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'Say No To Bullying' Middle School Cup


On Wednesday 17 July, our Middle School gathered for the launch of the 2019 ‘Say No To Bullying’ Middle School Cup.

Year 7 Drama Performance Night


​Recently, the Drama Department presented the Year 7 Drama Performance Night for Semester 1.

Singing for Your Supper


On Friday 14 June, the Ormiston College Music Department hosted the annual ‘Singing for Your Supper’ evening, which showcased the College Choirs from Prep to Year 12.

Reader's Cup


Last week, 10 students from Years 5 to 8 participated in the Bayside Regional Readers’ Cup Competition.

Hearts & Hands visit the Redland Hospital


On Tuesday 11 June, our Year 11 Hearts & Hands crew members visited the Redland Hospital to donate knitted blankets and octopuses, made by parents, grandparents and staff members of the OC community.

The Connected Generation Parent Workshop


This week, over 100 parents joined us for The Connected Generation Workshop. Special guest presenter and parent, Richard Booth delivered two sessions on the latest social apps, being a good digital citizen and some practical take-home tips aimed at protecting our children while online.

STEM Hackathon


Students from Ormiston College were recently invited to the National Education Summit held at the Brisbane Convention Centre to showcase their classroom learning and technology use in a Hackathon.

Ormiston College, 2019 Australian Education Award Finalists


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.

The Official Opening of the CLI


On Tuesday 30 April, special guests, staff, students and parents gathered to share the experience of yet another milestone for Ormiston College as the new Centre for Learning and Innovation was officially opened by His Excellency, the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland.

Year 8 Kokoda Challenge


On Monday 29 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.

2019 ANZAC Day Commemoration Service – Lest We Forget


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

TAS Trimester 1 Champion School


The Ormiston College Redbacks capped off an excellent start to the TAS sporting year being crowned the Trimester 1 Champion School.

Band Extravaganza


​On Wednesday evening, the Ormiston College Band Extravaganza was held in the Lingo Lin Performing Arts Theatre.

TAS Cricket


After a tremendous term of cricket, the TAS Cricketers, along with their families, celebrated with an end of season party hosted by the Cricket Support Group.

Parent Workshop - Engaging Students in the Writing Process


On Tuesday 26 March we held an “Engaging Students in the Writing Process” workshop for our parents in Prep to Year 9. Our main aim for this workshop was to equip our parents with an understanding of how we approach writing in the classroom. By sharing the language and techniques we use, we hope to open a powerful dialogue between home and school that encourages our families be on the lookout for texts that inspire the imagination, provoke passion through persuasion and entice the senses.

TAS Swimming


It was a huge day at the TAS Swimming Carnival with OC finishing in 4th position behind JPC, WestMAC and CHAC.

Year 7 excursion Future BNE: Sustainable City Challenge


On Wednesday 20 March, three teams from Year 7 joined 650 students from over 30 schools at City Hall in Brisbane to participate in the Future BNE: Sustainable City Challenge.

Artist in Residence: Deb Mostert


Year 8 Visual Art students enjoyed working with local artist, Deb Mostert to create the Migratory Tales Project.

National Day of Action against Bullying


The National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence (NDA) is an opportunity for the whole school community to 'take a stand together' against bullying.

Farewell Kanagawa Gakuen Students


Early on Sunday morning we farewelled twenty students and two teachers from our sister school in Japan, Kanagawa Gakuen. Although many tears were shed as the visitors boarded the bus, everyone has many happy memories of the visit.

Chaplaincy Pancake Breakfast


Students from all over the campus came together this morning to enjoy a free pancake outside the Chapel to celebrate Shrove Tuesday and Chaplaincy at OC.

Centre for Learning and Innovation News Update


Our new Centre for Learning and Innovation opened to the school community at the beginning of the year. It has been wonderful seeing our students, parents and staff begin to embrace the facility for learning activities, events and social gatherings. It has certainly become the hub of the school community! With so much happening, we will be providing regular updates to showcase the spaces, learning activities and the numerous events occurring in the building. In each update we will include a spotlight learning area to highlight how this space supports teaching and learning in the 21st Century.

