Oakleigh South Primary School
NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 22
28th July 2021
Riley St, Oakleigh South, VIC 3167
T: 03 9570 1016
E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au
‘EVERY STRIKE BRINGS ME CLOSER TO THE NEXT HOME RUN’. – Babe Ruth
Issue 22 – 28th July 2021
Fri 30th July
– Year 6 Business Expo
– Whole School – ‘Green & Gold Day’
Tue 3rd August
– P-3 Assembly
Wed 4th August
– Prep Zoo Excursion
– House Athletics @ OSPS
Fri 6th August
– Year 1 Planetarium Incursion
Mon 9th August
– Division Girls’ Soccer
Thur 12th August
– Resilience Project Parent Presentation
Mon 16th August
– Division Girls’ Footy
Tue 17th August
– School Council Meeting
Welcome back everyone.
It certainly was welcome news to hear that our children can once again resume classes at school. At this stage we cannot have any parents onsite, however, as soon as we confirm that parents can return, we will let you know.
Please make sure you continue to read the Operoos from the school as they will contain the most up to date information on restrictions as we receive them from the department. The Operoos will cover the latest news, changes and happenings at the school as well.
Once again, thank you for your continued support as we tackle this ongoing pandemic and its implications.
Enjoy the rest of your week, remote learning free!
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
GREEN AND GOLD DAY – FRI 30TH JULY
To celebrate our return to school and the Tokyo Olympics, we will be having a ‘GREEN and GOLD’ day this Friday, 30th July.
All we will ask is that the children dress up in the colours of our country. No donation is required. AUSSIE! – AUSSIE! – AUSSIE! OI – OI -OI!
– Payments close Wed 11th Aug.
Year 6 Business Expo
– Payments close today.
Can all parents please ensure you are reading Operoo forms and making payments using Qkr! by the due date.
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).
NATIONAL DAY AGAINST BULLYING
A huge thank you to everyone who purchased a wrist- band or bag tag during our participation in the NDA Day of Action Against Bullying back in March this year. Our school raised $1872.50!
This donation will go towards enabling counsellors to be there 24/7 for all young people, no matter who they are, where they live or what they want to talk about. Awesome effort OSPS !
Alex & Finn – 6SM
Writing a persuasive letter to the IOC to allow video games at the Olympics.
OSPS ONSITE LEARNING PROGRAM
During lockdown 5.0 our onsite students have enjoyed completing their Google classroom activities with the support of our terrific OSPS staff.
Students have been participating in Zooms with their classroom teachers to complement the teaching and learning program and enjoy well-being activities with their classmates.
Each day onsite students have also been enjoying a variety of sport and fitness activities with the onsite staff.
The students have enjoyed every minute of the program and worked very hard during their time here at school. Thank you to all OSPS staff who have contributed.
Chelsea & Kai PNC
Working on their, ‘th’ words. Thunder, thumb and think.
Alu – 1NM & Fifi 1CF
Completing their phonics task on Reading Eggspress.
Oliver & Patrick 2JR
Addition and subtraction of 2 digit numbers.
Mary – 3JP & Zoe 3DD
Using myON to get extra AR points!
Rose & Amelia – 4EW
Learning about equivalent fractions.
Andrew – 5LG & Zoe – 5KP
Writing an informative paragraph about the orangutan.
YEAR 6 BUSINESS EXPO
YEAR 6 BUSINESS EXPO
As part of the Year 6 Business and Economics unit of work, Year 6 students are participating in a Business Expo this Friday July 30th during sessions 3 and 4. In small groups students have created their own business and will sell their product/service at the Expo. With the uncertainty around COVID restrictions, students were asked not to include the selling of food which resulted in a necessity to be quite creative with their business ideas.
Each group has created a basic business website promoting their business complete with mission statement, advertisement, profile of business partners and costings. Completing this project during lockdown hasn’t been easy but all the students rose to the challenge and must be commended on their efforts.
A reminder that unfortunately no parents are to attend the Business Expo onsite.
Onsite students enjoying sport.
OSPS SPORT NEWS
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 has been postponed to Monday August 16th.
Regional Cross-Country on the 27th of July has been postponed. More details to come.
House Athletics will be held onsite this year on Wednesday August the 4th. More details will be forwards to parents via an Operoo this week and the office will be in touch regarding payments.
Division soccer for both boys and girls has been postponed. New dates are:
Boys – Monday 2nd of August
Girls – Monday 9th of August
Onsite students have been enjoying sport and fitness based activities each afternoon with friends and teachers. Various activities have included: 4-way soccer, relay races and mat ball.
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.
REMOTE LEARNING SUPPORT
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.
Disclaimer – The organisations advertised in this newsletter are not affiliated with and have no relationship to Oakleigh South Primary School. The publishing of these advertisements does not imply endorsement or recommendation of these products or services by the school. They are provided as a community service.
School Crossing Supervisors Required
We are seeking dedicated individuals to work as School Crossing Supervisors located within the City of Monash.
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Ongoing Positions with a great hourly rate, providing full training and full uniform.
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