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Oberon's three schools just keep on going

July 4, 2024

St Joseph's Catholic School

Our Year 3/4 Students have had the most amazing day in Sydney. Their behaviour has been exemplary and all is quiet on the train ride home.

Photos supplied

Oberon High School

Rural Cup!

On Thursday June 27 students and staff travelled to Molong Central School for the next leg of Rural Cup. While the result did not go in our favour, our students started the day strong and demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship right up until the end. As staff, we could not be prouder of how they fought hard and tried their best across the wide range of sports on offer on the day. A huge thank you to the organisational team and all staff in general, who as usual came together to make it a great day.

Fiona Abbott - Relieving Principal

All the sports, all the time. Photos supplied

What are Restorative Practices?

Last Tuesday we posted an introduction video about our partnership with Real Schools. The second video titled "What are Restorative Practices?" is now available by clicking on the link below.

Fiona Abbott - Principal Rlg

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Dazzling Documentaries

In groups, Stage 5 English have been making documentaries this term. They have also completed storyboards and reflections. We look forward to seeing their work!

Natasha Saboisky and Bridget Hadley - English Teachers

Documentists. Photos supplied

Oberon Public School

Creative Brilliance Shines Throughout

Our School Artworks across the school were selected and four gifted students will have their creative artworks featured in the 2024 Operation Art exhibition. Operation Art, is an initiative by The Children's Hospital at Westmead, which provides a platform for schools and students to showcase their visual art achievements through exhibitions at Sydney Olympic Park and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The winner of each stage will have their artwork sent to Sydney for a chance to be selected for the project. The judging was tight as our school is overflowing with creative talent.

Congratulations to the following students:

  • Kindergarten: 1st - Kennedy Rowlandson, 2nd - Daisy Evans, 3rd - Aria Little.
  • Stage 1: 1st - Catherine Hooper, 2nd - Mason Rigelsford, 3rd - Lexi Barker.
  • Stage 2: 1st - Linken Stevens, 2nd - Evie Holden, 3rd - Elizabeth Hooper and Etienne Tot.
  • Stage 3: 1st - Mia-Marrie McKinnon, 2nd - Oliver May and Charlie McKinnon, 3rd -Sam Shaw and Lexi Booth.

Kelly Sheppard l Coordinator

Artists! Photos supplied

Congratulations Mason!

Congratulations to Mason Christie-Johnston who was was selected in the Western Region Golf Team. Not only was he the only player selected, based on the overall score, he also won the event! Mason will now travel to the Hunter Valley in September to play in the NSW PSSA State Golf Championships. Well done Mason.

Danni-Lee Thompson l Relieving Principal

Mason, the golfer. Photo supplied

Fabulous Friday Attendance

Congratulations to our attendance raffle winner, Marshall Taylor who came to school 90% of the time or more last fortnight, and it paid off. He received a voucher from Oberon Cafe.

Kelly Sheppard l Attendance Team

Marshall, champion turner-upper. Photo supplied

Waste 2 Art

Oberon Council attended our school assembly and acknowledged the winning class entries from the Waste 2 Art competition.

Congratulations to our winners:

  • 3/4S - Ecofaces in cardboard gallery - 1st prize Functional
  • KM - The light to brighten any room - 1st prize 3D Sculpture/Installation
  • 3/4R- OPS Owl - Highly Commended
  • 1/2T - Fresh Flowers - Highly Commended

Kelly Sheppard l Waste 2 Art Coordinator

Winners. Photos supplied


Last week on pyjama day, students explored why and how we see things. They now understand that light energy enables us to see everything around us. Students identified sources and producers of light and addressed some misconceptions they may have, e.g., the Moon produces light. This investigation provided an opportunity to explore the behaviour and physics of light energy as they consider how light reflects off different surfaces.

Shelly McGrath l Science Teacher

Young scientists. Photos supplied

Mini Olympics

Students had a fantastic day participating in a range of fun Olympic inspired activities. They displayed outstanding national pride and wearing the green and gold proudly.

Erin McMurray Coordinator

Lots of fun. Photos supplied

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