Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE  18 – 15th June, 2018


Riley St, Oakleigh South, VIC 3167   T: 03 9570 1016   F: 03 9579 0363

E: oakleigh.south.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au   W: oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au


Issue 18  –  15th June 2018


Monday 18th June
– Curriculum Day

Thursday 21st June
– SMR Cross Country

Friday 22nd June
– Year 6 Trivia Night
– Muffin Fundraiser Forms Due


Although it has been a month after the Fete, we have been able to count all the takings and account for all the costings and are very pleased to announce the official profit is just over $85,000. A tremendous effort again by the whole school community. Particular thanks to our donors and sponsors, parent fete team, staff, families and children for all your support.

The final fete thank you newsletters can be found here:



A final reminder that next Monday 18th June is a curriculum day. Camp Australia will be running a program on this day, please contact them if you wish to use their services. The staff will be completing professional development on VCOP, our writing scaffold that is taught in every grade from Prep – 6.

V = Vocabulary
C = Connectives
O = Openers
P = Punctuation

Yesterday all the Year 6 sports teams made the Bentleigh District Sports Finals. The sportsmanship and behaviour of the OSPS children was something to be very proud of.  Many teams have made it on to Division and a full report will be in next week’s newsletter.

Well done OSPS and have a great weekend.

Ron Cantlon

Important Information Update


Please be advised that your child should have received a hard copy Parental Occupation Code form.

It is imperative for our record keeping that you complete this form for each child and return it to your classroom teacher, who will mark it off their class list. Spare forms are available at the office.

Parents who fail to return this form will be followed up by the office.

Thank you


2018 Term Dates

Term 1:

29 January (school teachers start) 30 January (school students start) to 29 March 2018

Term 2:

16 April to 29 June 2018

2018 Term Dates

Term 3:

16 July to 21 September 2018

Term 4:

8 October to 20 December (2.30pm school students finish) 21 December (staff finish)

Last day of each term is a 2.30pm finish


Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent Teacher Interviews will be held on Tuesday 27th June Year 3 – 6 & Wednesday, 28th June Prep – Year 2  from 2pm – 7pm. Online bookings will open at 4pm Friday 1st June.

Please follow this link and use the following code.

https://www.schoolinterviews.com.au/code Code:   xprbs

Please arrive 5 min before your scheduled time, as each interview is only for 10min

Enrolments for Prep 2019

Places for Prep 2019 are filling fast and we have an incredible number of applications.

If you have a child starting in 2019, please complete and return Prep Enrolment forms and supporting documents as soon as possible.

If you know of other new families thinking of applying, please encourage them to submit their forms as well.

For more information about enrolments, please visit our school website https://oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au/enrolments/

Lost Property

We currently have an abundance of lost property items.

Please take the time to check to see if any of these items belong at your home.

Any items of clothing that have not been re-claimed by the end of this term will be placed in our second hand uniform shop for sale

Fete Profit Soars!

The OSPS Fete this year raised a whopping $85,000! Well done again to the whol school community. The success would not be possible without the very generous contributions from our sponsors and donors. Please click on the links below to our ‘Thank You Newsletters’.





School Fees

A friendly reminder to parents that the Essential Learning Fees and school expenses are due before the end of this term, we will be emailing out our first run of statements.  If you do not receive an email by the start of next term, please contact Jo Chapple.

If you have any queries or concerns regarding payment, please

contact Jo Chapple on chapple.joanne.j@edumail.vic.gov.au



Curriculum Day

Please be aware that Monday, 18th June is a Curriculum Day.

No students will be required at school on this day

Please be aware that there will be no banking for the next 2 weeks due to the public holiday on the 11th and curriculum day on the 18th

The Knight at Dawn Kids

Car Parking, Traffic Flow and Child Safety

I have received some reports from parents regarding people taking photographs of cars parked incorrectly around the school.

These people are utilising an app called ‘SNAP, SEND AND SOLVE’ on their own initiative to improve the safety of all the children at OSPS.

Snap, Send and Solve functions for the local council and allows you to report issues to your local council instantly, from parking issues to abandoned shopping trolleys, potholes and animals, just to name a few.

These pictures are being sent to Monash City Council to follow up







Proposed Parking Changes Around The School

As of June 6th some of the older versions of the Qkr app will no longer work, and families must update their app. Most people have auto update enabled in their phone settings so this will happen seamlessly for them.  If you have any parents saying the app has stopped working, they simply have to download the current version from the app store. We can track who is using a new version and the overwhelming majority of Qkr users have already updated, so the number of impacted families should be very very small, but you may get a few over the coming weeks, especially the infrequent users of Qkr.

And if they still have any issues, there is always the website to offer as a backup to people with really old phones that may not be able to upgrade.


Dear parent,

These school holidays we are hosting a very special school holiday program called Code Camp where your child can learn to code and build their very own iPhone or Android app!

Code Camp has already taught more than 35,000 students in Australia and is a great way to spend time over the holidays as kids have lots of fun with friends while learning important new skills such as logic, creativity, problem solving, app development and game building in a fun and engaging way, ready to take on the digital world of the future.

Every child attending a holiday camp will build incredible games on our software platform ‘’Code Camp World’’ and walk away with their very own app, playable via the Code Camp App store that they can take home to share with family and friends!

Here is the code camp we’re running:

Spark (School Grades 2-6)

Beginners + Intermediate

Fun, engaging and challenging… and are our most known Code Camp that over 12,000 students have completed. Code Camp Spark is where every student in years 2-6 should start their Code Camp journey.

Enrol today and help your child become a coding superstar! For more information, visit https://www.codecamp.com.au or contact us at hello@codecamp.com.au.

Thank you




On Tuesday 5th June, the Year twos and their teachers went to Taskworks in Mulgrave. This was a part of our Integrated Unit on ‘Make It Move It’.

The students had a fun filled day completing activities and racing against their peers. They were learning about machines and toys through play.

Highlights of the day included working in groups to take apart, and then rebuild a movable robot, racing against the clock and other teams in the ‘Cable race’, competing against their friends in ‘Stomp a Stump’ and racing against the time in ‘Peg Fast’.

Other fun activities included ‘Create a scene’ (where the students got to dress up) and the  ‘Puzzle corner’.

Thank you to all the teachers involved in organising such a successful excursion!




Mothers Supporting Families in Need Coat Drive

We need your coats, scarves and beanies to help keep local families warm throughout the winter.

Please dig out outgrown and no longer wanted kids and adult items and kindly deposit them in the MSFIN box outside the office at school

The coat drive started on Wednesday 6th June and will run until the end of term.

Thank you so much for helping our local families in need.

Parent Group

Muffin Day

Parent group is having a muffin day on the 26 June. You should receive your forms by the end of the week.

If you are gluten free please write gluten free on the return form with your choice of the two flavours.



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Winter Cricket training with ESOCC

Even in the depths of winter there is an opportunity for budding cricketers from the age of 8 to 11 with the Emmanuel South Oakleigh Cricket Club running training throughout the Winter months from 3pm on Saturdays.

Our Coach, Isuru Gunawardana, is Certified Level 1 and carries the WWC, and is more than happy to continue on through the winter to offer off-season net sessions with a focus on all aspects of the game.

For more information, contact Isuru via email juniors@krushers.com


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