Term 4, Week 7

Early Years Assessment

Over the next two weeks the K, 1 and 2 teachers will be conducting Early Years Assessments on the children. This allows us to collect further data on the children and make adjustments to the classroom teaching based on the results. The teachers who will be covering the class will continue with the same routine and teaching content.


A reminder to all students, the weather is now warming up and the policy here at OLOR is NO HAT NO PLAY. Students must remember to put their school hat in their bag every day. If you have lost or misplaced your hat, you may wear a generic cap from home for ONE WEEK ONLY until you can purchase another one from the Uniform Shop which is open every Wednesday from 8.30am—1.30pm.

We had a dozen hats as spares in the school office for emergencies which have now all gone missing. If you have one of the office hats at home, please return it ASAP. If you do not have your hat in future, students will be sent to the library for play times and kept out of the sun. We ask for parental support on this matter. Could you also please ensure that the hat you are wearing is in fact yours as there are many students missing their hats.

Excursion Photos

The second round of photos for the excursion have been posted in the tabs above. Thank you for your patience regarding the uploading of photos. As you can appreciate it takes a considerable amount of time  to download the photos and then upload large amounts onto the blog. There is still one more set of photos to upload over the coming weeks.

Important Dates

Week 7

  • Early Years Assessment testing begins
  • 20/11 Monday – 1W and 1B design and make task, please send in the required materials.
  • 21/11 Tuesday – Sport, Library (Last borrowing session for the year), Parent Information Sessions (see previous post)

Week 8

  • Early Years Assessment testing continues
  • 28/11 Tuesday – Parent Information Sessions (see previous post). Return Library books, no borrowing. NO SPORT TODAY
  • 29/11 Wednesday – SPORT is on today!
  • 1/12 Creative Arts Open Day (see previous post)

David’s Place and St Vincent de Paul Society Christmas Appeal

David’s Place provides an inner-city space where Sydney’s poor and homeless can gather to pray, receive spiritual support, attend Mass and experience acceptance, fellowship and solidarity with the wider community. “David’s Place not only offers a chance for prayer and reflection but it helps give those on the margins a sense of belonging as well as giving them much needed companionship which in turn helps develop a sense of self-worth,” says Sue Buckingham of David’s Place.

Each year, OLOR students and families are invited to generously bring in PARTY FOOD items in support of David’s Place to allow the poor and homeless to celebrate Christmas at their Christmas Day celebration. OLOR also support the St Vincent de Paul Society by donating food for their Christmas hampers. Below is a list of what the children in each grade are invited to bring in to support our friends at David’s Place and St Vincent de Paul. We are hoping for 1 item per student but welcome as many donations as possible.

  • Kindergarten Lollies and Christmas Decorations
  • Year 1            Chips and Crackers
  • Year 2            Biscuits (Sweet and Savoury)
  • Year 3            Tea, Coffee or sugar
  • Year 4            Tins of ham or fruit
  • Year 5            Christmas Puddings or Cakes
  • Year 6            Soft Drink and Fruit Juice bottles

Other food items you may like to donate to the St Vincent de Paul Christmas hampers include rice, jam, honey, vegemite, tins of vegetables (peas, potatoes, carrots and corn), gravy, pasta and Long life milk or custard.
Please ensure all food items are in date and do not expire before Christmas Day. All food items are to be packaged in sealed packets, tins, bottles or bags. We ask that each family please brings their children’s food items in a Woolworths or Coles Eco-friendly green bag if possible. Please bring in all party food items before Friday 8th December. Thank you in advance for your generosity and for sharing the love of God with those most in need.

Creative Arts Open Day 2017

Friday 1st December

Welcoming all Family and Friends of OLOR to the Creative Arts Open Day!

  • 9:00-9:30am Advent Liturgy 
  • 9:30-10:20am Tour of Visual Art Works
  • 10:20 -10:45am Band Performances
  • 10:45-11:15am Shared Recess
  • 11:30-12:00pm Dance Performances

Our talented art club member have created 3 impressive artworks- one per stage group, which will be available to bid on at a silent auction. Bids can be emailed to our school email address prior to the event or submitted on the day. 

In order to support our Creative Arts Program at OLOR Kellyville, we appreciate a gold coin donation from our attending family members and friends on the day. Each gold coin donated = 1 raffle ticket. The more raffle tickets you enter into our lucky barrel the greater change you have of winning one of our 3 lucky door hamper prizes.

Invitation for Year One Parents

You’re Invited

For the next two weeks on Tuesday 21st and 28th November, OLOR is inviting the Parents of Years 1, 2 and 3 to attend an open morning and information session. This is a great opportunity for our year one parents to view the year two learning space and see how OLOR has developed our collaborative approach to agile learning. Below is an outline of the morning. If you have any questions about next year or the agile learning space we welcome you to take this opportunity to come along.

9:00am Introduction by staff team

9:45am Walk Through learning spaces 

10:15am Q&A Session

Term 4, Week 6

Monday 13th November – Remembrance Day Liturgy 9am in the hall

Wednesday 15th November  – 9:15am Year One Parish Mass 

OLOR Creative Arts Open Day 2017 

Schedule will be –

  • Advent Liturgy 9 – 9:30am
  • Creative Arts Open School 9:30 – 12:00pm
    • 9:30-10:20am Art Tour throughout the school
    • 10:20-10:45am Band Performance
    • 10:45am -11:15am Shared morning tea with parents/friends 
    • 11:30-12:00pm Dance Performances

 End of Year Celebrations – Friday 15 December 9.15am ** more times will be confirmed closer to the date for each of the following celebrations.

  • Awards Assembly 
  • End of Year Mass 
  • Farewell Year 6 
  • Last day of school!


Thank you for your continued support with the children’s reading, sight words and writing.  We know it is coming to the end of the Year, but it is very important that we are persistent with our routines of daily reading and sight words. Children need positive reinforcement daily – at school and at home.

We are SO PROUD of THEIR PROGRESS and we want to share this with you.  They have worked very hard to get where they are and there are only a few weeks left of Year One …..


Be in the right place at the right time is the next PBS4L focus the students will be revising. Our priority is to ensure students are safe at all times. We are re teaching the school’s expectation of the students staying on their playground so they are being supervised at all times.


What an fantastic day that couldn’t have happened without the help and support of the amazing Mums that assisted Ros, Lili and I on the excursion. On behalf of the children and teachers we would like to thank Mrs Surma (Koby 1B), Mrs Cusack (Adalynn 1B), Mrs Ludvik (Paige 1G), Mrs Wang (Irina 1G), Mrs Teale (Christian 1W), Mrs Dean (Sakura 1W) and Mrs Caruana (Yanni 1W).

Photos will be posted over the next few weeks from today. Here is just one photo from today when we stepped back in time!

Have a wonderful weekend with your families!