Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 25 – August 17th


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 – 17th August 2017

Monday 21st Aug

Yr 1 Incursion – Aboriginal for a Day

Tuesday 22th Aug

– Australian Girls Choir Auditions

– Yr 4 Ice Skating begins

Wed 23rd Aug

– Australian Girls Choir Workshop

Thur 24th Aug

– Whole School Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser

Fri 24th Aug

– Daffodil Day – Cancer Council



Yesterday we farewelled the Year 4 children and teachers as they left for their 3 day camp down at Phillip Island. I’m sure they’ll have an absolutely wonderful time enjoying the sights and participating in the camp activities as well as getting to know the other children and teachers away from school.

This week we received the Year 3 & 5 NAPLAN results. These results enable parents and teachers to see how students are progressing against the national standards that have been agreed upon by all state and territory governments. Our students in both year levels achieved exceptional results in all of the areas. Your child will bring home their NAPLAN results tomorrow, Friday.

Enjoy the weekend everyone

Ron Cantlon




Term 1: 30 January (school teachers start)

31 January (school students start) to 31 March

Term 2: 18 April (Tuesday) to 30 June

Term 3: 17 July to 22 September

Term 4: 9 October to 21 December (2.30pm school students finish) 22 December (school teachers finish)

Last day of each term is a 2.30pm finish


Lost Property

There is an OUTRAGEOUS amount of Lost Property near the Library. Clothing, containers and drink bottles.

Any unclaimed items still there at the end of this week school will be discarded.




It can be difficult for families to know when their child is sick enough to need to stay home from school. For safety’s sake, if your child seems unwell you should always keep them home from school and seek medical advice.

Clearly we want children to be resilient and learn to put up with minor health matters, however it is important that students do not return to school before they are completely over illness. Apart from the fact that our facilities are     limited it is problematic if children return to school too soon and infect others

Families can experience problems when trying to take time off to care for an ill child at home. However, it is important that parents focus not only on the wellbeing of their own child, but also upon the wellbeing of other children and the staff.

If you have to administer Panadol before school – then your child isn’t school ready.

Antibiotics that are to be administered three times per day can be done at home. The first dose can be administered between 7am – 8.30am, the following dose can be administered between 3.45 – 4.30pm. Then the last dose can be given at 8pm or before bed.

If your child has a temperature, has vomited or had diarrhoea, they must be completely well for 24 hours before returning to school.


I am quite excited to share a good news to you regarding a student Louis from 3KK achieved First Prize from Melbourne International Youth Music Competition.

About The Competition

The Melbourne International Youth Music Competition provides a unique opportunity for young aspiring musicians in Melbourne and abroad to showcase their musical talents and take part in masterclass by some of Australia’s most renowned and internationally acclaimed musicians. There are over 2000 musicians taking part in the competition from different countries. The judges are the most famous musicians from Melbourne including

  • Ben Martin: A professor at The University of Melbourne Music Faculty
  • Tamara Smolyar: Dean of Cowen School of Music at Monash University
  • Igor Machlak:  Senior Examiner for Australian Music and Examination Board

About The Piece

Louis participated in the Age 8 and Romantic Period Work Group crossing all ages (6-15 years old)

His Piece name is Russian Folksong Variation. The piece is identified as AMEB Grade 6

About The Awards

As a Grade 3 student, Louis wins 2 First Prize. One is for the Age Group; The other is for the Piece Work Group across all ages



Oakleigh South PS — Tamba Hagashi PS Exchange Program

1st August—9th August 2017


8 Days went so fast, however, the Japanese students had a wonderful experience and took many happy memories home. Thanks to all host families for their generosity, kindness and hospitality. You were brilliant hosts. Here is some of the feedback I received from Japanese students.

Miyuu: I will never forget that students at OSPS were all so kind to me. When I visited a year 4 class, students lent me coloured pencils and scissors, and they even gave up their seats for me to sit! I also enjoyed a basketball match with OSPS students at lunch time. Students were so kind and told me “Nice” or “Good” when I did something good in the match!

Mihana: I was very impressed with OSPS students who always said “hello” or “konnichiwa” to me. I would like to do the same once I go back to Japan. I would like to thank my wonderful host family for the last 8 days.

Kokone: Even though I didn’t understand English well, my host family spoke English slowly so that I could understand. I was very impressed that my host family practised Japanese to speak to me!! I am very shy but thanks to OSPS students, who always talked to me, I made a lot of friends.

Seina: When I went in to a year 5 class, I was very surprised because everyone was looking at the teacher and focusing on what the teacher was saying. I was so grateful for my host family for planning many activities on the weekend. Thank you.

Satsuki: I still remember when I went to a Year 1 class and tasted Vegemite. I actually like it! I was so impressed OSPS students were always paying attention to their teachers and moved quickly after they were asked to do something. I would like to tell students at Tamba to do the same when I get back to my school.

Kazuha: My favourite activity at school was designing an AFL jumper with the Year 6 students. I also loved playing basketball with OSPS students at lunch time. My host family always cared for me and I love my host mother’s cooking! Yum!

Haruto: These 8 days were the best thing that ever happened to me since I was born! I will never forget the moment when my host family welcomed me with open arms. I loved feeding kangaroos and seeing Koalas at a zoo on the weekend. I enjoyed tasting different meals during my stay.

Minori: I cannot thank my kind host family enough. They always cared for me and made me laugh. I loved playing with OSPS students at lunch time and playing tennis with my host family. I am so happy to have made so many friends at OSPS.





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