Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE  34

1st November, 2023

“The difference between try and triumph is a little umph” — Marvin Phillips

IMPORTANT DATES

Issue 34  – 1st November 2023

Friday 3rd November
– Prep Transition (Group A)
– Year 6 Trivia Night

Monday 6th November
– Curriculum Day

Tuesday 7th November
– Melbourne Cup Day

Thursday 9th November
– Year 5 Flag Rugby Gala Day

Friday 10th November
– Prep Transition (Group B)

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT

Week 5 has once again been a very busy and exciting time for many of our students and staff. Yesterday, 16 students represented the school at the State Athletics Championship at Lakeside Oval.
OSPS took 4 relay teams, as well as runners in the 100 and 200m races. All our students made their finals after qualifying in their heats. Of exceptional note, were the U12 boys relay team who won the silver medal after coming second in the final!
Congratulations to all our students who participated and competed against the best track athletes in Victoria – what an incredible effort!!
Special thanks to Mr Mooney, Miss Gunning, the PE and Year 6 staff for supporting the athletics program.

Prep transition continues this week with Group A returning to have their final session. It has been great to see all the 2024 prep students enjoying themselves in the various classrooms while making many friends. Group B will have their final day next Friday, 10th of November.

A reminder that filming is underway for a local film and that they will be utilising part of the school oval near the parent car park and cricket nets. Filming will end Friday night at approximately 9pm. Please see The Compass notification for more detail.

A reminder that there is no school for students next Monday, 6th November and that  Tuesday, 7th November is the Melbourne Cup Public Holiday. See you next Wednesday!

If you’re going away on the long weekend, stay safe and enjoy time with your family.

Enjoy the long weekend!

Ron Cantlon
Principal

SCHOOL MATTERS

OSPS DISCO

 

Get your dancing shoes on because, the OSPS disco is back!

Next Friday, 10 November, Parent Group will be hosting our annual school disco for Oakleigh South PS students. Tickets to the disco are $5 and can be purchased via TryBooking https://www.trybooking.com/CMYMJ or at the door – cash only

There will be two discos on the night:

Junior Disco (prep to year 2): 5pm – 6pm

Senior Disco (year 3 to year 6): 6.30pm – 8pm

** Please send your student with a clearly names drink botle. 

As this is a parent/carer free event, we are looking for volunteers to assist on the night. If you have a valid Working with Children (WWC) and are available to help, please contact Parent Group on osparentgroup67@gmail.com advising which session you’d like to help with.
If you don’t have a WWC you can apply for free as a volunteer through: https://service.vic.gov.au/services/working-with-children.

 

GLOW PRODUCTS

Due to their popularity last year, we will again be selling glow products to our school disco. These can be purchased through the following TryBooking link: https://www.trybooking.com/CMYNL
We will not be selling any glow products at the event.

Online sales close on Thursday, 9th November at 1pm.No Late orders can be processed.
Wristbands and glow products will be distributed to the classrooms on the day of the disco.

COLOUR RUN – SLIME A TEACHER

 

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.

SUBS FOR YOU LUNCH PROGRAM

 

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

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL JAPANESE SCHOOL FETE

The Parents’ Association of the Melbourne International School of Japanese (MISJ) would like to invite the students, family and friends of Oakleigh South Primary School to our annual school fete, NOMINOICHI.

The “NOMINOICHI” is the annual school fete held by the Parents’ Association of the MISJ as part of our fundraising activities. It is a fun afternoon for everybody with activities for all to enjoy.

When:
Saturday, 19th November 2022, 2:40pm-4:30pm
Where:
Oakleigh South Primary School-Basketball Court and the Hall
Activities:
• Lucky Dip

• Flea Market
(Pre loved books, toys, clothes, household items etc.)

• Baked Goods and Japanese Food Stall
(Cakes, Japanese sweets, Japanese savory foods Takoyaki etc.)

• Activities organized by parents and students
(Snack fishing, Water balloon fishing, Mini bowling, Haunted house etc.)

• Wadaiko Performance
(Traditional Japanese Drumming)

Due to the popularity of this fete, we anticipate heavy traffic and an overcrowded car park.
Please consider using public transport.

We look forward to welcoming you all at our fete!

VALUED STUDENT AWARDS

VALUED STUDENT AWARDS – PREP

Charissa – Prep AM

Resilience

For always trying new tasks and NEVER giving up! Congratulations Charissa!

Mya – Prep AM

Integrity

For ALWAYS making great choices!!! Thanks Mya for being such a Super Star!!!

Scarlett – Prep AM

Excellence

For producing thoughtful and beautifully presented responses to tasks. Thank You Scarlett!!!

