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Year 12 Formal
Year 12 Formal

1st December 2021

The Valedictory Dinner was on Saturday night at the Alice Springs Convention Centre. At 11am on Saturday morning, the mandate to wear face masks was removed, a great omen for a successful and enjoyable night. In true tradition, our seniors arrived in a Fire Truck; a A9X Torana ’77; a XY GT Falcon; a Viper; a GTS Manaro; a Mercedes; a Golf Buggy and don’t forget the electric scooter (an...

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Year 12 Graduation Mass
Year 12 Graduation Mass

1st December 2021

Many thanks to Fr. Prakash Menezes, who led us on this special occasion. Great to see the whole school together and, as usual, Bath St. stole the show with their fabulous voices. It was a great leaving Mass for our seniors, with the traditional sight of our Transition pupils leading our seniors off stage in procession, out of Mass. A special mention to our Year 10 pupils, who set up the Marian Cen...

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Bandanna Day
Bandanna Day

1st December 2021

Bath St was a sea of colour on Bandanna Day! Almost every student was wearing one of the many bandannas that were on sale for Canteen, an organisation that fundraises and raises awareness for young people living with cancer. Our children absolutely loved the day and enjoyed wearing them in a multitude of ways! We thank you all for supporting such an important cause!...

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Year 12 Big Day Out
Year 12 Big Day Out

1st December 2021

The Year 12's headed down to MacDonnell Ranges Holiday Park to celebrate the end of year 12 in style! Between the jumping pillow, Just Dance, swimming and loads of food they would have slept well that night! Such a fun way to end an awesome year! ...

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Year 8 Camp
Year 8 Camp

1st December 2021

Year 8s left Sunday October 17 at 3.40pm, heading off on their Batchelor Outdoor Education Camp. All of the students were in good spirits and looking forward to a week of adventure. They took part in abseiling, water sports, high ropes, rock climbing, Litchfield National Park plus much more! This event is one of many that shows the College’s commitment to a holistic education....

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First Aid Program
First Aid Program

28th October 2021

This morning the year 10 VET Health class along with students in year 11 interested in a career in Health were privileged to have four young medical students from Flinders university and Tristrum and Lexie from PHN Alice Springs come into the school to speak to the students about pathways into medical/ Allied health careers. It was an excellent hands on morning where the students learnt how to sut...

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3v3 Basketball
3v3 Basketball

6th October 2021

On Friday the 17th of September, student athletes from across the OLSH College rallied together to compete in the Interschool 3v3 Basketball competition. With so many schools in attendance, the day was broken down into 2 competitions – with our young athletes playing in the morning and the seniors in the afternoon. The students needed to stay hydrated and on their toes all day with the quick...

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Mixed Netball
Mixed Netball

6th October 2021

Throughout term 3 our student athletes have been engaging diligently in all sporting activities and opportunities presented to them. The most noteworthy of which was the inter-house mixed netball competition which saw students from across years 9 to 12 competing against their rival houses. On match days the Marion Centre was bustling with students, all of which came to partake in the next thrillin...

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Year 5/6 Book Week Activities
Year 5/6 Book Week Activities

6th October 2021

This week year 5 and 6 had an awesome time doing activities that revolved around book week and science week. These activities were making ice cream, creating biscuit faces with lollies and icing, marble racing, drawing jellyfish with oil pastels and watercolour, making garden heads, and making a space menu. These activities were fun and thank you to our teachers for organising them. - KEITH & ...

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Girls AFL
Girls AFL

6th October 2021

The girls came together with all different skill levels and knowledge of footy and by the end of it were a cohesive and well-oiled machine! The dramatic difference in skills, understanding of the game and getting in there and being physical was amazing to watch. The difference from the first game to their last was incredible to see! The girls have expressed interest in continuing to grow and worki...

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College Fete
College Fete

14th September 2021

What a great night! Such a nice atmosphere and experience. Great to see the support from the whole Alice Springs community, with so many people present. Fantastic to see so many parents at the Fete and our whole community rally around to make it a success. The kids and their families loved the rides, the haunted house, and the many food stalls available. The trash and treasure stall was a huge suc...

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College Concert
College Concert

8th September 2021

The College Concert is one of those special occasions that brings the whole College together. From Transition to Year 12, our students danced, sang, acted and played musical instruments for two glorious nights. It was so much fun! The juniors steal your hearts with their joy of life, while our seniors blow you away with their immense talent. Two magic nights. The College Concert takes so much orga...

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Interschool Cross Country
Interschool Cross Country

7th September 2021

On Friday the 20th of August, 29 students from Traeger and Sadadeen Campus put their cardiovascular endurance and will power to the test at the 2021 Interschool Cross Country Competition. With temperatures creeping back to the 30’s our students ensured to stay cool and hydrated before and after their events. The calm demeanour of the OLSH students relaxing in the shade was not to be mistaken...

