OPS Swimming Carnival 2017

On Wednesday the 8th of February we held our annual swimming carnival for students in Grades 3-6 at Noble Park Swimming Pool. Thankfully the sun was shining and we experienced perfect swimming conditions. Students performed exceptionally well in their respective swimming events and many heats resulted in close finishes. The highlight for most students, as always, was trying out the huge waterslide and playing in the splash park. It was a perfect way to finish the day’s events. Congratulations to the 28 students selected to represent Oatlands at the Edwin Flack District Swimming trials held next Tuesday the 28th of February at Noble Park.

State Athletics Carnival 2016

On Monday the 24th of October, Harvey Anderson (5ED) and Jack Schneidereit (6TN) competed in the State Schools Athletics event held at the Albert Park Athletics complex. Both of the boys competed incredibly well against the best students in Victoria for their given events. Jack qualified for the finals in both the 100m and 200m sprint events. In the final for the 100m event he came 6th and for the 200m final he came so close to winning a medal finishing in 4th place. Harvey competed in the 800m event and ran his personal best time to come in at 3rd place. Both boys should be incredibly proud of their efforts. We sure are!! To top things off Harvey Anderson has been selected to represent Victoria in our National team which will compete at Sydney, Homebush on the 24th-29th of November against the best junior athletes from all over Australia. He is so excited to have this amazing opportunity. Way to go Harvey!

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Walk to School Day, October 2016.

Last Wednesday the 12th of October we hosted our second Walk to School day this year. The rain managed to hold off all morning and as result we had a very successful turn out. Students walked from various points around the Oatlands estate and it was terrific to see so many students from outside of our area getting dropped off to the meeting points so they could also walk to school. The traffic congestion was definitely dramatically reduced on Kurrajong Road. We encourage parents to continue to park further down Kurrajong road and walk the remaining way to school in order to ease the current daily traffic crush we are currently experiencing. Here are some snaps taken in the morning:

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Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s off to State we go!!

Last Thursday the following students competed in the Southern Metropolitan Athletics Carnival held at Casey Fields sporting complex:

Alyssa Brittain 3AM, Ebony Code 4JC, Josh Mammino 4PW, Michael Gubic 4FJ, Harvey Anderson 5ED, Ethan Kennedy 5ED, Alana Spiteri 6JR, Charlize Smallwood 6JR, Lana O’Brien 6JR, C.J Angus 6TN, and Jack Schneidereit 6TN.

The competition was fierce. There were hundreds of the best athletes competing from all around the Southern Region. Our 10 year old boys and 12/13 girls relay teams both came 7th in their respective heats. All of our individual event competitors also gave their best.

We are thrilled to have two students that will progress to the State Athletics carnival held next Monday at Albert Park. Jack Schneidereit came first in the 12/13 boys 100m AND 200m sprint events. What an amazing effort Jack! Harvey Anderson came 2nd in the 10 year old boys 800m race and has also qualified to State next week. Sensational effort boys and we hope that you run your best times next week.

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Casey North Division Athletics Carnival

Congratulations to the 24 students that represented Oatlands last Wednesday at the Casey North Division Athletics Carnival. The conditions were less than perfect to say the least but thankfully all of the scheduled events took place. We had outstanding success with two relay teams progressing through to the next level (Southern Metropolitan Region) and a further four students qualifying for individual events. We wish them the best of luck for the competition tomorrow at Casey Fields.

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Oatlympics Day

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi!! Is there a better way to commemorate and celebrate The Rio Olympic Games than hosting our very own ‘Oatlympics’ event? The sun was shining upon us, there was a sea of colour from students representing various countries colours from all around the world. We started with an opening ceremony and then students moved onto a series of carnival based activities such as the gumboot throw, the 3 legged race, egg & spoon races and many more fun activities. A big thank you to the parent helpers, the staff for their support and enthusiasm in encouraging their students to dress up in the countries colours and to the students who participated in a positive way in all activities. Looking forward to doing it all again in 4 years time!!!

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Oatlands Athletics Carnival 2016

We were thrilled with the participation levels at our athletics carnival held on the 3rd of August at Casey Fields. We had a record number with over 400 students taking part in various athletics events throughout the day. We did experience some light rain on and off and the track and particularly the field events were very wet underfoot. But the show went on and we were determined to get through the scheduled events. The only event to be postponed was the high jump due to a dangerously slippery surface. A huge thank you to all of our parent helpers with a special mention to Kate Rowe, Jodie Kumbara, Leah Hynnes and Rosemary McClintock who spent many hours collating results on the day and to house captains Risinu and Jamieson and James Rowe who have worked tirelessly prior to this event and also came to the track at 8am to help set up the hurdles. A big thank you to Robert Jamieson for his wonderful job as the starter for all of the track events. Also a special mention to Mr. Kenny, Mr. Armao and Gina who also helped out early in the morning setting up for the day. And lastly a huge cheer for Mrs Gamble who works tirelessly every year to make this event run as smoothly as possible on the day. Her enthusiasm, energy and dedication towards her students and her passion for sport are certainly appreciated by the whole school community. Thank you!!

Here a few (very hard to choose from the thousands of amazing pictures taken by the talented Mrs Mammino! Thank you Mrs Mammino):

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Oatlands Athletics Trials 2016

Just a reminder that students need to return their permission form and $10 (to cover costs of venue and bus hire) ASAP. Our carnival will be held for all students in Grades 3-6 on Wednesday the 3rd of August, 2016 at Casey Fields Athletics Complex. If parents are available to assist on the day, please contact Geraldine Gamble ASAP. Students are encouraged to attend training sessions before school and at recess for their selected events.

We’re looking forward to a fun day out, filled with lots of sunshine.

Oatlands Oatathon

Yesterday we were lucky enough that the weather held off during both of our Oatathon events (prep-2 and 3-6). Students put so much effort into running as many laps as possible. There were lots of red faces, puffed out students and those nursing sore legs today!! Thank you to all of our sponsors for the day. We have raised thousands of dollars that we can out towards improving our facilities and resources within our terrific school. Please remember to follow up with your sponsors and return your money to your class teacher ASAP so we can tally up the final amount raised and award certificates to grades and individuals. Thank you for your support. And a huge thank you to the numerous parents and volunteers that helped with the sausage sizzle on the day. We couldn’t have run such a successful day without your support.