Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 31 – October 12th


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


Issue 31 – 12th October 2017

Monday 16th October
– Yr 6 Camp Information Evening 7pm

Thursday 19th Oct
– SMR Athletics Carnival

Friday 20th Oct
– Yr 3, 4, 5 Swimming Program finishes


Term 4 here we go!

Welcome back everyone and a warm welcome to the new families at our school.

Have you had a look at our magnificent junior playground and area outside the Year 2 portables? It looks truly amazing and once it was completed on Tuesday, the children were quick to start playing on it. Hopscotch was a definite favourite along with the numbers and alphabet. Not only can this area be used for the children to play on but also can be incorporated the teachers’ programs as a learning tool. The TigerTurf has cleaned up both areas and has given the playground a much needed facelift! Our newly installed portables are currently being fitted out in preparation for next year.

We wasted no time in getting straight into activities with the Yr 3 and 5 swimming program beginning yesterday. The children will be involved in an eight-day intensive swimming program at the Monash University pool.

We are currently in the process of looking at student numbers at each year level in readiness for grades next year. If you do not intend to be at Oakleigh South PS next year, please advise the office in writing immediately. This helps us greatly in our preparations for 2018. Thank you.

Once again, we have another busy term ahead and before you know it we will be saying goodbye to the 2017 school year. There are only 74 days until Christmas!

Ron Cantlon


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)

Last day of each term is a 2.30pm finish




Save the Date

A Curriculum Day has been scheduled for Monday, 6th November.

Tuesday, 7th November is Melbourne Cup Public Holiday.

Students are not required at school on these two days.

The Sunshine Collective to offer parents the chance to purchase Brilliant Boxes.
Brilliant Boxes support your child’s learning and, with the school receiving 15% of sales, you will also be supporting your child’s school.

Each box is packed full, with 14 teacher-designed educational activities and all the educational resources you will need. They even provide you with the answers!

There is a display outside the school office, if you would like more information. You can also visit www.sunshinecollective.com.au.

You should all have received an order form last term, so simply fill this in and pop it in the Brilliant Box at the school office.
Your order will then be delivered to your child’s classroom the very next day – brilliant!

40km/ph Zone & Traffic Lights at Centre Road, near Riley Street/Windsor Avenue

My name is Janet Ford Adams and I am a parent at OSPS. Together with a few other parents, we are looking into the safety surrounding the pedestrian crossing on Centre Road, near Riley Street/Windsor Avenue, which many of our students use.  We have observed cars frequently going through the red light for a variety of reasons.  These include:

  • racing the lights
  • buses stopped near the lights impeding vision
  • right turning traffic into Riley Street/Windsor Avenue prompting rapid lane changes through the lights
  • simply not “seeing” the lights and not slowing down

Parents and children that use the crossing daily know all too well to make sure that traffic has stopped both ways before entering the crossing.  Roberto, our new crossing guard, has already had a couple of “near misses” himself. Roberto is certainly helping, however we have still had “near misses” and need the 40 km/hr zone so as to make drivers slow down and be more aware of the pedestrian lights.

We are hoping to approach VicRoads and Monash and Kingston councils with a proposal to install a 40km/hr zone between Bunnings and the Ice Skating Centre.  This would be only activated during school drop off/pick up times, similar to many other Victorian schools.  We feel that slowing down the traffic flow will go a long way to improving safety for parents and children on this busy road.

We have prepared a petition and if parents would like to lend support to this proposal, you can help by signing the petition at the school office

Thank you in anticipation of your support.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions

Janet & Doug Adams
0409 966 704



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