Oakleigh South Primary School



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


12feb(feb 12)5:30 pm(feb 12)5:30 pmWelcome BBQPREP

22feb(feb 22)12:00 am(feb 22)12:00 amBentleigh District Hot Shots Tennisyear 5 & 6

22feb(feb 22)5:30 pm(feb 22)5:30 pmOutdoor Movie NightCommunity

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08maralldayalldayBeachside Div Swimming3-6 selected students

27maralldayalldaySMR Swimming3-6 selected students


Last night we had the years 1 to 4 information sessions. It was wonderful to see so many parents taking an interest in their child’s education by attending. Don’t forget the years 5 and 6 information session will be held next Tuesday 21st February. There will be child minding available again. If you were unable to attend the nights all the information is covered in the booklets sent home. Any further questions please make a time with your classroom teacher for a chat.

Tomorrow night we have our first Parent Group event, the outdoor cinema, presenting the movie, ‘SING!’ This is a great opportunity to get together with other families or make new friends within our school community. A big thank you to the Parent Group for all the work they do to organise these events for our families. I hope everyone has a fantastic night.


Enjoy your weekend.


Mr Ron Cantlon


Last day of each term is a 2.30pm finish

Term 1:
30 January (school teachers start)
31 January (school students start) to 31 March

Term 2:
18 April (Tuesday) to 30 June

Term 3:
17 July to 22 September

Term 4:
9 October to 21 December (2.30pm school students finish)
22 December (school teachers finish)


Car Parking

Parents 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

This also includes your civic duty to follow the road laws and rules. This includes completing 3 point turns in the middle in the intersection!

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

Supervision Before School

Children who arrive before 8.30am on school days MUST be supervised by a parent or guardian. We allow 15 minutes for children and parents to make their way to the classrooms before doors open at 8.45am. Children are not to play games or on equipment before school. There have been several children arriving well before 8.30am without parents or guardians.

Camp Australia runs our Out of School Hours Care from 7.00am so if your family requires care before 8.30am, please feel free to contact this service. Please click here for Camp Australia Information

School Payments

This year we will continue to use QKR as our preferred payment method.  We ask that you use QKR when making payments for all your school accounts – this includes Essential Learning Fees, Excursion, Incursions and any other charges to come up through the year.

Charges are child specific, so please make sure you select the correct child and year level when making payments. If the incorrect child is showing, tap their name at the top, and select the correct child from the pop up box.

Library Fund Donations cannot be made via Qkr, but they can be made at the Office or via Bpay. Please contact Karen Hall if you use the Bpay option. hall.karen.a@edumail.vic.gov.au

Please click here for further information QKR! Information

If you have any questions regarding QKR, please contact the office.

School Council Elections 2017

The School Council Election Process started today. The Information for Parents notice and a Schedule 4: Notice of Election and Call for Nominations are available to view at the front office and on our website at SCHOOL COUNCIL

Nominations forms are available at the office or can be downloaded from the School Council Website.  Please note that this process is highly legislated and closing dates must be strictly adhered to.

To view the current School Council Membership and their term expiry dates go to our website at SCHOOL COUNCIL

A Schedule 8: Nomination Form Receipt will be issued to all Nominees. If you nominate and don not receive this form by the close of nominations, please contact Jo in the office immediately.

Please contact me should you require further information.

Ron Cantlon

School Banking

The 2017 School Banking Program is off and running.  Thanks to the 121 children who handed in their bankbooks this week.

Term 1 rewards are the Cyber Handball and the Colour Change Markers. Remember, only one deposit per week, per child please.  Also please do not combine tokens for you children.

In order to have your banking processed, please do the following:

* Make sure your name and 2017 grade is on the front of your wallet * Include correct money. Large amounts of change should be inside a sandwich bag to stop it getting lost * Complete fully your deposit slip and the receipt tab * Hand your wallet to your classroom teacher first thing Monday morning * If claiming a reward, include your 10 tokens and a note/ reward card letting us know what your child wants.

– Looking forward to another great year of banking!

Katrina Jones and Julie Whiteside McNess Volunteer School Banking Coordinators


For more information about School Banking, please visit our school website:


Ramjot on the Golden Temple: “Walking around Kinkakuji with the frozen lake, snow, garden and the temple itself was a magical sight.”

Ivy on the Golden Temple: “Yatta! (Hooray) Today we go to the Golden Temple in Kyoto. It was really pretty because it was snowing and the temple was just BEAUTIFUL!!!”

Sasha on Hiroshima: “It was depressing and confronting. One of humanity’s “Never again” moments. The fact that people decide to use such weapons against each other, to their own kind, is just shocking. Not surrendering to stop the killing is just as stupid too. I am feeling disgusted.

Sasha on the Shinkansen, Mt Fuji and snow: “It was beautiful seeing Mt Fuji and snow falling while traveling in the shinkansen. A once in a lifetime experience. Amazing.”

Ramjot on Hiroshima: “Today was a real eye opener for all of us. When we came out of the Peace Centre we paid our respects to Sadako (the girl of the 1,000 cranes) and the other people who died in the blast. We were so moved we even signed the petition against A bombs. I am feeling lucky to be alive.”

Ivy on meeting the host family: “After the welcome party we went home with our host family. They treated me very well. We had Japanese curry.My favourite food so far is Japanese curry because it is just oishii in all ways. Today I am feeling special.”

Alex on Tamba Higashi PS: “I was nervous about my first day at the Primary School, but I was pleased to see that anxiety melt away.””I think THPS is amazing because …it’s hard to explain, but it gives off this welcoming feeling like you belong there.”

Samantha on the sento (bath house): “I really liked the sento. It had different types of baths. I really liked the one where you sat on a chair and this really strong jet of water pelted you on the back like a massage. I also like the scented bath, it smelt like cinnamon. It was very traditional and relaxing.”

Amelia on Oji Zoo in Kobe and other weekend activities: “There were lots of animals and Yuki (mother) bought Sam and me a very cute panda toy. Yuki just came into our room and said, “Would you like to go to the bath house?” Yay! We had a yummy dinner at the sushi train. I am feeling extremely happy/excited today.”

Ilana on Day 11: “Today my bed was warm and everywhere else was freezing. The so called farewell party was actually really enjoyable! There was heaps of oishii snacks and treats including MELON SODA! The speeches were quite emotional. The parent committee gave us HEAPS of Chi-Tan merch!! Squee!! And then our host family gave us lots of presents for our families. I am feeling really spoilt today!”


Parent Group 2017 Membership

AGM will be held on Wednesday, 1st March at 7pm in the staffroom. All welcome.

Parent Group Members We are seeking new Parent Group Members for 2017, if you are interested in becoming a member please feel free to e-mail Carlyn your name and contact number. osparentgroup67@gmail.com

Parent Group Helpers If you would prefer not to commit to being a member, another option is to be a Parent Group Helper and come and help out when you can. Parent Group Helpers may be e-mailed from time to time and if you are available, then fantastic! If not, next time when you can! All help is appreciated especially with our school growing. It’s lots of fun, a great way to meet new parents and an easy way to get involved in the school community. If you are interested in becoming a Parent Group Helper please feel free to e-mail Carlyn your name and contact number. osparentgroup67@gmail.com


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