O'Connor Newsletter

15 December 2017
Issue Twenty
Principal's Message
Assistant Principal's Report
Religion
O'Connor News
Community Events
Student Achievements
SRC Wrap Up
O'Connor Catholic College
02 6772 1666
39 Kirkwood St
Armidale, NSW, 2350
AU

Principal's Message

Dear Parents & Carers

As we come to the end of 2017, this a perfect opportunity to reflect on the achievements of the year. Again I refer to these three questions:

  • How are we going?

  • How do we know?

  • What are we going to do next?

I worked with Year 8 last week on reflecting on their learning in 2017. I reminded them that at O’Connor, learning encompasses our faith learning so integral to our mission as a Catholic school, academic learning so that every student achieves the best learning outcomes and wellbeing and resilience skills so important for a healthy, balanced life. I asked the students to rate themselves on how they have gone this year and why they ranked themselves there. I then asked them to write two things they are most proud of achieving this year. It was affirming for the students and our school the number of students who were most proud of improving in their learning. I too am proud of the hard work of our students and their capacity to reflect and move forward with their learning.

 

I would like to thank the staff of O’Connor for all they do to put learning at the core of what we do. We are a community founded on faith and focused on learning. The dedication, resilience and talent of our staff is exceptional and I am always grateful to work with such a great group of educators.

 

We have some staff changes next year. We have some staff who will be leaving us and I would like to thank them and wish them the best for their future endeavours.

They are Ms Ellen Newberry, who is taking up a new appointment at St Joseph’s Aberdeen. Ellen has had a significant influence on both the HSIE KLA and the school as a whole and she is professional and hard working. We will miss her along with Mr Glenn Watson, who will be retiring this year. We have some staff who will be finishing a significant contract of work with us and we hope to see them back in the future; Mr Bradley Powers, Ms Catherine Simmons and Mrs Caroline Chapman. Two teachers will be taking a year's leave and we wish them the best; Mr David Lush and Mr Scott Mudge. 
Mr Glenn Watson was awarded a Diocesan Distinguished Service Award at our Presentation Day on Tuesday. This award acknowledges dedication and commitment to Catholic Education in the Diocese of Armidale. Here is some of the citation from Glenn’s award:

 

Glenn started at O’Connor Catholic College  in 1990 and in 1992 was appointed to the position of Head of Technological & Applied Studies (T.A.S). Glenn has been an outstanding professional, mentor teacher a generous and collaborative member of staff who has made a significant contribution to the spiritual, academic and cultural life of O’Connor Catholic College.
Glenn has very successfully counselled many senior students through the Higher School Certificate in the courses of Construction & Design and Technology. Glenn will leave many legacies upon his departure from O'Connor Catholic College but probably his biggest one will be the work he put into the design and overseeing of the construction of the current Benilde building, after it was destroyed by fire on June 30th 1994. A day Glenn or ‘Watto’ as he is more affectionately know, will always remember .  
As the T.A.S Coordinator and (V.E.T) Coordinator Glenn was an integral part of the building of the new Food Technology rooms and Trade Training Centre for Hospitality and Construction at O’Connor Catholic College.
We wish Glenn all the very best for the future and congratulate him on the outstanding service he has provided to Catholic Education in the Diocese of Armidale. 
 
New staff joining us in 2018, will be:

Bryan Allerton - Science

Candice Savell - Science

Natalie Mellowship - PDHPE

Ian Yensch - TAS and Construction

Elitia Parry - Literacy

We look forward to these teachers joining our Catholic Professional Learning Community.

 

There are a number of other changes for 2018. Our Pastoral Academic Care Leaders will be
Year 7  Miss Melita Roache
Year 8  Mr James Russell
Year 9  Mr Mark Fulloon
Year 10  Mrs Vicki Channon
Year 11  Ms Camilla Clydsdale
Year 12  Mr Andrew May
 

Mr Jon Hawthorne will take on the Leader of Learning (Technological & Applied Studies and STEM). Ms Eli Simpson is our new Leader of Pedagogy. Mr James Russell will take on a new role, (ATSI Focus Teacher) supported by the Catholic Schools Office, Diocese of Armidale. James will work with Aboriginal students to plan and reflect on their learning to attain the best educational outcomes they can.

