Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE  13

10th May, 2023

“The only dreams impossible to reach are the ones you never pursue.” – Michael Deckman

IMPORTANT DATES

Issue 13  – 10th May 2023

Wednesday 10th May
– Mother’s Day Plant & Preserves Stall 3.30pm – 4.00pm @ the Village

Thursday 11th May
– Mother’s Day Plant & Preserves Stall 3.30pm – 4.00pm @ the Village
– Parent Group Mother’s Day Stall
– Year 6 Winter Interschool Sport
– Year 5 Intraschool Sport
– Senior Choir

Friday 12th May
– Parent Group Mother’s Day Stall
– Issue #3 Book Club Orders Close

Tuesday 16th May
– Bentleigh District Cross-Country
– School Council Meeting

Wednesday 17th May
– Prep Reptile Incursion

 

2023 TERM DATES

Term 2
24th April – 23rd June

Term 3
10th July – 15th September

Term 4
2nd October – 20th December

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT

What a wonderful day we had last Saturday!! Fete Day was back at its best and surpassed our expectations. Although it was a very gloomy and wet start to the day, it didn’t stop the buzz as the teachers and parent helpers started setting up their stalls. The rain stopped and the crowd arrived and the OSPS fete was back as it was 4 years ago.

The way everyone pulled together to make the fete happen is an amazing achievement and a credit to everyone involved. The smiles on the children’s faces and their excitement were a joy to see.

I cannot thank the staff, parents, and children enough who worked so tirelessly up to and on the day. It was certainly a fantastic day all round, with a great vibe and community feel. The feedback and compliments about the day have been extremely positive. By the end of the day, due to the combined help of many hands, you would never have known that a fete has been held.

A HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE INVOLVED!

This week the administration building will be cleared in preparation for the next stage of the building project. Keep an eye out for a future Compass alerting parents where the new office will be located.

Have a great week.

Ron Cantlon
Principal

SCHOOL MATTERS

OSPS FETE – MESSAGE FROM NIKKI VIRTUOSO

 

The fete was the best ever to date in our 30 year history of running fetes (albeit the COVID-19 years).

Reigniting the fete was always going ot be a challenge after 3 years off and the whole school community stood up to the task and delivered tremendously.

Huge thanks to all our students, parents, school community, sponsors, donors, community partners, fete team, class fete coordinators and staff for your contributions.

It was a pleasure coordinating the 10th Fete for Oakleigh South Primary School

Nikki Virtuoso
Assistant Principal

MOTHER’S DAY STALLS

 

Parent Group will be running a Mother’s Day stall this coming Thursday & Friday.
 
It’s an exciting time for the students as they choose something for their mum from the huge range of items at the stall.
 
Thank you Parent Group!
 
Together with Parent Group’s Mother’s Day stall which will run this Thursday and Friday during school hours, the Year 3 Village has plenty of plants and preserves also for sale for Mother’s Day.
 
These will be available for purchase between 3.30pm – 4.00pm in the Village on Wed 10th, Thu 11th and Fri 12th May.
 
Feel free to pop by!

OSPS BOOK CLUB ISSUE #3

 

Orders for Issue #3 for our OSPS Book Club close this Friday, 12th of May.

 

Book Club provides families with an affordable and convenient way to access the best in Australian and international children’s literature.

 

As well as bridging the important class-to-home reading gap, Book Club also benefits Australian schools—for every Book Club order placed, Scholastic gives back 15% of the order spend to schools to spend on valuable educational resources via its Scholastic Rewards program.

 

You can view the catalogue here at – Book Club | Scholastic Australia

 

 

OAKLEIGH SOUTH PRIMARY SCHOOL TOURS

 

Our School Tour dates for 2023 are listed below.

Thursday 18th May

Bookings are essential, and can be made via TryBooking.
https://www.trybooking.com/CFRZT

Prep 2024 Enrolments will be accepted in digital format only, via e-mail from Monday, 24th April 2023

For further details call 9570 1016

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.

Please click here to apply – CSEF Application Form.

Those families that were eligible in 2022 will be rolled over, you do not need to reapply.

