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  • Upcoming Events | O'Connor PS

    Upcoming Events, Term Planner & Bell Times Page loading time may vary Term Planner Bell Times Home Term Dates & Lesson Times Bell Times Morning | 8:30am Period 1 8:50am - 9:50am Period 2 9:50am - 10:50am Recess Break | 10:50am Period 3 11:05am - 12:05pm Lunch Break | 12:05pm Period 4 12:35pm - 1:35pm Afternoon Break | 1:35pm Period 5 1:50pm - 2:50pm Home Time | 2:50pm Term Dates Semester 1 Period 1 8:50am - 9:50am Term One Wed 31st January Thu 28th March Period 2 9:50am - 10:50am Break Fri 29th March Sun 14th April Semester 2 Term Three Tue 16th July Fri 20th September Period 5 1:50pm - 2:50pm Morning Morning | 8:30am ​ Home

  • O'Connor Primary School | Kalgoorlie-Boulder | Education

    FRIENDSHIP LIFE IS BETTER WITH FRIENDS O'Connor Primary School Enrolments Booklists Canteen Orders Absentees Parent Notes Latest News Term Two 2024 The first day for students in Term Two is Monday 15th April. The office is open from Monday 15th April between 8.00am and 4.00pm. 27 March 2024 VIEW MORE Whole School Assembly The first assembly for Term 2 will be a Whole School Assembly. It will be held at 2.00pm in the Undercover Area on Thursday 18th April. 18 April 2024 VIEW MORE ANZAC Day Assembly O'Connor Primary School will be holding their ANZAC Day Assembly on Friday 19th April at 8.50am. Parents and families are welcome to come and commemorate with us. The choir will be performing and students' artwork will be displayed. 19 April 2024 VIEW MORE Term Dates & Lesson Times Bell Times Morning | 8:30am Period 1 8:50am - 9:50am Period 2 9:50am - 10:50am Recess Break | 10:50am Period 3 11:05am - 12:05pm Lunch Break | 12:05pm Period 4 12:35pm - 1:35pm Afternoon Break | 1:35pm Period 5 1:50pm - 2:50pm Home Time | 2:50pm Term Dates Semester 1 Term One Wed 31st January Thu 28th March Break Fri 29th March Sun 14th April Term Two Mon 15th April Fri 28th June Break Sat 29th June Mon 15th July Semester 2 Term Three Tue 16th July Fri 20th September Break Sat 21st September Mon 7th October Term Four Tue 8th October Thu 12th December

  • Events & Initiatives | O'Connor Primary School | Kalgoorlie Boulder

    Top of Page Commemoration & Reconciliation Whole School Year Six School Initiatives Sporting Events Galleries Galleries Throughout the year, O'Connor Primary implements a number of events and initiatives across the whole school. These range from clubs and programs that occur every few days to annual competitions and celebrations such as sporting events and nationally organised schemes. School Events Sporting Events Cross Country Home Interschool Carnival Home Faction Carnival Home Jump Rope for Heart Home Faction Carnival - Podium Home Lightning Carnivals Home Fever Cup Home Swimming Carnival Home Football Academy Home Sporting Events Commemoration & Reconciliation Events ANZAC Day Home Harmony Day Home NAIDOC Week Home Remembrance Day Home Commemoration & Reconciliation Whole School Events Book Week Home Excursions Home Colour Fun Run Home Glowtastic Disco Home Discos Home Water Fun Day Home End of Year Concert | K Home End of Year Concert | P-6 Home Whole School Year Six Events Year Six Graduation Home Year Six Camp Home Year Six School Initiatives School Initiatives 100 Days of School Choir Incursions NAPLAN Quiz Peer Support Talented & Gifted Active Club Family Picnic Day Learning Journey Numero Competition Play Parties Breakfast Club Father's Day Breakfast Morning Fitness PEAC Senior Clubs Home

  • Cultural Studies | O'Connor Primary School | Kalgoorlie Boulder

    Cultural Studies Cultural Standards Framework At O’Connor Primary School our staff have reviewed and reflected on the Cultural Standards Framework released by the Department of Education. Lessons have been created by teachers across the school and it is expected that one lesson per week addresses these cultural standards. We are very fortunate to have two Aboriginal and Islander Education Officers on our staff who are available to share their knowledge and skills to assist staff, students and families. The O'Connor Primary School Reconciliation Action Plan RAP With the ongoing help of staff, parents, community members and students, O'Connor Primary School has created a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Our RAP consists of strategies that promote reconciliation in our own school context. BACK

  • PBS | O'Connor Primary School | Kalgoorlie Boulder

    Positive Behaviour Support Key Principles O’Connor Primary School has the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) expectations embedded in our culture. Our school FAIR values of Friendship, Achievement, Inclusion and Respect are clearly communicated and underpin everything we do and every conversation. Life-Long Skills PBS is an evidence based, whole school approach to behaviour management. School behaviour expectations are clearly defined and taught. Positive behaviour is rewarded and celebrated. It is a framework that will improve student academic and behavioural outcomes. BACK

  • Harmony Day

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  • Early Childhood

    Early Childhood National Quality Standard School staff use the National Quality Standard to optimise development and learning in Kindergarten to Year 2. A continuous reflection and improvement cycle is embedded to reflect on practices, identify strengths, identify areas for improvement and monitor progress. The National Quality Standard (NQS) includes seven quality areas: Educational program and practice Children’s health and safety Physical environment Staffing arrangements Relationships with children Collaborative partnerships with families and communities Governance and leadership The current focus at O'Connor Primary School is: Physical Environment The physical environment is our current focus to support children’s wellbeing, creativity and developing independence. We plan to provide a diverse range of experiences that promote children’s learning and development whilst creating spaces that keep children safe. Home

