Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE  32 – 17th October 2018


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 32  –  19th October 2018


Friday 19th October
– Beachside Division Summer Sport Finals (Softball)
– Year 6 Family Life
– Year 6 Movie Night

Tuesday 23rd October
– Year 6 Family Life
– Assembly UNSW English Certificates Presented

Wednesday 24th October
– Prep Fire Ed

Thursday 25th October
– Year 6 Family Life

Friday 26th October
– Year 6 Family Life
– Prep Transition Group A

– QKR Year 6 Camp Payment Due Fri 26th Oct
– QKR Year 6 Summer Sports Finals Bus – have you paid?
– QKR Year 6 Family Life – have you paid?
– QKR Year 5 Sovereign Hill Camp – have you paid?
– QKR Year 4 Healthy Skills for Life – have you paid?
– QKR Year 3 Healthy Skills for Life – have you paid?
– Colour Run Sponsorship – have you registered your child online? www.myprofilepage.com.au
– Curriculum Day Mon 5th Nov



2018 – Term 4

8 October to 20 December
(2.30pm school students finish)
21 December (staff finish)

Last day of each term is a 2.30pm finish

2019 – Term 1

29 January (staff start)
30 January (1 – 6 start)
31 January (Preps start 9.30 – 12.30)
End of Term – 5 April


Fundraising forms an integral part of our school, and without we would not be able to provide the wonderful facilities and programs we offer without it.

Over the past five year we have made many new improvements to our facilities which have been 100% self-funded. A lot of the money for this is provided through fundraising. The Parent Group at our school work tirelessly to raise money for projects as well as the school organising a magnificent annual fete and other events which contributes much needed funds.

A snapshot of some of our major projects in recent years are:

Senior Music Room – $170,000

Undercover roofs – $300,000

The Art room – $250,000

Junior Playground and Tiger Turf – $180,000

Senior Playground – $60,000

Year 1 Complex – $80,000

This of course does not include the thousands and thousands of dollars we have spent on literacy and numeracy resources for the classrooms, computers and technology equipment. And this is all done with very little government funding.

This is why it is so important to OSPS that you continue to support our fundraising events so we can keep making this school the best it can be.

The next fundraiser is The Colour Run, 3 notices are coming home in coming days with more information, the link is below to these notices. Please see details below on how to register your child. It is sure to be a magnificent day for the children, while helping the school.

Thank you.

Have a great weekend.



Help OSPS Win at Oakleigh Central


Oakleigh South Primary School has been chosen to participate in the ‘Help your school win’ at Oakleigh Central

There is $8000 in school funds to be won plus a chance to win a $50 Oakleigh Central gift card each week.

What you need to do

Step 1- Shop in any participating specialty stores

Step 2– Collect 1 token per $10 spend in food or beverages or fresh food stores or collect 1 token per $30 spend in other specialty stores

Step 3- Drop your token in the Oakleigh South Primary School box

Year 3 Donations


The Year 3 Village  are in desperate need of donations of 2 Litre Ice-cream Containers and newspapers.

If you are able to help, please deliver donations directly to the Village


Art Room Request


Empty, clear plastic 2 litre soft drink bottles (rinsed out and clean) can be dropped off at the art room!

They will be used for the Year 2 production and to make snow globes!

Thank you



UNSW English Certificates

The University of New South Wales English Distinction and High Distinction Certificates will be presented at assembly on the 23rd October.

Congratulations to all children.


Year 3 Excursion to Chesterfield Farm


The Year 3’s finished off term three with an excursion to Chesterfield Farm. This was to celebrate our hand-raising of Ushi and the culmination of our unit on dairy and its benefits. The weather treated us kindly and we had an informative day touring the dairy, milking a cow, feeding various animals, riding on a tractor and of course visiting our Ushi who was in the animal nursery. We are sure she remembered us as we received lots of licks and nudges from her. It was a great end to a very busy term!

Special thanks to Kylie and Travis who have supported our dairy unit over a number of years – they have trusted us to raise Chester, Chessie and now Ushi and we have loved them all.  The year 3’s have all written thank you letters which were posted this week.

Special thanks to Kylie and Travis who have supported our dairy unit over a number of years – they have trusted us to raise Chester, Chessie and now Ushi and we have loved them all.  The year 3’s have all written thank you letters which were posted this week.



80’s Night a Blast


On behalf of Parent Group, we would like to say a big thank you to all the parents and staff that came and partied like it was 1985 again. An awesome night was had by all singing and dancing with the guys from To tally’s 80’s to all those songs we know so well.

Big thanks also to James Melbourne for his lighting expertise.


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Madagascar Information Night


We will be holding an information night for families with children aged between 8-18 who might like to audition for our upcoming musical Madagascar Jr.