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Run4Fun Colour Explosion!


The Junior Support Group held the first ever Run4Fun Colour Explosion last Friday 12 October. We were grateful that the rain held off, enabling 400 students to enjoy a fabulous afternoon.

Chess Invitational


On ​Tuesday 18 September,128 students from 14 different schools competed in three hours of fast, furious and fantastic chess at Ormiston College’s biennial chess competition.​

Students Support Indigenous Literacy Foundation


Junior School students took part in The Great Book Swap recently which saw funds raised go to a very worthy cause.

Ormiston College 2018 Entrepreneur Challenge


This morning over 35 budding Entrepreneurs from Year 6 at Ormiston College pitched their business ideas to Entrepreneur Mr Steve Baxter who is well known for his role in the TV Show Shark Tank. Our Headmaster, Mr Webster and Business Manager, Mrs Johal were also on the panel.

Students Dance To The Beat Of The Taiko Drums


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

Chess Success


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.

Microsoft EduMeet Conference


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

OC Parent Writing Workshop


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

Speaking in tongues – Christoff is back!


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

Students celebrate excellence at annual Speech Night


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

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


Ormiston College takes innovation to a whole new level.

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


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.

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


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.

$20 to build, design and deliver a business.


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

OC students, Innovators of the Future!


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

Pizza and Paperback Night


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

OC students shine at Redlands Eisteddfod


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

Prep Fairy Tale Ball


Who is your favourite Fairy Tale character?

OC Junior School Talent Quest


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.

Prep Morning Tea with a ‘Very Hungry’ Theme


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.

Junior School raise funds for Make a Wish Foundation


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.

Year 6 students contemplate and reflect


Students benefit from experiencing the stillness and calm that comes with the contemplative and reflective nature of the Tea Ceremony.

5HP Take out the Intra-school Readers’ Cup


Readers Cup competitions challenge students to read widely, work collaboratively in a team and continue developing a love of reading.

Winners are Ginners – Bayside Kids Lit Quiz


Junior School team wins annual literature competition!

Inspiring our Junior School leaders


On Monday 13 March, 18 student leaders from the Junior School ventured to the Brisbane Convention and Entertainment Centre to attend the ImagiNATION Conference. In the past, it has been referred to as Young Leaders Day. Over 2500 student leaders from across Queensland and northern NSW attended this year’s conference.

My daughter is a superhero!


Year 6 students Imogen Cavanagh and Alyssa Ryan attended Superhero Daughter Day at TechnologyOne

Kayla dances her way into Wonderland


Year 4 student Kayla Risson will have a very busy time during the Winter School holidays as she will be performing in the timeless classic Alice in Wonderland.

Ormiston College student National Finalist in IKEA Drawing Competition


Congratulations to Year 5 student Emily Zeng who has recently participated in the IKEA Drawing Competition and has been recognised as a National Finalist.

Junior School students dance up a storm


The Junior school students and their teachers put their dancing shoes on last Friday night and boogied the night away with DJ Nick.

A joyful Christmas is in the Bag! Junior Social Justice Committee supporting Red Bag Appeal


For thousands of families and individuals across Queensland, Christmas will pass unremarked and uncelebrated. The Junior Social Justice Committee is helping Wesley Mission in the Red Bag Appeal to bring a little Christmas cheer to others.

Kidpreneuer Challenge 2016


The Kidpreneur challenge has taken the Junior School by storm with eight Year 6 businesses fighting for the highest profits.

Roald Dahl Day


​September is Roald Dahl's birth month and a wonderful array of events are held worldwide each year centred around his birthday on 13 September. To celebrate the day at Ormiston College, a Roald Dahl competition was held in the Centre for Learning and Innovation.

Androids Alive


“Making it stand was really tricky.” “I loved the Bangs and Flashes!” “Can we get some Arduino?” What activity would you think these comments came from? If you said learning about Androids, you’d be correct.

Year 6 students publish book reviews


Reviews from two Year 6 Ormiston College students have featured in PK Mag for creative kids.

