Oakleigh South Primary School

th October, 2023

“Education is one thing no one can take away from you.” —Elin Nordegren


Issue 33  – 25th October 2023

Friday 27th October
– Prep & Year 2 Popcorn Day
– Prep Transition – Group B

Tuesday 31st October
– Prep – Year 3 Assembly

Wednesday 1st November
– SSV Primary Track and Field State Champs



Last Friday we welcomed some very excited little children as they started their first big step towards primary school. The first group in our prep transition program went very well with the children enjoying a variety of rotational activities, while lots of parents gathered in the hall for afternoon tea and an information session about starting school. The second half of the children will have their first session this Friday.

The students who represented our school at the Southern Metro Regional Athletics last week all performed extremely well, with many of them moving on to the State Athletic Championships next Wednesday. Congratulations to everyone who performed at their very best and we wish the students who are competing at state level the very best of luck.

Yesterday the whole school celebrated Japanese Matsuri Day. This is a yearly event where we celebrate our students’ achievements in the Japanese program and explore Japanese culture.

Many students dressed up in outfits representing Japan. There were lots of Pikachus, yummy Sushi, Ninjas and students wearing Kimonos, plus lots more. The day was celebrated with a sushi lunch organised by the parent group and a whole school assembly. Thank you to everyone who supported this day and to the parent group for another successful lunch.

Enjoy the week.






How much fun would it be for a student to pour slime over a teacher’s head and not get in trouble for it? All colour run participants that fundraise over $50 will go into a draw to do just that. At the assembly prior to the colour run, names of the lucky students will be drawn. The sliming will take place at the conclusion of the run!

Register your child today, they must collect a minimum of $10 in donations to participate. Speaking to many OSPS parents they are kick starting their child’s donations with a $10 contribution before asking family and friends to donate a couple of dollars.
To register your child head to www.australianfundraising.com.au and click on the School Run for Fun Login

If you have any questions with regards to the Colour Run, please email Parent Group at osparentgroup67@gmail.com.


World Teachers’ Day is held internationally on Tuesday 5 October. As it usually falls during the school holidays in many parts of Australia. In Victoria, we celebrate World Teachers’ Day on 27 October 2023.
It is a chance to recognise and celebrate the teachers who are making, or have made, an impact in the lives of our students and families. World Teachers’ Day is a chance to say, ‘thank you’.
At OSPS we will be celebrating World Teachers’ Day with a special lunch for staff.
Thank you to our OSPS teachers!



A big thank you to our wonderful school community for so enthusiastically supporting the OSPS Scholastic Book Fair. I am happy to report it was a resounding success. We earnt an amazing $2272.00 for our school which will be spent on some lovely new books for our library.

I want to thank our two parents who answered our call for help and volunteered to come and assist writing out wish lists for our students, your time was greatly appreciated and invaluable.

I also would like to give a special shout out to our grade six library captains who cheerfully and enthusiastically gave their time to help on all four days of Book Fair. We could not have done it without you. So, special thanks to Jackson, Emily, Hannah, Heidi, Charlie, Saanvi, Jeremy, Aurora, Evia and Vanessa. You guys were amazing.

We look forward to making 2024 an even better year. Well done, Oakleigh South Primary School!



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




G: We are grateful to learn about the country that we live in.

E: For anyone who is struggling with illnesses.

M: Colouring or listening to music is a great way to meditate and relax.







This term, the Year 2 students are learning all about Australia – the states and territories, culture, history, animals and what makes our country unique.

We began our unit with a visit from Mark Lumley, our Koorie Education Support Officer. Mark was keen to share his family history and knowledge with the students, and even shared some indigenous names for our wildlife with the students. We are so proud of the questions that the students asked!

Later this term, we will have an ‘Australiana Day’ where students will be invited to sample some Australian foods.



The Goblins are here to stay, will they realise that they need to become better friends, or will they continue to cause mayhem in Fairy Dell?

This term is ‘Production Term’ for our Year 2s!

We have excitedly begun rehearsing on stage and the students are impressing us with their singing, dancing and ability to remember their talking parts.

They cannot wait until they get to try on their costumes and to share the performances with their family and friends on Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th November!

Save the dates in your diary, it’s sure to be a wonderful show!



Year 2 began the term developing their persuasive writing skills. They have worked hard to include persuasive devices like rhetorical questions and emotive language in their writing.

Our writing topics have focused on a variety of stimulus and the students have enjoyed sharing their opinions, reasons and examples with their peers.

Here are some example paragraphs of why all Year 2s should own a smartwatch:

Experts say that all Year 2s should own a smartwatch because you can check the weather. For example, if you want to wear shorts then you can check if it’s hot or not so you know what to wear. I would be fantastic!                        

Arhant 2MJ

If you have a smart watch, you can make calls and communicate with your family. The other day, I nearly got lost but luckily I communicated with my Mum and she was looking for me so I went to her and we were all fine. You don’t want to get lost do you?        

Bella 2AP


Everyone knows that you will need a smart watch because you might have a tight schedule and you can’t keep track of it. You could check you smartwatch and it will tell you. Last Halloween my sister forgot to change for ‘trick or treating’ and she went in her school clothes! Surely you don’t want your child to be embarrassed, do you?    

Aahana 2SC




Last Wednesday, 18th of October, OSPS took a very talented squad of 16 students to Casey Fields to participate in the Southern Metro Regional Athletics Championships. All students participated with pride and exceptional sportsmanship.


We had some terrific results. Students who finished in the top 2  in each discipline will now progress to the state Championships on November 1st, parents are welcome to attend. Results are as follows:

11 Y.O girls 4x100m relay – 2nd

9-10 Y.O boys 4x100m relay – 1st

11 Y.O boys 4x100m relay – 1st

12 Y.O boys 4x100m relay – 1st

Drewin D – 9-10 boys 100m dash & 200m dash – 1st place

Congratulations to all those students who participated and to the staff who support the program – Mr. Mooney, Miss gunning and Year 6 teachers.





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