Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE  23 – 3rd August 2018


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 23 –  3rd August 2018

Important Dates

Monday 6th August
–   P-2 swimming at GESAC all week
–   Year 4 Camp 1 to Phillip Island

Tuesday 7th August
– Farewell Assembly for Tamba PS Exchange Students

Wednesday 8th August
–  Year 5/6 Regional Girl’s Footy Final
–  School Council
–  Year 4 Camp 2 to Phillip Island
–  Year 4 Camp 1 returns

Friday 3rd August
–  Year 4 Camp 2 returns





Term 3:

16 July to 21 September 2018

Term 4:

8 October to 20 December
(2.30pm school students finish)
21 December (staff finish)

Last day of each term is a 2.30pm finish


On Tuesday we welcomed our visiting students and teachers from Tamba Higashi PS in Japan. They were introduced at our school assembly and appeared very excited for the week ahead. Thank you to the staff and host families for providing this amazing experience for everyone involved.

Our wonderful prep children entertained everyone at the assembly with their fun filled songs that they had learnt to celebrate their 100 days of school. Wearing their colourful crowns, they proudly sang their songs to the school and their families. Thank you to the staff involved in making this a very memorable moment in their lives.

Finally, we have been informed that the main electrical upgrade will begin soon. The portable generator has been put in place to assist with the electricity supply until the main works are completed. This will take up to two months to do as it involves lots of trenching from the front of the school through to the teacher’s carpark area. I thank you in anticipation for your understanding while this work is being undertaken.

This week our first offer of Prep placements for 2019 were sent out. Many hours of work goes in to enrolling, transitioning and placing the new preps students so please return your confirmation as soon as possible to our enrolment officer at enrolments@oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au this will then allow us to offer other places. This is also a reminder to enrol any siblings of students at our school now. Thank you

Have a great weekend.

Ron Cantlon


Enrolments for Prep 2019

URGENT! – 2019 Enrolment places are being allocated now.

If you have a child starting in 2019 or know of other new families thinking of applying, please complete and return Prep Enrolment forms and supporting documents as a matter of urgency.

For more information about enrolments, please visit our school website https://oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au/enrolments/

2018 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 an understanding of parents’ perceptions 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 per cent 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 23rd July to Sunday 26th 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, tablets or smartphones. The online survey will be 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 to your child’s teacher if you would like more information.

Japanese Dress-up Day

On Tuesday 28th August students and staff have the opportunity to have some fun dressing up in Japanese inspired outfits to celebrate our awesome Japanese Language Education Program at Oakleigh South Primary School!

Dress-up suggestions:

Obvious one
Karate/Judo outfit, Kimono Dress (No Chinese dress, please)

Funky one
Characters such as Pikachu or other Pokémon, Hello Kitty, Nintendo characters such as Mario Brothers, Ninja & Samurai, Harajyuku Japanese street fashion

Odd one
Cherry blossom, Bullet Train, Sumo, Mount Fuji, Sushi, Iron chef, Asimo robot

Easy one
White T-shirt with a red circle (Flag)

Share the Dignity Collection

Parent group is running a collection for “Share the Dignity”

The collection of sanitary items has been extended until the 14th September, so please continue to generously to this wonderful community project..

You can donate items on their own, or if you have a pre loved handbag in good condition, you can fill that with items, and place in the white and purple box at the office.

Help us help those on the street.





WHEN:    Wednesdays 8 – 8:45

WHAT:      Hebrew – Jewish Life

HOW:         In a fun and interactive manner

WHO:         Students of all levels

REGISTER NOW on 9523 6844 or email us at re@ujeb.org.au.



The Knight at Dawn was truly a Magical Production!

Last Wednesday and Thursday nights the Year 4 students performed the musical ‘The Knight at Dawn – Kids’.  Both nights were spectacular with loud singing, enthusiastic dancing and amazing, colourful costumes. Well done to Lemone Meyers, Elaine Wilkinson, the Year 4 teachers and all the amazing parents and teachers who gave up their time to ensure the success of this production. A special mention to Kate Rawlinson and her fabulous parent helpers for the incredible costumes and to Nikki Virtuoso for the incredible backdrops. Lastly… congratulations to the STARS of the show….The Year 4 students.




Entertainment Book

The 2018 / 2019 Entertainment Book is now available for purchase from the office.

It is available in hard copy or digital for the price of $70.00

A copy is on display at the office.


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