Oakleigh South Primary School
NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 13
11th May 2022
“When you know better you do better.” – Maya Angelou
Issue 13 – 11th May 2022
Tuesday 10th May – Friday 20th May
– Year 3 & 5 NAPLAN
Thursday 12th May
– Year 6 Interschool Sport vs. Murrumbeena (home)
– Senior Choir (Years 4-6 in hall)
Friday 13th May
– Year 4 MCG & Eureka Tower Excursion
– Year 5 Oz Harvest Program
Tuesday 17th May
– Senior Assembly (parents welcome)
– Bentleigh District Cross-Country @ Bald Hill Park
As we gradually return to normality at OSPS, last Thursday and Friday, the Prep children invited their mum or special person to come to their classroom and celebrate Mother’s Day with them. There was much excitement as the children indulged their mums with painted nails, make up and massages, cookie decorating, craft activities, bracelet making and singing. Thank you to all the mums and special people who made the children’s day, and I am sure they made your day too!
Yesterday we welcomed our parent community back to be part of the junior assembly. It was wonderful to see our prep students up on stage for the very first time singing their Mother’s Day song. There were many Valued Student Awards handed out to many proud students. The juniors showcased what has been happening in their year levels with videos on Mother’s Day afternoon in the preps, Flash Bang Fizz Science in year 1 and Dino Day in year 2. Thank you to the year 3 students who assisted in running this week’s assembly. We are all looking forward to next week’s senior assembly. Parents are welcome to attend.
Yesterday the year 3 and 5 children started their NAPLAN testing. First up was the writing task for both year levels and continues today with the year 5 reading task. The testing will take place online over a two-week period, concluding on Thursday 19th May. Good luck everyone.
Have a great week,
TERM DATES / QR CODE
2022 TERM DATES
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
The team from Smile Squad have finished the dental check-ups of the children who participated in the program.
The mobile treatment van should be arriving onsite at the end of next week. The Oral Health Therapist will be seeing any students who still need to be seen for dental check-ups (mostly in Grade Prep) and she will also provide treatment to a handful of students where parents have consented. The majority of students have already been to our base clinic in Clayton to have their treatment done.
Thank you to every family who utilised this service. It has been a fantastic government initiative and very well supported by our community.
CAMPS, SPORTS & EXCURSIONS FUND (CSEF)
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
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!
On Thursday the 5th and Friday the 6th May, the OSPS Prep classrooms welcomed their Mums and a few select visitors for some special pampering!
Our delightful guests were treated to new hairstyles, colourful nails, a relaxing hand massage and deliciously decorated cookies.
Many funny photos were snapped, as the children and their mums enjoyed a delightful afternoon together.
Portraits were drawn, books were read and bracelets made for our wonderful Prep Mums.
The lucky Mums were also given handmade cards, profiles and badges crafted by the children during the week.
Thank You to all those who joined us for the special event.
Our Mother’s Day afternoon is a beautiful celebration for one of the most important people in the children’s lives.
OSPS TOP TEN MATHLETICS STUDENTS & CLASSES
Congratulations to the following students and classes who achieved some great scores in week 2 of Term 2. So far this year students at OSPS have achieved 20,499,548 Mathletics points! Wow!
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.
All students in Years 2-6 have assigned tasks to complete throughout the week at home that support the teaching and learning program at OSPS.
|Top Students – Week 2 Term 2||Total Points|
|Shiven K – 4CW||10110|
|Nathaniel B – 5SA||10000|
|Alwyn J – 3DD||9340|
|Nina X – 2MG||8690|
|Mia Z – 6GZ||8590|
|Jayla F – 3DD||8130|
|Ray X – 1NM||7750|
|Katherine H – 2JR||7540|
|Bella L – 2GL||5790|
|Ryan R – 3MW||5660|
|Top 5 Classes – Week 2||Activity Points|
RESILIENCE PROJECT – PREP
This week the preps explored the meaning of mindfulness. We learnt that it is the ability to be calm and present at any given moment.
