Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE  26 – 24th 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 26  –  24th August 2018


Important Dates

Tuesday 28th August
– Japanese Dress Up day

Friday 31st August
– Father’s Day Breakfast

Monday 3rd September
–  Hats compulsory for outdoor play





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


It’s great to see progress in relation to the electrical upgrade to the school. Once again, thank you for your patience and understanding while the works are happening.

This week the tickets went on sale for the Year 6 production, Seussical Jr. The show is really taking shape and it’s sure to be another amazing OSPS production. Due to great public interest and the positive ticket sales from Year 6 families to date, we have decided to open up ticket sales to the rest of the school and wider community at 11am Monday 27th August through www.trybooking.com.

Next week our annual Japanese dress up day will be happening on Tuesday 28th of August, hope to see your children wearing Japanese theme.

Congratulations to our athletics team who competed last Wednesday in the Bentleigh District Athletics Carnival. I am very pleased to announce that our school won the shield again. Thank you to everyone involved in training the children and a big thank you to the wonderful efforts in their training and their performances on the day.

Don’t forget to vote for the OSPS Robotics lab via ‘Pick My Project’. See below details and link to lodge your vote! This week we have launched a ‘design a lego robot’ competition for children to build a robot out of lego and e-mail a picture to their teacher to win a great prize. See full details under school matters.

Have a great weekend.

Ron Cantlon



Enrolments for Prep 2019

We have many sibling places for 2019 Preps that have not been confirmed by the due date last Friday, 17th August and are now overdue.

It is imperative that we have these places confirmed by the end of today so we can go ahead with our next round offers.
Places that are not confirmed places will be offered to the next round of applicants.

Thank you

Sue Jackson

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

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/



Please be aware that as from Monday, 3rd September all students must have a hat to be able to play outside.



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!

Father’s Day Breakfast – Raffle Tickets on Sale Via Qkr

Tickets for our Fathers Day raffles are now available for purchase on QKR. $2 for one or $5 for three. Please go to the Specialist Charges tab.

Tickets for purchase on Qkr close on Thursday 30 August at 4:30 but tickets will be available on the day for purchase. All proceeds to Buy a Bale. Please support our Australian Farmers.

Thank you. Parent Group.


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)

2018 Parent Opinion Survey



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

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback.


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.

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.





District Athletics 2018

On Wednesday the 15th of August, 77 children from OSPS competed in the Bentleigh District Athletics. All children did their very best. We were very successful in coming back with the shield for the 16th time in a row. Good Luck to all the 44 athletes who are going off to Beachside Division early next month.

The following children finished either 1st or 2nd and will compete at Division.

Tanasha – 1500m and High Jump,   Kate – 1500m, Sophie V – 1500m,    Ethan C – Discus,    Ethan K – Triple Jump,   Lote M – Shot Put,    Daniel M – Triple Jump / Hurdles and Relay,    Emily R – Long Jump / Relay and 800m,    Letitia – Shot Put,    Sahaan – Discus,    Rimon M– Triple Jump,    Theodore I – Long Jump,    Teona R– Long Jump / Relay and 800m,    Panagiotis O – Shot Put,    Ori D– AWD Long Jump / AWD 100m and AWD 200m,    Arjun – Shot Put,    Olivia – Triple Jump,    Oliver G – Long Jump and Relay,    Luka D– Shot Put,    Samuel H – Hurdles and Relay,    Anita Kr– Hurdles and Relay,    Myrto S – Hurdles / 200m and Relay,    Aadam K – Hurdles /100m and Relay,    Josephine C – Hurdles and Relay,    Hudson C – 100m / 200m and Relay,    Aeon B– 100m / 200m and Relay,    Jazmin B– 100m and Relay,    Dean T – 100m and Relay,    Austin H – 200m / Relay and 800m,    Isla M– 200m and Relay,    Tomoki H – Relay,    Jessica I– Relay and 800m,    Themi G – Relay,    Jake A – Relay,    Liad K – Relay,    Ryan F – Relay,    George H – Relay,    Ricky – Relay,    Rowan R – Relay,    Kyah H – Relay,    Kensei S – Relay,    Tricia S – Relay and 800m,    Cleo B – Relay,    Maya S – 800m

  By Oliver and Tanasha

Performing Arts

It’s another exciting term for the OSPS Performing Arts program with students preparing for productions, singing at special events, playing instruments and learning a range of songs and dances.

Last weekend a group of our wonderful and hardworking Performing Arts teachers attended ECCPA (Early Childhood Conference of the Performing Arts) to gain new ideas, catch up with colleagues and have fun learning theory from current research and practical skills in performing arts education.

Grade 1s have been on an amazing adventure this term as sing, dance and play their way through different countries each week in Performing Arts!

Students have had fun trying out many different dance styles and being creative in how they move. We were lucky to have Dr Clare Hall from Monash University teach students about the Grand Cannon in North America, moving like free flowing water, balancing like rock formations and gliding like eagles.

Emily from Boom Shop Drumming https://boomshop.com.au/ ran an African incursion for Grade 1 students with a large djembes from Ghana for each child. Students had lots of fun as they played games, drumming rhythms and sang songs. Check out our photos!



Fathers Day Raffle

Tickets for our Fathers Day raffles are now available for purchase on QKR.

$2 for one or $5 for three. Please go to the specialist charges tab.

Tickets for purchase on QKR close on Thursday 30 August at 4:30 but tickets will be available on the day for purchase. Please support our Australian Farmers.



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.


Dear Parents,

These school holidays we are hosting a very special school holiday program called Code Camp where your child can learn to code and build their very own iPhone or Android app!

Code Camp has already taught more than 35,000 students in Australia and is a great way to spend time over the holidays as kids have lots of fun with friends while learning important new skills such as  logic, creativity, problem solving, app development and game building in a fun and engaging way, ready to take on the digital world of the future.

Every child attending a holiday camp will build incredible games on our software platform ‘’Code Camp World’’ and walk away with their very own app, playable via the Code Camp App store that they can take home to share with family and friends!

There are 4 Code Camp Camps:
We have created 4 different camps so kids continue to learn new skills with each camp they attend.

Little League (School Grades K-1)
Suitable for Beginners
Our little coders make their first small but important leap from consumers to creators of tech. Build awesome mini-games and learn about coding using a mixture of iPad and physical based learning.

Spark (School Grades 2-6)
Beginners + Intermediate
Fun, engaging and challenging… and are our most known Code Camp that over 12,000 students have completed. Code Camp Spark is where every student in years 2-6 should start their Code Camp journey.

Ignite (School Grades 2-6)
Intermediate + Advanced
If you have completed Spark check out Code Camp Ignite! Students build on their skills and create new apps with increasingly complex logic, more code, behaviours and problem solving. Start with Drag & Drop and then move to Line Coding with JavaScript.

Blast 3D (School Grades 3-7)
Advanced Students Only
Brand new for 2018, your kids will immerse themselves in a 3D world of their creation! Unlock the next level of their coding adventure at Code Camp Blast 3D.

Enrol today and help your child become a coding superstar! For more information, visit codecamp.com.au or contact us at hello@codecamp.com.au.

Thank you,

Joseph Natoli was a long time supporter of Oakleigh Sth environment programs. He helped Julie Kearney develop the first school worm farms and helped create  many enthusiastic wormies amongst the Oakleigh Sth students of the 90’s.

Oakleigh Sth PS hosted Joe’s Schools for a Sustainable Future program for many years enabling it’s success in over 70 schools. This was much appreciated.




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.