Creating a Culture of Reading in your Home


We recently held the Creating a Culture of Reading Volunteer Workshop in the CLI and are happy to welcome a number of new parents to the volunteer program this year. This event always reminds me of the importance of involving our parents in their children’s learning and especially, in ways that they can encourage a love of reading at home.

The 2019 Social Justice Project


This year the Social Justice Committee are focusing support for the Redlands Community Centre program ‘Homeless United’. The support gained from Ormiston College will go towards making a positive difference to the homeless youth in Redlands.

Student leaders for 2019 presented


On Friday 8 February, staff and all students from Year 1 to Year 12 made their way across campus to gather in the Somerset Sports Centre for the very first whole school assembly for 2019, celebrating the Prefects’ Investiture and Presentation of the Year 6 Student Leaders.

Ormiston College 2019 Musical Cast Announcement


Every two years a burgeoning wave of excitement starts to flow around campus. When that happens, you know that it is a College Musical year!

Connecting with real life audience in Germany


Our Year 8 German students have been involved in an online exchange with our partner school Käthe-Kollwitz Gymnasium in Germany from the beginning of this year.

Year 8 Students Face the Shark Tank


This semester, our Year 8 cohort was challenged to develop a social enterprise linked to one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Year 7 2019 Making Connections Day


Students who will be in Year 7 in 2019 got together this week for the annual Year 7 Making Connections Day.

OC TAS Girls Football Champions!


Ormiston College created history at the TAS Girls Football Carnival last Saturday at Canterbury College winning both the Middle School and Senior School competitions in emphatic style.

WordFlyers - Race Around the World Competition


To support the Year 7 and 8 Literacy program, during Term 3 the college introduced Wordflyers. WordFlyers is a successful and innovative digital resource dedicated to strengthening the literacy skills of Year 7 to 10 students in grammar, reading, comprehension, punctuation, vocabulary and writing.

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.​

Ormiston College is acknowledged as Redland City’s top-performing school in national testing


Ormiston College has once again been recognised as one of the state’s top-performing schools with our 2018 NAPLAN results being among the very best in the state.

Ormiston College Presents MARY POPPINS: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL


At OC Night of The Proms, the Headmaster revealed that Ormiston College will present MARY POPPINS: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL in 2019.

Year 7 Zumba!


Energy, enthusiasm and exuberance were in abounds as the Year 7’s engaged in three Zumba sessions this term, designed to promote their confidence.

Middle School Cup Final


The final of the ‘Say No To Bullying Middle School Cup’ was held today with France defeating India 5 goals to 2.

Team Success at Decathlon


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

Year 9 Camp


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

Happy Campers - Year 7 students at Camp Goodenough


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.

Year 11 Mentors


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

Microsoft EduMeet Conference


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

TAS Swimming Team Annual Headmaster's Breakfast


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

OC Parent Writing Workshop


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

Kanagawa Gakuen Student Visit


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

Leadership in action


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

Swimming Age Champions


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

Connecting with Mentors


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.

Students celebrate excellence at annual Speech Night


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

Celebrating the sporting achievements of 2017


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.

Guidance and support of student mentors celebrated


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.

Year 9 Geography students call for change


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.

Year 9 Explorations


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

Walk like an Egyptian…


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.

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.

Students 'Give it up for BABI'


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.

SAY NO TO BULLYING Middle School Cup Grand Final


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.

OCTAVE wow at AUSACA


​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.

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.

Year 7 students experience 'Cyberia'


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

OC celebrates strong results in Debating!


Our Debating teams did us proud this season.

$20 to build, design and deliver a business.


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

RoboCup Junior Queensland Championships 2017


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.

OC students shine at Redlands Eisteddfod


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

The race that stops Ormiston College!


Middle School Life Education


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

Say No To Bullying Middle School Cup


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

Secondary Choral Camp Success


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.

Energy of Zumba!


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.

International Arts Week


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

Year 8 students take on Kokoda Challenge


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.

Year 7 students take on Camp Goodenough


From High Ropes to Leaps of Faith, Billycart making and Wobble Stack navigating, the Year 7 students have had a ball at Year 7 Camp!

Middle School students mark the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence with solidarity


Students from the Middle School took to the Southern Courtyard to stand together, united in our College theme of #OCBullyFree!

