Oakleigh South Primary School
NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 3
17th February 2021
Riley St, Oakleigh South, VIC 3167
T: 03 9570 1016
E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au
“Either you run the day or the day runs you.”- Jim Rohn
Issue 3 – 17th February 2021
Thursday 18th February
– Round 3. BDSSA Summer Sport vs. Oakleigh Gmr (away)
Friday 19th February
– OSPS Swimming Training 7:30 – 8:30am
Tuesday 23rd February
– BDSSA Swimming Carnival @ Oakleigh Rec
Thursday 25th February
– Round 4. BDSSA Summer vs. St. Peters (home)
How things can change so quickly in a week!
As we are in our three day lockdown from school, thank you to the staff who responded so quickly last Friday afternoon with very short notice. Each year level quickly organised print packs and online work for each student to work through for the three days. Thank you also to the staff who are supporting the onsite children this week.
Thank you to all the parents who have once again taken on remote learning, and to our prep parents who may be doing it for the first time. We truly appreciate your support during these times.
We will forward you any updated information regarding returning to school via Operoo, and if all goes well, we’ll see you back at school this Thursday.
Enjoy your week.
2021 Term Dates
January 28th – 1st April
19th April – 25th June
12th July – 17th September
4th October – 17th December
Last day of each term is a 2.30pm finish
COVID SAFE REMINDERS
REMINDER COVID SAFE PRACTICES
A reminder that adults are required to socially distance when on school grounds and wear a mask when inside.
At Oakleigh South Primary School we support our school students through various professional learning undertaken by staff and the implementation of Wellbeing programs across the whole school. We aim to create and maintain a child safe school and protect students from all forms of abuse and teach them healthy coping strategies to deal with stress and anxiety they might be feeling.
Attached are some fantastic resources and links from the Department. Please click on this link to access the Departments resources to a range of Student Mental Health and Wellbeing resources.
Healthy Skills $52 – overdue (Year 4 & 6)
Swimming Trials $20 – overdue (Years 4 – 6)
Swimming Squad Training $50 – overdue (Years 4-6)
Year 6 interschool sport levy $60 – due Wednesday 24th February
Year 6 tops – outstanding balances due ASAP.
School Fee Statements
School fee statements were sent out last week with the eldest in the family. Please only pay for what’s on your statement. If you’ve been given credit please pay the balance via BPAY.
REMINDER EARLY PICK UP FORM
The Early Pick Up Form Link can be found on the front page of our website. Or CLICK HERE
Please use this form to notify the school that you will be picking your child up early. You are required to fill out a new form for each child.
PICK UP PROCEDURE
Upon arrival at the school, please follow the below instructions.
1. If you are driving, please use either street or the oval car parking to park your car. Do not use the staff car park.
2. Your child should be waiting in the office foyer for you at your designated pick up time.
3. Parents please go to the office and sign your child out on the IPAD.
REMINDER LATE ARRIVAL AT SCHOOL
If your child arrives after 9am, they must be signed in by a parent at the office.
It is important as your classroom teacher may not be in the classroom on arrival due to specialist subjects and activities, therefore they will not be able to sign your child in on our roll marking system.
Thank you for your cooperation.
A reminder to all parents to ensure you’ve activated your Operoo accounts, acknowledge messages and ensure all medical information is up to date and has been uploaded. 2021 medication and action plans must be provided to the office and match the information in Operoo. Action plans for for Anaphylaxis, Allergies, Asthma and Hayfever/Thunderstorm Asthma are available on the website, and must include a clear current photo. If you are having any issues with Operoo, please e-mail email@example.com
Any changes to addresses or emails, please e-mail the office to update student records.
Please ensure that you change your account so it lists your child’s 2021 class.
A reminder that Qkr! payments close at 4.30pm on a Wednesday and to only pay for items you have received. Please pay for each child separately.
REMINDER CSEF (CAMPS, SPORTS AND EXCURSIONS FUND)
The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund is available for families who have received a Health Care Card from the Australian Government.
Please access the link below to access the Camps, Sports and Excursions form (CSEF).
