Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 16

31st May, 2024

You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan

IMPORTANT DATES

Issue 15  – 24th May 2024

 

Tuesday 4th June
– School Council

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

Even though our weather has been beautiful the past week, the cooler, chilly mornings have arrived, so it’s a timely reminder that sicknesses start to increase in the form of colds, viruses, and flu. Please remember if your child is at all unwell in the morning, please do not send them to school.

On Tuesday, in perfect weather conditions, 19 OSPS students represented our school at the Beachside Division Cross Country. Congratulations to all the participants who performed very well. Two students will go to the next stage. The whole school wishes these students good luck.

There is an article from Parent Group in this edition of the newsletter calling for more volunteers and helpers to support all the terrific events and special days Parent Group host for the students and school community. If you can spare some time to assist Parent Group, please each out. Please read the article for more details.

The Year 6 students experienced a Daniel Butterworth incursion last Friday which was met with much excitement and some terrific artworks have surfaced from the workshop.

OSPS hosted 130 prospective parents at the last school tour of the year last week. A reminder that applications for 2025 enrolments close on Friday 26th July.

The Year 4 Production tickets will go on sale to Year 4 parents next week, and then open for the whole school community after that. Please keep an eye out for a Compass and promotions for the Year 4 Production ‘Gladis Baker Gladiator’.

Enjoy your weekend.

 

Nikki Virtuoso

Acting Principal

SCHOOL MATTERS

YEAR 4 PRODUCTION

 

OSPS PRESENTS: GLADIS BAKER GLADIATOR

 

Check out our Year 4 Production dates of Wed 26th and Thu 27th June for the hilarious Gladis Baker Gladiator show!
 
Welcome to the Colosseum of Ancient Rome where the stage is set for the first Great Roman Bake off!
 
You will be whisked into a frenzy, beaten to a foam and knocked back in a competition where Flour is Power!
 
Can orphan Gladis escape the clutches of her miserable aunt and uncle by winning the Great Roman Bake Off and becoming the Gladisbaker?
 
Tickets go on sale via trybooking.com for the whole school Monday 10th June at 10am!

Cast 1
 will perform on stage Wednesday 26th  June and Cast 2 will be part of the choir.
 
Cast 2 will perform on stage Thursday 27th June and Cast 1 will be part of the choir.
 
Year 4 Production Team.

VALUED STUDENT AWARDS

PREP VALUED STUDENT AWARDS

 

Chloe – Prep LM
Excellence
For being confident, organised and always eager to begin work. Keep it up Chloe!
Zoe – Prep LM
Excellence
For having a happy and enthusiastic attitude towards all aspects of her learning and class work.
Arjun – Prep MC
Resilience
For always trying his best and learning new skills. You are a treasure Arjun.
Agnes – Prep MC
Excellence
For becoming a more confident learner. Agnes keep trying your hardest! You are a star!
Luca – Prep FG
Excellence
For consistently completing work to a high standard. Well done Luca!
Lexi – Prep FG
Respect
For being a helpful and kind classmate with excellent manners. Great work Lexi!
Kosta – Prep BB
Working Together
For always willing to help his peers and teachers! Awesome work, Kosta!
Chinh – Prep BB
Excellence
For always working in his hardest in every activity! Well done, Chinh!
Aria – Prep NC
Excellence
For having neat handwriting and taking pride when presenting all of her work beautifully.
Bradley – Prep NC
Integrity
For having an excellent attitude towards his learning and being an awesome friend to his classmates.
Leo – Prep AL
Excellence
For always producing neat and thoughtful work. You’re a star, Leo!
Mahathi – Prep AL
Excellence
For always demonstrating excellence in her behaviour and learning. Well done, Mahathi!
Leo – Prep HM
Working Together
For being a kind and caring classmate by helping others. Fantastic Leo!
Hayley – Prep HM
Respect
For showing respect to First Nations people during Integrated Studies. Proud of you Hayley!

YEAR 1 VALUED STUDENT AWARDS

 

 

Yuvaan – 1MT
Excellence
For working hard to learn to tell time to the half hour.
Wen Li – 1MT
Excellence
For always striving to achieve your best with every activity! Great work Wen Li!
Meera – 1LD
Excellence
For working extremely hard on her reading and moving up multiple levels! What a superstar!
Arjun – 1LD
Integrity
For having an awesome attitude towards his learning and using amazing manners. Keep it up Arjun!
Alysa – 1NM
Excellence
For always having amazing neat handwriting and showing consistent 3 star colouring skills.
Monica – 1NM
Excellence
For levelling up in Math Invaders and working hard during Reading Groups. Keep up the good work!
Evan – 1KS
Excellence
For putting in lots of effort into his work and taking on challenging work tasks.
Ruiqiu – 1KS
Excellence
For always working diligently and completing her work neatly.
Myra – 1LB
Excellence
For always striving for excellence. Keep up the amazing work, Myra!
Shanelle – 1LB
Excellence
For working hard to improve her reading skills in MiniLit. Keep up the fantastic effort, Shanelle!
Hayley – 1SC
Excellence
For her increased confidence to share her ideas in small group discussions. Keep it up, Hayley!
Annanya – 1SC
Excellence
For blitzing her way through Mathletics tasks and for always trying her best. Well done, Annanya!
Daniella – 1JG
Integrity
For being a super responsible student who tries her very best & cooperates beautifully with peers!
Vian – 1JG
Working Together
For finding little ways to be a bucket filler for his classmates. You’re a helpful friend, Vian!