If you have any issues please contact Carlyn carlyn.backers@education.vic.gov.au

STUDENT SHOWCASE

YEAR 2 AT OSPS FETE

 

We are extremely grateful to all our parent volunteers who helped us out in both the preparation and on the day of the fete! Some of our stall required lots of pre-fete work and we could not have done it without your help.

The Year 2 students have told us that they had an incredible day and that the highlight was definitely being able to dunk some of the teachers in the dunk machine. Mr Mooney and Mr McMahon would have been impressed at the skill and accuracy of some of our students aiming at the target!

Here are some snippets from our fete recount writing this week:

Thomas 2GL

…Next I got a showbag and after that I went to the dunk machine to dunk Miss Lema. I dunked her in the freezing cold water and it was the best day ever!

Isabel 2AP

“Yeah!” Finally, we got a car park. I stepped out of the car and SPLASH! There was a big puddle and I got dirt on me. I zipped up my jacket….

JAPANESE SHOWCASE

 

Dear parents and students,

We have some exciting news to share in this month’s newsletter!

Firstly, we warmly welcome our new Japanese teacher, Siobhan Le Sensei, to our school. We are thrilled to have her as part of our team and look forward to the new opportunities and experiences she will bring.

We would also like to congratulate the students who passed the Hiragana reading test and have now joined the black belt club. They had their first activity during lunchtime on Monday and enjoyed playing the traditional Japanese card game called “坊主めくり(Bo-zu mekuri).”

We recently celebrated Children’s Day “こどもの日 (Kodomono hi)” and the students had a wonderful time learning about how people celebrate in Japan. They made origami Kabuto and Koi fish, as well as a massive Koi fish using smaller ones they had coloured.

In addition, we are thrilled to welcome a teacher assistant volunteer from Meiji University in Japan. His name is Yusuke Toda and he will be with us until the end of Term 3. We are excited to have him join us and to learn more about Japanese culture from him.

Lastly, we are pleased to announce that our sushi stall at the recent FETE was a huge success! We sold over 500 sushi rolls, Ramune drinks, and Pocky, Japanese sweets. We would like to thank all the parents who helped us with the stall and big thank you to Mrs Charles and Ms Kearns for helping us run the Sushi stall!

Thank you once again for your continued support and involvement in our school’s Japanese program.

Japanese Team

RESILIENCE PROJECT

Dear parents and Carers,

 

With our strong connection and continued work with The Resilience Project at Oakleigh South Primary School, to support and foster the wellbeing of our students, staff and parents, we are thrilled to announce that Hugh van Cuylenburg will be delivering an online presentation to our parent community.

Hugh and the TRP Team are so looking forward to our upcoming Parent and Carer Discovering Resilience Webinar (with other schools) on Wednesday 31st May from 6:30pm to 7:30pm AEST (60 minutes).

What you can expect.
Hugh will be delivering his flagship ‘Discovering Resilience’ presentation. Through his high-energy humour and captivating storytelling, Hugh will share simple, practical tips we can use everyday to improve our wellbeing.

Why a Parent & Carer presentation?
When building positive mental health in schools, we know the best impact happens when we work together.

The ‘Discovering Resilience’ presentation helps do just that by sharing those same evidence-based strategies being taught in the classroom, so they can be also practised at home and beyond. Attendees will also be reminded of the importance of their own wellbeing- we bring the best versions of ourselves to our family and community, when we make time to look after ourselves.

Parents and Carers will need to register for the webinar using the following link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrde2orzMoE93gynwvbHxzkDCNO-7z-zMI

 

THE RESILIENCE PROJECT

 

G: For the teachers and parents organising an incredible Fete for us to enjoy.

E: For adults and children who do not have shelter to keep warm from the cold weather.

M: Practice belly breathing when overwhelmed or stressed by putting your hands on your stomach to feel the air as it moves in and out.

 

The Year 2 students have enjoyed jumping back into their Resilience Project lessons in Term 2. This term we have continued to practice gratitude and learn about the importance of inclusion.

