National eSafety Week

This week, is National eSafety Week, and we are asking parents and children to talk about how they can remain safe online. The Alannah and Madeline Foundation have many resources in which parents and their children can explore to begin the conversation. Furthermore, Google has collaborated a website called Be Internet Awesome in which students can play through interactives to learn ways in which they can stay safe online.

As a part of homework, students were asked to develop a pledge with their parents of how they can Be Internet Awesome. Look at the blog posts below to see what pledges the 5/6s came up with.

Book Week

This week, OLGC students have been celebrating Book Week. Yesterday we had a Kristina Murray-Hally, a picture book author, and she taught the Grade 5/6 students a lot about the role of an editor. In her lesson, students were able to see a real manuscript with an editor’s comments as well as practice being an editor for another student in the class.

On Friday, to mark the last day of Book Week, students dressed up as a book character for the Book Week Parade. The atrium was full of colour and amazing costumes. We also had rug reading with our prep buddies.





What a great week!


Today we had a visit from Metro Trains, as Marcus was the winner for a Metro Safety Poster Competition. Out of the 279 entries, from 50 different schools, Marcus’ poster was chosen to promote rail safety week. The presentation taught us a lot about being safe around trains. See what our students learnt.

Don’t forget to tune in to Channel 10 5pm news tonight to watch the footage of the presentation. 

STEM- First Lesson

Today 5/6S had their first STEM lesson, lead by Lisa Heath. Today students were required to think like scientists. They were required to build a hoop plane, and change one variable to improve the distance the plane could fly.

Students had a lot of fun, and learnt to make predictions, discuss their observations. reflect on their predictions and draw conclusions based on evidence from trials.