Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 2 – 9th FEB

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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

NEXT 7 EVENTS @ OSPS

21oct(oct 21)7:00 pm(oct 21)7:00 pmBogan BingoCommunity

30octalldayalldaySSV State AthleticsYear 3-6 (selected students)

31octalldayalldayBentleigh Dist Rugby League GalaYear 5 & 6 Selected students

07novalldayalldayMelbourne Cup DayP-6

09novalldayalldayBentleigh Dist Big Bash Cricketyear 5 & 6

15novalldayalldayJump Rope for Heart DayYear 3's

17novalldaySt John's 1st Aid IncursionYear 5's

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT

It’s that time of the year when we have our information nights for all year levels. These sessions are very important for the parents to attend as they set the expectations at each year level. Last night we had the Prep session and next Wednesday evening years 1-4 will hold their sessions. Tomorrow the year 1-4 children will bring home the information booklets for you to peruse before next Wednesday.

The wonderful new junior playground was ready for action on Monday. The children are enjoying the new playing area and classes are using it for fitness activities. Thank you for all the positive and thankful comments about this great improvement to our facilities.

As mentioned in my report last week, many children are coming to school well before 8.45am. They are then playing ball games or climbing on the playground equipment unsupervised. Children are allowed to play on the equipment under the full supervision of their parent or carer. This does not mean that the parent or carer can supervise other children. These rules are for the safety of your children.

Have a great weekend.

 

Mr Ron Cantlon
Principal

TERM DATES

Last day of each term is a 2.30pm finish

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)

SCHOOL MATTERS

Car Parking

Parents are NOT to use the Staff Car Park, or the disabled parks, regardless of the time of day. It is NOT to be used as a quick drop off or collection point.

This includes after Choir on a Wednesday

This also includes your civic duty to follow the road laws and rules. This includes completing 3 point turns in the middle in the intersection!

Please click here for further parking information oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au/about-us/#parking

Supervision Before School

Children who arrive before 8.30am on school days MUST be supervised by a parent or guardian. We allow 15 minutes for children and parents to make their way to the classrooms before doors open at 8.45am. Children are not to play games or on equipment before school. There have been several children arriving well before 8.30am without parents or guardians.

Camp Australia runs our Out of School Hours Care from 7.00am so if your family requires care before 8.30am, please feel free to contact this service. Please click here for Camp Australia Information

School Payments

This year we will continue to use QKR as our preferred payment method.  We ask that you use QKR when making payments for all your school accounts – this includes Essential Learning Fees, Excursion, 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. If the incorrect child is showing, tap their name at the top, 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

Please click here for further information QKR! Information

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

School Council Elections 2017

The School Council Election Process started today. The Information for Parents notice and a Schedule 4: Notice of Election and Call for Nominations are available to view at the front office and on our website at SCHOOL COUNCIL
 http://oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au/parents/#council

Nominations forms are available at the office or can be downloaded from the School Council Website.  Please note that this process is highly legislated and closing dates must be strictly adhered to.

To view the current School Council Membership and their term expiry dates go to our website at SCHOOL COUNCIL
http://oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au/parents/#council 

A Schedule 8: Nomination Form Receipt will be issued to all Nominees. If you nominate and don not receive this form by the close of nominations, please contact Jo in the office immediately.

Please contact me should you require further information.

Ron Cantlon

School Sport Victoria 2017

School Sport Victoria (SSV) actively promotes school sport for all Victorian school students, years 4 to 12, as a means of supporting schools in developing their students’ health and well being.

SSV operates under the auspices of the Department of Education and Training. Membership of School Sport Victoria is open to all Victorian schools, providing the opportunities to participate in programs that extends from grassroots intra and inter school sport, to district, division, region, conference, state and national levels. Students attending schools affiliated with SSV are eligible for selection in Victorian Teams to compete in School Sport Australia National Championships.

Parents considering nominating a child for a state team must firstly consult with their school-based Sport Coordinator & regularly check the School Sport Victoria website:  www.ssv.vic.edu.au  

Nominations (girls & boys) for 2017 Netball, Basketball, AFL & Football (Soccer) teams open 1/12/16 & close 10/3/17

CSEF Information

The Victorian Government offer a Sports, Camps and Excursions Fund for families who hold a valid means-tested concession card or are temporary foster parents are eligible to apply. A speci​​al consideration eligibility category also exists. $125 per year is paid for eligible primary school students. Payments are made directly to the school and are tied to the student.

Click here for further information CSEF Website

Please click here to apply CSEF Application Form

School Banking

OSPS is excited to again offer the Commonwealth Bank School Banking program to all students in 2017. School Banking day is MONDAY. Each week you need to bring your completed bank book and correct money to your class and hand it to your teacher.

First day of banking for 2017 is Monday, 13th February.

For more information about School Banking, please visit our school website:
http://oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au/parents/#banking

Music Lessons

The Music School is again pleased to offer guitar (Friday) and keyboard (Wednesday) lessons after school hours at Oakleigh South Primary School for students in years 1– 6.

Please click here for full details and how to enrol your child: The Music School – Term 1 Guitar and Keyboard lessons

Jewish SRI

We are pleased to inform you that Jewish Religious Education (RE) 2017 will commence on Wednesday 15 February at 8am in the Conference Room. A fresh, exciting and interactive program has been prepared for the students. We look forward to another successful year.

If you’d like to enrol your child, please fill in the enrolment form: http://www.ujeb.org.au/enrol/sri/re-enrolment-form/

Suggestions are always welcome and you can contact program organiser Riva Cohen re@ujeb.org.au

PARENT GROUP

Parent Group 2017 Membership

AGM will be held on Wednesday, 1st March at 7pm in the staffroom. All welcome.

Parent Group Members We are seeking new Parent Group Members for 2017, if you are interested in becoming a member please feel free to e-mail Carlyn your name and contact number. osparentgroup67@gmail.com

Parent Group Helpers If you would prefer not to commit to being a member, another option is to be a Parent Group Helper and come and help out when you can. Parent Group Helpers may be e-mailed from time to time and if you are available, then fantastic! If not, next time when you can! All help is appreciated especially with our school growing. It’s lots of fun, a great way to meet new parents and an easy way to get involved in the school community. If you are interested in becoming a Parent Group Helper please feel free to e-mail Carlyn your name and contact number. osparentgroup67@gmail.com

COMMUNITY NEWS


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