Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 27 – August 31st


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


Issue 27 – 31st August 2017

Tuesday, 5th Sept
– Yr 4 Ice Skating

Friday, 8th Sept
– Beachside Division Athletics


On Tuesday, our whole school assembly was jam packed celebrating so many of our children’s achievements. Firstly, the Dance Spectacular dancers performed two of their dances for the upcoming concert in September. They were followed by our weekly valued students and Mathletics Gold certificate recipients filling the stage, not to mention a special Mathletics award presented to a Year 1 boy who scored enough points to be number one in the world on two occasions in one week! Next up were the UNSW competition Distinction and High Distinction awards for Writing, then we were entertained by four of our year 1 students with a fantastic piano recital and an excellent dance performance. I am always so proud to watch our children perform so confidently on stage in front of a packed hall. Last night at school council we approved the upgrading of our junior playgrounds. Over the next holidays, the area between the Prep classrooms and Year 1 portables will be resurfaced with TigerTurf. Not only will it clean the area up around the portables but also have lots of activities on the synthetic turf to entertain the children. In addition, the area outside the Year 2 portables will be transformed too in the near future. The sandpit will be relocated to the back of the tennis courts and replaced with TigerTurf, seating areas and games for the children to play. Enjoy the weekend. Ron Cantlon Principal


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


No Hat, No Play

We have a NO HAT NO PLAY policy at OSPS. From next Monday, 4th September, all students are required to wear a wide brimmed hat.

These are available for purchase from our Uniform supplier or retail outlets such as Target, Big W and Kmart.

Sausage Sizzle

On behalf of all the athletes going to Adelaide for the Pacific School Games in December, we would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to all the students, parents and teachers for supporting us and making the sausage sizzle very successful.

A very big thanks to the students who donated their money, even without a sausage order.

Thanks also to all the parents who came to help us with the BBQ.


Grade 6 Production – Peter Pan Jnr

With the Production fast approaching, Grade 6 families will get the first option to buy tickets with bookings open to them at 10am on Friday, 1st September.


Ticket sales are open to the whole school community the following week, and additional tickets for Grade 6 families may be purchased. A Flexibuzz will be sent when open to all families.

Prices are as follows:
Adult:  $15
Child:  $10 (4-12yo only)

Cast 1 will perform on
Thurs, 14th September – Matinee
Tues, 19th September

Cast 2 will perform on
Wed, 20th September
Thurs, 21st September


Year 1 Aboriginal for a Day Incursion

As part of our Term 3 Integrated Studies theme ‘My Island Home’, the Year 1 students participated in the incursion, ‘Aboriginal Culture for a Day’.

On Monday 21st August, the very enthusiastic Year 1’s met three indigenous Australians, Azza, Pancakes (Tristan) and Big Al. The children then spent the day learning about their culture and exploring a range of indigenous themed activities, such as storytelling, traditional face painting, dance and art. My favourite part of the day was the dreamtime story that Big Al told us. – Pia 1JK

It was great at the end of the day when some people got to dance with Pancakes and Azza played the didgeridoo. – Samuel 1JK

I liked doing the drawing with Azza because I like to draw. – River 1JG

We loved hearing Big Al’s story about Bulkamor the Crocodile. It was a really good story about a huge crocodile that wanted to be the boss of the other crocodiles but then a boy who was a show off had a fight with him and they both died. – Jethro and Ajay 1KB

My favourite thing was learning the different dances with Pancakes. Pancakes was really funny. I learnt the Eagle dance. – Laura 1KB

Year 1   Building Community Relationships Program

Throughout the year the Year 1 students have been participating in a community program with the residents at Sapphire Care Oakleigh. The Year 1 classes have been taking it in turns to walk down to Sapphire Care every Friday morning.

The children read their take home readers, talk to and sing for the residents. The residents look forward to our visits and the program has become very popular as the year has progressed. The program encourages intergenerational relationships and helps the children to build a sense of belonging in the community outside of Oakleigh South Primary School. It is lovely to see the children and residents connecting and sharing their stories and experiences.

Thank you to all of the lovely parents who have given up their Friday mornings to help us walk safely to and from Sapphire Care.



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