Officer Secondary College Performing Arts Program

    Please find below some information about a Performing Arts Program that Officer Secondary College will be offering for 2019. If you have applied to attend Officer Secondary College next year, and are interested in this program, please submit the below application form to them by Friday 27th July 2018.

Dear Year 6 parents and guardians,

Due to significant interest in the Performing Arts program offered at the school, Officer Secondary College is proud to announce the creation of a select entry Year 7 Performing Arts Class (PAC) for 2019. Entry into this class will be by application only, and seeks to develop student skills in Dance, Drama and Music above and beyond mainstream students.

Eligibility will be based on having demonstrated a commitment to learning Dance, Drama or Music in the past. The educational opportunities of students that join this program will not be constrained because of this choice, but will enable students to work with 24 like-minded peers on their regular subjects, and take advantage of additional Performing Arts opportunities.

We are currently seeking eligible Grade 6 students that have applied to Officer Secondary College in 2019 to submit the attached application to the school by 27th July 2018. Students that have been granted entry into the High Achievers Program do not need to apply as Performing Arts opportunities are already a part of their program.

More information can be found in the attached application.

Applications will close on Friday 27th July.

Please click here – Officer Secondary College PAC application

Grade 6 Swimming – Important Please Read

Parents of grade 6 students please note that there has been a change of days for swimming next week due to unforeseen circumstances. Students will now attend swimming at Haileybury College from Tuesday to Friday, 24th to the 27th of July. If this will impact your child’s attendance, please see Miss Backman.

Just a reminder that swimming notes are due tomorrow (Wednesday 18th July). This program is compulsory for all grade 6 students, so everyone should be attending. If you do not wish for your child to attend, you must put this in writing to Miss Backman by the due date.

If there are any parents who have a Working with Children’s Card and can help on any day of the swimming program, please also let Miss Backman know as soon as possible.

Notices Due

Hi everyone, hope you’ve had a nice break. Just a reminder that the following notices are due back this Wednesday the 18th of July:

– Division Winter Sports
– Grade 6 Swimming
– Grade 3/4 Hooptime Helpers

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow!

Football Champions!

On Friday we had our grade 6 girls football team head to Beaconhills College to play in a District Round Robin. After winning all 4 games, the girls then progressed to the Division Final against Cairo and came out on top after a hard fought game. The girls displayed terrific effort and endeavour all day and showed tremendous improvement from the start of the day. Thanks to all the parents who came along to support.

Free Dress Day Tomorrow

Just a reminder that the SRC has organised a free dress day tomorrow to raise money for Amaze (Autism Spectrum Disorder). Please wear free dress (covered toes on shoes and no singlets) and bring along a gold coin donation for this great cause.

Grade 5/6 Lightning Prem

Today our Grade 5/6 students fought the elements in todays Lightning Prem Sports Day. Students competed in wet and cold conditions in Football, T-Ball, Soccer and Netball (not so wet).
The day was filled with many highlights and memories and was played and coached in good spirit by all involved.
Well done to the Boys Football, Girls and Boys T-Ball and the Girls Netball for winning in their district and advancing to the next round. Bad luck to the Mixed Netball team who missed out on advancing to the next round by just one goal! Also well done to the Girls and Boys Soccer team on their efforts and achievements.

A special thanks to all the parents and aides that attended and helped coaching on the day, and also to the teachers for running tryouts and training sessions for the kids to ensure that we had the strongest teams possible, which has definitely been evident in the great success we had.


Your homework task this week is to write a 3-4 minute speech. The speech will be on the topic-

‘You are a Travel Guide. Your job is to explore your local area – as if you’ve never seen it before! Document what you find. Tell us all about your discoveries and why we should visit.’
(Hint: think about all the exciting things to do in the area you live in)
Your speech must include the following:

Beginning- begins in an interesting way
Central Theme evident and logical sequence developed

Research – supports opinions with facts and/or examples
Language – Appropriate use of language – clear, correct sentences, words well chosen, informative
Ending- strong, summary of main points, as close to time as possible.

This speech will be used for the Public Speaking Competition for those that want to participate. Not all students have to present their speeches, however all students MUST write a speech.