Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE  19 – 22nd 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 19  –  22nd June 2018

Important Dates

Monday 25th June
– Year 1 Healthy Life Skills

Tuesday 26th June
– Year 3-6 Parent/Teacher meetings
– P-6 Muffin Day

Wednesday 27th June
– House Athletics at Duncan McKinnon Reserve
– Fairy Tale Dress Up Day Preps and Year 1 at 9.15am

Friday 29th June
– Last Day of Term 2
– Final Assembly 1.50pm



Last Monday the whole staff participated in a professional development day on implementing VCOP into the classroom. As writing is a whole school initiative, the teachers gained lots of new knowledge and strategies on improving writing in their classrooms and groups.

Today we had children involved in the Regional Cross Country at Hastings. I’d like to congratulate everyone on their wonderful efforts in representing our school and region.

Today you will receive your child’s June report by email. You should receive this by 5.00pm. If you have not received it by then, please contact Nikki Virtuoso via e-mail with the names of your children and their grade please. The reports may not be able to be e-mailed until Monday.


Just a reminder that the parent / teacher meetings will be held next week. It is not too late to make an appointment if you haven’t already done so. Years 3-6 will be held on Tuesday and Prep- 2 will be held on Wednesday.

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

Enjoy the weekend.


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 26th June Year 3 – 6 & Wednesday, 27th 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

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



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



Prep’s Zoo Excursion

On Wednesday the 13th of June the Prep students visited the Melbourne Zoo, as part of their Integrated topic ‘Schoolyard Safari’. Students became Wild Explorers for the day, as they roamed the zoo and participated in a hands-on education session with a Zoo Keeper. During this session, students got the opportunity to learn about and meet one of the Zoo’s animals, either Henry the turtle or Maddy the snake. It was a delight to see students ask a number of fantastic questions during these sessions and listen intently throughout. Following this, students put some of their new found knowledge to the test, as they built habitats and classified the poo from different animals – a highlight for many! Despite the cold weather, the rain stayed away so students were able to see seals, tigers, lions, elephants, giraffes, monkeys and many more animals moving happily about their homes at the zoo. Some students were even lucky enough to see an elephant have a bath and it could even be suggested that the elephant behaved better than most children at bath time. A big thank you to all the parent helpers from each class who volunteered their time to help at the zoo and to the classroom teachers who worked hard to plan such a fun and successful excursion.

Year 4 Production: The Knight at Dawn Kids

The year 4’s have been very busy preparing for their production of ‘The Knight at Dawn Kids’ which is a show adapted from the ‘Magic Tree House Collection’.

The shows will be performed on
7pm Wed 25th July
7pm Thu 26th July

Tickets will be going on sale to YEAR 4 PARENTS ONLY until 10am Monday 25th June.

Tickets will be open for the WHOLE SCHOOL to purchase 10am Monday 25th June via trybooking.com

Year 4 Production Team


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

Entertainment Book

The 2018 / 2019 Entertainment Book is now available for purchase from the office. It is available in hard copy or digital for the price of $70.00  A copy is on display at the office.


Disclaimer – The organisations advertised in this newsletter are not affiliated with and have no relationship to Oakleigh South Primary School. The publishing of these advertisements does not imply endorsement or recommendation of these products or services by the school. They are provided as a community service.

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


Or Mobile: 0450668359