Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE  10

5th  April

“Learning never exhausts the mind.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

IMPORTANT DATES

Issue 10  – 5th April 2023

Wednesday 5th April
– OSPS Running Club @ 7:30am

Thursday 6th April
– Easter Hat Parade
– Whole School Assembly & Easter Raffle
– Last day of Term 1. 2:30pm dismissal.

 

2023 TERM DATES

Term 1
27th January – 6th April
(Students begin 30th January)

Term 2
24th April – 23rd June

Term 3
10th July – 15th September

Term 4
2nd October – 20th December

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT

After a very busy, but productive term, I’d like to wish everyone a very restful breakover the holiday period. I hope you get some much needed family time and maybe even a little getaway!

Tomorrow, we have our annual Easter Hat Parade on the junior running track. Everyone is welcome to come along and see some of the amazing creations proudly paraded by the children in Prep, Year and 2.

I’d like to remind everyone to spend some time on Mathletics, Reading Eggs, myON and to read over the holidays as much as they can. It’s important to touch base with these activities regularly and of course participate in lots of fun activities too.

The final school assembly will be tomorrow (Thursday) at 1.50pm which will be streamed to the parents on OSPStv. The senior and junior Easter raffle winners will be announced then.

Next term will see the Year 6 students move to their new learning space, while the administration part of the building will move to the year 5 building. There is lots of packing and movement in preparation for this huge move.

We’ll see everyone back at school on Monday 24th April when we will be in full swing preparing for the Autumn Family Fete.

Enjoy a wonderful break.

 

Ron

Principal

SCHOOL MATTERS

ROTARY COMMUNITY RAFFLE

 

Thank you so much for all your support with the raffle. The response has been amazing!

The Rotary Raffle Books are now OVERDUE however books can still be returned Thursday 6th April. Please return to your classroom teacher either

  • Sold raffle book with $20 in an envelope
  • Partially sold raffle book with correct cash in an envelope
  • Unsold raffle book

If you have lost your raffle book, a Statutory Declaration will need to be filled in and returned to the office.

A Statutory Declaration is required to be handed in to Rotary for any lost books so they are all accounted for. Hard copies will be available at the office. As a school Principal, Ron Cantlon is able to sign the Statutory Declaration. 

Thank you.

CAMPS, SPORTS & EXCURSIONS FUND (CSEF)

 

The Victorian Government offer a Sports, Camps and Excursions Fund for families who hold a valid means-tested concession card are eligible to apply. A special consideration category also exists.

A payment of $125 for eligible primary school students and $225 for eligible secondary school students will be paid directly to the school to be used toward camps, sports and excursion costs for the student’s benefit.

CSEF payments to schools will commence from 1 March onwards. Schools are able to continue processing applications until the end of Term 2.

Please click here to apply – CSEF Application Form.

Those families that were eligible in 2022 will be rolled over, you do not need to reapply.

If you have any issues please contact Carlyn carlyn.backers@education.vic.gov.au

STUDENT SHOWCASE

YEAR 3 SHOWCASE – FARMING AND GARDENING

 

The Year 3 students have flourished, ravishing in the farming and gardening program with the passionate Mrs. Dwyer and zealous Mr. Wilde.

Our integrated studies unit encompasses learning about sustainability, biology, propagation and life cycles.

The Year 3 students have had the opportunity to propagate their own plant and decorate their very own miniature pot! The little pots have a tiny succulent leaf or stem planted in some rich potting soil.

The students have also been involved with the care and management of the school ducks and worm farms.

They have learnt what Evie and Mia – our two school ducks – like to eat and how to take care of them. Mrs. Dwyer and Mr. Wilde have dedicated a significant amount of their lunch times and outside-of-class times to the preparation and leadership of this program.

CHESTERFIELD FARM EXCURSION

 

The Year 3 students embarked on an exciting excursion to Chesterfield Farm on the glorious Monday of the final week of term. The sun came out to play and the weather was a warm wondrous 23 degrees. Chesterfield Farm is a historical farm situated in the heart of Scoresby.

The farm now operates as a tourist educational animal farm. The students participated in activities that provided much enjoyment, and a real “hands-on” experience of farm life.