 

We created an acrostic poem of our names, identifying things we are grateful for. Through this we were able to think deeply about what we are grateful for in life, whether that be family, school, or even a heater!

 

We are also learning about the importance of empathy and including others in play and learning time.

VALUED STUDENT AWARDS

YEAR 4 VALUED STUDENT AWARDS

Rutva 4AS
Excellence
For her continued dedication and hard work in all areas of the curriculum. You’re a star, Rutva!

Christian 4AS
Excellence
For always contributing to class discussions & his ability to work collaboratively with others.

Audrey 4LD
Excellence
For having a consistent work ethic and for following teacher instructions carefully.

Marco 4LD
Respect
For always being kind and helpful to his peers. You have had a great start to the year!

Claire 4OL
Resilience
For persevering through challenging tasks to achieve her best results. Well done Claire!

Deylon 4OL
Respect
For always considering others and using wonderful manners. You are a great role model.

Ivy 4DK
Excellence
For always putting in 100% effort while wearing a smile on her face – amazing effort, Ivy!

Prayaan – 4DK
Excellence
For showing excellence in all he does, completing work to a high standard at all times. Well done!

Danielle – 4CR
Working Together
For the wonderful contributions she makes in all small group, and whole class discussions.

Kosta – 4CR
Integrity
For being a beautiful friend who always looks out for others.

Nikki – 4WW
Excellence
For consistently completing her work to an incredible standard. You’re a superstar, Nikki.

Benja – 4WW
Excellence
For always helping his classmates with IT issues and putting others before himself. Amazing Benja!

 

YEAR 5 VALUED STUDENT AWARDS

 

Finn – 5HP
Excellence
For displaying a positive approach to all his school work. Giving 100% every day!

Jett – 5HP
Excellence
For consistently reading every night and completing AR quizzes! So proud of you Jett!

Harrison – 5LG
Excellence
For bringing enormous enthusiasm and energy to all his learning. Keep it up, Harrison!

Erika – 5LG
Integrity
For always doing the right thing, and doing it brilliantly! Great work, Erika!

Haimi – 5MS
Respect
For treating all classmates and teachers with respect and kindness, at all times. Great work Haimi!

William – 5MS
Resilience
For settling in so well into a new school in 2023. We love having you in 5MS, you’re a star!

Hetvee – 5EW
Respect
For her polite and helpful approach to everything she does, what a great role model!

David – 5EW
Excellence
For working hard to move up a level in maths groups. Great effort David!

Millie – 5KP
Excellence
For her creative writing so far this term that includes vivid description and distinct voice.

Achilleas – 5KP
Excellence
For increasing his effort in the classroom and volunteering to read aloud during reading sessions.

Esther 5LG
Excellence
For being a truly exceptional human, and always thinking of others.

YEAR 6 & SPECIALIST VALUED STUDENT AWARDS

 

Jorja – 6SC
Resilience
For applying grit and putting a huge effort into her Reading program.

Thomas – 6SC
Excellence
For applying himself and trying his very best in preparation for our Year 6 BIG WRITE.

Lilly – 6SM
Excellence
For smashing her AR goal and always taking pride in the presentation of her work. Go Lil!

Nathaniel – 6SM
Respect
For displaying concern and empathy for the wellbeing of his teacher during her absence.

Millie – 6NM
Respect
For demonstrating respect to others by showing active listening skills in classroom discussions.

Ronit – 6NM
Integrity
For putting his best foot forward in class and giving 110% all the time.

Rose – 6CM
Excellence
For putting big effort into her Big Write, catching up on past work, and hitting her AR goals.

Aarav – 6CM
Working Together
For demonstrating congeniality and maturity when dealing with his peers and teachers. What a gem!

Mishell – 6FW
Integrity
For always doing her best and acting responsibly, showing real leadership qualities

Mia – 6FW
Excellence
For demonstrating a real keenness to strive to do her best in all academic ventures.

Deylon – 4OL
Performing Arts
Integrity
For demonstrating passion and determination during the auditions for the grade 4 production.

Adam – 5MS
Performing Arts
Excellence
For your brilliant work with the ukuleles in class and your viola in the school band.

