Year 6 Asian Summit

On Thursday 19 September, students from Mr Clark and Mrs Harslett’s Year 6 classes invited parents and guests to attend their 2019 Asia Summit in the Multipurpose Room.

The Summit was a culmination of the learning students have undertaken this term about the continent of Asia.

Bridge Building

What started off as excitement, enthusiasm and bridge prototypes, culminated when finally, after weeks of hard work, we were on our way to the Aurecon Bridge Building Competition. Nerves were soon replaced with music as two teams of three students set out toward Scitech on a chilly spring morning.

One Big Voice

On August 30 the Primary Choir went up to Perth Arena to participate in the One Big Voice Festival, which brings together Primary students from across the state to sing songs about unity and the power of positive thinking. This is the largest choir festival

This year, the students performed songs such as Panic at the Disco’s ‘High Hopes’, ‘Unbreakable’ by Birds of Tokyo, and ‘A Million Dreams’ from the musical hit The Greatest Showman.

History Competition State Champion

Year 10 student Sophia Gunning has been awarded a State Champion medal for her results in the 2019 Australian History Competition held in June. Sophia received the top score in WA of 94, which also places her equal third in Australia for the competition results.

Media students enjoy CinefestOz

Media students took the opportunity recently to participate in a number of activities, workshops and special screenings during CinefestOz.

Year 10 Media students attended IndigifestOz Day later in the week, where they heard from screen legend Kelton Pell (Red Dog: True Blue), and Jasper Jones star Aaron McGrath.

Curiosity Academy take on Tournament of the Minds

Students in Years 5 and 6 involved in the Curiosity Academy entered the Bunbury Regional Final of Tournament of the Minds on Sunday 1 September, after spending six weeks researching, collaborating and problem-solving a challenge in the discipline of Social Sciences.

Inspiring readers for Book Week

It has been a bumper Book Week this year, with plenty of activities and inspiring displays for students in the College’s two Library locations.

The Primary Library has added a splash of colour and magic with some giant hand-painted ‘book spines’ just in time for Book Week, thanks to our team of ‘Awesome Artists’ from Years 4-6.

This group of students, who have been meeting after school each week with Gifted and Talented Coordinator, Mrs Catherine Christie, were commissioned to brighten up the beige compactors located in the Primary library last term, by the College’s Teacher Librarian, Kerry Muste.

Year 6 Confirmation Retreat and Mass

Year 6 students completed their preparation for Confirmation last Friday with a Retreat Day at the OLB Community Hall. Students together explored the symbols and meaning behind the oil, flame and dove in the sacrament of Confirmation, and created prayer rocks following a discussion about the gifts and fruits of the Spirit.

Musica Viva breezes into Primary

On Tuesday 20 August, Eastwinds blew into St Joseph's Hall with their unique brand of fusion music for our Primary students. This group of four musicians are part of the Musica Viva initiative whose cultural backgrounds and instruments hailed from all around the world: Australia, Japan, Estonia and Iran.

Hollywood Stars shine for Year 11 Spring Fling

On Friday 23 August, the Year 11 cohort enjoyed a night with the Hollywood Stars as they celebrated their Spring Fling in style. The ladies looked stunning and the gentlemen looked sharp as they made their way down the red carpet and into the glamorously decorated venue for a night of dancing and socializing.