Liturgy, lunch and driving tips: A busy week for Oberon schools

LITURGY

ST Joseph's School infants students and teachers co-ordinated a beautiful Mother's Day Liturgy last Thursday. A special touch was when the students presented their mothers with the beautiful cards they had made. Well done students!

CROSS COUNTRY

CONGRATULATIONS to the students who represented St Joseph's School at the Coolah cross country. The school is very proud of your wonderful results. It is a difficult course with many competitors. Many thanks to Mrs Hayden who coordinated the day.

RYDA

THE Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA) - Road Safety Education Program was held at Mount Panorama on Wednesday, May 8. A small group of students from Oberon High School, accompanied by Miss McTrustry were both confronted and challenged by the statistics and activities during the day.

Eve Eggins said she was "shocked by some of the statistics, such as how P-plate drivers having passengers in the car quadruples their chance of having an accident".

Interactive sessions and practical demonstrations made it a valuable experience for our students. The RYDA program has been running at Mount Panorama for more than 10 years and sees students engaged in a series of workshops designed to educate them on smarter driving strategies.

The RYDA program features six interactive workshops that instruct students on the relationship between speed and stopping distance, the importance of scanning for hazards and how personality can play a part in increasing the risk of an accident. Thanks go to the Rotary club for their support.

MOTHER'S DAY

THERE were lots of smiling children at lunchtime on Monday at Oberon Public School as mothers and grandmothers were treated with a salad roll, cake and a coffee.

The children enjoyed playing in the playground with their special visitors and showing them around their beautiful classrooms.

KINDERGARTEN

When is my child ready to start school? It's a question most parents ask themselves around this time of year and a conversation piece that can lead to much debate amongst friends and family.

As you brace yourself for everyone's opinion of your pre-schooler, Scots All Saints College has compiled a checklist to help parents and carers feel more confident in knowing when your child is ready for kindergarten.

A kindergarten parent information night will be held on Thursday, May 23, at 7pm on All Saints Campus. Please call the College on 6331 3911 to register your interest.