Stevie – Prep LM

Excellence

For working hard and listening carefully at all times. Keep up the great effort Stevie!

Taj – Prep LM

Excellence

For contributing great ideas & having an excellent attitude to all learning tasks.

Sophia – Prep LM

Integrity

For being confident, organised and always eager to begin her work. Keep it up Sophia!

Rachael – Prep NM

Excellence

For always writing with neat and careful handwriting. Keep up the excellent work!

Anirudh – Prep NM

Excellence

For using his excellent imagination to draw wonderful stories and pictures. You’re a star!

Vida – Prep NM

Resilience

For always working hard to make improvements in his reading and writing. Keep up the hard work!

Vieraya – Prep NM

Working Together

For always displaying kindness and good manners when helping others in the classroom. Well done!

Sofia-Mae – Prep HM

Excellence

For always coming to school with a positive attitude. Sofia, we adore your bubbly personality!

Isaac – Prep HM

Resilience

For the positive attitude you display towards your learning, even when the tasks are challenging.

Aiden – Prep HM

Excellence

For amazing reading with fluency and comprehension. Way to go superstar!

Gautham – Prep NC

Excellence

For your dedication and commitment to your education. You have amazed me with your improvement!

Gursirat – Prep NC

Resilience

For contributing more to whole class discussion and learning to take risks when learning.

Naami – Prep NC

Integrity

For always working hard, being kind to others and being your best self. You are amazing Naami!

Anna – Prep BB

Working Together

For always helping her peers and showing kindness to everyone! Awesome work!

Chris – Prep BB

Excellence

For always working his hardest in every activity! Fantastic work!

Arjun – Prep BB

Excellence

For always working his hardest and producing beautiful writing! Well done Arjun!

Meera – Prep RO

Excellence

For always having great enthusiasm to learn and proudly sharing her knowledge with the class!

Krishna – Prep RO

Excellence

For completing all of his Sight Word Lists and coming to school with a positive attitude. Well done!

VALUED STUDENT AWARDS – YEAR 1

Lilly – 1AM

Resilience

For settling into 1AM comfortably, making new friends and working hard! You’re a superstar, Lilly!

Kate – 1AM

Excellence

For demonstrating a great understanding of fractions of a collection! Keep up the hard work, Kate!

Shaurya – 1AM

Excellence

For writing with so much creativity and imagination! Your King T-Rex was such a cool character!

Prathyush – 1MT

Working Together

For contributing and working well with your Caine’s Arcade team.

Samarth – 1MT

Excellence

For confidently presenting your Star of the Week items.

Luca – 1MT

Working Together

For your contribution and team work completing Caine’s Arcade.

Stella – 1CG

Excellence

For beautifully describing her desert setting using fantastic adjectives and detail. You’re a star!

Rishon – 1CG

Excellence

For always writing terrific recount pieces that include all elements of VCOP. Keep it up Rishon!

Oliver – 1CG

Excellence

For showing a great knowledge of vertical addition, exploring 3 and 4-digit addition equations!

Loulou – 1NM

Excellence

For being kind to others and helping her peers when they need help. Well done Loulou!

Olivia – 1NM

Excellence

For doing an amazing job on her Star of the Week writing and showing a ‘never give up’ attitude!

Shannon – 1NM

Excellence

For showing great improvement in her journal writing such as adding WOW words and the 5Ws.

Ollie – 1NM

Excellence

For working hard in Maths especially his focus in solving vertical addition problems. Well done!

Nathan – 1KS

Working Together

For always working well with others in class and being a lovely friend!

Haasvi – 1KS

Excellence

For displaying all the school values and being a role model to others! Well done Haasvi!

Sia – 1KS

Excellence

For always being a courteous, responsible and friendly class mate. Well done Sia!

Lucy – 1KS

Excellence

For having a positive mindset and working really hard in everything you do! Well done Lucy!

Ethan – 1LD

Excellence

For working hard and showing persistence with his writing and spelling. You are a superstar Ethan!

Zatanna – 1LD

Respect

For showing kindness and consideration to everyone around you. You are a star Zatanna!

Catrina – 1LD

Excellence

For working hard in everything you do, never giving up, and always trying your best! Go Catrina!

Pranavi – 1JG

Integrity

For leading by example with her beautiful behaviour and being a delightfully cooperative student!

Fletcher – 1JG

Excellence

For his superstar effort in Maths; being a fabulous teacher’s assistant & helping classmates in need!

Tom – 1JG

Excellence

For ramping up his speed on Maths Invaders and being a terrific contributor in Number Talks. Go Tom!

VALUED STUDENT AWARDS – YEAR 2

Alexa – 2GL

Excellence

For making incredible progress in her reading this Semester. Keep it up Alexa!

