Oakleigh South Primary School



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


Monday 20th March – Running Club 3-6 Optional 7.30am

Tuesday 21st March – Harmony Day

Friday 24th March – Year 6 BBQ lunch

Friday 31st March: –  Last Day of Term 1 Finish 2.30pm

Tuesday 18th April: –  First Day of Term 2


Victorian School Sports Awards

The School Sport Victoria, Victorian School Sport Awards were held this week at the MCG. These prestigious awards recognise outstanding sporting achievement by a primary and a secondary school student at a state, national or international level, in a range of sports. These awards are known as The Sporting Blue Awards. One award is available for a girl and a boy at both primary and secondary school level, in 16 different sports. Ori, one of our students in Year 5, received the award for an athlete with a disability. In 2016, Ori competed in the School Sport Australia Track and Field in Sydney. Ori came home with gold in the 100m, silver in the 800m, silver in the 200m and bronze in the relay. He was an extremely worthy recipient of this award.

Oakleigh South Primary School also received an award for its outstanding contribution to school sport. Our school was the only primary school in the state to receive the Outstanding School and Community Partnerships Award. We were recognised for working very hard over the years to develop strong relationships with our local sport and community organisations and helping create active communities. As a result, almost 80 percent of children in Years 4-6 participate in club sport outside of school. All of our Year 5 and 6 students participate in Intra and Inter school sport.

We certainly value excellence and inclusiveness for all our students which is evident through our school receiving this state sport’s award.

Enjoy the weekend. Thank you.

Mr Ron Cantlon


Term 1:
30 January (school teachers start)
31 January (school students start) to 31 March

Term 2:
18 April (Tuesday) to 30 June

Term 3:
17 July to 22 September

Term 4:
9 October to 21 December (2.30pm school students finish)
22 December (school teachers finish)

Last day of each term is a 2.30pm finish


Harmony Day Reminder

Next Tuesday 21st is Harmony Day. Children can come dressed to school in orange clothing for the day.

Children will be participating in Harmony Day activities.

Note: no donations are required.

Commonwealth Bank School Banking

Banking will resume next Monday 20th March

Reminder single deposits only.


Katrina, Julie and Michelle School Banking Volunteer Parents

No Smoking

Parents or caregivers please do not smoke on the school grounds, it is a department regulation that school grounds are completely smoke free.

This includes the car park.

Please notify any caregivers who drop off or pick up your child.

Thank you.

A ‘CAN’ request from the Year 3 Village

Earn house points for your house. Please start saving and sending along:

Aluminium cans up to 800 gm –pull top type so as no sharp edges.

Please remove the paper for us. All sizes wanted but we are keen to get lots of the baby corn size.

We are also still collecting Plastic lids and newspapers.

Please bring them to the Village or hand to any of the Year 3 teachers.

Thank you from

The Village People

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

This also includes your civic duty to follow the road laws and rules.

Please no 3 point turns in the middle in the intersection! Please click here for further parking information


School Payments

This year we will continue to use QKR as our preferred payment method.  We ask that you use QKR when making payments for all your school accounts – this includes Essential Learning Fees, Excursions, Incursions and any other charges to come up through the year. Charges are child specific, so please make sure you select the correct child and year level when making payments. If the incorrect child is showing, tap their name at the top, and select the correct child from the pop up box.

Library Fund Donations cannot be made via Qkr, but they can be made at the Office or via Bpay. Please contact Karen Hall if you use the Bpay option. hall.karen.a@edumail.vic.gov.au Please click here for further information QKR! Information If you have any questions regarding QKR, please contact the office.


2017 Year 2 Team

Top L-R

Mr Geoff Zielin: You can catch me climbing up a mountain hill on my bike or cruising down Beach road. During the summer I rode from Melbourne to Cairns for charity.

Miss Michelle Richardson: In my spare time I enjoy seeing my friends and family. I also love going out for coffee, being active and supporting Collingwood.

Miss Jackie Di Siervi: My passion is softball, I’ve played this sport my whole life. I enjoy seeing friends, having coffee and you may spot me at Chadstone because I love shopping.

Miss Megan Reed: I enjoy going to the movies and spending time with friends and family. I am an Essendon supporter and love to go to watch sporting events.

Mr Nick Morrey: When I am not at school I’m probably playing cricket, watching T.V or listening to music. I love the mighty Essendon Football Club and I am always having a laugh with my friends and loved ones.

Bottom L-R

Miss Siobhan Ilsley: During my free time you will often find me going on walks along the beach while trying to catch Pokemon. I love going to the footy (Go Saints!), singing karaoke and travelling the world. I think my next destination will be Fiji.

