Showing posts from February, 2015

Mobile Creations!

We got busy working on our mobiles yesterday. They are looking fantastic and we can't wait to get them finished! 

Week 4 Update

Hi everyone,

It has been a wonderful start to our term...we have been working hard and learning so much already! Some photos will follow so that you can see what we have been up to!

A few dates and reminders for your diary:

Wednesday 25th February - Whole School Mass. At this Mass our Leadership Group will receive their badges. It will be a special occasion and we would appreciate if as many parents as possible are there to help us celebrate.

Thursday 26th February - OLC Swimming Carnival. This will be held once again at the Geographe Leisure Centre in Busselton. A programme will be sent through shortly. It would be great if as many parents as possible could come along in their colours to help support the children.

Please make sure that you return the permission slip if you have not already done so.

Friday 27th February - Camp Fun Run. Sponsorship forms went home last week, please encourage your child to seek donations for this fantastic fundraiser. All monies raised goes towards camp activ…

Silver Room Class Liturgy

Silver Room Class Liturgy
Please join Silver Room  (Yr 6) students and families as they participate in the Children’s Liturgy  this  Saturday 28th February at 6pm. The children will join in the mass by way of prayers of the faithful, offertory, welcoming, collection, singing etc. We look forward to celebrating Mass together, enjoying the fellowship and our children’s involvement in the liturgy and a reverent yet upbeat selection of hymns.  We warmly welcome anyone who would like to attend and share this mass. For any queries please call Eloise Jennings  0418 933 130

Diana Rigg PD

On Monday the 16th of February, the staff of OLC attended a full day of Professional Development with Diana Rigg from PLD (Promoting Literacy Development). Diana Rigg is an experienced teacher and a qualified Speech Therapist.She has an Occupational Therapist in her planning team. Diana presented a structured approach to the implementation of a Whole School Spelling Plan. The decision to adopt PLD on a whole school basis was made after observing the strong progress of children using this programme over the last two years in Years One and Two. 
Below are extracts from the PLD home page which explain the underlying philosophy of this approach. It outlines not only the importance of the school curriculum but stresses the vital role that parents have in the development of a child’s oral language which in turn effects their overall literacy development. Literacy involves more than just recognising words on a page. To be truly literate - and to have the capability of excelling in every part o…

Flexible Learning Spaces Guidelines

Our Lady of the Cape Flexible Learning Spaces Guidelines Years 4-6

What is the purpose of having flexible learning spaces?
Our objectives:
1.Encourage and teach student well-being and body awareness. 2.Foster cooperative and individualistic teaching and learning approaches. 3.Enhance opportunities for formative assessment and feedback. 4.Foster independence and intra-dependence in our students.

1. Student Well-Being and Body awareness Much of the research comes out of Curtain University via Professor Leon Straker - BAppSc(WAIT), MSc(Lond), PhD(Syd)
Professor Straker is a nationally recognised leader in physiotherapy. He has developed Guidelines for children, particularly when using technology, to encourage appropriate physical development. At OLC we see this learning of life skills for our students, particularly in the middle to upper grades, as our moral imperative. In the OLC flexible learning spaces, students learn in a variety of sedentary, standing and active tasks. The st…
We Are Off And Away!
Good afternoon,
Welcome to the latest instalment of the Silver Room blog! It has been an exciting and busy start to the term. The students have settled into our routines beautifully and they are showing themselves to be a fine leadership group. I am very impressed with their efforts!
Swimming has been going fantastically this week – the students have loved assisting their buddies in Year 1 to and from swimming. It is beautiful to see the bond they are beginning to form. They are setting a wonderful example for their buddies in terms of the care, respect and attention that they are demonstrating.
I thank you for the patience you have shown with our adjusted timetable and for making sure that your child is prepared for each day.
Just a few housekeeping items for your attention.
Reading – I ask that the students read for a maximum of 15 minutes each night. If possible, can you ask your child to read out loud to you regularly? It is a great way to show your interest…

Welcome to Silver Room 2015

Welcome to Silver Room 2015
Dear Parents, I would just like to welcome you to our Year 6 blog for this year. This blog will be an avenue for us to share our learning and important information. It will give you as parents the opportunity to see what is happening in the classroom.
This year we have sport on Tuesday and Friday, so please ensure that the appropriate sport uniform is worn on these days. Library and Music will be on a Wednesday, so the children will need to bring their waterproof bags to borrow a book. Guitar will commence on Wednesday of Week 3. If you have any questions about this, I ask that you speak to Mrs Horrocks directly.
Swimming starts next week Monday February 9th. We have asked that all students have their equipment clearly labelled. Please ensure that your child brings two towels each day. One will be needed for drying off after their lesson has finished and the other will be placed on the bus seat on the way home. We will be getting changed at school at all times.…