Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 36 – November 16th


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 36 – 16th November 2017

Monday, 20th Nov
– MILO T20 Blast

After School Program (Oval)

Tuesday, 21st Nov
– Year 2 Production
– Cast 1
– Yr 1 WW1 Incursion

Wednesday,22nd Nov
– Year 2 Production
– Cast 2
School Council

Thursday, 23rd Nov
– Year 2 Production

– Cast 3
– Dress Up for Tigray Day

Friday, 24th Nov
– Sport Photos

– Yr 6 Family Life
– Prep Orientation
Group B 1.30—3pm
– Prep – 6 Transition Afternoon





The Year 2 have had their dress rehearsals this week, so now the countdown is on to opening night. Just a reminder that The Colour Factory will be performed next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 7pm. All families are invited and tickets are available through trybooking.com.au

Last Friday night the children from all year levels got their dancing shoes on and enjoyed a wonderful night of music, dancing and fun. This was another fantastic event for our school that was organised by The Parent Group. Thank you for all the amazing work you do for our school. Thank you also to the staff that came along and supported this event … The children loved it!

Please remember that no one is permitted to ride their bikes or scooter once inside the school grounds. This is for the safety of everyone, whether they are riding or walking in the yard.

Have a great weekend

Ron Cantlon


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


Wear a colour of Tigray

Whole School Dress up for Tigray Day – Thursday, November 23rd

Congratulations to all the Year 3 children and their families—over $5,000 raised for the Heart Foundation and for our sister school in Tigray this week. A sensational effort!! Help us to build on the $5K raised through Jump Rope for Heart by wearing either casual clothes with one or more of Tigray’s flag colours

Please help us increase the amount we send to Tigray— by dressing up in the colours of the Tigray flag next Thursday. – red, green, yellow or blue or your school uniform with a touch of colour – red or yellow in any way you can – tshirt, armband, headband etc.

Donate what you can – $2.00 or more – “Together We Achieve”

Please consider sending $3.50 as this is all it takes to send a child in Tigray to school for the 2017/18 school year.



Grade 2 Production – The Colour Factory

Tickets are available to purchase via Trybooking.

The show runs for approx. 40 min—so it is perfect for younger children to watch, as well as our senior grades.

Prices are as follows:
Adult:  $10
Child:  $5 (4-12yo only)


Cast 1 – 2NM, 2RE, 2VO will perform on   Tues, 21st November

Cast 2 – 2KH, 2JD, 2MR will perform on Wed, 22nd November

Cast 3 – 2GZ, 2SI, 2NC will perform on Thurs, 23rd November

We’re excited to confirm that the Channel 7 broadcast of the Victorian State Schools Spectacular will be on Saturday 16 December 2017 at 7pm. The two-hour broadcast will feature highlights from the live performances as well as behind-the-scenes footage and interviews.  Tune in from 7pm to 9pm to catch all the action and relive the Spectacular memories.

The show will also be simulcast via live streaming on the PLUS7 app and be available on the PLUS7 catch-up website for 30 days from the broadcast date.

Mark it in your diary and share it with all of your family, friends and school community!


Overdue Library Books

We are fast approaching the end of the year and there are still a large number of books that are overdue. We will be sending lists home with children who have outstanding books that need to be returned.

It would be greatly appreciated if parents could help their children find the books and bring them back to the library.

Thank you for your cooperation.



Japanese Dress Up Day

On Tuesday 5th December students and staff have the opportunity to have some fun dressing up in Japanese costume to celebrate our awesome Japanese Language Education Program at Oakleigh South Primary School. There is no cost involved for this celebration.

Please also consider the potential of hot weather when deciding on your costumes.

Some dress-up suggestions:

Obvious ones
Karate/Judo outfit, Kimono Dress (No Chinese dress, please).

Funky ones
Characters such as Pikachu or other Pokémon, Hello Kitty, Nintendo characters such as Mario Brothers, Ninja & Samurai, Japanese street fashion (Harajyuku & Gothic)

Odd ones
Cherry blossom, Bullet Train, Sumo, Mount Fuji, Sushi, Iron chef, Asimo.

