Oakleigh South Primary School
NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 14
18th May 2022
“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” – Carl Sagan
Issue 14 – 18th May 2022
Tuesday 18th May – Friday 20th May
– Year 3 & 5 NAPLAN
Thursday 19th May
– OSPS School Tour
– Year 6 Sport vs. St. Peters @ home
– Senior Choir in hall (Years 4-6)
Friday 20th May
– Year 5 Oz Harvest FEAST Program
Monday 23rd May – Friday 27th May
– Year 3 & 4 Swimming
Tuesday 24th May
– Whole School Assembly on OSPStv
Wednesday 25th May
– Consulate General of Japan Excursion
NAPLAN assessments continue this week with the students completing tasks in Language Conventions and Numeracy. A big thank you to the classroom teachers, Mr Albers and Mr Eykman for the smooth running and organisation of these assessments. The results will be available later in the year.
Next week the Year 3 and 4 students begin their swimming program at GESAC. The students will be involved in an intensive 5-day swimming program. The students that are not attending will be learning about the importance of water safety.
This year the enrolment procedure is slightly different for the 2023 preps. We urge you to enrol any children as soon as possible if they are siblings of children already at our school. This is very important as it allows us to understand how many vacancies we have to offer other potential enrolments. Thank you for your assistance.
Enjoy the rest of your 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
ELECTION DAY BBQ, CAKE STALL & COFFEE FUNDRAISER – VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED
OSPS Parent Group will be holding an election day BBQ, cake stall and coffee fundraiser and we would like to welcome all parents interested in volunteering for the event or assisting by baking something for the cake stall on the day.
Today your youngest child will come home with a yellow Election Day Cake Stall Notice with a Food Handling Info Sheet. These are also attached to this Compass for your information. Baked goods can be dropped to the school Friday 20th May (please take them straight to the staff room), or delivered to the hall before 10am on Saturday 21st May.
We require 6 parent volunteers for each time slot to help make the fundraiser successful and look forward to the support of our OSPS community.
Please click on the link below to select your time slot and where you can help.
Thank you so much in anticipation of your support.
OSPS Parent Group
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
YEAR 2 SWIM PROGRAM
The Year 2 students were so excited to complete the swimming program in week 2!
For the first time ever, we had almost the entire year level joining the swimming program, which was amazing! There were many ‘firsts’ experienced throughout the week; the first time on a school bus, organising their belongings and even the first swimming lessons for some! A big, BIG thank you to the parents who joined us on the bus and who met us at the swimming pool. The program would not have run as smoothly as it did without your help.
Here are some reflections on the week from the students…
I learnt that I can swim on my tummy and that being respectful to the teacher is important. I also learnt how to float while swimming. I enjoyed learning how to swim with all my friends. The bus was really fun because I could also chit chat with my friends! I wish I could do it again! Luka 2GL
I learnt how to do different swimming strokes such as backstroke, soldier arms. I also learnt that swimming can save your life. I really enjoyed doing difficult things in the water such as holding my breath. My favourite was jumping on a school bus with all my friends. The pool was so hot, it was the best! Eric 2GL
I was so excited to be able to go to swimming last week. We learnt lots of things like torpedo and bubble, bubble, breath. My favourite thing that we did was making a whirl pool. Ryan 2SC
I felt happy to go to swimming because we did lots of fun things. I loved finding sink toys at the bottom of the pool. We also played fruit salad which was a lot of fun. Maggie 2SC
My whole class had the best week ever! My favourite part was on the last day at the very last minute. That was when we were having a race of who could make the smallest and biggest splash (you can make a small splash by bending your knees and just stepping in). Aiden 2TM
At swimming I learnt to do backstrokes and freestyle. I had an amazing time and my favourite was the sinkies. I loved them! I also loved the rope where our teacher pulled us with the rope and we had to act like we needed help. After the lessons we dried ourselves off and changed into our clothes. Ryan 2AP
I was so excited for swimming! My favourite part was when we went to the deep pool. The challenge was to get the toy at the bottom of the pool. We practised torpedo swimming, soldier kicks and a little diving. I am very excited for future swimming lessons. Aaron 2TM
My favourite part of swimming was playing with the sinkys. It was a lot fun because I love diving! I learnt that swimming is good for you because there is water everywhere in Australia. Clover 2LW
My favourite part of swimming was doing the torpedo. It was awesome. I learnt how to bubble, bubble breath and that is very important for swimming. Ivy 2LW
I loved being in my level and going in the deep end – it was fantastic! I learned a lot, it was indeed very fun. Amish 2MG
When I was at GESAC, I started on blue team, it was a bit challenging in my opinion but I’m not sure for everybody else! After I was on Pink team and it was even more fun! Nadia 2MG
LITERACY CORNER – YEAR 2
The Year 2s have been improving their procedural writing this term.
