Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 13

12th 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 

“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl

IMPORTANT DATES

Issue  – 12th May 2021

IMPORTANT DATES

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

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

Tue May 11th
– Assembly (P-3)

Tue May 18th
– District Cross Country
– Assembly (P-6)

Thur May 20th
– School Tour 9:30-10:30am

Fri May 28th
– Year 6 Hot Dog & Casual Clothes Day

Fri June 25
– Curriculum Day

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT

Yesterday we had our first Prep – Year 3 assembly for the term which was absolutely fantastic. The assembly was facilitated by representatives from Year 3 who were nominated by their peers. They did a fantastic job and showed such confidence presenting in front of a big crowd. Well done to each of those students. Also congratulations to the students from Prep to Year 3 who read their stories and to the amazing musical performances.

You may have seen the television advertisements recently promoting the Victorian government’s new initiative, Smile Squad. In the 2019 State Budget, the government pledged to fund the Smile Squad program, providing free dental care to all primary, secondary and special school students enrolled in public schools across Victoria. This will include free examinations and any follow up treatment that may be necessary, completely free of charge.

Once we have confirmed details, you will be notified on how this wonderful program will proceed.

You may have noticed in the press the state wide concern for certain behaviours from parents and carers towards teachers and other school staff. We congratulate the government on this stance and making it clear that threatening and violent behaviour toward school leaders and staff is unacceptable in any way. This legislation will provide greater powers for principals to enforce appropriate behaviours and expectations with parents, carers or other adults who are threatening or violent toward staff, either on school property or otherwise. This Bill also supports principals in managing and addressing the inappropriate use of social media by parents, carers and other adults toward staff.

Our schools are inherently safe and positive environments for the majority of the time and we continue to build and maintain positive relationships with our parent community at all times. On the occasions that this breaks down it can be extremely stressful for all involved.

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

 

DISTRICT CROSS COUNTRY
– Closes today at 3pm.

YEAR 6 CAMP
– Instalments open on Qkr! today.

YEAR 3 & 5 SWIMMING
– Payments close 25th of May

BEANIES & SCARVES
– Closes 19th of May

SCHOOL FEES – PLEASE PAY ASAP

LIBRARY & STEM TRUST

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.

YEAR 6 to 7 TRANSITION FORMS

 

A reminder to Year 6 parents that  Transition Forms for secondary school are due by 11am, Friday 14th May

Please email to enrolments@oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au  

 

ENROLMENTS FOR 2022

Enrolments for Prep 2022 are now open and places are filling fast.

We encourage parents of students starting in 2022 to complete forms as soon as possible and email to enrolments@oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au 

Forms can found here – 2022 enrolments.

SPARE CLOTHING

 

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.

 

REMINDER BEANIES AND SCARF ORDERS CLOSE 19TH MAY

 

  • 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.

Thank you to Nicole Stenton and all the 2nd hand uniform shop helpers, the May sale is a huge success so far with many itmes flying out the door and reducing the stock levels.

Donations are always welcome and can be dropped off at the office.  

FULLY BOOKED SCHOOL TOURS

 

All the school tours are fully booked.

The online bookings have been extremely successful for the school to adhere to the COVID density limit restrictions.

School leadership will look into hosting more school tours of there is a demand from the community.

You are still able to submit forms without having been on a school tour. Please click here to access the form.

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.

JAPANESE NEWS

Isabella 6LD, Aneeta 6MW, Akshadha 6MW, Shania, 6JD, Nyah 6SM

JAPANESE NEWS

 

Black Belt Club is back in 2021!!

Every second Tuesday, we have Black Belt Club for all students who have learned more than 44 of the 46 Hiragana characters. Hiragana is one of the 3 Japanese alphabets used in Japan, the others being Katakana and Kanji. We are so delighted to have Black Belt Club back in 2021.

Black Belt Club : Fake sushi making

Last Tuesday, we held our very first Black Belt Club for 2021, and it was amazing!!! We made fake sushi using air dry clay and everyone had a great time sculpting and creating their sushi.
Izzy 6LD

