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


Friday 3rd March: –  Curriculum Day

Tuesday 7th March: –  Year 6 Ice Skating

Wednesday 8th March: –  School Council

Thursday 9th March: –  5/6 Summer sport v St.Andrews (away)

Friday 10th March: –  Frosty Friday –  School Tour at 9.30am –  Beachside Division Swimming Carnival

Monday 13th March: –  Labour Day Long Weekend

Wednesday 15th March: –  CBA account opening sessions at 8.30am and 3.00pm

Thurs/ Friday 16 – 17th March: –  School Photos –  Working Bee after school

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

Tuesday 18th April: –  First Day of Term 2


Last Thursday night we welcomed the new Prep families to our school with a wonderful evening of food, entertainment, fun and friendship. The Parent Group put on a fantastic spread of salads and a scrumptious barbecue. The children were entertained with music, games and instruments whilst the parents chatted and got to know each other. Thank you to the Parent Group for another great event to bring our school community together.

The front of school sign has really taken shape this week with the stonework now complete. A little bit of gardening to finish it off and I’m sure you’ll all agree it really enhances our beautiful school grounds. We will be having a working bee to finish this and to do other odd jobs on Friday 17th March. (More information to follow)

Just a couple of reminders. Firstly, please be mindful of where you park in the oval car park. I have had reports that some cars are blocked in by three or four cars. This can be very frustrating if you have to leave promptly. Also I ask that no parent is to smoke while on the school grounds. Thank you.

Finally, another reminder that tomorrow is a Curriculum day (pupil free) as the teachers are involved in First Aid training. I hope you get to enjoy this beautiful weather on the weekend.

Mr Ron Cantlon


Last day of each term is a 2.30pm finish

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

T erm 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)


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. This includes completing 3 point turns in the middle in the intersection! Please click here for further parking information


Working Bee

We will be having a Working Bee on Friday 17th March – starting straight after school.

We will be tidying up around the grounds, weeding and planting around our new school sign.

Please bring your own shovels, brooms, gloves etc and help us keep our school looking wonderful.

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, Excursion, 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.

School photographs will be taken on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th March.

When paying online, please follow the instructions on the envelope carefully. Please include the child’s correct name and correct class. If you intend to purchse a package, please ensure that your child’s envelope is handed in prior to photography day.

If you have more than 2 children attending OSPS, the 3rd and subsequent child’s pack are free of charge, providing the Deluxe or Standard packs are chosen for the first two children. Sibling photograph envelopes are available at the school office and must be handed in prior to photo day.

UNSW Competitions: Last date to register is next Tuesday 7th March 2017

A reminder to all parents to finalise your payment for these via QKR and get your registration forms back to school by next Tuesday, March 7, if you wish your child or children to participate. No late orders will be accepted.

We have a short turnaround with entries this year and they must be collated and registered online to avoid a further price rise in mid March. Last year we processed 910 entries and 2017 may well exceed that, so your co-operation is absolutely essential. When using Qkr! you MUST check that you have selected the correct CHILD, and the correct YEAR LEVEL, as well as the correct COMPETITION.

Don’t miss out! Thank you. Tony Muir UNSW Competitions Co-Ordinator

Commonwealth Bank School Banking

At Oakleigh South Primary School, we offer student banking through the Commonwealth Bank every Monday morning.

If you would like to open an account for your child, there will be two account opening sessions on Wednesday 15th March at 8.30am. A member of the bank will be available to open an account for your child and answer any questions. Please see Leanne outside the front office.

School Banking info packs (as shown) were distributed to teachers on Monday to be handed to all children in Grades Prep to five.

We will distribute these packs to grade six children who are already registered in school banking.

Children who aren’t bankers can learn about the program and how to open an account.

Existing bankers should NOT THROW THESE AWAY as they contain a Reward claim sheet. Please retain for future reward requests. Remember, you can only claim term 1 rewards at the moment.


Katrina, Julie and Michelle School Banking Volunteer Parents


2017 Prep Team

(L-R): Mr Savva, Ms Marsden, Miss Rayment, Miss Hainsworth, Miss Freeman, Miss Philipsen, Miss Delaney.