Isabelle – 6JD
Performing Arts
Respect
For exhibiting great respect to learning about the Grade 6 production during class. Thank you.

LITERACY CORNER

YEAR 2 LITERACY CORNER

 

Over the last few weeks, Year 2 have been developing their persuasive writing skills.

The students have been working on using persuasive openers and emotive language.

During one of our lessons, the Year 2s had to write a persuasive letter to Rapunzel, pretending to be her evil mother.

The goal was to convince Rapunzel to never leave the tower. The Year 2 teachers have been very impressed with the persuasive language that has been used in the letters!

 

YEAR 2 WRITING SAMPLE

 

Ria 2TM

Dearest Daughter,

Please don’t leave your mother all alone! I know that you will regret it! Read the rest of my letter to find out why my dear, because mother knows best!

Firstly, if you go outside the castle, because you are so clumsy and fragile, just as you take your first step out of the tower you will fall into a pit. A very DEEP pit! Then you will break every bone! If you stay in the castle away from the outdoors, you will be away from doom. Please stay with your mother!

Also, think about all the scary, dangerous things waiting for you like venomous snakes, enormous bugs, carnivorous plants! Please don’t leave mother!

Never leave the castle!

Love Mother

 

OSPS SPORT

YEAR 6 INTERSCHOOL SPORT

 

Last week our Year 6 students participated in the Bentleigh District Winter Interschool Sport fixture.

Students played St. Paul’s Primary School in a variety of sports that include: AFL, Netball, Tennis, Sofcrosse and Soccer.

All our students represented themselves and the school extremely well. Games were played in good spirit and enjoyed by all.

Thank you to all the coaches who have supported the Year 6 sport program this term. You can view the results on the left.

WINTER SPORT RESULTS

Team ST PAULS OSPS Win or Loss
       
Netball A 15 11 L
Netball B 6 1 L
Netball C 0 9 W
AFL 74 7 L
Soccer Girls 0 2 W
Soccer Boys 0 8 W
Sofcrosse A 5 1 L
Sofcrosse B 5 3 L
Tennis  Green Girls 4 8 W
Tennis Green Boys 11 0 L
  Coatesville OSPS  
Tennis White Girls 4 8 W
Tennis White Boys 0 12 W

 

 

PARENT GROUP

PARENT GROUP UNIFORM SHOP

 

The 2nd hand uniform shop has brand new OSPS branded scarves ($20) and beanies ($18) in stock for the cooler weather.

If you would like to purchase one, the uniform shop is open from 8.45am – 9.15am on Wednesday and Fridays. Alternatively, you can email osparentgroup67@gmail.com if you’d like to purchase but are unable to get to the 2nd hand shop.

 

PARENT GROUP MOTHER’S DAY STALL

 

Parent Group will be running a Mother’s Day stall this coming Thursday & Friday.

Please refer to the below roster advising when your child’s class will be attending. We ask that all those planning on purchasing please come prepared with a carry bag. If you are available to assist with set up or at the stall, please enter your name and phone number in the google document.

Class Roster:

Thursday             

1.50 – 2.40          Year 1
2.40 – 3.30         Year 2

Friday                 

9.00 – 9.50         Prep
9.50 – 10.40       Year 3

Recess              Year 6

11.10 – 12.00     Year 4
12.00 – 12.50     Year 5

Volunteer Link:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pu8oZsIlJ80atsCrVKOd4-i3mbd-7a8F2U6tkECpchA/edit#gid=0

PARENT CORNER

THE RESILIENCE PROJECT CONTINUES IN 2023

 

We are so excited to be working with The Resilience Project (TRP) this year again to support and foster the Mental Health and Wellbeing of our students and whole school community.

 

The Resilience Project is committed to teaching positive mental health strategies to prevent mental ill-health and build young people’s capacity to deal with adversity and challenges in everyday life.

 

Check out the link below ‘Introducing TRP to Parents and School Community’

https://oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Introducing-TRP-to-Parents-and-school-Community.pdf

COMMUNITY NEWS


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