Easy ones
White T-shirt with a red circle (Flag)



40km/h Zone & Traffic Lights at Centre Road, near Riley Street/Windsor Avenue

A reminder that the petition for the 40km/h zone petition is still available to sign at the school office.
Thank you in anticipation of your support.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions

Janet & Doug Adams 0409 966 704


From the Sport’s Desk

Testing is well underway for all children at Oakleigh South PS. Ms Lolas conducts formal, individual testing for Preps and Grade 1 children, concentrating on Fundamental Motor skills – throwing, catching, bouncing and kicking as well as physical fitness. Mr Mooney conducts similar testing for the Gr 2 children, but for the Gr 3, 4 , 5 & 6 children, testing is by way of game situations – how children perform in simple “Invasion games”. We look for decision making when children have the ball as well as ball skills. We also look for children’s ability to read the play and their defensive skills. Taken into account is children who have represented the school in Swimming, Cross-Country and Athletics.
A ” Beep Test” is also used as a test for physical fitness.


Grade 5 Sport with Clarinda and Huntingdale Primary Schools:
Over the past 3 weeks all Gr 5 children have played cricket, tennis and European handball on Friday against students from Clarinda PS and Huntingdale PS. Our children have really enjoyed this experience against 2 schools from outside our Bentleigh District.


T-20 Big Blast Cricket Gala Day:
Last Thursday 37 children from Grades 4 and 5 played “Tennis ball” cricket against 4 of our District schools. The children had a great day in beautiful sunshine. Nothing better than sport getting you out of school !


Region Volleyball:
Nine girls from Gr 5 and 6 played Volleyball against schools from our Southern Metro. The girls played really well, winning the first game and losing in the knock out semi final. Thanks to Mr Rowe.





Disclaimer – The organisations advertised in this newsletter are not affiliated with and have no relationship to Oakleigh South Primary School. The publishing of these advertisements does not imply endorsement or recommendation of these products or services by the school. They are provided as a community service.

‘A Day For All’ is a fun-filled event celebrating and catering for people of all abilities!

The day is jam packed with awesome activities including sporting clinics, food trucks, raffles and prizes, luxury car ride around the athletics track, petting zoo, face painting and a performance by BAM All Stars dance group!

All proceeds raised through ticket sales, raffle tickets and donations will go to Able Australia.

Able Australia specialises in the delivery of high quality, person-centred services to people living with multiple disabilities (including deaf/blindness) and those in need of community support throughout the country.

Be sure to write this event in your calendars at home, it’s sure to be a great day for great cause!

For Sale

Variety of Baby’s & Toddler’s Toys & Furniture
at give-away prices

2 x rocking horses (with sound)  $25 each

ride-on toys (2 x cars & jet ski)   $ 5  each

baby’s large play mat   $10

2 x large toy tents    $10 each

doll’s pram/stroller    $10

sit-on musical chair    $10

sit-on musical rocking turtle  $10

2 x white Ikea high chairs  $10 each

white cot (including mattress)  $50

baby’s bouncer    $15

and more…….

All in Excellent Condition

You’re welcome to come over (South Oakleigh) to have a look!!!

Please call Jenni on 0414 823 639


Salesian College

  • Blazer – Size 90.  Excellent condition.  $100.00
  • Pullover – Size 14.  Small paint mark on cuff.  $40.00
  • Shorts – Size 82 x 2, Size 87 x 1.  $25.00 each
  • Long Trousers (Winter) –  Size 82 x 1, Size 87 x 2.  $30.00 each
  • Sports Shorts – Size XS. $12.50
  • Sports Tops – Annecy House (Yellow). Size S x 1, Size M x 1  $25.00 each
  • Sports Track pant – Size S.  $18.00 (small hole in knee, easily mended)

Sports Track Top (aka Spray Jacket) – Size XS. $55.00  These are quite large fitting.

Sacred Heart Girls College

  • Blazer – Can’t read the size.  Fit 12-14.  $120.00
  • Winter Skirt – Size 12.  Only worn a couple of times.  Hem taken up professionally.  $80.00
  • Sport Track Pants – Size M. $25.00
  • Sport Shorts – Size M. $13.50
  • Sports Polo Tops – not house colours (White). Size M x 1 $20.00, Size M x 1 with a couple of marks on front $10.00

Please contact Jackie on 0408 551 437