Oakleigh South Primary School
NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 4
24th February 2021
Riley St, Oakleigh South, VIC 3167
T: 03 9570 1016
E: email@example.com W: oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au
“You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great.” – Les Brown
Issue 4 – 24th February 2021
Thursday 25th February
– Round 4. BDSSA Summer vs. St.Peters (home)
– Year 5 Sport Rotations
Friday 26th February
– SOSC Visit Year 5 & 6
Tuesday 2nd March
– Leadership Badge Assembly on OSPStv
Wednesday 24th March
– Whole School Curriculum Day
Yesterday, Oakleigh South was represented at the District Swimming Carnival. The swim team have spent the past few weeks practising hard before school. Congratulations to all of our wonderful competitors. Many of them will be going on to compete at division level in the near future. Thank you to all the staff who have trained and supported the children and a big thank you to the parents who organised breakfast after the training mornings.
Although in a different format this term, our whole school assembly was on yesterday. Our new school captains and leaders are doing a great job presenting and it’s terrific to see our Mathletics Gold certificate recipients on stage once again. The highlight was to see our senior school choir back on stage in fine voice. Thank you to our teachers who are running the choir this year. Choir practice is each Thursday after school and runs until 4.30pm. Children from years 4-6 are most welcome to join.
The ballot papers for the current School Council election were sent home last week to the eldest child in each family. Inside the envelope there are instructions on how to fill out the ballot paper. If you did not receive your ballot paper due to your child being absent, it can be collected from the office. Please return this to the school office by Monday 1st March at 4:00pm.
Have a fantastic week
2021 Term Dates
January 28th – 1st April
19th April – 25th June
12th July – 17th September
4th October – 17th December
Last day of each term is a 2.30pm finish
COVID SAFE REMINDERS
REMINDER COVID SAFE PRACTICES
A reminder that adults are required to socially distance when on school grounds and wear a mask when inside school buildings.
OSPS School Photos are Thursday 11th of March and Friday 12th of March.
Please click on the ‘link‘ to complete your order by using the code – ESP202515
More details will be sent via an Operoo in the near future.
Healthy Skills $52 – overdue (Year 4 & 6)
Swimming Trials $20 – overdue (Years 4 – 6)
Swimming Squad Training $50 – overdue (Years 4-6)
Year 6 Interschool Sport Levy $60 – overdue
Year 6 Tops – outstanding balances due ASAP
Year 5 Intra School Sport Levy $60 – Wednesday 3rd March
School Fee Statements
School fee statements were sent out last week with the eldest in the family.
Please only pay for what’s on your statement.
If you’ve been given credit please pay the balance via BPAY.
Evert Eykman has taught at Oakleigh South since 2013, and moved into the role of Digital Specialist in 2019. Outside of school, Evert enjoys surfing, riding dirt bikes, fishing and going caravanning with the family. He loves watching his kids play basketball, as well as all of the Australian players in the NBA. In the NBL, he supports the South East Melbourne Phoenix and the Bombers in the AFL. Evert loves teaching STEM as he enjoys watching the students wonder and discover new things to do with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths!
Maria Sakellaris enjoys spending her free time seeing friends and family, going for long walks at the beach and enjoying going to the gym! She is a dog lover and has a poodle dog named Bella, which is her best friend. Maria has two children and enjoys teaching, especially Science! Come and visit our new and Wacky STEM Science Teacher!
INTERSCHOOL SPORT ROUND 3
OSPS students travelled to Oakleigh Grammar to compete in the Bentleigh District School Sports Association interschool sports round 3.
Well done to all the students, overall we showed some strong results. This week we play against St.Peters at home.
YEAR 6 INTRASCHOOL SPORT
While interschool sport was on, students who didn’t choose a summer sport were enjoying various skill based games with P.E teachers on our school grounds.
Our Year 6 students enjoyed participating against Coatesville in games of Mat Ball, Murray’s Game and various fitness activities.
A great time was had by all our students and we thank Coatesville for their wonderful sportsmanship and respectful behaviour.
YEAR 5 INTRASCHOOL SPORT
Last Thursday our Year 5 students began the first of 6 intraschool sport rotations that will last for the remainder of term. Year 5 students will participate in two weeks of tennis lessons, competitive skill based games and lawn bowls. Each rotation is led by our P.E teachers and Year 5 classroom teachers.
A great time was had by all our students and we look forward to another rotation this week.
Back – Lakshay, Josh, Jeremy, Brandon, Zeke
Front – Arsh, Christian, Noah, Neerav, Pranshu, Rahid
Back – Tessa, Trisha, Masha, Leo
Front – Robin, Jenson, Charlie, Sam
ROUND 3 RESULTS
|Softball Girls||OSPS 23 def OG 10|
|Softball Boys/Mixed||OSPS 11 def OG 7|
|Cricket A||Intra Match. Eagles 62 def Pickles 51|
|Cricket B||See above.|
|Volleyball Girls||OSPS 0/39 def by OG 2/50|
|Volleyball Mixed||OSPS 0/19 def by OG 2/50|
|Volleystars Mixed||OSPS 0/36 def by OG 3/45|
|Basketball Girls||OSPS 26 def OG 8|
|Basketball Boys||OSPS 38 def OG 8|
|Flag Rugby Girls||OSPS 6 def OG 3|
|Flag Rugby Boys||OSPS 9 def OG 0|
INTRODUCING THE WRITER’S CORNER
We will be featuring a writing piece from our students in the weekly edition of the newsletter. First up is from year 5 with a creative writing piece linked to thier science unit of work.
The Scientist – By Hannah Z 5KP
“This is it!” “The final, the finale!” My short, grey hair whooshed behind me as I stepped into the freezing chamber. Antidote at hand, I positioned it at my father’s temple. As careful as a surgeon, I gingerly injected it inside his frozen, ice-cold brain. It felt as if the weight of the world was on my shoulders as I waited for my loved father to reawaken. He convulsed as his eyes rolled to the back of his head. My father gasped. I cautiously backed away from him as his eyes met mine.
“Who are you?” he asked. Shocked, I glanced around and stuttered,
“I…I… I’m your son,”
“Who’s my son?” My father inquired.
I gulped. What had I done?
SOUTH OAKLEIGH SECONDARY COLLEGE
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