Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 15

24th May, 2024

‘If you look behind every exceptional person there is an exceptional teacher.’Stephen Hawking

IMPORTANT DATES

Issue 15  – 24th May 2024

Tuesday 28th May
– Beachside Division Cross Country

Tuesday 4th June
– Year 6 Potato Cake & Dim Sim Day

Wednesday 12th June
– Region Cross Country

Thursday 13th June
– VSSS Mass Dance Rehersal

Wednesday 20th June
– Year 4 Production Dress Rehearsal Cast 1

Thursday 21st June
– Year 4 Production Dress Rehearsal Cast 2

Wednesday 26th June
– Year 3 Jump Rope for Heart

Friday 28th June
– Last Day of Term 1 (2.30pm finish)

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT

Firstly, thank you to the Parent Group and teachers who have organised the special food days, such as nachos and pancake days, sausage sizzles, as well as cheeseburger, milkshake, and ice cream days. The children have enjoyed having a special treat at school.

Yesterday was the last school tour for 2024. Just a reminder that there are new statewide enrolment procedures in place for all children beginning prep in 2025. All enrolment applications are due by Friday 26th July and parents and carers will be notified by Friday 9th August their enrolment outcome. We urge you to enrol any siblings of children already at our school, as soon as possible. This cut-off date includes siblings as well. 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.

Last week, OSPS was host to the Victorian State School Spectacular Mass Dance rehearsal in our hall for all the local primary schools. The hall has been buzzing with songs and amazing dance moves. The spectacular will be held mid-September.

We have postponed our 21st May School Council meeting and have rescheduled to Tuesday 4th June.

The rehearsals of the upcoming Year 4 production ‘Gladis Bake Gladiator’ are well underway. Ticket sales will open soon so keep an eye out for further information via Compass.

Finally, good luck to the OSPS Cross Country team who will represent our school at the Beachside Division Cross Country run next Tuesday.

 

Have a great weekend.

 

Nikki Virtuoso

Acting Principal

SCHOOL MATTERS

ENROLMENTS FOR PREP 2025

 

If you have a child school starting in 2025, Prep Enrolments are now open.

Please go to our Enrolments tab, and follow the instructions to register via the Student Insight Portal.

All applications and supporting documents must be submitted by Friday 26th July 2024.

This is in line with the new statewide Prep enrolment timeline, introduced by the Department of Education.

If you know of other new families who are considering applying for a 2025 Prep placement, please encourage them to submit their forms as well.

VALUED STUDENT AWARDS

YEAR 4 VALUED STUDENT AWARDS

Chloe – 4LW
Respect
For always offering her time and assistance to complete classroom jobs and help others. Well done Chloe.
Matthew – 4LW
Excellence
For including adverbial phrases and awesome adjectives when writing procedural texts.
Vivaan – 4LD
Excellence
For displaying strong mathematical skills during our Applied Maths lessons. Great work!
Maggie – 4LD
Excellence
For showing a strong improvement in her spelling and ensuring she learns her weekly words.
Eric – 4CG
Excellence
For completing all tasks with a positive mindset and actively contributing to our class discussions!
Chloe – 4CG
Excellence
For working extremely hard on her AR goal, blowing her target out of the park. You’re a star Chloe!
Elly – 4AS
Excellence
For consistently presenting immaculate work & exhibiting diligence throughout class sessions.
Jiayi – 4AS
Working Together
For demonstrating exceptional teamwork with her peers, fostering a positive atmosphere in 4AS.
Willow – 4WW
Respect
For always treating everyone around her with respect and kindness. You are a superstar!
Kosta – 4WW
Excellence
For working hard this term to keep on track with his reading. Excellent work, Kosta!
Prayag – 4CR
Respect
For always showing great respect towards his teachers and peers. You are a superstar, Prayag!
Ellie – 4CR
Integrity
For always acting on advice positively in an effort to improve her learning. Keep it up, Ellie!

YEAR 5 VALUED STUDENT AWARDS

Deylon – 5MM
Excellence
For being an excellent role model, working with diligence and passion in all areas. Great Attitude!
Rithika – 5MM
Respect
For treating all classmates and teachers with respect and kindness, at all times. Great work Rithika!
Anaya – 5DR
Working Together
For always offering a helping hand and encouraging those around her. A true team player. Go Anaya!
Deetya – 5LG
Working Together
For always offering help and support to anyone in need. You’re a star, Deetya!
Jake – 5LG
Integrity
For always choosing to do the right thing, and for looking for ways to make positive change.
Omar – 5PG
Working Together
For his enthusiasm in learning new things and sharing that knowledge with his classmates.
Thanishka – 5PG
Excellence
For her engaging contributions and providing valuable insights during literacy sessions.
Madeleine – 5EW
Excellence
For putting so much creativity and attention to detail into every task she does.
Patrick – 5EW
Excellence
For the hard work and effort he consistently puts into completing his maths tasks.

