Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 21 – 23rd 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 21   –  23rd July 2019



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  


I have an update on the School Council election. As nominations exceed vacancies there will need to be an election. Please refer to the timeline for this process in this newsletter.

The Year 4 Production, The Music Man, begins tonight at 7pm and continues Wednesday and Thursday evenings. The children are very excited and can’t wait to perform for their families, friends and the school community, so please come and join us! Tickets are available at the door. Cash only.

A big thank you to the staff involved in this production who willingly taking on this exhausting but very rewarding workload, so the children have the best experience possible.

It’s that time of the year again where a number of families (selected through a random computer process) have been asked to complete the Parent Opinion Survey. As we value your feedback please take the time to complete the survey online and should take 10-15 minutes to complete. Please complete the survey by Sunday 11 August 2019.

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

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



No Children Drop Offs in the Staff Carpark


Please be reminded that children can only be dropped off in the staff carpark by their parents if they are booked in to Out of School Hours Care. There have been incidences lately where children are being dropped off to school extremely early in the staff carpark and have nearly been hit by cars coming into the carpark.

All children must walk in from the front of the school using the footpath that runs down the side of the oval, or across the oval form the oval carpark. If you are concerned with poor weather please provide your child with a hooded waterproof jacket if it is raining

Thank you


Year 4 Production – The Music Man Kids



The Music Man Kids begins tonight!

Shows are also on Wednesday and Thursday nights from 7pm.

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.


Early Arrivals, Yard Duty and Late Pick Ups




Yard duty before school commences at 8:45 am.

After school teachers are in the grounds until 3:45 pm. Students on school grounds outside these times will not be supervised (unless they attending a before or after school care program or supervised extracurricular activity).

Parents/carers are requested to ensure that students do not arrive early or stay late after school unless they are attending before or after school care, or a pre-arranged supervised activity (i.e. running club). 

Japanese Dress Up Day



Oakleigh South Primary School welcomese Japanese visitors from Tamba Higashi Primary School, and all students will have the opportunity to meet them during their stay, so keep practicing your Japanese and make sure you come and say “Konnichiwa”!

To celebrate their arrival with us, we will be having a Japanese Dress Up Day –  so get your Japanese kimonos, Mario Brothers, ninja or Pokemon suits or Japanese themed costumes and let’s make this the best year ever

The Japanese Team

Proposed Development – 1 Beryl Avenue



A reminder that feedback on this development must be submitted to City of Monash Council by tomorrow, 24th July.

The 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




Congratulations to one of our students who was ranked #1 in the Mathletics  “World Top 100 Students” with an incredible 12,766 points!!


CodeClub RoboCup



As part of Year 6 CodeClub this term, a select number of students are preparing for a tournament on Saturday the 3rd of August. The competition is called RoboCup Junior and is a project-oriented educational initiative that supports local, regional and international robotic events for young students.

Four teams will be entering the Junior Rescue section of the competition which involves students creating robots that compete by following a winding line on a series of tiles to a designated rescue area. On the way the robot could encounter obstacles, bridges and short cut opportunities that will challenge the students. In preparation for the event, our teams are meeting almost every day at either lunchtimes or before school. Under the guidance of teacher/parent mentors, students have already engineered their vehicles and now we begin the process of creating code to make them work autonomously.

For more information, visit https://www.robocupjunior.org.au/vic and we look forward to reporting back after the event.



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