They have been working hard to include lots of different verbs and adverbs into their writing.
They have written instructions for how to create an origami dog and creative recipes for Silly Soup!
Check out some of our amazingly detailed writing below!
RESILIENCE PROJECT – Year 2
The Year 2 students have been enjoying completing their Resilience Project lessons.
So far we have learnt about gratitude, created finger puppets to develop empathy and our favourite so far, was the mindfulness session!
We all enjoyed the opportunity to relax and reflect on how the guided meditation made us feel.
Everyone noticed a difference in their bodies and mood before and after the guided meditation.
We are also learning to develop our emotional literacy by recognising different emotions from facial expressions and body language.
|Top Mathletics Students – Week 3 Term 2||Total Points|
|Alwyn J – 3DD||20770|
|Matthew T – 2JR||13920|
|Mia Z – 6GZ||11400|
|Zaina S – 6SM||10280|
|Shiven K – 4CW||10130|
|Drewin D – 2TM||9800|
|Erika T – 4KH||9800|
|Matthew S – 6SM||9020|
|Katie S – 2LW||8680|
|Ajith I – 2LW||8270|
OSPS TOP TEN MATHLETICS STUDENTS & CLASSES
Congratulations to the following Prep – Year 6 students and classes who achieved some great scores in week 3 of Term 2. So far this year students at OSPS have achieved 19,819,860 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.
Congratulations to those students who completed their Mathletics in week 3. Well done!
|Top Classes For Each Year Level in 2022||Activity Points in 2022|
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 ( ) quality words. What a fantastic achievement! Congratulations to the following students in each year level that read the most words in week 3 of Term 2.
|Vinuki I – 5LG||429,561|
|Alexander Z – 6JD||375,154|
|Lily W – 4AS||344,162|
|Amber L – 6NM||342,292|
|Ayush S – 4LD||341,622|
|Elise H – 6Fw||306,719|
|Luka B – 6CR||268,306|
|Matthew S – 6SM||258,624|
|Rory M – 4AS||257,154|
|Hanna Z – 6NM||255,221|
VALUED STUDENT AWARDS
VALUED STUDENT AWARDS YEAR 4
Myra – 4CW
Ovi – 4CW
Theodor – 4LD
Morgan – 4LD
Cuan – 4AS
Jacob – 4KH
Kathleen – 4KH
Nathaniel – 4DK
Sage – 4DK
Reyansh – 4EW
Sienna – 4EW
VALUED STUDENT AWARDS YEAR 5
|Veer – 5HP
An awesome start to Term 2. Having a productive first week of school. Well done Veer!
|Mohammed – 5HP
For always showing respect towards his teachers and class mates every day. Always smiling!
|Vinuki – 5LG
For demonstrating incredible resilience and persistence when working with a broken arm.
|Ayaan – 5LG
For achieving a consistently fabulous standard in all class tasks, and contributing to all sessions.
|Vipasha – 5KP
For sharing her ideas in class more often and always trying her personal best.
|Simon – 5KP
For improving his writing by using lively language, description and humour. Keep it up!
|Sienna – 5SA
For making excellent progress in Maths and English by going “above and beyond”.
|Evia – 5SA
For always being respectful to teachers and her peers. You’re a great role model Evia.
|Ronit – 5WS
For striving for his best in all areas at school. Keep up the great work, Ronit!
|Jorja – 5WS
For being an amazing team player. You always make everyone feel included and cared for!
VALUED STUDENT AWARDS YEAR 6
Austin – 6CR
Tiya – 6CR
Sienna – 6JD
Jacob – 6JD
Jag – 6SM
Zaina – 6SM
Fionn – 6CM
Grace – 6CM
Dean – 6FW
Eamon – 6FW
Miah – 6NM
Anita – 6NM
VALUED STUDENT AWARDS SPECIALIST SUBJECTS
William – 4DK
Liyah – 5HP
River – 6CM
Evelina – 4CW
Olive – 4CW
Eleni – 4CW
Olivia – 5SA
Grace – 6CM
Serena – 6FW
YEAR 6 INTERSCHOOL SPORT WINTER RESULTS
|Sport||Result vs. Murrumbeena|
|Tennis Boys White||7-5|
|Tennis Girls White||5-7|
|Tennis Boys Green||11-2|
|Tennis Boys Green||13-1|
MOTHER’S DAY STALL – HUGE THANKS TO PARENT GROUP
The OSPS Mother’s Day stall was a huge hit with many students picking up a lovely gift for their mum or special person.
Thank you to Parent Group, in particular stall coordinator Nicole Stenton and the team of parent helpers for the organisation and running of the stall on the day.
The stall raised $5000 profit for the school and it was lovely to see all the smiling faces from the students.
We hope our mums and special persons had a lovely Mother’s Day.
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