  • Support Staff | O'Connor Primary School | Kalgoorlie Boulder

    Office Staff Librarians AIEOs EAs Grounds Staff Relief Staff Support Staff Office Staff The friendly office staff greet all visitors in the school office each day. They are very good at answering questions and directing parents to the area of need. They can assist with attendance, fee payment, school calendar enquiries and general questions. Office Staff Mrs Julie Richards Mrs Jo Jefferies Mrs Helen Soper Mrs Belinda Ng Librarians Librarians Miss Sharon Brown Mrs Rhonda Farina AIEOs Aboriginal Indigenous Education Officers Two dedicated education officers are available to assist parents, children and the school in cultural understandings and activities. The AIEOs can be seen at many events around the school as well as in the classrooms. They welcome parent comments, thoughts and concerns. Please contact them at school or via email Mr Gavin Murray Mrs Kylie Perry Education Assistants EAs Around the Grounds Staff The hard working grounds staff ensure we have a clean, tidy and safe environment for staff to work in and, most importantly, children to learn in. If there is an area of need in the school please inform the Office Staff. Grounds Staff Mr Chris Williams Cleaning Staff Relief Staff Relief Teachers Mrs Courtney Scuderi Mrs Holly Hurrell Mrs Kellie Harring Mrs Lauren Hawken BACK

  • STEM | O'Connor Primary School | Kalgoorlie Boulder

    STEM STEM is an integrated approach of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics used by educators at O’Connor Primary School to teach 21st Century skills. These skills include collaboration, innovation, critical thinking, flexibility, data interpretation and creativity. In an increasingly technological and complex world, it is important to develop knowledge and skills using an integrated STEM approach to analyse and creatively respond to design and/or digital challenges. STEM also helps students to becoming active citizens, capable of creatively and ethically communicating and collaborating. BACK

  • Classes

    Classrooms Early Kindergarten EC 5 | Echidnas EC 6 | Goannas EC 6 | Kangaroos EC 7 | Joeys EC 7 | Emus Pre-Primary EC 1 EC 2 EC 3 EC 4 Year One Room 1 Room 2 Room 5 Room 6 Junior Year Two Room 10 Room 3 Room 7 Room 8 Room 9 Year Three Room 26 Room 27 Room 11 Room 28 Room 31 Middle Year Four Room 25 Room 15 Room 29 Room 30 Year Five Room 16 Room 18 Room 19 Senior Year Six Room 22 Room 23 Room 24 BACK

  • Administration Team | O'Connor Primary School | Kalgoorlie Boulder

    Our Administration Team Admin Team Principal's Message Mr Steve Delfs "Never regret a day in your life: Good days give you happiness and bad days give you experience." - Unknown O'Connor Primary School is a friendly school that values the support and participation of the school community. The staff are dedicated and enthusiastic in their endeavour to ensure the best outcomes possible for every student. This is epitomised in the school motto 'Friendship and Achievement'. This is also incorporated into our values acronym “FAIR” – Friendship, Achievement, Inclusion and Respect. Being O’Connor FAIR is a focus when talking to students about behaviour and responsibility. O’Connor PS has been operating since 1996 and we are proudly an Independent Public School. As a staff, we pride ourselves in the development of the whole child through the diversity of our programs, enthusiasm of our staff and support of our community. Our staff aim to make a difference by encouraging excellence and supporting the whole child. Our classrooms are vibrant with modern technology to make learning exciting and challenging. Working together with families we can achieve success. At school, we build on the foundation laid by parents and we encourage parents and carers to become actively involved in school life. A strong partnership between home and school is essential to maximise each child’s opportunities and growth. Welcome to our school. Principal Deputies & School Context Deputy Vision O’Connor Primary School supports an inclusive learning environment which fosters our school motto of “Friendship & Achievement”. We nurture students academically, emotionally and socially by respecting individual cultural differences and supporting all to reach their potential. Mr Damien Dickinson "Spend each day trying to be a little wiser than you were when you woke up." - Charlie Munger Beliefs ​ We believe in: Establishing a safe, caring and inclusive environment relevant to all needs. Delivering high quality teaching and learning programs through engagement, explicit and inclusive teaching strategies in line with school and School Curriculum & Standards Authority direction. Establishing high expectations of behaviour and achievement through reflection, target setting and individual/group development. Building strong links with the community through proactive promotion of the school and the inclusive practices displayed. Staff having an understanding of teaching that links curriculum, assessment and student engagement through self-reflection and appropriate support. Mrs Allison Hunter "Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be." - Rita Pierson Deputy Mrs Carmen Gallagher "Every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding." - Robert John Meehan Values ​Staff and students display the school values by modelling appropriate actions to others: ​ F riendship ... We believe all are able to develop social skills and display values that promote friendship and appropriate relationships with others. A chievement ... We believe all children are capable of achieving their personal best through encouragement and support. I nclusion ... We believe we have an obligation to be inclusive of all. R espect ... We believe all members of society should show respect to others and their surroundings. Deputy BACK

  • Teaching & Learning Leaders | O'Connor Primary School | Kalgoorlie Boulder

    TaLLs Teaching & Learning Leaders O'Connor Primary is exceptionally lucky to have a number of experienced staff. The main role of Teaching and Learning Leaders is to support teachers in the classroom and assist with the teaching and learning programs. Mr Hamish Arnold "I encourage students to have high expectations in both their standards of work and their attitudes towards learning. This is so that each individual has the opportunity to achieve success and develop into their full potential." "Heroes are made by the path they choose, not the powers they are graced with." - Tony Stark (Iron Man) Ms Belinda Morris "I aim to create a classroom which is a safe space where learning and challenges happen with excitement and wonder at the same time." . "It is vital that when educating our children's brains, that we do not neglect to educate their hearts." - Dalai Lama BACK

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