Oakleigh South Primary School
NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 14
19th May 2021
Riley St, Oakleigh South, VIC 3167
T: 03 9570 1016
E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au
“The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.” ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
Issue 14 – 19th May 2021
Mon 10th – Fri 21st May
– Swimming Program 4 & 6
Thur May 20th
– School Tour 9:30-10:30am
Fri May 28th
– Year 6 Hot Dog & Casual Clothes Day
Thur June 24th
– Last day of term 3:30pm (Students)
Fri June 25
– Curriculum Day (Pupil Free Day)
Congratulations to the Year 3 and 5 children who sat their NAPLAN tests last week. Everyone did a fantastic job. The results of these tests will be available later in the year.
Save the Date!! Our next Curriculum Day will be held on Friday 25th June, the last day of Term 2. The children will not be required at school on this day. Camp Australia will be providing their service if you should need it.
The staff will be involved in a whole day program on SMART spelling. This spelling program is taught across all year levels in the school. The staff will be updating their skills so there is a consistent approach to spelling across the whole school.
The Year 4 and 6 swimming program concludes this week with the years 3 and 5 swimming program beginning on 31st May. Thank you to everyone involved in making this program run so smoothly.
Congratulations to the children who represented O.S.P.S. in the Bentleigh District Cross Country yesterday. Everyone performed their absolute best and should be proud of their effort. Thank you to the staff who trained the children before school so they were fully prepared for the event.
Have a fantastic week.
TERM DATES / QR CODE
2021 TERM DATES
19th April – 25th June
12th July – 17th September
4th October – 17th December
Last day of each term is a 2.30pm finish
PIRATES PAST NOON KIDS PRODUCTION
The Year 4 students have been rehearsing extremely hard this term for our amazing production of Pirates Past Noon Kids.
The performances will be on Wednesday 23rd June (Cast 1) and Thursday 24th June (Cast 2), last week of Term 2, at 7pm.
Ticketing information has been sent to Year 4 families via Operoo for first stage bookings.
Any questions please contact Assistant Principal Nikki Virtuoso email@example.com
GRAPHIC DESIGNERS WANTED!
OSPS has been most fortunate that we have had several parent volunteers who are graphic designers to assist us with creating Fete and production posters/signage etc. Some of them are moving on to high school in coming years so we are looking for a few more to join the great team!
If you would be happy to contribute and volunteer your graphic design skills, please contact Assistant Principal – Nikki Virtuoso @ firstname.lastname@example.org
YEAR 6 CAMP
– Instalments open on Qkr! today.
YEAR 3 & 5 SWIMMING
– Payments close 25th of May
YEAR 6 HOT DOG & CASUAL CLOTHES DAY
– Payments close 26th May
Prep ZOO EXCURSION
–Payments close 2nd June
SCHOOL FEES – PLEASE PAY ASAP
LIBRARY & STEM TRUST
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 email@example.com
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).
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.
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.
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.
HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Mila 4EW, Jinul 4DK, Khaldoon 4EW
PREP & YEAR 1 P.E
In PE we have been playing Memory Tag and Germ Tiggy for our warm up games. Preps and Grade 1’s have been learning bouncing, rolling, fielding, overarm throw and punting. Over the remainder of term students will be assessed on their skills as they move through a tabloid of ball handling activities.
YEARS 2 – 6 P.E
For the first 4 weeks of Term 2, children in years 2,3,4,5 & 6 have been put through a range of activities testing their speed, endurance and ball handling abilities in preparation for their mid-year reports.
In the latter part of Term 2, children in year 2 will be working on basketball and soccer, year 3 children will be introduced to a range of co-operative games and the year 4,5 & 6s will have a taste of all the athletic disciplines in preparation for their House Athletics which will be held in week 2 of Term 3.
Saanvi, Vansh 4DK
Athan, Naman 4DK
YEAR 6 WINTER INTERSCHOOL SPORT
Last week Year 6 students participated in Winter Interschool Sport (Round 2) with all teams playing away against Murrumbeena. Murrumbeena were fantastic opposition and displayed great sportsmanship and skill. Next week we play at home against Oakleigh Grammar. 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 lawn bowls at the local South Oakleigh Bowls Club. Students learnt the rules of the game, how to use the bowl bias correctly and enjoyed completing games. Next week students will again enjoy another 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 experiencing the summer sports they will be playing in 2022. These include: volleyball, flag rugby, basketball, cricket, softball. Students are learning the skills required for each game, the rules and how best to position themselves in games. All students had a lot of fun and enjoy the variety of sports on offer. Thank you to the P.E and Year 5 teachers for making this possible.
BENTLEIGH DISTRICT CROSS-COUNTRY
On Tuesday the 18th of May, Oakleigh South competed against six other schools at District Cross-Country. A perfect day met us at Bald Hill Park for the event. Congratulations to all the students over the last 10 weeks for putting in so much time and effort in preparation for the event. We were lucky enough to take out the overall championship, just defeating Coatesville at the post.
We are super proud of all the students who gave it their all and pushed to do their best for the school. Well done to students who finished in the top 8, who will now move on to Division, back at Bald Hill Park, on Tuesday 1st June.
A huge thank you to Mr. Mooney for all his work behind the scenes and setting up on the day. None of this would have been possible without him. Thank you to Miss Lema, Miss McCartney, Miss Gunning and Mr. Crane for coaching all the students in the lead up.
Well done to all the students, and well done to Oakleigh South on the massive achievement
Sophie – 6CR Hamish – 6MW
YEAR 6 INTERSCHOOL SPORT RESULTS (ROUND 3.)
Oakleigh South Primary School- CHAMPIONS
Lidia – 3MW
Sophie – 6CR
Jai – 5NC
Jacob – 6JD
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