Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE  29 – 14th September 2018


Riley St, Oakleigh South, VIC 3167   T: 03 9570 1016   F: 03 9579 0363

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Issue 29  –  14th September 2018

Important Dates

Monday 17th September
–  Year 6 Seussical Jr Production @ 7pm

Tuesday 18th September
–  NO whole school assembly
–  Year 6 Seussical Jr Matinee @ 4pm

Wednesday 19th September
–  Year 3 excursion to Chesterfield Farm
–  Year 6 Seussical Jr Production @ 7pm
–  School Council

Thursday 20th September
–  Year 6 Seussical Jr Production @ 7pm

Friday 21st September
–  Footy Colours dress up day
–  Sausage Sizzle
–  Whole school Assembly at 1.40pm
–  Early dismissal at 2.30pm





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


This week we have seen much excitement as the Year 6 children got ready for their full dress rehearsals… and they didn’t disappoint. In fact, their performances were spectacular so I can only imagine what next week will be like when they showcase to their parents, families and friends.

Productions are more than the performance, they bring together the children, teachers, parents, families and friends helping and assisting in many ways. It certainly highlights one of our school values in particular, of ‘Working Together’. As well as creating a sense of excitement, enthusiasm and anticipation amongst the children as they take centre stage.

Yesterday we said goodbye to our calf, ‘Ushi’ who has been looked after by the Year 3 Village children, teachers and parents over the term. Ushi has provided authentic, hands on learning as she arrived as a newborn needing lots of attention and hand feeding, to leaving as a happy, content calf who loves the company of everyone around her.

Thank you to everyone who was involved in caring for Ushi while she was here, both during the week and weekends making sure she was well looked after.

Next week there will be no whole school assembly on Tuesday, but there will be a full assembly on Friday at 1.40pm before the children will be dismissed at 2.30pm for the holidays.

Enjoy the weekend.



Last Days to Vote – Pick My Project – Last Day 5pm Monday 17th Sep


3 more days to vote for a government grant to build Robotics Lab

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

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!

OSPS Colour Run


Get ready for a blast of colour. We’re turning our event from bland to GRAND with an explosion of colour this year.

We’re excited to participate in the School Run4Fun Colour Explosion on the 13 November 2018. It’s the colour craze that’s sweeping the nation™.

Students have now been supplied with a Sponsorship Form and it’s time to fundraise! How exciting!

Students who raise as little as $10 will receive a prize for their efforts, but why not aim higher? The more money we raise the more we can provide back to the students to.

Sign up now at www.myprofilepage.com.au and create your child a Profile Page.

Use the unique code on page five (5) of the Sponsorship Form and see if you’ve won FREE sponsorship donations. The highest fundraising student in our school will also go into a draw to win a huge Apple Prize Pack. Happy fundraising!



Coding and Water, Water Everywhere!


This term for Integrated Studies the Year 2’s have been busy learning all about water. Through a range of activities the children have learnt about the different states of water, the water cycle, how water gets to our homes and water safety with the school’s swimming program.

All Year 2 students have been very excited to start Coding this term. They have been using Code.org to learn about debugging codes as well as creating simple codes to move sprites around maps. Well done to the Year 2 students! You’re perseverance has been fantastic!

Division Athletics – Lakeside Stadium


Last Friday 44 children represented the school at the Beachside Division Athletics at Lakeside Stadium. This is a strong level of competition with 66 schools represented, many being private schools. In pretty much perfect weather conditions, the children performed extremely well and the school is very proud of their wonderful achievements.

Children that came either first or second in their event, will now compete early next term at the South Metro Regional Athletic Championships.

Individual Events

Teona – 2nd – Long Jump
Ethan K – 1st – Triple Jump
Ori (MC) – 1st – 100m, 200m & Long Jump
Myrto -1st – Hurdles (Record), 2nd – 200m
Aadam – 2nd – Hurdles
Aeon – 2nd – 100m & 200m
Ethan C- 2nd – Discus
Emily R – 1st – Long Jump, 2nd – 800m
Jessica I – 2nd – 800m

4 x 100m Relay
9/10 Girls – 1st – Josephine, Cleo, Tricia & Isla
9/10 Boys – 1st – Kensei, Austin, Dean & Aadam (Record)
11 Girls – 1st – Jazmin, Myrto, Kyah & Emily (Record)
11 Boys – 2nd – Themi, Daniel, Liad & Jake
12/13 Girls 1st – Jessica I, Aeon, Teona & Anita (Record)

Marcus Mooney



Sausage Sizzle Footy Day


Orders close on Monday 17th September at 4.30pm

Don’t forget to place your order to be able to have a sausage for lunch on Friday 21st September



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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.