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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 last Sunday. 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 past 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

This week 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 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 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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