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August 10th 2023
Oak Park Primary School will work collaboratively to provide a stimulating, safe and challenging learning environment that promotes resilient, innovative thinkers.
Calendar of Events
Assembly Timetable - Term 3
Each year since 1945 the Children’s Book Council of Australia has brought children and books together across Australia through Children's Book Week. During this time schools and public libraries spend one glorious week celebrating books and Australian children's authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians create colourful displays, develop activities, run competitions, and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.
At school, students look forward to our annual Book Week Parade when students and teachers dress up as their favourite book character.
2023 Book parade assembly at 9:15am - Friday 25 August
Is your child unsure what to dress up as? Here’s an option- join the teachers!
This year all the teachers are dressing up from the childrens classic book- 101 Dalamatians and we would love some additional puppies to join us! It’s an easy dress up (white t-shirt with black spots) and the more of us the better! Can you imagine if we actually reached 101 puppies on the day!
Thank you to everyone for their support of our recent ‘Dino-Mite’ book fair.
There was a late rush on orders, and I have been busy placing and delivering them to students. All students should have received their orders, if not, please contact me ASAP.
The final tally is in! The school has $1666.50 to purchase new books for the library, for all students to enjoy! This is an amazing effort and one that is appreciated by the school.
A special thanks to the Ellis Di Martino (Scarlett and Jasmine) and the Bolte (Alyssa and Sophia) families.
Both families have been staunch supporters of the library/Book Fair and once again this year have kindly purchased and donated several titles to the school. Your support is greatly appreciated.
A big thank you to all families who purchased a book or visited with their children. Also thank you to all staff for attending with their class and to Sheryl Hamilton (Education Support) for assisting me with sales.
Happy reading everyone!
The Great Book Swap
We are thrilled to see the tubs in the front office begin to be filled with your book donations for the Great Book Swap! Thank you for all the books so far. If you have any books at home you'd like to donate, drop them to the front office before August 23rd.
We will then conduct our Great Book Swap during lunchtime on Wednesday the 23rd of August 2023. Students are asked to bring in some money on the day, each book will be sold for $1 each.
This event supports fundraising efforts for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, a charity that provides culturally relevant reading materials to students in rural and remote communities around Australia. This will be a fantastic opportunity for students to engage with new reading materials, whilst contributing to a worthwhile fundraising event.
Last year we raised $675 during The Great Book Swap! Let’s see if we can beat this fundraising target this year!
Thank you in advance for supporting our efforts to promote reading in our school and contribute to the important work of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation!
Dental Van Visit
Smile Patrol is coming to OAK PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL so your child will benefit from dental care during school hours, so easy!
Smile Patrol provides free dental health examinations to all students. We do initial examinations and can provide further treatments if your child is eligible under the Childcare Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS).
But to do this we need your consent.
We have sent out paper handouts to each child on Monday this week, which contain all the information regarding our services, consent, and the Childcare Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS). You just need to return this form to your child’s teacher or to the school before the deadline Monday 14th August 2023
To sign up you can visit : (https://smilepatrol.com.au/consent-form/
– 2 consent forms need to be completed
OR use the QR code:
Camp is fast approaching! All the students and staff are so excited!!!
Even though we don't require payment until a few weeks before our camp date, we need to inform the camp of exact numbers and organise groups.
We are asking families to please let us know by the end of this Term (September 15th), if you have decided that your child will not be attending camp.
Should families wish to have a payment plan set up, please contact Naomi in the office firstname.lastname@example.org
FIFA Women's World Cup
We are thrilled to share some exciting news from one of our students, Taylan 3/4K!
Taylan had a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of the action at the women’s FIFA World Cup. He had the privilege of escorting the Brazil and a Jamaica teams. His Soccer team, FC Strathmore Split, was selected for a day of fun and preparation leading up to the televised game. This is something he will cherish forever.
This week in 1G we had a special visitor, Lacey-Rae’s dog Jerry!