 

We will be changing our timetable from a six period day to a five period day. The periods will be an hour long and the new arrangement will be:  PAC Time, Periods 1 and 2, Break A, Periods 3 and 4, Break B, Period 5 and then PAC Time. This will allow for deeper learning experiences and less transition times. It will also focus on using the key learning time in the morning more effectively.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the O’Connor Community, students, staff, parents and Parish for your support this year. I would like to wish you a happy and holy Christmas and hope that you have some time to rest and reflect this Christmas time.

 

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and I look forward to working with you in 2018.

 

Regina Menz

Assistant Principal's Report

Presentation Day

Well done to the 150 plus students who received awards at this year’s College Presentation Day. The Awards reflected individual performances and achievements across a range of areas including academic, sporting, cultural and civic. The number of awards presented reflects the wide range of student talent within the school!

 

Our guest speaker Mrs Alison Ryan passed on some very wise words to the student body.  There are many different paths to success and achieving your life goals. Our life journey can take us down several different pathways. Disappointments and failures are all part of this journey.

 

Bishop Kennedy also reminded us that God expects us to use our many talents to provide a service to our community. If we have a talent then we should use this not just for our own sake but  for the betterment of our community.

 

Reflections

In many ways it has been a long year. Personal tragedy added to this feeling. Yet at the same time I feel that we have again progressed as a school toward a post industrial model. By now we have all heard of the problems associated with the transition from an industrial based educational system to a model that best caters for our student needs. This ultimately needs to be reflected in our vision, in the way we teach and relate to students.

 

Next year we will provide some exciting challenges as we adopt new HSC courses and Assessment practices for the first time. Other Key Learning Areas (KLA's) are developing and introducing new courses that reflect more of a 21st skills, knowledge and content base. We will also continue to strengthen our Academic care and wellbeing program to ensure that learning conversations are at the core of our approach with students.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the O'Connor Community a happy and restful Christmas break.

Thank you for all your support.

 

Simon Fleming

Curriculum Coordinator/ A.P

Uniform Shop

The uniform shop will be open for the following 3 days in January for your convenience. 

Wednesday 24th January 2018 - 9.00  - 4.00 
Thursday 25th January 2018-  9.00  - 4.00 
Monday 30th January 2018 -   9.00  - 4.00 

Newsletter Contributions

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The newsletter is emailed out to the O'Connor Community & can also be found on our website oconnor.nsw.edu.au & our facebook page.

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Religion

Advent

Advent is the season of new beginnings. A new liturgical year begins on the First Sunday of Advent and it beckons to us with images of transformation and hope. It is the season of the impossible becoming possible.

In the scriptures we read of the dry, barren wilderness bursting into bloom; of broken hearts healing; of a barren woman and a young virgin both conceiving children. It is the season of longing and light. Week by week, candles are lit on the Advent wreath signifying our longing for the light of Christ, as the time of his birth draws near. Yet Advent heralds more than Christ’s birth. It paves our way toward celebrating Christ as God-with-us, God in human flesh. This is a profound mystery at the heart of our faith, and it is the cause of our joy at Christmas (Melbourne Catholic Education Office).

 

 

Youth Ministers rouse crowds at ACYF17

Lasallian Mission Council's Youth Ministry Team simply 'wowed' the young crowd of 20,000 participants at the Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) during the 6-9 December 2017.

Established by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, the Festival exists to provide young people with opportunities to deepen their faith. This year, members of the Lasallian Youth Ministry Team were invited to facilitate 'Plenary Pump-Up's' before the commencement of each main session throughout the three-day Festival.

Youth Ministry Coordinator, Phillippe Duluwan, Assistant Youth Ministry Coordinator, Jordan Bottalico, joined by Youth Ministers, Sebastian Duhau, Olivia Moore, Joanne Doueihi, and Damian Khoury were responsible for getting the crowd of 20,000 young people from Catholic schools and organisations across Australia, revved up and excited before all speakers and presentations.

It was incredible to see the team in action, enticing the large crowd on their feet.

Jordan Bottalico put his DJ skills on display and had everyone within earshot dancing around the Festival grounds. 

This year's Festival was another great opportunity for the Lasallian Youth Ministry Team to continue showcasing the amazing work they do for LMC. Well known for their always engaging and positive presence working with students at school retreats and Young Lasallian Events.

The feedback about the Team has been nothing short of positive.

"I was so impressed with the way the Youth Ministry Team got everyone going at ACYF. They were confident, engaging, fun, sent a strong message and were great role models for all the youth that were present. What a great team," said Principal of De La Salle Ashfield, Stephen Kennaugh.

