Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 12

5th May 2021

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Riley St, Oakleigh South, VIC 3167

T: 03 9570 1016  

E: oakleigh.south.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au   W: oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au 

“No one is perfect – that’s why pencils have erasers.” – Wolfgang Riebe

IMPORTANT DATES

Issue  – 5th May 2021

IMPORTANT DATES

Wed 5th – Fri 7th May
– Village Mother’s Day Stall 3.30 – 4.00pm

Mon 10th – Fri 21st May
– Swimming Program 4 & 6

Tue 11th May
– Parent Group Welcome Meeting

Tue May 11 to Thursday May 13
NAPLAN testing (Years 3 & 5)

Fri June 25
– Curriculum Day 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT

Today is World Math’s Day and here at Oakleigh South, the children celebrated the day engaging in lots of fun maths activities. Mathletics is an amazing online maths platform which not only teaches maths concepts but complements and consolidates the concepts taught in the classroom. The teachers can differentiate the program to suit each individual child by setting tasks that are relevant to their specific learning.

As suggested in last week’s newsletter article, the children can join millions of students across the globe as they celebrate World Maths Day and compete in Live Mathletics challenges. We encourage all students to take part, try their best and most importantly have fun. May the best Mathlete win!

The Year 4 students are working very hard on their production, ‘Pirates at Noon Kids’. The performances will be held in the last week of this term. Our Year 6 students have also begun working on their production of, ‘Matilda Jnr.’ which will be held later in Term 3.

Just a final reminder that the Year 3 and 5 children will be participating in NAPLAN testing next Tuesday (Language Conventions & Writing), Wednesday (Reading) and Thursday (Mathematics).

Enjoy your week.

Ron
Principal

TERM DATES / QR CODE

2021 TERM DATES

Term 2
19th April – 25th June

Term 3
12th July – 17th September

Term 4
4th October – 17th December
Last day of each term is a 2.30pm finish

SCHOOL MATTERS

PARENT PAYMENTS

 

Closing tomorrow 4.30pm
Under Year Level Tabs
Swimming Yr 4 and 6

Prep Reptile Incursion

Closing next Wednesday at 4.30pm 
Under Specialist Tab
District Cross-Country

Opening today – closing in 2 weeks
Under Specialist Tab
Beanies and Scarves

CSEF REMINDER

The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund is available for families who have received a Health Care Card from the Australian Government. Please bring the paperwork to the office or email the form and your Health Care card to carlyn.backers@education.vic.edu.au

All forms need to be in by the end of Term 2 to be eligible to claim.

Please access the link below to access the Camps, Sports and Excursions form (CSEF).
CSEF Link
Thank you.

 

REMINDERS

 

Year 6
Transition Forms are due by 11am, Friday 14th May emailed to enrolments@oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au

Prep – Year 6
Reminder to have spare clothes in bag, especially with wet days forecast.
Reminder that if your child is unwell they need to stay home until they are well.

Enrolments
If you have a prep starting in 2022, please submit online forms. They can found here – 2022 enrolments.

BEANIES AND SCARVES ARE BACK!

 

OSPS is very excited to offer the opportunity to order a beanie and/or scarf to our students and school community again this year.

Parents and friends are welcome to also order.

  • Beanies $18
  • Scarves $20

Orders will close 4pm Wednesday 19th May. Orders will then be placed and the beanies and scarves will take approximately 4-5 weeks to arrive.

After you order, please check your receipts in Qkr! to ensure it has gone through.

Any questions please feel free to contact Nikki Virtuoso, Assistant Principal, nikki.virtuoso@education.vic.gov.au

MONTH OF MAY UNIFORM SALE

For the whole month of May the 2nd hand uniform shop will be running a HUGE sale.

All items are $2 each, bags $5! Bargain!

New school hats are $15.

Parent volunteer Nikki Kaur, who has been coordinating our uniform shop for the past several years has handed over this role to Nicole Stenton. We thank Nikki so much for all her hours of dedication and time running this service for our parent community. Welcome Nicole to the role! Nicole also diligently checks and returns items from lost property to their owners when items are named clearly. She can be seen regularly scouring the yard for stray jumpers, drink bottles and hats!

All families can help by ensuring all their child’s belongings are named.

CURRICULUM DAY

 

Oakleigh South Primary School will be having a Curriculum Day, Friday 25th June.

This is a Pupil Free Day.

Camp Australia will be again offering their services should you require it.

Please see the flyer for more details.

SCHOOL TOUR BOOKINGS OPEN

 

Due to the recent ease of restrictions, bookings for the last 2 school tours have been opened to allow for up to 80 people.

Due to current COVIDSafe density levels, only adults, no children (over 12 months old) are allowed to attend the tour.

Maximum 2 tickets per family.

All school tours must be booked through the trybooking link below.

https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=723717&

Please do NOT turn up without a booking.

PERFORMING ARTS

2021 Performing Arts Team (L to R):

Jenny Barnard, Kate Mallett, Elaine Wilkinson and Michael Mietzcke.