Celebrating the joy of reading - Pizza and Paperback Night


Book Week always is always a welcomed opportunity in the Junior School to promote the fun and enjoyment of reading and to celebrate the exciting world of children’s literature. A colourful, creative Book Week Parade took on many famous and magical characters, all selected from stories that children have read and reread over many years.

Year 5 Camp


The Year 5 group attended Maranatha Education and Recreation Camp at Yandina from Monday 1 August to Wednesday 3 August.

Visiting author Nick Earls shares insight into the history of words


Having the opportunity to actually receive a visit from a well-known author is quite intriguing, especially when you are familiar with his famous books and reputation. For our students in Years 5 and 6, the experience was even more enlightening than they had anticipated.

Prep students act out their emotions


During Term 2 Prep students have been discovering Poetry

Junior School Robotics students gear-up for RoboCup Championships


​The Junior School Robotics Club kicked off again this term with 44 enthusiastic students beginning work on their RoboCup project. With the Queensland RoboCup Championship occurring on the weekend of the 13 and 14 August, students were eager to begin work on preparing for either the Dance or Rescue category.

OC Students attend National Young Leaders Day


On Monday 14 March, 18 Ormiston College students were among the emerging generation of leaders at the National Young Leaders Day at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

International Read to ME Day Saturday 19 March


'Read to ME day' is a day for children to ask for a story to be told to them or for a book to be read to them.

Go OC Girls Go


Go OC Girls Go aims to promote the fun and importance of physical activity, nurture honest conversations about social and emotional wellbeing.

Junior School excels ​in UNSW ICAS Competition


Each year Ormiston College participates in the University of New South Wales, International Competition of Assessment in Schools (ICAS). Students in Years 3 to 6 are given the opportunity to take part in this competition in the areas of English, Mathematics and Science.

Zombies take over in Year 5 Extension Maths


Ever wondered what students get up to in Year 5 Extension Maths?

Spreading joy on the Happiness Hotline


Each week teachers select a student who has displayed one or more of our Program Achieve foundations - Getting Along, Persistence, Organisation, Resilience and Confidence.

Junior School partners with Code Club Australia


​The Junior School is excited to launch a new after school co-curricular opportunity for girls and boys in Years 3 to 6. Partnering with Code Club Australia, OC students will learn how to make computer games, animations and websites. Code Club is about fun, creativity and learning through exploring.

A Jingly Jolly Jazzy Christmas


The title of this year’s Pre-Prep to Year 2 Christmas Carol Concert said it all, a Jingly, Jolly, Jazzy Christmas. As to who was the most excited, the parents or the children, is still debateable.

Year 3 students host a travel expo and share their knowledge of Geography


​​On Friday 20 November, Year 3 invited guests, families and Junior School students to mini-travel expo entitled ‘Our Oceania’.

Year 5 pan for Omiston College gold


During History this term, Year 5 completed a unit of work which focusses on the gold rush era in Australia.

Hansel and Gretel found their way to Ormiston College


On 14 November the College's Junior Arts Centre took on the magic of make-believe when our Year 5 and Year 6 Group Drama students performed their interpretation of Hansel and Gretel.

Ormiston College leads the way in Mathletics


In the Junior School, Mathletics is used to consolidate students’ mathematical understanding. Our effective use of Mathletics was recognised by 3P Learning.

Year 3 students interview Katrina Logan


On Wednesday 4 November the Year 3 English Extension students had the great privilege of interviewing Katrina Logan, a well-known Brisbane author and an Ormiston College mum.

Celebrating positive behaviour in the Junior School


​In the Junior School we have been recognising and celebrating an ever growing number of students for their positive behaviour both in the classroom and the playground.

Junior School Walk for Daniel


​As part of our Foundation Week activities, the Social Justice Committee organised a ‘Buddy Walk for Daniel’.

​Year 4 Visiting Artist


Irena Kirpichnikova came to work with the Year 4 classes for the day, focusing on Aboriginal Portraits. Even though the students have used chalk pastels in the past, they were introduced to new and exciting techniques.

​Success at national level for Sienna


Sienna Predl (Year 5) represented Queensland at the Australian Teachers of Dancing Australasian Dance Scholarships in Melbourne in July.

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