Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 37 – November 23rd


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 37 – 21st November 2017

 Monday, 27th Nov
– MILO T20 Blast After School Program (Oval)
– Yr 6 Camp—Hall’s Gap

Tuesday, 28th Nov
– Yr 4 Incursion

Thursday, 30th Nov
– Yr 1 Multicultural Day
– Yr 5 Incursion St John Ambulance Victoria First Aid in Schools

Friday, 1st Dec
– Yr 5 Excursion Sovereign Hill




The Year 2 production of The Colour Factory has been performed this week and the entire production team and children have done a wonderful job.  The costumes, lights, back drops, acting, singing and dancing were enjoyed by large audiences. Thank you to all the teachers, parents and community for your contributions towards making this a very enjoyable experience for the children.

Thank you to all the children and families for your amazing support for Tigray this week. At the time of print, the dress up day has raised close to $4000. Final total added with the proceeds from jump Rope for Heart will be revealed next week.

Last week we experienced several days of hot weather, and on two of those days the power went out for several hours, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Thank you to the staff and children who coped very well for the rest of the day. We were able to hire a generator via an OSPS family connection as a ‘back up plan’, should the power go out on a production night. We are looking into the causes of the power outage. The department has at last agreed we need an upgrade.

Another strange weather event last week in the evening was a lightning bolt hitting the large elm tree near the senior playground. The bolt stripped the first layer of bark off the tree as it grounded, a very intriguing sight and talking point for the students.

Tomorrow the students will participate in a whole school transition afternoon. They will visit some of the teachers and rooms of the year level above and participate in activities they might experience next year. The Year 6’s have some special activities planned with the specialists. It is sure to be an enjoyable afternoon. Tomorrow is also the last prep transition afternoon.

Have a lovely 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


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

This petition will close tomorrow, Friday, 24th November.

We encourage all concerned parents to please 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     janet.ford.adams@gmail.com




Year 2 Production

Colours, teamwork and an outstanding amount of enthusiasm is what has been injected into the Grade 2 Production, ‘The Colour Factory’.

Students have been working incredibly hard over many weeks to learn their lines, positioning on stage, songs and actions. It’s been an exciting and fun journey in the lead up to this spectacular event. Students have worked beautifully together, and have come so far since the beginning of rehearsals.

We are super proud of the students, how they’ve conducted themselves and of the passion that they have put into their characters. There are 3 casts in ‘The Colour Factory’ with performances on Tuesday the 21st, Wednesday the 22nd, and Thursday the 23rd of November from 7pm.

To support the students and all of the hard work they have put into the show, please purchase your tickets online through Try Booking, or purchase them on the night. This event is definitely one not to be missed!



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