Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE  28 – 7th September 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 28  –  7th September 2018

Important Dates

Saturday 8th September
– Crocs Play Centre Family Fun Night
Parent Group

Monday 10th September
– Bookclub Issue #6 Due

Wednesday 12th September
– Year 6 Seussical Jr Dress Rehearsal
– Year 3 ‘Skip for a Bale of Hay’

Thursday 13th September
–  Prep & Year 1 Multicultural Day
–  Year 6 Seussical Jr Dress Rehearsal





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


With only two weeks left of the term, the Year 6 children are in full swing with their ‘Seussical Jr” rehearsals. A feature this year is the matinee performance again, which was extremely popular last year. Many parents saw this time slot of 4pm an opportunity to pick their children up from school, have a play and a snack then go to the show. Tickets will be available for sale at the door too, so you might like to surprise your children as you are walking back to your car! The matinee show is extremely popular for our Prep, Year 1 and Year 2 children.

Congratulations to our girl’s relay team who represented us in the Victorian Secondary All School Track Relay Championships on Wednesday at Lakeside Stadium. The girl’s won their heat and qualified for the final out of 27 teams. They performed extremely well, running above their age group with their fastest time of 54.97 seconds. Well done girls on a wonderful achievement.

Enjoy the weekend.


Ron Cantlon



QKR New Tab ‘Special Events’


Dear Parents

We have added a new Qkr Category for special school events – which we are using the for upcoming Footy Day Sausage Sizzle.

This is a Pre-Order event, and the cut off is 4.30pm on Monday, 17th September.
At this time orders will close and will no longer show on Qkr.

Please ensure you select the correct child and check you have them registered in the correct class.

If you have any queries, please contact the Office on 9570 1016.

Thank you 


Sun Smart Kicks in Mon 3rd September


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



Dorothea MacKellar Poetry Competition

In term 2, a number of students in Year 6 were invited to submit entries to the Dorothea MacKellar Poetry Competition – a nation-wide competition that attracts the best writers from schools all across the country. The winners, runners up and highly commended students were announced last week and one of our talented Year 6 poets, Grace 6CS, was on the list of highly commended for her poem Time – putting her in the top 7 in all of Australia for the Senior Primary category. A certificate for her achievement will be sent to the school and presented to her in an assembly at a later date. Congratulations Grace we are very proud of you!


She is the one who walks along,
At a pace that never stops.
She spurs the moon, holds back the sun;
Her punctuality never drops.

She is the one who niggles you,
She slows the seconds hand.
Especially when mere minutes go by;
When you want that moment at hand.

She is the one who gives us life;
Good memories that are never repeating.
You can only laugh the same way once,
Enjoy her – she is fleeting.

She is the one who can break you,
If you cannot manage her well.
Her power is in what we make of her;
She has us beneath her spell.

She is the one who can heal you,
If you choose to wait her out.
From relationships to cuts and scars,
She is the one we can’t live without.

She is the one who shapes our lives,
She will live through all the ages.
She is a never-ending book of fortune
That has forever-turning pages.

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!

P.S If you are looking for a 2nd and 3rd project to vote for, throw a vote the way of South Oakleigh Bowling Club Lights or Notting hill Neighbourhood House, who have also advertised Oakleigh South Primary School in their advertising!

Can You Help Me?


I’m a parent of a Year 3 student looking for help of an afternoon in picking her up from school and dropping her home.
We live in the Springvale area near the intersection of Springvale & Stephensons Road.

I am able to do the school morning drop off and would be happy to take your student as well.

If you are able to help me, please call Kevin on 0449 021 889







League Best and Fairest

Both Ricky (U/ 11 Oakleigh Dragons) and Oliver (U/12 Oakleigh Dragons) won the South Metro Junior Football League Best and Fairest for their respective Age Groups. This is an outstanding performance by these 2 boys. Oakleigh Dragons and Oakliegh South P S are really proud of the boys. They are also very humble young lads.

All Schools

The 12/13 Year Track relay team (Jessica, Aeon, Teona & Anita) competed on Wednesday at the All Schools Relay Championships at Lakeside stadium. This is a high school competition and they were the only Primary school present and competed against Year 8 Girls from predominantly private schools.

There were 5 heats – total of 37 teams in the U/14 –  4 x 100m category. Our girls ran and won the 4th heat in an incredible time of 55.17 sec.

They made the final, finished 8th ( just ) and ran a time of 54.97 sec. (school record). This really is an amazing achievement.

A big thank you to Myrto who came as our emergency. Myrto is a Gr 5 student and one to watch.

Thank you also to Regina Rekas who drove the girls and took photos.

Father’s Day


Both Ricky On Friday the 31st of August the Prep students invited their dads to spend a special afternoon celebrating Father’s Day. The Dads were treated to a nice drink upon arrival and then spent the afternoon completing a number of fun activities with their child. From the shaving station to decorating a donut it was clear that everyone had a blast.
We hope that everyone in the Oakleigh South School community had a lovely Father’s Day!






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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.