Lutheran Ormeau Rivers District School (LORDS)

LORDS is a co-educational Lutheran school for students from Kindergarten to Year 12 located in Pimpama, QLD.

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Photos from Lutheran Ormeau Rivers District School (LORDS)'s post 04/06/2024

KOKODA | ๐ŸŽ‰ Celebrating Success at the Kokoda Challenge Brisbane! ๐ŸŽ‰
We are thrilled to share the outstanding achievement of our incredible staff and students at this year's Kokoda Challenge in Brisbane! LORDS proudly fielded 17 teams, with 2 teams tackling the 48km course, 6 teams conquering the 30km route, and 9 teams participating in the 18km distance. We are beyond proud to announce that all 60 of our students crossed the finish line, showcasing a phenomenal 100% success rate! ๐Ÿ…

โœจThe determination and GRIT displayed by our students and staff were truly inspiring. The challenge was intensified by the weather conditions, particularly for our 30km and 48km teams, who braved the cold and darkness to complete their journey. Despite these hurdles, our teams pushed through with unwavering perseverance and a collective spirit that epitomises the Kokoda pillars.

โœจWe extend our heartfelt gratitude to our dedicated staff for their unwavering support and guidance throughout the event. Their presence and encouragement were crucial in helping our students achieve this remarkable feat. We couldn't have done it without their commitment.

โœจTo every student who participated, your resilience and teamwork have made us incredibly proud. You have embodied the true spirit of Kokoda, and your success is a testament to your hard work and determination.

โœจA very special thank you to Mr Brandon Bull for his outstanding leadership with Kokoda. His passion, mentoring, and commitment is so appreciated.

โœจThank you to everyone who made this event such a memorable and triumphant experience. We wish our Kokoda students and staff all the best as they get ready for the Gold Coast Kokoda event next term. ๐ŸŒŸ

Photos from Lutheran Ormeau Rivers District School (LORDS)'s post 03/06/2024

JAPANESE | Zooming to Japan! ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต
What does school lunch look like in Japan? The Year 8/9 Japanese class can tell you all about it after their Zoom session with Narakawa school! ๐Ÿ–ฅ
The LORDS students introduced themselves and explained their lunch and fast-food preferences in Japanese. The Narakawa students then showed us a serving of their daily school lunch โ€“ vegetables, spaghetti, jelly and milk! ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿฅ• The LORDS students wanted to know:
- Do you have to drink milk, or can you choose a different drink? (There is only milk.)
- Does the menu change often? (It changes every day.)
- Does everyone eat the same lunch? (Yes)
- What happens if a student has an allergy? (They have a different version of the lunch.)
It was a great opportunity to learn about every studentโ€™s favourite time of the day โ€“ lunchtime! ๐Ÿฑ


SPORT | We invite all our Prep to Year 2 students to join in the fun and embrace their favourite pirate or princess persona! ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿฆœโš“๏ธ๐Ÿฐ Throughout the afternoon, our young pirates and princesses will engage in a range of games and activities designed to promote teamwork, physical fitness, and fun. We have an action-packed schedule planned, including obstacle courses, relay races, and pirate/princess themed challenges. Parents are welcome to come and watch.


STAFF 2024 | New to LORDS in 2024.....Meet Ms Sarah Lekalake, our Year 5B Teacher. Please join us in welcoming Sarah to the LORDS Team ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Photos from Lutheran Ormeau Rivers District School (LORDS)'s post 01/06/2024

KOKODA | And they are off! 16 LORDS Teams brave the weather for the Brisbane Kokoda Challenge. Go well, have fun and keep safe. Go Team LORDS!

Photos from Lutheran Ormeau Rivers District School (LORDS)'s post 31/05/2024

NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK | It has been wonderful to see our students engaging in so many activities throughout National Reconciliation Week. Special thanks to Justine Dillon and her team for planning culturally enriching opportunities for our students and staff to learn and grow in our understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait culture, history, and story. Letโ€™s continue to step into the future with open hearts willing to listen and heal.