Jayden – 2GL

Respect

For consistently showing kindness and empathy towards classmates, teachers, and everyone around.

Thomas – 2GL

Integrity

For consistently following the school rules and respecting others. Well done Thomas!

Remy – 2TM

Excellence

For demonstrating impressive mathematical skills and quick arithmetic, especially in Maths Invaders!

Sam – 2TM

Working Together

For outstanding teamwork by working efficiently with her friends in and outside the classroom.

April – 2TM

Excellence

For trying super hard to make improvements in her handwriting. Your hard work is paying off!

Abhinav – 2LW

Resilience

For your great attitude in class since returning to school this Term! Keep it up Abhinav!

Andrew – 2LW

Excellence

For the awesome effort you have given to improve your writing skills in class. Well done Andrew!

Grace – 2LW

Resilience

For not giving up when things get hard and remembering to ask for help! Well done Grace!

Isha – 2LW

Working Together

For always showing care and concern for your classmates! Good work Isha!

Arhant – 2MJ

Excellence

For the creativity and diligence he shows in Writing. Keep up the amazing effort, Arhant!

Keira – 2MJ

Working Together

For being a kind, helpful and cooperative member of our class. You’re a star, Keira!

Lex – 2AP

Excellence

For fabulous improvement in his reading and comprehension skills. Well done Lex!

Troy – 2AP

Excellence

For progressing to the Accelerated Reading program. Keep up the amazing reading, Troy!

Gabe – 2AP

Excellence

For confidently remembering his talking part in production. Keep up the awesome work Gabe!

Sofia – 2AP

Resilience

For her amazing resilience when approaching Maths tasks. Keep up the super work Sofia!

Amelia – 2CD

Excellence

For reading nearly every single night this year. You are a star!

Kristoff – 2CD

Respect

For always being a kind and caring friend to all your classmates.

Jash – 2CD

Excellence

For applying feedback to continually improve your writing skills. Keep it up!

Yioti – 2SC

Excellence

For reaching his weekly goal of 1000 Mathletics points last term, even whilst away on a holiday.

Georgia – 2SC

Excellence

For flying through Maths Invaders levels last term, achieving incredible high scores each time.

VALUED STUDENT AWARDS – YEAR 3

Zoe – 3ML

Resilience

For displaying resilience and perseverance when practising for the times tables challenges.

 

Amaira – 3ML

Resilience

For displaying resilience and perseverance when practising for the times tables challenges.

 

Asher – 3ML

Integrity

For displaying resilience and perseverance when practising for the times tables challenges.

 

Bella – 3AN

Integrity

For always being an honest, responsible and hard-working member of our class. Well done Bella!

 

Mason – 3AN

Resilience

For having a positive mindset and showing persistence with challenging tasks. Well done, Mason!

 

Kenit – 3AN

Respect

For being a kind, fair and respectful class member at all times. Well done, Kenit!

 

Korina – 3RH

Excellence

For being a positive role model for her peers by consistently displaying all of the school values.

 

Ada – 3RH

Integrity

For being a kind, fair and respectful class member at all times. Well done Ada!

 

Oliver – 3RH

Excellence

For working hard to complete 1000 points of Mathletics. Great work Oliver!

 

Milla – 3DD

Excellence

For always being persistent in everything and never giving up.

 

Nicholas – 3DD

Excellence

For always striving to achieve your personal best.

 

Tanisha – 3DD

Respect

For treating people with tolerance, acceptance, understanding and respect.

 

STUDENT SHOWCASE

JAPANESE MATSURI WEEK AND DRESS-UP DAY

Last week was a truly special time for the Japanese program at OSPS as we celebrated Japanese Matsuri Week.

During this week, students had the chance to participate in some fantastic activities as well as Japanese Dress-up Day.

Here is a glimpse of what we enjoyed during this exciting week:

  • Year 1 and 2 students had a fantastic calligraphy session.
  • Year 6 students experienced a Karate incursion with Kathlyn from the Challenge Centre.
  • Year 5 students explored the art of Haiku poetry as they prepared for an 18th World Kid’s Haiku Competition organised by the JAL Foundation.
  • Year 4 students let their creativity flow through imaginative Kanji artwork.
  • Preps had a delightful time crafting Origami creations.
  • Our special assembly was led by our Grade 6 Japanese Captains, Gemma, Ashley, and Racshna.

During the assembly:

  • Year 1 sang ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’ in Japanese.
  • Year 2 delighted everyone with the Hiragana Song.
  • Year 5 performed a beautiful song called ‘Carrying You’ from the movie ‘Castle in the Sky.’
  • We announced the winners of the Best Colouring and Best Costume awards.

