Oakleigh South Primary School

15th June 2022


“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo


Issue 18  – 15th June 2022

Thursday 16th June
– Year 6 Interschool Sport Winter Finals
– Senior Choir

Monday June 20th
– Girls’ Footy Excursion

Tuesday June 21st
– School Council Meeting

Wednesday June 21st
– Year 6 Business Expo
– Parent/Teacher Interviews

Thursday June 23rd
– OSPS House Athletics @ Duncan McKinnon
– Senior Choir

Friday June 24th
– Final Day of Term (2:30pm dismissal)
– Year 6 Hot Chocolate Day
– Whole School assembly



Student Eyecare is offering its services to do a vision test for every child at our school. A green consent form was sent home last week. Just give your Medicare details and the consultation will be bulk billed. If your child is found to need glasses, they will write a prescription and all you have to do is take it to an optometrist to have the glasses made. With extended screen time over the past 2 years, many children are suffering from eyestrain. This service will hopefully assist many children in correcting any vision problems that they may have. The tests will take place in term 3. The consent forms are due back at school next Monday 20th June.

Next Tuesday your student’s midyear report will be emailed to you. This will be followed by the parent/teacher meetings on Wednesday the 22nd June from 2pm -7pm. Interview times will close on Monday afternoon at 4pm. If you would like a meeting please go to your child’s profile, and you will see an option under their photo to “Book Parent Student Teacher Conference” – which will take you to the booking sheet.

This Friday, we will be meeting with the departments contracted builders regarding the upcoming refurbishment of the school buildings and to discuss the proposed timeline of the building works.

Finally, for the safety of both our students and parents please be mindful to always drive slowly and with caution when using the oval carpark for school drop off and pickups. Thank you.

Keep warm and have a great week.




Term 2 – 26th April – 24th June

Term 3 – 11th July – 16th September

Term 4 – 3rd October – 20th December  (3:30pm finish)

Last day of each term is a 2.30pm finish




Parent Teacher interviews will be held in person in the classroom, on Wednesday 22nd June between 2pm and 7pm.

Bookings open on Wednesday 8th June and must be finalised before the Monday, 20th June at 4pm, when bookings for this event will close. Bookings are best accessed by using a desktop or laptop computer.

Interviews are strictly 10 mins and spaces are limited.  If you require more time, please contact your teacher directly to make alternative arrangements.

Please go to your child’s profile, and you will see an option under their photo to “Book Parent Student Teacher Conference” – which will take you to the booking sheet.

ICAS Returns in 2022


You can now pay for ICAS online! To confirm your child’s participation, visit https://shop.icasassessments.com/pages/pps and enter our unique school code EXO419 to make a direct payment to ICAS Assessments.

Online payment closing dates available at icasassessments.com.  

Please note all payments and orders must be made directly through ICAS. Oakleigh South Primary School will not be processing any school orders in 2022.

Please also look out for the Compass notice relating to ICAS and accept or reject the event notices for each assessment accordingly.

If you require any further information please contact our ICAS coordinator Nigel Hooley.




Oakleigh South Primary School is pleased to announce that the Student Eyecare Program will be running at the school next term. 

An optometrist will be onsite during school hours to provide students with a free comprehensive eye examination that is covered through Medicare Australia.

1 in 6 students have eye conditions that go undetected. This is due to the high level of visual demand on their eyes from books, laptops, tablets and smartphones.

Every student will receive a full report about their eye health and a prescription will be provided if glasses are required. The prescription can be taken to any optical store to get the glasses made.

Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity.

Parent consent forms (green) have been sent home this week. Please return them your classroom teacher by Monday 20th June.



This year, the Department of Education have made some changes to the Prep Enrolment process and timeline, applications need to be submitted by 12th August, 2022.

Places are filling fast, so if you have a child starting in 2023 or if you know of any new families thinking of applying, please complete the Enrolment Forms and submit with the supporting documentation as soon as possible.

All places for Prep 2023 will be confirmed by 26th August, 2022, as per the new timeline.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, enrolments will only be accepted in digital form.

