Address: Willett Avenue, Oak Park VIC 3046
T:(03) 9306 9182 E: William.Nolan@education.vic.gov.au
December 10th 2020
Oak Park Primary School will work collaboratively to provide a stimulating, safe and challenging learning environment that promotes resilient, innovative thinkers.
Calendar of Events
Don’t forget our breakfast club mornings – Monday, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8:30am
The first brand new car I ever bought was a 1983 Holden Camira. Holden had three main cars on the market at the time – in order of size they were the Gemini, Camira and Commodore. I have a vague recollection that the Camira was Wheels magazine’s Car of the Year back around that time, but I’ve never tried to confirm that. I probably don’t want to find out if it was or wasn’t. Anyway, I thought it looked great; colourful dashboard lights and automatic windows. What more could you hope for in 1983?
It turned out to be just about the worst car I ever had, costing a small fortune in repairs over the years I had it. I drove it to Sydney once and whenever I parked it, I had to stop on a hill as it always needed a push start after it had warmed up and then cooled down again. I used to joke that my wife and I had pushed that car further than we had driven it.
Ha ha. Funny, not funny.
That car taught me a lot about life. It taught me how to deal with obstacles, frustrations and problems. I’m not saying I coped with all that particularly well, but I had plenty of experiences, put it that way.
One of the things with this car was that after a while the door stuck. At first, I just had to give it a bit of shoulder from the inside and it would open. But it got worse and I then had to really give it a shove. Eventually, it got to the point when I was leaning back and kicking the door open.
And that was the main lesson that Camira taught me. When a door is hard to open, and if nothing else works, sometimes you just have to lean back and kick it open.
2021 Student Leaders
This week the 2021 Student Leaders were announced! Over the past few weeks, Grade 5 students had to submit written applications, then go through an interview process with the mentor for each position. The School Captain candidates were also shortlisted to present speeches, where all students in Grades 3 – 6 listened and voted.
Here is the final list of elected captains:
School Captains: Julian and Bailey
Vice Captains: Donika and Ethan
Performing Arts: Ola and Yuan
Visual Art: Teagan and Ella
Sustainability: Tahlia and Lucia
PE: Gabe D / Gabe, Jack , Aylin and Lucy
Maths: Ruby and Kyle
ICT: Sharkey , Harley , Adriana and Montana
Graduation Committee: Tabitha , Annie , Ryan and Mertay
Wellness: Tanya , Amelia, Ishaal, Amelia, Lucy, Alex and Emmanuel
Fundraising Committee: Ryder, Omar, Avery, Llewelyn and Noah
We wish them all the best in their leadership roles next year!
On the 11th of December, Foundation students are invited to participate in our Pyjama Day and Hot Chip Lunch.
We have organised the chips through Jim's Seafood and Grill in Glenroy, who are providing Halal chips for the students. We ask that students who are participating please bring $2 towards the hot chip lunch by Friday the 4th of December. This needs to be paid to your child's classroom teacher, not on Compass
Grade 3 / 4 News
The Grade ¾ End of Year Fun Day is to be held on Tuesday 15th December.
Look out for further details will be posted on Compass shortly.
Students should keep reading for at least 10 minutes a day over the school holidays to set themselves up for a great start to the new school year. It will keep their brains active, develop overall reading skills and their love of reading. To help families keep their reading momentum rolling over the holidays, Scholastic are releasing some reading resources at the end of term, including
Happy summer reading!
A reminder….our breakfast club is a great way to spend a half hour with other students. Come and join in - Monday, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8:30am
Grade 6 Graduation
Some important details about the Grade 6 Graduation Ceremony scheduled for tonight - Thursday 10th December.
We’re live streaming the graduation this year. Feel free to share with friends and family who can't attend the Graduation in person.
To access the live stream of this year's Grade 6 Graduation,
go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzC2kX8gIBI&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=OakParkPrimarySchool
The link becomes 'live' from 5.55pm on Thursday December 10th.
To allow for the maximum number of people to attend, we are hosting the event outside on the synthetic turf near the Multipurpose Room. We can now allow all members of a household to attend the graduation ceremony. Please note this means only members of a family living at the same address can attend. The weather forecast is for no precipitation in the afternoon but a mild temperature of 18 degrees - so best to rug up!
If you were planning on having two people attend, please ensure that both understand that there is the possibility that one may not be permitted to attend.
Lost and Found
Once again, there are many items of schoolwear and non-uniform pieces in our lost property cupboard, including mainly expensive bomber jackets. Please, we ask that this cupboard is checked if your child has misplaced uniform.
The lost property cupboard will be totally cleared out at the end of next week.
COVID-19 – Wearing of Masks for Pick up and Drop off at School
A reminder about mask wearing in and around school areas.
When you are gathering in groups, please be mindful of students and parents if they can’t pass you within the 1.5m distance – and if you need to pass anyone at a distance closer than 1.5m, please use your mask.
Masks should be carried at all times
One of our students, Beril Su in Grade 3W has misplaced her purple fitbit. If anyone has seen it, could it please be returned to the Office.
TeamKids – School holiday program