Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 20 – 16th July 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 20   –  16th July 2019


Wednesday, 17 July  
– Year 6 Hot Chocolate Day

Monday, 22 July
– Year 3 Healthy Skills for Life

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

Wednesday, 24 July
– Year 4 Production The Music Man Kids
– Spectacular Mass Choir Rehearsal

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

Friday, 26 July
– Year 5 Healthy Skills for Life
– Year 6 Trivia Night

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

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  


A big welcome back to everyone, including our new families to Oakleigh South, to what will be another exciting term full of learning and wonderful experiences.

To bring you up to date with the School Council election review process, as communicated in the May 7 Newsletter there was, unfortunately, an administrative error in the lead up to our School Council Elections earlier in the year. As a result the Department of Education conducted a thorough review of the process and it has been determined that we call a new election for 4 positions. Consequently we are required to conduct another election with the positions currently held by Campbell Davies, Nikki Kaur, Maria Macri and Kate Liu to be filled.

Nominations opened at 4pm yesterday and will close at 4pm next Monday, and Nomination forms are available from the office. After the close of nominations, we will determine whether an election will be required (this depends on the number of nominations received). If an election is required, voting forms will be sent home next Tuesday to the eldest child in each family. Voting will be opened for one week.

Don’t forget that the Year 4 Production, The Music Man Kids, will be held next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7pm. The show will finish at approximately 8pm.
Tickets for the show are still available through www.trybooking.com for $12 adult and $7 child

Have a great week.

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

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

Year 4 Camp, Year 4 – Under Year Level Tab – by Friday, 26th July




Year 4 Production – The Music Man Kids

Tickets are now open on TryBooking.

Prices are as follows:

Adult: $12
Child: $7

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


Parent Opinion Survey



Our school is conducting a survey to find out what parents think of our school. The Parent Opinion Survey is an annual survey offered by the Department of Education and Training that is conducted amongst a sample of randomly selected parents. It is designed to assist schools in gaining a perception of school climate, student behaviour and student engagement. Our school will use the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies.

Approximately 30 percent of parents will be invited to participate in this year’s survey. All responses to the survey are anonymous. This year the Parent Opinion Survey will be conducted from Monday, 22nd July to Sunday, 11th August.

The survey will be conducted online, only takes 10-15 minutes to complete, and can be accessed at any convenient time within the fieldwork period on desktop computers, laptops, tables or smartphones. THe online survey is available in a range of languages other than English. These include Arabic, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Chin (hakha), Hindi, Japanese, Somali, Turkish, Punjabi and Greek.

The survey results will be reported back to the school at the end of September.

Please speak with your child’s teacher if you would like more information.




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/

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 annual 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

Proposed Development – 1 Beryl Avenue



We have been contacted by a number of parents and local residents concerned about the proposed development of the old school site at 1 Beryl Avenue.

Their action group have provided a template to assist families wishing to offer feedback to City of Monash re the proposed development. They also encourage residents who wish to write their own submissions as it’s better for Council to see a large number of residents who feel strongly enough to separately voice their views. A Word format file is available for residents and community members who wish to edit the text and include additional feedback, or to simply sign and return. Anyone over 18 can lodge a submission.


Residents need to send by July 24th either by Post:

City of Monash
PO Box 1
Glen Waverley
Vic 3150

or by email:   mail@monash.vic.gov.au

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


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