Oakleigh South Primary School
NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 17
9th June 2021
Riley St, Oakleigh South, VIC 3167
T: 03 9570 1016
E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au
“Don’t Let Yesterday Take Up Too Much Of Today.” – Will Rogers
Issue 17 – 9th June 2021
Fri 4th June – Thu 10th June
– Remote Learning
– Onsite Program
Wed 16th June
– Year 4 P/T Interviews
Thur 17th June
– Year 6 Interschool Sport (Rd. 7)
Mon 21st June
– Prep – Year 3 P/T Interviews
Tue 22nd June
– Year 5 & Year 6 P/T Interviews
– Beachside Cross-country
Thur 24th June
– Year 6 Winter Interschool Sport Finals
– Last day of term for students
– 3:30pm dismissal
Fri June 25
– Curriculum Day, pupil free day
As our lockdown continues into the second week, I hope that everyone is well and coping with our current situation.
Today the children have been involved in Wellbeing Wednesday activities through their Google Classroom with the next class Zoom meeting being scheduled for Thursday. Thank you to everyone, both teachers and parents who are supporting their children during this remote learning time.
I like to remind you that in this newsletter further down, there is the Parent Corner. This gives you a snapshot of the online learning programs the children can use during remote learning and some wellbeing tips for the parents. If there is anything you need clarified about your child’s schoolwork, please contact your classroom teacher via email.
Parent Teacher meeting bookings opened up on Monday and have been very well received. At this stage they will still be face to face unless the decision is made to go to Zoom meetings. I will inform you via Operoo of any changes that may have to be made.
I hope everyone is safe and well.
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
SCHOOL COUNCIL NEWS – MEETING DATES
OSPS School Council generally meet 6pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the month in the OSPS staffroom (pending COVID restrictions a zoom meeting may be called). Please see below dates for the remainder of the school year.
15th June (Open meeting)
20th July (Open meeting)
17th August (Open meeting)
19th October (Open meeting)
16th November (Closed meeting)
We ask that any parents wishing to attend, please notify Ron email@example.com or the School Council President firstname.lastname@example.org of their intention, 24 hours notice at the latest prior to the meeting time and date; and that they familiarise themselves with the legislation around visitors to School Council meetings. This can be found in the governance handbook located at https://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/school/principals/governance/governanceph.pdf.
Please note that consent forms will be sent home once the children return to school.
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 once the forms are sent home with your child.
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
YEAR 1 PLANETARIUM INCURSION
– Payments close today at 4.30pm
YEAR 4 CAMP
– Year 4 Camp Instalment – closes 23.06.21 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
The Year 4 parent teacher interviews will be conducted via Zoom on Wednesday 16th June 2pm – 7pm.
Prep – 3 and Year 5 – 6 Interviews – an Operoo has been 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 for Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd June, we will move to online parent teacher interviews.
Dates and times are as follows:
Prep – 3 Interviews Monday 21st June 2pm – 7pm
Year 5 – 6 Interviews Tuesday 22nd June 2pm – 7pm.
PIRATES PAST NOON KIDS PRODUCTION
We are still hopeful to perform the production, the performances will now be on Wednesday July 21st (Cast 1) and Thursday July 22nd (Cast 2), at 7pm.
Ticketing information has been sent to the whole school for bookings.
Any questions please contact – Assistant Principal
Nikki Virtuoso firstname.lastname@example.org
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
YEAR 5 SHOWCASE
YEAR 5’s AT SOSC
Our Year 5 Students get the opportunity each year to visit South Oakleigh Secondary College to experience different STEAM activities/subjects that are on offer. Each Monday afternoon we all walk down to the secondary college where we are greeted by their friendly teachers and student leaders; many of whom are ex Oakleigh South PS students.
There are 5 rotations to experience including Science lab, TV Studio, Fitness Studio, Music and Small Lab. So far our Year 5’s have participated in 2 rotations and the feedback has been very positive and exciting. All students have embraced the hands on nature of the activities where they have had experiences such as operating a TV camera, boxing, playing the drums and keyboard, dissecting a bulls eye and exploring the SMALlab (the only one of its type in the southern hemisphere!). It’s an interactive workspace that combines ultra-precise motion capture technology with an immersive floor projection. Students learn as they move about the room. WOW!
Year 5’s can’t wait to get back onsite to explore more of secondary college life and get a further taste of the opportunities available to them as they move forward with their education in a couple of years. We thank SOSC for giving us the opportunity to visit and explore.
Luis 5LG – Making music for a jingle
What’s news? In the studio.
Raf 5LG – Getting stronger in the fitness studio.
As a result of the Victorian Government’s move to Remote Learning students working onsite and at home are required to access their Google classroom.
From Monday the 7th of June 2021, all tasks and activities will be available through Google Classroom. Here students will be able to access both online and hands-on content on a daily basis. Not all content will require technology which will allow you to be flexible in planning your child or children’s day.
Teachers have tried to make the activities simple and easy to understand for students, keeping in mind that older aged children may be able to be more independent and giving consideration to younger aged children who may need more content to demonstrate the task or parent support.
Please see the Operoo sent to parents on Thursday 3rd June titled – ‘Google Classroom and What to Expect’.
Families should also take advantage of the various school learning programs on offer.
Tips for Home – Link.
ONLINE ZOOM SESSIONS
This week your child will have two online Zoom sessions with their classroom teacher to discuss Google classroom activities, check in on well-being and answer any questions they may have. Should the Government extend lockdown 4.0 a new Zoom schedule will be communicated with added sessions to support students with their well-being and learning.
WELL-BEING TIPS FOR PARENTS
There are a number of resources and links that parents and students should take advantage of during lockdown 4.0.
Please access these by clicking on the links below.
OSPS Learning Hub – Health and Wellbeing
Headspace Australia – Tips for Parents and Carers during Lockdown.
Kids Helpline – Link
Resources to Build Safe, Inclusive and Connected Schools – Student Well-being Hub
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