Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 6 – 12th March 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 6  –  12th March 2019



Wednesday, 13th March
– Casual Clothes Day – $2 donation

Thursday, 14th March
– School Photos

Friday, 15th March
– School Photos
– National Day Against Bullying
– Running Club     7.30am

Monday, 18th March
– Healthy Skills   Yr 2

Tuesday, 19th March
– Running Club     7.30am



I hope you all had a lovely long weekend.

Tomorrow is Casual Clothes Day – with a $2 donation to help stock the Lucky Sticks, Lucky Ducks, Bucket Toss and Knock ’em Down stalls for Fete.

Well done to the children that represented our school at the Bentleigh Division Swimming Carnival last Friday. Everyone swam very well and should be congratulated on their performances and great sportsmanship.

Last week your child brought home the bright orange notice advertising the sale of the Early Bird Wristbands for our upcoming Fete in May. The wristbands can only be bought prior to the Fete and provide great value for money on the day. Children without a wristband will have to pay for the individual price of each ride on the day.

Today the Year 1 children enjoyed a very special morning with their grandparents. Our visitors enjoyed time in the classroom then were entertained with beautiful singing from the children. Thank you to the Parent Group who along with the Year 1 teachers organised refreshments and food for the Grandparents to enjoy.

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



2019 Payments Due


School Fees – Under School Payments 

Library Fund – Under Specialist Charges

City Excursion, Year 4 – Under Year 4 Tab – Due by Wednesday, 20th March

IMAX and Melbourne Museum Excursion, Year 5 – Under Year 5 Tab – Due by Wednesday, 13th March

Sports Levy, Year 5 (Selected Students Only) – Overdue

Sports Levy, Year 6 – Overdue

Healthy Skills for Life, for Year 2 – Overdue

OSPS Swimming Squad – Overdue


School Photos


School Photos will be taken on Thursday and Friday this week.

Please ensure you have completed your child’s photo envelope and returned to their class teacher by
Wednesday, 13th March.

If you would like Sibling photos to be taken, please collect an envelope from the Office, and return to the class teacher. 

Tummy Bugs


There seems to be a “Gastric Bug” going around our school at present.  Please be mindful if your child complains of tummy pains. 

Symptoms may include:

stomach cramps / pains increasing in severity over a few days
low appetite or no appetite
loss of energy
vomiting – but not always
not feeling right – but can’t say why

These symptoms could last up to five days.  Please keep your child at home and notify the school of their absence. You will need to keep your child at home until 24 hours after your child last stopped vomiting, had diarrhea or their appetite and energy levels have increased.
If a sibling has these symptoms – please keep an eye on other siblings as it is highly contagious.

This is a timely reminder that washing hands and not sharing cutlery, glasses / cups or towels in the household is very important in stopping the spread of viruses.

Casual Clothes Day


Tomorrow is a Casual Clothes Day

Please send your child dressed in casual clothes and bring a $2 coin donation.

If every child comes in casual clothes (remember to be sunsmart, no singlets, thongs or open toed shows) the Lucky Sticks, Lucky Ducks, Bucket Toss and Knock ‘em Down stalls will be well on their way to being fully stocked on Fete day.

Thank you very much.

5MS    (Bucket Toss & Knock ‘em Down)
5LG     (Lucky Sticks & Lucky Ducks)

Enrolments for 2020


Enrolments for Prep 2020 are now open.

Please visit the school website for enrolment forms, school tour dates and times, and information about our enrolment process.

If you have a student or have friends with Preps in 2020, we encourage to submit forms as soon as possible.

Thank you

Early Bird Ride Wrist Bands


Early Bird Ride Wrist Bands are now on sale.

Please complete and return your orange “Early Bird Wrist Band” form to your class teacher.
Tickets will go home with your nominated student on the Friday before Fete.

If you have friends who are not OSPS students but would like to order wristbands, they can order tickets via Trybooking.




If any parents have access to the NearMap program, can you please contact Ron Cantlon 

Car Parking


Parents 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


Village News



Anything pottery – pots, planters  or mugs  – suitable for potting up succulents;  these pate bowls ideal but we would love anything you have or may be able to collect for us.

Preparations are underway for The Village Mall Mother’s Day stall.


Swimming Squad


Congratulations on our school’s result at District Swimming on Tuesday 26th February. OSPS won the shield for the 4th time in a row! Well done to all children in our 2019 Swim Team – a fantastic team effort!

The top 2 times in each event also competed at Beachside Division on Friday, 8th March. The results from District are listed below of the children who progressed to Division.

9/10B Relay 4 by 50 free – Nathan, Oliver, Lachlan, Ben – 1st

9/10G Relay 4 by 50 free – Neve, Hannah, Aanika, Sanika – 2nd

11B Relay 4 by 50 free – Josh, Ethan, Evan, Austin – 1st

12/13B Relay 4 by 50 free – Tahj, Daniel, Flynn, Jake – 2nd

12/13G Relay 4 by 50 free – Zoe, Rosalie, Reanna, Alicia -2nd

Nathan – free 1st, fly 2nd

Ben – back 1st, breaststroke 1st

Sanika – free 2nd, breaststroke 1st

Hannah – fly 2nd

Neve – back 2nd

Evan – breaststroke 1st

Austin – free 1st, back 1st

Miyu – breaststroke 2nd

Charlotte – fly 1st

Zoe – free 2nd

Jake – free 1st, fly 1st

Tahj – back 2nd, breaststroke 2nd

Medley Boys – Austin, Tahj, Jake, Evan – 1st

At Division, the children performed admirably against a very strong competition; we gained many 4th positions overall, a 3rd from Austin in backstroke, and a 1st to Ben in breaststroke.

Only 1st place goes through to Regionals. Congratulations, and good luck to Ben, who will compete at MSAC on Thursday, 28th March.




Parent Group AGM


Our Parent Group AGM will be held on Wednesday 3rd April at 7pm, in the school staffroom.

Anyone wishing to be involved or just hear what we are about, please feel free to join us.

Oakleigh South Parent Group


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Join us in time to get your children ready for Purim and Pesach this year.  

We will be celebrating these holidays with fun,educational and creative activities.

It’s not too late to register at https://www.ujeb.org.au/enrol/primary_school_program_enrolment_form/

For more information contact Riva on 9523 6844 or re@ujeb.org.au