Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 11 – 30th 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 11  –  30th April 2019



Wednesday, 1st May
– Early Bird Wrist Bands Sales Close 4.30pm

Friday, 3rd May
– Healthy Skills   Prep

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

Monday, 29th April
– Healthy Skills   Yr 1

Tuesday, 30th April
– School Tour   11.30am


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 $35 each until Wednesday afternoon at 4.30pm. These wristbands offer great value as the children can access the rides between 10am – 3pm, unlimited!!
They will not be available for sale on 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


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

Sports Levy, Year 5 (Selected Students Only)  – Under Specialist Charges – Due by Wednesday, 8th May


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.


Qkr Payments



Qkr! continues to be our preferred method of payment for school accounts, and to make things easier for parents, class teachers and the Office, we have some changes to the Qkr! proccess this year.

Qkr will now open on a Wednesday, and after a 2 week payment window, close at 4.30pm on a Wednesday.
If you miss this payment window, or pay using BPAY, Credit Card or CSEF, you will need to complete the orange form, available from your Classroom Teacher, for processing via the Classroom Cash Book.

Please ensure you have registered your children for this year, checking you have selected the correct year level and class.

If you have any queries or any issues accessing your Qkr account please email Sarah Van Deursen   vandeursen.sarah.e@edumail.vic.gov.au with the following details, so we can follow up with our Qkr account mamanger:

*  User’s email address registered with Qkr
*  User’s mobile number in Qkr
*  First name and surname of one or more of the user’s children.

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.


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

Woolworths Earn and Learn is Back!!



Let’s stick together and make this year our biggest yet!

From Wednesday 1st May to Tuesday 25th June 2019 or while stock lasts, when you shop at Woolworths you can collect Woolworths Earn & Learn Stickers from the checkout operator, via team members at the self service checkout or through an online order and place them on a Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker Sheet.

There will be one Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker for every $10 spent (excluding liquor, tobacco, and gift cards). Once completed, simply place the Sticker Sheet in the Collection Box, either at your school or at your local Woolworths.

So, let’s collect and stick so we can get lots of fantastic resources for our school!



Year 4 City Excursion


At the end of last term, the year 4 students went on an excursion to the MCG and Eureka Skydeck. As we will be investigating different Australian landmarks, these two iconic Melbourne landmarks were a great introduction to our topic.


My heart was beating 1000 beats a minute as the lift went up, up, up to the 88th floor of the Eureka Skydeck.
The doors parted and I stepped out to the beautiful view. I peered through the windows and shivered. It was so high up!



Did you know that the longest jump made in triple jump at the MCG during the 2006 Commonwealth Games was just over 17 metres?
When we went to visit the MCG we heard many awesome facts: the first official game of AFL footy was played in 1879, the most people held in the MCG was at the AFL grand final (Richmond vs Adelaide Crows) game and lastly, the longest hit by a cricket batsman at the MCG was hit by Simon O’Donnell. They have a yellow chair in the stadium to mark the distance.



Whoa! The MCG pitch was so big. I wondered how the cricketers didn’t get tired when they ran on it during a game.
The MCG museum had so much history; it was unbelievable.
I pressed a button and I could hear a voice. It was a football player who spoke about how much he loved playing the game.



Have you ever been in an elevator going 7 meters per second? Most likely not as the elevator we went on in the Eureka Tower is the fastest elevator in Melbourne.
As I reached the 86th floor, I was full of awe, looking down from the top floor. I heard children chattering about the amazing view. I felt the cold metal telescope as I gazed across Melbourne.
The view made me feel a little scared as I was looking down from the top of a 297 metre building.




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.