Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 6 – 8th 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 6 – 8th March 2018

Monday 12th March
– Labour Day Public Holiday

Wednesday 14th March
Casual Clothes Day
–  $2 donation

Thursday 15th March
– School Photos

Friday 16th March
– School Photos



This week has seen the new playground taking shape at the west end of the Learning Centre. The playground will be quite different to the ones already at the school as it will challenge the children’s climbing skills. I’m sure it will provide many happy hours of entertainment for lots of children.

Congratulations to the children that represented our school at the Bentleigh District Swimming carnival last week. Many of these children will be swimming again tomorrow in the Beachside Division Carnival. I wish them lots of fun and good luck.

Just a reminder that there will be no school on Monday as it is the Labour Day public holiday.

Have a great long 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!




It’s been a flying start for children at Oakleigh South.

Gr 2’s have been working on overarm bowling, throwing and catching and are now combining these in games of cricket.

Gr 3’s – 6’s in the past couple of weeks have been running the Cross Country course and participating in the Beep Test.

Inter School sport for the 6’s has started in earnest already completing 3 Rounds. This week Oakleigh South play St Paul’s at home, so come along and watch.

The Grade 5’s have been involved in an Intra program which involves Basketball, Cricket, Dance and Yoga.

Last Wednesday the Swimming Team competed against our 6 other District schools. The children have trained twice a week before school. The children did the school proud winning the Swimming Shield for the 3rd straight year. The following children will participate in the Beachside Division Swimming Championships this Friday at Oakleigh Rec Pool. Again, come down and support these little stars. These children will be competing at they finished first or second at District.

10B Relay 4 by 50 free – Evan, Austin, Nathan, Ethan – 1st
11B Relay 4 by 50 free – Jake, Tahj, Daniel, Kosta – 2nd
12/13B Relay 4 by 50 free – Alexander, Bill, Noah, Josh – 2nd
12/13G Relay 4 by 50 free – Aeon, Maya S, Maya N, Lola -1st
Medley Boys – Bill, Finnley, Jake, Alexander – 1st
Medley Girls – Maya N, Grace, Maya S, Lola – 2nd
Evan – free 1st, fly 1st
Austin – free 2nd, back 1st
Miyu – breaststroke 2nd
Jake – free 1st, fly 1st
Tahj – back 2nd, breaststroke 2nd
Maya S – back 1st
Finnley – breaststroke 1st
Bill – back 1st
Aeon – free 1st, fly 1st
Maya S – back 1st
Reminder – House Cross Country – Friday 23rd of March at the School. More information to follow.

Marcus Mooney

Japanese News

Welcome, Marina Sensei to Oakleigh South Primary School! She has come a long way from Nagoya City, her home town, to Australia and hopes to learn more teaching Japanese. She will be staying with us for another two weeks and you will most likely see her helping out in the Japanese room! She loves watching musicals, her favourite sport is karate and her favourite colour is blue. I hope you have a wonderful time at our school! Thank you to the Cooke family for hosting Marina during her time in Australia.

(Grace, 2018 Japanese Captain)


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