KOKODA | Please keep the following people in your prayers as they lead, motivate, and encourage our Kokoda Teams for the Brisbane event this weekend. We have teams in the 18km, 30km & 48km with students from Year 6 onwards.
We are so grateful for the staff and parents who commit to this event that is now a tradition within the LORDS Community. Thanks for your dedication to our young people and the hours of training that go into this special event.
โžก๏ธ Thanks to Brandon for his excellent leadership and to the following people:
โžก๏ธ Mel H, Lyndsay V, Rosie W, Carrie N, Scott S, Paula W, Vikki N, Chris P, Nick S, Belinda S, Andrew H, Sarah M, Tyla A, Michelle T, Emma L, Jenny L.
We wish you all the best. LORDS has also raised over $20,000 for the Kokoda Foundation (such a fine achievement).
Go Team LORDS! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™


PLEASE DONATE | As a part of our Project Based Learning Homelessness unit, the Year 3 students are helping Vinnies QLD with their annual Winter Appeal. We would love for you to help support us by bringing in hygiene items so that we can create hygiene packs for St Vinnie's to give to the homeless people whom they support.
Items we would appreciate are:
๐Ÿ›travel size shampoo and conditioner
๐Ÿชฅtoothbrushes (adult and kids), toothpaste (adult and kids), dental floss
๐Ÿงดsmall hand sanitiser, small hand cream
๐Ÿช’shaving cream
๐ŸŒธdeodorant (men and women's)
๐Ÿ‘ƒsmall packets of tissues
๐Ÿงผ soap
We would love the donations by Wednesday 5th June at LORDS.

Photos from Lutheran Ormeau Rivers District School (LORDS)'s post 31/05/2024

SPORT | LORDS had a record number of students participate at the South Coast Regional Cross Country event earlier this week. A massive congratulations to all of our runners on their efforts. โœจSpecial recognition must go to Max C and Athena WI who finished 9th and 10th respectively, earning a reserve spot for the State Championships.
โœจA MASSIVE congratulations goes to Harper B, who finished 3rd in his age category and will run at the State Championships later this year. Well done team ๐ŸŒŸ

Photos from Lutheran Ormeau Rivers District School (LORDS)'s post 30/05/2024

SECONDARY SCHOOL | On Thursday, a group of students in Years 10 and 11 attended the 2024 'Future Skills Summit' at BOND University on the Gold Coast. Students heard profound stories from keynote speakers who shared insight and wisdom about the rapidly changing workforce. Students learned it is likely the job they will have in the future, might not exist today, and similarly, the job they think they may like today, may not exist tomorrow ๐ŸŒ
The skills required for the future include resilience, adaptability, and the capacity to think critically in an ever-emerging space ๐Ÿง 
Students participated in hands-on workshops where they identified a problem, and applied problem-solving skills to design a potential solution. Other students worked on designing a new product or service for market entry.
LORDS continues to extend its partnership with industry to offer Senior Secondary students an opportunity to complete 'Entrepreneurship' qualifications involving regular interactive workshops fostering development of 21st-century skills.

Photos from Lords Little Wonders Kindergarten's post 30/05/2024
Photos from Lutheran Ormeau Rivers District School (LORDS)'s post 30/05/2024

FOUNDATION FAMILIES | This morning was a wonderful celebration of community as we acknowledged the Foundation students and families of LORDS who have been part of LORDS from Prep โ€“ Year 12 (a first for LORDS). It was terrific to connect, share in memories and give thanks for the staff and families who started with us in 2012! ๐Ÿซถ๐Ÿผ

Photos from Lutheran Ormeau Rivers District School (LORDS)'s post 29/05/2024

NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK | We are so excited to be working with First Nations artist, Dan Evans, on a community mural for National Reconciliation Week. Students and staff from across the school have contributed. We canโ€™t wait to share the final piece of artwork with our community very soon.

