Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE  33 – 26th 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 33  –  26th October 2018


Friday 26th October
–  Year 6 Family Life
–  Prep Transition Group A
1.30 – 3pm

Monday 29th October
 SSV State Athletics

Tuesday 30th October
– Bentleigh District Rugby League Gala Day
– UNSW Maths Certificates presented at Assembly

Friday 2nd November
–  Prep Transition Group B
1.30 – 3pm

– OSPS statements – please pay outstanding items or return marked statement as per the enclosed instructions to the office

– QKR Year 6 Camp Payment Due Fri 26th Oct

– QKR Year 5 Rugby Jumper & Polo Shirt Payment/Order Due Wed 31st Oct

– 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


This afternoon we will be welcoming the first half of our 2019 Prep children to our Transition program. This is an exciting time as our new preps visit the prep classrooms and take part in a number of rotational activities. During this time, there will be an information session for the parents and carers in the main music room. Next Friday the second half will attend their session. Both of these groups will return for a second session in November.


Last Thursday, we had many students competing in the SMR Athletics Carnival. Every child competed very well with three of our relay teams qualifying for the state championships. Ori D also qualified for three individual events. The state championships will be held on Monday. Good luck to everyone.


The time, effort and dedication that each of these children have shown to get themselves to this level is outstanding. Thank you to the staff who have contributed to the training of these children during recess and lunch.


Enjoy the weekend.


Ron Cantlon


P.S Don’t forget to register your child online for the Colour Run using the links below. Children call collect online donations and cash donations.


Children have to raise a minimum of $10 to participate on the day and please return the permission note to your classroom teacher.


OSPS Statements


Statements were sent home this week with outstanding items for payment. Please pay these outstanding items or return marked statement as per the enclosed instructions (on orange paper) to the office if your child did not attend or purchase the item.

Please contact Jo Chapple via e-mail if you have any queries. chapple.joanne.j@edumail.vic.gov.au

Curriculum Day


A reminder to parents that Monday, 5th November is a Curriculum Day

Students are not required at school.

UNSW Mathematics Certificates


The NSW Mathematics Distinction and High Distinction Certificates will be presented at assembly on the 30th October.

Congratulations to all children.

Tile & Crockery Request from Grade 3 Village


Do you have old tiles that are sitting in the shed? Large, small or any size. Do you have old, chipped, colourful or patterned cups, plates, bowls and more? Causing clutter? Need to throw them out?

Mrs Dwyer is looking for donations for a long term mosaic project. Any donation appreciated. (except white crockery at this stage).

There will be a container outside the office or donations can be brought directly to the Village.


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



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


Prep Teddy Bear Sleepover


On Thursday the 18th of October the Prep children brought their teddy bears to school for their annual Teddy Bear Sleepover. The children made sure their teddies were tucked into their beds and fast asleep before they went home.

The next morning when we walked into our classrooms, we couldn’t believe our eyes! The teddies had a huge party at school! We were all so shocked and surprised at what the bears had got up to. Some bears were flying on our classroom fans while others were having a bath in the sink! Some teddies even escaped and went to the staffroom, Mr Cantlon’s office and the sick bay. Those naughty bears!

Sports Desk


Last Friday our Grade 6 Girls Softball team played against Toorak PS in the SSV Division  Championships.

The girls competed very well but were up outplayed by a very polished Toorak team.
Our girls lost 1 – 25. Well done to the girls on a great year and thank you to the coaches

– Mrs Roth and Miss Di Servi.


Last Thursday the Athletics team competed at the SSV Southern Metropolitan Championships down at Casey Fields.

The children performed really well. The results are below and children who finished in the top 2 places, will now participate in the State championships on Monday.

Ethan K – 6th in Triple Jump
Adaam – 4th in Hurdles
Myrto – 3rd in Hurdles and 3rd in 200m
Jessica I – 4th in 800m
Aeon – 3rd in 100m and 4th in 200m
Ori – 1st in 100m, 200m and Long Jump
Emily – 4th in Long Jump and 4th in 800m
Ethan C – 6th in Discus

4 x 100 m Relays:
9/10 Girls – 2nd – Josephine, Cleo, Tricia and Isla.
9/10 Boys -2nd – Kensei, Austin, Dean and Aadam.
11 Girls – 3rd – Jazmin, Myrto, Kyah and Emily.
11 Boys – 4th – Themi, Daniel, Liad and Jake.
12/13 Girls – 2nd – Jessica, Aeon, Teona and Anita

Big thank you to our selfless emergencies – Jessica H, Marni, Lauren, Indie, Rowan and Liana who come out every day to training to assist when children are ill or injured.

Thanks also to the wonderful staff who give up their time to help coach the children.

Marcus Mooney




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