Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE  20 – 29th  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 20  –  29th June 2018

Important Dates

Monday 16th July
– Term 3 starts

Thursday 19th July
– SSV Cross Country



The last week of term is a hive of activity with parent teacher meetings, house athletics and the famous Fairy Tale Dress Up day. A huge thank you to all the parents who have attended these special events to support their children. I know the children love having you with them to celebrate these times together.

Last Friday the Year 6 children had their annual Trivia Night. It was a night full of fun for the children as they had never been to an event like this before. The children had a ball finishing the night with a disco!

Thank you to the staff and parents who went to an amazing effort to organise such a fantastic night for the children and to all staff who make all of our special events fantastic.

I wish you all a safe and restful holiday. See you all back for the start of term 3 on Monday 16th July.



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


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



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

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



The Knight at Dawn – Kids

Next term the year 4 students will be performing the musical ‘The Knight at Dawn-Kids’. We have been rehearsing extremely hard; learning the songs, dances and all about stage presence and movement.

The story of ‘The Knight at Dawn’ centres around two siblings, Jack and Annie, who discover a magic tree house. As they read a book about knights and the middle ages, Annie is intrigued by the Black Knight and the mysterious quest one must successfully complete before becoming a knight. When she wishes to visit the castle in the book, the siblings are whisked away to medieval times. They set off to learn more about the Black Knight and his quest, experiencing a grand medieval feast, escaping through secret tunnels and dancing with enchanted suits of armour, all in an effort to find their way back home.

Rehearsals have been fun and the year 4’s are putting in an amazing effort to ensure this production is spectacular. The shows will be held on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th July (week 2 of Term 3).

Tickets are now on sale through TryBooking.
$12 Adult
$7 Child (Floor space only)



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.


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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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