Oakleigh South Primary School
NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 15
25th November 2020
Riley St, Oakleigh South, VIC 3167
T: 03 9570 1016
E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au
‘Dreams don’t work unless you do’. – John C. Maxwell
Issue 15 – 25th November 2020
Thursday 26th of November
Year 6 Filming Aladdin jr.
Friday 27th November
Year 5 Dress Up Day 1800’s
Monday 14th of December
Year 6 OSPS Camp Day
Tuesday 15th of December
Year 6 Graduation Lunch & Graduation Evening
Tuesday 16th of December
Year 3 Camp Out Day on the Oval
Dear Parents and Carers,
Finally production week is here for our Year 6 children. Throughout the week all Year 6 classes will be performing their showcase of ‘Aladdin jr.’. These performances will be filmed for the parents to purchase later in the year. I’d like to thank the children, staff and parents who have improvised so well to create a production under difficult circumstances.
It’s great to see the Year 5 and 6 children enjoying sport throughout term 4. The Year 5’s have enjoyed participating in a range of sports they may experience in 2021, while the Year 6’s have been back in their summer sport teams enjoying training and competitive games. Unfortunately due to COVID restrictions across the district, schools are not able to mix, therefore our usual inter-school sport finals were cancelled in 2020. We hope they will be back up and running in 2021.
Please check the calendar on the school website regularly to keep up to date with what’s happening in the last few weeks of the year. The weekly school newsletter is published on the school’s website every Wednesday afternoon. Please take the time to read it and check out the news for the week.
Have a fantastic week.
2020 Term Dates
Thursday 17th December – Last day for students
Friday 18th December (school teachers finish)
2021 Term Dates
Wednesday 27th January – (Teachers start)
Thursday 28th January – (Students start)
Friday 29th January – (Preps start)
Friday 1st April – Last day for students
Last day of each term is a 2.30pm finish
COVID SAFE REMINDERS
REMINDER LATE ARRIVALS AND EARLY PICK UPS
Late Arrivals: If your child is a Late Arrival, please bring your child to Gate 1 and call the Office so they can let the teacher know the child is on their way to the classroom.
Early pickups: Parents must fill in the google form and follow the instructions regarding collection –
Please note parents are NOT to park in the staff car park for early pick up, please park in the parent car park or on Riley Street.
The following pictures show GATE 1 and where the ‘Early Pick Up From School Meeting Point’ sign is.
MAJOR UPGRADE TO OSPS
The most amazing news for Oakleigh South Primary school being awarded $8.847 million from the government towards new classrooms and an administration wing.
A huge thank you to Meng Heang Tak MP, Steve Dimopoulos MP and Principal Ron Cantlon for their tireless efforts working for a better future for our school and community.
Congratulations to all involved.
To view the announcements please head to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/oakleighsouthps
YEAR 5 LEADERSHIP SPEECHES
‘You’re off to great places. Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting. So get on your way.’ – Dr. Seuss
Over the past three weeks the Year 5 students have been eagerly preparing their own personal campaign for leadership positions as Year 6 Students in 2021.
The calibre of speeches have once again exceeded everyone’s expectations, with the added challenge, presenting their speeches via Zoom.
We were particularly impressed with the students’ resilience and confidence. In our eyes they are all leaders, badge or no badge.
THANK YOU CARDS FOR ESSENTIAL WORKERS
This COVID pandemic has not been easy for anybody, but the front-line workers have embraced this situation wonderfully. They have been true heroes, showing their commitment and care and to appreciate that, I made huge thank you cards for them. I have given out cards to Fronditha Care, Monash Hospital, Oakleigh Police Station and Blue Cross Aged Care.
I got this idea from a class assignment of writing letters to front line workers during term three online learning on the Year 5 Google Classroom. I am so grateful to all the teachers, year 5’s students and especially Mr. Cantlon who supported me and signed the cards to make this idea shine.
I have no words to describe the smiles, surprises and joy brought to the faces of people when I gave the card to them. They never thought such appreciation would come to them. They expressed their gratitude and thanked our school for making this card for them. This truly brings our community together.
DIWALI LIGHT FESTIVAL
The Year 5 students and whole school were privileged to watch a beautiful traditional Indian dance performed by Manniya, Sara and Baani from 5HP to celebrate Diwali, one of the biggest Indian festivals.
The girls performed during our weekly assembly over Zoom.
The Light Festival, ‘Diwali’, signifies good over evil, and light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance.
Congratulations to the girls and all involved celebrating our communities diversity and culture!
VALUED STUDENT AWARDS
VALUED STUDENTS AWARDS WEEK 8
Congratulations to all our ‘Valued Student Award’ recipients for Week 8.
PREP – YEAR 2
|Javin Prep AM
Being such a wonderfully kind class member. Javin is considerate and helpful!!
Grace Prep AM
Luka Prep AM
Jacob Prep JF
Nadia Prep JF
Ary Prep JF
Yilia Prep MR
Lucas Prep MR
Kristoff Prep NC
Bella Prep NC
Ajith Prep NM
Ellie Prep NM
Johan Prep TF
Elly Prep TF
For always completing her work to the best of her ability. Nithika, you’re a star!
For creating a fabulous picture story book called Butterfly Magic. Terrific work Paris.
Yen Zin 3JR
For always putting 100% effort into all her classwork! Jayla, you’re awesome!!
For the way in which he supported his side in our recent Debating unit. Well argued, Cooper!
KHALEESI – PREP MR
KENIT – PREP JF
LEWIS – 6FW
VALUED CLASS AWARDS WEEK 8
Congratulations to all our ‘Valued Class Awards’ recipients for Week 8.
CLASS – 4FF
CLASS – 5HP
PREP – YEAR 2
For working hard to present beautiful work and approaching tasks with a positive attitude. Great work Prep TF!
For putting lots of effort into their narrative and recount writing and demonstrating amazing concentration and resilience during assessment week.
For encouraging and supporting one another through all aspects of school life and always celebrating each other’s achievements. You’re an amazing group of students, Mr. Savva is so proud of you all!
YEAR 3 – YEAR 6
For being dedicated learners and producing fantastic, informative Butterfly Facts!
For working so well this year and applying themselves to their learning – especially during Remote Learning.
For exhibiting a positive outlook and attitude in and out of the classroom – keep being who you are!
For getting back on track and producing some fantastic Mathletics results over the last 4 weeks, with many Gold certificates achieved!
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