Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 41 – December 21st


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

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Issue 41 – 21st December 2017

Monday, 29th Dec
School teachers start

Tuesday, 30th Jan
School students start
– Preps 9.30am – 12.30pm



“Dear Ron,

My son spent Sunday evening determined to finish reading a novel he had borrowed from the school library. I assumed he was wanting to finish the book as library books had to be returned the following day. However, he told us he wanted to finish the book, so he could do his reading quiz in the morning in an attempt to reach his reading goal.

My husband and I looked at each other puzzled, surely the students (especially the grade 6 kids) weren’t thinking about schoolwork this late in the year…

Reports had been signed, sealed and imminently delivered; grade 6 celebratory parties and event were planned for each day in the coming week; and he had exactly 25 hours of primary ‘school hours’ remaining. We thought Mrs Roth had promised students a lolly once they completed their reading goal!

In then it hit me, that this is what you instill into your students trhoughout their primary school life – reading, maths, acheiving goals…
Unfortunately, I doubt but can only hope, that a teaching organisation will have the same impact on him as OSPS has had. Hopefully he will carry and build upon the foundations he has been taught throughout his 7 years at primary school. Though it scares me to think that he is leaving a haven where the teaching staff have been so encouraging, caring and motivating (you don’t make it easy for Helen or any other secondary school principal/staff), it is also comforting to know that he has been given a solid foundation. One that has exceeded all our expectations and which you and your staff should be proud of.

In a blink of an eye, 7 years have passed, and we wouldn’t change a day of it. For the good days and not so good days, my husband and I would like to thank you and your staff for the positive impact they have had on him. I am sure one day, he will look back and realise how fortunate he was to have experienced a primary school life filled with such fantastic opportunities.

Have a relaxing Christmas break with your family and friends.”

Have a festive break

Ron Cantlon


2018 Dates 2018

Term 1:
29 January (school teachers start) 30 January (school students start) to 29 March 2018

Term 2:
16 April to 29 June 2018


Term 3:
16 July to 21 September 2018

Term 4:
8 October to 20 December (2.30pm school students finish)
21 December (school teachers finish)

Last day of each term is a 2.30pm finish


Leadership Day at S.O.S.C.
Walking into the theatre of Oakleigh South Secondary College, the year fives were talking excitedly. Chatiing amongst ourselves, we plit off into classes and followed the teacher assigned to us. we had a great session before lunhc on learning about what it takes to be a leader. For lunch we had a delicious sausage sizzle with cordial and we were lucky enough to ahve a Zooper Dooper. Returing to our classrooms we learnt what qualities are important for a leader to have. It was definitely a day to remember fo rht following years ahead. We are really honoured to have a Secondary College so closse to us!

By Meg, Jessica and Marni.


Japanese Week 2017

On Tuesday 5th December, students and staff had the opportunity to have some fun dressing up in Japanese costume to celebrate our awesome Japanese Language Education Program at Oakleigh South Primary School!! Students dressed up in kimono’s, Japanese characters, ninja suits and karate uniforms. I found some very pretty hello kitties and Mario brothers! Fantastic effort!!

During the week, students enjoyed a variety of Japanese activities including games (Prep), Japanese Garden (Year1), Sports (Year2), Dance(Year3), Calligraphy(Year4), Manga drawing(Year5), and Sushi making(Year6). Thank you so much to the parent volunteers who helped during the week.

For the last 2 years, Oakleigh South Primary School has participated in an exchange program with our sister school, Tamba Higashi Primary School in Japan.

In a month’s time, we will be sending 14 Year 6 students to Japan for 2 weeks. These students have been working very hard during lunch times to prepare themselves for the trip and are looking forward, with much excitement, to flying out on January 19th 2018.

Many thanks to Mr Cantlon for his continued support for this wonderful program!


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