Melanie – 6SM

VALUED STUDENT AWARDS

VALUED STUDENT AWARDS

Prep & Year 1

Iwan Prep AM
Respect
For being an amazing listener and always trying to do the right thing. You are a star Iwan!!
Sofia Prep AM
Excellence
For showing such a huge improvement in all her class activities. You are Sensational Sofia!!
Peter Prep BB
Working Together
For always helping and encouraging others in every activity. Well done Peter!
Rophe Prep JF
Excellence
For striving for excellence in all schoolwork and using his beautiful manners. Well done Rophe!
Janaya Prep JF
Working Together
For her positive attitude and encouraging her classmates. Well done Janaya!
Michael Prep MR
Working Together
For being an excellent helper for his teachers and peers. You’re a star Michael!
Sam Prep MR
Excellence
For taking on feedback given and implementing it into her work. You’re a star Sam!
Izaan Prep NC
Excellence
For always displaying an excellent work ethic during class time and when learning his Sight Words.
Sri 1AM
Excellence
For starting term two with a bang by showing excellence in every task, finishing them all! Go Sri!
Levi 1AM
Excellence
For creating an awesome ‘shape city’ on Word, showing great computer skills! You’re a star Levi!
Jack 1CF
Excellence
For showing incredible improvement with your handwriting! Excellent job, Jack.

 

Evie 1CF
Excellence
For always completing your work to the highest possible standard! Well done, Evie.
Nicholas 1CG
Excellence
For putting 100% into every task and always looking for further ways to challenge himself. You rock!
Emma 1CG
Working Together
For always showing amazing kindness and team work skills within our classroom. You’re a star Emma!
Oliver 1JG
Excellence
For showing awesome persistence with his reading & writing and for modelling kindness to his peers!
Leni 1JG
Resilience
For showing courage and being such a reliable & responsible class helper. You’re irreplaceable Leni!
Aaron 1LD
Excellence
For always participating in class and continually completing work to a high standard. You superstar!
Mina 1LD
Excellence
For showing excellence by writing a fantastic sizzling start for her persuasive piece. Good work!
Kristoff 1NM
Excellence
For working hard and showing great improvement in his handwriting and spelling. Well done!

 

Katie 1NM
Excellence
For consistently completing work to the highest standard. Amazing job, Katie!
Tanisha 1SR
Resilience
For working through challenging tasks with a positive attitude. You are a rockstar Tanisha!
Ross 1SR
Working Together
For encouraging his friends with positive comments in class. You are so kind Ross!

VALUED STUDENT AWARDS

Years 2 & 3

James 2AP
Excellence
For being a polite and caring student who always has a positive approach to challenging tasks.
Catherine 2AP
Excellence
For her positive approach to every task she does. Your dedication to learning is incredible!
Mimi 2GL
Excellence
For making a brilliant start to Term 2! Fantastic effort Mimi!
Teresa 2GL
Excellence
For always trying her best and contributing in class! Well done Teresa!
Olia 2JR
Resilience
for quickly adjusting to class routines on her return to school in term 2.

 

Yvonne 2JR
Excellence
For always striving to complete her work to a high standard.
Daphne 2LV
Excellence
For her thorough work whilst completing tasks quietly and diligently in class.
Ryan 2LV
Excellence
For his thorough work whilst completing tasks quietly and diligently in class.
Jenson 2SC
Resilience
For displaying resilience and working hard to complete tasks in a timely manner.
Joanna 2SC
Excellence
For displaying excellence and working hard to improve her comprehension of texts.
Samara 2SL
Resilience
For displaying a positive attitude when faced with challenging tasks. Keep up the amazing work!
Eno 2SL
Excellence
For working hard to improve his reading comprehension. Keep up the terrific effort, Eno!
Lara 2TM
Excellence
For always showing 2TM her excellent reasoning skills with all of her amazing explanations.

 

Catherine 2TM
Excellence
For continuing to excel in Maths Invaders and making rapid progress! Well done Catherine!
Albert 2TM
Excellence
Continuing to work hard to meet all of his learning goals and always finishing his work on time!
Haaniya 3DD
Excellence
For consistently presenting neat and tidy work and taking pride in all she does.
Michael 3DD
Resilience
For starting the term off with a positive attitude and trying new things. Well done Michael.
Gayun 3JP
Integrity
For being trustworthy and respectful throughout her day. Thank you for always using your manners.
Zac 3JP
Excellence
For consistently striving to do his best, especially in his writing where he revises using VCOP.
Vihaan 3JS
Excellence
For excellence in smashing his AR goal and being a helpful and enthusiastic class member. Well done!
Sophie 3JS
Excellence
For excellence in smashing her AR goal and being a helpful class member. Keep it up Sophie!

 

Henry 3MT
Working Together
For delivering a great group reenactment of an Aesop fable for Reading.
David 3MT
Working Together
For delivering a great group reenactment of an Aesop fable for Reading.
Theodore 3MT
Working Together
For delivering a great group reenactment of an Aesop fable for Reading.

