Oakleigh South Primary School
NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 39
8th December 2021
Riley St, Oakleigh South, VIC 3167
T: 03 9570 1016
E: email@example.com W: oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au
“You define your own life. Don’t let other people write your script.” — Oprah Winfrey
Issue 39 – 8th December 2021
Thur 9th December
– Year 6 Production Filming
Tue 14th December
– Year 6 Graduation
Wed 15th December
– Year 6 Graduation Lunch
Thur 16th December
– Final day of Term 4, 2021 3.30pm
Fri 17th December
– Curriculum Day
It’s another big week at O.S.P.S. as the year 6 students are finalising preparations for their production of Matilda and their Graduation.
Yesterday, the children from Prep to Year 5 were involved in the school’s transition morning. The children went to their 2022 year level and talked about all the exciting things that happen in that level. Our Year 6 students were also involved in their secondary school’s orientation program. A reminder that the children will be put into their 2022 grades with their teacher on the last day of school, Thursday 16th December.
I have been involved in lots of meetings recently with the architects designing our building upgrades. It has been a very time consuming project, to make sure that everything is right before the plans are finalised. It is a very exciting time for our school, and we should see these preliminary works begin sometime in term 2.
As we approach the last week of our school year, and I see the work that every staff member is doing, makes me very proud of our whole school. This includes the students and the parents who with us, have shown great resilience to get through another challenging year!
Have a fantastic week.
TERM DATES / QR CODE
2021 TERM DATES
Term 4 4th October – 16th December 3.30pm finish
SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL and PROCEDURE WHEN SICK STUDENTS ARE SENT HOME
After the month OSPS has just experienced, for the health and wellbeing of all our students, staff and community please do NOT send your child to school unwell.
Parents will be called for an immediate pick up for any child displaying symptoms and a recommendation will be for your child to have a COVID test before returning to school. Please e-mail your classroom teacher the negative test results before returning to school.
Runny nose, cough, sore throat, ear ache, temperature, headache, tummy ache, lethargic are all reasons to keep your child at home. Even the slightest of these symptoms.
If your child needs Nurofen or Panadol – they are too sick to come to school.
Those students with asthma, hayfever or allergies must have current plans in place from your doctor. OSPS will work together with families to manage symptoms of these conditions in line with current health advice.
Note. Please send your child to school with a mask and spare masks in their bag. Thank you.
MATILDA JUNIOR COSTUME SET – DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING SUITABLE TO DONATE?
OSPS was unfortunately not able to put on the full production of Matilda Jr, however we have sourced, made and constructed a large portion of the costume set that will be available for hire to other schools and community theatre groups. We thank all our parent and staff volunteers for all their contributions for Matilda.
The one scene that has yet to be sourced is the opening scene at a birthday party where the actors are all dressed in different fancy dress costumes.
We are looking for donations in size 10, 12, 14 of any kind of party costume. Some ideas include: superhero (of any kind), ballerina, super girl, spiderman, cowboy, army, batman, king, queen, clown, Minnie mouse, fireman, police, bumble bee, prince/princess, witch/wizard, cheer leader, knight, harry potter characters, animal costume etc . Or do you have anything else that may be suitable?
Donations can be sent to the office by the end of this term or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further inquiries. Thank you in anticipation.
The Production Team
GATES and CARPARK
Gates 2, 3 and 4 are rostered to be staffed at 8.45am and closed at 9.00am. Gate 1 is open throughout the day to allow for late arrivals and early pickups.
All late arrivals must come through Gate 1 after 9.00am.
All 4 gates are rostered to be staffed 3.30pm – 3.45pm, then locked at 3.45pm.
Parents are not to use the staff car park. Please use in the oval car park or on Riley street if you are dropping off or collecting your child throughout the day.
COMPASS – 2022
We are excited to let our parent community know that in 2022 we will be moving to Compass for all our communication and parent payment needs. Over the coming weeks we ask that you all take the time to read through the Parent Information provided at the link below.
In early 2022 you will receive an email welcoming you to Compass, this letter will also outline instructions on how the access your Compass account.
In preparation for this transition we will be sending home via Operoo a request for parents to update their contact details. Please if any of your details have changed we ask that you complete this request and return it to school office (please send it back to school with your child). We will place a box outside the office that your child can place this paperwork in.
We are very much looking forward to this transition and using Compass as our primary communication platform in 2022.
Qkr! has been closed, and any outstanding payments must be made via BPay.
Your family specific BPay code can be found on the bottom left hand corner of your family statement. Please contact the Office if you need to make a payment, or do not have your BPay details.
NOT RETURNING TO OSPS IN 2022
We understand that family situations change, and families move from our area.
We will soon be planning for our 2022 classes, so if your child will not be returning to Oakleigh South Primary School in 2022 please email email@example.com and their classroom teacher ASAP.
PREP MEET THE TEACHER!
Kindergarten children attending OSPS as 2022 Prep students were able to meet their teacher and classmates in person! They all had a lovely morning of activities, stories, writing, games and colouring.
Each Prep received a welcome pack full of information for parents and activities for the children to do.
We can’t wait to see our new Preps in their school uniform in 2022!
Thank you to the parent helpers who worked at the 2nd hand uniform sale so that our new parents had a chance to access some clothing.
In Junior Performing Arts this Semester the Preps and Year Ones have been doing instrumental work, drama and dance.
The Year two classes have been looking at different play scripts and acting in class.
The Year Threes have been learning how to play the Ukulele, and have been doing drama lessons. Unfortunately due to COVID restrictions, Choir has not been able to recommence this Semester. We look forward to starting up again next year.
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