Oakleigh South Primary School


8th November, 2023

“Dreams come a size too big so that we can grow into them.” —Josie Bisset


Issue 35  – 8th November 2023

Thursday 9th November
– Year 5 Flag Rugby Gala Day

Friday 10th November
– Prep Transition (Group B)
– School Disco 

Monday 13th November
– Year 1 Wanyara Incursion

Tuesday 14th November
– Year 4 to 6 Assembly





Last Monday, all staff were involved in a planning day for our upcoming School Review at the beginning of next year. The day was a huge success where staff could unpack the school’s data and have their voice in the future of our school.

We all enjoyed a special lunch organised by the Parent Group in celebration of World Teacher’s Day which was held a few weeks ago.

Every day the building project is making progress and it won’t be long until we are back to normal. In the meantime, please remember to enter and exit by gates 3 and 4. Thank you for your continued patience.

It’s not long until the OSPS Colour Run which will be held on Friday 17th November. Thank you to all those who have registered so far and have obtained the $10 minimum to participate.

As this event is being organised by an external company it is important to note that no late registrations can be accepted. Registrations have been extended until 5pm, Monday, 13 November.

The $10 minimum covers the participation costs of the colour run powder and student sunglasses and rainbow headband which your child will get to keep. Please see your COMPASS notification for full details.

This event is so much fun, and a memory the children will keep with them for a very long time.

Enjoy the rest of your week.


Ron Cantlon




Just over 1 more week until our oval becomes a rainbow! A reminder that the colour run will be held next Friday 17th November after lunch.
Thank you to all those who have registered so far and have obtained the $10 minimum to participate! Registrations have been extended until 5pm, Monday, 13 November.
As this event is being organised by an external company it is important to note that no late registrations can be accepted. The $10 minimum covers the participation costs of the colour run powder and student sunglasses and rainbow headband which your child will get to keep.
It’s great to see those who have fundraised a bit more, this will be going towards the outdoor learning area of the Robotics Room for all students to enjoy.
Students who raise $50 or more will go into a draw to slime a teacher drawn at next week’s assembly.
Please head to https://australianfundraising.com.au/ and scroll down to ‘School Run 4 Fun login’, remember 5pm Monday 13 November is the deadline.
Students who have not registered or not met the $10 minimum, unfortunately will not be able to participate in the event and will complete an activity inside in a classroom.
Thank you and we can’t wait to venture the colour run with your child next week!
If you have any questions with regards to the Colour Run, please email Parent Group at osparentgroup67@gmail.com.



Get your dancing shoes on because, the OSPS disco is back! Next Friday, 10 November, Parent Group will be hosting our annual school disco. Tickets to the disco are $5 and can be purchased via TryBooking https://www.trybooking.com/CMYMJ or at the door.

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

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.


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, 9 November at 1pm. Wristbands and glow products will be distributed to the classrooms on the day of the disco.



With the school disco this Friday (10 November) and the Colour Run next Friday (17 November), we are asking for parent / carer volunteers to help make these successful events. It is a requirement that all volunteers at the school have a valid Working with Children Check. You can apply for one for free as a volunteer at the following site: https://service.vic.gov.au/services/working-with-children


We still need a few more volunteers for the senior disco (6.30 – 8pm). Thank you to those that have already volunteered and to those helping with the junior disco.


Although we are still finalizing the details, we will need helpers from approximately 1.30 – 3.30pm. Be prepared to have fun and get messy.

If you are available to help with either event, please email Parent Group at osparentgroup67@gmail.com. Without parent help, we can’t continue to hold these events for our students, so we thank all of our volunteers in advance!


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.

Saturday, 18th November 2023, 2:40pm-4:30pm

Oakleigh South Primary School-Basketball Court and the Hall
• 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!



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 for all the fun events we have at Oakleigh South Primary School.  

E – Showing empathy for each other in the playground when there is a problem.  

M – We are mindful the big changes ahead as we look forward to Grade One.









This term we have continued to develop our reading and writing skills. We have been learning all about split digraphs and how they make one sound. For example, how the split digraph a_e turns the word cap to cape. We have also been practising our narrative writing by becoming authors of our very own stories. We have learnt to write stories that include different characters, settings, complications and resolutions. 


This term we have learnt about multiplication, division, capacity and the months of the year. We have been engaging in hands on activities where we have learnt to make equal groups and share fairly. The activities have been related to real life examples such as sharing cookies fairly between two friends.  

 Teddy Bear Sleepover 

On Wednesday the 25th of October we had the Teddy Bear Sleepover. We spent the weeks prior making and decorating their beds which they slept in. We played some calming music, read them bedtime stories and sang lullabies to our teddies so that they could have a relaxing sleep. To our surprise, when we came to school the next day, we saw that the teddies were so naughty and had thrown a huge party. There were streamers, balloons, junk food wrappers and mess everywhere!! It was a fun and exciting morning walking through all the Prep classrooms to see what the teddies got up to at nighttime. 




On Wednesday 1st of November, 16 children from OSPS competed at the SSV State Athletics Championships at Lakeside Stadium.

To make the State Championships is a fantastic achievement, all of OSPS is so proud of them. We had all 4 relay teams qualify for finals on the day, alongside Drewin who qualified for finals in both his 100m and 200m race in the 9/10 year old boy age group.


Individual Events 

Drewin – 100m, placed 4th

Drewin – 200m, placed 7th


4 x 100 Relays

9/10 Boys – placed 6th – Drewin, Thomas, Sasha, Oliver

11 Girls – placed 5th – Lilly, Sherissa, Kathleen, Lidia

11 Boys – placed 6th – Masaki, Finn, Charlie, Karlos

12/13 Boys – placed 2nd, winning a silver medal – Ayman, Athan, Michael, Eli

Congratulations to all the children. They were a terrific group to coach.

Big thank you to all the staff that coached and supported the students throughout the athletics season.




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.


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