Enrolment forms are available on the website http://oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au/enrolments/



With the current wet weather, it is advised that children have a spare set of clothes, including socks in their bag.

Reminder to parents that if your child has been provided with spare clothes from sick bay  – please wash and return to school ASAP.

If we do not have spare clothing you will be contacted to bring items and for you to change your child.



It can be difficult for families to know when their child is sick enough to need to stay home from school. For safety’s sake, if your child seems unwell you should always keep them home from school and seek medical advice.

Families can experience problems when trying to take time off to care for an ill child at home. However, it is important that parents focus not only on the wellbeing of their own child, but also upon the wellbeing of other children and the staff. If you need to administer Panadol/Nurofen before school, then your child should not be at school.

 If your child has vomited or had diarrhoea, they must be completely well for 24 hours before returning to school.

Camp Sport and Excursion Funding application close date 24th June 2022

 Dear Parents and Carers,

CSEF is provided by the Victorian Government to assist eligible families to cover the costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities.

If you hold a valid means-tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF. A special consideration category also exists for asylum seeker and refugee families. The allowance is paid to the school to use towards expenses relating to camps, excursions or sporting activities for the benefit of your child.

The annual CSEF amount per student is:

  1. $125 for primary school students

If you applied for CSEF at your child’s school last year, you do not need to complete an application form this year unless there has been a change in your family circumstances.
You only need to complete an application form if any of the following changes have occurred:

  1. new student enrolments; your child has started or changed schools this year.
  2. changed family circumstances; such as a change of custody, change of name, concession card number, or new siblings commencing this year.

New applicants should download the attached form which can be emailed with your Health Care Card to Carlyn.backers@education.vic.gov.au

Closing date for application is the 24th June 2022

Click here for further information CSEF Website

Please click here to apply – https://www.education.vic.gov.au/PAL/csef-application-form.pdf



Konnichiwa! We have two major news items to share with you.

Excursion to Consulate-General of Japan in Melbourne

On the 25th of May, five of our Grade 6 students, Inara, Mandy, Jasper, Tiffany and Serena had an opportunity to visit the Consulate-General of Japan along with students from Huntingdale Primary School and South Oakleigh College. It was our very first visit to the Consulate-General of Japan in Melbourne. All the students that participated in the excursion were extremely thrilled and have gained valuable insights into the working of the Consulate-General of Japan.

Here are some of the reflections and comments from the excursion written by the students.

“The Vice Consulate General came in and talked about why he became a diplomat, what’s involved in his day-to-day job and how he learnt to speak English. He used the words ‘diplomat’ and ‘diplomacy’ a lot in his speech. He said his job is about collaborating with others and working with others in a way that makes them happy or making sure everyone has a peaceful relationship with each other, which is what diplomacy is. I found this very interesting.” – Inara Linehan

“The one that stood out for me was how he studied a foreign language. He said that when he was little, he barely knew how to speak any English. He liked to watch American movies and got a basic understanding of the English language. He would buy movie scripts and practise the English words himself. For fun, he would act out what the actors did in the movie to remember the sentences. I thought this was a fun idea and I want to try it myself one day. We also got to see an exhibition of the Tokyo Olympics 2020. It was sensational. We got to pass around a medal that was won by an Australian Olympian, which was cool. I thought the trip was amazing and it was my first excursion in a very long time! Hopefully, we get to do something fun again soon!”- Tiffani Paranamanage

“We were given little bags with delicious treats inside, super tasty! Inside it contained, Hi-Chu which are soft chewy candy, all in different flavours, fruit jellies in small plastic wraps and rice crackers. We were also given a book on Japanese culture with a special feature on Japan’s cutting-edge pop which was entertaining to read through. My favourite page was the World Cosplay Championship 2016 report since I love cosplaying but have never done it in my entire life sadly. Overall, the trip to the city was a wonderful experience!” – Mandy Lin


Melissa Sensei, who taught Japanese for two terms, is leaving at the end of this term. On behalf of OSPS, thank you so much for all your hard work. We wish you all the success in the future!



