35A Macpherson Street
O'Connor ACT 2602
Telephone: (02) 6205 6340
Fax: (02) 6205 7084
8th Dec 2015 5:00pm
P&C Family Picnic
9th Dec 2015 2:00pm
Year 2 Graduation
16th Dec 2015 10:00am
Whole School excursion MPowerdome
18th Dec 2015
Term 4 Ends
25th Dec 2015
The O'Connor Cooperative School has a long history of providing innovative, high quality early childhood education. We believe that all children are unique beings, bringing with them a wealth of knowledge and beliefs about the world and their place in it. We believe that children are capable, confident and creative learners with unlimited potential.
Posted on 06 Nov 2015AirKidets tour
Yesterday the preschool and kindergarten groups visited Canberra Airport.
The children went on a tour of the terminal. Our guide Gilbert, showed the group the baggage claim area, some safety features of the building and the Qantas and Virgin areas.
The children found out about the role of police dogs when they met 'Harlow' and her handlers. Preschool asked several questions to find out more about Harlow's role. Many children accepted the opportunity to pat Harlow.
The group went through security screening and later using their passes, boarded the bus at gate 5. We were all amazed to be able to travel along the tarmac on our way to the fire station beside the airfield. The firemen surprised us by squirting a powerful jet of water all over the bus!
It was a busy day at the airport and we had to wait for a few planes to land and take off in order to safely return to the terminal.
Our thanks to the parents and grandparents who volunteered to be part of this experience.
Posted on 30 Oct 2015A celebration of music making!
Yesterday the Music Engagement Program hosted the 2015 Big Gig. Children in kindergarten, year 1 and 2 attended the event at the Llewellyn Hall, ANU School of Music.
The event was attended by a range of community members from across the ACT. This diverse group highlighted one of the key philosophies of the MEP: that music making is for everyone.
Children from the O'Connor Cooperative School were invited on stage to help lead 'Down where the watermelon grow'. Boys from our school joined other males on stage to lead the audience in singing 'Wonderful World'. Luka (yr 2) entertained everyone with his special appearance as the 'short fat Texan'.
We thank the MEP for inviting us to take part in this engaging event. It was an authentic way for our children to implement the musical learning that takes place at the O'Connor Cooperative School on a weekly basis.
Posted on 17 Sep 2015Learning Journey 2015
The children enjoyed sharing their learning with their families through our Learning Journey this morning.
All classes showcased a range of learning which has taken place this term. This included maths games, visual art pieces, history and geography work, samples of reading and writing, investigations projects and aspects of the physical education program.
Thank you to our parents, siblings, families and carers for attending.
Posted on 17 Sep 2015
Minister for Education and Training Joy Burch has announced that ACT public preschools will continue to offer 15 hours per week of free preschool in 2016.
O'Connor Cooperative School preschool sessions for those enrolled in 2016 will be
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9.00am - 1.00pm
and Thursday 9.00am - 12 midday.
Posted on 10 Sep 2015
Monday 28 September 12:30-1.30pm
Come one, come all! Bring your family, bring your friends! Come and join in with the singing at the FREE Family and Community Day Outreach Concert at Stage 88 in Floriade, Commonwealth Park.
Once again, the ANU School of Music, via the Music Engagement Program invites you to a participatory concert, where the whole family and community will join together in song. Hosts and song leaders will include community members of all sorts, and, of course, the children!
Jump on stage and help lead a song, or simply join in from your blanket while you eat lunch.
Word-sheets will be available on the day, with repertoire including perennial favourites the whole family will enjoy.
So, bring a picnic blanket, bring your singing voices and join in the fun!
For more information phone 6125 8978