Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE  12 – 3rd May, 2018


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 12 – 3rd May 2018

Friday 4th May
– Year 2 Healthy Life Skills

Saturday 5th  May
– Fete Day 10am – 4pm

Monday 7th May
– Year1 Healthy Life Skills

Tuesday 8th May
– Bentleigh District Cross Country

Friday 11th May 
– Year 2 Healthy Life Skills
– Year 6 Transition Forms Due



The sun will be shining on our school on Saturday!!

There’s a buzz around the school this week and we all know why…yes it’s Fete week. The final preparations are happening. The teachers are busy organising the finishing arrangements for their stalls, the maintenance team are making our school grounds look amazing, parents are busy assisting their class stalls and the fete committee are doing a fantastic job tying up all the loose ends.

Our Fete is a group effort so I would like to thank everyone in advance for their hard work. I know it will pay off on Saturday when Oakleigh South PS has another amazing Fete day.

I look forward to seeing you all there.

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


Year 6 Transition Forms

Year 6 Transition Forms must be returned to the class teacher by Friday, 11th May.

If you have any questions regarding these forms, please contact Sarah Van Deursen on vandeursen.sarah.e@edumail.vic.gov.au

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



What’s happening in Year 2?

Last Friday, the Year 2 students started the ‘Healthy Skills for Life’ program, Part 2, presented by instructors from the Life Skills Group. This 8-week program (one 45-minute session per week) follows on from last year where students will continue to develop their skills to build awareness of their physical, social, and emotional health and wellbeing.

The program involves movement, games, stretching, mindfulness, creative activities, exercise and play aimed at building resilience, developing self-regulation, increasing self-awareness, practising positive relationship skills, understanding inclusiveness and strengthening problem solving skills. The program will also focus on the following values during each session:

Ø Respect

Ø Honesty

Ø Teamwork

Ø Resilience

Ø Caring for others

Ø Confidence

Ø Strength

Ø Gratitude

The children were excited to participate in the program and happily shared their experiences from their first session:

When I do Healthy Skills for Life I feel very calm and happy. I feel like I’m in a calm place.
Cooper 2CS

When I’m in Healthy Skills for Life I feel very relaxed. My favourite thing to do is the yoga positions because I can stretch my body a lot and it makes me feel calm.
Niharika 2SI

We do lots of fun things like games with actions and I like it when we lay down. It makes me feel comfortable and peaceful.
Lucas 2KH

There are different shapes that you can make with your body. This makes our body feel calm. We also learn about values, like respect and not to interrupt but to understand what somebody is saying.
Isobel 2SM

I feel relaxed and I also feel really comfortable and happy. I learn to do yoga and we stretch our bodies which helps us to get healthy.
Alicia 2VO

I felt relaxed and tired. When the teacher does actions we follow her and it makes me feel relaxed. The teacher shows us how to be kind and respectful to each other.
Aarushi 2JD

Doing Healthy Skills makes me feel relaxed and calm. The teacher shows us how to listen to other people.
Yi Ning 2JB


On Wednesday 25th April, Lauren, Lily, Antonios and Campbell from Student Voice represented Oakleigh South Primary School at the Anzac Day Dawn Service at Oakleigh.

They listened to the brave Anzac soldiers’ relatives and the poem about Flanders Fields. Soon after, they were called up and laid down a wreath on the shrine to pay their respects to the ANZACs on behalf of OSPS. Everyone listened quietly to the Last Post and which was followed by a minute of silence.

Next, the national anthems of New Zealand and Australia were played which were followed by a professional gun salute.

The students enjoyed the service, and wish to go again next year.

Our brave soldiers fought for Australia with courage and selflessness.

Lest We Forget.


Entertainment Book

You will be able to order your copy of the Entertainment Book from the Craft Stall at the Fete.

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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