College Events

Rotary Public Speaking

Congratulations to our O'Connor participants in the Rotary youth public speaking competition. Year 10 students Maria Alkhouri, Sophie Meehan and Izaac Quaife, and Year 11 student Nick Troon all spoke extremely well on a variety of topics, but in the end Nick was announced as the winner and will go on to represent Armidale Central Rotary Club in the next stage of the competition. A huge thank you to Kristyn Currie and the other Rotarians who adjudicated and mentored our students.


Students Awarded

Great celebrations at assembly! Artists of the month Lauren Fenton (yr 7) and Courtney Reeves (yr 9) and some Diocesan Athletics Champions Ella Russell (yr 7), Micah Scholes-Robertson (yr 11) and Sam Archer (yr 11). Well done!


Principal Award winners Katherine Hosking (yr 11),  Phoebe Biddle (yr 11), Ella Thomas (yr 11) and Chloe Gray (yr 9) . Well done everyone!


Literacy Week

This week is Literacy Week, and to celebrate we held a book launch and pizza lunch on Friday to acknowledge the creativity of over 50 students who attended the Writing 4 Sustainability workshop last term. A link will be posted soon so that you can read the students' stories. Students also made bookmarks for Literacy Week.


High School Musical

The O'Connor Musical for 2018 has been announced and it's HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL!!! Auditions will be held at the end of term 3 with rehearsals commencing in the first week of term 4. Additional audition and rehearsal information will be made available by week 7. Students who wish to register for auditions or who would like to be considered for a role in the production team should email 

Click on the link below to see the fabulous promo video :-)…






STEM teachers Mr Chapman, Mr Hawthorne and Mr Fittler are providing amazing learning opportunities for our students at O'Connor.


Jenny Roff

Creative Arts


Year 9 and Year 11 Textiles excursions to NERAM to view the amazing "Plain, Satin & Twill" exhibition which includes highlights from the Tamworth Regional Gallery National Textile Collection, followed by some tasty treats. 

The exhibition includes work from some of Australia’s most innovate and acclaimed textile artists.

Vicki Channon



Year 12 Hospitality

Year 12 Hospitality Class..last prac with these beautiful people. It's been a fun 2 years and I'm proud of your achievements and growth.

Mrs Healey



Da Vinci Decathlon

Year 10 WON the da Vinci Decathlon...AWESOME WORK!!! Thank you to Catherine Boydell, TAS and Knox Grammar for organising such a wonderful event!

Jenny Roff

Creative Arts


Legacy Week

A wonderful turn out from O'Connor students to sell badges for Legacy Week in Armidale today. 


Legacy is a charity providing services to Australian families suffering after the injury or death of a spouse or parent, during or after their defence force service. They currently care for around 65,000 widow(er)s and 1,800 children and disabled dependants throughout Australia.


O'Connor is proud to support the good works of Legacy.




On Thursday September 21st, O’Connor’s SRC is running a whole school walk-a-thon. We plan to bus everyone out to the pine forest before all walking back into school together during the day. It is a day to dress up with friends in teams for best dressed and fastest team prizes. The day will require a $5 entry fee per person paid to the front office asap. We will also be running a sausage sizzle at lunch so please support and buy some delicious BBQ goods. We will be buying some new school furniture with a portion of the funds raised but we will also be fundraising for a special cause that has become close to each student's heart. Little Olive Russell, Mr Russell’s gorgeous daughter. We are hoping each student will contribute without us having to chase you and put in the extra effort of walking along side Olive on the day. So come along, dress up and BE involved in a *fingers crossed* sunny fun filled community event.



Tonya McQuilty