 May. An emerging artist from Stradbroke Island, Delvene has an impressive folio of work nationally and internationally, with an exhibition currently held at Redland Art Gallery.

04 May 2018

Our First UQ Science Ambassadors

Senior School

In our first year of involvement in the University of Queensland Science Ambassador program, a record twelve students were accepted from Ormiston College. These students were awarded with their badges on assembly on Friday 4 May.

01 May 2018

Year 9 Camp

Middle School

Earlier this term, Year 9 Students travelled to Noosa North Shore where they participated in a three-day program run by Total Adventures.

01 May 2018

Bayside Cross Country Achievements

Sports

Our Cross Country runners had a great day at the Bayside Cross Country Carnival last week, achieving the best results in over five years. OC placed second this year which was a wonderful improvement on fourth place in 2017.

24 April 2018

2018 ANZAC Commemoration Service - Lest we forget

Ormiston College staff and students, plus special guests, Mr Sandford from the Cleveland RSL Branch and Redlands Councillor Tracey Huges, attended a special ANZAC Day commemoration service on Tuesday, April 24.

20 April 2018

Alumni Niamh Conway Guides Business Students

Senior School

Former Ormiston College Prefect, Niamh Conway, returned to our college last week to address Year 10 Business Management students.

16 April 2018

Exceptional Service By An Exceptional Young Man

Community, Senior School

Prefect, Oliver Breadmore, has demonstrated what it means to be a leader not only in our community but much further afield.

13 April 2018

Duke of Edinburgh Jackaroo and Jillaroo 2018

Senior School

Dried up dams and dusty, parched fields were the introduction to the sheep and cattle country of northern New South Wales for eleven of our Secondary School students and two teachers who took part in the Duke of Edinburgh Jackaroo and Jillaroo experience.

21 March 2018

Happy Campers - Year 7 students at Camp Goodenough

Middle School

Individual successes were achieved by so many students at camp this year, contributing to their personal growth as they continue their transition into Year 7.

19 March 2018

Year 11 Mentors

Middle School, Senior School

The Year 11 mentors guide, support and advise the Year 7 cohort as they begin their secondary journey.

16 March 2018

Pink Stumps Day

Sports

The Cricket Support Group held the annual Pink Stumps Day Event on Saturday 3 March.

15 March 2018

TAS Swimming - Redbacks Perform Brilliantly

Sports

The OC Swim Team performed brilliantly today with some fine individual and relay performances.

14 March 2018

Year 9 Art Life Drawing

Visual Art

Year 9 Art students investigated the form of the human figure with a life model.

13 March 2018

Microsoft EduMeet Conference

Community, Junior School, Middle School, Senior School, Events

Ormiston College continues to lead the way through its continual introduction of innovative pedagogy.

13 March 2018

TAS Swimming Team Annual Headmaster's Breakfast

Sports, Middle School, Senior School

The TAS Swimming Team were treated to the annual Headmaster’s Breakfast last week.

13 March 2018

OC Parent Writing Workshop

Junior School, Middle School

​Last week our Prep to Year 9 parents joined us for an ‘Engaging Students in the Writing Process Workshop’.

13 March 2018

Speaking in tongues – Christoff is back!

Junior School

Year 5 students were entertained through music, tricks, jokes and words by a multi-talented showman Christoff

13 March 2018

Kanagawa Gakuen Student Visit

Community, Middle School, Senior School

On Saturday 3 March, Ormiston College welcomed twenty Japanese students and two teachers from our Sister City School, Kanagawa Gakuen in Yokohama, Japan.

13 March 2018

Clean-Up Australia Day

Community

On Sunday 4 March, students of Ormiston College were exclusively invited to participate in Clean-Up Australia Day alongside the Marine Research and Rescue Team at Sea World.

21 February 2018

Leadership in action

Middle School

​Recently the Middle School Form Leaders for Semester 1 were selected and received their badge on the Middle School Assembly.

21 February 2018

Swimming Age Champions

Middle School

The 2018 Interhouse Swimming Carnival held in early February saw some outstanding performances by students in the Middle School.

