Oakleigh South Primary School


29th November, 2023

“Change is the end result of all true learning.” – Leo Buscaglia


Issue 38  – 29th November 2023

Wednesday 29th November – Friday 1st December
– Year 5 Camp

Wednesday 29th November
– Year 2 Production

Friday 1st December
– Prep Meet the Teacher

Tuesday 5th December
– Year 4 – 6 Assembly

Thursday 7th December
– House Swimming


Last Friday the Year 6 students arrived back from their 5-day camp to the Grampians. Everyone had a great time and the students set a great example of the school with excellent behaviour. Thank you to the staff who organised this experience for our students and to the staff who gave up their time to go to the camp for the week.

On Tuesday we had an amazing whole school assembly. We had many students from years 2-6 presented with distinction and high distinction ICAS certificates. There were also many students who gained credits in their ICAS exams. Congratulations and well done to everyone who participated this year in ICAS. A special mention to Chloe Couston who received a gold medal in writing, congratulations.

Next, we had Perry and the students he teaches guitar to perform two songs, followed by the very talented OSPS school band led by Mr Mietzcke, Mrs Barnard, Mr Davey and Mr Whittaker. Our senior choir sang beautifully to end our very musical assembly. I can’t forget our little sneak peak of our year 2 children singing a song from their production too!! What an assembly!!

Lastly, congratulations to all our year 2 students who performed their production of ‘The Goblin Next Door’ over the past two nights. The show was brilliant, full of wonderful singing, acting and lots of happy faces. Thank you to the staff and parents who have supported all the year 2 children in this special experience. They had a ball!!


Have a great week.

Ron Cantlon






We are pleased to advise that our annual Christmas stall will be taking place next week on Thursday, 7th and Friday 8th.

Thursday 7th December Year 2 & 4
Friday 8th December Prep, Year 1, Year 3, Year 5, Year 6

On your child’s allocated day, please send them to school with their money in a sealed zip lock bag that has their name and class clearly written. As no bags are provided, we also ask that you send your child with a bag for their shopping.

We are also looking for volunteers to help across both days as well as, Wednesday, 6th with set up. If you have availability please add your details to the google sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yy3oOwI3Nz1lt6Jx44FlhIUrawvkxLHlOdxnaaNAGns/edit#gid=0

Just a reminder that all volunteers will need a valid Working with Children check. If you’re applying for as a volunteer these are free.

Happy shopping & Merry Christmas!

CODE CAMP After-school is back @ OSPS Term 1 2024 (Prep – 2 students 2024)


Code Camp is back for an after-school program from Term 1 in 2024. To begin with, they will be offering their ‘Little Coders After-school’ for 2024 Prep – Year 2 students on Tuesdays from 3.45pm – 5.00pm in the Prep Building Computer Lab. They hope that programs for older students will be offered in future terms.

Code Camp is an outside service provider approved by OSPS school council to use our facilities. Parents register directly with Code Camp and the group sizes are from 8 – 12 participants per facilitator (Max. 2 facilitators).

Parents will receive a $15 Early-Bird saving if they enrol by 15 December at $284, after this time it will cost $299. To utilise the early bird discount, please use the following code: T124EB

A bit about the Little Coders program: ‘Your child will love the fun and interactive way we teach kids to code at Little Coders. In fact, it’s so much fun, they won’t realise they’re learning! Throughout the term, our students discover the basics of coding and take their first steps to becoming a coding superstar via fun, age-appropriate explanations, real-world scenario demos, games and group activities. Each week they will learn a new coding concept and apply this knowledge to code different games using drag and drop coding blocks within Code Camp World (our purpose-built coding platform).’

Happy coding!



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 – 4LD is grateful for the classmates we have had this year and the fantastic teachers we have in 4LD. They have planned fun and engaging activities this term.

E – 4LD empathises with the teachers’ writing reports and such a busy end-of-year. Also, our buddies making the transition to Year 1 next year.

M – 4LD understand to be mindful next year and help set up a safe and positive learning environment in their new classes.




This term, the Year 4 integrated topic is based around inventions, forces and simple machines.

To complement their learning, the children participated in a Craft Power incursion where they used simple machines and woodwork skills to construct their own F1 racing cars.

They also learned about forces, particularly friction as their cars were fixed with friction gearboxes.

It was a fun and educational experience for all involved!



Students in Year 4 used a range of persuasive devices to try and convince their parents to ‘Live in a Treehouse’.

They could choose from the following devices: Rhetorical Question, Emotive Language, Opinion, Alliteration, Exaggeration and Rule of 3.

They had a lot of fun writing their arguments.




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.

Dear Parents and Carers,

From Friday 24 November until Friday 8 December, all standard uniforms in the 2nd hand shop will be $2 (excludes scarves, beanies, hats & sport shirts). School bags will be reduced to $3.

Please note, the uniform shop accepts cash only.

During the building works it is accessible via the far ends of the year 1 and year 2 corridors.

The uniform shop is open Wednesday and Friday, from 8.45am – 9.15am.

Please note the uniform shop will be closed on Friday December 1.

Thank you

Parent Group


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