Visit www.delasalle.org.au (Young Lasallians)

Read: Australian Catholic Youth Festival kicks off

Resourced from Lasallian Outlook

Vinnies Christmas Appeal

On Tuesday December 5 all O'Connor students looked at the real meaning of Christmas through a prayer service. The College community donated  Christmas presents for Vinnies, which will be distributed at Christmas. Thank you to all that supported this cause and to the O'Connor Vinnies Group, who helped make this successful.

 

Wishing you all a safe and Happy Christmas.

 

Damian Roff

REC 

O'Connor News

Airforce Cadets

On the 25th of November the Air Force Cadets of 310 and 337 Squadrons participated in a joint passing out parade and dining in night, taking part in traditions of passing the port and banter. Officer Commanding 3 Wing (NSW and ACT cadets), Wing Commander Paul Hughes, reviewed the parade and attended the dinner. The award recipients from O’Connor were, CDT Nicholas Andrews (Year 10) receiving 'Most Improved Cadet' (for his consistent dedication to achievement in subjects, drill performance and activity attendance), CCPL Laura Hooper (Year 11/12)  received the “Bob Holloway Cadet of the Year” award (Laura also marched in the RAAF Ensign colours at the dinner). Tony Thorpe received the “Marksman of the Year” award as a result of achieving Dux of the Corporals Course in July and attending the National Rifle Competition in Melbourne in September, coming second with his team, achieving crossed rifles (for 85% or above accuracy in a competition shoot). Tony has also been actively holding the positions of Cadet Reference Group Representative and Cadet Unit Safety Coordinator of 337 SQN.      Laura Hooper Year 11

 

 

 

 

STEM Day for Year 8

On Monday this week, all year 8 students participated in a STEM day, facilitated by Mr Chapman, Mr Fittler and Mr Hawthorne.  Students made a solar car, a parabolic solar bbq, stomp rockets and competed in the marshmallow challenge.
They learnt about the power of the sun in the first session, the power of an air fuelled rocket before launch, and the engineering challenge of building a tower to raise a marshmallow as high a possible with spaghetti.

 

SRC 2017 Wrap Up

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Year 11 Driving Tips

Thank you to Richard Opie and the New England Sporting Car Club who volunteered their time to teach all Year 11 some emergency driving tips at the Armidale Traffic Education Centre.

 

Year 12 Formal Photos

Click on the link below to take a peek at the Year 12 Formal Photos. As you can tell Class of 2017 had a wonderful time.

Formal Photos

Lifesaving Awards

Congratulations to our students who completed their Lifesaving Certificates.

Community Events

Girls 6ers League

 

Little Fish Entertainment

Little Fish Entertainment is excited to be bringing two very special workshops to Armidale this January! Joining the Little Fish team on Monday 22nd January is former Armidale resident and (almost) current Cirque du Soleil performer, Robbie Curtis!

Along with O'Connor's very own Melissa Killen, together they will be leading two contemporary dance masterclasses! Don't miss this incredible opportunity to work with and learn from the best of the best!

THEN from Tuesday 23rd - Thursday 25th they will be hosting a three day Musical Theatre Bootcamp! All singing! All dancing! All acting! Learn new techniques and develop your skills in all three disciplines! Just in time for High School Musical!

For further information contact Little Fish at [email protected]

 

Minions Dance Party

 

Australia Day Awards

 

Student Achievements

Sporting Awards 2017

Congratulations to Daniel Murrell who received The Matthew Miller Award which was presented by Natalie Miller. Daniel was hugely successful at The All Schools Cross Country Championships.

O'Connor boys shine at the Pacific School Games

Mitch Hayden qualified for 4 events for Pacific School Games.

The NSW A team 4x50 medley relay swimming the butterfly leg! The boys brought home gold in this event and were .25 of a second off breaking the current PSG record!
In the 15-16, 50m butterfly, Mitch was 2nd fastest qualifier in the final and came out with a silver medal and a new PB of 25.86 which is now .24 of a second off Commonwealth trials qualifying time.
The 100 butterfly being his pet event, Mitch qualified fastest in the heats that morning and came home with a silver medal in the final, being  beaten by one, one hundredth of a second, a nail biting race to watch! Mitch also swam this in a new time of 57.52, which is also .86 off Commonwealth trials qualifying times .
Mitch dead heated for the final place in the 50 backstroke final but chose to let his competitor have a chance at it in the final that evening!

