Oakleigh South Primary School


2nd November October 2022


“When you change your thoughts, remember to also change your world.”—Norman Vincent Peale


Issue 34  – 2nd November 2022


Thursday 3rd November
– Year 1 Science Works Excursion


Friday 4th November
– Prep transition (Group A)


Tuesday 8th November
– Division Tennis Finals
– Whole School Assembly


Friday 11th November
– Year 5 Incursion
– Year 6 Trivia Night


Monday November 14th & Tuesday December 20th
– Curriculum Day (Pupil Free Day)



I hope you all enjoyed the Melbourne Cup Day public holiday and had some extra family time.

Today we had 16 students representing our school at the State Athletics Championships. At the time of publishing the newsletter, we had no results, but this will be reported next week. I wish them all the success that they deserve. Once again, thank you to the staff who have been continually supporting these students with lunchtime training sessions.

With only 4 weeks to go until the year 2 production is on, rehearsals are in full swing. Tickets went on sale for the year 2 families this morning. We are all looking forward to the fun production of ‘Goin Buggy’ on November 30th and December 1st.

With just over six weeks remaining in the year, there is a lot of work to do to finish the year on a positive note. The Year 4 students will be going on their camp to Arrabri Lodge in Warburton from the 7 – 9 November. The year 6 students will be going on their camp to Hall’s Gap from 21 – 25 November. The year 5 students will travel to Sovereign Hill for their camp, from the 12 – 14 December. All teachers are preparing their classes for their transition into next year as well as doing assessments of their children in preparation for report writing.

Just a reminder that Monday 14th November will be a pupil free day at school.


Enjoy the rest of your week.






Term 4
3rd October – 19th December  (3:30pm finish)
Curriculum Day 14th November & 20th December




We will be hosting the Disco on Friday 18th November with times for students as follows: 

Prep – Year 2:  5.00 – 6.00pm 
Year 3 – Year 6:  6.30 – 8.00pm 

Wristbands will be delivered to your child before the event together with any glow products that have been pre-purchased. We ask that parents ensure your child wears the wrist band to gain entry to the hall and brings their glow products.

Tickets for entry to the Disco, can be purchased on the night, however all the glow products must be pre-purchased via Trybooking.

Prep to Year 2 Parents may attend and wait in the school foyer, however only students will be allowed in the hall.

Year 3 – 6 will be dismissed from the foyer. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Parent Group at osparentgroup67@gmail.com.

Thank you,
OSPS Parent Group

LINK – https://www.trybooking.com/CDUPC




With a lot of rain forecast to fall over the next month it’s important to supply your child/ren with spare clothes just in case they get wet.

Please ensure you pack: socks, pants and shirt.

This will enable us to support your child in staying safe and warm at school.



It’s that time of the year where we are looking ahead to 2023 in terms of student numbers and staffing.

If you know you will NOT be returning to Oakleigh South in 2023 can you please advise me ASAP on the following email.


This does not include the Year 6 students who will be leaving for secondary schooling next year.



A FREE event for makers, families, and curious minds. Come and be amazed by the talents of the exhibitors and get involved in activities.

Title: Monash Maker Faire  

Start Date: 5th of October 

Expiry: 3rd of December 

Come along to the Monash Maker Faire this December for a family-friendly showcase of passion, invention and creativity.

Bring your family, explore exhibits, attend hands-on workshops and learn all about the amazing things people in our community can make!

As part of our STEM – Science Program this term, our year 4 students will have the opportunity to be involved in an innovated project ‘Mission to Mars’ which involves the students to learn the skills of Critical and Design Thinking process that includes Empathise, Define, Ideate, Prototype and Test with hands-on activities. It’s a brilliant opportunity to share their creations, learn from each other’s, and meet like-minded innovators. 

Register here for a free ticket to attend one of the largest shows and tells Melbourne has ever seen!  

When – Sunday, December 4, 10 am – 4 pm.   

Where – College Walk, Monash University, Clayton.  

Cost – No cost, tickets are FREE!  

Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/monash-maker-faire-tickets-418329584047?aff=Schools



Nearly 700 students were signed up for the eye tests through Student Eyecare.

Elissa Blackman has been busy testing since the beginning of Term 3.

All grades except Grade 3 and Grade 4 have now been seen. Students in Year 3 will be seen in the coming weeks and Year 4 students will be seen later in November/December.

If you have a child in these grades that you signed up but you no longer require an eye test, please let Elissa know (elissa.studenteyecare@gmail.com).




This term the Art Room has been a hive (get it? Bee Hive), of excitement as the year 2 production of Goin’ Buggy gets closer.


Everyone is working hard and children are busy putting finishing touches on displays for the foyer.


We hope you take the time to see the foyer as the insects are truly amazing!




So the Preps are off to a great start with fork painted Teddy Bears for the Teddy Bear Sleepover.


The grade ones have been introduced to the concept of print making and have had a great old time printing and decorating donuts.


If you have a child in year two please ask them about the artist Gustav Klimt. They enjoyed creating some buggy backgrounds based on this artist. The threes are finally completing the long awaited basket weave fruit bowls. They have also learnt a lot about Vincent Van Gogh and Starry Night.



The year fours have been making pirate ship collage seascapes using mixed media.


The year fives, have been drawing their own school under the sea landscape with texta, permanent fine-liner and have then been sprayed with water. It’s much harder than it sounds but they have enjoyed the challenge. They are spectacular and are now doing some print making using foam boards.


Finally, the year sixes have completed the Moana component of their art curriculum. They are now exploring the world of Street Art and the meditative value of Zentangling.



On Wednesday the 19th of October, OSPS took a squad of 30 students to the SSV Southern Metro Region Athletics Carnival at Casey Fields.


The day was a great success with 16 of our students progressing to the SSV State championships which will be held today, 2nd of November.


SSV Regional Results that progress to State Championships

Girls’ 12-13yo 200m Dash – Lucia S(1st)

Girls’ 12-13 Long Jump – Lucia (2nd)

Girls’ 9-10 4x100m Relay (1st)

Girls’ 11yo 4x100m Relay (2nd)

Girls’ 12-13yo 4x100m Relay (1st)

Boys’ 11yo 100m Dash – Michael K (1st)

Boys’ 11yo 4x100m Relay (1st) *Regional record


Good luck to all competitors at the State Championships. We wish you all the best.




Get all these dates into your calendars or diaries so you don’t miss out on the amazing events and special days. Parent Group are delivering to our parents and students for the rest of Term 4.


Important Dates

Movie Night – 28th October  **Cancelled**

Parent Trivia Night – 12th November **Cancelled**

Disco – 18th November

Colour/Slime Run – 2nd December

Christmas Stall – 8th & 9th of December


We have a wonderful Parent Group, they are always looking for more helpers. If you can spare any time please e-mail osparentgroup67@gmail.com

*** Note the next Parent Group meeting will be on Wednesday, November 2nd. Anyone wanting to attend can email osparentgroup67@gmail.com for further information.

Thank you Parent Group



World Teachers Day which was celebrated across Australia last week.


To show our appreciation to our amazing teachers and all they do, we funded a delicious lunch for all the staff to enjoy.


It was a small way for us to say ‘thank you’ for your contributions to our children’s education.


Hats off to Teachers!



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