Oakleigh South Primary School


25th April, 2024

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”  – C.S. Lewis


Issue 11  – 25th April 2024


Friday 26th April

– Crazy Hair Day Fete Fundraiser (please bring a NEW item for the Lucky Jars Stall)
– Year 4 Chips and Nugget Day

Tuesday  26th April
– Bentleigh District Cross Country

Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd May
– Mother’s Day Stall

Saturday  11th May
2024 OSPS Autumn Family Fete




Last week the 2024 House Cross-Country event concluded with students in Years 3-6 completing their run across the day. Congratulations to all runners who participated and earned valuable points for their respective Houses! Notably, there was a terrific display of commitment and effort across all year levels. Some students even achieved their personal best times!

16 sleeps to go until the Fete on Saturday 11th May 10 am – 4.00 pm. Tomorrow, Friday 26th April there will be a Crazy Hair Day to support the Lucky Jars stall. Please send your child with crazy hair and a NEW item that can go into a lucky jar (toys, treats, hair things, crafts, stationary etc) so this stall can be fully stocked. Students wear regular school uniform. We are also after donations of gift bags so that we can also have lucky jars and lucky gift bags, the gift bags need to be in good condition and can be dropped to the office, along with any plastic or glass clean and washed jars.

Our Year 6 students begin their winter interschool program next week travelling to St Andrew’s. Sports include AFL, sof-crosse, netball, tennis and soccer. We wish them all the best.

On a different note, it has been quite concerning to see children being dropped off at school early. A friendly reminder that the school day begins at 8:45 am and that students should be arriving at school as close to that time as possible. We want all our students to be safe and warm, especially with this cold weather.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Ron Cantlon




Important Information for ALL Year 6 Parents/Guardians



Last week, all parents of Year 6 students were sent the Year 6-7 Transition Forms via Compass.

Please ensure you take the time to read the Compass message, then complete the “Application for Year 7 Placement 2025” which are to be returned via email by 11 am on Friday 10th May.

It is extremely important that you thoroughly read and correctly complete every applicable section in the Application for Year 7 Placement form. Your child’s VSN was distributed via the classroom, and all students will have it glued into their diary. We ask that you please enter your child’s VSN into Section 1. Please return it as soon as possible, to ensure any issues are resolved before the due date so your child’s 2025 placement is not impacted.

The “Application for Year 7 Placement 2025” forms MUST be returned as 1 document via email to enrolments@oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au by 11am Friday 10th May. Please ensure that you have completed every applicable section and provided all required information.

Late submissions may affect placements for 2025.



If you are applying for an Out-of-Zone school, please check with them if they require further documentation to be submitted. It is the parent’s responsibility to check and provide this information.

Please Note: It is a government requirement that ALL Year 6 students in Victoria must complete and return this form by Friday 10th May, regardless of where they will attend in 2025.

If you have any questions, please email enrolments@oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au or your child’s classroom teacher.



This morning, our School Captains and Student Voice Representatives, alongside Mrs. Roussos (5DR) and Mr. Morrey (6NM), gathered at the Oakleigh-Carnegie RSL for the dawn service. With over 1,000 attendees, the event was a poignant demonstration of our community’s unity and respect for our nation’s history. It provided a valuable opportunity for our Student Leaders to engage in community service, reflecting our school’s commitment to instilling values of remembrance and gratitude.

During the ceremony, our school captain, Evie L., delivered an outstanding performance of the poem ‘In Flanders Field’. We commend our Student Leaders for their outstanding commitment, enriching our school community. We appreciate and congratulate all our Student Leaders and teachers for their outstanding leadership and dedication.

On this day of commemoration, we reflect on the bravery and dedication of the ANZACs and all who have served our nation. It’s a time to appreciate their sacrifices, which have safeguarded our way of life. As a school community, we are deeply grateful for their contributions, which enable us to enjoy the freedoms we cherish. Today, let’s unite in gratitude, honouring their memory with respect and appreciation. This ANZAC Day, let’s come together to uphold the enduring values of courage, mateship, and service that shape our community.

Lest We Forget.





Welcome to the 2024 year, it has been a busy term 1 for the school with building project and the preparation and moving into the new administration wing. School Council continue to support the building project completion with investment into the Year 3 Village rebuild, new science room and new administration area. It has been great to have our travel paths around the school re-instated in Term 2 which make access into and out of the school easier for our families. Works continue around the Year 3 Village and new Science/Sustainability Room and the installation of the new playground over the school holidays has been a huge hit!

