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Premier’s Debating Challenge

June 22nd, 2018 | Posted by Slavica Markovski

On Thursday 21st June the Premier’s Debating Challenge, Round 2 was held at Oatley Public school. The team was debating against Oatley West PS and presented some compelling arguments on the topic of Social Media. The students have been working hard on refining their rebuttal skills with the support of Mr Dodd and Mr Prenzel. Their hard work and commitment has developed and enhanced the teams’ debating skills enabling the team to came away with a win in the debate.

Congratulations to the girls and we wish them well in future debates.

Conference on Language Learning 2018

June 22nd, 2018 | Posted by Slavica Markovski

OPS Italian teacher, Signora Maestra Johnstone, B.A. (Languages), Grad.DipEd. (Primary), M.A. (TESOL), departs for the United Kingdom on Wednesday 27 June to attend the European Conference on Language Learning 2018 in Brighton. Her paper presentation will focus on the “The principles of a successful language program in the primary context: Exploring collaborative opportunities between primary and secondary languages programs in the Australian Context”.

The theme of the Conference is “Surviving and Thriving: Education in Times of Change”. The Conference will examine issues and challenges facing language educators globally in the current socio-economic and political climate.

We look forward to learning about current research in languages education and how Oatley Public School fits into the linguistic landscape globally.

Buon viaggio e buon lavoro Signora Maestra Johnstone!

Coles Sports for Schools Update

June 21st, 2018 | Posted by P&C President

 

A very big thank you to everyone who collected the Coles Sports for Schools vouchers.  OPS collected a whopping 50,026 vouchers! The school has just placed the order for sports equipment, with a fantastic range of items totalling $1,933.76 in value.  Sports covered include T-Ball, Netball, Rugby League, Touch Football and Soccer.  The order is due to arrive in Term 3.

The full order can be viewed here: Coles SFS Items

Successful Telstra Kids grant

June 21st, 2018 | Posted by P&C President

The P&C is delighted to announce that our school has won a Telstra Kids digital kit. The school will be receiving 15 Gamer Kits suitable for Stage 3 which allows students to create their own LED animations with music (value $1,500), further developing their STEAM skills.

We’d like to give a huge thanks to an OPS parent, Juliana Hristov from Telstra, for applying for the funding for us. We are very excited to share in the million dollars the Telstra Foundation provides each year.

 

Fizzics Incursion

June 20th, 2018 | Posted by Joanne Gadaleta

This semester our Year 3 and 4 students have been investigating ‘Space’. Last Monday all students participated in an incursion run by Fizzics – one of Australia’s leading science  providers of interactive science workshops and shows.  Students gained an appreciation of astronomy as well as insight into our place in the Universe.

One of our Year 3 students, Annabelle, wrote a reflection on the incursion that we would like to share with you:

‘The incursion had hands-on experiments which included using objects astronauts use to navigate. I loved it when a balloon (named Bobette) expanded! I also liked looking at close-ups of planets and nebulas, and a spinning bottle to make a tornado! I learned that your lungs expand in space, and you get bigger!’

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