2018 PREP & PRE-PREP ENROLMENTS
I would like to invite any prospective families to attend the Little Lady’s Pre - Prep program commencing on Friday 13th October (Term Four, Week Two). The aim of the Little Lady’s program is to provide an insight into the routines which make up the daily ‘Active & Inquiry Based’ learning process (which is research based and proven) at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School, Springsure.
The program has been designed for students entering Prep in 2018 (child born 1st July, 2012 – 30th June 2013) taking place every second Friday from 13th October, commencing at 8:40am and to conclude by 11:30am:
Friday 13th October; Friday 27th October; Friday 10th November; Friday 24th November
Children will spend the morning with Miss Kennings and the 2018 Prep Cohort and will participate in ‘Active & Inquiry Based’ Religion, English, Mathematics, Science & Technology learning activities that are part of the daily program in Prep.
Children will also engage in ‘Munch and Crunch’ (healthy morning tea snack time which will be provided) and will be invited to stay for the main lunch break from 10:45am – 11:30am. Should children remain for the lunch and play time at 10:45am, please ensure that lunch is packed. Parents are then invited
CREATIVITY AT OUR LADY OF THE SACRED HEART SCHOOL
Most researchers believe that creativity is important for achieving success and is an attribute that all students need to develop. Creativity is the currency of the 21st Century, with creative individuals and nations poised to prosper. Just as a technical proficiency can be taught, so can the creative process.
Researchers have determined that students who received more exposure to arts education performed better on standardised tests, improved their social skills and were more motivated than those who had reduced or no access. Based on these findings, ‘The Art’s has, and, continues to become an integral component of the curriculum program at OLSH. This has been evident by two events during the last week: the Emerald Eisteddfod and the OLSH Art Show.
Two weeks ago all classes presented Verse Speaking pieces at the Emerald Eisteddfod. There is so much power in public speaking, it promotes: confidence, efficacy, self- esteem, social skills, not to mention it is an essential life skill. This was the second consecutive year OLSH has performed at the Emerald Eisteddfod. The teachers and students worked tirelessly and enthusiastically throughout the term to produce really fantastic class pieces, and for that that I am extremely proud and appreciative. The Prep – Year 4 group did an amazing job with their ‘Late for School’ and ‘Supple Teacher’ pieces, while the 5/6 group were placed third with ‘Monster in the Garden’ and ‘Dad in the Doctor’s Surgery’. There is no doubt, the children (and teachers) have taken a risk, challenged themselves and had fun along the way!!
And to back that up, last Friday, visual and creative art pieces were on display at the OLSH Art Show. Art certainly plays a pivotal role in education. Creative Arts: cut across racial, cultural, social, educational, and economic barriers and enhance cultural appreciation and awareness; integrate mind, body and spirit; provide opportunities for self-expression, bringing the inner world into the outer world of concrete reality; and provides a medium in which every student can learn.
Certainly all of these advantages (and then some) were on display at the OLSH Art Show. I was been blown away by the quality of art produced. This was a very rare opportunity to showcase the amazing works in which children, teachers and parents are producing in a collaborative environment. Once again, I would like to thank the children and teachers for the amazing job in preparing pieces for the Art Show, and for the parents who continue to support us.