He helped us with our Writing lesson, sitting on the teacher’s chair while we did our learning. Jerry had some wonderful pieces of writing created about him and we hope he gets to visit again soon.
Wellbeing in 2F
We love having time with our school wellbeing dog, Zoe! We love to take her for brain breaks around the oval, pat her when she’s sleepy and we love it most of all when she sleeps at our feet when we work. Sometimes she steals the teacher chair and thinks she’s in charge!
Take a look at some nice moments this week with Zoe in 2F!
Next week Zoe turns 1! We look forward celebrating her birthday with her!
Wellbeing - Lunchtime Clubs
Our school runs free daily lunchtime clubs for students who would like to attend. Clubs vary from quiet relaxing activities such as gardening or library, to full energy clubs like karaoke or student-run sports clubs. Students can start in a club any week and there is no pressure to attend the club regularly. Your child can change clubs each week until they find one that suits them!
Please discuss the Lunchtime Club timetable with your child. Daily announcements are made so students know which clubs are running every day.
Hi all! This week we played Keilor in the semi finals and beat them 20 to 6 which means we are in the grand final! So we are not playing this week and Keilor is playing East Sunbury in the Preliminary. Alessandro kicked 2 goals and Mason scored 1. We played at Keilor Park, Patrick had one of his best games of all season. There was only 2 minutes left on the clock and he managed to get an amazing rundown tackle. Mac pulled off a fantastic overhead mark.
Wish us luck for the grand final!!
The Athletics Carnival is fast approaching this Friday the 11th of August for Grades 3-6. Students are excited to be jumping, running, and hurling their way to a finish line! What better way to celebrate and get in the spirit of the games but to wear their house colours?
Go crazy, be creative, and of course, be colourful. Dig out the red legwarmers, green tutu, blue beanie or yellow cardigan. Dress head to toe in your house colours and support your team to victory.
Please bring $2 and your classroom teacher will colour your hair with coloured hairspray to match your house. All funds raised go towards supporting school events including the 3/4 and 5/6 camps.
We wish everyone all the very best on the day
On Friday August 5th, the Foundation, Grade 1 and Grade 2 students participated in Kaboom Sports. The morning was filled with fun, music and teamwork. Students formed 10 different country groups and rotated around activities involving throwing, catching, kicking, balancing, dancing and even golf! Thank you to all families for supporting this great event - the students had such a great time!
Grade 5/6 students have started working on their ‘Illustrating the School’ unit in Visual Arts classes. We ventured outside the art room to take photographs of various exterior locations around the school, that were either favourite places for the students to spend time during their school day, or perhaps areas that they just thought would be great to try to draw and paint.
Once students had selected a photo of an area of the school that they wanted to draw, they learned about perspective drawing and the use of horizon lines and vanishing points. We then focussed on the lines we could extract from the photos and use as reference points, to assist with proportion and position when drawing the various elements required.
The final step in this sequence of lessons is to add watercolour paint to the sketches (similar to renderings created by architects when visualising a new development). Students have been highly engaged in creating their sketches of areas around the school, and I look forward to sharing these with the school community when they are complete. I hope to display some of the artworks in the school foyer when complete, so keep an eye out for these in the coming weeks.
This year the PFA’s Father’s Day Stall is scheduled for Thursday 31st August and Friday 1st September, and we are looking for donations from the school community to augment the stock for the stall. Gifts are usually sold for between $1 and $6, so items such as key rings, socks or other small, simple handmade goodies are ideal.
If you are able to make or otherwise have something to donate, please email us at 4721-PFAOPPS@schools.vic.edu.au to let us know what you would like to give and to organise drop-off details. We will need to receive donations by Friday 25 August.
Thank you for your support!
GLENROY LIBRARY has a program called the Curiosity Crew and is a STEM based program. This term we are focussing on engineering using a Nudel Rover – a small parts resource that allows children to plan, problem solve and collate and create all types of things.