Kids Conference

Last Thursday, a group of 6 OPS students took a trip to the Old Cheese Factory for the first of two Kid’s Conference workshops. Rhys, Aimee and Tomas from Grade 6 along with Hayley, Jessica and Kristi from Grade 5 made up the OPS team. The objective of the Kid’s Conference is to improve something at school.

Firstly, the students brainstormed things they perceived to be opportunities for improving our school. Next they picked the most important problem, which was littering.

Now the students must research and find out if the rest of the school believes littering is a big enough problem to tackle. They will present their findings at the next workshop.

Check out some pics from the day below.

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CROSS COUNTRY

On Monday, students from grades 4 – 6 represented OPS in the next stage of cross country. It was a cold and wet day, perfect for cross country. All students competed very well and as always their behaviour and sportsmanship was first class.

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Busting Bullying with our Buddies

On Tuesday the 14th May, after lunch, our students had the opportunity to participate in an educational program with their Prep buddies. The program or session ran for about an hour and it focused on dealing with confrontation, asserting yourself and handling bullying within a school environment. Our role as Grade 6’s was to assist the Preps and encourage and support them. The session was fun and the students had opportunities to offer opinions and act out scenarios. While the content was aimed at the Preps, it was still a timely reminder for the 6’s to always remain calm while no allowing anyone to take advantage of you. Check out some pics from the session below.

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QUESTION FOR A BONUS!

Same rules apply. First 5 students to email me the correct answer to the question below will receive a $20 bonus.

Don’t forget to include your name in the email.

Q:    There is an old jar packed full of textas on the table. There are twice as many red textas as blue and one more yellow than red. Eight textas are either yellow or green. There are three green textas. How many blue textas are in the jar?

kenny.matthew.m@edumail.vic.gov.au

ANSWER: 2 blue textas

THIS COMP IS NOW OVER!

KEEP YOUR EYE OUT FOR THE NEXT ‘QUESTION FOR A BONUS’.

6K’s Newest VGK

This week Jacky was presented with the Very Good Kid award at assembly. Mr Rolfe chose Jacky for her excellent work ethic and bright and bubbly personality, amongst many other positive attributes. Mr Rolfe’s selection was endorsed by many other teachers at O.P.S. Congratulations Jacky!

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