Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 3 – 12th February 2020


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 3 – 12th February 2020




Wednesday, 12th February 2020
– Year 3 – 6 Information Night, 6pm

Thursday, 13th February 2020
-Yr 6 Summer Sports St Andrews vs OSPS

Friday, 14th February 2020
– Parent Group “Cinema Under the Stars” Movie Night 7pm

Monday, 17th February 2020
– Prep School Nurse forms to be returned

Tuesday, 18th February 2020
– Yr 1 Casey Safety Village Excursion
  1 AM and 1 CG 


Last night we welcomed our 2020 Prep families to the Welcome BBQ which was run by our amazing Parent Group. Many families enjoyed this fantastic evening it was a great opportunity for the new prep children to interact with their new prep friends and for the adults to make new friends. The children had a great time playing and joining in with Faery Emma.

Congratulations to our 2019 student leaders who received their badges at assembly yesterday. I wish you all the best in your positions of leadership at OSPS.

Tonight years 3 – 6 will be having their information night starting at 6pm. It’s a great idea to pop along to find out what’s happening and how things are done in each year level for the coming year.

This Friday night the Parent Group will be having their annual ‘Cinema Under the Stars’ event. It will be held under the covered court area. Tickets are available to pre-purchase on Trybooking by Thursday, February the 13th. It’s always a fantastic family get together.

Have a great week.

Ron Cantlon



2020 Term Dates


2020 – Term 1

Tuesday 28th January (Staff start)
Wednesday 29th January (Yr 1 – 6 start)
Thursday 30th January (Preps start 9.30 – 12.30)
End of Term –  27th March
Last day of each term is a 2.30pm finish

Term 2:

Tuesday 14th April – Friday 26th June



Term 3:

Monday 13th July – Friday 18th September

Term 4:

Monday 5th October – Thursday 18th December (2.30pm school students finish)
Friday 19th December (school teachers finish)

Last day of each term is a 2.30pm finish



2020 Payments Due

Essential Learning FeesUnder School Payments
Voluntary Contributions – Library, ICT, Working BeeUnder Specialist Charges


Yr 1  Casey Safety Village ExcursionUnder Year 1 tab – Wednesday, 19th February

Yr 5 Sport Levy  – Under Year 5 tab – Wednesday, 26th February

Yr 5 Healthy Skills  – Under Year 5 tab – Wednesday, Overdue

Yr 6 Healthy Skills – Under Year 6 tab – Wednesday, Overdue
Yr 6 Interschool Sports Levy – Under Year 6 tab –Wednesday, Overdue

Selected students ONLY – Swim Squad Under Specialist Charges tab – Wednesday, Overdue






A reminder to parents and carers are NOT to use the Staff Car Park, or the disabled parks, regardless of the time of day. It is NOT to be used as a quick drop off or collection point.

This includes after Choir on a Wednesday

Please make sure you do your civic duty to follow the road laws and rules. This includes parking correctly in the signed areas, and completing 3 point turns in the middle in the intersection!

We also urge parents to please remember to be patient and polite when using the Oval Carpark, and be good role models for all the children witnessing their behaviour. With over 800 families, drop off and collection times will be busy and you will need to plan your time accordingly.

Please click here for further parking information oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au/about-us/#parking



Yard duty before school commences at 8:45 am.

After school teachers are in the grounds until 3:45 pm. Students on school grounds outside these times will not be supervised (unless they attending a before or after school care program or supervised extracurricular activity).

Parents/carers are requested to ensure that students do not arrive early or stay late after school unless they are attending before or after school care, or a pre-arranged supervised activity (i.e. running club).


Year 3 – 6 Information Night


Dear Parents & Carers, 

Below is the list of the locations for tonight’s information sessions. 

Year 6  –  Staff Room

Year 5 –  Grade 5 Building 

Year 4 –  Junior Music Room 

Year 3 –  Main Music Room 

Child minding is available in the Library from 6pm.




Please make sure you have completed the following steps

1.  Followed the CareMonkey link and completed your child’s CareMonkey Profile.
A number of year levels now have events, and without a completed profile, permission has not been given for your child to attend.

2.  Updated your child’s Class and Year level for 2020 on Qkr. Please ensure you have registered your child, not yourself. 

