I am pleased to announce that following a national nomination process Oakleigh Grammar has been selected to be the host school for the Arrowsmith Program Teacher Training Course to be held in January 2017. Teachers representing Arrowsmith Centres throughout Australasia will be attending this program. In a very short period of time Oakleigh Grammar has become the pre-eminent Arrowsmith School in the Southern hemisphere.
Congratulations is extended to Mr Wayne Stagg, Head of the Arrowsmith Program and his team of staff.
‘As a parent you feel as if you finally found a place where every person truly cares but more importantly really understands your child and can give you a plan for measurable improvement’ - parent
Oakleigh Grammar as a member of Independent Schools Victoria (ISV) is supporting the call for predictable long term funding so that we can plan for the education and welfare of students under our care. There has been much debate in the media about school funding which has led to misunderstandings because of the complexity of the issues involved. The fact is that students at Independent Schools receive significantly less government funding than students at government schools. Oakleigh Grammar will continue to lobby politicians from all political parties in this regard.
As an extension of our 2016 school theme ‘Learning that Matters’ in our final term we are focussing on the important notion of ‘resilience’. Resilience is being able to bounce back from setbacks and keep going in the face of tough demands and difficult circumstances including the enduring strength that builds from coping well with challenging or stressful events. As part of this focus we are developing ‘healthy thinking’ which involves having a positive and realistic outlook on life putting problems into perspective and avoiding unhealthy thinking habits.
Entry into the School Grounds
As a Child Safe School it is very important that all parents and visitors entering the school must report to Reception, sign in and sign out on departure. At pick up time parents are not permitted to enter the school grounds through Reception, please wait outside until the gates are opened at 3:15pm.
As you aware drop off and pick up times can be very congested at peak times. This serves as a reminder to be aware of parking restrictions that are in place around the school particularly the permit parking zone on Clapham Road and residents driveways. Parking Officers from the Monash Council regularly patrol at these times. It is also important to ensure that speed restrictions are adhered to. Finally please ensure that your children are dropped off in a safe manner and that the school crossing is used.
Congratulations are extended to Mr Leigh Gridley and his wife Amy on the recent birth of William Edward.
We welcome Ms Jiaqi Tan as a Mandarin Teacher for Term 4. Ms Tan joins Ms YuYun Feng in the LOTE team.