Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE #10 Apr 20th

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Riley St, Oakleigh South, VIC 3167   T: 03 9570 1016   F: 03 9579 0363

E: oakleigh.south.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au   W: oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au

IMPORTANT DATES

Tuesday 25th April – Anzac Day Holiday – No School

Wednesday 26th April – Crazy Hair Day
Jewish RE commences
School Council

Friday 28th April – School Tour 9.30am

Saturday 6th May – OSPS School Fete 10 – 4pm

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT

 

Welcome back everyone to Term 2.

It’s always a busy and long term with productions getting underway, NAPLAN for years 3 and 5, lots of sporting programs, report writing and of course, the amazing OSPS Autumn Family Fete which is on Saturday May 6th

Over the holidays, the Friendship Square area outside the Year 1 building was completed. This is a quiet area for children to go to chat to their friends, and rest in the shade. Alternatively, if children are having difficulty finding a friend to play with they can also go there so other children can ask them to join in their games. With our Year 5 Playground Buddies in the yard too, I am sure all children will have a happy and fulfilling playtime in the yard.

 

Mr Ron Cantlon
Principal

TERM DATES

Term 1:
30 January (school teachers start)
31 January (school students start) to 31 March

Term 2:
18 April (Tuesday) to 30 June

Term 3:
17 July to 22 September

Term 4:
9 October to 21 December (2.30pm school students finish)
22 December (school teachers finish)

Last day of each term is a 2.30pm finish

SCHOOL MATTERS

Safe active travel to and from school.

At OSPS we encourage staff, students and their families to use active travel to and from school. We can by participating in the ‘WalkSpot project’, by sharing locations where we feel unsafe while walking. This will help Local and State Government to improve pedestrian safety.

To participate please go to http://walkspot.crowdspot.com.au

On the map you will find an ‘unsafe walkspot’ already submitted at ‘Centre Rd near Windsor Avenue’. You can be involved by:

– commenting on this spot,
– voting for/supporting the spot,
– sharing it on Facebook,
– adding other spots anywhere on the map.

A number of people have expressed concern about the Centre Road lights and lack of a supervisor. If you have had any concerns please log your concerns with WalkSpot. Thank you for helping to make our journey to OSPS safer.

Commonwealth Bank School Banking

Banking will resume next week on Monday 24th April.

Reminder single deposits only.

Thanks!

Katrina, Julie and Michelle School Banking Volunteer Parents

No Smoking

Parents or caregivers please do not smoke on the school grounds, it is a department regulation that school grounds are completely smoke free.

This includes the car park.

Please notify any caregivers who drop off or pick up your child.

Thank you.

A ‘CAN’ request from the Year 3 Village

Earn house points for your house. Please start saving and sending along:

Aluminium cans up to 800 gm –pull top type so as no sharp edges.

Please remove the paper for us. All sizes wanted but we are keen to get lots of the baby corn size.

We are also still collecting Plastic lids and newspapers.

Please bring them to the Village or hand to any of the Year 3 teachers.

Thank you from

The Village People

Village Mall at the Fete

The Year 3 Village Mall is a fete highlight. As last year, we are hoping for donations from the whole school. Are you able to help?

Produce Stall : We need your LEMONS. Earn house points for your house – 50 points a lemon!
Next term we will be collecting: lemons, limes, feijoas or any other excess produce you may have or can get for us.
WE are desperate for CANS – from the small 70 gm to the 825gm size. 50 points a can. Only the ring pull type so as no sharp edges. Do you have any pottery pots or fancy planters you no longer need?
Perhaps you have some succulents or other saleable plants you could donate.
Do you have anything suitable to sell on our Mothers’ Day Plants & Gifts stall?

Please send all donations to THE VILLAGE

Thank you from the Year 3 Village People

Car Parking

With over 1100 staff and students in our school community the start and end of our school days are very busy times, with cars, bicycles and pedestrians sharing our space. In order to ensure student safety and respect for our neighbours we ask that you refrain from the following actions at drop off and pick up times.

Entering the staff carpark via the driveway:
These carparks are strictly for staff use only. It is extremely dangerous to have students walking through the car park spaces. The safest option for collecting your child is to use the oval carpark or to park on the street and following the parking signage.

Parking in No Stopping Zones:
Means no stopping at all.
Stopping to let someone out of or into a car regardless of whether you leave the engine running or stay in the vehicle is not allowed.
These zones ensure our students and crossing supervisor has clear vision of oncoming traffic when crossing the road.
It is also illegal to double park.

Doing U-Turns in front of the school:
This is illegal and highly dangerous to our students who are walking and riding bicycles.

Crossing with the Crossing Supervisor:
Please ensure you ALWAYS cross at the crossing with our Crossing Supervisor, even if you are not with your child. The extra few steps to do this teaches our children to follow the road rules and is for everyone’s safety.

Oval Carpark:
Please follow the arrows, use the correct exits and park considerately. This is your child’s community, so be patient and respectful.

Parking over neighbours driveways:
We have built strong community relationships with our neighbours and need to respect their rights to access their driveways at all times.

If you have concerns with parking in our local streets, please contact Monash Council.

 

School Payments

This year we will continue to use QKR (pronounced Quicker) as our preferred payment method.

It is a FREE app which enables parents to use their smartphone, tablet or computer to make payments for school fees, excursions and DVDs without having to give their children cash or fill in credit card details.

Qkr! is a Mastercard initiative, however it allows payment from most financial institutions and major credit cards with Safe and Secure MasterCard Technology and has been developed for use in schools, in partnership with the Department of Education.

We ask that you use QKR when making payments for all your school accounts – this includes the Essential Learning Fees, Excursions, Incursions and any other charges to come up through the year.

Charges are child specific, so please make sure you select the correct child and year level when making payments. To select the correct student, tap the name at the top of the screen, and select the correct child from the pop up box.

Library Fund Donations cannot be made via Qkr, but they can be made at the Office or via Bpay.

Please contact Karen Hall if you use the Bpay option. hall.karen.a@edumail.vic.gov.au

If you have any questions regarding QKR, please contact the office for assistance.

 

 

Early Bird Wrist Band Ride Tickets

Rides: Cyclone, Super Slide, Trackless Train, Ball Crawl, Cup & Saucer, Chair-o-Plane, Seaworld Castle, Pirate Ship, Star Scream, Dodgem Cars

Order your tickets from www.trybooking.com Click ‘buy tickets’, search OSPS OR Click on this link https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=263881

This entitles the wearer to unlimited rides between 10am and 3pm. Wristbands ARE NOT available on the day. Ride tickets are available for purchase on the day at a higher price There is something for everyone so, don’t let your children be disappointed on the day.

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