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Busy, busy, busy at Oberon's schools

June6, 2024

St Joseph's Catholic School

Congratulations to the 2024 Athletics Age Champions.


Champions! Photo supplied


And here's the action. Photos supplied

Congratulations also go to our wonderful Kindergarten teacher Miss Natahlia Stapleton who graduated from university last week. We are so proud of you and feel very blessed that you have joined our St Joseph's team.


Miss Natahlia Stapleton. Photo supplied

Oberon Public School

Touch Football Try-umph!

Our boys touch footy team played Kelso Public school in round 2 of the PSSA competition. Our boys played exceptionally well in the second half to secure the win 8 tries to 6. All the boys displayed great sportsmanship and can be proud of their efforts. Well done boys!

Jake Turnbull l Touch Football Coordinator


Touch winners! Photo supplied

Medal for Maddy

Congratulations to Maddy Cooper who was a member of the Western Region hockey team who finished 3rd at the NSW PSSA State Hockey championships in Newcastle last week. Maddy played goalkeeper for the team and is pictured below with her bronze medal. Congratulations Maddy on this fantastic achievement.

Danni-Lee Thompson l Relieving Principal


Maddy and her medal. Photo supplied

Fabulous Friday Attendance

Congratulations to our attendance raffle winner, Linken Stevens. He came to school 90% of the time or more last fortnight, and it paid off. Linken received a voucher from The Cave Pizza.

Kelly Sheppard l Attendance Team


Linken knows the value of attendance. Photo supplied

CWA Speaking

Congratulations to all our students who represented Oberon Public School at the CWA Public Speaking finals in Orange. Special mention to Kally Sperelakis who was awarded highly commended. Well done, Kally!

Danni-Lee Thompson l Relieving Principal


Kally isn't afraid of speaking to an audiance. Photo supplied

Fun with Fractions!

5/6M have been working hard on developing their understanding of fractions. In this lesson, students were focusing on finding multiple solutions to addition and subtraction problems and converting between improper fractions and mixed numerals. They even created their own word problems for a peer to solve!

Erin McMurray l Classroom Teacher


Numerators, denominators, and all the rest. Photos supplied

Learning in the Library

In Library this semester, Stage 3 have been writing and publishing original picture books to share with kindergarten. Some students have chosen to publish by hand while others have chosen to use Canva.

Belynda Ruhan l Teacher Librarian

Writing books. Photos supplied

PSSA Basketball

Last week our boys' basketball team participated in the PSSA knockout competition in Wallerawang. Unfortunately we were defeated by Wallerawang Public School. Congratulations to everyone on displaying excellent teamwork and sportsmanship.

Shelly McGrath l Coordinator


Not winners but still grinners. Photo supplied

Safe and Sound

Stage 3 students have arrived safe and sound in Canberra and have had an action packed first day. Students visited the beautiful Cockington Greens before exploring Old Parliament House, the Museum of Australian Democracy, and the Electoral Education Centre, where they even got to run their own election! A terrific start to our Canberra adventure.

Stage 3 Teachers


Action in Canberra. Photo supplied

Oberon High School

Strumming Success

Our school's Guitar Group has been making impressive strides during their guitar lessons. It's surprising how quickly they are mastering the instrument, showing dedication and talent beyond their years. In the last two weeks students have been working on the song "Seven Nation Army," and their progress shows each week. OHS Guitar Group will perform throughout the year during special occasions.

Chloe Swannell - Guitar Teacher


The twang's the thang. Photo supplied

Regan Shaw participated in The Harding Miller Education Foundation seminar in Sydney on Monday 6th May. This valuable experience stemmed from the scholarship she earned in 2023. Regan shared that students received guidance on improving academic performance and maximizing the benefits of their scholarships.


Regan at the seminar. Photo Supplied





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