Last Wednesday the 8th of June, Year 6 students enjoyed a wonderful Art incursion with renowned artist Daniel Butterworth.


Daniel, who is a teacher himself and an Archibald Prize finalist introduced our Year 6 students to different ideas, thoughts, practices and materials. Students were encouraged  to question conventional methods and to find their own creative voice.


Students loved the incursion and produced some fantastic pieces of Art.



We are proud and excited to have some of our students participating in the 2022 Victorian State Schools Spectacular.

The Spectacular brings together government school communities from across Victoria to produce a three-hour live show – involving music, dance  and circus arts – which will be performed to an audience of around 12,000 people at John Cain Arena on Saturday 10 September over two shows at 1pm and 6:30pm.

Talented Victorian students will feature on stage, while many other students will work behind the scenes, gaining unique, on-the-job, professional experience.

The Spectacular is a creative vision of industry professionals including Creative Director Neill Gladwin, Musical Director Chong Lim AM, Dance Director Deon Nuku, (Scooby Doo, Happy Feet, Moulin Rouge) and Associate Dance Director Yvette Lee, (Dancing with the Stars, X-Factor Australia, Australia’s Got Talent and So You Think You Can Dance).

For a fun, family entertainment experience, and to cheer on our students from the audience, be quick to secure tickets when they go on sale at 10am Wednesday 15 June via www.ticketek.com.au/spectacular

Adult:                           $40

Child Under 15:           $20

Concession:                $30

Buy 10 tickets and get one adult ticket free (the 11th ticket is free) by calling Group Bookings on 1300 364 001.

Claim 25% Back through the Victorian Entertainment Program. Customers can claim 25% on the total cost of your entertainment experience when you spend $40 or more, to a maximum refund amount of $125.  Simply upload your ticket receipt to their website link below, and once approved, your 25% of the total price will be paid back directly into your bank account. Rebates are available on a first come, first served basis until funds are exhausted.



Congratulations to the following students who received a GEM Award for week 7. 




For looking out for her peers and ensuring that everyone is included in group tasks.




For always supporting others once she finishes her work and caring about others’ feelings. She always puts others first before herself! Go Shreeya!




For always showing great kindness and care towards everyone, often the putting the needs of others above yours. We appreciate your empathetic nature!


Prep AM


For always caring about people. Jojo is a beam of kindness in our class.




For is kind and gentle nature. Mason is always so polite and well mannered, looking out for his classmates and lending them a helping hand.




For having a positive attitude towards helping our classroom feel safe and supportive for every student. You are a great model for 4LD.




For always using his manners and being kind to everyone.




Congratulations to the following Prep – Year 6 students and classes who achieved some great scores in week 7 of Term 2.

It’s very important to understand that even though getting 1,000 points a week is great it’s more important that students are challenging themselves at their own level and completing work that supports their learning at school.

Congratulations to those students who completed their Mathletics in week 7. Well done!


Top Students – Week 7 Term 2 Total Points
Nina X – 2MG 20250
Shiven K – 4CW 11980
Alwyn J – 3DD 11800
Edward B – 4KH 10770
Alexander Z – 6JD 10210
Prayag P – 4KH 9660
Oliver P – 6JD 9290


Top Classes For Each Year in Week 7 Activity Points in Week 7
4KH 114510
2MG 111420
6JD 86470
3DD 79390
2TM 72790
3MW 70320
6FW 70100





Sport Result vs. Coatesville
Netball A 6-29
Netball B 10-10
Netball C 10-12
AFL 32-25
Tennis Boys White Bye
Tennis Girls White Bye
Tennis Boys Green 7-5
Tennis Boys Green 12-0
Soccer Boys 2-4
Soccer Girls 3-5
Sofcrosse A 4-1
Sofcrosse B 0-4




Our Year 5 students enjoyed their last competitive game for Term 2 against Coatesville Primary School last Thursday. Sports included: softball, volleyball and flag rugby.


Thank you to the Year 5 teachers for coaching the students and to our P.E teachers who supported the program.



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