 

Nathan Czinner competed in the Pacific School Games in Hockey in Adelaide in December. The NSW team were very competitive and finished on top of the ladder after the round games. NSW played QLD in the final and went down in a good battle against QLD 0-2. 

 

At the end of the competition an All Schools Australian U16 team was announced. Nathan was named in the team and will tour South Africa in June next year.

Congratulation boys on your success. 

 

The ADF Award

Maria Alkouri received the ADF Award for;

 

Maria has participated in many groups at the college and has taken on leadership roles within the groups. These include being an SRC representative for 2017, organising breakfast club, the Walk A Thon and selling Legacy badges. She is also an active member of the Z Club and volunteers her time to assist the O’Connor Choir and Orchestra. Maria has been part of a number of youth councils as part of the SRC and also a member of the student committee. 

Forget me Not

 

Brydie & Ellen Hawthorne were selected to be a part of Forget Me Not's 'Change Agents' Foundation Program.

The main goal of the foundation is to fight against child trafficking internationally with the help and guidance of the organisation’s leaders. Forget Me Not was started in 2006 and now supports over 100 children across Nepal, Uganda and India. On December 7th this year, almost 18 months after their selection, Brydie & Ellen flew out on a 10 day, self-funded, immersion trip to personally witness the work that ‘Forget Me Not’ is doing in Nepal.

Pope Francis recently commented on child trafficking stating that work must be done to bring this global issue to an end through the support of the Christian community. In his statement, Pope Francis called for the eradication of child trafficking on an international scale. He quotes the United Nation’s goal 8.7 saying, "Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour”. (https://www.unodc.org) The girls were both personally inspired by Pope Francis’ words and felt that through the Forget Me Not Foundation they had the opportunity to act.

The next hurdle for them was to raise awareness of the issue and to work on some fundraising strategies. This is when the concept of the ‘Kiosk 4 Kids’ was conceived. The idea  was to raise funds by operating a small kiosk at the afternoon bus lines. After 18 months they raised approximately $7500 all of which went directly to the foundations work overseas. Brydie & Ellen, accompanied by their mother Kate, are presently in Nepal working with the ‘Forget Me Not’ team as well as immersing themselves in the Nepalese culture and seeing the sights of this beautiful country. Brydie and Ellen would like to thank all the students and staff who supported ‘Kiosk 4 Kids’ and they would also like emphasise that the work they have witnessed in Nepal by organisations such as ‘Forget Me Not’ is vital in the ongoing fight against slavery and child trafficking in developing countries.  

Brydie & Ellen both received The Armidale Dumaresq Council Citizen Award.

Cameron Roan - UNE Award for Academic Excellence .

Sophie Warner - St Vincent de Paul Award for Contribution to Social Justice.

Grace Toakley- Armidale Central Rotary Club Award for Citizenship.

ADIG Award - Taryn Ramage

Joseph Stephen Memorial Agricultural Award - Thomas Smith

Contribution to Music- Phoebe Biddle

Black Dot Contribution to Music - Isabelle Stoessel

The Zonta Award for a Year 10 female student excelling in Mathematics & Science - Meg Lye

STANSW Young Scientist of the Year Awards

Students submitted their own scientific experimental task and two students were very successful.

Chemistry
3rd    Isaac Selvey     $150
Rowe Scientific Award
1st    Harry Lye    $400
2nd    Isaac Selvey    $200

Rural Young Scientist Awards 

These awards recognise rural students for their research experimental tasks. The students below won prizes in the ‘Rural Young Scientist’ awards, which started this year. O'Connor won 7 of the  21 individual awards. Congratulations to the students and their teacher, Dan Fittler.

Harry Lye - Silver ($250) (also won $400)

Isaac Selvey -  Silver ($250) (also won $350)

Georgia Mackson - Bronze ($100)

Erin Smith - Bronze ($100)

Tom Frazier - Bronze (100)

Cameron Roan Bronze ($100)

Tayler Lisle Bronze ($100)

Armidale Regional Sports Awards

Congratulations to Year 9 netballer Olivia Joyce who was awarded the FM100.3 New England Trophies Best Junior Local Achievement 2017 at the The 2017 New England Sports Awards!!!
Also, to the O'Connor students who were members of the Hockey New England under 15 boys, Division 2. They were awarded the Overall Winner of the 2017 Armidale Regional Sports Council Junior Team Award!!!

