Oakleigh South Primary School
NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 3
15th February, 2024
“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” —Richard Branson
Issue 3 – 15th February 2024
February 20th & 22nd
– Swim Squad Training @ Oakleigh Rec
Thursday 15th February
– Year 6 Sport OSPS vs. St Paul’s (home)
Friday 16th February
– 1st Instalment due for Parent Payment Plans
Tuesday 20th February
– Prep Welcome BBQ 5.00pm – 7.00pm
Wednesday 21st February
– Year 5 IMAX Excursion
Our 2024 student leaders were presented with their leadership badges and certificates at the senior assembly which was held yesterday. Congratulations to our new school leaders, I wish them all the best for the year ahead. The students will have various roles over the year which are teacher led. It was great to see many parents attend this assembly.
Very soon we have our upcoming School Council elections. Keep your eye out for more information from Compass.
Next Tuesday, 20th February, the parent group will be hosting the annual ‘Prep Welcome BBQ’. The evening is a chance for new and old families to meet each other in a casual environment while the children can play together, enjoy a BBQ and be entertained by Charlie Sillypants. We’d love to see lots of prep families attend this great social night.
Year 6 interschool sport kicks off this week. OSPS will be hosting St. Pauls Primary School. Parents are most welcome to come along during sessions 3 and 4 to support their child’s team.
As we are aware, the weather this week has been extremely hot. Although there has been a cool change, please remember to check that your child has their SunSmart hat to wear at school when outside and a big drink bottle of cold water.
Enjoy the week ahead.
URGENT REMINDER: ROAD SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR FAMILIES
Dear Parents & Carers,
OSPS would like to remind parents and students of the critical importance of road safety, particularly during their journey to and from school. Inattention when crossing roads can result in a serious accident. We stress the dangers of being distracted by devices, such as phones and headphones while walking to and from school.
Please remember the following:
Stay Alert: Always be aware of your surroundings, including traffic and pedestrian crossings.
Avoid Distractions: Refrain from using electronic devices such as smartphones or headphones while walking near roads.
Look Both Ways: Before crossing any road, ensure you look left, right and left again to check for oncoming vehicles.
Use Designated Crossings: Whenever possible, use marked crossings and obey traffic lights.
Walk with Caution: Walk, don’t run, cross streets with care and be mindful of your speed.
Take care everyone.
CAMP SPORTS AND EXCURSIONS FUND
The Victorian Government offer a Camps, Sports 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 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
Please click below for the form https://www.education.vic.gov.au/PAL/CSEF-application-form.docx
Please email or send in your application form and a copy of your concession card as soon as possible.
Those families that were eligible in 2023 will be rolled over, you do not need to reapply.
If you have any issues please contact Carlyn email@example.com
ANNUAL PRIVACY REMINDER FOR SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
Our Photographing, Filming and Recording Students Policy https://oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au/parents/#policies describes how we collect and use photographs, video and recordings of students. The policy also explains when parent consent is required and how it can be provided and withdrawn.
We ask parents to also review the guidance that we will provide shortly via Compass on how we use Google safely at the school and what parents can do to further protect their child’s information. If after reviewing the guidance, you have any questions or concerns regarding your child using, please contact the school.
We wish to advise that beginning next week, Tuesday, 20 February, lunch orders from Subway will revert back to online orders only being available on Tuesday and Thursday. Unfortunately, our trial of offering Subway from Monday to Friday wasn’t sustainable with low numbers ordered.
Link to register for Subway: app.canteenhub.com.au/register-customer
Please note Classroom Cuisine will continue to be available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Link to register for Classroom Cuisine: www.classroomcuisine.com.au
NAB AFL AUSKICK IS COMING!
AFL Victoria will be running a 5-week Auskick and Superkick program at the school!
Auskick (Ages 4-8): An intro to Australian Football and invaluable life skills. With game-based activities kids love, learning is disguised as playing. You don’t need Aussie Rules experience — children can start Auskick in the calendar year they turn 5!