 

YEAR 6 VALUED STUDENT AWARDS

Hussain – 6NM
Respect
For demonstrating respect to his teachers and peers and for working hard in class.
Hannah – 6NM
Integrity
For putting her best foot forward with our production rehearsals.
Emily – 6NM
Integrity
For being a diligent Sustainability captain helping to run the votes on naming the school frogs!
Prayag – 6NM
Excellence
For consistently producing a high standard of work across all areas of the curriculum.
Haimi – 6SC
Working Together
For your invaluable help on Fete day! Thank you!
Reagan – 6SC
Working Together
For being an amazing helper at our Fete show-bag stall! Thank you!
Danny – 6SC
Working Together
For being an excellent worker at our school fete stall!! Thank you!
Masaki – 6SM
Respect
For being a reliable and respectful class member and leader. You are a huge asset to 6SM Masaki!
Mabel – 6SM
Working Together
For displaying initiative and empathy by offering assistance to class members who require it.
Deanna – 6CM
Working Together
For demonstrating teamwork and respect when participating in team or small group activities.
Nithika – 6CM
Working Together
For noticing when a job needs to be done and doing it, without being asked. Thank you, Nithika!

 

SENIOR SPECIALIST VALUED STUDENT AWARDS

Scarlett – 4LW
Performing Arts
Working Together
For always supporting her cast during production and giving her best efforts during rehearsals.
Harry – 5PG
Performing Arts
Excellence
For striving to do your best, and challenging yourself to learn and participate positively.
Mary – 6CM
Performing Arts
Integrity
For confidently putting the best of yourself on show during the senior production audition process.

 

STUDENT SHOWCASE

PREP STUDENT SHOWCASE

On Friday the 17th of May the Preps celebrated their lovely Mother’s and by making their mums feel special and pampered. They did their mum’s hair, made them bracelets, decorated biscuits, gave hand massages, painted their nails and drew their portraits. We finished off our afternoon by singing a Mother’s Day song and giving them cards that the Preps had been working on throughout the week. Everyone had a wonderful afternoon celebrating!

PREP LITERACY CORNER

During Term 2, the Preps have been learning how to form sentences with prompts, while also using words from ‘the letter of the week’. They have also been enjoying getting to share and write about their weekends through recount writing.

The students had such a blast at the school Fete, they were able to practise their recount writing skills through the ‘Fun at the Fete’ activity. Additionally, we have been looking at CVC words and practising how to sound them out and identify them from pictures.

Lastly, for Mother’s Day we completed a profile about our mum’s, telling them why we love them!

PREP GEM

Gratitude: We are grateful for our mums and the fete!

Empathy: We have empathy for Mr Hooley kissing the chicken.

Mindfulness: We are mindful of First Nations people as we commemorate the reconciliation journey for Sorry Week.

PREP RESILIENCE PROJECT

This term, the Prep students have embarked on a journey to explore The Resilience Project. Our focus is on understanding GEM (Gratitude, Empathy, and Mindfulness) and how it applies to our lives. We first started learning about emotional literacy, understanding different emotions and how to recognise and express them. Later in the term we will learn about gratitude and appreciating what we have. We cannot wait to transform into GEM heroes!

JAPANESE SHOWCASE

JAPANESE DRESS UP DAY 

Get ready for Japanese Dress Up Day on Tuesday 6th August! Students are encouraged to come dressed as their favourite characters from anime, traditional Japanese attire, or anything related to Japanese culture. This is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate and explore Japanese traditions and pop culture. Start planning your outfits and let’s make it a colourful and exciting day!

OSPS FETE SUCCESS

Our Annual Autumn Fete was a tremendous success! We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the parents who helped with the sushi-making. Thanks to your efforts, we sold out all the sushi and Ramune. The event was a wonderful showcase of our community spirit, and we couldn’t have done it without your support. Thank you for making it such a memorable day!

TAMBA HIGASHI PRIMARY SCHOOL VISIT

We are excited to announce that Tamba Higashi Primary School from Japan will be visiting our school from July 30th to August 7th. A group of 12 primary students and 3 staff members will be joining us for a week filled with cultural exchange and fun activities. Let’s give them a warm welcome and make their visit memorable!

 

WELCOME TO MIZUKI

We are delighted to welcome Mizuki from Japan, who has joined our Japanese teaching team as a volunteer assistant from the third week of Term 2 until the end of next term. Mizuki’s enthusiasm and dedication are truly inspiring, and we are excited to have her as part of our school community. Please join us in making her feel at home and appreciated.

PARENT GROUP

PARENT GROUP FEATURE IN PARENTS VOICE NEWSLETTER

 

Our wonderful Oakleigh South Primary School Parent Group have featured in the Parents Voice Newsletter for promoting an inclusive Mother’s Day and Special Person Day.

Well done Parent Group on all the work you do to provide events to our school community that include everyone.

To view the Parents Voice Newsletter, please click on the following link:

https://mailchi.mp/49ebcf4fcab5/parents-voice-4-speaking-out-on-school-funding-school-saving-bonus-and-more?e=4680b84e2c

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COMMUNITY NEWS

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