PERFORMING ARTS

 

Wow! What a great to start to the year in Performing Arts across our school. We are all so excited to be able to sing, dance and perform to an audience again.

The Junior and Senior choirs have both performed at assemblies, our Victorian State School Spectacular Mass Dance and Mass Choir students have started rehearsing for live shows later in the year, and a few fabulous Year 6 students have started a fun lunchtime dance club on Mondays.

The Preps, Year 1s, 2s and 3s have been exploring beat/rhythm and pitch through song, movement and percussion instruments.

Our Year 4s and Year 6s have been busy auditioning and rehearsing for their upcoming productions. This year, we have also introduced ukuleles for the Year 5s. They are loving the challenge and enjoying playing along to lots of pop songs.

Josie and Hazel in Year 5, experimenting with the ukuleles.

Siddhika and Ran playing percussion instruments in Prep.

Monday lunchtime dance club in the hall.

VALUED STUDENT AWARDS

VALUED STUDENT AWARDS

Year 4

Rafael 4AS
Excellence
For making a brilliant start to Term 2, especially with his AR goal!
Sienna 4AS
Excellence
For enthusiastically completing her AR quizzes each week in order to reach her target this term!
Stefanie 4CW
Respect
For always being incredibly kind and respectful towards all of her teachers and peers. Amazing!
Hugo 4CW
Respect
For consistently using his flawless manners at school. Hugo, you’re an absolute delight to teach!
Vansh 4DK
Excellence
For an unbelievable start to his term 2 AR goal, achieving 51 points in the first 2 days. Wow!!

 

Sundosh 4EW
Excellence
For demonstrating excellence in completing class tasks at a high standard.
Vinuki 4EW
Excellence
For excellence in constantly striving for improvement in both online and class activities.
Zach 4EW
Integrity
For integrity with always communicating honestly and demonstrating a supportive and caring nature.
Belinda 4KH
Excellence
For showing excellence, respect and kindness to everything and everyone. Well done Belinda.
Nick 4KH
Excellence
For always giving 100% effort into all that he does and having an excellent attitude to school.
Simon 4NM
Excellence
For coming back to school this term and giving 100% in every activity. Well done Simon!

VALUED STUDENT AWARDS

Year 5

Arya 5FF
Excellence
For outstanding academic achievement in both Mathematics and Literacy.

 

Alexander 5FF
Excellence
For an outstanding Natural Disasters project and 3D model.

Alessia 5HP
Integrity
For always displaying kindness, gratitude and empathy towards others. You are a GEM Alessia!

Dimitri 5KP
Resilience
For making a brilliant start to Term 2 and persisting with finding factors and multiples in maths.

Angela 5KP
Excellence
For always trying her best and asking the teacher for assistance more often. Keep it up!

Tiffani 5LG
Excellence
For starting each day with a smile, working with enthusiasm and always being kind to others.

Max 5LG
Excellence
For approaching AR with incredible enthusiasm and achieving outstanding results! Keep it up Max!

Angelina 5NC
Excellence
For amazing reading during the holidays. Well done!

Harshul 5NK
Excellence
For your extremely dedicated attitude and your friendly manner you fill our classroom with everyday.

VALUED STUDENT AWARDS

Years 6 – Specialists 

Ryan 6CR
Excellence
For the great start he has made to the term, in all aspects of his learning. Keep it up, Ryan!
Joanna 6CR
Excellence
For being a silent achiever who always demonstrates excellence in everything she does. Well done!
Jonathan 6CR
Working Together
For always contributing to discussions and being a great team player. Keep it up, Jonathan.
Claire 6FW
Excellence
For consistently achieving Mathlete of the Week, even through the holidays! Well done!
Jae 6FW
Excellence
For reading extensively over the holidays, and achieving over 100 points on the first day of Term 2.
Shaun 6JD
Respect
For being a respectful class member that always looks out for his peers. You’re a champ, Shaun!
Amy 6LD
Excellence
For consistently staying on task in all lessons and always giving 100% effort.
Priyanka 6LD
Resilience
For working diligently throughout the holidays and achieving 50 AR points on the first Monday back.
Evert 6SM
Excellence
For striving for excellence by reading challenging texts and working hard to achieve his AR goal.
James 6SM
Excellence
For enthusiastically sharing his encyclopedic knowledge of  WW 1 during class. Great job James!
4DK STEM – Science
Working Together
For respecting each other and considering other students in Science this week!
2TM Japanese
Working Together
For being so kind and considerate towards other students in Japanese class.

STUDENT VOICE AWARDS

STUDENT VOICE AWARDS

 

Two Student Voice awards are given out each week to students who demonstrate the school values during recess and lunchtimes.

Two student voice members each week look for students who are doing the right thing.

This is a way of saying well done and keep doing the right thing!