The total price for this program is $50. You will receive a size 1 football and pump as part of your Auskick registration.
REGISTER HERE – https://www.playhq.com/afl/register/0ff7f6 or scan the QR code in the flyer
Superkick: Ages (8-12): NAB AFL Superkick is for anyone 8-12 wanting to get a feel for footy without the pressure. It’s a great next step after Auskick or a good way to start fresh in footy, as you’ll learn new skills through skill-based activities in weekly sessions, then show them off in games straight after.
The total price for this program is $50. You will receive a size 2 football as part of your Auskick registration.
REGISTER HERE – https://www.playhq.com/afl/register/7f0eb0
Oakleigh South Primary School Auskick & Superkick Centre will run from Wednesday 21st of February from 3:45pm – 4:45pm on the school oval. For more information, please contact Aslyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sam email@example.com
THE MUSIC SCHOOL – PIANO & KEYBOARD LESSONS @ OSPS AFTERSCHOOL
There are still places fpr keyboard and guitar lessons to start the program in week 4. Fees will be adjusted.
The Music School is again pleased to offer guitar (Friday) and keyboard (Wednesday) lessons after school hours at Oakleigh South Primary School for students in years 1– 6. Please indicate if your child is a continuing student from last year or a new student beginning lessons for the first time in Term1. Keyboard may also be offered Fridays if Wednesdays book out.
It’s extremely important that you give us your three (3) preferred times in order of most, to least preferred. Sessions will be at 3:30pm, 4pm, 4:30pm, 5pm or 5:30pm. Earliest times will be filled first.
Preference for times is given to continuing students from last year, on a first come first served basis – so please return forms ASAP. Guitar students need their own guitar (we can recommend a suitable instrument), but keyboard students can use the school keyboards. Cost is $19.80 per lesson for all.
Guitar lessons will begin on Friday 2nd Feb. Keyboard lessons will begin Wednesday 7th Feb. There are 8 lessons in Term 1 and the total cost per student is $158.40. There is a discount for cash and the cost is thus reduced to $150 for this term.
As in previous years, fees paid late incur an administration fee of $20.
Please fill in the following form and e-mail the details to Perry Vlahos firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent Group along with our leadership team and prep teachers would like to invite you to the OSPS Welcome BBQ for our 2024 prep families. This has always been a great event for our families to meet in a casual environment while the kids can enjoy the playground and entertainment. The BBQ will be held on Tuesday, 20 February from 5 – 7pm.
We ask that you RSVP via the TryBooking link below so we can ensure there is adequate catering. The RSVP link will expire at 10am on Friday, 16 February. Please refer to the attached flyer for further details.
If you have any questions with regards to this event please email Parent Group on email@example.com or alternatively you can speak with your class teacher.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Parent Group is pleased to announce that Cinema Under the Stars is back for 2024!!
We will be showing Wonka on the front oval, on Friday, 1 March.
Gates open at 5.30pm with the movie starting at dusk.
Please BYO picnic rugs, chairs, pillows, blankets etc to make it an enjoyable and comfortable night. Light refreshments & glow products will be for sale in the hall prior to the movie starting. Please note sales on the night will be cash only, there will be a chance to pre-order online prior to the event.
Tickets can be purchased through the following link: https://www.trybooking.com/CPANU. Online tickets are available at a discounted price until 12 noon, Friday, 1 March.
If you have any questions or would like to help in the canteen prior to the movie, please feel free to contact Parent Group on firstname.lastname@example.org.
