Oakleigh South Primary School

27h April 2022


‘A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.’ – Mark Twain


Issue 11  – 27th April 2022

Wednesday 27th April
– District Cross Country Training @ Bald Hill Park

Thursday 28th April
– School Tour 9:30am-10:30am
– Year 6 Interschool Sport vs. St Andrews (away)
– State School Spectacular Rehearsals

Monday 2nd May – 6th May
– Year 1 & 2 Swimming Program






A big welcome back to term 2. I hope that you all enjoyed some family time and a restful break. With COVID restrictions easing, many of the activities that have been out of reach the past two years have allowed us to enjoy lots of family activities.

It will be a very busy term, with NAPLAN, lots of year level activities, sporting programs, and the children in years 1 to 4 participating in their swimming program.

This year, NAPLAN will take place over a two-week period from Tuesday 10th May to Thursday 19th May. For the first time, the children will be completing their tasks online, apart from the year 3 writing task which will be handwritten. The children will be tested in the areas of Reading, Writing, Language Conventions and Numeracy.

Have a great week.




Term 2 – 26th April – 24th June

Term 3 – 11th July – 16th September

Term 4 – 3rd October – 20th December  (3:30pm finish)

Last day of each term is a 2.30pm finish


Capital Works Update – Portable Relocation Phase 1 Works


As you may have noticed, that after many hours of planning and consultation with the Department of Education, Victorian School Building Authority (VSBA) and their appointed Architects and consultants, we are taking initial steps forward on our upcoming Capital Works Project.

We are excited to report that the first phase of the project is currently underway, with major Portable Relocation works being completed during the recent school holiday term break. These rooms will also receive a minor refurbishment and will be ready to re-occupy in the next few weeks.

This initial phase is an important part of the project, helping to facilitate future works within the school as well as result in the future redevelopment of the whole sustainability area.

The Capital Works project is managed by the VSBA and is currently out to Construction Tender. We will be able to provide further details on the overall project once the tender process has been finalised and further direction and information is received from the Department and VSBA.




Smile Squad is still at our school for a few weeks in Term 2!

All children deserve a healthy smile and Smile Squad are continuing with dental check-ups for students in Grade 1 and Prep during Term 2.

Smile Squad is a Victorian Government program that provides free dental care to all Victorian public primary and secondary school students.

The friendly Smile Squad dental team has been at Oakleigh South PS since 2021 conducting free oral health check ups for students who consented. The Smile Squad dental van will be coming in Term 2 to provide free follow up treatment as needed.

What do parents need to do?

Many of you have already returned the consent forms that were sent home last year in 2021 and we ask that you advise us if:

–          you have changed your mind or no longer consent for any services;

–          there are any changes to your child’s medical history.

Please advise Smile Squad of any changes by calling Link Health Smile Squad on 0419 249 158.

Who is Smile Squad?

The bright orange Smile Squad vans are staffed by experienced oral health therapists, dental therapists, dental assistants and dentists. They all have lots of experience treating children and a passion for improving their oral health – for life.

Learn more about the Smile Squad by visiting www.smilesquad.vic.gov.au or contact the team at smilesquad@dhsv.org.au.



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.

Click here for further information CSEF Website

Please click here to apply – https://www.education.vic.gov.au/PAL/csef-application-form.pdf




Congratulations to the following students who achieved some great scores over the Easter holiday break.


It’s very important to understand that even though getting 1,000 points a week is great it’s more important that students are challenging themselves at their own level and completing work that supports their learning at school.


Top Students Total Points
Mia Z 35400
Erika T 25155
Reyansh K 24661
Tyler J 22680
Anshul M 20950
Shiven K 20031
Anusha K 18069
Ella L 14380
Ryan L 11681
Shane W 11140





During the first few weeks of Term 2, students in Years 3-6 (including some in Year 2) will be conferencing with teachers to agree on their reading targets for Term 2. Students are expected to read a minimum of 100 supervised minutes across the week and have their diary signed to reflect their reading.

You can see your child’s target and reading progress by using the Renaissance Home Connect function. Just use your child’s school AR log in details.

You can access the link here – https://Auhosted2.renlearn.com.au/1478818/HomeConnect

Our school goal this year is to read 1 billion quality words. Over the course of Term 1 we read 172 million quality words as a school. What a fantastic achievement! Congratulations to the following students in each year level that read the most words in Term 1.

Year Level Student Words
Year 3 Saar T – 3AG 1,194,027
Year 3 Ayaat M – 3NH 531,209
Year 4 Lily W – 4AS 2,306,816
Year 4 Arnav G – 4EW 1,489,935
Year 5 Atharv H – 5NK 2,041,759
Year 5 Michelle L – 5HP 1,532,594
Year 6 Ethan D – 6SM 2,200,482
Year 6 Dulara J – 6FW 1,435,364




Year 6 winter interschool sport begins week 1 of term 2 with OSPS playing away against St Andrews. You can view the fixture here at – https://websites.mygameday.app/assoc_page.cgi?c=0-4215-0-0-0&sID=49019

Please be mindful that there will be some venue changes when OSPS play at home to accommodate building works around the school. Please read the Compass item sent to parents or ask your child’s classroom teacher.

Year 5 interschool sport continues in Term 2 with our students participating in summer sports. Students get the opportunity to experience a number of sports on a rotational basis, learning fundamental skills, teamwork and sportsmanship. Students can then choose the sport they wish to compete in against Coatesville with one game being conducted away and one at home. Those students who don’t choose a sport will have the exciting opportunity to learn and play lawn bowls at our local South Oakleigh Bowls Club. Please keep an eye out for a Year 5 interschool sport Compass item to be sent soon.



The Get Active Kids Voucher Program helps eligible families get their kids involved in organised sport and active recreation activities. Eligible children may receive up to $200 to cover the costs for membership and registration fees. Families can now apply for vouchers for expenses incurred from January 1st 2022.


For more information on the Kids Voucher Program and how to apply for them please visit the website here – https://www.getactive.vic.gov.au/vouchers/





Parent Group will be holding their AGM on Wednesday 27th April starting at 7.30pm.

This meeting will be held via Zoom this is due to COVID restrictions.
If you would like to become a part of the Parent Group and meet new parents from different grades, be a part of this wonderful school community and help raise money for the school.
Please click on the below link
Join Zoom Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/98285985831?pwd=SUNPMFMxOEkvRlBtWWFqQVNDUXZ3UT09Meeting ID: 982 8598 5831Passcode: GKfXd0



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