 

SRC Wrap Up

SRC Wrap 2017

As told by: Darcy Jackson, Eliza Clark, Honey Zahoor, Georgia Mackson, Samantha Archer, Micah Scholes-Robertson, Brydie Hawthorne, Samuel Frazier, Harry Simpson, Maria Alkhouri, Simon Di Luzio, Anna Jackson, Ellen Hawthorne, Hunter Simpson, Alex MacMahon, Felix Martin, Lara Maloney, Cyan McLauchlin, Bridie Giles, Angus Scrivener, Riley Stewart and Abby Jackson.

 

Wow, it is that time of the year again. From all of us we would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe and exciting New Year. The SRC has had a massive year and we thought we should take this opportunity to reminisce and thank everyone for their support throughout the year.

 

Brekkie​ ​club

The​ ​SRC​ ​ran​ ​the​ ​Brekkie​ Club​ ​on​ ​Friday​ ​mornings,​ ​making​ ​and​ ​selling​ ​bacon​ ​&​ ​egg​ ​rolls​ ​for $5​ ​and​ ​hot​ ​choccies​ ​for​ ​$3.​ ​This​ ​offered​ ​both​ ​staff​ ​and​ ​students​ ​the​ ​chance​ ​to​ ​buy​ ​a​ ​hot breakfast​ ​before​ ​school.​ ​These​ ​were​ ​bought​ ​with​ ​funds​ ​we​ ​had​ ​previously​ ​made.​ ​All​ ​the funds​ ​raised​ ​assisted with several fundraisers such as: new seating around the school, new flower pots, supporting students in academic adventures and donations to many causes.

 

Anzac​ ​Day

Members​ ​of​ ​the​ ​SRC​ ​represented​ ​O’Connor​ ​in​ ​ANZAC​ ​Day​ ​ceremonies​ ​including,​ ​dawn service,​ ​ANZAC​ ​marches​ ​and​ ​the​ ​laying​ ​of​ ​wreaths.​ ​We​ ​had​ ​representatives​ ​in​ Armidale​; Walcha, Uralla ​and​ ​Guyra​ ​on​ ​the​ ​day.

 

Representation​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Autumn​ ​Festival

The​ ​SRC​ ​also helped with​ ​decorating​ ​the​ ​O’Connor​ ​float​ ​for​ ​the​ ​annual​ ​Autumn Festival​ ​Celebrations.​ ​The​ ​students​ ​assisted ​with​ ​the​ ​setting​ ​up​ ​and​ ​packing​ ​up​ ​of​ ​the​ ​float and​ ​the​ ​participation​ ​of​ ​activities​ ​and​ ​cheers.​ ​Despite​ ​the​ ​rainy​ ​weather,​ ​the​ ​blue​ ​decorations held​ ​up​ ​the​ ​buzz​ ​of​ ​excitement.

 

Legacy

Our​ ​SRC​ ​students​ ​were​ ​involved​ ​with​ ​the​ ​support​ ​of​ ​Legacy​ ​-​ ​a​ ​charity​ ​raising​ ​funds​ ​to support​ ​Australian​ ​families​ ​who​ ​have​ ​been​ ​affected​ ​by​ ​injury​ ​or​ ​loss​ ​of​ ​loved​ ​ones​ ​in​ ​the defence​ ​force.​ ​The​ ​students​ ​sold​ ​a​ ​collection​ ​of​ ​badges,​ ​pens,​ ​trinkets​ ​or​ ​bears​ ​around​ ​town to​ ​locals,​ ​and​ ​helped​ ​spread​ ​awareness​ ​about​ ​their​ ​work.

 

Walk-a-thon​ ​(Olive​ ​Russell​ ​Foundation)

Olive​ ​Russell​ ​has​ ​been​ ​dependant​ ​on​ ​a​ ​tracheostomy​ ​since​ ​she​ ​was​ ​just​ ​4​ ​weeks​ ​old.​ ​She has​ ​battled​ ​with​ ​breathing​ ​and​ ​many​ ​issues​ ​relating​ ​to​ ​her​ ​trachea​ ​since​ ​birth​ ​and​ ​has inspired​ ​the​ ​student​ ​body​ ​greatly.​ ​The​ ​SRC​ ​decided​ ​that​ ​we​ ​needed​ ​to​ ​support​ ​her​ ​and​ ​her family​ ​by​ ​running​ ​a​ ​whole​ ​school​ ​walkathon​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Pine​ ​forest,​ ​back​ ​to​ ​school.​ ​We​ ​raised $3,500​ ​from​ ​entry​ ​prices​ ​and​ ​running​ ​the​ ​BBQ​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​day​ ​with​ ​the​ ​support​ ​of​ ​the school.​ ​Overall,​ ​the​ ​day​ ​was​ ​a​ ​huge​ ​success!​ ​A portion of the ​money​ ​raised​ ​was​ ​kindly​ ​donated​ ​to​ ​the Russell​ ​family with the remainder going towards several different fundraising activities in the school.