Photos from Lutheran Ormeau Rivers District School (LORDS)'s post 28/05/2024

SPORT | ๐Ÿ… JS Athletics Carnival Recap: A Day of Energy, Enthusiasm, and Excellence! ๐Ÿ…
Yesterday, our Junior School Athletics Carnival was a tremendous success, filled with positive energy and an incredible attitude from all our students. Everyone gave it their best, showing true sportsmanship and determination throughout the day.
โžก๏ธA special shoutout to our new LORDS record holders:
๐Ÿ”นAthena W.I.
๐Ÿ”นMia C.
๐Ÿ”นAva M.
๐Ÿ”นTeddy R.

Congratulations to our Overall House Champions, Albert House ๐Ÿ’›๐ŸŸจ๐Ÿ’› for their outstanding performance, and to Logan House โค๏ธโ™ฆ๏ธโค๏ธ for winning the Spirit Trophy with their unwavering enthusiasm and support from all of their house.
๐Ÿ”น Lastly, a big congratulations to all of our Age Champions! Your hard work and dedication truly shone through.
๐Ÿ”น Well done to everyone who participated and made the day memorable. Let's continue to support and cheer on our athletes who qualify for our Zone and Lutheran carnivals.

Photos from Lutheran Ormeau Rivers District School (LORDS)'s post 28/05/2024

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT | Congratulations to Jenna S ( Year 8 ) for receiving a Highly Commended Award as Young Volunteer of the Year at the 2024 Forde Volunteer Awards, for her terrific work with Kids4Kids. She is a Junior Ambassador for the Kids4Kids Foundation and helps out during holidays and after school hours. This year she helped the foundation sort, count, and distribute over 55,000 school supplies to families in need. The foundation actually won the Community Organisation of the Year Award ๐Ÿ†
It is wonderful to see our students living out LORDS values of service and empathy in our community beyond the school gates. Well done, Jenna!๐Ÿ…Bert van Manen MP

Photos from Lutheran Ormeau Rivers District School (LORDS)'s post 27/05/2024

SECONDARY SCHOOL | Our Year 10 PE Elective students are on fire with their latest learning adventures! Regular excursions to Nemesis Performance have become the highlight of their learning journey, focusing on energy systems and resistance training. ๐Ÿ‹๏ธ๐Ÿšฒ It has been incredible to see how they are embracing the challenge, pushing their limits, and stepping out of their comfort zones. The top-notch facilities at Nemesis Performance have become their playground, fostering not only physical strength but also resilience and teamwork. Kudos Year 10, it is great watching you all go from strength to strength.


FRIENDS OF LORDS | You're invited to our next FOLS meeting on Tuesday 11th June at 7:00pm. Hope you can join us as we start our event and fundraising planning ๐Ÿ–Š๐Ÿ“•โฐ

Photos from Lutheran Ormeau Rivers District School (LORDS)'s post 27/05/2024

SECONDARY SCHOOL | Students in Crime Scene Investigators have been busy in the laboratory last week exploring different blood types ๐Ÿ’‰ ๐Ÿฉธ They examined the blood to determine if coagulation was present and to work out which suspect the blood might belong to ๐Ÿ”ฌ It was great to see our young people developing the LORDS Way 'I can be critical' by considering the information provided to help solve a problem.


ARTS | Please join us for our Annual Arts Winter Soiree on Thursday 6th June ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽป๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽญ A relaxing evening of Visual and Performing Arts by the students of LORDS.

Photos from Lutheran Ormeau Rivers District School (LORDS)'s post 26/05/2024

LAUNCH YOUR CAREER | Last week, Year 11 and 12 students attended the LORDS "Launch Your Career' event. Students rotated around the room hearing from 10 different industry representatives. Students found out what 'a day in the life of' actually looks like, and asked brave questions like 'What's the pay like?'. After the event, many students commented about how insightful it was hearing career stories from people who didn't always know exactly what they wanted to do after Year 12.
Some students now have more career options to explore than they had previously considered. Real-life stories connecting students to 'possibilities' are so important as they move closer to making future career choices.

