Armidale Show Report
Fifty seven students from O’Connor competed in the stock appraisal section of Armidale show. Students assessed stock horses, cattle, British breed sheep and fleece.
Our junior students performed exceptionally well with Nick Weier winning the overall stock horse junior judge. Placings also went to Allie Carson, Vanessa Simpson, Cal Loudon and Hannah Sinnott-Nicolete.
In the Cattle Judging Cooper Johnston and Bethany Johnstone were finalists, with Bethany placing 3rd.
In the sheep Judging the results were Ben Jones 1st, Ty Davis 2nd, Joel Croft 4th Cooper Johnston 5th. Megan Tisdell was 2nd in the Intermediate Sheep judging.
In Fleece Sarah Edmonds 1st and Bethany Rohde was 2nd.
Later in the afternoon Megan Tisdall qualified for the state parading final in Sydney over Easter.
Several students tried cattle parading for the first time, with Allie Carson 3rd and Vanessa Simpson 5th in the 12 yrs section.
Several students assisted with the running of the day including leading stock for judging and preparing cattle.
On Saturday "Not A Lot" Natalie was sashed Champion British Breed Exhibit, led by Zeke Johnstone.
Congratulations to all students on their excellent behaviour and results.
The College would like to take this opportunity to thank Mrs Price for all her hard work and dedication to the students of O'Connor over the extremely busy show season.
Janet Price - AG
Campus to City Canter
A fantastic turn out today from the O'Connor community for the Campus to City Canter.
St Patricks' Day
Students from La Salle baked up a treat on St Pat's Day, fundraising to go towards Caritas. There were a great selection of green delights . Thanks to all students who were involved and contributed to the stall.
Year 7 Habitat Boxes
Round 1 of the Year 7 'Home Tweet Home' Wood-tech project. The new design brief was to create a Habitat Box which could house a variety of animals, including reptiles, tree dwelling animals such as possums and of course bird species. This is the first round of designs produced by the year 7 group term 1 2017. They have used food dye as the paintwork for the project. Year 7/2 students have worked hard to create a habitat for their chosen animal. I think they should be proud of their finished products, ready to be hung in place for their new residents.
Mr Mark Fulloon.
Design & Technology
School spirit is alive and well at O'Connor Catholic College. A huge shout out to all the staff and students who decorated the float and enthusiastically participated in the Autumn festival parade! Special thanks to Mrs Channon for getting everybody organised and also to Kelly's Transport.