VALUED STUDENT AWARDS
YEAR 4 VALUED STUDENT AWARDS
Ada – 4CR
Mason – 4CR
Leni – 4LW
Hanoch – 4LW
Winston – 4AS
Aiden – 4AS
Katie – 4LD
Liam – 4LD
Levi – 4CG
Nadia – 4CG
Jasmine – 4WW
Lakshya – 4WW
YEAR 5 VALUED STUDENT AWARDS
Amelie – 5PG
Harry – 5PG
Georgia – 5EW
Rayaan – 5EW
Max – 5DR
Chelsea – 5DR
Patrick – 5LG
Maggie – 5LG
Yvonne – 5MM
Taylani – 5MM
Paige – 5KP
Tommy – 5KP
YEAR 6, & SPECIALIST VALUED STUDENT AWARDS
Edward – 6SM
Jett – 6SM
Hayden – 6LJ
Paul – 6LJ
Dasha – 6SC
Mia – 6SC
Liad – 6CM
Esther – 6CM
Leni – 6NM
Tanvika – 6NM
Caleb – 4CR
For singing with enthusiasm while learning the production songs.
Oliver – 5EW
Deanna – 6CM
Gratitude: We are grateful to be making new friends
Empathy: We are learning to think about others
Mindfulness: We are being mindful of our new environment, learning to look after our belongings and tidying up after ourselves.
THE RESILIENCE PROJECT 2024 @ OSPS
Since 2022, Oakleigh South Primary has been implementing The Resilience Project as our primary social and emotional learning program.
The Resilience Project supports our school to provide practical, evidence-based, positive mental health strategies to build resilience and happiness.
Through presentations, wellbeing journals, school curriculum, and The Resilience Project app, The Resilience Project seeks to teach positive mental health strategies to help our kids be happy.
On Tuesday 30th January, it was time for a group of children to have their very first day of school. Our preps entered their new building with enthusiasm and confidence.
They spent the morning meeting their new classmates and teacher with lots of getting to know you activities. 1st day of school crowns were made and they even attempted some writing. It’s safe to say, everyone went home exhausted and happy, ready for their first full day on Thursday.
Congratulations on an absolutely wonderful start to school Preps and parents, and to the first time families at OSPS, a very big welcome to our school!
PREP LITERACY CORNER
The Preps have begun their Literacy journey at school with the 3 letters S, M and A.
We focus on the sounds the letters make and begin matching words that start with these letters.
The children also look at some sight words – I can, see, and a. These are used to write sentence beginnings with lots of oral practise.
To celebrate the letter ‘s’ we wore Silly Socks and made snakes. “M monsters” and “A for astronauts” crafts also assist with developing fine motor skills, so our young learners can control pencils when writing.
SPORT AT OAKLEIGH SOUTH PRIMARY SCHOOL
SPORT AT OAKLEIGH SOUTH PRIMARY SCHOOL
Year 5 Sport
Last week our Year 5 students began learning how to play T-Ball with their classroom teachers and the P.E team.
Year 5 students will learn the basic rules and skills required to lay the game over the next two weeks and then play against houses for the remainder of the term.
Year 6 Sport
Training continued during lunchtimes last week for all or Year 6 students. This term students will be following the summer fixture and playing sports such as: basketball, volleyball, softball, cricket and flag rugby. Games occur on Thursdays from 11:15am – 12:30pm, parents are welcome to attend home games at OSPS and watch teams who play at community venues.This week our cricket team played their first match at home against St Peters, they were lucky enough to win!
This week all teams play at home against St. Paul’s. A reminder that all Year 6 students require consent to play in the program by this coming Wednesday 14th of February and first payment is due Wednesday 21st February.
CAMP AUSTRALIA OSHC – BIG ART PROGRAM IS BACK
Thanks to feedback from our families, children and educators, Big Art is back and bigger than ever. It’s not just here for a week or two, but it’s here to stay – giving your child the chance to explore their creative individuality every week. Big Art is all about providing the ultimate platform for your child to unlock their potential and showcase their artistic talents.
In 2024, we are expanding our Big Art program to feature weekly Big Art Fridays in After School Care, as well as Big Art Days every holiday season and a termly Big Art Competition, creating unmatched opportunities for children to shine, grow, and be recognised in their communities.
Unlock your child’s creative potential and add a splash of colour to their days with Big Art. Register with Camp Australia to stay up to date with everything happening in Big Art 2024!
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