20 February 2018

Connecting with Mentors

Middle School

Tuesday morning in Form is a fun time for our Year 7 students with the presence of their Student Mentors there to guide them through some fun activities designed to make connections.

06 February 2018

A harmonious way to start the year - our annual Music Camp

Music

A total of 83 young musicians arrived at the beautiful Queensland Conference and Camping Centre in Brookfield. All were ready and eager to participate in rehearsals, workshops and team-building games plus the enjoyment of making music together.

06 February 2018

Congratulations Class of 2017

Senior School

An outstanding 34% of graduates achieved an OP of five or better; 72% achieved an OP of 10 or better and 95% of the 123 graduates achieved an OP score of 15 or better. A remarkable and well-earned result for the Class of 2017.

24 November 2017

OC students spread the Christmas spirit!

Music

Once again, our OC Singers have spread Christmas cheer in the local community.

16 November 2017

Students celebrate excellence at annual Speech Night

Junior School, Middle School, Senior School

This year's Speech Night was another wonderful celebration for the students of Ormiston College.

02 November 2017

Celebrating the sporting achievements of 2017

Sports, Middle School, Senior School

The Sports Awards Evening was held on Wednesday 1 November. The exciting evening ran very smoothly, providing everyone involved with lots of fun and entertainment.

01 November 2017

Guidance and support of student mentors celebrated

Middle School, Senior School

The Year 11 Mentors of the 2017 did a wonderful job. They continually guided and supported the Year 7 group as they made their transition into secondary school.

01 November 2017

Year 9 Geography students call for change

Middle School

As part of the Year 9 Geography course, students are currently working on student-led fundraising campaigns for charity organisations that operate in less economically developed countries.

27 October 2017

Students shine at OC Music annual night of nights!

Events, Music

The program, entitled ‘Folklorica’, was designed to inspire, enliven, and entertain!

23 October 2017

Year 9 Explorations

Middle School, Visual Art

Year 9 Visual Art and Multimedia students recently had the opportunity to present their works with the opening of the art exhibition 'Explorations'.

15 October 2017

Walk like an Egyptian…

Middle School

On Friday 13 October, the Year 7s engaged in an incursion where they stepped back in time to the magnificent period of history – Ancient Egypt. The Hall of Fame was full of tables scattered with artefacts and replicas of this civilisation.

12 October 2017

We did it again! OC named one of Australia's most Innovative Schools for the third consecutive year.

Junior School, Middle School, Senior School

Ormiston College takes innovation to a whole new level.

11 October 2017

The Play’s The Thing: Cultivating innovation in the Drama Classroom

Drama, Junior School, Middle School, Senior School

Drama challenges students to role-play and learn practically through the senses. Drama is also a subject that supports holistic development. Drama provides real-world learning experiences that strive to prepare students for the twenty first century.

09 October 2017

Students Explore Lady Elliot Island

Senior School

On June 19 this year, a lucky group of eighteen students and three teachers journeyed to Hervey Bay airport, where they boarded two small planes for the flight to the tiny coral cay called Lady Elliot Island at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef.

05 October 2017

Students 'Give it up for BABI'

Community, Middle School, Senior School

Commencing in Week 2, the Social Justice Committee will begin project 'Give it up for BABI' to help support and fundraise for a BABI Youth Centre to be refurbished.

03 October 2017

Snowfields provide an unforgettable experience for Year 12 students

Senior School

Throughout last term, regular checks were being made on the snowfalls at Perisher, so the perfect skiing season came as no surprise to 49 of our Year 12 students and accompanying staff.

18 September 2017

SAY NO TO BULLYING Middle School Cup Grand Final

Middle School

On Thursday 14 September, the Middle School joined as one to witness an enthralling Grand Final of the Say No To Bullying Middle School Cup between Germany and North Korea.

13 September 2017

OCTAVE wow at AUSACA

Middle School, Senior School, Music

​On 8 September the Ormiston College OCATVE ensemble consisting of Alena Olds, Chiara Gay, Emily Pearson, Molly Snaylam, Kyle Bryant, Matthew Garnett, Thomas Whyte and Fraser Todd, made their way down to Melbourne in order to compete in the AUSACA 2017 Australian A Cappella Awards. This festival saw the best school a cappella groups from around the country battle it out to be crowned the AUSACA Australian A Cappella Champions.

