Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 32 – 22nd October 2019


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 – 22nd October 2019



Wednesday, 23 October
– Yr 5 First Aid Incursion

Thursday, 24th October
– State Athletics

Friday, 25th October
– Healthy Skills Yr 6
– Yr 6 Movie Night
– Prep Transition  Group A
  1.30 – 3pm

Monday, 28th October
– Healthy Skills   Yr 4





The OSPS regional athletics team competed at the South Metro Region Athletics yesterday at Casey Fields. All the students competed well and represented OSPS with pride. 5 individual athletes and 4 relay teams finished 1st or 2nd and will go through the State Finals this Thursday 24th of October at Lakeside Stadium. Please see a more detailed report from Mr Mooney further down. Congratulations to all students on their achievements.

The annual parent Trivia Night, held on Saturday, was enjoyed by all who attended. Thank you to the Friedman family who own QuizzaMe for their support to the school and hosting the event. Lots of new faces and regulars enjoyed the trivia, company and dancing.

Transition for Preps starts this Friday for the next 4 weeks, if you see new parents or budding students around the school, please make them feel very welcome.

This Friday evening a Movie Night for the year 6 students only, we anticipate this will be well attended.

Don’t forget to pop the School Disco into your calendars, Friday 8th November. It’s sure to be another amazing Parent Group run event for the students.

Have a great week.

Ron Cantlon


2019 Term Dates


2019 – Term 1

Tuesday 29th January (Staff start)
Wednesday 30th January (Yr 1 – 6 start)
Thursday 31st January (Preps start 9.30 – 12.30)
End of Term –  5th April
Last day of each term is a 2.30pm finish

Term 2:

Tuesday 23rd April – Friday 28th June


Term 3:

Monday 15th July – Friday 20th September

Term 4:

Monday 7th October – Thursday 19th December (2.30pm school students finish)
Friday 20th December (school teachers finish)

Last day of each term is a 2.30pm finish


2019 Payments Due


School Fees – Under School Payments

Library Fund – Under Specialist Charges

Year 6 Camp Installment – Under Year 6 tab – Overdue
Year 6 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang DVD – Under Year 6 tab – Wednesday, 23rd October
Year 6 Movie Night – Under Year 6 tab – Wednesday, 23rd October
Year 6 Family LifeUnder Year 6 tab -Wednesday, 6th November
Year 6 Camp Balance – Under Year 6 tab – Wednesday, 13th November

Year 5 Camp Deposit – Under Year 5 tab – Wednesday, 30th October
Year 5 Camp Installment – Under Year 5 tab – Wednesday, 13th November
Year 5 Camp Balance – Under Year 5 tab – Wednesday, 27th November
Year 5 – Yr 6 2020 Graduation Polo – Under Year 5 tab –Wednesday, 30th October
Year 5 – Yr 6 2020 Rugby Jumper – Under Year 5 tab – Wednesday, 30th October




A reminder to parents and carers 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

Please make sure you do your civic duty to follow the road laws and rules. This includes parking correctly in the signed areas, and completing 3 point turns in the middle in the intersection!

We also urge parents to please remember to be patient and polite when using the Oval Carpark, and be good role models for all the children witnessing their behaviour. With over 800 families, drop off and collection times will be busy and you will need to plan your time accordingly.

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




Yard duty before school commences at 8:45 am.

After school teachers are in the grounds until 3:45 pm. Students on school grounds outside these times will not be supervised (unless they attending a before or after school care program or supervised extracurricular activity).

Parents/carers are requested to ensure that students do not arrive early or stay late after school unless they are attending before or after school care, or a pre-arranged supervised activity (i.e. running club).


Year 3 Village Requests



Earn house points for your house and help us to be sustainable

We want to REPURPOSE your old newspapers, REUSE your egg cartons and to COLLECT your unwanted seedling pots from Woolies.


We use your old newspapers to line our guinea pig and rabbit cages and to tear up and soak for the worms.
We have thousands of worms in the village – they consume all the village food scraps – but we need newspapers as well.

