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 Extra-Curricular Opportunities

Instrumental Music
 
Instruction in a wide range of musical instruments is available on a user pay basis.  Band, and Strings Ensemble are available for students to join. These groups perform regularly for local community functions. This program is facilitated by outside contractors.
 
Speech & Communication
Classes are available one afternoon per week on a user pays basis. Interested parents should contact the school office for further information. This program is facilitated by an outside contractor.
 
Choir Program
 
All Year 3 students participate and perform in the Gumnuts Choir.  Students in Years 4 to 6 can elect to be in the much acclaimed Middle Melodies or Senior Sounds Choirs.  Our choirs perform regularly for school and community events and compete in competitive Eisteddfods.  All children are welcomed to join.
 
Homework Club
Students from Years 4 -6 are welcome to join the OLA Homework Club. The club meets once a week in the library, where they are supervised in the completion of homework tasks.  Please contact the office for further information.
 

Rock Climbing

Senior Primary students are invited to participate in rock climbing activities after school.  They learn basic knots, safety practices and have opportunities to indoor rock climb.

CBCA Regional Reader's Cup

Readers Cup is organised by the Qld Branch of the Children's Book Council of Australia. It is a state wide competition for young readers. Teams of five students together read a set of books, and then compete with other school or public library teams to answer quiz questions from the books. We select a limited number of students from senior primary to compete in this competition.

The Premier's Reading Challenge

The PRC is an annual state wide initiative for state and non-state school students up to Year 9. It is not a competition but aims to improve literacy and encourage children to engage in reading for pleasure and learning.

The challenge is held during terms 2 and 3. All students in Prep, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 are automatically entered by library staff. Students in Years 4 - 6 can nominate themselves by informing the library staff that they wish to take up the challenge.

Public Speaking & Debating

Students in senior classes participate in a comprehensive public speaking and debating program and participate in competitive debating with other schools.  OLA takes part in the prestigious Queensland Debating Union Junior Competition. 

Chess Club

A Chess Club operates weekly once a week after school with specialist instruction. Students in Years P-6 are welcome to participate at a minimal cost.  Please contact the school office for further information.

Problem Solving Club

Children in Year 4 to 6 are invited to participate in a series of problem solving activities that require creative and collaborative thinking skills.  This group meets once a week in Term 2.

Tournament of the Minds

TOM is a problem solving challenge for teams of students from both primary and secondary years. TOM aims to enhance the potential of our youth by developing diverse skills, enterprise, time management, and the discipline to work collaboratively within a competitive environment.  We select a limited number of students from Years 4 to 6 who work in teams to participate in this problem solving challenge.