We practised this through slowing down and concentrating on one thing at a time like our breathing. We recognised that breathing can help us to be mindful and feel relaxed. We identified that when we feel worried, we can focus on our breathing to help us feel calm.
We have been practising mindful breathing by sitting or lying still and silent. We then discussed how we felt before and after we practised our mindful breathing. Working on mindfulness gives us opportunities to develop our ability to pay attention to the present moment and our thoughts.
Practising mindfulness daily can help us stay focused on set tasks and reduce stress and anxiety.
GEM RECIPIENTS – WEEK 2 TERM 2
|Marco T – 6SM||Empathy – For displaying care and empathy for younger students before school by helping them cross the road safely. You’re a gerat human Marco!|
|Aria D – 1MT||Empathy – Aria is always polite and well mannered. She is always happy to help anyone in need! You’re a star Aria!|
|Julian M – 3JS||Empathy – For being so happy and helpful, and for his caring and supportive attitude to all his peers.|
|Deanna P – 4EW||Empathy – For her patience and consistency in listening to and representing the best interests of her classmates.|
|Neera N – PSG||Empathy – For always being kind and cheering up your friends when they are said.|
|Amy Y – 2LW||Empathy – For looking out for others and always showing kindness and understanding|
|Aurora H – 5LG||Gratitude – For constantly displaying gratitude towards her teachers, friends and school.|
The school library is once again open for all Year 3-6 students to borrow before and after school. Students can have a maximum of 4 books borrowed at any one time. It’s strongly recommended that students use their reading range number as a guide when borrowing books. This will assist students to experience reading growth.
Accelerated Reading Goals – Year 3-6
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. So far this year we have read 216,696,835 quality words. What a fantastic achievement! Congratulations to the following students in each year level that read the most words in week 2 of Term 2.
VALUED STUDENT AWARDS
VALUED STUDENT AWARDS PREP
|Ellie – PSG
For her impeccable manners and having an amazing attitude towards her learning. You’re awesome!
|Kevin – Prep SG
For working hard to produce his best work in every lesson. Keep up the amazing work, Kevin!
|Mia – Prep MR
For continually trying her best and always giving everything a go. You’re a star, Mia!
|Rishon – Prep MR
For always using polite manners and for being a role model with his outstanding behaviour.
|Tommy – Prep NM
For always being kind and respectful towards others in class. You’re a GEM!
|Penelope – Prep NM
For always being a good friend to others by showing kindness and empathy.
|Pranavi – Prep BB
For always producing beautiful work!
|Nathan – Prep BB
For always showing respect to his teachers and peers! Well done Nathan!
|Harper – Prep NC
For treating others with kindness and showing resilience in the mornings.
|Isaac – Prep NC
For putting in 100% effort to produce his best work. Your writing has already come so far!
|Travis – Prep LM
For taking great pride in his work and always completing tasks to the best of his ability.
|Noah – Prep LM
For being positive, happy and motivated to take on new tasks and challenges.
|Arush – Prep AM
For always making excellent choices in our classroom. Arush you are an amazing role model!!!
|Masha – Prep AM
For her delightful attitude towards school. Masha, we love the joy you bring to our class!!
VALUED STUDENT AWARDS YEAR 1
|Leonardo – 1CL
For sharing his computer skills with our class and helping his peers with any tech difficulties.
|Chloe – 1CL
For her great level of attention to detail and always completing her work at an excellent standard.
|Nithya – 1CL
For adding interesting adjectives when writing her weekend recounts.
|Pranil – 1MT
For showing appreciation of 1MT’s classroom and students.
|Bianca – 1MT
For striving to achieve your personal best at all times.
|Mickey – 1LD
For working hard in writing to produce a fantastic description of his Potato Head. Way to go Mickey!
|Keyon – 1LD
For being a resilient learner and having a positive attitude towards his school work. Go Keyon!
|Aahana – 1NM
For always showing amazing manners to her teacher and peers and always showing her 5Ls. Fantastic!
|Ray – 1NM
For showing huge improvement in his handwriting formation and writes neatly in his writing. Amazing!
|Dunja – 1AM
For coming such a long way from the start of the year! Your hard work is truly paying off! Go Dunja!
