From the Principal
Thank you to all the students and parents for a great start to the term. Stage 3 students are venturing to our national capital for three days this week and I want to acknowledge the enormous effort our Stage 3 team have put in along with Mrs Markovski to make it a success. Mrs Gadaleta has worked tirelessly along with Stage 2 teachers to ensure a rewarding experience at the museum. Please check save the dates events on our calendar which are extremely important acknowledgements and showcases of our students successes.
Beautiful day in Canberra today, everyone is well and has had an early morning start! Our morning visits have been to the Electoral Commision and War Memorial and we will be spending lunch in the park.
Our day has been terrific with some students visiting the Royal Australian Mint, National Art Gallery and after dinner we made our way to the Australian Institute of Sports. We all have plenty of energy and are looking forward to returning to our hotel.
Although it was an extremely early morning start all students and teachers were ready and excited for our Canberra visit. We have spent our morning visiting New Parliament House, learning about the Senate, House of Respresentaives and even had a mock government role play. The government was in parliament and we even had a special meeting with Mr David Coleman. We we lucky to hear the speech from Mr Scott Morrison over the speaker talking about National Apology Day.
Saturday 20th October was the Lions Club Oatley Village Festival and all the locals were out enjoying the sunshine and variety of activities. Oatley PS was invited to participate in a Junior, Senior School Lego Challenge and an Individual Lego Challenge with other local schools. Many students participated in the individual challenge with Zoe from 2H winning the K-2 section with her amazing Zoo themed Lego creation. Our senior team who included Miles C, William D, Emmanuel W, Christian M, Aric W and James F, enthusiastically worked together to create different types of transport, although they were short of time...
Please find attached the itineraries for Stage 3's Canberra camp beginning next Monday 22nd October. Group 1 Itinerary Group 2 Itinerary The students are splitting into two groups whilst in Canberra so that their numbers are not too large when visiting different venues and places of interest. We would like to give a final reminder for all students to be at school on Monday at 5:45 am. Students should come directly to the school hall to meet their bus group and teachers. This information was communicated to the students last Friday. Thank you. Stage 3 teachers.