3.  ONLY pay for items you have received CareMonkey notices for, and are showing on your statement.

Items will still show in the Qkr menu until the event window closes, even if you have paid.
Essential Learning Fees and Voluntary Contributions will show all for the whole year.

You can check your Qkr receipts by clicking on the “Activity” tab at the top of the first Qkr screen.

If you are unsure whether you have paid for something please contact the Office on 9570 1016 BEFORE making a payment.

If you wish to have Parent B added to CareMonkey please email caremonkey@oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au,  stating the name and email address of the Parent to be added, your child’s name and class.

Also, please remember to take a screen shot of your child’s action plan for Asthma, Anaphylaxis or Allergy, an upload it to CareMonkey.

Thank you


Camps, Sports, Excursions Fund (CSEF)


The Victorian Government offer a Sports, Camps and Excursions Fund for families who hold a valid means-tested concession card are eligible to apply. A special consideration category also exists.

A payment of $125 for eligible primary school students and $225 for eligible secondary school students will be paid directly to the school to be used toward camps, sports and excursion costs for the student’s benefit.

CSEF payments to schools will commence from 1 March onwards. Schools are able to continue processing applications until the end of Term 2.

Click here for further information CSEF Website

CSEF Application Form 2020





School Banking



In line with our new treetop theme, we have decided to 🌳 GO GREEN 🌳and stop issuing plastic tokens each week.  Instead, we will place a number on the back of each deposit receipt, which will represent the number of deposits your child has made.  Once you’ve qualified for a reward, we will let you know.

This will reduce plastic waste, and will also eliminate issues we have had in the past with kids not having enough tokens (due to borrowing brother/ sister tokens, or one of the banking volunteers making a mistake and giving out extra).

You can track your child’s deposit count at any time by installing the Comm Bank Youth App or by checking your child’s receipt butts.

Please support us during this transition.  If you have any queries, please pop a note in your child’s banking wallet.

New Parent Packs have also been sent home via the classroom this week

This term’s rewards are The Terry Denton Activity book 📗 and the Mini Soccer Ball ⚽️

Thank you


Nikita Collins – When Nikita isn’t at school she’s usually participating in or coaching calisthenics, supporting the Essendon Bombers or walking her sausage dog called Ziggy. Her favourite holiday she’s been on was when she went to Borneo last year and is looking forward to a smaller trip to Darwin in July this year.

Stephanie Giabardo – Stephanie enjoys many sports and outdoor adventures, especially hiking, soccer and volleyball. She spend a lot of time playing with her puppy, Luna, and going on lots of walks at the beach. Stephanie also loves collecting indoor plants and succulents as she loves the colour and life it brings to her apartment.

Tess Farry – Tess enjoys walking her dog, Melo, and watching sport. Her favourite sports to watch are AFL – go Blues – and cricket, unfortunately her favourite team, the Stars, keep losing the Grand Final. Tess is looking forward to the start of the netball season and visiting New York later this year – start spreading the news! Tess is also looking forward to another fun-filled year in Prep.


Prep Team

Back row: Nikita Collins, Tess Farry, Jade Freeman, Megan Reed
Middle: Angie Martyn
Front: Stephanie Giabardo, Naomi Marsh

Angie Martyn – Angie loves walking her dog and working in her garden when she is not teaching. She has 2 teenage children, one studying Art at RMIT and the other completing Year 12 this year. When she was younger, Angie wanted to be either a teacher or … a ballerina. Guess which one she chose??

Jade Freeman – Jade enjoys playing sport and is playing football for the Rowville Hawks this year. She has a puppy called Cleo who she loves playing with and taking for walks. Jade is looking forward to going to Africa this year and seeing the animals on a safari.

Megan Reed – Megan supports the Essendon Bombers and loves to watch their games whenever she can. She is getting married at the end of the year and is enjoying planning for this. Megan is looking forward to the exciting Prep year ahead!

Naomi Marsh – Naomi once worked at Melbourne Zoo as a Zoo Educator teaching children from kinder to university. She has many pets, including rabbits, guinea pigs, long neck turtles and a Chihuahua. Naomi also enjoys singing, dancing and snorkelling.






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