The Year 3 students relished in activities including hand milking the cows, handling and patting the baby animals in the nursery, watching the working dog show, hand feeding the deer, goats, horses, camels and emus, seeing the joeys and kangaroos and the cheeky pigs, and going for an educational tractor ride around the farm.

A highlight of the day was watching the working dog show. The star of the show Scout, a kelpie, displayed his strong listening skills and talents in rounding up sheep, and even jumped up on the backs of the sheep to assist in the unjamming of sheep.

It was a fantastic day with lots of learning, fun and laughs.

 

During the milking experience and demonstration, we were reintroduced to Ushi, a beautiful, wide eyed Jersey cow. This was a very special moment for us because Ushi was a part of our partnership with Chesterfield Farm some years ago and was looked after in school for a full term by the year 3 children and teachers.

Mrs Dwyer led the children who were in year 3 at the time through bottle feeding Ushi each day. We had a beautiful moment when Mrs Dwyer walked across and Ushi clearly recognised her and became quite excited to see her. We were also introduced to Ushi’s calf, Tino, who was in the petting zoo as well as meeting our last Oakleigh South calf, Chessie, and her brand new 6-week-old calf during our tractor ride around the grounds.

“I really enjoyed the nursery because there were so many cute animals” (Bella 3AN)

“I enjoyed feeding the horse because it gave me lots of attention” (Nina 3AN)

“I was so happy because I saw my first ever kangaroo and even got to feed it” (Mina, 3RH)

“I enjoyed hand milking the cow, its so cool helping on the farm” (Ivy, 3RH)

“I enjoyed the tractor ride because it was my first ever time on a tractor and I saw lots of animals” (Jacob 3ML)

ANZAC COMMEMORATION SERVICE

 

On Wednesday 5th of April, 18 of our Student Voice and school leaders along with Mr Morrey and Mr Kerr went to the Shrine of Remembrance amongst a 3,500 strong crowd to attend an ANZAC service for schools.

 

It was a tremendous service reflecting on the lives of those soldiers lost and the sacrifices made for our freedom.

 

Vinuki and Hugo (our school captains) laid a special wreath and we were even fortunate to have a brief chat with Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC CVO when she arrived at the service.

 

All students represented the school with distinction and certainly learned a lot from the stories told on the day. A huge thank you in particular to Mr Morrey for ensuring the day ran smoothly and to Miss Kassiotis for organising.

RESILIENCE PROJECT

THE RESILIENCE PROJECT IN YEAR 3

 

This term, in The Resilience Project, the Year 3’s have been looking at recognising our own character strengths and spotting character in others.

Being able to recognise our character strengths can help us to change our challenging situations into positive ones.

Our character strengths are what make us ‘Superheroes’. There are 24-character strengths altogether. There are 24-character strengths altogether: Creativity, Curiosity, Judgement, Love of Learning, Perspective, Bravery, Honesty, Perseverance, Zest, Kindness, Love, Social Intelligence, Fairness, Leadership, Teamwork, Forgiveness, Humility, Prudence, Self-Regulation, Appreciation of Excellence and Beauty, Gratitude, Hope, Humour and Spirituality.

What’s your character strength?

VALUED STUDENT AWARDS

PREP VALUED STUDENT AWARDS

Calvin – Prep AM
Integrity
For making excellent choices without being reminded. Fantastic Calvin!!!
Henry – Prep AM
Respect
For listening and learning in the classroom using gorgeous manners. Sensational Henry!!
Ayush – Prep HM
Excellence
For always demonstrating the school values and producing beautiful work! Well done Ayush!
Chloe – Prep HM
Respect
For always showing respect to her peers and teachers! Fantastic work Chloe!
Zara – Prep NM
Excellence
For excellent reading with fluency and comprehension! You’re a star!
Agasthya – Prep NM
Excellence
For amazing reading with fluency and comprehension. Way to go superstar!
Ruby – Prep RO
Excellence
For always coming to school with a positive attitude. Ruby, we adore your bubbly personality!
Vivaan – Prep RO
Resilience
For having a ‘can do’ attitude! We love how your confidence has grown. You’re doing so well, Vivaan!
Zayn – Prep LM
Excellence
For being a kind and responsible class member, who always tries his best. Keep it up Zayn!
Dionysia – Prep LM
Excellence
For always trying her best and taking great pride in her work. Keep it up Dionysia!
Sophia – Prep NC
Respect
For showing kindness in every interaction. You are a delightful student!
Atharva – Prep NC
Resilience
For the positive attitude you display towards your learning, even when the tasks are challenging.

