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Junior School Survey 2018

Please follow the link to the Junior School Survey. Your thoughts are important to us as we review our programs and plan ahead for the next school year and beyond.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/V6V26DG


Silver for Emily!



Silver for Emily!

Last night Emily Nobbs swam in the 17-18 Women’s 200m Breaststroke final at the 2019 Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Championships and won another silver medal.

Well done Emily we are very proud of you!

We are waiting to hear how …

Canberra…Meet OCS Stage 6!



Canberra…Meet OCS Stage 6!

‘What are they doing?’

Using trituration with menthol, before dissolving with alcohol and doubling with aqueous cream, to produce…

‘Bella’s Muscle Rub Creme’.

‘Great! I’m so glad you explained that!!’

Clearly Stage 6 are already having a wonderful time in …

Crazy Crazy Hair Day!!



Crazy Crazy Hair Day!!

Our students and parents really outdid themselves this year with their amazingly creative efforts for Crazy Hair and Blue and Yellow Day! Great work all…and what a fun way to raise money for the Cancer Council!

Did You Know?…#5.



Did you know……?

Imagination is the door to possibilities. This is an important skill for 21st century education. It is where creativity, ingenuity, and thinking outside the box begins for child development. In Prep, critical thinking skills and creative problem-solving …

State Swimming Results



State Swimming Results

At the CSSA State Swimming today…

– Junior boys relay team improved their entry time by almost 12 seconds. Finished first in their heat and 16th over all

– Josiah got a fourth place in backstroke, and…

– Samuel came …

Did You Know…? Post #1.



Did you know….?

Ripping paper provides the foundation necessary to develop scissor cutting skills! Scissor skills are developmental and typically follow a sequence. The children in Prep are developing this skill by ripping newspaper and then using it to make 

New Memorial Wall



New Memorial Wall

Pictured below are our school captains Addison and Bella at our newly completed Memorial Wall.

The Wall will be a focus for our school community to remember those who have sacrificed their lives for us and to give thanks.

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Getting Ready for our Students!



Getting Ready for our Students!

OCS staff have been back for the last couple of weeks, getting ready for our students in 2019.

Prep students begin Tuesday, 29th January

Yr 1 – 12 begin Tuesday, 29th January

Kindergarten begin Wednesday, 30th January

Looking forward to …

Go Mackenzie Go!!



   

Mackenzie Wright competed today at the NSW PSSA Athletics Championships. She ran in the 100 metres and gained a place in the semi-finals with a PB. The semis will be run tomorrow. All the best Mackenzie for tomorrow’s race.…

CIS Secondary Athletics



 

Well done to Jordan White, Evan Smith, Rikky Bangert and Dylan McHatton who competed at CIS Secondary Athletics yesterday. Results from the day included first place for Jordan in the 13 years 100m and 200m and a second place in …

Operation Christmas Child



Operation Christmas Child

This year OCS is again supporting Operation Christmas Child.

Our aim is to fill 50+ boxes with gifts for children aged 2 to 14 years. Each class has been allocated an age group.

For ideas and further information please refer …

Secondary Social…This Thursday



Our Secondary Social is this Thursday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

(Please note change of previously advertised start time)

The theme is Disney…so come as your favourite Disney, Pixar or Marvel character.

Cost: $5.00 in costume

$5.50 out of costume.

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Primary State Athletics



Update: Congratulations to the following students for their results at the Primary State Athletics:

Felix Harris came 1st in 8-10 years 800m.

Lydelle Toms came 3rd in 12 years Shotput.

Well done

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PiP Day Tomorrow!



Join us tomorrow in preparation for the 2018 CEN Music Festival

There will be fun projects such as cooking in Bembooka, putting together the welcome packs for the students plus a planting project and continuing the work on the sensory …

Thanks for Funds Raised!



Thanks for Funds Raised!

Pie Day, at the end of last term, not only provided a special lunch for students and staff, but raised nearly $600.

These funds will go towards our new playground equipment.

Many thanks to all our wonderful parents who assisted …

Thank You for the BIG Surprise!!



Thank You for the BIG Surprise!!

Students (and Staff) returned to school today to be surprised by the new look of the students’ (and staff) toilets, which are now sporting wonderful Bible verses and other messages of encouragement.