Photos from Lutheran Ormeau Rivers District School (LORDS)'s post 26/05/2024

SECONDARY SCHOOL | Let the countdown begin โ€“ only 100 days to go for our Year 12 students! We celebrated this very important milestone with a shared morning tea of lollies and delicious cakes, with Year 12 teachers dropping in to congratulate and encourage the students as they head towards the high school finish line. Ms Hoff also urged the students to reflect on the many and varied ways they have contributed to the growth of LORDS over their time here, whether for one year or twelve years.
For one special group of students, they were also visited by their very first teachers from the very first Prep class at LORDS โ€“ Mrs Carr (formerly Miss Humphrey) and Mrs Ward. It was lovely to see Mrs Carr and Mrs Ward catch up and enjoy time together with their โ€˜OGโ€™ students โ€“ although they are a little taller than when they last taught them!

โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™We wish our Year 12 cohort every blessing as they enjoy these last 100 days of school together! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™

Photos from Lutheran Ormeau Rivers District School (LORDS)'s post 26/05/2024

National Reconciliation Week (NRW - 27th May - 3rd June) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
We look forward to sharing this week with our students and families and exploring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and heritage as a proud part of a shared national identity.
Now More Than Ever ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’›โค๏ธ


UNIFORMS | The School Locker at Loganholme is now open and you can purchase in-store again.


JAPANESE HOMESTAY | Our Japanese friends from Kokushikan High School are very excited to visit LORDS again this year in Term 3! ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

๐Ÿ”น We are delighted to invite our LORDS families to consider serving as hosts, offering a cross-cultural experience and the opportunity to establish international friendships. Both financial assistance and language support will be provided ๐Ÿ 

๐Ÿ”น The students are aged between 15 and 17 years old and will attend classes at LORDS during their stay from Monday, 22nd July until Sunday, 4th August.

๐Ÿ”น For those interested in becoming a host family, please refer to the recent email or contact [email protected] for more information.

๐Ÿ”น Let's unite as a community and create lasting connections with our Japanese Sister School!

Photos from Lutheran Ormeau Rivers District School (LORDS)'s post 22/05/2024

WELLBEING WEEK | LORDS Senior School students focus on Wellbeing in Week 5 of every Term. The student leaders planned a range of activities to support Wellbeing from Pancake Breakfasts ๐Ÿฅž to Dodgeball games ๐Ÿช€ and chalk drawing ๐ŸŽจ

Photos from Lutheran Ormeau Rivers District School (LORDS)'s post 22/05/2024

JUNIOR SCHOOL | Over the past 4 months the Year 3 students have been engaging in a Project Based Learning unit about homelessness. We have been learning about different organisations and how they help people experiencing homelessness.

Last Friday night, the Year 3 students gave up their comfy beds to sleep over at school to experience what it might be like to sleep without the comforts of home. To begin the evening, we had a visit from two volunteers from St Vincent de Paul to learn more about their organisation and to participate in activities to experience what it could be like for a person who is homeless.

Here are some quotes from our Year 3 students:
๐Ÿ”นโ€œI learned that homeless people have a rough time sleeping coz it took me a long, long time to get to sleep.โ€
๐Ÿ”น"I really enjoyed eating the food coz it was so yummy".
๐Ÿ”นโ€œI enjoyed the fun activities that the ladies from St Vinnieโ€™s had for us to do, particularly the one with Lego.โ€
๐Ÿ”นโ€œI found it interesting to learn how much losing your job affects being homeless.โ€
๐Ÿ”นโ€œI found it hard sleeping coz of the snoring".

In the next week or so Year 3 will launch their project to help St Vinnieโ€™s with their annual Winter appeal. We would love your support to help us create hygiene packs for the homeless. Donations of (travel size) shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, soap, small packets of tissues, small hand sanitizer, deodorant, small hand cream, and shaving cream would be appreciated.

Photos from Lutheran Ormeau Rivers District School (LORDS)'s post 21/05/2024

YEAR 12 | Our Year 12 and Year 1 buddies spent some special time together enjoying some food and fun in the sun โ˜€๏ธ It was a great opportunity to further develop connections and build community. The Year 12s and Year 1s were equally excited to spend some quality time together. A small group of Year 12 students organised the picnic lunch as part of their legacy project.

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