YEAR 1 VALUED STUDENT AWARDS

Pranav – 1MT
Excellence
For performing beautifully during Grandparents Day and assembly.

Mikayla – 1MT
Working Together
For sharing your Grandparents with others on Grandparents Day!

Kushal – 1AM
Resilience
For not giving up on Maths Invaders, trying his best and beating his first spaceship! Go Kushal!

Penelope – 1AM
Excellence
For using more WOW words in her writing, creating fantastic narratives that ooze imagination!

Daphne – 1AM
Excellence
For always producing neat bookwork that she can be proud of! Your creativity amazes me, Daphne!

Janice – 1NM
Excellence
For doing a fantastic job counting back in Maths and showing your 5Ls. Well done!

Radmehr – 1NM
Excellence
For being a superstar in helping others in class and becoming the hand writer of th week. Good job!

Izzy – 1LD
Working Together
For working cooperatively with her classmates to complete the descriptive activity. Way to go Izzy!

Daniel – 1LD
Excellence
For working so diligently every single lesson. You are such a superstar Daniel!

Chonald – 1KS
Excellence
For always producing neat work and being a responsible member of the classroom. Well done!

Phoebe – 1KS
Respect
For always being a kind, caring and respectful member of the class! Well done!

Ashan – 1CG
Excellence
For writing a terrific narrative story, that blew Miss Gunning’s socks off! You’re a star Ashan!

Masha – 1CG
Excellence
For blitzing her way through her Mathletics tasks and for always trying her best. You rock Masha!

Bony – 1JG
Resilience
For having such a chirpy ‘You Can Do It’ attitude at school and always being polite and patient!

Nainika – 1JG
Excellence
For working super dooper hard with her reading, writing and maths! What a fabulous Term 1, Nainika!

 

YEAR 2 VALUED STUDENT AWARDS

Erina – 2SC
Excellence
For demonstrating excellence by having the neatest handwriting and taking pride in all of her work.
Oliver – 2SC
Respect
For always displaying a respectful attitude and continuously demonstrating the 5Ls.
Pranil – 2GL
Excellence
For always demonstrating our school values to a high standard every single day! Well done Pranil!
Chelsea – 2GL
Excellence
For demonstrating kindness at all times and setting a great example for all of his classmates.
Nyachek – 2MJ
Respect
For always showing respect to her classmates and teachers. You are a superstar!
Sam – 2MJ
Excellence
For being a motivated and responsible learner and getting super high Mathletics points and results!
Maggie – 2CD
Resilience
For striving to achieve your personal best and for never giving up.
Bometh – 2CD
Excellence
For continuing to improve your reading skills. Keep it up!
Pranshi – 2TM
Excellence
For reading with outstanding expression and fluency during morning reading. Well done Pranshi!
Angus – 2TM
Excellence
For using incredible WOW words in his writing about the Titanic during Writing Club. Well done!
Keyon – 2AP
Resilience
For never giving up and always trying his best. Keep it up Keyon!
Isabel – 2AP
Respect
For always displaying excellent manners and being a kind and respectful friend. Keep it up Isabel!
Devan – 2LW
Resilience
For your amazing attitude in class during your first term of Grade 2!
Inayaa – 2LW
Working Together
For showing kindness and helpfulness to everyone in 2LW during our first term of Grade 2!

YEAR 3 & SPECIALISTS VALUED STUDENT AWARDS

Emma – 3ML
Excellence
For consistently displaying maximum effort and striving to her best in all classwork.

Yi Heng – 3ML
Excellence
For consistently displaying maximum effort and striving to do his best in all his schoolwork.

Lucy – 3RH
Excellence
For consistently staying on task in all lessons and always giving 100% effort. Amazing work Lucy!

Safaa – 3RH
Respect
For always being incredibly kind and respectful towards her teachers and peers. Fantastic Safaa!

