Sunday, 17 September 2017

                     Welcome to Week 10

Thank you to the families who came to celebrate the Parish Mass on Sunday. The children participated in many ways- altar serving, reading, welcoming, the offertory and collecting the money . All children were extremely respectful, mature and reverent. We thank them for representing Year 4 in this special way.

Endangered Animals speeches
Congratulations to all the children who presented their speeches last week. We have seen a great improvement throughout the year in the children's confidence and delivery of their work. It has been a pleasure to see the children's development. We look forward to hearing the rest of the speeches during this coming week.
Mathletics can be accessed throughout the school holidays and we encourage the children to keep up their Mathematical skills through this program. 
Summer Uniform 
Children may now wear their summer uniform. This is optional for the remainder of Term 3. As of Term 4, all children will wear summer uniform. Please check that all children's hats and jackets are clearly labeled with their names. 
There will be no library borrowing in week 10. Don't forget to visit the local libraries and continue reading over the school holidays.
SPORT and Gardening Club
We are very fortunate at OLOR to have an excellent team of Sports specialist teachers. Year 4 have had some wonderful experiences this year through gala days, bike education, detailed health programs and gardening experiences. We hope you have seen the improved interest with the children in good health and keeping an active life. Thank you to parents and grandparents who have supported our "Jump Rope for Heart' this term. 
We try to include photos of the children having active, healthy fun on our blog photo page for you to enjoy and share  conversations about the experiences with your  children. 

Our classrooms are overflowing with the fantastic work from the Religious Literacy Assessment and creative task completed for our Geography unit on National Parks. The children's hard work will be sent home this week. As some projects are quite large, you are welcome to come before school or after school to the classrooms to pick up the children's work. 
Holiday wishes..
Best wishes to Mrs Noonan as she takes a little extra leave to have a well deserved break with her family. 4B will be in having lots of fun and continue their great learning with Mrs Hogan in Mrs Noonan's absence.
What's on this week:
Wednesday- SPORT  (Jump Rope for Heart Day - Year 4 children can wear a "splash of red" with their sports uniform to celebrate heathy heartsπŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“) 
Thursday - 9:15am Parish Mass
Friday - Last day of Term 3 πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ
**Please note that Term 4 starts Monday, 9th October   
Happy and safe holidays to everyone - thank you for a great term of learning together. 
Kylie, Donna, George and Angela

Sunday, 10 September 2017

               Welcome to Term 3 Week 9

Dates for your diary:

  • Sunday 17th September Year 4 have been invited to attend and lead the 11am Parish Mass. Please return the RSVP on the note that the children were given last week so that we can organise the children prior to Sunday.  Students that volunteer are to arrive and meet Fr Al and the Year 4 teachers in the Church at 10:30 am.

  • Friday 22nd September- Last Day of Term 3
  • Monday 9th October - First Day of Term 4

What's on this week...

4G library
Homework on Endangered Species is due today. Speeches will take place throughout Week 9 and Week 10


Year 4 Sport

4W and 4B library


OLOL Parish Mass 11am 

Have a great week.
 Kylie, Donna, George and Angela

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Welcome to Week 8 Term 3

We hope all Year 4 families had a wonderful weekend and all Dad's were spoilt by the children.

Just a reminder the children should be well on their way with their endangered animal research project. The presentations will take place during weeks 9 & 10. We will be sending home a marking guide to help the children prepare for their speeches. The children were all given a pacing guide for the project at the beginning of the term. If you have any questions about this task please contact your child's class teacher.

4W Bike Safety Day is this Wednesday. Could all students who have indicated they will provide bikes and helmets please bring them to school this Wednesday.  Thank you.

What's on this week...

4G library


Year 4 Sport
4W Bike Safety Day

4W and 4G library
Year 4 Parish Mass


Have a great week.
Angela, Kylie, Donna & George

Thursday, 31 August 2017


Dear Parents,
Please note that the children are now allowed to wear their sports uniform with their jersey over the top in support of Jersey Day.


Sunday, 27 August 2017

Week 7

Book Week Parade:
Thank you to everyone for getting into the spirit and dressing up for Book Week.  We have included some photos on the photo page of this blog. Thanks to Mrs Walter for organising a fun week. Any books that are on back order from the Book Fair will arrive in the next few weeks  and sent directly to the children. Thank you for your support.

Part B of the RLA has now been completed for Year 4. The creative day was very fun and productive. The children expressed themselves and the message of God's love, forgiveness and Reconciliation in original, thoughtful and innovative ways. We have also included some photos of the children hard at work. 

Fathers Day:
Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st August is the Fathers Day stall at OLOR. All gifts are $4

Friday 1st September Fathers Day breakfast starting at 8am, followed by a liturgy in the hall. Children are encouraged to wear a sport jersey over their uniform to raise awareness of the organ and tissue donation, through DONATE LIFE

What's on...