Woolworths Discovery Garden seedling pots

Thank you to all families sending these in. We are sorting them all into planting times so that they can be used in the village.

Pottery Pots and Planters

We are also happy to accept any unwanted pottery pots or planters.

We have enough plastic ones for the time being.

Thank you
The Year 3 Village Team

NOVEMBER – Worm Sales



For those who would like to set up a worm farm at home  we will be selling earth repair kits in November – 1000 worms for $10 as compared with $49 at Bunnings!
The kit includes worms and instructions for set up – a truly sustainable Christmas present.


Sport’s Desk – Term 4






Late last term the school’s Athletics team competed at the Beachside Division Athletics Carnival at Lakeside Stadium in Albert Park. The children performed at their best and the school and parents were very proud at their performances.

Children who finish 1st of 2nd progress through to the South Metro Region Athletics Championships.

Lote 12/13 G – Long Jump – 6th

Amelie 12/13 G – Triple Jump – 5th

Daniel 12/13 B – Long Jump – 3rd

Jake 12/13 B – Triple Jump – 3rd

Andrew 9/10 B – Long jump – 12th

Sienna 11 G – 800m – 8th

Myrto 12/13 G – Hurdles – 2nd

Tricia 9/10 G – 800m – 1st

Daniel 12/13 B – Hurdles – 3rd

Austin 11 B – Hurdles – 2nd

Josephine 9/10 G –Hurdles – 4th

Kyah 12/13 G – 100m – 4th

Myrto 12/13 G – 100m – 8th

Isla 9/10 G – 100m – 3rd

Cleo 9/10 G – 100m – 5th

Aadam 9/10 B – 100m – 3rd

Sophie 9/10 G – Discus – 1st

Cleo 9/10 G – Long Jump – 1st

Aadam 9/10 B  – Long Jump – 3rd

Lote 12/13 G – Shot Put – 5th

Luka 12/13 B – Shot Put – 9th

Ethan 11 B – Triple Jump – 3rd

Kyah 12/13 G – 200m – 3rd

Austin 11 B – 200m – 1st

Tricia 9/10 G -200m – 5th

Cooper 9/10 B – 200m – 5th

Sophie 9/10 G – Shot Put – 1st

Elvis 9/10 B- Shot Put – 1st



12/13 G (A) – Indy, Myrto, Jazmin & Kyah – 1st

12/13 G (B) – Carina, Lote, Lauren & Amelie – 8th

12/13 B (B) – Daniel, Jake, Themi & George – 3rd

11 B – Austin, Dean, Ethan & Kensei – 1st  

9/10 G – Cleo, Isla, Tricia & Josephine – 1st

9/10 B – Aadam, Cooper, Rhyle & Daniel – 2nd


Congratulations to our Yr 6 girls who won the Division Softball and to our Boys and Girls Basketball teams who were runners up at Division. Well done to all.



The Regional Athletics Championships took place on Monday after being postponed on Thursday due to terrible weather. Great call by the organisers as Monday’s weather was perfect at Casey Fields.

The children performed at their best, which was so pleasing.

Below are the results. Individual competitors and Relay teams that came 1st or 2nd will compete at the State Athletics Championships, this Thursday 24th of October at Lakeside Stadium.

Hurdles – Myrto 2nd, Austin 4th

Long Jump – Cleo 1st

Shot Put – Elvis 12th, Sophie 5th

Discus – Sophie 1st

200m – Austin 1st

800m -Tricia 2nd

Relays – 9/10 Boys ( Rhyle, Daniel, Cooper& Aadam ) 2nd

               9/10 Girls ( Josephine, Cleo, Tricia & Isla ) 1st

               11 Boys ( Kensei, Ethan, Austin & Dean ) 2nd

                12/13 Girls ( Indy, Jazmin, Lauren & Myrto ) 2nd.

Congratulations to all children who made it to Region and best of luck to those children competing at State.

Marcus Mooney




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