Miss Vanessa O’Connor: I love going out for breakfast on the weekends and holidays. I own 2 dogs and I really enjoy taking them out for walks on interesting trails.

Mrs Kelly Hall: On the weekends I love nothing more than competing in Agility and Flyball trials with my dogs and spending time with my granddaughters.

Miss Natalie Cancino: During my free time you will often find me swimming at the beach or in a swimming pool (my family call me a fish because I love swimming so much!) I love exploring new places and trying new things. I can’t wait to visit Antarctica so I can say that I have travelled to every continent!

Mrs Sue Jackson (AP): In my free time I enjoy café breakfasts and socialising with friends. Spending time with my grandson is an absolute pleasure. My other interests include walking, shopping and barracking for the St Kilda Football Club.



Year 5 Camp

The children in Year 5 always start the year with great anticipation, with camp only just around the corner. Stories from the Year 6’s and their older siblings ring in their ears as it quickly approaches. Finally, the day arrives and some the children have packed nearly every piece of clothing they own, they jam it under the bus and we’re on our way to Camp Weekaway in Lancefield.

We arrive after nearly two hours to the sight of a lot of excited and relieved children. They just can’t wait to hear if the stories of our fantastic Year 5 camp are true…

“Finally, after waiting so long, I stepped into the bus that would take me to the beautiful Camp Weekaway. Outstanding behaviour was shown and everybody cooperated well. The camp instructors were lovely and friendly people. Canoeing was by far the best activity (but that is only my opinion) although it was freezing. Honestly, if I were to say three words to describe camp, they would be: Awesome! Exciting! And thrilling!” Teona 5MB

“Hours of waiting, I finally take my first look at Camp Weekaway. All the lush trees rimmed the beautiful camp. Canoeing was my favourite activity but the maze wasn’t much further behind. I was really devastated when the final day of camp came, but I still have wonderful memories in my head that I’ll never forget. Thank you to all the staff that took us to camp and enabled us to have an amazing experience!” Olivia 5EE

“Soaring across the lake I feel the wind in my hair, this is what i’ve been waiting for the whole camp. Flying Fox! Excitement floods through me as I get unclipped by Mr Mooney and I realise that I get to do it all again.” Mikalya 5NK

“Camp was an amazing experience. I especially loved the flying fox and the disco. The next Year 5’s are going to love it!” Lily 5HP

“Year 5 camp was the best camp I have ever gone on. I loved when I was soaring over the river on the flying fox and when I got to go canoeing. I highly recommend for everybody to go on the Year 5 camp it was an amazing experience.” Hudson 5HP

“Swish! Swash! Flying on the gigantic flying fox made me feel like I was in a Porsche. It was so fast but when I went over the lake it was slowing down, it was an amazing scene. When I went over the black lake I thought I would fall in or stop there, but luckily, it didn’t happen.” Billy 5NK

“Peddling and peddling up the mountains, riding swiftly downwards. Mountain biking was so much fun. We cooked gooey marshmallows and we danced to loud funky music. Camp was so much fun.” Steph 5MS

“When we began to ride off in mountain biking there were plenty of trees and plants to see all around. When we were canoeing, a wave of water splashed onto our face. We were all in such a fright.” Nella 5MS

“Finally the day arrived, I had been thinking about camp Weekaway for weeks! We eventually arrived there and got tours of the camp. My favourite activity was canoeing because we learnt how to row boats and Mr Mooney fell out of his canoe and landed in the dam. I also enjoyed the disco because we partied like crazy.” William D 5MB

“Still waiting at school, the bus finally arrived everybody jump on board. The ride wasn’t super fun but everybody was so excited. When we finally arrived at camp I just felt like going to my cabin and having a nap. The food was great and all the activities were awesome. My cabin mates made being away from home for three days a whole lot more fun than what I thought. I hope next year’s grade enjoy Camp Weekaway as much as I did.” Lukas 5EE



Easter Raffle

We apologise that the Easter Flyers including the raffle tickets on the side that went home with the children had the incorrect dates.

The correct dates are:
Monday 27 th last day for Raffle Ticket Return
Thursday 30th Hat Parade & Easter Raffle Grades Prep -2
Friday 31st Easter Raffle Grades 3-6

Please amend these on your flyers.

Thank you,

Joe Megas & Carlyn Backers


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Clarinda Art & Craft Market- Saturday 25 March

10am to 2pm at Clarinda Community Centre, cnr Bourke and Viney Sts., Clarinda. Melways 78.J.7.

Made to order?

If you want something different, something professionally crafted, then come along to our market and speak to the stallholders.

They are only too pleased to create exclusively for you.

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