Best Colouring: Patrick (6SM), Neriah (5HP), Nikki (4WW), Elly (3NH), Alina (2CD), Zatanna (1LD), Joshua (PRO)

Best Costume: Alicia (6CM), Mabel (5LG), Rutva (4AS), Ellie/Mina/Peter (3RH), Freya (2AP), Oliver (1CG), Marina (PLM) and Year 2 Teachers

  • We celebrated the achievements of our Black Belt Club, which now boasts 35 talented students.
  • Ashley and Racshna, winners of the Japanese annual speech contest, delivered their captivating speeches during this special event.

We want to say a big thank you to all our amazing teachers and parent helpers for making this event such a big success. A special shoutout to Max, Laksha, and Chloe from Grade 5 for creating those awesome Japanese Day posters. A special shoutout also goes to the parents’ group who organised a Sushi lunch order last Tuesday! Your efforts are truly appreciated.

ASSISTANT JAPANESE TEACHERS

 

We warmly welcome two new Japanese volunteer teachers, Nagi and Haruka. Nagi will be with us until the end of this term, while Haruka will stay for four weeks before returning to Japan in mid-November. We are deeply grateful to the OSPS community for their continued support of the Japanese program.

 

ZOOM SESSION WITH SCHOOLS IN JAPAN

This term, Year 5 and 6 students have an exciting opportunity to connect with schools in Japan through Zoom sessions. Our Year 6 students have already had a fantastic Zoom call with Kasukabe Primary School in Tamba City. They did an outstanding job introducing themselves in Japanese. We are looking forward to more Zoom calls and the chance to engage in a wonderful cultural exchange with students in Japan.

Thank you for your ongoing support and involvement in our Japanese program. We can’t wait to share more exciting adventures with you!

PARENT GROUP

Get your dancing shoes on because, the OSPS disco is back!

Next Friday, 10 November, Parent Group will be hosting our annual school disco for Oakleigh South PS students. Tickets to the disco are $5 and can be purchased via TryBooking https://www.trybooking.com/CMYMJ or at the door – cash only

There will be two discos on the night:

Junior Disco (prep to year 2): 5pm – 6pm

Senior Disco (year 3 to year 6): 6.30pm – 8pm

** Please send your student with a clearly names drink botle. 

As this is a parent/carer free event, we are looking for volunteers to assist on the night. If you have a valid Working with Children (WWC) and are available to help, please contact Parent Group on osparentgroup67@gmail.com advising which session you’d like to help with.
If you don’t have a WWC you can apply for free as a volunteer through: https://service.vic.gov.au/services/working-with-children.

 

GLOW PRODUCTS

Due to their popularity last year, we will again be selling glow products to our school disco. These can be purchased through the following TryBooking link: https://www.trybooking.com/CMYNL
We will not be selling any glow products at the event.

Online sales close on Thursday, 9th November at 1pm.No Late orders can be processed.
Wristbands and glow products will be distributed to the classrooms on the day of the disco.

POPCORN DAY

Last Friday, Parent Group hosted their last ‘special food’ day of the year with a popcorn day for the Prep and year 2 classes.

This term, every class has had the opportunity to purchase a bag of freshly cooked, hot buttered popcorn.

We received great feedback that not only did it smell delicious, but the popcorn also tasted delicious. We would like to thank our parent volunteers, Nina, Nicole and Emily who cooked close to 700 bags of popcorn across 3 days.

This was a tremendous effort, and we look forward to cooking more popcorn next year.

SUSHI DAY

Last Tuesday, 24 October, Parent Group hosted a sushi lunch day to coincide with Japanese Day.

It was a very busy morning with 950 sushi packs and juice boxes to sort before lunchtime.

Parent Group would like to thank our parent volunteers and the year 6 students that helped with this event.

OSPS CHRISTMAS TOY APPEAL

The holiday season is upon us, and it’s the perfect time to spread warmth and cheer, especially to vulnerable children and young people who may be doing it tough this year. We are excited for our school to participate in Anglicare Victoria’s annual Christmas Toy Appeal. The Toy Appeal will be running from 30 October 2023 until 1 December 2023.

In the last financial year, Anglicare Victoria provided homes and carers for more than 1600 children and young people.  With your support, we can help make a difference and bring smiles to their faces on Christmas Day.

Donation suggestions are on the attached document and donations can be left at the office. Anglicare have asked where possible that we focus on the older age groups; 10 – 12 and 13 – 16 years old.

We thank you in advance for your generosity in the lead up to Christmas.

For more information, please feel free to contact osparentgroup67@gmail.com, or you are welcome to contact Anglicare directly. Their contact details can be found on the attached flyer.

COMMUNITY NEWS


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