Getting the Balance Right

Some weeks are busier than others …

Last week at MOPS there was certainly no shortage of learning opportunities to inspire and extend students. A quick check of the timetable revealed the following activities occurred at some time during the week.

A book fair was held in the library.

Aunty Shas, a local Aboriginal elder, worked with classes across the school sharing culture and stories.

One of our teachers, also a children’s book author, worked with classes on storytelling, as part of a whole school writing focus.

It's All About the People

We use a lot of technology at Mount Ousley. But that doesn’t mean for a single moment that we’re a technology focused school. We are not.

In fact, we have two simple focuses that underpin everything we do: people and learning. Everything else is of secondary importance.

Our school is a people place. It’s a place that we want everyone to feel genuinely connected to. It’s a place where every child is nurtured to feel they belong; to know that this school is a place for them. We are a school where relationships and wellbeing matter more than anything else.

External Validation & What It Says About Us

Our school was externally validated last week. An independent team from the Department of Education’s High Performance Unit required evidence (volumes and volumes of it in fact) to show that what we are doing in the areas of learning, teaching and leading at Mt Ousley, is measurably impacting on student learning in the most positive ways.

This One's For the Staff

A school is so much more than a physical site with classrooms, play areas and a lot of Apple devices. A school is actually the people who are in it; the students, parents and staff.

The success of a school should never be determined by test scores alone. A more lasting and accurate measure of success is the relationships that are nurtured, because without these, a school is really no different to any factory churning out identical products in the most efficient, controlled way.

Canberra Camp

Hi everyone,

Our four-day camp in Canberra is just around the corner! I know that both myself and the rest of Stage 3 couldn't be more excited. A number of notes have been going home with your children detailing what to bring, what to expect and general medical information - if for any reason you need another copy of these notes, feel free to contact me at school. The main information to remember is:


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