Congratulations to…

Amy – 4AS

Andrew – 5LG

OSPS SPORT

YEAR 6 WINTER INTERSCHOOL SPORT

 

Last week Year 6 students participated in Winter Interschool Sport (Round 1) with all teams playing away against Saint Pauls. Saint Pauls were fantastic opposition and displayed great sportsmanship and skill. Next week we play away again at Saint Andrews. Parents are welcome to come and support their child and if you’re available to umpire or score please speak to your child’s sports coach. The winter fixture can be found here at Bentleigh District Winter Fixture.

Students not participating in the competitive fixture enjoyed competitive games of Mat Ball at school focusing on fundamental motor skills, hand eye coordination and team work. Students also did a short fitness program and experienced umpiring their peers! Later in the term these students will also enjoy two sessions of lawn bowls at the local South Oakleigh Bowls Club.

There is no permission or payment required for the regular Winter Interschool sport program in Term 2. Thank you to Marcus Mooney, P.E staff and the Year 6 teachers for organising this wonderful program and giving up their time to coach our children.

From left to right.

Back – Trisha, Alicia, Aneeta, Diana

Front – Akshadha, Ely, Penelope, Diya, Lisa

YEAR 6 INTERSCHOOL SPORT RESULTS (ROUND 1.)

 

SPORT OSPS Saint Pauls
Boys Tennis 12 0
Girls Tennis 12 0
Netball A 10 17
Netball B 7 8
Netball C 2 4
AFL 1 107
Soccer Girls 6 0
Soccer Boys 6 1
Sofcrosse A 1 0
Sofcrosse B 0 8

 

From left to right.

Back – Jeremy, Maliah, Takoda

Front – Hamish, Maddison

From left to right.

Elise & Deeva

YEAR 5 WINTER  SPORT ROTATIONS

 

Last week all of our Year 5 students enjoyed a game together focusing on teamwork, aerobic fitness and strategy.  This week our Year 5 students will begin to experience the summer sports they will be playing in 2022.These include: volleyball, flag rugby, basketball, cricket, softball. Thank you to the P.E and Year 5 teachers for making this possible.

PARENT CORNER

PARENT CORNER

Reading Eggspress/Reading Eggs

At OSPS every child has access to ABC Reading Eggspress and Reading Eggs at home. These programs make reading real books, improving spelling skills and building reading comprehension highly engaging for kids aged 5⁠–⁠13. The online reading program is packed with hundreds of interactive reading activities, online children’s books and literacy games. And it really works! For more information please contact your child’s classroom teacher.

World Maths Day!

Today, May 5th is World Maths Day! One of the world’s largest global educational events! This day aims to get primary and secondary school students excited and enthusiastic about learning maths. We are constantly using maths in our everyday lives, from the telling the time, counting and adding, to measuring and using money – maths is everywhere!

At Oakleigh South Primary School, we love to provide engaging and challenging maths lessons at every level. We also use Mathletics to help complement our learning. This year the “World’s Largest Online Maths Competition” is back! You can join millions of students across the globe as they celebrate World Maths Day and compete in Live Mathletics challenges. There will be 20 x one-minute challenges available.

The goal is simple: get as many questions correct as you can within one minute and be crowned the winning mathlete! You can earn 1 point for each correct answer that goes towards your score. Fingers crossed you might even make it onto the World Maths Day Hall of Fame! Winners will progress through to the global finals, which will take place two weeks after World Maths Day. They’ll go head to head with three peers from around the world in a live-streamed knockout tournament, with prizes for the champions.

This event runs for 48 hours to cover all time zones. Your child will automatically be able to take part using their school subscription- just log in on the day and let the games begin! We encourage all students to take part, try their best and most importantly have fun. May the best Mathlete win!

More information; World Maths Day.

LITERACY CORNER

RUBY REDFORT – LOOK INTO MY EYES

SERIES – RUBY REDFORT

AUTHOR – LAUREN CHILD

AR 5.8  (11.0 POINTS)


This novel is the first book in the series called Ruby Redfort and is one of my favourites. Ruby is on a mission for Spectrum, a top secret spy agency. Throughout  the book Ruby is faced with several challenges and is required to use her incredible spy skills to help her investigate.

I would recommend this book to anyone in years 4, 5 and 6, it is on level 5.8 and worth 11 points.

Review by Erin 6GZ

THE DRAGONET PROPHECY

WINGS OF FIRE SERIES BOOK 1

AUTHOR – TUI SUTHERLAND

AR 5.0    (10 POINTS)

The Dragonet Prophecy: This book is the first book in Wings of Fire, which throughout the whole series is based around dragons living in their own mythical world. The Dragonet Prophecy is about five dragonets destined to end a war. The book is written through the eyes of Clay, one of the five dragonets. They have lived in a cave their whole life and when they have a choice between freedom or fate, they escape and go on a journey they will never forget. During that journey they will fight for their lives on a quest to find Clay’s home. There are a lot of of unexpected turns in the book, and I really enjoyed reading it.

This book is written by Tui Sutherland, it is on 5.0 and worth 10 points. This book is great if you like to read adventure stories with twists.

I would recommend this book to years 4, 5 and 6.

Review by Eliza 6 CR

PARENT GROUP

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