Oakleigh South Primary School


21st  July 2021


Riley St, Oakleigh South, VIC 3167

T: 03 9570 1016  

E: oakleigh.south.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au   W: oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au 

Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th. – Julie Andrews


Issue 21  – 21st July 2021

Mon July 12th – Fri 23rd
– Year 3 & 5 Swimming ( Fri 16th & Tue 20th July cancelled)

Wed 21st July
– Year 4 Production: Pirates Past Noon Kids Cast 1 (postponed, TBA)
– State School Spectacular Choir Rehearsal (cancelled, TBA)

Thu 22nd July
– Year 4 Production: Pirates Past Noon Kids Cast 2 (postponed, TBA)

Fri 23rd July
– Girls’ Division Footy & Centenary Park (cancelled, TBA)

Tue 27th July
– SMR Cross-Country (postponed, TBA)

Wed 28th July – Fri 30th July
– Year 4 Camp Philip Island (postponed, TBA)

Thur 29th July
– Year 5 SEDA Sport Incursion (postponed, TBA)

Fri 30th July
– Year 6 Business Expo

Mon 2nd August
– Division Boys’ Soccer

Mon 9th August
– Division Girls’ Soccer


How things can change in a week! Last week we were looking forward to the Grade 4 production going ahead, this week we are in lockdown!

With the announcement today of a further 7 days in lockdown, we are certainly facing a day by day proposition of the future. I hope that everyone is safe and well and coping the best you can under very trying and difficult circumstances. If you have any questions at all about your child’s Google Classroom, please contact their teacher. Thank you for your continued support as we get through another ‘remote learning’ time together.

We are very happy to have the Tutor Learning Initiative (TLI) program commencing in Prep this term. The TLI program is structured on differentiation, personalisation and student-centred learning. As it only has 4-6 students per group, student outcomes are greatly improved. The children will start this week via a Zoom meeting.

Stay safe, stay well and stay warm and I hope to see you all next week.






Term 3
12th July – 17th September

Term 4
4th October – 17th December
Last day of each term is a 2.30pm finish





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 enrolments@oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au

Forms can found here – 2022 enrolments.



Prep Portraits
– Payments close Wed 28th July

Year 6 Business Expo
– Payments close Wed 28th July

Year 5 Healthy Skills for Life
– Payments close today 21st July

Can all parents please ensure you are reading Operoo forms and making payments using Qkr! by the due date.





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 carlyn.backers@education.vic.edu.au

Please access the link below to access the Camps, Sports and Excursions form (CSEF).
Thank you.


Year 4 – 6 Forensic Science Incursion


Our Year 4, 5 and 6 students had the opportunity to take part in an exciting and engaging incursion on Forensic Science with Education Interactive. Our school hall was transformed into a crime scene and evidence lab. The students enjoyed engaging, hands-on experiences that covered a broad range of the science curriculum and general educational points. This included a speaker talking to our students about when and how they should report a crime.

Our students acted as both forensic scientists and detectives that enhanced their creative and critical thinking skills. They also analysed the forensic evidence and pieced together the case, by rotating through different evidence stations.

Look at our excited, engaged scientists exploring and analysing the evidence!




Unfortunately a number of events have been either cancelled or postponed. Please refer to Operoo for a list of cancelled/postponed sporting events. The school will forward new dates and details regarding events when possible.

Girls’ Footy
Girls’ footy has been cancelled for Friday 23rd of July. We hope to bring you new details soon.

Regional Cross-Country
Regional Cross-Country has been postponed to the 27th of July at Hastings Foreshore Reserve. Good luck to all those students participating!

House Athletics
Unfortunately we had to cancel our House Athletics event. Every effort will be made to ensure this wonderful day is held during Term 3.

Division Soccer
Division soccer for both boys and girls has been postponed.
Boys – Monday 2nd of August
Girls – Monday 9th of August


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.




Online Learning Hub
This is your one stop shop for support during Remote Learning. You can access the link here – Learning Hub.
This page outlines instructions on accessing Google classroom, how to submit work and expectations regarding learning for your child or children.

There is also a very useful ‘Parent Support’ section that includes tips for home, a Zoom help guide and additional resources and activities for you to access at home.

Health and Wellbeing
The health and well-being of our school community is of great importance to all at Oakleigh South Primary School.
You can find some resources and links that might be useful in supporting healthy bodies and minds at home on our Learning Hub page.

Such services include: Kids Helpline & Student Wellbeing Hub.



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School Crossing Supervisors Required


We are seeking dedicated individuals to work as School Crossing Supervisors located within the City of Monash.

These areas include: Mulgrave, Glen Waverley, Mount Waverley, Clayton, Ashwood, and surrounding areas.

Ongoing Positions with a great hourly rate, providing full training and full uniform.

Safety in the community is a priority. If this is you, please call Xavier

(03) 8561 8896 or email your interest to mulgrave-recruiters@chandlermacleod.com for further assistance.