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Illumin-Art Last Minute Information

August 16th, 2018 | Posted by P&C President

Volunteers have been hard at work transforming the hall & Library in preparation for our very first Illumin-Art exhibition.  It’s looking fantastic, and we are very excited to show it to you on Friday! Some last minute information:

Date: Friday, 17 August

Time: 6-9pm

Location: OPS Hall & Library

Cost: Entry is $5 per person or $20 per family (4 or more) & gives you unlimited entry into the exhibition.  There will be limited credit facilities at the front desk, so easiest payment option is cash.  All money raised will go to the P&C and be invested back into the school.

Silent Disco: The silent disco costs $5 per person and runs for 20 minutes. The session times are 6:15, 6:45, 7:15, 7:45 & 8:15. Go to the Library to sign up for a particular session time. There`s no age limit, so parents and grandparents are welcome to show us their best moves! Please note: headphones will be provided so you don’t need to BYO! The silent disco will be very popular and space is limited to 50 people per session, so don’t leave it to the last session or you may miss out.  For parents who feel that they need to supervise their children during the disco session, we recommend that you buy yourself a ticket to the session (this is the fun option!), or there will be a very small viewing area inside the library due to OH&S (this is the boring option).

Food options: P&C Asian Food Stall and 2 external food trucks: pizza & gourmet hot dogs. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, drinks & cakes will be served from the canteen

Glow in the dark merchandise will be available to purchase: glowbands, finger lights & hair clips

Baked Goods Donation: Please drop off donated baked goods to the canteen on Friday morning or afternoon.

Supervision of children: Parents, please supervise all children in the Hall.  Students, teachers & volunteers have spent countless hours putting this exhibition together and it’s not fair to them if any artwork is ruined by unsupervised children.

Thank you! An ENORMOUS thank you to all of the OPS teachers, as well as carers from OOSH, Red Bear & Arndu who have helped students create their beautiful artworks. Special mention should also go to Angela Rozmeta who has been the teacher liaison and has put in a herculean effort, as well as Alison Katona & Melissa Derwent, OPS parents who have been heavily involved in the planning of what is shaping up to be a fantastic event!

I look forward to seeing you there!

Illumin-Art Silent Disco

August 16th, 2018 | Posted by P&C President

The Illumin-Art Silent Disco will take place in the library, the first session begins at 6:15pm and runs every half hour.  Each session will go for 20 minutes and can accommodate up to 50 people – all ages welcome! Cost is only $5 per person per session.  Each participant receives a headset and can choose from 3 different channels of music.  Songs with popular dances are incorporated to get everyone moving.  So get your friends and family together and get ready for a dance off!

Small Change Challenge

August 16th, 2018 | Posted by P&C President

The small change challenge contraption will be in KL from today until the weekend. Don’t forget to send some small change with your kids whilst it is in their classroom. All coins are being donated to support Drought Relief, helping Australia’s many struggling families that rely on regular rain to make their living.

The contraption will make its way to KA on Monday morning, then move to KBD next Wednesday. It will continue moving through the classrooms this term and next term so every class will get a go.  It takes all silver and gold coins except 50c pieces – the corners on the 50c give it indigestion.

A very special thanks to Lachlan Derwent who built the Very Hungry Coin Counter, and to Emma White & Lauren Sarraf for their help counting all the coins!

Illumin-Art! Road Closure

August 16th, 2018 | Posted by P&C President

Please be aware that the boomgates on Neville Street will remain closed after school from 4pm – 9:30pm on Friday, 17 August for the P&C’s Illumin-Art! event.  This will particularly impact OOSH pick-up.  We encourage everyone to pick their children up from OOSH and come straight to Ilumin-Art and grab dinner while you’re there!

Green Sparks Volunteers Needed!

August 15th, 2018 | Posted by P&C President

For those who may not know, Matt Heffernan has been an incredibly dedicated volunteer at OPS for many years now, with a focus on improving the environment around the school.  He has applied for and won many grants over the years, and has put in countless hours of hard work into beautifying the school grounds.  Unfortunately this is his final year at OPS, and he will be very sorely missed.  On behalf of the P&C, I would like to thank Matt for all his efforts and wish him the very best for the future.

In anticipation of Matt’s departure, the P&C is looking for volunteers to assist with the school’s Green Sparks program next year. This involves helping the children in the vegetable garden for 45 mins, once a week. You don’t need to be an expert, just a little experience growing vegetables. Jobs include watering sowing, fertilising and harvesting for the canteen and kids. The responsibility can be shared amongst a number of parents, grandparents and carers too. During the last term of this year, Claudia and Matt can help show you the ropes.  If you would like more information, please speak to Matt Heffernan directly on 0438 580 730.

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