Oakleigh South Primary School


6th  October 2021


Riley St, Oakleigh South, VIC 3167

T: 03 9570 1016  

E: oakleigh.south.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au   W: oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au 

“I think I can. I know I can.” – The Little Engine That Could.


Issue 30  – 6th October 2021


Fri 8th Oct
– Civics and Citizenship Incursion (Online) Year 5’s

Mon 11th Oct – Fri 29th Oct
– UNSW Competitions (Online) (Year 2 – 6 nominated students)

Fri 15th Oct
– Civics and Citizenship Incursion (Online) Year 5’s

Mon 18th Oct
– Prep return to face to face learning (Mon-Wed)

Tue 19th Oct
– School Council Meeting

Thu 21st Oct
– Years 1 & 2 return to face to face learning (Thur-Fri)

Tue 26th Oct
– Year 3 & 4 return to face to face learning (Tues-Wed)

Thu 28th Oct
– Year 5 & 6 return to face to face learning (Thur-Fri)






Welcome back to Term 4 where we remain positive, we will be able to get the children back to face to face learning in week 3. The staggered start back will see the Preps commence on Monday 18th October and the year 1’s and year 2’s on Thursday 21st October. Years 3 – 6 will begin in Week 4. Everyone is looking forward to being back together at OSPS as soon as possible.

Details of the all the return dates and further information will be forwarded to all year levels prior to their commencement. In the meantime, the children will resume their remote learning via their Google Classroom and Zoom meetings with their teacher.

Over the holidays the children were invited to take part in the myON reading challenge. During the period 20th September – 3rd October we completed: 10,000 digital books, read 204,000 pages for a total of 76,000 minutes. Congratulations to everyone who participated and to the children who achieved the highest for their year level.

I hope you have a great week ahead.

Ron Cantlon




Term 4
4th October – 16th December

Last day of each term is a 3.30pm finish





Enrolments for Prep 2022 have now been offered and confirmed.

We look forward to meeting our 2022 families in the near future.







During the Term 3 school holidays, OSPS ran a myON reading challenge for all students across the school. The challenge was very well received with students in all year levels giving it a go!

Here are some of our fantastic results.

Books read – 10,000
Pages read – 204,000
Minutes read 76,000

Challenge Winners

Congratulations to all students who participated and to the following students on their outstanding reading.

  Girl Boy
Prep Aahana PNM Jake PJF
Year 1 Bella 1CG Nicholas 1CG
Year 2 Catherine 2AP Marvin 2TM
Year 3 Lilly 3NH Shabad 3MT
Year 4 Gemma 4NM Akshaj 4AS
Year 5 Dulara 5FF Alexander 5LG
Year 6 Akshadha 6MW Matthew 6LD




On the last day of Term 3, OSPS celebrated Footy Colours Day from home. We set up a padlet as a way for students to post pictures and videos of themselves in their team colours and the response we got was fantastic! There were plenty of different teams represented and a variety of different sports on show too. Some of the videos posted were amazing and I think that the Year 2s were my favourite. They were kicking balls in bins, at their local oval, in the backyard and even in the house (no damage- phew). It was great to see so many kids getting out of the house and kicking the footy.

We were able to raise $728 for the Fight Cancer Foundation which was a bit under what I was hoping for but it is still substantial nonetheless. Thank you to all of those families and teachers who donated.

Next year, Footy Day will be back and bigger than ever. Footy League Grand Final, Students vs Teachers, Longest Kick Competition and a host of other things. 2022 Footy Colours Day is going to be awesome!

Nick Morrey




During Term 3 all Victorian school students were invited to participate in the School Sport Victoria Virtual Cross Country. Students were asked to upload their information to the SSV portal after they had been for a walk or run. This was a great initiative during lockdown to get outside and get some mindfulness and of course, exercise. OSPS received many entries over the course of the event and finished in 10th place overall and in 6th place for primary schools.

Congratulations to all students who participated you should be very proud. Especially Harrison in 3MW for his multiple efforts and Maliah in 6JD who ran and walked a total of 100km during the challenge. Well done Maliah!


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