Oakleigh South Primary School
NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 24
11th August 2021
Riley St, Oakleigh South, VIC 3167
T: 03 9570 1016
E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au
“Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.”– Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Issue 24 – 11th August 2021
Fri 13th August
– Boys’ Division Soccer – (postponed)
Mon 16th August
– Division Girls’ Footy
Tue 17th August
– School Council Meeting
Tue 31st Aug
– Japanese Dress Up Day
– Mass Choir (Dance Spec)
Here we are again, back in lockdown and straight into remote learning. Although not an ideal situation, the children are showing great resilience and flexibility in adapting to the ever-changing situation we find ourselves in.
Once again, thank you for your continued support as we work together to provide the best for our children.
Teachers will be checking in on Zoom more regularly with their students to ensure everyone has clarity on their daily expectations. All children are expected to attend their Zoom sessions and upload the required work each day. Teachers are then able to give direct feedback to their students.
We will continue to update you on any changes as we hear it from the department. For now, we wait until lockdown is lifted.
Please stay well, stay safe and stay happy.
Enjoy the rest of the week.
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
– Payments extended until Wed August 25th.
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
BIKE SAFETY AT SCHOOL
Always wear a helmet when riding your bike, that includes to and from school! Please always walk your bike when you enter the school grounds!
Make sure you fit the helmet correctly.
The straps should not be twisted or cover the ears.
Choose a bright coloured helmet so other road users can see you.
Wear bright colours and reflective clothing for other road users to see you.
Use footwear that fully encloses the toes and heel to protect your feet.
Keep your fingers warm in winter by wearing gloves.
Lights and Reflectors
If you ride at night or in hazardous weather conditions you must display the following:
A steady flashing white light on the front.
A steady flashing red light on the rear.
A red reflector on the rear of the bike.
Remember to make sure you have a working horn or bell, your brakes are fitted and working well and tyres are pumped up tot he correct pressure.
JAPANESE DRESS UP DAY
Our annual OSPS Japanese Dress Up Day will be on Tuesday 31st of August.
Students and staff are all encouraged to wear a creative costume.
This can be of your favourite food, character, anime, animal or landmark.
We look forward to all the many creative costumes on the day.
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).
OSPS House Athletics
Drumming with paper plates and cups in Year 3.
Jellyfish in the Year 4 Production: Pirates Past Noon Kids.
(L-R) Michelle 4KH, Vickie 4EW, Saanvi 4DK, Alisha 4DK
PERFORMING ARTS AROUND OSPS
What a fun year we are having in Performing Arts at OSPS! All year levels have been continuing to experiment with musical concepts, dance and drama.
The Preps, Year 1s and Year 2s have been continuing to learn about the musical concepts of Dynamics and Tone colour. They have also been learning about how string, woodwind and percussion instruments work. They have shown their understanding of beat and rhythm through playing their percussion instruments and singing lots sea shanties and pirate songs.
The Year 3s have been continuing to learn about the musical concepts of beat, rhythm, pitch, tempo and dynamics. They have been learning how to do bucket drumming and percussion pieces with cups, drums and plastic plates. This semester they have started digital composition work on the tablets and will be learning to play the ukulele later this term.
Third time lucky for the Year 4s! After many lockdown delays, they finally managed to have their final performance of The Magic Treehouse: Pirates Past Noon Kids. Despite the interruptions, they were fabulous and did themselves proud. The Year 4s will be working on digital compositions on the tablets this term.
The Year 5s have also started working on digital compositions on the tablets this term, using programs such as Drumbit and Walkband. Our Victorian State School Spectacular Mass Dance and Mass Choir students have been rehearsing weekly and are all really looking forward to performing at the end of this term.
Matilda Jr rehearsals have been continuing and the Year 6s are working towards performing on stage in Term 4. What a talented group of kids we have this year. The singing and dancing is going to be amazing!
Our choirs continue to rehearse weekly and perform at assemblies when able. Anyone is welcome to come and try it out!
Senior (Yrs 4-6) – Senior Performing Arts Room Thursday 3.40-4.30pm
Junior (Yrs 2-3) – Senior Performing Arts Room Wednesday 1-1.25pm
Year 5s experimenting with digital compositions on the tablets.
YEAR 4 PRODUCTION
YEAR 4 PRODUCTION – ‘PIRATES PAST NOON KIDS’
The Year 4 Production, Pirates Past Noon—Kids, was finally able to go ahead after the most recent lockdown was lifted. On Thursday 29th July and Friday 30th July the year 4 students got all dressed up and jumped on stage to perform their long awaited production.
The lead up to their production wasn’t quite as planned, with a couple of lockdowns thrown in the mix, but we could not be more proud of their resilience and determination to put on a spectacular show. They rode the bumps, rehearsed through the lockdowns and finally performed via live stream to the students of OSPS. The show was recorded at the same time, and after being edited, will be distributed to the parents for them to watch for years to come.
As their teachers, we could not be prouder of this group of students. They were simply amazing and we can’t wait for you to all see the recording.
Year 4 teachers
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.
The House Athletics carnival held at OSPS last Wednesday was a resounding success! The school was awash with students wearing their house colours, smiles, laughter and fantastic sportsmanship. All students enjoyed a variety of track and field events which were fully supported by our wonderful staff here at school. A huge thank you must go out to Mr. Mooney, the P.E staff, Mr. Rowe and all the staff who supported the events on the day. All students enjoyed the unique experience. It’s fair to say our first full carnival onsite was a great success.
There are still a number of events the P.E staff will finalise in the coming weeks once we are back onsite.
Division soccer for both boys and girls has been postponed. New dates are:
Boys – Friday 13th of August (postponed)
Girls – Monday 9th of August (postponed)
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