Oakleigh South Primary School
NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 17
9th December 2020
Riley St, Oakleigh South, VIC 3167
T: 03 9570 1016
E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au
‘Today is your opportunity to build the tomorrow you want’. – Ken Poirot
Issue 17 – 9th December 2020
Wednesday 9th of December
– Presentation of 2019 Annual Report to School Community Meeting 5.30pm via Zoom
Monday 14th of December
– Year 6 OSPS Camp Day
Tuesday 15th of December
– Year 6 Graduation Lunch & Graduation Evening
– Year 5 Local Excursion to Scammel Reserve
– Year 4 Pizza Party
Wednesday 16th of December
– Year 3 Camp Out Day on the Oval
– Prep, Year 1, Year 2 class parties
– Year 6 Excursion to Plenty Gorge
– Year 5 School Leadership Position Presentations (students only)
Thursday 17th of December
– Year 6 Final Assembly (students only)
– School Reports E-mailed to Parents
– Last day for students, finish 2.30pm
This week I received a report from Reading Eggs showing the school’s participation and achievements in the program from January to the end of November. What an impressive set of numbers on that report! I have included the full report in the newsletter for you to see. It really shows me what a worthwhile program this is for children of all ages. While it is accessed primarily by our junior students, it was used across the whole school this year, especially during remote learning.
I urge you to encourage your children to keep accessing this extremely valuable program during the holidays to help maintain their reading and comprehension levels. It is proven to us that children do regress in their reading capabilities if they don’t practise over extended breaks, so with Reading Eggs and regular reading of books your children will keep on top of their reading.
Yesterday most grades were involved in the school’s transition morning. The children went to their 2021 year level and talked about all the exciting things that happen in that level. The Year 2 students will be involved in their transition morning this Friday. Our Year 6 students were also involved in their secondary school’s orientation program.
Congratulations to Siddarth Year 6, Lisa Year 6, Panagiotis Year 3 and Benjamin Year 2 who have been awarded ICAS medals, the highest recognition on achievement in the ICAS assessments, see further down for more information.
As we approach the last week of our 2020 school year, the year seems like a blur. However, I am reminded that although it has been a most difficult year for everyone, the resilience of our students, staff and parents has been incredible. A true reflection of our school motto… ‘Together We Achieve!’
Have a great week!
2020 Term Dates
Thursday 17th December – Students finish (2.30pm)
Friday 18th December (staff 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.
SECOND HAND UNIFORM SALE 3pm – 4pm WED 16th DEC
The OSPS second hand uniform shop will be open to parents from 3.00pm – 4.00pm on Wednesday 16th December under the hall veranda (or inside the foyer if the weather is poor).
Parents may enter through GATE 2.
Thank you to Nikki Kaur and all the uniform shop helpers for sorting through 3 terms worth of donations and the lost property this week. If you have items to donate, please drop them off at the office.
LIBRARY OPEN DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS – PREP – 5 STUDENTS
School leadership have decided to open up library borrowing for students in Years Prep – 5, during the school holidays.
Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 (and Year 2 students who are on AR) and students may borrow up to 4 books. Prep, Year 1 and Year 2 may borrow 1 book. Please note all overdue books are due back to the library (students may re-borrow them).
Year 6 students must return their books to the library this week.
Staff encourage all students to continue their good reading habits during the school holidays. A reminder that students are still able to access myON, Reading Eggspress and EPIC during the holidays. We wish our Year 6 students all the best in Year 7 and encourage you to read your Year 7 novels over the holidays.
The library will be open between 9.30 – 11.00am on the following Mondays. Please enter the library through the glass doors in the courtyard (the main school doors will be locked).
Monday 4th January
Monday 11th January
Monday 18th January
Thank you Mrs Bahnsen and Mr Cantlon for opening the library at these times.
myON READING CHALLENGE
During the school holidays all OSPS students have access to our wonderful reading program – myON.
From January 1st Oakleigh South Primary School invite all interested students to participate in the myON Reading Challenge.
All you have to do is log on to your profile, read a myON book and complete the myON quiz if one is available. Prizes will be awarded to a student in each year level with the most points for the period January 1st – January 26th.
