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Off to a Great Start!

The 2018 school year has begun and we’re off to a flying start. The first week is behind us, classes are formed and everything’s in place for another super year!

Enrolments are once again strong, with many new families joining our school community. Welcome to everyone! As I reflect on an extremely busy week, without a doubt the most outstanding feature of our school is the happy, cohesive culture we have. Everywhere you look, it’s visible!

The Year Ahead

Happy new year to all! 

As we prepare to welcome a new group of students, our 2018 Kindergarten class, it’s interesting to pause and consider what lies ahead for them. What might the world be like when these children reach Year 12? It’ll be 2030 when this group graduates from high school and heads off to university or to a job somewhere. Surely, the world as we know it will be unrecognisable in so many ways.

It's Performance Time!

Our students have many opportunities to become involved in all different sorts of performances. And around this time of the year, it's a particularly busy time!

Several weeks ago around 30 of our students joined with students from a host of other Illawarra schools to perform in the Wollongong Choral Festival. On stage at Wollongong Town Hall, singing in front of a full house, will be a lasting memory for everyone involved. In particular, congratulations to Tien M, one of only a few students who performed a solo.

Who We Are

It’s been close on ten years now since our school community developed the Mount Ousley Dignity and Respect Charter. It’s an important document and one which we proudly display around the school. It represents who we are and what we believe. It can be viewed here.

The Charter is based on our core values, defining the kind of school we wish to be. And even though the document is almost a decade old, it’s still very much current!

The Untold Stories Behind NAPLAN Data

Another year of NAPLAN is over.

In a few months we’ll receive our results; some students will do exceedingly well, others will not. The school averages will be what they will be, compared by many to national and state averages in each aspect of literacy and numeracy.

The data will be published to MySchool, and some in society will make decisions about how good the delivery of education in our school is, based on the data made available.

But what will never be published are the human stories behind the assessments.

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