 

YEAR 2 VALUED STUDENT AWARDS

 

Stephanie – 2GL
Excellence
For listening beautifully to her teachers and putting 100% effort into her classwork.
Oliver – 2GL
Excellence
For the fantastic effort you have been putting into your reading. Well done Oliver!
Sasha – 2CD
Working Together
For offering to help your classmates with their work and for being a responsible and kind friend.
Myra – 2CD
Excellence
For always having a positive attitude to all your school activities. You are a star!
Nathan – 2VO
Excellence
For showing great empathy and demonstrating fabulous paragraphs in your writing! You ROCK, Nathan.
Penelope – 2VO
Excellence
For completing all work to a high standard, being a wonderful friend and an all-round SUPER STAR!
Axel – 2MJ
Resilience
For always trying his best in class and working hard to achieve his potential! Keep it up, Axel!
Alicia – 2MJ
Excellence
For attentively listening to feedback and applying it to enhance her writing. Well done, Alicia!
Fletcher – 2SR
Integrity
For displaying fairness and kindness in different situations. You are amazing!
Sofia – 2TM
Excellence
For using outstanding emotive language in her persuasive writing! Well done Sofia!
Cooper – 2TM
Excellence
For reading with expression and fluency and moving up a reading dot! Well done Cooper!
Alexandra – 2AP
Excellence
For her positive attitude and hard work in every learning task. Keep up the amazing work Alexandra!
Minas – 2AP
Respect
For always being a kind, caring and respectful member of our class. You’re a star Minas!

 

YEAR 3 VALUED STUDENT AWARDS

 

Olivia – 3DP
Excellence
For showing a major improvement in her writing this term. Keep up the great work!
Janaya – 3AN
Respect
For always being kind, respectful and working well with others. Well done, Janaya!
Iwan – 3AN
Excellence
For always concentrating in class and working to his very best. You’re a superstar!
Shaurya – 3MW
Resilience
For working hard to improvement your reading record.
Bometh – 3MW
Excellence
For achieving an excellent reading result and reaching your target.
Marcus – 3NH
Working Together
For working hard in the Village and helping to pot plants for the Village fete stall.
Indiana – 3NH
Working Together
For working hard in the Village and helping to pot plants for the Village fete stall.
Indiana – 3NH
Working Together
For working hard in the Village and helping to pot plants for the Village fete stall.
Reyan – 3NM
Excellence
For always being honest and mindful towards others when participating in games or during class.

 

JUNIOR SPECIALIST VALUED STUDENT AWARDS

Olivia – Prep MC
Performing Arts
Integrity
For showing integrity, being trustworthy and honest in the Performing Arts Classroom.
Alexandra – 2AP
Performing Arts
Excellence
For showing excellence during your Performing Arts class and during Band rehearsals.
Naaz – 2AP
Performing Arts
Working Together
For working together with your classmates, and actively contributing to the OSPS Band.

 

STUDENT 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!

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

INVITATION TO JOIN PARENT GROUP

 

Throughout the year, the OSPS Parent Group hosts a range of events, the most regular being our special food days, however, there are other events we facilitate such as the Mother’s Day stall, Movie Night, School Disco, Fete Canteen, Colour Run, Parent Night plus many more. Due to the popularity of these events, we try to deliver them as per the agreed calendar approved by school council, however, without volunteers, it becomes very challenging to offer some of these events to our students and families.

We are seeking more Parent Group volunteers and there are 2 categories of volunteering for Parent Group that you may be interested in:

 

PARENT GROUP MEMBER

Attends monthly meetings and helps with events.

 

We would like to invite volunteer members of our school community to join our Parent Group. Meetings are held once a month, however attending every meeting is not mandatory if other things come up and you are unable to attend. The only expectation is that members help with events when possible and also that all have a say in any discussions that arise.

PARENT GROUP HELPER

Helps with special food days or events.

We would like to invite volunteer helpers of our school community to be a Parent Group Helper. No meeting attendance is required, however, you can pop your name down to be a helper should the special food days (for any year level) and events when you can. You will be sent via e-mail the links to the helpers roster for all events/days we hold directly.

Parent Group events and days raise money for the school and are used to purchase and fund projects that benefit the school, programs and students. Most recently, Parent Group has purchased a chest freezer, bain marie for hot food and two defibrillators for the school. Parent Group has committed to funding the landscaping and seating area under the shade sails outside the Robotics Room, a project in its planning stages.

If you would like to join our Parent Group as a Member or Helper please feel free to reach out to our Parent Group at:
osparentgroup67@gmail.com

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