Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 5 – 1st March


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 5 – 1st March 2018

Monday, 5th Mar
–  Prep Healthy Skills for Life

Tuesday, 6th Mar
School Tour at 9.30

Friday, 2nd March
–  Beachside Division Swimming Carnival



At this week’s assembly, we had a special presentation from The Links Woolworths store. They announced that out of 16 schools in their area, our school had collected the most stickers during last year’s Earn and Learn Program.

The children were shown some if the items that their teachers selected with the reward points. I’m pleased to say that the wonderful resources that we have selected have arrived and will be put into the classrooms for the children to use.

Thank you to all the families that collected stickers to make these resources available to our children.

Recently we have had staff cars damaged in the school car park due to unauthorised vehicles accessing the car park. I’d like to remind you that no parents are allowed to park in the staff car park at any time. The oval carpark and streets are available for you to park and walk your children to and from school. Please remember not to block other parents in and be patient as you leave the car park each day. Thank you

Have a great weekend

Ron Cantlon




2018 Term Dates

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



The Village News

The Village are looking for donations of the following items in preparation for fete


*  tins – labels removed – small to large
*  newspapers
*  pottery and coloured pots…. any small pots , dishes , bowls – suitable for plants

 Thank you!

Library News – Book Review



AR LEVEL – 6.1 (15.0 points)

Dragonfly is about a girl called Taoshira (Tashi) and Prince Ramil. They are forced to marry to unite their countries, but they loathe each other.

While horse-riding they are kidnapped and taken across the border.

Will something change between them? Read this book and you will find out.

An extraordinary adventure through time, two people desperate to save their countries from war.

I would recommend this book for years 4, 5 and 6. A thrilling read. You must read this book!

Review by Jenna H   6AR




Welcome to our 2018 Preps

The first day of school is a much anticipated day for all Preps and their famiies. It’s a day to meet their new friends and teachers along with getting to know the school. Students were crowned and awarded to celebrate such a special day!


Students celebrated the letter “S” with Silly Sock Day and wore their silliest socks to school! There were stripes, spots, polka dots all throughout the Prep Corridor. Even the teachers pulled out their patterned socks for this fun day!

Another highlight for the befinning of Prep has been meeting our Grade 4 buddies! It is a special and exciting time for hte Preps, as they get to meet role models and make new friends. Over the next few years these buddy friendships will grow and teach students new things about one another.

WOW! That has only been 5 weeks in Prep! Can you imagine what else is in stall for the rest of the year?




Student Voice 2018

Student Voice consists of a group of year 4-6 students where one representative has voted by their peers from every class as well as the school captains and vice-captains. Student Voice promotes student attendance by presenting the ‘It’s Cool to be at School’ awards as well as promoting all of the wonderful things that happen here at OSPS. The students discuss issues that are going on in the school, voice concerns from around the yard and brainstorm ideas to solve them. Student Voice also looks to implement different initiatives that these elected students are passionate about.

Our Student Voice Representatives for 2018 are:

4AS – Archie L
4DK – Finn R
4TM – Julian H
4GZ – Laila W
4KB – Charlotte M

5MS – Reanna B
5MB – Miyu W
5EE – Antonios R
5HP – Lauren O
5NK – Campbell H

6AR – Eilam H
6SA – Anthea D
6FW – Maya N
6CR –Steph C
6CS – Harry R


Boy – Ethan G
Girl – Teona R

Boy Vice – Jaewoo K
Girl Vice – Lily C




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