Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE  11 – 26th April


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 11 – 26th April 2018

Friday 27th April
– School Tour
– 9.30am – 10.30am

– Year 2 Healthy Life Skills

Monday 30th April
– Year 1 Healthy Life Skills

Wednesday 2nd May
– Fete Ride Wristband sales close at 3.30pm
(5.30pm Qkr!)

Friday 4th May
– Year 2 Healthy Life Skills

Saturday 5th May
– FETE DAY 10am – 4pm


The countdown is on to FETE DAY! The classroom teachers are finalising their stalls, so if you haven’t volunteered to work on your child’s stall, please do so as soon as possible.

The ride wristbands will be on sale for $30 each till Wednesday afternoon. These wristbands offer great value as the children can access the rides between 10am -3pm, unlimited!! They will not be available for sale on the fete day and tickets for the rides will have to be individually bought.

Our annual Autumn Fete is our major fundraiser for the year, therefore we would love to see all of our families come along and enjoy what is a highlight on our school calendar. Everyone is welcome so don’t forget to invite grandparents, aunties, uncles, cousins, neighbours and friends!

By all accounts the weather is going to be great!

Enjoy the 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


Fete Requests From the Year 3s

Earn house points for your house!

For our Produce and Preserve Stalls we need lemons and limes. Do you have any excess to your needs? If so please send them to the Year 3 Village.

Is there anyone from any year level who would be happy to make us some jam or lemon butter OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF PRESERVE.

We have some lemons already and lots of jars. If you would like to have a go please come and see us.

Lemon butter is our biggest seller.

Year 4 Artwork

Our talented Year 4 Students are busy working on artwork to submit to the City of Monash in hope of being displayed in the upcoming exhibition that will take place at The Highway Gallery – 14 The Highway Mt. Waverley May 16th  – June 3rd.

Be sure to place these dates in your diary!

Recipe Book

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



Year 5 – IMAX Excursion

Tuesday the 20th of March saw the Year 5s travel to IMAX Cinema and the Melbourne Museum to complete the term with an excursion related to our ‘Natural Disasters’ unit. Sitting in front of one of the largest screens in the South Hemisphere was a first for a lot of our children, but it doesn’t really matter if it’s your 1st or 100th time, it is still awe inspiring to sit in front of a cinema screen seven storeys high. That feeling of amazement is amplified even further when you witness the power of a volcano erupting, an earthquake destroying and a tornado whirling around at immense speeds like the children did in the film ‘Forces of Nature’.  When you combine this with the endless adventures that you can have touring the exhibits at Melbourne Museum, it was no surprise that it was a memorable day filled with laughter and learning for all.

Stepping out of the bus, in front of me was the huge Melbourne Museum/IMAX. My heart was beating with excitement. Walking inside the pitch black room, the colossal screen stood in front of the seats. Waiting for it to start were many children chattering. As the movie started the room was full of silence. I enjoyed the realistic clip about natural disasters and learnt many facts about earthquakes, volcanoes and tornadoes.
Nanoha (5MB)

On the 20th of March, all of the Year 5’s went on a fabulous excursion to the Melbourne Museum and IMAX. Everyone enjoyed the experience of learning about Natural Disasters and watching an interesting movie on the biggest screen in Australia. It was an amazing time that we had there. We learnt so much about history, gems, bugs, sea animals and planets. We will never forget all the fun we had there.
Mackenzie and Zoe (5HP)

The bus ride, IMAX and the playground (of course), all added up to the brilliant experience that, my classmates and I got to be involved in. The trip was breathtaking. The dinosaur relics were probably my favourite. Since Natural Disasters was our main educational focus that term, we travelled to a small room to witness a thrilling Volcanic Eruption Simulator in 3D. We devoured a quick lunch and set off to the IMAX to watch a brief history of terrible Natural Disasters over the years and how we’re trying to figure out how to predict them more accurately. (Did you know? The Ring of Fire in the Pacific Ocean is known to consist 90 percent of the total 1900 active volcanoes all over the world).
Lucius (5NK)

On Tuesday the 25th of March all the year 5s went on an excursion to IMAX! When we arrived there, we watched a film on natural disasters.   We saw things like volcanoes, earthquakes and much more. The theatre was huge and it could probably fit up to 50 or more people. After that we walked through the museum. They had little exhibits. We went to every part of the museum such as how the earth was formed, a room full of extinct and animals that still exist. It was the most amazing experience I had ever had and probably the same for all the other year fives too.
Helen (5MS)

Sitting with my 3D glasses on, I was amazed to see what a real volcanic eruption looks like and how it happens! It was so much fun going to the Melbourne Museum and the IMAX movie was very interesting.
Tatyana (5EE)


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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