STUDENT VOICE

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…

Amelie H- 2SL

Nathaniel Z- 3JS

OSPS SPORT

YEAR 6 WINTER INTERSCHOOL SPORT

 

Last week Year 6 students participated in Winter Interschool Sport (Round 2) with all teams playing away against Saint Andrews. Saint Andrews were fantastic opposition and displayed great sportsmanship and skill. Next week we play at home against Murrumbeena. 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! This week those students will enjoy their first session of lawn bowls at South Oakleigh Bowls Club.

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.

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 continue 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.

YEAR 6 INTERSCHOOL SPORT RESULTS (ROUND 2.)

 

SPORT OSPS Saint Andrews
Boys Tennis 12 0
Girls Tennis 12 0
Netball A 12 15
Netball B 15 2
Netball C 14 1
AFL DNP DNP
Soccer Girls 9 5
Soccer Boys 10 1
Sofcrosse A 1 0
Sofcrosse B 1 1

 

PARENT CORNER

SWIMMING

As part of the Health and Physical Education curriculum, students in Years 3-6 will have the opportunity to participate in an 8-day intensive swimming program at Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre (GESAC) this term. Each lesson will be 40 minutes in duration with a ratio of 1 aquatics teacher to 8 students. Students who do not attend will participate in a Water Safety Program back at school.

 

WATER SAFETY @ HOME

Life Saving Victoria (LSV) has developed The Water Safety @ Home series which provides online, practical sessions for kids to stay active, and learn water safety, CPR, first aid, swimming and the lifesaving Nippers program – all from home or classroom. There are sessions for age ranges from early childhood through to upper primary-school age, as well as Water Safety Watch & Learn videos and resources that align to the Victorian curriculum. To view these resources please click here.

 

WORLD MATHS DAY

During World Maths Day last Wednesday the 5th of May many of our students competed in class activities developing their Maths skills while making new friends and participating in many different competitions. At one stage OSPS was coming first in the Live Mathletics competition. Over 9,000 schools from 127 countries around the world participated completing and astounding 2 million minutes of maths during the day. Congratulations to all those OSPS students who participated at school and at home.

Kenneth – 5HP

LITERACY CORNER

LORD OF THE RINGS

 

AUTHOR – J. R.R.TOLKIEN

AR 6.1 – 6.3

(various points depending on which volume you are reading – total for all 3 volumes – 74 points)

Hello, my name is Liam and I am one of the 2021 Library Captains. You may have seen me before in the library, if not, I can’t blame you, I’m hardly the most interesting thing there. I’m going to tell you about a great book called The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. When this book originally came out in 1954 it was so revolutionary that it created its own genre and received a new dictionary word to describe it: Tolkienesque. The book follows Frodo Baggins, a hobbit in Middle-Earth. When a gift from his adopted father is discovered to be the almighty One Ring, he sets out on a quest with The Fellowship of the Ring to destroy it in Orodruin, Mount Doom. Unfortunately, a massive dark power is rising in the south threatening to take over the entire world.

The book and world is incredibly well thought out and planned and thus it gives the story a realistic feel if you ignore the wizards.

The book is split into three volumes which can be found between levels 6.1 – 6.3. The total amount of pages for all three volumes is about 1,100 pages long and worth 74 points in total. I would recommend this book only for years five or six because it is incredibly long and difficult to read despite what the level is. If it’s too long you can just read its prequel: The Hobbit, or better yet, just watch the movie.

Liam 6FW

THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE

 

AUTHOR – KIMBERLY BRUBAKER BRADLY

AR – 4.1 (9 points)

Hi, I’m Rafaele, one of your 2021 Library Captains. I am doing my book review on The War that saved my Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.

This story is about a girl called Ada and her little brother Jamie who are sent off to live in the country during World War 2.

Ada is an 11-year-old girl who is born with a crippled leg and is kept hidden at home because her mother is embarrassed about her disability. When WW2 breaks out, Ada and Jamie are sent to live in the country with Miss Smith, a lady who just happens to have a pony. It tells the story about how Ada learns to overcome her disability and ride the pony, which is named “Butter”, with the encouragement of Miss Smith.

Jamie has his struggles too. He is trying to fit in at his new school. He is made fun of because he writes with his left hand and treated badly at school. The teacher calls it ‘The Mark of the Devil’ and ties his left hand to the back of the chair to make him write with his right hand. Jamie’s wrist is marked with blood from the rope and when Miss Smith finds out, storms into the school and defends Jamie to his teacher.

I liked this book because it had a lot of action and suspense and was interesting. The book explained how life was during WW2 and how kids were sent away to the countryside. I found it interesting because it was about children my age.

It’s about how kids overcome their fears and find a happy home with Miss Smith who is not embarrassed by them and loves them.

I really like this book and think you would, too.

Rafaele 6JD

 

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