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Science Week
Science Week

7th September 2021

Traeger During Science Week at Traeger, the Year 5 and 6 students were learning about Earth Science. As part of these studies, we had a visit from Australian Earth Science Education (AusEarthEd) on Tuesday 17th August. The students took part in some hands-on activities and learned about volcanoes and fossils. Thanks to AusEarthEd for an exciting incursion! - Wayne Eglington (Head of Campus)...

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Year 3 First Communion Retreat
Year 3 First Communion Retreat

1st September 2021

As part of the Year 3's preparing for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion, we celebrated with a First Holy Communion Retreat. This involved a number of different activities including: Preparing a Passover meal to share with all of Year 3, as well as various art and craft activities sharing the important message of Communion. The children spent time with Sister Anne and had a taste of the bread. ...

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Assumption Day Masses
Assumption Day Masses

1st September 2021

We were extremely lucky to have our Assumption day Mass celebrated by Bishop Charles on Monday the 16th August. Thank you to students for participating in a respectful manner, and Sue Marshall for preparing the Mass. What a great day!...

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Interschool Orienteering
Interschool Orienteering

1st September 2021

This term some of our year 9 students went outside of their comfort zones and undertook the Interschool Orienteering Challenge. Our students were lucky enough to have an induction course run by Lachlan Hallett from Top End Orienteering on the Wednesday prior to the event. Whilst for many this was their first time navigating between locations with only a map and a compass to guide them, through the...

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Mother Mary's Garden
Mother Mary's Garden

1st September 2021

Towards the end of Term 2, a project proposal regarding establishing Mother Mary’s Garden was presented to the administration. This concept started with the initiative of Year 9 and Year 10 La Valla Game Changers members, together with their mentors Ms Gaces and Ms Perez. The venue was decided on, and with the input of a few staff members, the garden started to emerge. An old statue of Mothe...

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Year 10 Camp
Year 10 Camp

1st September 2021

On the first day back of Term 3, 40 Year 10 students and six staff packed their bags and made their way north. The Top End Camp, previously done in Year 9, goes for eight days and forces students into close quarters for the entirety of the trip. Tempers usually fray and it is a great test of character and maturity to see how students negotiate these tribulations. Day One saw us to Banka Banka Stat...

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Year 7 Camp
Year 7 Camp

24th June 2021

The busses rolled out Traeger Avenue at 6.55am Tuesday, on what was quite a balmy morning. First Stop Erldunda! Hopefully the rain stayed away. Our Year 7s are currently attending their outdoor education camp and are due to return on Friday. I’m sure they will return with some wonderful stories. I hope the weather wasn’t too cold and wet. ...

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Kitchen 702 - the pop-up restaurant
Kitchen 702 - the pop-up restaurant

24th June 2021

With the Covid-19 pandemic, the Year 12 Food and Hospitality students were challenged on how to complete their assessment on “Food Establishment – Catering”. Although there are no restrictions applied in Alice Springs, the students decided to play safe by putting up a catering event called “:Shared Plates”. In this task students worked collaboratively to organise a po...

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Gamechangers
Gamechangers

23rd June 2021

One of the core aspects of Game Changers is the opportunity for students to make a change through hands on ministry projects. This term the participants in the Year 12 Hermitage Track organised 2 BBQ fundraisers to raise funds to provide assistance within the school and the local community. The YR 12 group are to be commended for their outstanding efforts during these fundraiser events at Bunnings...

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Year 10 VET Health
Year 10 VET Health

10th June 2021

Year 10 students have been practising ‘donning’ and ‘doffing’ their Personal Protective Equipment as can be seen in the photos. They are learning about the importance of PPE and hygiene, which is extremely important as the world still battles the COVID pandemic. The class have completed modules on infection control, performing safe cleaning and delivering services at a high...

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Cross Country and Founders' Day
Cross Country and Founders' Day

10th June 2021

On Friday the 4th of June OLSH hosted the Combined Cross Country Carnival as part of our 2021 Founder’s Day celebrations at the Telegraph Station. The brisk morning air was met with the readied competitors, shivering from both excitement and the cold. Once the starting siren sounded the chill was quickly combated with thunderous running – each step bringing the competitors closer to wa...

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Reconciliation Week
Reconciliation Week

2nd June 2021

National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared history’s, cultures and achievements. This week offers us a time to reflect on what has been achieved, and explore how we can continue to contribute to achieving Reconciliation in Australia. The dates for National Reconciliation Week remain the same each year, from the 27th of May to the 3rd of June, these d...

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200 Years of Catholic Education Mass
200 Years of Catholic Education Mass

2nd June 2021

On Monday 24th May, the whole College united in the Marian Centre to celebrate 200 hundred years of Catholic education in Australia. From humble beginnings, 31 students entered the now St. Patrick’s Primary in Parramatta. With 770,000 students across Australia in 2021, this Mass was celebrated at the same time in every Catholic school. Our students were respectful, participated well and Bath...

