Oakleigh South Primary School
NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 16
2nd June 2021
Riley St, Oakleigh South, VIC 3167
T: 03 9570 1016
E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au
‘Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching’. – C.S Lewis
Issue 16 – 2nd June 2021
Mon 31st May – Thu 3rd June
– Remote Learning
– Onsite Program
Tue 8th June
– Whole School Assembly
Tue 15th June
– Beachside Division X-Country
Wed 16th June
– Year 4 P/T Interviews
Mon 21st June
– Prep- Year 3 P/T Interviews
Tue 22nd June
– Year 5 & Year 6 P/T Interviews
Thur 24th June
– Last day of term for students.
– 3:30pm dismissal.
Fri June 25
– Curriculum Day
As we near the end of day 6 in lockdown, I hope that everyone in our school community is safe and well.
We will continue to update you on the lockdown as we receive official news from the Department.
If you have any queries about remote learning, please email your classroom teacher. Also don’t forget to log on to the Online Learning Hub
https://sites.google.com/education.vic.gov.au/ospsonlinelearninghub/parents-students?authuser=0 where you’ll find well-being support and information about the snap lockdown.
In the meantime, please continue to support your children in their remote learning and we hope that the children will be back at school very soon.
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
Smile Squad is on the way to our school!
All children deserve a healthy smile and the Smile Squad are coming to Oakleigh South Primary School to help make sure this happens.
Smile Squad is a $321.9 million Victorian Government program that provides free dental care to all Victorian public primary and secondary school students.
The friendly Smile Squad dental team will visit Oakleigh South Primary School soon to conduct a free annual dental health examination for every student and provide free follow up treatment as needed.
What do parents need to do?
We just need you to provide consent. Please read and sign the consent forms that came home with your child and return them to the classroom teacher.
The Smile Squad team will then check your child’s teeth and mouth and show them how to keep their teeth healthy and strong. They will also provide any preventive services you have consented for. If your child needs more treatment, the Smile Squad will contact you.
Who is Smile Squad?
The bright orange Smile Squad vans are staffed by experienced oral health therapists, dental therapists, dental assistants and dentists. They all have lots of experience treating children and a passion for improving their oral health – for life.
YEAR 6 CAMP
– Year 6 Camp Instalment – closes 23.06.21 at 4.30pm
PREP ZOO EXCURSION
– Payments close today at 4.30pm
YEAR 1 PLANETARIUM INCURSION
– Payments close 09.06.21 at 4.30pm
YEAR 4 CAMP
– Year 4 Camp Instalment – closes 23.06.21 at 4:30pm
– Payments close today at 4.30pm
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 by the 25th of June 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).
PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS
Parent Teacher Interviews will return to face to face interviews in 2021. An Operoo will be sent this week outlining the booking process. Please make sure you read and respond to this Operoo so you don’t miss booking a time to see your child’s teacher.
If lockdown continues or restriction do not allow for face to face, we will move to online parent teacher interviews.
Dates and times are as follows:
Year 4 Interviews Wednesday 16th June 2pm – 7pm
Prep – 3 Interviews Monday 21st June 2pm – 7pm
Year 5 – 6 Interviews Tuesday 22nd June 2pm – 7pm.
There is currently a large amount of lost property and unnamed items being stored just outside the library. If your child has recently lost something at school please check the lost property area and ensure you name your child’s clothing. Thank you.
With Winter approaching it’s strongly recommended that parents send their children to school with spare clothing, especially during wet weather days. Please ensure any extra clothing adheres to the schools recently updated Dress Code policy which can be found at the top of this newsletter. Thank you.
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.
We are still hopeful to perform the production, if lockdown or restrictions impact the dates and timing, we will let families know as soon as possible.
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 bookings.
Any questions please contact – Assistant Principal
Nikki Virtuoso firstname.lastname@example.org
YEAR 4 PRODUCTION UPDATE
The Year 4’s have been busy preparing for their show, ‘Pirates Past Noon Kids.’ During rehearsals, the students have been learning dialogue, songs, stage movement and choreography. We have been so impressed with how quickly they are learning the routines and their ability to remember lots of new information each practice. The students approach each rehearsal with a positive attitude and massive smiles on their faces. They are so excited to perform and we can’t wait to see the finished product. It has been so rewarding watching our students grow in confidence and learn many new skills along the way.
