Our Lady of the Sacred Heart
Connecting to the local community
On Monday, November 12 the Junior Class went on a walking excursion around Elmore. They found clues and answered many of their questions about Elmore, such as: How old is the church? When was the train station built? How many children go to Elmore Primary School? How tall is the water tower? Students also enjoyed a visit to the water tower and Campaspe Run.
Last week, the grade 6 students hosted the school disco with an 80s and 90s theme. Students (and families) put a great deal of effort into some spectacular costumes. Everyone looked amazing and had a blast grooving to the classic dance tunes. A big thank you to the grade 6 students for organising this fun event.
Determination, motivation and enthusiasm describe the way the students approached their first sessions of gym. Students climbed on the bars, completed tuck jumps and star jumps on the long trampoline and balanced on the beams. They proved their ability to climb (rural kids) and were allowed to work their way to the top of the rope.
Proudly brought to us by the Victorian Government as part of the ANZAC Centenary, the primary school roadshow Messenger Dogs – Tales of WWI took students on a journey through our 100-year-old history. OLSH students were joined by the Elmore Primary School and Elmore Preschool to meet the fourth division ‘messenger dogs’ Nell, Trick and Bullet and see WWI through their eyes. Their tales featured courage, determination, endurance and mateship on the front line working alongside the Australian Imperial Force. Responsible for carrying messages from the front line back to headquarters their stories sometimes go unrecognised – but to those who served more than 100 years ago, and even those who serve today, dogs play an important role and not just as loyal companions.
Visit to Sacred Heart Cathedral
Students and staff from OLSH were treated to a special tour of the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Bendigo last week, led by Father Caldow. As a part of the term 4 religious education units, Father Caldow graciously led everyone through the third largest Cathedral in Australia. Students and staff sat upstairs where the choir usually sit and were privy to some spectacular views from up high. Father Caldow explained the significance of each chapel, he turned off alarms so the kids could explore the altar and take a close look of the Bishop’s special chair and they even cracked open the safe to see some of the most magnificent chalices.