Year 9 students take on Noosa North Shore


Students and teachers engaged in a range of activities including leadership, survival skills, orientation, high ropes, canoeing and raft building.

Congratulations Form Leaders and Swimming Age Champions


Middle School Form Leaders received their badges and the Swimming Age Champions were presented with their medals.

Planning for Academic Success


‘Planning for Academic Success’ Parent Seminar a success with over 100 people attending.

Claire Dewar accepted into elite Queensland Theatre Youth Ensemble


The First Day as a Secondary School student


Year 7 marks the beginning of many new things, new friendships, great expectations, new goals and possibly the beginning of what will be some of the best years of their lives.

Ormiston College Middle School students partner with iSEE CARE


Everyone needs a little love and iSEE CARE believes in a love that is unconditional, puts others needs before our own and one that is practical and loud!

Students acknowledged at the Australian Mathematics Trust Awards Presentation


The Australian Mathematics Trust 2016 Awards Presentation has held on the evening of Friday 4 November at King's Christian College on the Gold Coast.

Students celebrate a great year of mentoring


The Year 11 Mentors of 2016 have played a significant role in leading, supporting and guiding the Year 7 students as they have transitioned into secondary school.

Year 7s step back in time with the Egyptians


Year 7 students spend time being ancient Egyptians

Year 8s put their hip hop talents on display


Over the course of the term, students have been working on their confidence through participating in a Hip Hop Class Challenge.

Race Day for Year 9 Design Technology Students


Year 9 Design Technology students recently held a ‘Race Day’. This event concluded a six-month design journey.

Artist Therese Flynn-Clarke inspires Year 7 students


On Wednesday September 7, Art staff and the Year 7 cohort welcomed artist and educator Therese Flynn-Clarke to lead a workshop creating mixed media sculptures.

Robocup Junior 2016 – Qld Championships


Middle School students competed in the 2016 Robocup Junior Competition at the University of Queensland.

Hope Changes Everything


"Hope is the single defining factor for success - in life and in business. When I talk about hope I’m not talking about unsustainable spikes of happiness and enthusiasm. Hope isn’t sitting back and waiting for better days. I’m talking about lasting change." Glen Gerreyn.

SAY NO TO BULLYING Middle School Cup Grand Final


The ‘Say no to bullying’ Middle School Cup is an anticipated event on the College calendar. At this year’s Grand Final, the Middle School joined as one to witness a play off between ‘Ivory Coast’ and ‘Cook Islands’.

Energy of Year 7 Zumba!


Energy and excitement filled the room as the Year 7s were introduced to their Confidence activity for Term 3: Zumba!

Middle School Life Education


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

OC brings home Second Place at the Da Vinci Decathlon


Year 7 students participated in their first da Vinci Decathlon

The Hurting Game from Brainstorm Productions


The Hurting Game, for the Year 7 students. A live, interactive theatre experience captured the dizzying highs and crushing lows of high school and growing up.

Middle School Chess players take home third place


Students finish third at the Somerville House High School Autumn Chess Invitational

Year 7 Geography Planning For OC’s Future


Year 7 Geography students are actively investigating real-world problems

Morris Gleitzman enhances literary studies for Year 7


Author Morris Gleitzman worked in residence at Ormiston College on Thursday 28 April with the Year 7 students to support their study of his novel, 'Once'.

Language in Exchange


It all started with a young English teacher in Germany looking for an Australian partner school to participate in a short e-mail exchange project with her students. It progressed to six weeks of e-mailing during Term 1 and finished, if that is the right expression, with some friendships that will last beyond the duration of the project

Middle School students inspired by ​Motivational Media presentations


"Little things count, start small", is just one quote spoused in the motivational media presentation where we were introduced to some ordinary people doing extraordinary things - everyday heroes. We were inspired by just a few amazingly self-driven people and motivated by some great quotes.

Australian Business Week - Years 9 and 10 students experience ABW Enterprise Education


During Semester 1, an opportunity to take on management roles and experience the responsibility of running a business, has been given to our Year 9 and 10 students who are currently studying Business.

Impressive result for Chess Club


Ormiston Junior and Middle School Chess Club wrap up

Year 8s tackle Kokoda at Cootha!


Year 8 students travel to Mt Cootha to participate in the Kokoda Challenge

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