Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 19 – 25th June 2019


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   –  25th June 2019



Tuesday, 26 June
– Yr 3 – 6 Parent/Teacher Interviews

Wednesday, 26 June
– Bentleigh District Winter Sport Finals
– Prep to Yr 2 Parent/Teacher Interviews

Wednesday, 17 July
– Year 6 Hot Chocolate Day

Tuesday,  23 – Thursday, 25 July
– Year 4 Production The Music Man Kids

Wednesday, 24 July
 – Spectacular mass Choir Rehearsal

Friday, 26 July 
 – Year 6 Trivia Night

Tuesday, 30 July
– Japanese Students arrive/ Japanese Dress Up Day.

Wednesday, 31 July
– Junior Swim Program begins.

Monday, 5 – Wednesday, 7 August  
– Year 4 Camp  Group 1

Wednesday, 7 – Friday, 9 August
– Year 4 Camp  Group 2





Last Friday a very successful House Athletics Carnival was held at Duncan McKinnon Reserve. It was wonderful to see all students enjoying their day and trying their best. A huge thank you to Marcus and all staff and parent volunteers who made the day possible.

Wacky Wednesday was a huge success last week. The Prep and Year 1s looked fantastic in their costumes representing Dr.Seuss and Wacky Wednesday. Each class enjoyed the parade on stage in the hall with their ‘Wacky’ teachers! Congratulations to the all the teachers, students and parents who contributed to the morning.

Last week we signed off for the development of our new Robotics lab which will be manufactured and delivered to site between the 16th and 21st of September with the likely completion date hopefully being October 10th. This is an exciting time for the school to have a dedicated room for Robotics, Code Club and the various other activities run throughout the community.

The Year 4 team have been hard at work rehearsing for their production, ‘The Music Man Kids’. The school is presenting 3 shows from July 23rd – 25th. Tickets will go on sale shortly, please stay tuned.

A reminder of the importance that students continue to read and do your Mathletics over the holidays. It is helpful to allocate a small amount of time over the holidays to improve your child’s education and complement the work we do here at OSPS.


Have a safe and enjoyable break.


Ron Cantlon


2019 Term Dates


2019 – Term 1

Tuesday 29th January (Staff start)
Wednesday 30th January (Yr 1 – 6 start)
Thursday 31st January (Preps start 9.30 – 12.30)
End of Term –  5th April
Last day of each term is a 2.30pm finish

Term 2:

Tuesday 23rd April – Friday 28th June



Term 3:

Monday 15th July – Friday 20th September

Term 4:

Monday 7th October – Thursday 19th December (2.30pm school students finish)
Friday 20th December (school teachers finish)

Last day of each term is a 2.30pm finish


2019 Payments Due


School Fees – Under School Payments

Library Fund – Under Specialist Charges

District Girls Footy Finals – Under Specialist Charges – Overdue

Swimming Program, Prep – Year 2 – Under Year Level Tab – by Friday, 19th July



Year 4 Production – The Music Man Kids



Tickets are now open for Grade 4 families on TryBooking.

Ticket sales are open to the whole school community this Friday.

Prices are as follows:

Adult: $12
Child: $7

Cast 1 will perform on Tues, 23rd July, and Cast 2 will be the chorus.
Cast 2 will perform on Wed, 24th July, and Cast 3 will be the chorus.
Cast 3 will perform on Thurs, 25th July, and Cast 1 will be the chorus


Parking and Litter



When parking in our surrounding streets, please be courteous and respectful. We have received a number of complaints about blocked driveways, and litter, especially by a Mazda in Terrigal Avenue.

Thank you


Earn and Learn Stickers



Earn and Learn stickers finish today – 25th June 2019!

Thank you to all the families and school supporters who have collected stickers and sent them in so far.

Many classes have had collection sheets. 2AP have been doing an AMAZING job collecting their ‘Earn and Learn’ stickers and have currently filled in 19 sheets, along with the big microscope poster.

Congratulations on your brilliant effort

Parent Teacher Interviews



Parent Teacher Interviews bookings are now open.

