14th November 2017
Dear O’Loughlin Community,
Once again I feel so fortunate to be a part of our community. Here is just one more reason: Garry Blackett and I were invited to join the 10 year reunion of the Graduating Class of 2007. It took place
last weekend and it was wonderful to share in the stories and feel a sense of history and place.
Small events can have such a big impact. A huge thanks to Rebecca McCasker for organising and inviting us! (Please check our Facebook page for some photos of the night.)
There have been many noteworthy achievements by our students and staff recently: Telita Kellner and AdineMay Reedman were selected to be a part of the Chief Minister’s Anzac Spirit
Study Tour next year. In April they will be off to France for 2 weeks to commemorate Anzac Day in the town of Villers-Bretonneux. An incredible achievement.
A huge thank you and well done to Ms Therese Schembri who inspired and supported the students through a very tough application process.
On Friday night, Jason Cooper and Brandan Hattam-Ferguson were commended for their efforts in their VET courses. Jason won the Automotive VET student of the Year and Brandan nominated in 2 categories School based Apprentice of the Year and First Year apprentice of the year. A great win for both students and OCC. Thanks and well done to Ms Janice Lee for her support and guidance.
Today is O’Loughlin Day and it will be a busy and exciting day. We start with our Bishop Hurley leading our College Mass, we move into community service activities and finish the day with our famous Talent Quest. A group of our Year 11 Community Studies Religious Education students have been instrumental in planning and organising the day. A great effort.
The day reminds us who we are and what we stand for - our founder Bishop O’Loughlin is the guide - and we can celebrate being a part of this community.
Creative Arts Night is nearly upon us - Friday week. This is one of the best nights of the year and I’m looking forward to seeing another big crowd here at school.
Presentation Afternoon. Please note the change of time – the ceremony starts at 3:00pm. It will be another wonderful event.
Our staff and students continue to strive for excellence and we are all looking forward to the successes gained for our efforts. There is not long to go and I encourage all students, staff and our community to keep strong, resilient and positive to ensure that success.
All the best.
Mr Rhett Bowden