13 September 2017

World visionary in education tech experiences 21st century learning at OC.

Junior School, Middle School, Senior School

Both staff and students were fortunate to have Dr Gary Stager, one of the world’s leading experts and advocates for computer programming, robotics and learning-by-doing in classrooms, visit our College recently.

13 September 2017

Year 7 students experience 'Cyberia'

Middle School

Year 7 students engaged in powerful, compelling, theatre experience about cyber bullying and its devastating repercussions.

11 September 2017

All the glamour and glitter of Hollywood

Community

One has to admit Ormiston College does nothing by halves. The 2017 POPS and OC Alumni ‘Hollywood Glam’ Trivia Night certainly created a sparkle.

05 September 2017

OC celebrates strong results in Debating!

Middle School, Senior School

Our Debating teams did us proud this season.

05 September 2017

$20 to build, design and deliver a business.

Junior School, Middle School

Shark Tank's Steve Baxter visits Ormiston College for the $20 Boss Challenge.

30 August 2017

OC students, Innovators of the Future!

Junior School

Junior School students have fun at Innovations Of The Future Competition.

30 August 2017

Pizza and Paperback Night

Junior School

Encouraging more fathers, grandfathers and other male figures in our children’s lives to spend time reading together.

24 August 2017

OC hosts GuitarFest

Events, Music

The festival brought together guitarists from the local community, as well as our own students, where they were mentored and inspired by two outstanding professionals.

24 August 2017

So Let Us Sing!

Events, Music

The Lingo Lin Performing Arts Theatre was transformed as Singing for Your Supper proved to be an evening of sumptuous food and musical magic.

16 August 2017

RoboCup Junior Queensland Championships 2017

Middle School, Senior School

Four Ormiston College teams entered this year’s RoboCup Junior Queensland Championships held on 12 and 13 August at the University of Queensland. In this exciting and challenging competition students brought home two trophies.

11 August 2017

ADFA Education Award presented to George Storey

Senior School

Ormiston College was pleased to be informed recently that George Storey (Year 12) has been awarded an Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) Education Award.

09 August 2017

Volleyball Queensland Senior Schools Cup

Sports

Three Ormiston College Volleyball teams recently competed at the Volleyball Queensland Senior Schools Cup.

09 August 2017

OC students shine at Redlands Eisteddfod

Junior School, Middle School, Senior School, Music

Wow! What a wonderful selection of music activities and achievements!

02 August 2017

The race that stops Ormiston College!

Middle School

24 July 2017

Middle School Life Education

Middle School

Recently Middle School students participated in a Life Education session with presenter, Claire Trethewey as part of the Student Enhancement Program.

21 July 2017

Girl Essentials Workshop for Year 11 and Year 12

Senior School

Wednesday 12 July our Year 11 and Year 12 girls participated in a ‘Girl Essentials’ workshop presented by Enlighten Education.

21 July 2017

Say No To Bullying Middle School Cup

Middle School

On Wednesday the Middle School united as one for the launch of the 2017 Say No To Bullying Middle School Cup.

19 July 2017

Secondary Choral Camp Success

Middle School, Senior School, Music

The Coolum hills were filled with the sound of music from Friday 14 July to Sunday 16 July as students from the Ormiston College Chorale went to choral camp.

19 July 2017

What is really going on in Year 10 Art?

Senior School, Visual Art

Year 10 Art students recently held an art exhibition showcasing their Semester 1 work. 

18 July 2017

Prep Fairy Tale Ball

Junior School

Who is your favourite Fairy Tale character?

17 July 2017

Energy of Zumba!

Middle School

Zumba was a hit start to the Term 3 Confidence activity in Year 7. Over the course of three weeks, the whole cohort will gather for Zumba sessions to engage in their Student Enhancement Program focus for this term.

19 June 2017

International Arts Week

Middle School, Senior School, Visual Art

International Arts week was recently celebrated by staff and students with the focus for the week on ‘Sustainable Living’.

19 June 2017

Cooking up a feast

Community

Recently, some of our Hearts & Hands team cooked up a feast as they stayed back after school to prepare meals for those in need.