Winners will be announced during a whole school assembly and be published in the newsletter.
A number of reminders at this time of year
- If your child is not returning in 2021, please notify the school in writing as soon as possible please.
- School uniform – students should be wearing the correct school uniform. We understand the 2nd hand uniform shop has not been available, however some students are choosing to wear patterned clothing to school and do have correct school uniform colours at home. Also no coloured nail polish please.
- Second hand uniform can be donated to the school 2nd hand uniform shop. Please send it in with your child, or if you have a heavy bag to drop off please call the office on 9570 1016 for instructions.
REMINDER THIRD INSTALMENT OF ESSENTIAL LEARNING FEES
A reminder that the third and final instalment is due this month – please see payment structure below.
- First instalment: October: $85.00
- Second instalment: November: $80.00
- Third instalment: December: $80.00
CONGRATULATIONS ON RECEIVING ICAS MEDALS
Congratulations on the following students who received ICAS medals for oustatnding achievement on their ICAS assessments.
Siddarth Year 6 English
Lisa Year 6 Spelling
Panagiotis Year 3 Digital Technologies
Benjamin Year 2 Spelling
Well done to all the students who received high distinctions, distinctions, merits, credits and participation awards.
YEAR 6 GOVERNMENT UNIT
What a whirlwind this term has been for our year 6 students! During this term, the students were introduced to a new and exciting unit of work. Together, they have learnt about the key values of Australia’s democratic system of government and the key components of this government. They now have a strong understanding of the importance of the electoral process, the roles of different people in Australia’s legal system and the rights we have as Australian citizens.
The best way to really understand these important topics is to have elections ourselves, so we did! Each class split into small groups and created their own political parties. They selected a candidate to represent them during the election. These parties created different policies for our local area, our state and for our school. They also promoted their parties’ values and candidates, by designing posters, brochures and PowerPoint presentations. All the Year 6 students were engaged and loved the experience. Congratulations to the successful candidates, Nithil – State of Wells Premier, Sapphire – State of Davey Premier, Freya – State of Marsden Premier, William – State of Roth Premier and Jazmyn – State of Zielin Premier.
YEAR 6 ALADDIN SHOWCASE & COSTUME THANKS
This year’s Year 6 production was like no other … but the show did go on (in a very different format from usual).
Lights, camera action! Well, there definitely was all of that!!
The Year 6’s danced spectacularly to the song “A Friend Like Me” from their show ‘Aladdin Junior’. This was filmed, so they could have a memento of their performance in 2020. (They weren’t allowed to sing due to COVID 19 restrictions). The children were also filmed in front of a green screen, taking a memorable magic carpet ride to the song “A Whole New World”.
A huge thank you to Lemone Meyer and Elaine Wilkinson (Performing Arts teachers) for changing the parameters so many times this year, to enable the Year 6’s to have this opportunity.
Thanks also to the ‘Film Crew’ consisting of Nigel Hooley, Evert Eykman, James Melbourne and Andy Yeung who spent their time creating a professional recording set-up.
To the children of Year 6 … congratulations for going with the flow, and being grateful for whatever we were able to provide for you! You did OSPS proud!
We’d like to take this opportunity to extend our sincere thanks to all the parents who volunteered with the production this year, we were only able to utilise a small group of parents and staff due to the downscaled event and COVID restrictions.
Thanks to Kate Rawlinson, Liz Taylor, Velli Stavrou, Shiri Drabkin, Beki Sheehan-Warren, MandI Schruhm, Sally Kailas, Julie Roppola, Karina Makse-Hill, Yuliana Tjokroamidjojo, Janet Wilkin, Penelope Cato, Elaine Wilkinson and Lemone Meyer for all your help with the costumes.
VALUED STUDENT AWARDS
VALUED STUDENTS AWARDS WEEK 10
Congratulations to all our ‘Valued Student Award’ recipients for Week 10.
PREP – YEAR 2
Maddie Prep MR
For working hard to achieve her best, especially with her wonderful writing. Well done Maddie!
Jack Prep MR
For trying his best in all he does and for his excellent improvements in Literacy and Numeracy.
