Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 1 – February 1st


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 1 – 1st February 2018

Tuesday, 6th Feb
–  P – 6 Parent Information Night 6-7pm
–  Year 6 Cyber Bullying Incursion

Friday, 9thFeb
  –  Year 6 Cyber Bullying Incursion



A big welcome back to everyone, especially the new families who have joined our school community for the first time. I hope you all have had a restful break and are ready for another big year at OSPS.

Our new prep children have settled in extremely well which is fantastic. All the other year levels are well settled into their programs too.

We received good news over the holidays with the land at the front of the school (carpark) being granted to us for educational use. Please see the article in the newsletter for further details.

Just a reminder our first whole school assembly will be held next Tuesday at 2.40pm. I hope to see lots of parents there.

Have a great weekend

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


Car Parking

Parents are NOT to use the Staff Car Park, or the disabled parks, regardless of the time of day. It is NOT to be used as a quick drop off or collection point.

This includes after Choir on a Wednesday

This also includes your civic duty to follow the road laws and rules. This includes completing 3 point turns in the middle in the intersection!

Please click here for further parking information oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au/about-us/#parking

School Payments

This year we will continue to use QKR as our preferred payment method.  We ask that you use QKR when making payments for all your school accounts – this includes Essential Learning Fees, Excursion, Incursions and any other charges to come up through the year.

Charges are child specific, so please make sure you select the correct child and year level when making payments. If the incorrect child is showing, tap their name at the top, and select the correct child from the pop up box.

Family Statements will be sent home via the classroom by mid February.

Library Fund Donations cannot be made via Qkr, but they can be made at the Office or via Bpay. Please contact Jo Chapple if you use the Bpay option. chapple.joanne.j@edumail.vic.gov.au

Please click here for further information QKR! Information

If you have any questions regarding QKR, please contact the office.

Supervision Before School

Children who arrive before 8.30am on school days MUST be supervised by a parent or guardian. We allow 15 minutes for children and parents to make their way to the classrooms before doors open at 8.45am. Children are not to play games or on equipment before school. There have been several children arriving well before 8.30am without parents or guardians.

Camp Australia runs our Out of School Hours Care from 7.00am so if your family requires care before 8.30am, please feel free to contact this service. Please click here for Camp Australia Information

School Banking

OSPS is excited to again offer the Commonwealth Bank School Banking program to all students in 2018.

School Banking day is MONDAY. Each week you need to bring your completed bank book and correct money to your class and hand it to your teacher.

First day of banking for 2018 is Monday, 5th February.

For more information about School Banking, please visit our school website:


Music Lessons

The Music School is again pleased to offer guitar (Friday) and keyboard (Wednesday) lessons after school hours at Oakleigh South Primary School for students in years 1– 6.

Please click here for full details and how to enrol your child: The Music School – Term 1 Guitar and Keyboard lessons

Jewish SRI

We are pleased to inform you that Jewish Religious Education (RE) 2017 will continue again in 2018.

  • Before school, 8 AM – 8:45 AM session
  • After-school  3:45 – 5:30 PM on Wednesdays

If you’d like to enrol your child, please fill in the enrolment form: https://www.ujeb.org.au/enrol/sri/re-enrolment-form/

Suggestions are always welcome and you can contact program organiser Riva Cohen re@ujeb.org.au

Parent Information Night

Information night for all year levels will be held next Tuesday 6th February between 6-7pm. Tomorrow you will receive the information book that will be discussed on the night. Please find below the list of rooms and spaces where the meetings will be held.


PSR & PTF – Room 8

PJF, PAM & PAP – Room 13

PMR & PSA – Room 12

Year 1 Year One building

Year 2 Junior Music Room

Year 3 Senior Music Room

Year 4 Library

Year 5 Year 5 Learning Centre

Year 6 Staffroom


Childminding will be available in the After Care Room

Music Group

Music Group will begin next week Wednesday 7th February. Music group runs from 3.30 – 4.30

The children are allowed to bring a snack to eat from 3.30 -3.40.

Please pick up outside the music room or arrange to meet your child at the front of the school or in the car park.
Please do not drive up the driveway

CSEF Information

The Victorian Government offer a Sports, Camps and Excursions Fund for families who hold a valid means-tested concession card or are temporary foster parents are eligible to apply. A speci​​al consideration eligibility category also exists. $125 per year is paid for eligible primary school students. Payments are made directly to the school and are tied to the student.

Click here for further information CSEF Website

Please click here to apply CSEF Application Form


Classroom Cuisine

Classroom Cuisine lunches are now being offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Please make sure you have updated your child’s class for 2018 and that orders are placed before 8.30am.



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