Oakleigh South Primary School
NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 20
14th July 2021
Riley St, Oakleigh South, VIC 3167
T: 03 9570 1016
E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au
‘The more you give away the more happy you become. Why fit in when you were born to stand out?’ – Dr. Seuss
Issue 20 – 14th July 2021
Mon July 12th – Fri 23rd
– Year 3 & 5 Swimming
Thur July 15th -Fri 16th
– Forensic Science Incursion (4 – 6)
Mon 19th July
– House Athletics (4 – 6, selected Yr 3)
Tue 20th July
– South Metro Regional Cross-Country
– Beachside Division Winter Sports Finals
– School Council Meeting
– Assembly Wk 2 (P – 6)
Wed 21st July
– Year 4 Production: Pirates Past Noon Kids Cast 1
– Beachside Division Winter Sports Finals
– State School Spectacular Choir Rehearsal (selected Yr 5)
Thu 22nd July
– Year 4 Production: Pirates Past Noon Kids Cast 2
Fri 23rd July
– Girls’ Division Footy & Centenary Park
Tue 27th July
– Assembly Wk 3 (4-6)
Wed 28th July – Fri 30th July
– Year 4 Camp Philip Island
Thur 29th July
– Year 5 SEDA Sport Incursion
Fri 30th July
– Year 6 Business Expo
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.
I have been involved in many meetings last term and over the holidays in regard to the building works. We are working through lots of ideas and plans to see which one will be the best outcome for the school moving forward. I will continue to update the school community as soon as we have a firm idea of plans and dates. It’s a very exciting time for the whole school.
Don’t forget that the Year 4 Production, Pirates Past Noon Kids, will be held next Wednesday 21st July (Cast 1) and Thursday 22nd July (Cast 2) at 7pm. Due to the density limits being increased, tickets are still available for both performances through Trybooking.
We are all looking forward to getting our school productions back on track in 2021!
Have a great week.
Photo: Foggy first day back after lockdown in Term 2, photo taken on our school oval looking towards the school buildings.
TERM DATES / QR CODE
2021 TERM DATES
12th July – 17th September
4th October – 17th December
Last day of each term is a 2.30pm finish
SCHOOL COUNCIL NEWS
Dear OSPS community,
We greatly value your input in improving the greater experience of the OSPS community and view the relationship between parents and the school as an integral part of your child’s education. Thus, if you have any ideas or concerns, we appreciate you getting in touch via the appropriate channels.
Should you wish to discuss a topic of an educational nature, you are welcome to direct your enquiries to our Principal, Ron, at email@example.com. Alternatively, you can also contact the school on 9570 1016.
For a topic to be brought to the attention of school council, you are invited to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or, should you see one of us in the school yard, please feel free to have a friendly chat.
Any concerns will be handled as stipulated by the Department of Education and Training for State of Victoria.
We look forward to working with you to create a positive experience for the OSPS community. For more information visit: https://oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au/parents/
School Council President
ENROLMENTS FOR 2022
Enrolments for Prep 2022 are now open and places are filling very fast.
The school has begun filling places so we encourage parents of students starting in 2022 to complete forms as soon as possible and email to email@example.com
Forms can found here – 2022 enrolments.
REMINDER SMILE SQUAD
If you haven’t already returned your consent forms you may still do so this week.
Smile Squad is on the way to our school!
All children deserve a healthy smile and the Smile Squad are coming to Oakleigh South Primary School to help make sure this happens.
Smile Squad is a $321.9 million Victorian Government program that provides free dental care to all Victorian public primary and secondary school students.
The friendly Smile Squad dental team will visit Oakleigh South Primary School soon to conduct a free annual dental health examination for every student and provide free follow up treatment as needed.
What do parents need to do?
We just need you to provide consent forms to your child’s classroom teacher.
The Smile Squad team will then check your child’s teeth and mouth and show them how to keep their teeth healthy and strong. They will also provide any preventive services you have consented for. If your child needs more treatment, the Smile Squad will contact you.
Who is Smile Squad?
The bright orange Smile Squad vans are staffed by experienced oral health therapists, dental therapists, dental assistants and dentists. They all have lots of experience treating children and a passion for improving their oral health – for life.
Learn more about the Smile Squad by visiting www.smilesquad.vic.gov.au or contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can all parents please ensure you are reading Operoo forms and making payments using Qkr! by the due date.
YEAR 4-6 FORENSIC INCURSION
– Payments closes today at 4:30pm
– Payments close Wed 14th July
SCHOOL FEES – PLEASE PAY ASAP
LIBRARY & STEM TRUST
The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund is available for families who have received a Health Care Card from the Australian Government. Please bring the paperwork to the office or email the form and your Health Care card by the 13th of August to email@example.com
Please access the link below to access the Camps, Sports and Excursions form (CSEF).
PIRATES PAST NOON KIDS PRODUCTION
We are still hopeful to perform the production, the performances will now be on Wednesday July 21st (Cast 1) and Thursday July 22nd (Cast 2), at 7pm.
Ticketing information has been sent to the whole school for bookings. Tickets can be purchased through trybooking.com
Any questions please contact – Assistant Principal
Nikki Virtuoso firstname.lastname@example.org
OSPS SPORT NEWS
A reminder that our OSPS Girls’ Footy team will be playing 3 games at Centenary Park against other teams in the Division on Friday 23rd of July. We wish them all the best.
Regional Cross-Country will be held at Hastings Foreshore Reserve Tuesday 20th July. Good luck to all those students participating!
Students in Years 4-6 will be participating in our OSPS House Athletics carnival on Monday the 19th of July at Duncan McKinnon Reserve. Students will then be selected to represent the school at District level shortly afterwards.
Get Active Kids
Does your child love sport and being active? Does your family have a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card? You may be eligible for up to $200 to put towards the cost of your child’s participation in physical activities. The Get Active Kids Voucher Program helps eligible families get their kids involved in organised sport and active recreation activities.
Under the program, children may be eligible to receive up to $200 to help with the cost of membership and registration fees, uniforms, and equipment.
Special consideration also applies for children named on their own Australian Government Health Care Card or residing in care services as well as temporary or provisional visa holders, undocumented migrants or international students.
Applications for vouchers in round two of the program close at 5pm Friday 30 July. For eligibility requirements and to apply, visit the Get Active Victoria website.
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