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COUNT US IN – Whole School Music Performance – Whole School Music Performance
OLR students performed as a whole school on Friday, 3 November.  Parents were welcomed to come early for pick-up and enjoy the show. The stage for this performance was the grassy area in the quadrangle. Over the past 4 weeks, the OLR students participated in one of Australia’s largest music programs, ‘Count Us In’. Each year, more than half a million students sing a common song on Celebration Day. The song for this year was ‘Shine Together’, and was studied by all of the OLR students through dance, song, body percussion, instrumental and music video creations. It was great to see so many of our mums, dads and family members there to join in the fun!
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TOURNTOM.jpgAMENT OF THE MINDS (TOM) CHAMPIONS!

Congratulations to Mrs Marchese and all of the TOM students who competed at the University of the Sunshine Coast in term 3. The OLR team spirit was present in all of our teams’ performances, both on and off the stage. The icing on the cake was a ‘First Place’ awarded to our Social Science Group. We wish you all the best for your trip to the State Finals at Griffith University on the Gold Coast.  Go.....OLR!

WAKAKIRRI CHAMPIONS! 

Congratulations to our Wakakirri Team who won the Regional Story Telling for our Division in the competition.  Our performance will now go to Sydney to be judged against schools Nationally. 
 
What an amazing adventure Wakakirri has been. We couldn’t be more proud of the talented group of students with whom we had the pleasure to work. Going back to the end of Term 1, students registered their interest in being involved, and then in Term 2 we saw groups form into scenes to create our storyline.
 
The last 3 weeks of Term 3 involved a whole crew commitment with students coming for 3 rehearsals per week.  As a first time experience, we can confidently say our students "did us very proud!" -  especially on Monday night during the performance.  
 
Little did they know that while our director was in the lighting box, the lighting technology froze and stopped playing any of the special effects we had planned to use. The lighting plan was meant to assist in the emotion of the storyline, however it was barely missed, as the students carried on with 100% commitment to telling the story with their bodies and faces.  
 
What a team! On the topic of teamwork, a huge thank you to the 'Waka' Team of teachers and parents who helped with choreography, costumes and rehearsals. The icing on the cake was an audience full of OLR community faces smiling back at us.  Nice one, OLR team!
   
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BOOK WEEK CELEBRATIONS

 
Last term, the library enjoyed celebrating the top Australian Shortlisted books published during the last 12 months. The theme for this year was ‘Escape to Everywhere’, which might explain the road signs and helium balloons featured in the library if you visit.
 
We started on the Monday with a reading of an original book written by one of our Year 1 students. The inspiration for his first book came from reading many ‘Dirty Bertie’ chapter books. What a beautiful way to inspire young people to connect with writing!
 
All students and staff were invited to get dressed-up on the Tuesday as their favourite book character. With a 98% participation rate from students and staff, it is fair to say that this is our best ever Book Week Parade to date. The simple act of sharing your favourite book inspires others to read a new title or new author.   Many thanks to the children who shared their reading choices. A prize for the best homemade costume in each class was awarded with a book voucher to spend at The Book Shop Caloundra.  
  
Students have also been encouraged to vote for the best homemade staff costume, however this year we have discovered something new – staff are joining forces to create dress-up teams. These photos showcase the clever planning of the Prep and Year 1, as they dressed in a Star Wars theme, and a ‘Ken and Barbie’ duo. Perhaps we will start to see a new staff challenge appearing at the parade next year? During Wednesday and Thursday, Year 3 students will share their rhyming books.
  
Thank you to the OLR community for rejoicing and embracing literature and reading during Book Week through so many avenues.
  
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OLR REALLY DOES HAVE TALENT!

Staff and students were invited to share their talents with our school community in a 2 or 3-minute time slot.  Contestants could choose any way to share their talent - singing, dancing, magic, juggling, telling jokes, reciting poetry, etc. and were encouraged to participate on their own or with friends. The only restriction on the act was that it had to be suitable to share with everyone in our school community (no rude bits) and it wasn’t to be dangerous (to the contestant or the audience).

 

While there was a prize for the winner of the Final, the main purpose of this event was to share and celebrate the special talents God has given each one of us.

Auditions were held every second break for three weeks with 104 contestants participating.  (This is one-third of our students)  We congratulate the many contestants who nominated to be part of this happy community event.  It is not always easy to ‘have-a-go’ and stand up in front of an audience.  We appreciate the effort each one put into preparing and sharing their act. Special congratulations go to the 27 students who made it through to our final in June.

 
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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NETBALLERS!!

On Monday 15th May, twenty-six girls from Years 4-6 travelled to Brisbane to compete in the Queensland Catholic Cup Netball Competition. The girls played seven games throughout the day. Their behaviour and sportsmanship was exemplary! Special congratulations to our 11/12yrs B division team who finished with a thrilling win against All Hallows Primary School, to take out the winning trophy! A huge thank you to our staff and parents who were able to support our teams on the day.

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