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OHR Olympics Day

As soon as Lockdown 5 ended, we were in the position at OHR to hold our Olympics Day on Thursday, 29 July.

Our Olympics Day started out very cold and overcast, but about an hour into the events the sun came out and blessed us with a beautiful day.

The students were all placed in 12 groups comprising Prep through to Year 5. Throughout the morning each group rotated through the 12 activity stations. The activities were led by our Year 6 students, who were supported by the staff.

It was a pure pleasure to see the delight in the student’s faces as they honed their skills at each station.  The morning concluded with an inspiring talk by one of our dad’s, David Crawshay, who competed in three Olympic Games. He took away gold in the double sculls at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

The day concluded with a Netball match between the Year 6 students and the staff. Needless to say, the older cohort came away with the spoils!



Preps Celebrate 100 Days of Learning

On Wednesday, 4 August our Prep students celebrated 100 days of learning. The children came to school dressed in a range of outfits from yesteryear. The entire day was devoted to celebrating this milestone in the children’s first year of schooling.

All activities throughout the day were designed around the number 100. The senior buddies assisted the Preps in creating decorative crowns. With their senior buddies, the Prep students skip counted by twos to 100. They also counted backwards from 100.  Amongst their class, the Preps each shared the collection of 100 items brought from home and the strategies they used to count and collect their items.

The senior students also ate lunch with their younger buddies.

Perhaps the biggest surprise that greeted our Prep students on the day were the 100 colourful helium balloons tied to their bags. This was totally unexpected and their delight was palpable!

We thank the parents of the Prep children, their teachers and the senior teachers, who made sure that this was a memorable day for our Preps of whom we are all so incredibly proud. It really is remarkable to reflect on how far they all have come in their first six months of schooling!



Sporting Schools

As a result of a successful funding grant secured through Sporting Schools, by our Physical Education teacher Mrs Jo Golds, we will soon be in the position to commence a Golfing program at the school for all levels.

by Frank Dame
Principal, Our Holy Redeemer School


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