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Dark Skies Festival
Dark Skies Festival

13th May 2021

Students were enthralled by many aspects of the dark night sky, but the highlight had to be viewing “The Emu”. Year 8.2 students had the opportunity to visit the Earth Sanctuary last Tuesday evening to participate in the Dark Skies Festival. This was a celebration of light, sound, and darkness; exploring the universe in a fusion of art, science, and culture! Thank you to Mr S for organ...

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Athletics Carnival
Athletics Carnival

12th May 2021

On Friday the 30th of April, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic College successfully conducted their second Combined Sports Carnival for the year. With the event having been shifted to earlier in the term, students were able to enjoy the festivities of the 2021 Athletics Carnival in a warmer climate than in previous years. This provided new challenges as both staff and students had to be dilige...

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Year 12 Retreat, 2021
Year 12 Retreat, 2021

5th May 2021

Like previous years, our Year 12 cohort headed off to their retreat at Ross River Resort on Wednesday morning 21st April for three days of reflection, relaxation and fun. Retreats by their very definition are to be a time of ‘retreat’ from the pressures of everyday life. For our students this is a retreat from the pressures of completing their final year of school. This year Br James ...

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ANZAC Day
ANZAC Day

5th May 2021

ANZAC Day at OLSH Thank you to all who organised our students to be there. With over 100 students from each campus, OLSH’s banner and uniforms were a distinctive sight in the march. In a respectful service, the brave soldiers of significant wars were remembered. With COVID restrictions still in place, the service took place at Anzac Oval, as we were restricted this year from going up Anzac H...

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OLSH Traeger Choir
OLSH Traeger Choir

9th April 2021

Catholic Education celebrates 200 years of Education in Australia! The Traeger Choir has represented the Northern Territory in this segment contributing to an Australia-wide video collaboration. Watch the video below....

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OLSH Netball Squad
OLSH Netball Squad

8th April 2021

A huge congratulations from all of us at OLSH to the following students from Traeger Campus for making the 12YRS/Under Netball Squad: Charlotte Whittle, Jorja Torres, Tjipsy Te Maiharoa, Shae Driver & Ruth Masani. These talented girls will be representing Alice Springs at the 2021 U12 Netball Competition in Darwin on the 7th to 9th of June. Good luck girls. Train hard, play fair, but most of a...

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Easter at Bath Street
Easter at Bath Street

8th April 2021

Wow, what a wonderful celebration of the Easter Story we had during Holy Week! Transition began with a Palm Sunday song and short movie. Year 2 then followed sharing the story of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet. Year 1 dressed up and re-enacted the Last Supper. Year 3 shared the re-enactment of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane and the grand finale’ was the Year 4 students who shared...

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VET and CAREERS

18th March 2021

VET and CAREERS Week 7 saw the New VET students attend their first weekly block. Attendance at CDU was excellent and there were many positive comments from lecturers regarding our students. Some students may be attending Short courses in Working at Heights and Working in Confined Spaces next week. A letter has been sent home for parents of Year 9 students regarding their week block in Week 9 ( 29 ...

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'Sacred People Sacred Earth'
'Sacred People Sacred Earth'

18th March 2021

‘SACRED PEOPLE SCARED EARTH’ Climate change is the change in whether of a place recorded over a certain period of time. Naturally the earth warms up as a result of the planet moving closer to the sun, the eruption of a volcanoes and natural greenhouse gases. Unfortunately humans too are contributing to the change in earth’s climate. Majorly, the burning of fossil fuels, industria...

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Swimming Carnival
Swimming Carnival

4th March 2021

The swimming carnival went ‘swimmingly’ last week with many opportunities for our students to participate and excel in the pool. Thank you to coordinators and all the staff who organised the day, ran events and supervised the students. House Captains also excelled with their leadership; organising the students to enter various events on the day. Student behaviour was ‘top notch&r...

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Remembrance Day
Remembrance Day

27th November 2020

Remembrance Day in Australia is dedicated to Australians who died as a result of war, particularly from World War I onwards. Remembrance Day is annually observed on November 11, at 11am. Each campus held their own service: Bath Street – A traditional Remembrance Day Service, with poppies laid as each class filed past the flags with respect. Traeger – Held an on-line Remembrance Day L...

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NAIDOC week
NAIDOC week

27th November 2020

That was a great celebration, done so respectfully. Each campus did it their own way: Bath Street – Many thanks to Ben Swan for all his work. Ben went around every class completing NAIDOC activities; making bracelets, badges and snakes. Traeger – Many thanks to Aimee Clift, Jess Wright and Paul Tolliday for their contribution. Paul ran a Yarning Circle session with the Year 7’s;...

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