Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE  25 – 17th 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 25  –  16th August 2018

Important Dates

Monday 20th August
– LINK Dental Van  – all week

Tuesday 21st August
– UNSW Science Competition certificates handed out at assembly

Friday 24th August
– Yr 5s to SOSC





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



I am very happy to announce a wonderful community project that the school is involved in. We have submitted an application to the Pick my Project government initiative to build a ‘Community Robotics Lab’… but we need your help.

This grant will be decided by votes from parents, families, friends and other people in the community. Please see the link in this newsletter or follow the instructions on the OSPS website on how to submit your vote.


Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting Sapphire Care Oakleigh to see a group of our children performing Indian Dancing to the residents, to celebrate Indian Independence Day. The nine girls entertained the crowd, who tapped their feet and clapped their hands so happily to the music. It was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who was there.

Thank you to Nikki Kaur for organising this event. The dance group will be performing at next week’s assembly. Please see the article in the newsletter about their performance.

Enjoy the weekend.

Ron Cantlon


Enrolments for Prep 2019


URGENT! – 2019 Enrolment places are being allocated now.

A reminder that Confirmation Letters sent to our In Zone and Sibling applicants must be returned by Friday, 17th August.

Please send the letter and all 4 “Getting to Know You” pages to enrolments@oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au

Places that are not confirmed places will be offered to the next round of applicants.

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/

Pick My Project

OSPS has been nominated for a government grant to build Robotics Lab and we need your support to make this project possible. With a vision to develop students critical thinking, creativity and passion for technology, the funding will be decided on by votes from parents, families, friends and anyone in the community.

It’s easy to do!
1. Visit and register by clicking to button below
2. Add to your shortlist (you also have to chose 2 other community projects to submit your vote)
3. Enter your details and follow the prompts

Of course it doesn’t end there! The more votes we get, the better the chance we have of winning. So please share this post from the OSPS facebook page with your friends and family.

Thank you for your support! From everyone at Oakleigh South Primary School!

UNSW Science Competition Awards


High Distinction and Distinction certificated for the UNSW Science Competition will be presented at assembly on
Tuesday, 21st August.

Credit, Merit and Participation certificates have been given out in class.

Father’s Day Breakfast


Our wonderful Parent Group are again hosting a Father’s Day Breakfast on
Friday, 31st August from 7.45am

Choices are for an egg and bacon roll or cheese and tomato croissant.
Selection comes with muffin, fruit and hot/cold drink

$5 per person, with all proceeds going to “Buy a Bale” supporting the 2018 Drought Relief Fund

Tickets MUST be pre-purchased, so please return your order forms by Friday, 24th August
** Please add your child’s class to the order form

Year 4 Production DVD Orders


A reminder to Year 4 parents that DVD orders for “The Knight at Dawn Kids” is available on Qkr until
Sunday, 19th August at 5pm.

Please find under the Year 4 Tab in Qkr – and tap the screen to add your child’s class, and finalise your order.

Cost is $25 for both casts and speeches.

OSPS 2018   Annual Scholastic Book Fair

When:      3:30 – 4:00pm
3rd – 6th September (Mon – Thurs)

Where:     New Location – Junior Music Room
(Near grade 2 classrooms)

2018 Parent Opinion Survey



If you have received an invitation to complete the survey please take the time to do so, you have until 26th August to complete the survey.


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)

Indian Dancing at Sapphire Care


On Wednesday, nine of our students went to Sapphire Care, Oakleigh to dance for the residents. They were celebrating Indian Independence Day. Many of the residents gathered to watch a beautiful performance from the girls full of joyful music and colourfully decorated dresses.

It was wonderful to see the residents clapping their hands and tapping their feet to the music, with huge smiles on their faces (one resident was seen crying for joy) as the girls performed two routines.

The girls have spent many hours learning their dances from Nikki Kaur, one of our parents. A big thank you to the girls, Gloris, Dishia, Baani, Aneeta, Grace, Ashley, Mishell, Zoya and Shreya. Also thank you to Nikki and the parents who supported the girls on the day.

The community partnership OSPS has with Sapphire Care is very rewarding to everyone involved.

Victorian State School Spectacular

The 2018 Victorian State Schools Spectacular will be staged at Hisense Arena on Saturday 15 September 2018.

OSPS have 12 year 5 students performing and they are busy preparing and rehearsing.

As one of the largest recurring productions in Australia, the Victorian State Schools Spectacular brings together over 3000 school students performing as a 64 piece orchestra, 1300 voice choir, 1200 mass dancers, 30 lead vocalists, 16 principal dancers, 20 ensemble dancers, 8 backing vocalists, roller skaters and puppeteers and much more.

Newspaper Donations


The Year 6 Seussical Production team are in need of old newspapers.

Please drop them in the tub in the office foyer.

Thank you.


Seussical Jnr Ticket Sales


Ticket sales for Year 6 Parents/Carers will open via Trybooking at 11am on Monday 20th of August.

The children have been notified today (Fri 17th August) of what shows they are performing. If your child is unsure of the show dates, please contact your classroom teacher. Year 6 parents/carers are asked to carefully read the information provided in the Ticket Purchase Information Note https://oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/YEAR-6-Seussical-Jnr-Ticket-Information-2.pdf

Ticket sales for the whole school community will open 11am on Monday 3rd of August.

Seussical Jnr promises to be an amazing display of colour, dance and song.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool, Whoville to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. … Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.



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.





Mouth Watering News

Another day at Oakleigh South Primary School, but it wasn’t an ordinary day for the Year 3’s.

Everyone was scrunching newspaper, but why? Even more importantly, why was there a huge hole in the ground in the Village garden? Because it was Potato Day! Oh and the hole was for putting the sticks and newspaper in.

All the kids were so excited when the teachers lit the fire. As the students waited for the potatoes to cook the teachers handed out fun worksheets for them to do.

When the potatoes were ready everyone got to choose the topping they would like. The options were butter, cheese and yoghurt. Everyone they ate their potatoes happily.

It was a spectacular day!

Reporters: Elin, Alexandra, Shinichi, Claire and Aaron.

Wanted in the Village

Earn house points for your house and help us in the Sustainable Village.

For the next few weeks we are collecting:

–  2 Litre ice-cream containers with lids

–  old stockings / tights

We will be using them to espalier our fruit trees.



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.



WHEN:    Wednesdays 8 – 8:45

WHAT:      Hebrew – Jewish Life

HOW:         In a fun and interactive manner

WHO:         Students of all levels

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