Years 3 – 6, 1NM, 2JD, 2NC will be held on Tuesday 25th June

Prep – Year 2 will be held on Wednesday 26th June

To book your time please go to School Interviews www.schoolinterviews.com.au and enter the event code 2ad6u

Japanese Dress Up Day



Oakleigh South Primary School welcomes Japanese visitors from Tamba Higashi Primary School next term,  on the 30th July.

To celebrate the occasion we are having our yearly Japanese Dress Up Day.

So get out your kimonos, Mario Brothers, ninja or Pokemon suits, or any Japanese themed costume and let’s make this year’s celebrations the best ever !!!!

Thank you
The Japanese Team




2020 prep enrolments are filling up quickly. We know that there are still some current parents with younger children who are wanting to attend Oakleigh South Primary next year, and we ask that you submit your 2020 Prep enrolment paperwork before the end of this term to secure a place.

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

Car Parking


Parents are NOT to use the Staff Car Park, or the disabled parks, regardless of the time of day. It is NOT to be used as a quick drop off or collection point.

This includes after Choir on a Wednesday

Please make sure you do your civic duty to follow the road laws and rules. This includes parking correctly in the signed areas, and completing 3 point turns in the middle in the intersection!

We also urge parents to please remember to be patient and polite when using the Oval Carpark, and be good role models for all the children witnessing their behaviour. With over 800 families, drop off and collection times will be busy and you will need to plan your time accordingly.

Please click here for further parking information oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au/about-us/#parking


OSPS School Banking


Term 3 Update

Thank you for an AMAZING term of savings!  We’ve seen some big deposits this term, which generally means that students are saving rather than spending which is AWESOME!!

Just some reminders about our program:

ONE DEPOSIT PER WEEK ONLY – unfortunately we cannot backdate deposits nor can we enter more than one deposit into the school’s online banking system per week.   Should you miss a week, send it along and we will add your deposits together to form one amount.  This will count as one deposit only and therefore only one token will be given.

PLEASE COMPLETE DEPOSIT SLIP AND STUB – no slip, no deposit will be accepted.  We need the amount on the slip to verify against the money given.  THIS IS YOUR RECEIPT.

PLEASE DON’T COMBINE SIBLINGS TOKENS – we cannot process a reward request unless each individual child has sent in 10 deposits.

It’s not too late to join us!

Getting involved in School Banking is easy!

All you need to get involved in the School Banking program is a Commonwealth Bank Youthsaver account. You can open an account for your child in one of two ways:

    1. Online

Visit commbank.com.au/schoolbanking and click on the link to open a Youthsaver account.

    1. In branch

Visit a Commonwealth Bank branch with identification for yourself and your child, like a driver’s licence and birth certificate.

If you would like to know more about School Banking, please ask for a 2019 School Banking program information pack from the school office or visit commbank.com.au/schoolbanking

New School Banking rewards now available!

Exciting new Term 3 Polar Savers rewards are now available, while stocks last!

Arctic Owl Fluffy Keyring                               ScratchArt Cards

For every deposit made at school students will receive a silver Dollarmites token. Once students have individually collected 10 tokens they can redeem them for exclusive School Banking reward items in recognition of their regular savings habits. There are two new items released each term so be sure to keep an eye out for them!

Are you following us on Facebook?

We have set up a news page for parents who are connected to Facebook.  Its been very well received so make sure you connect to it if you have children participating in our program.

Head to https://www.facebook.com/groups/220126088743570/ or search for ‘OSPS School Banking Notice Board’

School Banking day is MONDAY, except on weeks of public holidays/ development days when banking will not run for that week.

Each week you need to bring your wallet containing cash and your COMPLETED deposit slip and hand it to your classroom teacher before the 9am bell.  You must provide your child’s account number otherwise we cannot process your deposit.

Banking is processed at the school. Please note we cannot provide account balances or account numbers.  This information should be sought from your bank.

Thank you for supporting the School Banking program and remember this program is run by parent volunteers, so please be courteous to them in correspondence!

Happy banking,

– Katrina, Michelle, Adeline and Caryn
School Banking Parent Volunteers



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