O.L.G.C Forestville Shines in “Australia, My Country” Competition

O.L.G.C Forestville Shines in “Australia, My Country” Competition

We are thrilled to announce the exceptional achievements of our students in the “Australia, My Country” competition, proudly sponsored by the Forestville sub-Branch of the Returned & Services League of Australia. This esteemed competition, conducted in collaboration with school principals and teachers, aims to enhance students’ sense of pride and patriotism through writing and art. This year’s theme, “Going On An ‘Adventure’ – Australia in August 1914,” commemorates the commencement of World War I, inspiring many creative and thoughtful entries.

Outstanding Student Achievements:

  • Year 3 and 4 Poetry:
    • 2nd place: Sebastian H
    • 3rd place: Charlotte S
  • Year 3 and 4 Art – Traditional & Contemporary:
    • 1st place: Charlotte S
  • Year 5 and 6 Art – Traditional & Contemporary:
    • 2nd place: Maya M
    • 3rd place: Grace H
    • Special Commendation: Poppy M

These fabulous results are a testament to the talent and hard work of our students. We are incredibly proud to have placed in so many categories and to see the creativity and dedication of our young artists and writers recognised.

School-Wide Recognition:

In addition to these individual accolades, our school was one of the top three schools in terms of the number of entries submitted. As a result, we have been awarded $500 for our school library. This generous prize will allow us to expand our library’s collection, fostering a love of reading and learning among our students. Special thanks go to the senior teachers, Jane Bland and Patrick Byrne, who encouraged their students to participate in the competition and helped secure this award. We plan to involve Jane and Patrick in choosing the new books for the library, ensuring that the selections reflect their interests and preferences.

Awards Presentation:

The awards presentation was held on Saturday, 15 June at the Forestville RSL. It was a memorable event, honouring the hard work and creativity of all participants. Bob Lunnon, Forestville RSL club president congratulated OLGG on the high number of entries in the competition It was a fitting commemoration of respect, for those who serve.

NSW MP Matt Cross spoke poignantly reflecting on the need for young people to know our history and learn from lessons of the past.
Maximus, service dog, added to the atmosphere and enjoyed the photo opportunities! Lest we forget.

Congratulations to all our students for their outstanding efforts and contributions. Your passion and talent continue to make our school proud!