A Fabulous Open Day

A Fabulous Open Day
Winners of the Laptop prize in the ‘Unlock Their Potential’ Open Day competition. Emma and Jack Dowling.

Oxley’s School Open Day 2011 was another outstanding expression of the strength of the Oxley community. After a bleak night of torrential rain and very cold temperatures, we were blessed with a bright day and our Open Day Student Ambassadors did a fabulous job assisting hundreds of visitors.

Colourful Pre-school and Junior School classrooms were overflowing as appreciative family members enjoyed wonderful displays of work and special presentations from enthusiastic students.

Senior School students worked with their teachers to set up very impressive displays and activities in every subject area. Year 7 classes greeted visitors to their demonstration Science, History, Art and German lessons. Art and Design studios exhibited a great diversity of excellent work.

Bands, choirs and other music ensembles provided outstanding entertainment throughout the day. The Stadium, Resource Centre and the Enviro Barn were also open for inspection.

Year 12 students cooked hundreds of sausages, pancakes and fairy floss. Year 10 students and parents served morning and afternoon tea in the Staff Common room. We are so blessed to be in an incredibly supportive school community in which teachers, support staff and parents work together towards our vision to provide a rich and relevant Christian education for our students. We praise God for His great blessing on a wonderful day.

If you are looking at Oxley as a potential school for your son or daughter and missed attending our Open Day, please look at attending one of our upcoming School At Work mornings.

Competition Winners

The Open Day competition was again a highlight of the day with 140 families scouring the campus for the elusive numbers to the combination lock.  Participants were required to decode their number in each room from a Morse Code message and place that number on their entry form.  Once they had collected all six numbers they could enter to go in to the draw to win either a Laptop Computer or a $750 gift voucher from Word Bookstores.

Laptop Computer Emma and Jack Dowling - Winners of Latop Computer in the 'Unlock Their Potential' competition

Emma and Jack Dowling correctly unlocked the two combination locks to receive the Laptop prize. Jack is in Miss Gibson’s Year 5 class and Emma is in Mrs Thompson’s Year 2 class. Both children were extremely excited to have won.  Jack and Emma were called to Mrs Broadley’s office where they entered the combination they had collected.  Sure enough the locks popped open!  Jack and Emma are new to the school, commencing in March.  What a welcome!

Kalani Pitman - Winner of the $750 Word Voucher in the 'Unlock Their Potential' competition $750 Word Gift Voucher

The prize of $750 at Word Bookstores went to a visiting family. The Pitman family attended Open Day to investigate the possiblity of sending their children to Oxley in the future.

Congratulations to the winners and to all who took part. Your energy and polite manner as you explored the school campus was fantastic, maybe you will be next year’s prize winner?