Gwen Prep NC
For always embracing challenges and completing activities to a very high standard.
Sam Prep NC
For writing an awesome story with amazing punctuation.
Prayag Prep NC
For always happily helping your teachers and classmates when needed.
Ivy Prep NM
For using resilience to come back to class with a cheerful attitude after her accident.
Iniyan Prep NM
For always working hard in class to achieve his best, while maintaining a positive attitude.
Mina Prep NM
For excellent work to learn her sight words and improve in her reading. Well done Mina!
Giannah Prep SG
For modelling our school values with her beautiful manners and her positive attitude.
Ryder Prep SG
For his dedication to learning and for always wanting to produce his best work. Keep it up, Ryder!
Daniel Prep SG
For showing resilience and adapting well back into school routines after remote learning.
William Prep TF
For always taking pride in his work and ensuring it is completed to a high standard. Wonderful work!
Vidyut Prep TF
For working hard to sound out words during writing sessions. Keep up the fantastic work Vidyut!
For being a superstar friend to her classmates and always being the first to lend a hand! Well done!
For taking the time and care to improve his writing skills! I am so impressed Sammy! You’re a star!
For trying her best in every subject and never giving up! You’re a superstar Paige!
For showing great leadership and teamwork skills during our arcade games! You rock Albert!
For a tremendously written procedural text on how to make fairy bread! Well done.
For working as a collaborative and respectful team member during Caine’s Arcade! Well done.
For working incredibly hard to be a cooperative and collaborative team member! Well done.
For always trying her hardest in all Maths activities! You’re so clever and I’m so proud of you!
For showing lovely leadership skills when making our Arcade games! You’re a wonderful friend Deetya!
For her amazing progress in her reading! I love listening to your beautiful reading voice!
For showing wonderful respect and kindness for all her peers! You are a great support to 1CG Diya!
For showing great determination in Maths and making nice progress with reading time! You rock Alex!
For always striving to complete her work to the best of her ability. Keep up the amazing work Naomi!
For working hard to improve his writing skills and being so creative with his drawings!
For persisting in completing his work on time and always mindful of others.
For always trying his best in every subject especially Integrated Studies.
For working incredibly well with his group during ‘Caine’s Arcade’ and being kind to others!
For coming back to school with an amazing attitude and a big smile! It is great to have you back!
For working so hard this term to improve his writing, reading and maths skills. Keep up the good work, Jett!
For striving to complete her work to the best of her ability. I always love hearing your creative ideas!
For working very hard with Mrs Martinez to improve her literacy skills. Well done, Sienna!
For working hard this week to make super sensible choices and trying his best in writing. Well done!!
For always trying his best!
For always producing incredible work!
For always producing incredible work all term, well done!
Becoming more organised and finishing his work on time! Congratulations!
For always taking on feedback to improve her skills with a smile. Keep up the wonderful work!
For her enthusiasm towards all aspects of school. Keep up the amazing work, Evie!
For working hard during Maths Groups to learn short division. Keep up the wonderful effort, Mabel!
For always working to the best of her ability and for being a great class helper. Fantastic effort!
VALUED STUDENTS 4NM
Top Row: Heath, Theo, Raf
Bottom Row: Emma, Mitchell, Teeshita
For being a kind and respectful friend to others and always offering her help. Congratulations Ruby!
For trying his hardest in everything he does each day at school. Keep it up!
For always having a positive attitude to her learning and coming to school each day with a huge smile!
For working well with his peers and always offering to help others.
For always completing her tasks to the best of her ability and with pride. Well done Hayley!
For always being polite and respectful to teachers and peers.
For her ability to persevere when remote learning and making an excellent return to the classroom.
For demonstrating throughout the year that he is hardworking and responsible as a farmer.
For persevering during remote learning and returning to school with a very happy attitude!
For making a huge effort to improve his morning fitness run and better his daily time. Well done!
For being a hardworking and responsible farmer in the Village throughout the year. Well done!
For stepping up and being an extra helpful farmer this week. Thank you Aiden!
For representing 4CW as our Student Voice all year. You’ve done an amazing job Nihara.
For being an absolute super star in everything you do. You’ve come so far this year Serena.
