Oakleigh PS Newsletter

14 May 2019
Issue Seven
From the Principal
Dates to Remember
Student Voice
Community Advertising
Oakleigh Primary School and Kindergarten
(03) 9568 0558
20 Warrigal Road
Oakleigh, Victoria, 3166

From the Principal

Mother’s Day Thankyou


Thank you once again to the mothers who organised the Mothers’ Day Stall, in particular Greta Trent. This event involved a lot of work behind the scenes in preparation as well as manning the stall on the day.  The children really enjoy choosing the gifts and no doubt were even more excited giving them.  I hope that you had a wonderful day with your families in celebration of the most important job in the world.


Building Update


Building works are going very well and ahead of schedule.  The former Performing Arts Centre is nearly completed and 2E and 2D will be relocating there as soon as handover is complete. This is in preparation for Stage 2 which will commence in Term 2 – the refurbishment of the east side of the main building.


The Kindergarten is also near completion. From next term we are planning to offer extended day care for children in the 4yo groups subject to School Council approval, demand and operational needs.


In 2020 we will be offering extended day care for children on half days. Currently we are planning to run three 4yo old groups. If you know of any families where 3 full days at the kindergarten would make a difference please let them know.  Enrolment First Round offers close on the 30th June and are done online through Monash Council.


The Gymnasium is scheduled to be completed in the first week of the holidays. The Year 3’s and Year 4 will be relocated to this area. OSHC will also operate from the gymnasium.  The area will be modified to make it suitable for classes. 


Dates to Remember


Tuesday, 14th

NAPLAN Testing for Years 3 & 5

Wednesday, 15th

NAPLAN Testing for Years 3 & 5


Thursday, 16th

NAPLAN Testing for Years 3 & 5

Year 2 Puffing Billy Excursion

Prep 'Travelling Kitchen' Incursion


Tuesday, 21st

Oakleigh District Cross Country for selected students


Wednesday, 22nd

Year 3 & 4 House Athletics - Davies Reserve, Oakleigh


Thursday, 23rd

Year 5 & 6 House Athletics - Davies Reserve, Oakleigh


Thursday, 30th

6.30-8.00pm:  Positive Education & Wellbeing Parent Forum Night


Friday, 31st

House Walkathon



Tuesday, 4th

Selected students depart for Somers Camp


Thursday, 6th

Year 2 Billy Carts Incursion


Monday, 10th



Term Dates 2019

Term 2:  23rd April - 28th June

Term 3:  15th July - 20th September

Term 4:  7th October - 20th December

Student Voice


The Year One's have dived straight into our Inquiry unit, ‘Our Oceans, our Future’ by visiting the Melbourne Aquarium and Maritime Cove.  Prior to our visit, the students had many wonderings.  Some wonderings were unravelled and we look forward to exploring new learnings this term. 



Student Absences

A reminder to families to contact the School Office before 9am if your child will be absent from school.  A message can be left on the absence line and rolls will be marked accordingly.  If your child will be absent for an extended period of time, please write a note (or email) the School at [email protected]  The phone number for Oakleigh Primary School is 9568 0558.  Thank you.   

School Communication

Families are urged to make sure they have downloaded the app 'Flexibuzz' to their smart phone, tablet or computer.   A key part of our communication is via this school app.  Teachers use the app to share photos, send messages to parents and as well providing updates from camps and excursions and of course the Newsletter is sent via this app.

If you know someone who isn't using the app, please urge them to sign up today!  



Just a friendly reminder that all accounts need to be paid.

OSHC Program for the Week


  • Monday:  Popsicle Puppets
  • Tuesday:  Construction
  • Wednesday:  Origami
  • Thursday:  Mindful Colouring
  • Friday:  Mazes


  • Monday:  Superhero Puppets
  • Tuesday:  Creative Play
  • Wednesday:  Chalk Drawing
  • Thursday:  Outdoor Games
  • Friday:  Paper Plate Looming

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