|Alina – 1AM
For always doing her best work and challenging herself to achieve great results! You’re a star Alina!
|Zacc – 1CG
For showing excellent manners, kindness and respect to his classmates in 1CG. You rock Zacc!
|Ariana – 1CG
For producing excellent writing pieces with great ‘wow’ words. You’re a writing superstar Ariana!
|Miller – 1CG
For showing excellent determination and progress in his reading. You are a reading superstar Miller!
|Isha – 1CG
For always giving every activity 100% and taking all constructive feedback on board. You rock Isha!
|Gabriel – 1JG
For being a number ninja on Maths Invaders & working really hard to have neat handwriting. Go Gabby!
|Irini – 1JG
For being a courteous student who always shows the 5L’s and never forgets her beautiful manners!
VALUED STUDENT AWARDS YEAR 2
|Ava – 2GL
For her neat and organised approach to all learning tasks. Ava loves to help around the classroom!
|Ross – 2GL
For always producing such a high standard in all areas of his learning and being a great leader!
|Nina – 2MG
For always trying her best when completing work. Well done!
|Amish – 2MG
For his amazing enthusiasm while learning! Well done!
|Loki – 2LW
For the outstanding effort you always give to your homework each week! Great work Loki!
|Hanoch – 2LW
For always being there to help others in need. Amazing work Hanoch!
|Jenisha – 2TM
For using all elements of VCOP in her excellent narrative on ‘The Magic Hat’. Well done Jenisha! 🙂
|Vivaan – 2TM
For reading with expression and fluency. Well done on moving onto the next coloured dot Vivaan!
|Anela – 2JR
For being an amazing listener and always trying to do the right thing! You’re a star Anela!
|Isaac – 2JR
For becoming a superstar at Maths Invaders! Keep up the great work Isaac!
|Renee – 2SC
For showing respect towards classmates and teachers and always being happy, hardworking and helpful.
|William – 2SC
For demonstrating integrity by being an honest member of 2SC, taking responsibility for his actions.
VALUED STUDENT AWARDS YEAR 3
|Emma – 3MW
For being a great and supportive class member.
|Paige – 3MW
For a great improvement with your Maths Invaders.
|Samara – 3DD
For persevering and working through challenging tasks.
|Alwyn – 3DD
For working hard to produce his personal best and accepting advice to improve his work.
|Fional – 3AG
Fiona is a caring and kind member of class who always looks after her friends. Well done Fiona!
|John – 3AG
For excelling at completing his AR quizzes and Mathletics activities. Awesome job John!
|Louay – 3JS
For achieving his AR goal and being a keen and interested class member. Keep it up Louay!
|Rutva – 3JS
For demonstrating excellence in all of her work and being respectful to others. Well done Rutva!
|Aarna – 3CF
For writing a phenomenal piece on ‘No Hat, No Play’. Well done, Aarna!
|Mihiki I – 3CF
For always using polite manners and putting your best foot forward all the time. Well done, Mihiki!
|Olia – 3NH
For producing the best piece of homework Mr Hooley has ever seen from a Year 3 student!
|Naomi – 3NH
For making incredible progress in her reading comprehension.
|Deylon – 3NH
For settling in so well since joining us mid-term from Sri Lanka. 3NH all agree that you are amazing!
|Reyansh – 3NH
For an amazing first term at OSPS. Our grade all agree that you are incredible!
YEAR 6 INTERSCHOOL SPORT WINTER RESULTS
|Sport||Result vs. St Pauls|
|Tennis Boys (white)||7-5|
|Tennis Girls (white)||4-8|
|Tennis Boys (green)||6-6|
|Tennis Girls (green)||9-3|
LITERACY CORNER – PREP
It has been an exciting start to Term 2 with the Preps starting the Smart Spelling Program.
Each week, we will focus on a new sentence and explore the letters and sounds that make up the words in these sentences.
We are very proud of the Preps and all of their hard work.
Here are some examples of the activities that the Preps have produced during their Smart Spelling lesson. Well done Leia (Prep MR) and LouLou (Prep NC) on their wonderful work!
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