PERFORMING ARTS NEWS
YEAR 4 & 6 PRODUCTIONS
The Year 4 and Year 6 Performing Arts team of Michael Mietzcke and Elaine Wilkinson are pleased to have announced the 2021 school productions to the students last week.
They are all very excited to learn the songs and begin the audition process.
Year 6 students will undertake the new musical production of ‘Matilda jr.’ by Roald Dahl.
Matilda will be performed Monday 13th, Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th September.
Year 4 are off to sea with ‘Pirates Past Noon Kids’ from the Magic Treehouse series and will be performing Wednesday 23rd & Thursday 24th June.
Michael Mietzcke & Elaine Wilkinson
Performing Arts Teachers
FINAL REMINDER OSPS SENIOR CHOIR (4 – 6)
OSPS school choir has begun on Thursdays from 3:30PM – 4:30pm. We welcome anyone interested in Years 3 – 6 to join.
A reminder to parents to please not use the staff carpark to pick up your child.
VISUAL ARTS TEAM
LOOK AT THE PREP PORTRAITS!
Oh wait a minute, the Art teachers have turned into Prep Portraits this year! From left to right, introducing the team:
Mrs Wilkin enjoys spending as much time as possible outside surrounded by nature. Whether out in her garden or at one of the many local nature reserves. Janet has always had a love of Australian art and of Botanical drawings. During 2020 she kept a nature journalling diary. Sketching observations in nature. A very relaxing activity. Some of Janet’s other hobbies are sewing, drawing, knitting and ceramics.
Miss Hunt has been an art teacher at the school for 8 years. She lives to home decorate and paint. On the weekends you will find her in her studio creating masterpieces or exploring craft markets.
Mrs Cato is now in her third year at O.S.P.S and the children continue to inspire her with their fresh ideas and enthusiasm. Working in the art room is a hub of creative minds and smiling faces. When she is not at work Mrs Cato enjoys dabbling in her own creative pursuits. She is inspired by plant life and a love for patterning and Japanese design. She enjoys working with traditional art mediums and experimenting with digital technologies, sometimes blending the two. Feel free to follow her creative journey on Instagram @cato_creates
There was such excitement in the Prep and Grade 4 classrooms this week. The Preps met their Grade 4 Buddies!
How lucky the Prep children are to have such kind and helpful Grade 4 students to work with. The Grade 4 students will be terrific role models and assist the Preps as they transition to school.
The students will meet every couple of weeks and spend time together in the classroom, and sometimes outside in the playground.
Buddies will stay together for the next few years and support each other in so many ways. We are all looking forward to ‘Working Together.’
INTERSCHOOL SPORT ROUND 2
OSPS students travelled to St. Andrews to compete in the Bentleigh District School Sports Association interschool sports round 2.
Well done to all the students, overall we showed some strong results.
YEAR 6 INTRASCHOOL SPORT
While interschool sport was on, students who didn’t choose a summer sport were enjoying various skill based games with P.E teachers on our school grounds.
Our Year 6 students enjoyed participating against each other in games of Mat Ball, Murray’s Game and various fitness activities.
A great time was had by all our students.
From L-R: Baani 6LD – Dishia 6LD – Dean 6SM – Alvin 6CR
ROUND 2 RESULTS
|Softball Girls||OSPS 10 def St Andrews 7|
|Softball Boys/Mixed||OSPS 17 def St Andrews 11|
|Cricket A||OSPS “Eagles” 1/63 def St Andrews 6/40|
|Cricket B||OSPS “Pickles” 3/36 lost to St Pauls 3/55|
|Volleyball Girls||OSPS 2/50 def St Andrews 0/40|
|Volleyball Mixed||OSPS 0/32 lost St Andrews 2/50|
|Volleystars Mixed||OSPS 2/50 def St Andrews 0/45|
|Basketball Girls||OSPS 31 def St Andrews 12|
|Basketball Boys||OSPS 52 def St Andrews 0|
|Flag Rugby Girls||OSPS 2 lost to St Andrews 7|
|Flag Rugby Boys||OSPS 6 def St Andrews 1|
SOUTH OAKLEIGH SECONDARY COLLEGE
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