Many thanks to parent Candi Oliva for providing …

Congratulations Emily!



Congratulations Emily!

Last Friday, Emily Nobbs was awarded a Pierre de Coubertin award. The award recognises Secondary school students who demonstrate values consistent with the Olympic Movement, through participation in sporting activities. Emily had a very enjoyable day. She heard presentations from …

Chess Day @ OCS



Chess Day @ OCS

Today’s Chess Day in the OCS Learning Hub, off to a great start.

Henry and Oliver say they really like Chess Day because it’s a chance to meet new people and to learn new skills!

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Tickets from Ticketek



Tickets from Ticketek

Our hard-working cast, crew and orchestra of ‘The Sound of Music’ have put together a wonderful show.

Final rehearsals today…all ready for opening night on Friday!

Bring the whole family, friends and neighbours!

Tickets for Friday night’s 7:00pm and Saturday’s …

Great Technology Meeting Last Night



Great Technology Meeting Last Night

Thanks to all the parents who braved the cold for our Technology conversation last night. 

It was a great time of discussion and we have taken away some key concepts for us to consider as we look at the use

From iPads to Infinity and Beyond



From iPads to Infinity and Beyond

At 7pm next Tuesday night we will be discussing the purpose and future of technology at Orange Christian School.

Please come along and be part of our discussion. Look out for the note coming home this week.

 

What A Great Day!



What A Great Day!

Cancer Council Day at OCS was a big success.

Primary students had a range of wonderful hair designs and the secondary students looked bright and colourful in their blue and yellow.

The SLT organised and hosted a lovely morning tea

Red Shield Stats



Red Shield Stats
  • Thirty helpers: students, parents and staff members.

 

  • Approximately 189000 steps taken by the collection teams.

 

  • Collected over $1500.00 from six collection areas.

 

  • $300 donated from the Student Leadership Team on behalf of OCS.

Thank you to everyone …

Prime 7 News Article



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Big Shoutout for Hospitality Class!



Our big shout out today goes to Mrs Wratten and the Hospitality Class…who today fully catered for our Mother’s Day Breakfast for the first time.

All who enjoyed breakfast this morning really…enjoyed it!…it was delicious…so a really big thanks to …

OCS Welcomes Mayor



OCS Welcomes Mayor

OCS had the pleasure of welcoming Mayor Reg Kidd to the school today. He was able to tour our school. Highlights included the Environmental Studies Site and the link to the new council bike path. Councillor Kidd addressed Stage 4 …

Farewell to Dallas



After making us countless coffees and so wonderfully catering to all our culinary needs over the last 18 months, Dallas will be finishing up in Bembooka Cafe at the end of this week.

Thanks so much Dallas for looking after …

Thanks OCS Community!



Nearly 9000 vouchers have been collected in our Coles Sports for Schools Collection.

What a fantastic effort.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this effort to build resources in our school.…

III days to go…



III days to go…

Our Ancient History Study Tour shirts have arrived, bags are almost packed and foreign money has been organised.

Can you believe that we will be flying out in three days? Nope? Neither can we! Ciao!

Jordan, Michael, Emily and Georgie …

Pizza Delivered!



Pizza Delivered!


A fab team of parents created smiles all round today with Pizza on the school lunch menu. The profits from the day, which totalled $800, will go to purchasing soccer nets for the sports department.

Parent partnership perfecto!…

VII days to go…



VII days to go…

This time next week we will be in Rome. Hannah and Michael are exploring options for our sightseeing while we are there.

The Colosseum, Vatican, Roman Forum, Christian Catacombs, Pompeii and Herculaneum are all on our list to visit.

Ciao!…

Well Done Emily!!



Emily’s strong performance at the CIS Secondary Swimming Carnival over the past two days has resulted in her earning a place in the CIS Swimming Team.

She will now be competing at the NSW All Schools Swimming Carnival on Friday, …

GO EMILY GO!!!



Emily Nobbs is currently competing at the CIS Swimming Carnival in Homebush. Today she competed in the 200m Individual Medley. Tomorrow she will be competing in the 50m, 100m and 200m Breaststroke and the 200m Freestyle.

All the best Emily!…