‘Pirates Past Noon Kids,’ is part of the magic treehouse series. It features Jack and Annie and their quest to discover the mysterious ‘M Person.’ On their adventure they meet island creatures, pirates and the rottenest rat on the sea – Captain Bones. Upon searching Jack and Annie’s treehouse, the pirates find the ‘M Persons’ gold medallion. Bones believes Jack and Annie knows where the buried treasure is on his map and demands they take him there. When Bones leaves, Jack and Annie become friends with one of the pirates – Jonah. They teach Jonah how to read and in doing so, discover there is a riddle on the map. Jack and Annie tell Bones that the treasure must be buried under a rock on the island – but is it? To find out what happens to Jack and Annie and who exactly this ‘M Person’ is, come along to our show on June 23rd and 24th. Don’t miss out!
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.
CAMP AUSTRALIA OSHC INFORMATION
OSHC stands for Outside School Hours Care. An OSHC service provides education and care for primary school-age children outside school hours and during school holidays. For more information please click here – Parent Info Leaflet 2021
WORLD MATHLETICS CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE
Last Friday afternoon, Alex, Year 5, competed in the Mathletics Champions Challenge. Alex’s plans to participate from school, obviously had to change, but it all worked out from home.
Students from across the world had 3 games and Alex scored a total of 219 points; putting him in 2nd place overall! We are all so proud of him!
Alex will receive a trophy and we can’t wait to celebrate with him when we’re all back at school!
Alexander – 5LG
YEAR 4 SHOWCASE
YEAR 3 SHOWCASE
Year 3’s have had a fantastic but very busy Term 2. Students have been engaged in a well-rounded academic program as well as participating in cooking and farming. This term, farming saw a change up in the program which allows the students more time in the garden. Students have commented how much they enjoy being able to spend time with the chickens and our newly arrived ducklings. They love getting their hands dirty and making their own sustainable pots out of newspaper and planting seeds to take home.
COOKING TERM 2
It was great to return in Term 2 and complete our round of cooking from last term. Our pizzas were back on the menu and the children were quick to learn how to follow the recipe. Mrs A and Miss Smith observed many children who were competent in using a knife, demonstrating how to slice, chop and finally produce some very yummy looking pizzas.
We were then onto our next cooking adventure pumpkin Soup and pumpkin scones. The teachers prepared the pumpkin (lovingly grown in the Village garden) by peeling off the tough skin, then the children peeled potatoes and chopped up celery, onion and some zucchini also from the garden.
Once all the vegetables were ready we added them to some vegetable stock and let it boil until tender. Miss Smith then blitzed it up with the stick blender and it was ready. Meanwhile the smell of pumpkin scones baking wafted through the hall.
As a result of the Victorian Government’s move to Remote Learning students working onsite and at home are required to access the OSPS Learning Hub. The Learning Hub should be utilised to help complement the take home resource pack each student received last week. If your child hasn’t received a pack there are some at the office should you be able to collect it.
Learning Hub Link – Learning Hub
Families should also take advantage of the various school learning programs on offer.
Title: Robin Hood – Hacking, Heists and Flaming Arrows
Author: Robert Muchamore’s
AR 6.7 (8.0 points)
Now, when you hear of Robin Hood you probably think about a young man in a green suit, with a bow & quiver.
But in this book, it’s a little different. Robin is only 13 years old at the time, but can shoot a ping-pong ball out of the air with an arrow. When stolen property is found in his locker, Robin goes on the run from the most villainous person in the world: Guy Gisborne.
When Robin enters Sherwood Castle, he finds a family there, hidden from Gisborne, because of an incident that happened a few years ago. When Robin’s brother is found out to be Sheriff Marjorie’s son, he doesn’t know what to do…….Read The Book For The Rest Of The Mystery.
Review by Arshpreet 6FW
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