Oakleigh South Primary School

NEWSLETTER – ISSUE  8 – 22nd March


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 8 – 22nd March 2018

Friday 23rd March
– House Cross Country
– South Oakleigh Secondary College
Community Cultural Day  5 – 9pm

Monday 26th March
– Prep Life Skills

Tuesday 27th March
– Year 6 Breakfast
– School Tour @ 5.30pm

Wednesday 28th March
– Easter Hat Parade

Thursday 29th March
– Early Dismissal @ 2.30pm


On Monday the Year 1 children welcomed their grandparents and grand-friends into their classrooms to celebrate Grandparent’s Day. The year 1 building was full of proud, loving grandparents and happy, excited grandchildren. The children played games, read books and coloured together with their visitors. They then went to the hall where they performed a collection of special songs followed by the grandparents enjoying refreshments as the children ate their lunch. Thank you to the teachers and parent group who helped make this a truly wonderful day for everyone.

The whole school celebrated Harmony Day on Tuesday. The children dressed in many shades of orange to show support for cultural diversity and an inclusiveness in Australia.

Did you know that we have over 28 different countries represented by the families in our school? It was a great day to recognise our wonderful multicultural school.

As we approach the final week of term one, I’d like to remind you that there will be two assemblies, one on Tuesday and the final one on Thursday at 1.45pm. The prep, 1 and 2 children will also have their annual Easter Hat Parade on Wednesday at 9.15am. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Have a great weekend.

Ron Cantlon


2018 Term Dates

Term 1:
29 January (school teachers start) 30 January (school students start) to 29 March 2018

Term 2:
16 April to 29 June 2018

Term 3:
16 July to 21 September 2018

Term 4:
8 October to 20 December (2.30pm school students finish) 21 December (school teachers finish)

Last day of each term is a 2.30pm finish


About our Fete

The Oakleigh South Primary School Fete is the first Saturday in May – 2018 on Saturday 5th May from, 10am – 4pm.

So, what’s it all about? It’s a fun fair – scrumptious food stalls, fun activities, craft, café, music and entertainment, and of course, amusement rides. Everything for young and old, enjoy a great day out with the family or catch up with friends and enjoy happy times in a real party atmosphere.

The whole school is very proud of our fete – a chance to bring out the Oakleigh South spirit and put it on display for the whole community. It’s all about students, families, staff and friends working together to create a great time for everyone, and raise much needed funds to support our wonderful school programs and facilities. We hope to see you there!

If you’d like to help or contribute please contact Assistant Principal Nikki Virtuoso virtuoso.nicole.b@edumail.vic.gov.au

Don’t forget to order your Early Bird Ride wrist band, They’re great value for money!
You can find them under the “Specialist Tab” on Qkr!


Recipe Book

Don’t forget to submit your favourite recipe – instructions below

SOSC Cultural Festival

OSPS Choir will be performing at the South Oakleigh Secondary College Community Cultural Festival at 5.45p.m.

OSPS Parent Group are hosting a free kids activity promotion stand “jumping castle” on the evening.

Thank you Parent Group. We hope to see many OSPS families there to support our local secondary school event.

From the Village

We are collecting terracotta/ceramic pots for all our plants for the fete – please deliver directly to the Village. A huge thank you to those who have already donated.

Thank you for your donations of newspapers and cans to date – please keep them coming.

Help wanted!
We have so much to do to pot up plants to sell at the fete. The kids did a great job striking cuttings last year and now we would love some help. If there are any year 3 parents who can lend a hand for an hour or two of a Monday, Wednesday or Thursday morning please see Julie Kearney or Diane Dwyer.



Year 1 Grandparents’ Day

What a wonderful Monday morning the Year 1’s had treating their grandparents! We were very lucky to have grandparents travel from all over Melbourne, interstate and even internationally to visit us at school to share in our special Grandparents’ Day. We had over 180 grandparents attend!!

To begin the celebrations, our grandparents engaged in many fun activities in our classrooms. Interactive Bingo, making bookmarks, drawing family portraits and playing card games were just a few of the fun activities that were on offer. After having loads of fun in the classrooms, our grandparents were treated to a singing performance in the hall. We sang Do-Re-Mi, It’s a Beautiful Day, Oh Grandma Grandpa and L.O.V.E. Tears of joy, laughter and applause were heard as the Year 1’s sung and danced so wonderfully. The rest of the school will get to see some of our songs performed at assembly next week. Our grandparents then enjoyed a delicious spread of sandwiches, cakes and yummy party food.

Thank you to Marsh Sensei for helping us learn our different songs and the OSPS Parent Group for setting up and preparing the food. Thank you to our Year 1 teachers for all of their organising and last but not least, a ginormous THANK YOU to our grandparents for making our day so memorable and special.

DVDs of the Year 1’s Grandparents Day performance will be able for purchase via QKR, under Special Charges. Please ensure you specify the date of the performance- Grandparents Day 19/3/18.


Entertainment Book

The 2018 / 2019 Entertainment Book is now available for purchase from the office.

It is available in hard copy or digital for the price of $70.00 – Just in time for the school holidays!

A copy is on display at the office.


Disclaimer – The organisations advertised in this newsletter are not affiliated with and have no relationship to Oakleigh South Primary School. The publishing of these advertisements does not imply endorsement or recommendation of these products or services by the school. They are provided as a community service.

Grade 6 Polo Top for sale

Size:  L           $25.00

Please phone Michelle  0409 212 881