Alu – 3NH
Excellence
For his outstanding work in preparing for his NAPLAN assessments.

Maddie – 3NH
Resilience
For persevering with her work and making amazing progress.

Jasmine – 3AN
Respect
For always thinking of others and helping out in the classroom. You’re a star Jasmine!

Aaron – 3AN
Excellence
For your consistent and outstanding work in Mathletics. Well done Aaron!

William – 3MW
Working Together
For excellent behaviour in class and working hard on tasks.

Pranav – 1MT
Performing Arts
Respect
For displaying excellent manners and showing respect to your teacher and classmates in music.

Grade 2AP
Performing Arts
Working Together
For working together on your Dinosaur Songs during Performing Arts. Great singing!

 

LITERACY CORNER

YEAR 3 LITERACY CORNER

 

Our year 3 children have been hard at work this term refining their amazing writing skills in the narrative and persuasive genres. Whilst the children had one eye on NAPLAN until just a few weeks ago they were still taking the opportunity to have fun with their writing and take risks to up-level their work to make it grab the readers attention straight away. Just look at these amazing persuasive writing introductions on the topic “It is important to learn to cook”.

“I shoved more sticks into the campfire that I had made. I wanted by sausages to be crispy, so I added more until…the sausages burnt! I wish my mum had been there to teach me how to cook. I finally realised how important it is to learn to cook and I will convince you to agree with me with three very strong reasons”. (Isaac, 3DD)

“The whisk just wasn’t working. I tried the spoon in the mixture, but it still didn’t mix well. Then I saw a spatula. Plop, splash! The mixture landed everywhere! I really wish I had my parents with me to teach me how to cook. I suddenly realised that I should have listened to them when they tried to teach me. I will convince you about the benefits of being able to cook with my three strong reasons”.  (Nina, 3AN)

When I was whisking my gooey mixture, the whisk was swirling around very slowly in the mixture, so I decided to speed it up from level five to sixteen. When I put the whisk to level sixteen the mixture leapt out of the bowl, the whisk went haywire, and the mixture went everywhere. Next time I will learn properly before I try a new recipe. Cooking is a marvellous skill to have  so let me convince you with my mind blowing reasons! (Giannah – 3ML)

OSPS SPORT

YEAR 6 INTER SCHOOL SPORT

 

Last week our Year 6 students participated in the Bentleigh District Interschool Sport Summer finals.

All our students represented themselves and the school extremely well. Games were played in good spirit and enjoyed by all.

Thank you to all the coaches who have supported the Year 6 sport program this term. Newt term we begin the winter Sport fixture.

SUMMER FINALS SPORT RESULTS

Team Game 1 Result Game 2 Result Overall Result
Tag Girls Green 4-0 win 6-4 win First
Tag Boys Green 5-2 win 6-6 draw Second (1st place goes through if draw)
Tag Girls White 2-3 loss 2-3 loss Fourth
Softball Boys 12-10 win 17-18 loss Second
Softball Girls 20-26 loss 12-8 win Third
Cricket Boys 42-30 win 47-71 loss Second
Basketball Boys 50-20 win 42-36 win First
Basketball Mixed 12-20 loss 20-14 win Third
Volleystars 1-2 loss 2-1 win Third

 

 

PARENT GROUP

YEAR 4 CHICKEN NUGGET DAY

 

On Friday, Parent Group hosted their first chicken nugget/spring roll and hot chip day for the Year 4 students.

Once the lunch bell rang, students filled the hall foyer while they waited patiently for their food to cook.

The feedback received was positive with lots of students asking when they could have their next hot chip day.

Thank you to the Parent Group volunteers who gave up their time for this event and for the teachers that helped in the hall with distributing the food orders.

PARENT CORNER

THE RESILIENCE PROJECT CONTINUES IN 2023

 

We are so excited to be working with The Resilience Project (TRP) this year again to support and foster the Mental Health and Wellbeing of our students and whole school community.

The Resilience Project is committed to teaching positive mental health strategies to prevent mental ill-health and build young people’s capacity to deal with adversity and challenges in everyday life.

Check out the link below ‘Introducing TRP to Parents and School Community’

https://oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Introducing-TRP-to-Parents-and-school-Community.pdf

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