2017 State Hooptime

Congratulations to our OLGC Junior All Star Boys team and Senior Future Star Oilers team for their amazing effort at State Hooptime last week. It was a terrific opportunity for our students to being playing basketball at such a high level and to be part of  the whole State experience, including the parade and photos. Well done to both of our teams. We are really proud of your results and success. The Junior All Star boys team finished 12th in the State and our Senior Future Star Oilers came 32nd.


Senior Future Star Oilers                                    Junior All Star Boys

2017 OLGC Intensive Swimming Program

OLGC held their Intensive Swimming Program at Genazzano during the week of 27th November to 1st December. it was a very hot week so the students enjoyed being in the water and staying cool. The students built on on their swimming strokes and water safety techniques. The Friday was ‘safety day’ and the students wore clothes in the water and learnt how to swim with the extra drag. They also learnt different survival and lifesaving techniques, including safety jumps, treding water, tows and reaching with an aid. The program had an excellent participation rate and the students listened and gave everything a go.









State Hooptime

OLGC has 2 teams participating in State Hooptime finals this year.

Our Junior All Star boys team is competing on Monday 27th November at Dandenong Basketball Stadium and our Senior Future Star Oilers team will play on Friday 1st December, also at Dandenong. It is very exciting to have 2 teams make State this year and we are very proud of their achievements. We know they will represent OLGC to the best of their ability and show great sportsmanship.

Congratulations and best of luck.


2017 OLGC Intensive Swimming Program

OLGC will run their Intensive Swimming Program at Genazzano Swimming Pool from Monday 27th November to Friday 1st December. Each session will be 45 mins long over 5 consecutive days.


9.15  – 10.00 am  1/2H & ½ 2BC
10.00 – 10.45 am  1/2T & ½ 2BC
11.00 – 11.45 am   PP  & PB
11.45 – 12.30 pm   3D & 3R
1.00 –  1.45 pm     12 x 4M & 4C
1.45  –  2.30 pm    Year 5 &12 x 4M
2.30  – 3.15 pm    Year 6

Program is based on Royal Lifesaving Victoria and the Victorian Curriculum
4 days of stroke technique + 1 day of survival skills: Prep – Year 4
Focus on lifesaving & survival techniques: Year 5 & 6

  • All students must wear a bathing cap & goggles and bring a towel
  •  No food or drink allowed at the pool, except a water bottle
  • Students may wear their sports uniform all week
  • Prep to Year 2 should come to school with their bathers on, under their sports uniform.  


In term 4 at OLGC, our Prep to Year 2s are participating in a gymnastics unit focusing on balance, locomotion and rotation.  The students are able to hold balances for 3 to 5 secs on single or multiple body parts, create letters with their bodies as well as in pairs and groups of 3,  and perform partner and group balances. The Year 1s and 2s are also attempting handstands and headstands. Each student is encouraged to be creative and imaginative. The students are also learning to execute log rolls, egg rolls, forward rolls, backward shoulder rolls and cartwheels. The Year 2s and more advanced students are joining their rolls together to make mini sequences. They are also practising moving and balancing on the low foam balance beam and making shapes in the air off the mini trampoline before landing in motorbike on the crash mat.

Our Year 5 and 6 students are also participating in a gymnastics program with a gymnastics company who comes into our school and brings a wide range of apparatus. The students are learning to perform on vault, parallel bars, beam and floor.

Grade 1s and 2s performing rolls and cartwheels




Year 5 & 6




EMR Athletics Championships 2017

On Thursday 19th October, 9 students from OLGC competed in the Eastern Metropolitan Region Athletics Championships at Bill Sewart Athletics Track, in East Burwood. The students all ran, jumped and threw with loads of energy, achieving some excellent results in 12 events. They also supported each other, cheering loudly and showing great sportsmanship and team spirit.

Two students received 3rd medals:                                                                                                       Alana O in the 12/13 years Shot Put                                                                                                    Anna J in the 9/10 years Long Jump                                                                                                            Our 9/10 years girls circular relay team finished 2nd in their heat and came 5th overall.

Well done to our 2017 OLGC Athletics team and our 2 captains: Alex O and Isobel P.


