Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 10 – 23rd April 2019


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 10  –  23rd April 2019




Tuesday, 23rd April
– Term 2 resumes

Thursday, 25th April
– ANZAC Day Public Holiday

Monday, 29th April
– Healthy Skills   Yr 1

Tuesday, 30th April
– School Tour   11.30am

Friday, 3rd May
– Healthy Skills   Prep

Saturday, 4th May
– FETE Day     10am – 4pm



Welcome back everyone to term 2. I hope you have enjoyed some relaxing family time! Term 2 will be just as busy as usual at OSPS.

The first big event is our annual Fete to be held in two weeks’ time on Saturday 4th May. You would’ve already received lots of information via your children and the school website. If you haven’t already done so, it’s not too late to 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.

Next Monday, the Preps and Year 1’s will begin their Healthy Life Skills sessions.

A big congratulations to one of our former students, Dhruv Rodrigues Chico, who won the Stawell Gift. It’s always fantastic seeing past students achieving great things. Well done Dhruv!

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

Have a great week.

Ron Cantlon


2019 Term Dates


2019 – Term 1

Tuesday 29th January (Staff start)
Wednesday 30th January (Yr 1 – 6 start)
Thursday 31st January (Preps start 9.30 – 12.30)
End of Term –  5th April
Last day of each term is a 2.30pm finish

Term 2:

Tuesday 23rd April – Friday 28th June



Term 3:

Monday 15th July – Friday 20th September

Term 4:

Monday 7th October – Thursday 19th December (2.30pm school students finish)
Friday 20th December (school teachers finish)

Last day of each term is a 2.30pm finish


2019 Payments Due


School Fees – Under School Payments

Library Fund – Under Specialist Charges

Healthy Skills for Life, for  Prep Overdue

Healthy Skills for Life, for Year 1 Overdue


Oakleigh Education Plan



Dear Parents and Carers of students,

We’re planning the future of local education in your area and we are listening!

The Oakleigh Education Plan will look for ways to support student outcomes with a continued focus on excellence by empowering students to learn and achieve, experience high quality teaching and the best conditions for learning. The Oakleigh Education Plan will be guided by the needs and aspirations of the community and help develop tailored responses that support young people to engage and thrive in the future world of work.

We already have had a great response to the survey. Thank all of you who have taken the time to respond. We have extended the survey to the 03 May 2019 to ensure as many people as possible have the opportunity to input to the future of education in your region.  

So please fill in the survey to ensure that our recommendations are based on a thorough understanding of your needs, concerns and aspirations for local education now and into the future.


Early Bird Ride Wrist Bands



Early Bird Ride Wrist Bands are now on sale.

Please complete and return your orange “Early Bird Wrist Band” form to your class teacher.
Tickets will go home with your nominated student on the Friday before Fete.

If you have friends who are not OSPS students but would like to order wristbands, they can order tickets via Trybooking.


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

Please make sure you do your civic duty to follow the road laws and rules. This includes parking correctly in the signed areas, and completing 3 point turns in the middle in the intersection!

We also urge parents to please remember to be patient and polite when using the Oval Carpark, and be good role models for all the children witnessing their behaviour. With over 800 families, drop off and collection times will be busy and you will need to plan your time accordingly.

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


Lucky Jars



Preparations are underway for the ‘Lucky Jars’ fete stall and we’re in need of jars. Please help us collect some empty, clean, glass jars!

Big, medium or small sized jars. Think jam jars, pasata jars, coffee jars etc.

Please take the labels off them and give them a good clean before bringing them to school.

Please send directly to 1NC

Year 3 Village Requests



Are you able to help ?

Please help the year 3 villagers and earn mega points for your house at the same time.

What do we need:

*     lemons preferably with stalks left on – to make into lemon butter
*     250 ml jars suitable for lemon butter and jam (labels off if possible)
*     2 litre ice-cream containers to make up worm kits
*     small succulent cuttings or any saleable plants
*     any unwanted pottery pots or dishes suitable for a succulent or a whole succulent garden
*     anyone willing to have a go at making lemon butter for the produce stall
*     donations of any small items suitable to sell on our Mother’s Day stall at the fete.



Mother’s Day Stall


Come to the VILLAGE MALL ON FETE DAY to make your selections for the perfect Mother’s Day  living gift.

We will also be selling plants in the week following the fete in the lead up to Mother’s Day.


Mums Supporting Families In Need



MSFIN (Mums Supporting Families In Need) are in need of winter coats. 

If you have any adult or kids coats and they are still in good condition, please drop them off to the office when we return to school.

This is an amazing agency who does incredible things for people in need. We would love to continue to support them.


Disclaimer – The organisations advertised in this newsletter are not affiliated with and have no relationship to Oakleigh South Primary School. The publishing of these advertisements does not imply endorsement or recommendation of these products or services by the school. They are provided as a community service.