 

Interschools​ ​SRC​ ​Collaborations

O'Connor​ ​hosted​ ​the​ ​first​ ​Interschools​ ​SRC​ ​meeting,​ ​with​ ​members​ ​from​ ​various​ ​school’s representative​ ​team​ ​in​ ​Armidale​ ​coming​ ​together​ ​to​ ​collaborate​ ​ideas​ ​and​ ​focus​ ​on​ ​ways​ ​to improve.​ ​On​ ​the​ ​day,​ ​we​ ​discussed​ ​possible​ ​opportunities​ ​for​ ​an​ ​interschools​ ​fundraiser​ ​and all​ ​participating​ ​schools​ ​shared​ ​how​ ​they​ ​strived​ ​to​ ​raise​ ​money​ ​in​ ​support​ ​of​ ​the​ ​SRC​ ​in each​ ​school.​ ​The​ ​idea​ ​originated​ ​from​ ​a​ ​previous​ ​SRC​ ​meeting​ ​with​ ​our​ ​students,​ ​looking​ ​at ways​ ​for​ ​our​ ​representatives​ ​to​ ​branch​ ​out.

 

Presenting​ ​Student​ ​Insight​ ​and​ ​Ideas​ ​to​ ​the​ ​New​ ​School​ ​Master​ ​Plan​ ​Board

In​ ​Term​ ​two,​ ​a​ ​handful​ ​of​ ​students​ ​represented​ ​the​ ​SRC​ ​in​ ​a​ ​meeting​ ​relating​ ​to​ ​our​ ​school’s master​ ​plan​ ​board​ ​for​ ​the​ ​near​ ​future.​ ​Along​ ​with​ ​members​ ​of​ ​the​ ​CSO​ ​and​ ​Ms​ ​Menz,​ ​the students​ ​came​ ​up​ ​with​ ​interactive​ ​and​ ​modern​ ​plans,​ ​best​ ​suited​ ​for​ ​the​ ​student​ ​body​ ​and their​ ​preferences.

 

STEP​ ​Day​ ​BBQ

Members​ ​of​ ​the​ ​SRC​ ​are​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​providing​ ​lunches​ ​and​ ​drinks​ ​to​ ​visiting​ ​students during​ ​the​ ​STEP​ ​Days.​ ​We​ ​run​ ​the​ ​BBQ​ ​making​ ​sausage​ ​sandwiches​ ​for​ ​each​ ​student​ ​and teacher​ ​and​ ​ensured​ ​that​ ​everyone​ ​was​ ​fed.​ ​The​ ​students​ ​set​ ​up,​ ​prepared ​the​ ​food​ ​and​ ​drinks and​ ​of course cleaned​ ​up​ ​afterwards.

 

Rambling​ ​for​ ​Renal​ ​donation

Nicki​ ​Scholes-Robertson​ ​was​ ​presented​ ​with​ ​a​ ​care​ ​package​ ​alongside​ ​a​ ​$1000​ ​donation from​ ​the​ ​SRC,​ ​in​ ​support​ ​of​ ​her​ ​work​ ​in​ ​regards​ ​to​ ​‘Ramblin’​ ​4​ ​Renal’​ ​fundraising.​ ​Nicki​ ​has challenged​ ​herself​ ​to​ ​walk​ ​100km​ ​around​ ​the​ ​UNE,​ ​raising money for our local kidney unit in Armidale.

 

 

Thank you once again for all your support throughout the year and we can not wait to see what we can achieve in 2018. Happy holidays everyone.

 

 

Tonya McQuilty

SRC Coordinator

O'Connor Newsletter
CSO 2018 Annual Improvement Plan FINAL (1).pdf
Invite assembly final.pdf
NI Girls 6ers League 2017-18 Flyer.pdf
Northern Inland Girls 6er's Cricket League Nomination Form 2017-18.docx
Australia Day Awards - Nomination Form_2018.pdf
Copy of OCC Sport Awards 2017 - Copy.pdf