We were very saddened to hear the news of the sudden passing of OSPS parent and school councillor Jordan Argiriou. There were many OSPS families and staff who attended the beautiful service to honour and celebrate Jordan’s life. Please see link below to a featured Herald Sun article about Jordan.

Jordan Argiriou Herald Sun Article

We have the pleasure of welcoming to school council Rajkumar Karunanidhi who has accepted the 1 year vacant position left by Jordan Argiriou.

The new school council met for the first time and elected office bearers.

Mel Clubb – President
Nadia Beauchamp – Treasurer
Jon Couston
Nicole Stenton
Brendon Wood
Jennie Kim-Ross
Sri Reddy
Rajkumar Karunanidhi

Ron Cantlon
Nikki Virtuoso – Secretary
Erik Albers
Helen Paroukas
Nigel Hooley

Nelsie Fernandez
Vacant Position

The next big ticket item for the school is the annual Fete. I hope all families get involved by helping on your child’s stall on the day and inviting as many family and friends to enjoy the day. Remember ‘Together We Achieve’ and the Fete is the perfect example of how our community comes together!

All the best.

Mel Clubb
School Council President




Pia K. PBB – Empathy: For always helping her peers and teachers without ever being asked! Incredible work, Pia!

Charissa B. 1LD Gratitude: For always being kind, using her manners and showing gratitude to her classmates and teachers.

Lana M. 2VO Empathy: For always showing empathy, patience and kindness to her peers. You are a wonderful student and friend, Lana.

Jiyana S. 3DP Mindfulness: This certificate states ‘mindfulness’ as the reason for this award, however, it is because Jiyana displays all three parts of GEM. Her work ethic and consideration of others is constant. A most deserving recipient! Congratulations Jiyana!!

Amaira J. 4WW Gratitude: For always being incredibly thankful for everything in her possession and treating everyone, and everything, with such respect.

Rishaan N. 5LG Mindfulness: For his active commitment to GEM sessions, including mindful participation in class meditations.

Shanaya P. 6CM Empathy: For always displaying care for those around her.




Last Thursday, students in Years 3 to 6 participated in our annual House Cross Country event.

The top 8 runners first over the finish line successfully progressed to the Bentleigh District Cross Country Championships on Tuesday 30th April. We wish all 48 Oakleigh South representatives all the very best at the next round of competition!

Congratulations to all the students who participated in the 2km/3km event. Thank you to all the staff and volunteers who assisted in making the Cross-Country possible!





Each year, our wonderful Parent Group pleased hold a Mother’s Day & Special Person Day Stall on Thursday 2nd May and Friday 3rd May. Students will have the opportunity to purchase some gifts (priced between 50c and $10.00) for Mother’s Day & Special Person on Sunday 12th May.

Please see the updated Class Roster below to find your child’s allocated class time:

Thursday – 2 May 2024



Year 1 – 1.50 pm – 2.40 pm

1.50 pm – 2.05 pm – 1LB & 1KS
2.05 pm – 2.25 pm – 1MT, 1SC & 1JG
2.25 pm – 2.40 pm – 1NM & 1LD


Year 4 – 2.40 pm – 3.25 pm

2.40 pm – 2.55 pm – 4CG & 4AS
2.55 pm – 3.10 pm – 4CR & 4LW
3.10 pm – 3.25 pm – 4LD & 4WW


Friday – 3 May 2024 



Year 3/PREP – 9.05am – 9.50am

9.05 am – 9.20 am – 3JD & 3MW
9.20 am – 9.35 am – 3AN & 3NM
9.35 am – 9.50 am – Prep HM & Prep BB


Prep/Year 3 – 9.55am – 10.40am

9.50 am – 10.05 am – Prep FG & Prep MC
10.05  am– 10.25 am – Prep AL, Prep LM & Prep NC
10.25 am – 10.40 am – 3NH & 3DP


Recess – Year 6

Friday – 3 May 2024 (cont.)


Year 2 / Year 5– 11.10am – 11.55am

11.10 – 11.25 am – 2AP & 2MJ
11.25 – 11.45 am – 2VO, 2CD & 2TM
11.45 am – 12.00 pm – 5KP & 5DR


Year 5 / Year 2 – 12.00 pm – 10.40 am

12.00 pm – 12.15 pm – 5EW & LG
12.15 pm – 12.30 pm – 5PG & 5MM
12.30 pm – 12.45 pm – 2SR & 2GL


Any students that missed their allocated time  12.45 pm – 1.10 pm



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