Oakleigh South Primary School


11th October, 2023

“Dreams come a size too big so that we can grow into them.” —Josie Bisset


Issue 31  – 11th October 2023


Friday October 13th
– Year 5 Talk Money Incursion

Tuesday October 17th
– Popcorn Day (Year 1, 5 & 6)

Friday October 20th
– Popcorn Day (Year 3, 4 & 5)

Monday October 23rd
– Beachside Division Basketball

Tuesday October 24th
– Japanese Dress Up & Sushi Day


Yesterday we had many of our students represent Oakleigh South at the Beachside Division Athletics Carnival. Congratulations to the students who represented our school so well, the feedback about the student’s behaviour and sportsmanship was exemplary. A huge thank you to the staff who have put hours of time into training the students in preparation to be their best. Well done to the students who have qualified to move to the next stage, the Southern Metro Regional Athletics to be held next Wednesday.

The year 2 children are well and truly into their rehearsals for the upcoming production of ‘The Goblins Next Door’, to be performed on Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th November. Please save these dates in your diary as the Year 2 children can’t wait to see you there.  Ticketing information will be published soon.

Over the past months there has been a lot of work done in recreating ‘The Village.’ New fencing now separates the garden, animal areas and sport courts, with the hot house almost complete. Next to come are the new vegetable gardens and flower beds. Before you know it, we will be planting seedlings and watching the vegetables and flowers grow. Ms Sakellaris will begin the cooking program in the new kitchen area with the year 3 and 4 children in the coming weeks.

Just another reminder that Oakleigh South Primary School will not be a voting place for the referendum being held this Saturday.


Have a fantastic week.






We are excited to let you know about our upcoming Japanese Matsuri Day on October 24th in Term 4, week 4.

This is a yearly event where we celebrate our students’ achievements in the Japanese program and explore Japanese culture.

Just like in previous years, we are planning a dress-up day.

We encourage students to get creative and dress up in things related to Japan.

For example, they can wear kimonos, karate uniforms, ninja or samurai outfits, or even fun Harajuku-style clothes. 

They can also choose to dress up as popular Japanese characters like Pikachu, Sushi, or their favourite anime characters.

We hope to see all our students participating, dressing up, and having a great time on Japanese Matsuri Day.

Let’s celebrate together!



Tuesdays and Thursdays until the end of Term 4, Subway (The Links) and Canteen Hub are very pleased to be able to offer the ‘Subs For You School Lunch Program’ to our school.

Orders will close at 12pm the day prior to your selected day (eg. Orders for Thursday, 25 August will close on Wednesday, 24 August at 12pm).

Instructions on how to order and register are attached to this Compass.

  1. Please register at app.canteenhub.com.au/register-customer
  1. If you need to cancel your order this can be done via app.canteenhub.com.au under your profile up to the order cut-off time.
  1. If you need to cancel your order on the day please email help@canteenhub.com prior to 8:30am.

Please note that Classroom Cuisine is still available for orders on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Please contact osparentgroup67@gmail.com if you have any questions or issues.

OSPS Parent Group




Yesterday OSPS took a squad of 37 athletes to Duncan Mckinnon to compete in the Beachside Division Athletics Championships.

All students displayed great values and sportsmanship towards their opponents and staff running the event.

Congratulations to the following students who will now progress to the Regional Championships at Casey Fields Athletics Centre next Wednesday the 18th of October.

Drewin D -100m, 200m, Oliver M, Sasha M, Thomas E, Finn T, Charlie G, Karlos W– 200m, Masaki N, Lidia V, Sherissa C, Lilly L, Kathleen H, Eli O, Michael L – Triple Jump, Ayman C, Athan B

Relay team member if not specified.

Thank you to the Year 6 teachers and P.E staff who train them at school and to Miss Gunning, Mrs Tang and Mr Mooney for supporting them on the day.






Years 1, 5 & 6 on Tuesday, 17 October 2023

Orders can be placed through the following link: https://www.trybooking.com/CMEMR

Each bag will be $4. Please note orders close at 3.30pm on Friday, 13 October and no late orders can be accepted.


Years 3 & 4 on Friday, 20 October 2023

Orders can be placed through the following link: https://www.trybooking.com/CMEMT

Each bag will be $4. Please note orders close at 3.30pm on Tuesday, 17 October and no late orders can be accepted.


Years Prep & 2 on Friday, 27 October 2023

Orders can be placed through the following link: https://www.trybooking.com/CMEMX

Each bag will be $4. Please note orders close at 3.30pm on Tuesday, 24 October and no late orders can be accepted

If you have any questions are availability to help, please contact Parent Group on osparentgroup67@gmail.com.



As part of the Japanese Day celebrations, a sushi lunch will be offered on Tuesday, 24 October.

Each twin pack of sushi will cost $7.50. The flavours available to purchase are avocado, tuna & avocado and teriyaki chicken & cucumber. All packs are gluten free.  There will also be fruit juice available in a variety of flavours for $2.

Orders for this event will close on Tuesday, 17 October 2023 at 12:00pm and no late orders can be accepted

Orders can be placed through the following link: https://www.trybooking.com/CMENE

If you have any questions, please contact Parent Group on osparentgroup67@gmail.com


Thank you

Parent Group



After the success of our last colour run, Parent Group is excited that the event is back again in 2023! The date of the event is Friday, 17 November 2023 and registrations will close on Friday, 10 November 2023.

Registering for the colour run will be different to last year, as it will all be processed online with fundraising incentives on offer.

Next week, each student should receive a booklet with instructions on how to register and set up a profile page. This can then be shared via social media with family and friends if you wish to fundraise. Please note, that no cash will be accepted at the office, so any cash donations received will need to be converted to an online donation.

The minimum cost for each participant is $10. Closer to the event, participating students will receive a headband and sunglasses. All other prizes will be distributed a few weeks after the event.

Further information will be sent in the lead up to the event. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns or your child hasn’t received their booklet, please feel free to contact Parent Group on osparentgroup67@gmail.com.



We would like to advise that the OSPS branded scarves and beanies can now be purchased online as well as in the 2nd hand uniform shop.

Please click on the link below if you’d like to order. Once ordered, your items will be delivered to your child’s classroom. The scarves are $20, and beanies are $18. Please contact Parent Group on osparentgroup67@gmail.com if you have any questions.



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