16 June 2017

OC students gymnasts for a day

Sports

The youngest of our OC students made their way down to the YMCA at Victoria Point for a fun filled gymtastic excursion!

16 June 2017

OC students bring home champion school trophy!

Community

The mighty mathletes returned to the competition in 2017 to defend their trophies and are thrilled to have claimed the Year 11/12 Senior, the Year 7/8 Junior and Year 9/10 Intermediate Divisions, as well as the Overall Champion School.

08 June 2017

Jules de Courtenay realises a dream

Sports

Ormiston College is delighted to have recently received an update regarding a past student who is achieving his goals and aspirations in elite competition.

02 June 2017

OC Rugby shines bright on Pink Day

Sports

The annual Pink Day fixture has become an anticipated OC Rugby tradition. This year marks the seventh year the First XV team have donned pink jerseys in support of fundraising for breast cancer research and awareness programs.

02 June 2017

OC Junior School Talent Quest

Junior School

This year, almost 100 students from Years 1 to 6 signed up for the Junior School Talent Quest. Year 6 Cultural Captains, Lucy James and Kione Arthy, organised lunchtime auditions for dancers, actors, singers and instrumentalists before the final selection was made.

01 June 2017

Top trophies and medals for Ormiston College drama students

Drama

A display of confidence and outstanding presentation skills, plus many hours of practice and determination, resulted in an overwhelming haul of top trophies, medals, bursaries and prizes for our Junior and Secondary drama students.

31 May 2017

Outstanding Choral Performances at Queensland Youth Music Awards

Music

Three enthusiastic choral groups took up the challenge to represent Ormiston College at the recent QYMA festival.

26 May 2017

Perfect Score in Computational and Algorithmic Thinking Competition

Senior School

The Computational and Algorithmic Thinking Competition is run by the Australian Mathematics Trust to promote logical and algorithmic thinking. This competition is a one-hour problem-solving competition which seeks to identify computer programming potential, although no prior programming experience is necessary.

16 May 2017

Students exhibit their creations

Community

Tuesday 16 May saw the opening of a combined Year 6 and Year 7 gallery exhibit displaying work from Term 1.

08 May 2017

BRING IT ON WE DID!

Community

Since late last year when BRING IT ON – THE MUSICAL was announced as the chosen production for 2017 the College has been abuzz with excitement. In true Ormiston College spirit, it didn’t take long before students, staff and parents put up their hands to become part of this OC arts highpoint.

08 May 2017

Gatsby unleashed for Year 12 English

Senior School

This term, Year 12 students are studying texts such as Bram Stoker's Dracula, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, J.R.R Tolkien's Fellowship of the Ring and Ian Fleming's Casino Royale with a view to why and how texts are adapted to film. The purpose of this unit is for students to consider how literary texts written in the past can connect with people who live in contemporary times. Currently students are working on their character monologue oral task. Within this context, we were very happy to host a performance of The Australian Playhouse's The Great Gatsby.

03 May 2017

Year 8 students take on Kokoda Challenge

Middle School

On Monday 24 April, Year 8 students walked in the footsteps of ANZAC heroes, as Brisbane’s infamous Mt Cootha lookout transformed into the rugged terrain of Papua New Guinea’s Kokoda trail. It was along the Kokoda track, 75 years ago, that our diggers overcame overwhelming odds and atrocious conditions to take victory over the enemy. Outnumbered and outgunned, this was possible due to their trust and respect for each other, their ability to never give up and their determination to hang in there when all seemed lost.

24 April 2017

Prep Morning Tea with a ‘Very Hungry’ Theme

Junior School

What a metamorphosis our Prep Precinct underwent when we recently hosted our well overdue Very Hungry Caterpillar Morning Tea! Our families gathered from near and far to help mark the occasion and make the morning a huge success for all involved.

31 March 2017

Junior School raise funds for Make a Wish Foundation

Junior School

The Junior Social Justice committee was very excited to raise funds for the Make a Wish Foundation. The Make a Wish Foundation supports children with life threatening illnesses by granting them wishes which gives them hope for the future, strength to face the challenges of their illness and a little joy from their incredible wish experience.

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