Around the schools: St Joseph's student Charlie Kilby loses her locks for charity

St Joseph's

ST Joseph's School held its spring fete last week.

Staff and students would like to say a very big thank you to the many people involved in making our Spring Fete such a successful event.

A special thanks goes to Sandie Thompson and Vanessa Lyon who coordinated the fete - your efforts and time is very much appreciated. The school thanks the many wonderful parent helpers, generous and talented stallholders.

The master of ceremonies was Harry Karadimas who thanked local businesses for their kind and generous donations and support. There was a cake stall, face painting, lucky dips, lolly guessing competion, chocolate wheel and show bags. Students entered a decorated cupcake competition.

Another highlight of the day was when Charlie Kilby cut off her gorgeous hair to donate to charity.

As one parent said: "All the hard work is worth it when you see the joy on the faces of our children."

Last week students had an amazing and fun day St Joseph's School's Colour Run. It was truly wonderful to see students, staff and families come together.

It was also wonderful to see the happiness and excitement on the face of our children.

Oberon High

CRAIG Luccarda, principal of Oberon High School, recently gave a tour of the school to the Class of 1999 as part of their 20 year reunion festivities.

The twenty or so ex-students were particularly interested in specialist rooms and the 'old' year 12 room.

The group, including Mr Luccarda who was a teacher at Oberon High School during this group's time here, then moved to the RSL Club for celebratory dinner and cake cutting.

The celebrations also included opening the elusive time capsule that the group buried at the end of their graduating year.

The time capsule recovery had presented some challenges of its own; uncertainty of its location, two separate digs to recover it and (due to some damage at an unknown time) and many contents either missing or destroyed.

The time capsule did reveal a guitar pick and the remnants of a lose-leaf foolscap page where students had written messages to their future selves. One of the class of 1999, Mrs Kimberley Hill, is now a teacher at Oberon High School and was instrumental in the recovery of the time capsule.

Current students at Oberon High were on hand to do some digging and many thanks to Mr Cross who resurrected the garden after the digs.

Meanwhile, the last Higher School Certificate [HSC] exams, including physics and textiles/design were completed on Monday. Results for the 2019 HSC will be released to students on Tuesday, December 17.