Mr Savva: When I’m not at school I enjoy going to the gym, going to the footy to support the mighty Bombers and catching up with friends for brunch. I also love travelling, my favourite destinations are the Greek Islands and Las Vegas!

Ms Marsden: When I’m not at work or doing the washing, I enjoy spending time with the people I love, dancing, reading and doing anything that involves being creative.

Miss Rayment: Outside school I play in a netball team, I enjoy playing Goal Defence. If I’m not playing netball or keeping active I enjoy reading books and getting my nails painted.

Miss Hainsworth: Outside of school I love being active! I enjoy playing tennis both competitively and with friends and going to the gym. I also enjoy going to the beach and walking my dog.

Miss Freeman: When I’m not at school I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also love cooking, reading, traveling and going to the 1000 Steps.

Miss Philipsen: Outside of school I enjoy both coaching and performing calisthenics. I have been involved in calisthenics since I was 2 years old! When I’m not dancing, I enjoy baking sweet treats for my family and friends.

Miss Delaney: Outside of school, I love spending time with my friends and keeping active. I also enjoy going to the beach and playing and watching sport.


ART 2017

The Art Room has been a buzz so far this term with the Year Six children starting off with ‘Stained Glass Cardboard Panels’ which will feature Peter Pan characters to coincide with the year six production. The drawings have been enlarged with an old fashioned overhead projector and traced onto the board to help the children with space and perspective. Children are working in groups for this and are revisiting understandings of tone and blending using dry brush techniques.

The Year Five children have carefully rendered ‘Still Life Shoes’. Next, they will design their own shoe, which reflects their personalities. Students have the opportunity to discuss ideas of fashion and individuality. Cross hatching and blending techniques will be applied. The children will learn how to create a 3D effect by colouring things tonally.

Year Four children are designing ‘Name Hangers’ which a design embracing Cultural Diversity. These will be coloured in texta. Children consider the design and layout within the hanger shape, which is called positive space. They select a lettering style for their names, which are coloured, cut out and attached to the bottom in a mobile like design. It’s a great activity for students to get to know each other better and communicate their ideas visually.

Pom-poms form the basis of the Year Three chickens. This is a tradition started by Mrs. Orchard and is looked forward to by students going into year three every year. The chickens will sit in a paper mache egg or nest for a new twist on the theme this year. The Year three children have made good use of the art room during our Wednesday lunch time ‘Wool Club’ sessions. It is a full house on many occasions with many busy hands creating pom-poms from our donated wool supply.

Chinese dragons and their important role in Chinese New Year celebrations have been the focus for Year Two. The children used the technique of layering to create colourful dragons from paper. They added scales to paper cups for the bodies and finished them with streamers. Many are currently on display around the corner from the staff room.

The Year One children have looked at their understanding of colour after reading ‘The Day the Crayons Quit.’ They have drawn various objects in a colour they wouldn’t normally be associated with. The children will create mosaic borders for their pictures in matching tones of their chosen colour.

The Prep children have drawn ‘Self-Portraits’. They are honing their skills in order to create a special Art Work which will be framed and made available at the school fete in May. It’s all a big surprise but these little masterpieces will be available for sale on fete day.

Congratulations to our Art Captains: Koyuki, Abi, Xanthi, Luke, Jesse and Aidan. They have been selected for their interest in The Arts and the proactive way they have assisted in the art room thus far. Look out for displays of your children’s work around the school. They are constantly changing.

From The Art Team: Miss Hunt, Miss Thompson, Mrs. Marsh, Mrs. Cantlon and Mrs. Wilkin.


Thank you!

Thank you to all the teachers and parent volunteers who helped with the Prep BBQ last week. We hope all the Prep parents, children and staff had a lovely time.


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Hi All, I’m one of the school mum’s at OSPS and I bought this holiday but due to some circumstances, am unable to go and it’s non refundable!!

I bought the holiday for $3,500 and happy to sell for this price or the nearest offer.


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