Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE  35 – 9th November 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 35 –  9th November 2018


Tuesday 13th November
–  The Colour Run
–  Year 1 Messenger Dogs Incursion
–  Year 6 Cyberbullying Incursion

Friday 16th 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 Overdue
Year 6 Camp Medical Forms and Medication Due Friday, 16th November

– Qkr! Year 5 Camp Full Payment Due Friday, 16th November
Year 5 Camp Medical Forms Due Wednesday, 14th November

Qkr! Year 1 Pen Pals Excursion Due Friday, 22nd November





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

Last day of each term is a 2.30pm finish


This week our 2019 preps will engage in their second transition session. The parents are invited to the main Music Room to hear about the prep curriculum in Literacy and Mathematics and other matters of interest.


The excitement is building in readiness for the Colour Run next Tuesday 13th November. This event will be held after lunch therefore there will be no school assembly on this day. All awards from the past two weeks will presented the following Tuesday.

Remember all registrations and sponsorships must be finalised by the end of Friday, 9th November.
Don’t forget your white tshirt, it’s going to be lots of fun!!


Tickets for the Year 2 Production “The Night the Reindeers Rocked” open to the whole school community this Wednesday at 11am. Further information included in the newsletter below.


Have a great weekend

Ron Cantlon






Colour Explosion


COLOUR EXPLOSION this Tuesday!!!
Regardless of whether you have registered your child online or completed a paper form, please make sure you have selected their prize choice, and that you have returned the permission form to their classroom teacher by Monday, 12th November.

They cannot participate without the permission form.

A Flexibuzz will be sent on Monday with the start time.

Remember to send your child’s white t-shirt to school to run in.

It’s going to be fantastic!

Year 2 Production

Come to the fabulous Year 2 Production on November 27th, 28th and 29th!

Our Year 2 students have been rehearsing extremely hard this term for our amazing production, ‘The Night The Reindeer Rocked’.

When the reindeer get in the way around the workshop, Santa suggests they get a part-time job.

So they form a rock and roll band to play at “Rudy’s Place” on opening night…which (OH NO!) just happens to be Christmas Eve!

How will they deliver the presents AND perform on opening night?

Tickets open to the whole school community this Wednesday, 14th November at 11am – available via Trybooking
Search for OSPS Grade 2 Production The Night The Reindeer Rocked.

The performance times are listed below:

  • 7pm Tuesday 27th November (2KH, 2SM, 2JB)
  • 7pm Wednesday 28th November (2VO, 2JB, 2JD)
  • 7pm Thursday 29th November (2SI, 2CS, 2JB)

Ticket Prices:
Adult $10.00 – allocated seating
Child: $5.00 – floor seating, for children aged 4-12 only




Rememberance Day

On Sunday November 4, Campbell, Lauren, Antonios and Charlotte from Student Voice represented the school at the State Branch of the RSL for its annual Remembrance Service. This was an important event due to this year marking the 100th Anniversary of the Great War Armistice.

Other attendees included local federal and state MPs and mayors from eastern and southern metropolitan electorates and municipalities, senior Australian Defence Force officers and others dignitaries.

The service format included a service band, choir, and keynote speaker. Campbell, Lauren, Antonios and Charlotte laid a wreath on behalf of Oakleigh South Primary School and did a fabulous job representing our school.



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Applications for scholarships for Year 4 to 12 students now open

Students in Years 4 to 12 can now apply for a share of scholarship funding

More than 140 scholarships, ranging in value from $600 to $30,000, are available to Year 12 students undertaking further study in 2019. Recipients are able to use their scholarships to pay for iPads/computers, tertiary fees, and accommodation.

More than 100 scholarships, ranging in value from $300 to $1,000, are available to students in Years 4 to 11. Previous recipients have used their scholarships to purchase textbooks, school uniforms, and computers.

Apply for scholarships

Applications for all scholarships are now open.

To explore the scholarships available and for information on how to apply, see: Student scholarships

Students are encouraged to identify and apply for all scholarships where they meet the criteria. Principals are asked to share this link with interested students and their families.

More information

For more information or queries, contact Student Scholarships Coordinator Andrea Constantino via phone: 7022 1895 or email: constantino.andrea.a@edumail.vic.gov.au