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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



Check out Prime News

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCBPgbd8EhIfrRwnxlC6DyQA&ved=2ahUKEwiqocj5mo_bAhXJvrwKHRaoDAQQFjABegQIBxAB&usg=AOvVaw1bVl8Ke4V0wPxX1gToyjWJ…

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!…

Can You Help?



Can You Help?

 

Volunteers are needed for timekeeping and writing ribbons and much more …at tomorrow’s Athletics Carnival.

If you can help please contact the school front office or pop in tomorrow.
Thank You…

Congratulations Emily!



Congratulations Emily!

At the Commonwealth Games Trials last week Emily Nobbs competed in the 200m Breaststroke, the 100m Breaststroke and the 50m Breaststroke. Emily swam a personal best (PB) in the 50m Breaststroke, was on her PB in the 200m Breaststroke and …

It’s All Worth It!



It’s All Worth It!

You work with your students…for up to 13 years.

You encourage them…try to instil in them a love of learning…attempt to give them a glimpse of what they could possibly achieve…to show them just a little of their potential.

…and …

Great Running Elliot and Lily!



Congratulations to Elliot Bangert (8:09) for coming first in the Boys’ Junior Dash and Lily Bangert (8:57) for coming third in the Girls’ Junior Dash when competing in the Orange Running Festival held on Sunday.

Photos @

http://www.centralwesterndaily.com.au/story/5249284/crossing-the-finish-line-at-the-2018-orange-running-festival-photos/…

Good Luck Emily!!



Good Luck Emily!!

 

It’s always great to see someone work hard for their goal…and get one step closer.

Emily Nobbs has been taking quite a few significant steps lately.

OCS said a big GOODBYE and GOOD LUCK to Emily today as she …

How’s The Weather @ OCS??



How’s The Weather @ OCS??

Just reminding  you… that our OCS weather station is up and running and you can view the current weather readings at the usual site:

https://www.weatherlink.com/user/ocsnsw/index.php?view=main&headers=1.

Now everyone can answer,

‘How’s the weather at OCS?’…even if you’re not here!

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Can You See Sam?



Can You See Sam?

Elliot Bangert, Michael Adams and Evie Webb are the three designers of OCS’ new House Emblems.

Their designs were the ones chosen from all the designs submitted by  students to determine our House Emblems. Congratulations Elliot, Michael and Evie!

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Let’s Support Our Firies!



Rural Fire Service Donation

As you know the Rural Fire Service have been working hard in the last few days with the fire around Mount Canobolas. Families in our school and town have been affected and involved in fighting the …

Look Out For OCS in CWD Featutes



The Central Western Daily will be publishing the following features in the coming weeks:

The Big Steps for Tiny Feet feature, which records this important milestone in students’ lives, will be published on Wednesday, February 24th. It will feature kindergarten …

Howz That!!! Our Sporting Teams are in Safe Hands for 2018…



Howz That!!! Our Sporting Teams are in Safe Hands for 2018…

Our House Captains for 2018 are:

Shadrach –         Josh Coleman               Luke Goodwin

Meshach –         Emily Nobbs                 Ella Wynne

Adednego –       Julia Taberner              Roshan Praveen

Well done to each of these young people. Please be praying for these young men and

What a Good Idea Kylie!!



A few weeks ago, Kylie Gillies had a good idea!

She was keen to share her sewing talents with parents, in the hope that a few sewing tips might help our students’ uniforms last that little bit longer!

Tomorrow at …

Andrew Gee…and STEM @ OCS



Andrew Gee…and STEM @ OCS

OCS was visited today by Mr Andrew Gee, MP, Federal Member for Calare.

Andrew spent his time meeting students, checking out our new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Technology) vehicles, listening to our concert band, watching Kindergarten dance…and…enjoying coffee from …

Cyber Safety Tomorrow



Cyber Safety Tomorrow

Don’t forget!

Tomorrow morning at 9:00am @ Parents Connect, Justin Dwyer will be runnng a Cyber Safety Workshop @ Bembooka.

Don’t miss this opportunity to find out important tips on keeping our children safe online.…

What Is Destiny Coffee???



What Is Destiny Coffee???

It’s the coffee which fights injustice in our world.

It’s the coffee which makes a difference to suffering and oppressed people.

It’s the coffee which tastes fantastic.

…it’s the coffee Bembooka now serves!

 

Come into Bembooka to experience the …

Look Who’s in the CWD!



Congratulations to Grace Pereira, Mira Praveen and Erick Cortez who have been honoured for their great volunteer work with Orange Culture Hub, which serves to bring together people of diverse cultural backgrounds. What a wonderful contribution to our local community!…

OCS Staff On Holidays!…?



OCS Staff On Holidays!…?

The annual OCS Executive Staff Retreat commenced this morning with staff working together on their exciting plans for the next 5 years. By presenting and critiquing their plans together, staff were able to determine directions which will take OCS forward …