4G library


Fathers Day Stall
Year 4 Sport

4W and 4G library
Fathers Day Stall (lunchtime only)

Fathers Day breakfast and liturgy  (Dads, Pops, Grandads, Godfathers very welcome)
Jersey Day - to be worn OVER the uniform

Happy Fathers Day to all the Fathers , Grandfathers and Godfathers for Sunday...we hope you are very spoilt !

Donna, Angela, Kylie and George

Sunday, 20 August 2017

               Welcome to  Week 6

Happy Book Week 2017!

Last Friday we enjoyed the visit from the well loved author, Andrew Daddo.  He was a brilliant presenter and kept us all laughing with his great stories mainly based on his experiences as a child. Year 4 were very motivated to write their own stories when they returned to the classroom. 
There are many events planned to celebrate Book Week and the joy of reading with details sent home last week on the green note from Mrs Walter. 

Tuesday is the Book Week parade. This is meant to be a fun and easy event, not to cause any stress to families. Year 4 have been reading Rowan of Rin by Emily Rodda this term. We have suggested to the children who are having difficulty thinking of something to dress up as, that they might want to come as a character from this book - jeans, shirt, boots, backpack etc - similar to what you wear going on a bush walk/ hiking. 

A message from Mrs Walter:
BOOK PARADE- TUESDAY 22nd August @ 9am in the School Hall
All the children and teachers are invited to take part in the Book Week Parade. All parents are welcome to come and watch. The children are to come to school dressed in their outfit. They will remain in their outfit all day therefore they must have enclosed shoes on their feet and their outfit should be simple and comfortable.
The BOOK WEEK theme is “Escape to Everywhere”.
The Book Parade is a fun way to celebrate Book Week and the Book Fair and shouldn’t be a stressful time for parents with regard to costumes. The children can come dressed as a favourite character from a book OR come dressed as anything or person that could be found in any book housed in a primary school library. Play clothes would be fine if you are stuck for ideas as there are plenty of girl characters (Billie.B.Brown, Juliette The Vet, Zac Power, Charlie Bucket etc) that don’t wear special costumes.
We have books on everything in the library, so children can be dressed in anything from animals, superheroes, sports gear, clowns, magicians, cooks, robots, aliens…whatever is easiest for you but no weapons please. Each class will parade around the Hall, but there will not be any prizes awarded. The children DO NOT have to have a book to reflect their outfit.

What's on this week...
Year 4 children view the Carnival Book Fair and write their wish lists at an allocated class time
**No library this week due to Book Week events
BOOK WEEK PARADE- 9am School hall, parents welcome
Book Fair Year 4 class buying day - after recess
RLA CREATIVE DAY - please ensure that the children have all of their resources (see last week's blog and the note sent home last week for details) 
Year 4 to attend Parish Mass at 9:15am
**No library this week due to Book Week events
Diocesan Athletics
Congratulations to all the Year 4 dancers. 
Even if you are not dancing, you may like to come and support the performers from OLOR and join this great community day.
Event program
Event map and Local Blooms stage program  
Map of Bella Vista Farm
Dates for the diary:
  • Friday 1st September – Father’s Day Liturgy *more details to come*
Have a great week!
Donna, Kylie, George and Angela

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Welcome to Week 5 Term 3

Welcome to Week 5.
This Tuesday we will celebrate the Feast of the Assumption Mass with St Angela's school. It will take place in the OLOR church. All welcome.
Religious Literacy Assessment
The Year 4 children have been busy over the last week completing the written components of the Religious Literacy Assessment (RLA). They have been asked to choose either the parable of The Prodigal Son or the story of Zaccheaus the Tax Collector and have written responses about these stories. During this week the students will be looking at the Sacrament of Reconciliation and how this helps them to renew their relationship with God.

This week they will also be involved in planning for the creative part of the RLA. This is a creative response of their choice to their chosen gospel. We encourage you to talk to your child about what they have chosen to do for their creative response. During this week they will bring home a list of items they may need to complete their project. The school will provide many materials, however some materials may need to provided from home. 
e.g. shoe boxes for dioramas, canvas boards for paintings, lego to make characters. The children will be completing their creative project on Wednesday and Thursday NEXT WEEK.


Monday: 4G library borrowing

Tuesday: ICAS Mathematics (for registered students)
9:30am Feast of the Assumption Mass with students and staff from St Angela's

Wednesday:  Year 4 Sport

Thursday: Zone Athletics Carnival

Friday:  Author Visit - Andrew Daddo
               4B & 4W library borrowing (changed from Thursday this week)

Dates for your diary:
Monday 21st August - OLOR Book Fair
Tuesday 22nd August - Book Week Parade - school hall
Sunday 27th August - Orange Blossom Festival - OLOR dancers to perform

Have a wonderful week

Donna, Kylie, George and Angela