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May 30, 2024

Oberon Public School

"Adventures in Antarctica"

1/2B have had a blast exploring "Sophie Scott Goes South" by Alison Lester. Reading Sophie's diary entries has allowed students to dive deep into the daily life of an Antarctic explorer aboard the Aurora Australis. They have imagined themselves in Sophie's shoes, facing the challenges of the icy landscape. This text has inspired creative writing pieces, where students have composed their own adventure stories, blending factual information with their vivid imaginations and then, confidently sharing this with peers. Students have also learnt about the Antarctic wildlife and enjoyed composing a baby seal artwork.

Tamara Ballas l Classroom Teacher

Learning about Antarctica. Photo supplied

Terrific Taronga

Students have had a wonderful time today at Taronga Zoo. They have participated in the ‘Backyard Buddies’ zookeeper workshop, learning about native animals, habitats and food sources. In small groups, students had an excellent time exploring the zoo and have seen a range of animals from around the world. Students even had the opportunity to see a live animal show!

Stage 1 Teachers

Snakes aren't that scary. Photo supplied

All About Bees

Stage 2 students used all their senses in Science, enjoying the raw taste of honey straight from the bee hive. Students discovered the special relationship between flowers and bees. They also explored the important role bees play in the survival of a range of living things.

Shelly McGrath l Science Teacher

"It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all" Laura Ingalls Wilder. Photos supplied

Good Luck!

Good luck to Maddy Cooper who is competing in the Western Region hockey team at the NSW PSSA State Hockey Championships in Newcastle. We know you will represent Oberon Public and Western Region proudly. We look forward to hearing the results.

Danni-Lee Thompson l Relieving Principal

Mandy. Photo supplied

Plant Perfection

In Science, Kindergarten have been learning about how to care for and grow living things. This week they explored the school vegetable garden, checking to see if any snacks were ready to eat and preparing the garden for winter vegetables. Together they have planted seeds in a terrarium so they can watch them grow.

Sandie Higgins l Classroom Teacher

Learning about gardening. Photos supplied

St Joseph's Catholic School

Our students joined with 2.3 million others from across the nation for National Simultaneous Storytime. This year’s book was "Bowerbird Blues". Galloping Gumnuts was presented with the book and Arrina Yee was a lucky winner of the book as well. To add to the excitement of the event the students have been asked to enter their own bowerbird artwork which will be judged and displayed at school.

Story time for everyone. Photos supplied

Students from St Joseph's celebrated Sorry Day with a smoking ceremony at the Oberon Library.

Sorry Day. Photos supplied

Oberon High School

"Fourteen” Experience

In Week 4, some lucky students attended Shannon Malloy's Australian play "Fourteen". Set in Yeppoon in the 1990s, the play was very challenging, and explored what it was like to grow up gay in a country town. The stage was elaborate and had a revolving set. Our students found it funny, confronting and moving. We would like to thank BMEC for giving us the opportunity to attend the play.

Natasha Saboisky - Drama Teacher

"The play's the thing". Photo supplied

Sorry Day Morning Tea

Oberon High School students were invited to attend the Sorry Day Morning Tea at the Oberon Library and Community Centre. Also present were representatives from St Josephs' Primary School, Oberon Public School, Oberon Council and community members. Jordan Boney commenced with a smoking ceremony and several community members came together to reflect on Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week. Matika Davies talked about the importance of Sorry Day and what it means to them. Students will continue to look at ways to celebrate and recognise Aboriginal culture and education at Oberon High School.

Ashleigh Williams - Aboriginal Committee Member

Sorry Day with Jordan Boney. Photos supplied

Reconciliation Week assembly

We held an assembly to celebrate Reconciliation Week with Martkia Davis reading a personal Acknowledgment of Country. Martika and Abbey talked about the importance of Sorry Day and what it means to them. Each fortnight our students are taught traditional dance by Jordan Boney, they also performed several dances during our assembly.

Fiona Abbott - Principal Rlg

Reconciliation Week assembly. Photos supplied

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