Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE  10 – 19th April


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

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Issue 10 – 19th April 2018

Monday 23rd April         – Year1 Healthy Life Skills

Tuesday 24th April        – Crazy Hair Day

Wednesday 25th April   – Anzac Day- no school

Friday 27th April           – School Tour
– Year 2 Healthy Life Skills




Welcome back everyone to term 2. It certainly will be a jam packed term!

The first big event is our annual Fete to be held in three weeks’ time on Saturday 5th May. You would’ve already received lots of information via your children and the school website. Please help out your children’s class by volunteering some time on their stall. Many hands makes light work!

Fete day is always a wonderful community time, full of fun and friendship.

In week 5 we have our annual NAPLAN testing for the children in years 3 and 5. These tests will be held from Tuesday 15th May to Thursday 17th May, inclusive. This will be followed by the year 3 to 6 swimming program and a curriculum day on Monday June 18th.

I would also like to tell you that due to the overwhelming reaction to the new playground, the School Council has approved an extension so that more children can play on it at one time.

Please remember that next Wednesday 25th April is ANZAC Day. This is a public holiday and the children are not required at school.

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


From the Village

Lemons Wanted

The year 3’s would love your lemons to make into lemon butter to sell at the fete.

Please start collecting for us from your backyard, friends and family.

Take them to the year 3 teachers.

50 house points for each lemon!

Please keep the stems on the lemons as they last longer.

The produce stall thanks you very much.

Recipe Book

Don’t forget to submit your favourite recipe – instructions below



It is no surprise that due to the success of our 3 major musical productions, OSPS was able to secure annual sponsorship support for Buxton Real Estate for the Performing Arts Centre that operates within the Barbra Johnson Memorial Hall. The $7,000 contribution was put towards the much needed face lift of the front facade. The walls have been rendered, windows and exterior sanded and painted and to finish, the metal railing will be sanded and sealed.

Barbra Johnson was a teacher and Assistant Principal in the 80’s and 90’s. she was OSPS’s original Fete organiser and fundraiser extraordinaire and she’d be very proud of our fundraising and sponsorship efforts of today. Thank you to Peter Gigis and the Buxton team for your continued support.

Buxton also donated an additional $1000 for new footy jumpers for the year 6 sports teams, and this year $1000 will be invested in new netball uniforms.


Entertainment Book

The 2018 / 2019 Entertainment Book is now available for purchase from the office. It is available in hard copy or digital for the price of $70.00 – Just in time for the school holidays! A copy is on display at the office.


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