Oakleigh South Primary School


21st April 2021


Riley St, Oakleigh South, VIC 3167

T: 03 9570 1016  

E: oakleigh.south.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au   W: oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au 

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. ” – Theodore Roosevelt


Issue  – 21st April 2021



Thursday 22nd April
– Year 6 interschool Sport begins
– Dance Spectacular Rehearsals Year 5

Tuesday 27th April
– Whole School Assembly streamed via ospsTV


Welcome back everyone to Term 2. I hope that you all enjoyed some family time and a restful break.

As usual, it will be another busy term, with NAPLAN, lots of year level activities, sporting programs, years 3-6 swimming program, Healthy Life Skills for years 1 and 2 and concluding with the Year 4 production.

In week 4 we have our annual NAPLAN testing for the children in years 3 and 5. These tests will be held from Tuesday 11th  May to Thursday 13th May, inclusive. The children will be tested in the areas of Reading, Writing, Language Conventions and Mathematics.

At the end of last term, the lost property area was overflowing with jumpers, jackets, hats, drinks bottles etc. This area has been sorted with named items returned to the children and unnamed items being put into the uniform shop. Please check that all your child’s belongings are clearly named and remind them to take care of them, especially when they are outside or in specialist classes.

There will be a whole school assembly next Tuesday, which will be live streamed to the parents through OSPStv at 2.40pm. See you then.

Enjoy the rest of the week.





Term 2
19th April – 25th June

Term 3
12th July – 17th September

Term 4
4th October – 17th December
Last day of each term is a 2.30pm finish




Just a reminder as per the Wednesday 17th March newsletter, School Council announced the 2021 Fete (Sat 8th May) will be cancelled this year.

This is due to the extensive COVID-19 measures that would have to be in place for an event of such size.

The school will work with Parent Group and School Council to look at some other options for a fundraising event later in the year once COVID-19 restrictions ease.



This Friday, at the end of week 1 of Term 2, the Early Pick Up form on the website will be taken down.

As restrictions have eased, there is a new early pick up process.

  1. E-mail your classroom teacher about the early pick up, advise what time you are coming and make arrangements for the classroom teacher to send them to the office foyer at your specified time.
  2. Parents must come to the office and sign their child out. The early leaver slip may be given to the teacher when your child returns to school next.
  3. If the pickup is during recess and lunchtime, please make arrangements with the teacher to have your child ready to be picked up from the office foyer at the beginning of recess and lunch, children may wait in the foyer.

Thank you for your cooperation. 



Mondays 1.10 – 1.30pm in the Hall

Wouldn’t it be great to dance and have fun at lunchtime! This term, we are starting a Dance Club and it is open to everyone from Years 3 – 6. Anyone is welcome, if you are an experienced dancer or just a beginner.

Just Dance, Bollywood Dancing, Hip Hop and lots more to learn.

Join us if you love dancing and want to have an AMAZING time!

Sanika, Priyanka and Amelia (Year 6)



Due to the recent ease of restrictions, bookings for the last 2 school tours have been opened to allow for up to 80 people.

Due to current COVIDSafe density levels, only adults, no children (over 12 months old) are allowed to attend the tour.

Maximum 2 tickets per family.

All school tours must be booked through the trybooking link below.


Please do NOT turn up without a booking.




On Wednesday 31st of March, Year 3 – 6 students participated in the OSPS House Cross Country Carnival. Over 500 students ran either the 2km or 3km course to support their house and become eligible for the District Cross Country Squad.

The top 12 students in each age group are now eligible to train with the District Squad with the top 9 students representing the school at the upcoming District Carnival on May 18th.

Congratulations to the winning house – FRASER! Well done. A huge thank you to Mr. Mooney, P.E staff and the Running Group coaches who all gave up their time to support the event and training of the children. A fabulous event.



This week our Year 6 students begin the Winter Interschool sport fixture away against Coatesville.

Sports include: tennis, sofcrosse, AFL football, soccer and netball.

Student’s not participating in the interschool program will enjoy skill based games between themselves and lawn bowls at the local South Oakleigh Bowling Club.

Thank you to all the coaches who have given up their time to organise and coach teams.




Welcome to our new segment, ‘Parent Corner’. We hope that this new addition to the newsletter provides you with some tips on helping your child/ren at home. We will also provide helpful links each week along with school expectations so you can assist your child at home.

ParentZone Eastern Newsletter – Term 2 2021

This newsletter provides parents with information and news on programs and services across the Eastern Region of Melbourne. Please click on the link below to access this invaluable information and support.
ParentZone Eastern Newsletter Term 2 2021 – ParentNewsEast

Years 3 – 6 Accelerated Reading Program

Early Term 2, all Year 3-6 students on the Accelerated Reader Program will again sit the STAR reading test. Renaissance Star Reading® provides interim data on students’ reading skills, so teachers can set goals, respond quickly to student needs, monitor progress, and maximise growth. Each student will receive a ‘challenge point’ to guide them with library borrowing and a reading target that they are expected to achieve by the end of term.

Parents are expected to sign their child’s reading diaries each time they read to ensure accountability and integrity of the program. It’s also a great idea to read with your child when possible and ask them different questions about their text. Parents are also encouraged to follow their child’s progress by talking to them about their reading goals and accessing Renaissance Home Connect at home.

Renaissance Home Connect improves the school-to-home connection by allowing parents and students to log in to a website and view the student’s reading and maths practice and progress towards targets. Access to online results promotes discussion between parents and students, which motivates students and can make reading practice even more effective. In addition, parents can specify up to six email addresses to receive automatic updates on their child’s reading progress.

Should you have any further questions relating to Renaissance Home connect please speak to your child’s classroom teacher.



Each Saturday morning from April 2021 – August 2021

Oakleigh Auskick commences the 2021 season on 24th April and finishes on the 21st August (18 weeks). Cost for this entire season is $100 and you can register now on line or anytime during the season at www.aflauskick.com.au Auskickers receive a backpack including a football and other great footy stuff.  Memento’s of the season in the form of trophies and medals are presented to all Auskickers. Boys and girls 5-12 years are eligible to participate. Children must be 5 years of age or turn 5 years in the season.

Venue – Oakleigh South Primary School Riley Street, South Oakleigh.

When held – Each Saturday morning .

Time – Kinder, Preps and Grade 1  (9-10.30am) Grades 2-6  (9-11am)

Experienced coaches oversee the weekly program. Some parental help is required to assist these coaches with the running of the program no experience necessary.

For more information contact the Oakleigh Auskick Coordinator
Mr Kerry Ryan 0413 691 885



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