EMR Athletics Team                                 3rd place winners: Anna & Alana


9/10 Yrs Circular relay team: Grace, Katie, Maya & Anna               EMR Athletics Team



Division Athletics

Last Wednesday the OLGC Division Athletics team competed at Bill Stewart Athletics Track in East Burwood. 31 students competed in 43 events and showed outstanding sportsmanship and skill. Many students competed in 2 or 3 events and everyone tried their hardest, receiving many great results. The following 9 students finished 1st or 2nd in their  events and progress to the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Athletics on Thursday 19th of October. Congratulations to all of our competitors and good luck to our Regional team.

Anna J: Long Jump – 2nd, Circular Relay – 2nd

Katie H : 1500m – 1st. 200m – 1st, Circular Relay – 2nd

Maya C: 100m – 1st, Hurdles – 2nd, Circular Relay   – 2nd

Grace J: Circular Relay   – 2nd

Alana O: Shot Put – 2nd

Alana W: Hurdles – 2nd

Mary M: 100m – 2nd, 200m – 2nd

Izzy P: Hurdles – 2nd

April H – Long Jump – 2nd




Term 4 Overview


 Level Foundation

  • Development of basic movement skills and sequences in gymnastics
  • Development of Fundamental Motor skills – skipping with a rope, throwing, catching, bouncing and 2 handed strike
  • Cooperative play
  • Participation in games with and without equipment
  • Understanding of boundaries and following simple rules and directions

Levels 1 & 2

  • Performance of basic movement skills and sequences in gymnastics
  • Development of Fundamental Motor Skills – skipping with a rope, throwing, catching and 2 handed striking
  • Cooperative play in partner and small group activities
  • Knowledge of simple rules of games
  • Demonstrating fair play when participating in games

Levels 3 & 4

  • Practising and refining striking skills
  • Performing movement sequences in striking and fielding games
  • Continued application of basic game strategies and tactics in Striking and Fielding games (rounders, t-ball & cricket)
  • Demonstrating team work and fair play and adopting inclusive practices in games
  • Applying basic rules and scoring systems when participating in games

Levels 5 & 6

  • Development and application of more specialised striking motor skills
  • Application of striking and fielding skills in striking and fielding games and modified activities
  • Application of game strategies in Striking and Fielding games (eg. Cricket and softball)
  • Demonstrating skills to work collaboratively and play fairly
  • Participating positively in teams and negotiating roles and responsibilities

Junior Hooptime

On the 14th of September the Year 3/4s went to Hooptime at Dandenong. OLGC had 10 teams playing. For some students this was their first basketball competition and for others it was a chance to play with class mates in a friendly competition. The All Stars boys won all their matches except for one, and made it through to the semi final which they won. They unfortunately lost the Grand final by 3 points to St Augustine. However, they made Regionals on a wild card. The All Star girls won all their matches and made it safely to the Grand-final which they won 16 – 4. They also progress to Regionals next term. The Future Star teams also played well and most teams made it to the semifinals but sadly all lost. They had a great day and enjoyed the chance to play with students from other classes. The Rookies also had a fun day and improved their basketball skills by the end of the day, with many shooting a goal. Their biggest score was 10 to 0. Hooptime  is a chance for students to play in a fun basketball competition against other schools with referees. All of our students enjoyed this opportunity. Well done to our Year 3/4s and good luck to our All Star teams at Regionals.




Miss Cashin with her Future Star Oilers                   All Star Girls – Winners!

2017 District Athletics

On 5th September, 89  students from Years 3-6 represented  O.L.G.C at the Box Hill District Athletics carnival. This event was held at the Doncaster Athletics track. All our students tried their hardest and produced some awesome results. They also cheered loudly and showed lots of sportsmanship.

31 students finished 1st or 2nd in their  event at District, so now progress onto the Whitehorse Division Athletics carnival. This included 4 of our 6 circular relay teams finishing 1st. This will be held on the first Wednesday back next term, which is the 11th of October. The event will be held at the Bill Sewart Athletics track. 

Good luck to our Division Athletics team and well done to our District team! Keep training over the school holidays.

Overall results!

1st. O.L.G.C with 201 pts

2nd. Wattle Park with 161 pts

3rd. Saint Francis Xavier with 134 pts

4th. Box Hill North with 121 pts

5th. Birralee with 92 pts

6th . Kerrimuir with 71 pts

7th. Nunawading Christian College with 42 pts