Address: Willett Avenue, Oak Park VIC 3046
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October 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
New Basketball Rings
Complementing the recent addition of soccer nets, we’ve upgraded our outside basketball rings with new Infinet basketball rings. Infinet is a local product made as a solution to the short life cycle of traditional basketball nets in schools and public spaces. Students are really engaged by having higher quality equipment and outcomes when shooting or kicking goals. Great to promote basketball further active play at our school.
School Fang Run
Thank you all for creating your online profile for the Fang Run!
Currently we have raised nearly $13,500 of our $30,000 goal, so there is a way to go and I hope you’ll keep supporting us! Remember, the money raised will be going towards an audiovisual system for the gym.
This week's competition is a RANDOM DRAW PRIZE and the winners will be announced at this Friday’s assembly.
Every student who has raised over $100 in donations will go into a random draw to be 1 of 10 to win a voucher for a free lunch order from the school canteen: 5 each for the junior and senior school. Wow, what a great prize!!
Remember to keep sharing your online fundraising link. Text message is the best way, followed by social media and lastly email. For those of you who are yet to get a donation, remember that you can WIN a $20,000 Ultimate Family Package by raising $1 online.
Thank you again for your efforts and support.
Assembly Timetable - Term 4
Term 4 Clubs Timetable
This term, we are excited for the return of Oak Park’s Got Talent!!! Every Thursday lunch time, year levels will be provided with the opportunity to share their talent and compete for a chance to perform at Friday’s assembly. We look forward to seeing what the students present!
If you have a child who is due to start school in 2024, please contact the office so you may complete an enrolment form as soon as possible. Our Transition program is starting this month and teachers are already working on the 2024 foundation classes.
We appreciate your earliest confirmation of enrolment.
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Student Wellbeing - Attendance
Why going to school is important
Going to school every day is the single most important part of your child’s education. Students learn new things at school every day. Attending and participating in school will help your child develop:
Inputting an attendance note on Compass
When inputting absences via Compass, it is also important the reason for your child’s absence is correct. The options you are provided with are:
Remembrance Day Poppy Appeal
Our Grade 6 students will be selling poppy related items on behalf of Glenroy RSL for Remembrance day.
There will be small and large poppies, wristbands, keyrings and pens for sale ranging in price from $2 - $5.
They will be selling these before and after school, near the Grade 5/6 area from 8.30 - 8.50am and from 3.30 – 3.45pm.
Your donation would be greatly appreciated.
2024 Grade 6 Uniforms
Grade 6 POLO TOPS AND HOODED WINDCHEATERS
A representative from A PLUS SCHOOLWEAR will be attending Oak Park Primary School on the 23rd of October to assist with the measuring of polo tops and hooded windcheaters for the 2024 year 6 students.
Each student will receive an order form with the sizing details noted on it, along with a payment envelope.
No COMPASS payment for this event.
Please note the return date for orders, as LATE ORDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
We have been advised that orders will be provided the 1st week of term 1 2024.
Grade 5/6 teachers
Kids Art Works
This is a reminder that artworks for the Kids Art Work Fundraiser must be returned to David Flint (Art Teacher) in the Art Room by this Thursday 12 October.
The artworks will be sent to KAW for scanning, and online ordering will be available by the last week of October (Week 4). We will send out the link for ordering as soon as it has been activated – stay tuned!
If you have any enquiries in the meantime, please feel free to email us at this address: 4721-PFAOPPS@schools.vic.edu.au
Guided Drawing Club
This week in Guided Drawing club we learned how to draw a teddy bear! We used pencils, textas and a growth mindset! Guided Drawing Club happens every Tuesday at the first half of lunch in Fabia's room. See you there!
We have started the term learning how to say, read and write fruits in Japanese. Students have been doing an amazing job remembering the names of fruits and are practicing writing them in Hiragana and Katakana. Students are also learning how to tell someone fruits they like in Japanese, they have been practicing by sharing fruits they like with each other in Japanese. This week students have loved using shopping baskets and model fruits to go shopping for their favourite fruits and telling their classmates the fruits they like. They have also enjoyed choosing fruit to draw in their own shopping trolleys and practicing writing these fruits in Japanese.
This week in the Science room our Senior Scientists had a very hands-on experience with a special and strange non-Newtonian liquid! After some investigation into Sir Isaac Newton’s research into liquids and their properties, we had fun creating and exploring the properties of a unique substance – ‘Cornflour Slime’ or “Oobleck”. This non-Newtonian liquid defies our usual expectations of a liquid and when it is put under stress or pressure becomes more solid. When not under stress of pressure it returns to a liquid. Our students had a wonderful and very messy time playing with their slime and experiencing such a unique sensation.
Grade One and Two students are enjoying their dance sessions focussing on Australian dances and Indigenous connections. Students have begun to learn the dance sequence for the Nutbush, which seems quite easy for us adults yet for young students it does require coordination, spacial awareness, weight transfers and cross-body movement (such as touching opposite knee to elbow) which does require practise!
Students also created bird movements which were inspired by Indigenous dance. Students chose natives Australian birds and (without sound) to show characteristics of that bird. The task was to find other students showing similar movements and join together. Once music was finished students found out what bird their partner was depicting. Through this process students refined their movements to move with clearer intentions.
In Week 9 of Term 3, Grades 1 to 6 participated in creating an AFL footy jumper design during their weekly art lesson. The jumper design required a famous artist inspiration, whereby students chose an artist of their choice (for example, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Salvador Dali, Pro Hart, Ken Done, Kirra Jamison, Sir Sidney Nolan etc.) that they would like to try to use, to create a jumper in a similar style of the artwork created by the artist.
Students do not have to enter the competition if they do not wish to participate in it. However, they were still to submit their design as a part of their Visual Arts assessment in either their Seesaw (Grades 1-4) or Google Classroom (Grades 5-6) portfolios.
There will be an art prize for each year level that will consist of a pencil case with art supplies inside (maybe a sweet treat too!). The competition will be judged by myself and the Visual Arts Captains (Bella and Diya). Prizes will be awarded at an assembly this term (TBA).
Below are only some of the entries that have been received for the competition. Great design ideas indeed!
It's been a busy start to term 4! The grade 3/4s have started swimming and we are starting to explore volleyball skills and gameplay across the school during PE lessons.
But in other exciting news we have some results from the North Metro Regional Athletics Championships today:
Hugo - 4th
Sandil - 5th
Jesse - 2nd and through to state
Jesse - 5th
Ellie - 2nd through to state
Jesse, Shardy, Aryan, Chris – 7th
Ava - 4th
Congratulations to everyone who competed
AUSTRALIAN GIRLS CHOIR
GLENROY COLLEGE 2024
FREE HEARING and VISION CHECKS
The Rotary Club of Pascoe Vale, in conjunction with The University of Melbourne Departments of Audiology and Speech Pathology, Optometry and Vision Sciences, will be running Free children's Hearing and Vision tests for children between the ages of 3.5 - 6 years.
A project that we have run successfully over many years.
When: Saturday 21st. October 2023
9.00am till 4.00pm
*Due to continued COVID concerns only one family member to accompany the child please*
Where: Sussex Neighbourhood House, Pascoe Vale
Off-street parking available.
INTERSCHOOL CHESS TOURNAMENT
COBURG LITTLE ATHLETICS
OAK PARK CRICKET CLUB