For being an amazing team member during group work tasks and always bringing joy to the classroom.
For making a huge effort and applying himself to his work – tremendous effort on his Big Write too!
For always showing respect and listening nicely to other students and teachers. Amazing effort!
For doing an amazing job settling into OSPS and becoming a friend to many in the class. Well done.
For working well in her group to produce a great Rube Goldberg machine.
For working well in his group to produce a great Rube Goldberg machine.
For working hard to complete his spelling words last week. You are capable of working quickly Raf!
For giving his all in our comprehension activities. Great improvement Theo!!!
For the dedication shown towards reaching his AR goal. You deserve to celebrate Heath!
For asking great questions and caring for those around him.
For the enthusiasm you bring to 4NM each day. You are such a valued member of our class Emma!
For striving to do his best work every time. Great work Mitchell!
For the increased effort and determination shown in all classroom tasks. Well done Teeshita!
For his well structured and strong persuasive writing piece during our Term 4 Big Write.
For her well structured and strong persuasive writing piece during our Term 4 Big Write.
For her well structured and strong persuasive writing piece during our Term 4 Big Write.
For his well structured and strong persuasive writing piece during our Term 4 Big Write.
For showing excellence with all her work in class every day. Well done Michelle!
For being such a wonderful OSPS student over the years. Wishing you all the best at your new school.
For displaying all of our school values every day. Well done!
For her quiet diligence in the classroom and her exceptional manners. Well done Ashlee!
For working hard, all year and achieving fantastic results. Wonderful work Ariel!
For being a loyal and kind friend and classmate. Takoda, you are a gem! Well done!
For consistently producing outstanding results and working hard to develop new skills and knowledge.
For applying himself to his work tasks, since coming back to school. You’ve done well, Antosha!
For working well alongside his classmates and peers and being a great friend! Well done Nathan!
For demonstrating excellence in work tasks and applying himself to everything he does. Well done!
For demonstrating honesty and being brave enough to own his feelings and actions. Good work Roshan.
For displaying such a positive attitude in and out of the classroom – that giggle is infectious!
For springing back in such a positive manner when faced with challenges – so proud of you!
For exhibiting a positive outlook and attitude in and out of the classroom – a valued member of 5NK!
For showing initiative and having an enthusiastic drive to do well across all learning areas!!
For always striving for excellence in every aspect of her learning. You are awesome, Gaia!
For being a wonderful human who would do almost anything for anyone. You are awesome, Adam!
For always giving everything ‘a red hot go’ and striving to do her personal best. Keep it up, Grace!
For always being a supportive and super loyal friend. You have a heart of gold, Thomas.
For always accepting advice, promptly and positively in an effort to improve his learning.
For your incredible campaigning and the passion with which you stand up for what you believe in.
For his outstanding work across all areas of the curriculum.
For displaying initiative and being an exceptional School Vice Captain.
VALUED CLASS AWARDS WEEK 10
Congratulations to all our ‘Valued Class Awards’ recipients for Week 10.
PREP – YEAR 2
For displaying respect to their teachers and classmates by using their manners and working as a team. Great work Prep JF!
ALL YEAR 1 CLASSES
For their amazing persistence, teamwork skills and engineering expertise to design and build such incredible arcade games! The Year 5 buddies are in for a treat this Friday!
ALL YEAR 2 CLASSES
For your resilience and persistence throughout this tricky year. The Year 2 teachers are all very proud of you!
YEAR 3 – YEAR 6
YEAR 3 CLASSES
For showing great dedication to their learning throughout remote learning and settling back into school life beautifully in term 4. Fantastic work year 3s.
YEAR 4 CLASSES
For settling back in so well after Remote learning and working their hardest throughout the term.
YEAR 5 STUDENTS
To all the Year 5 students of 2020. What an amazing year it’s been for all of you. Hold your head up high and be proud of how you have all completed this year. Displaying resilience and courage. You all made it through a Global Pandemic with flying colours! Awesome!
For the way in which you supported and encouraged one another during the Campaign, in the race to elect a Premier for the ‘State of Roth’. You are all amazing! I could not be more proud.
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