Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 38 – 10th December 2019


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 38 – 10th December 2019



Tuesday, 10th December
– Digital Technologies Lab Demonstration 6pm
THINKYOUKNOW Cybersafety Parent Information Session 7pm

Wednesday, 11th December
– Christmas Stall
– Digital Expo 3.30pm

Friday 13th December
– Yr 5 Camp returns
– Yr 6 Family Life

Monday 16th December
– House Swimming 3 – 6

Tuesday 17th December
– Year 6 Graduation



The Year 5’s had a terrific time on their camp to Sovereign Hill last week. It was a perfect culmination of activities and experiences at the end of their unit of work on the 1800’s.

This week the new Robotics Hub is being officially opened. A variety of activities during school hours and out of school hours are being held throughout the week. We welcome our students, families and friends to the following activities!

Tuesday 10th Dec
6pm – Digital Technologies Expo
7pm – THINKUKNOW Cybersafety – Parent Information Night

Wednesday 11th Dec
3.30pm – Digital Technologies Expo

Thank you to Evert Eykman and Rico Virtuoso for all your tireless work on preparing the Robotics Hub!

Today most of the Year 6’s are at their secondary school’s transition day. Some Year 6’s have already had their transition day or one may be coming up. We wish you all the best as you have a taste for secondary school life.

Thank you to Parent Group for organising the annual Christmas Stall which is running today and tomorrow, please remember to BYO bag to carry the gifts home.

Next week is the last week of term, House Swimming carnival is on Monday, Year 6 Graduation on Tuesday and I’m sure all students are looking forward to their end of year festivities and activities.

Have a great week.

Ron Cantlon



2019 Term Dates


2019 – Term 1

Tuesday 29th January (Staff start)
Wednesday 30th January (Yr 1 – 6 start)
Thursday 31st January (Preps start 9.30 – 12.30)
End of Term –  5th April
Last day of each term is a 2.30pm finish

Term 2:

Tuesday 23rd April – Friday 28th June



Term 3:

Monday 15th July – Friday 20th September

Term 4:

Monday 7th October – Thursday 19th December (2.30pm school students finish)
Friday 20th December (school teachers finish)

Last day of each term is a 2.30pm finish

2020 Term Dates


2020 – Term 1

Tuesday 28th January (Staff start)
Wednesday 29th January (Yr 1 – 6 start)
Thursday 30th January (Preps start 9.30 – 12.30)
End of Term –  27th March
Last day of each term is a 2.30pm finish

Term 2:

Tuesday 14th April – Friday 26th June




Term 3:

Monday 13th July – Friday 18th September

Term 4:

Monday 5th October – Thursday 18th December (2.30pm school students finish)
Friday 19th December (school teachers finish)

Last day of each term is a 2.30pm finish


2019 Payments Due


School Fees – Under School Payments

Library Fund – Under Specialist Charges

House Swimming Day – Year 3 – 6, with selected Yr 2 students – Specialist Charges – Friday, 13th December




A reminder to parents and carers are NOT to use the Staff Car Park, or the disabled parks, regardless of the time of day. It is NOT to be used as a quick drop off or collection point.

This includes after Choir on a Wednesday

Please make sure you do your civic duty to follow the road laws and rules. This includes parking correctly in the signed areas, and completing 3 point turns in the middle in the intersection!

We also urge parents to please remember to be patient and polite when using the Oval Carpark, and be good role models for all the children witnessing their behaviour. With over 800 families, drop off and collection times will be busy and you will need to plan your time accordingly.

Please click here for further parking information oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au/about-us/#parking




Yard duty before school commences at 8:45 am.

After school teachers are in the grounds until 3:45 pm. Students on school grounds outside these times will not be supervised (unless they attending a before or after school care program or supervised extracurricular activity).

Parents/carers are requested to ensure that students do not arrive early or stay late after school unless they are attending before or after school care, or a pre-arranged supervised activity (i.e. running club).




Thank you to all the parents who have logged in and set up profiles in CareMonkey.

For those who haven’t yet, please take the time to do so, as this will be the schools’ method of communication with permission forms, notifications and reminders all being sent through CareMonkey in 2020.
* Please ensure you follow the email link sent from CareMonkey on Thursday, 21st November and Wednesday, 4th December or your profile will not be linked with the school.
If you do not believe you have received this email, please contact the school at caremonkey@oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au

This afternoon all Year 3 – 5 parents will have been sent House Swimming information and permission forms, that need to be completed by Friday, 13th December. If the profile has not been completed and updated, students cannot attend this event.

The link below will take you to the CareMonkey help page, and has lots of useful information.

CareMonkey Parents Help  

Thank you


The Giving Tree


Thank you to the families who have generously put items under “The Giving Tree” for The Salvation Army

There is still time to bring in your donations before they are collected this Friday morning.

Suggested items for food or gift donations are listed below.

Thank you





Year 6 Camp



We all held our breath as Olivia and Jazmin walked off the edge and plunged to their inevitable deaths. Just kidding! We had arrived at the abseiling cliff and could barely contain our excitement. Actually, all of the activities generated the same response.

Our experience at Norval Lodge Adventure Camp in Halls Gap was one of the best events of our jam packed year. The food, the accommodation and everything in between surpassed our expectations!

We know we speak on behalf of all Year 6 students when we say we would definitely return. Not only was it the best camp we’ve been to, but it was also an amazing way to finish up our final year of primary school with our friends and teachers.

Thank you to everyone who made this sensational experience possible.

Amelia & Rithi – 6SM



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