Address: Willett Avenue, Oak Park VIC 3046
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September 10th 2019
Oak Park Primary School will work collaboratively to provide a stimulating, safe and challenging learning environment that promotes resilient, innovative thinkers.
Calendar of Events
This week’s Uniform Wearer of the Week Award
goes to PRISHA ROY 2M
Congratulations Prisha for setting such a great example to the rest of the school!
A teacher sees a young girl working away with coloured pencils. “What are you drawing?” he asks.
“God”, she says.
“But nobody knows what God looks like”, he points out.
“They will when I finish my drawing”.
I was reminded of this story the other day when watching some students draw pictures in the library at lunchtime. One of the students was drawing a unicorn. I asked her if she had ever seen a unicorn.
“Not yet”, she said.
Not yet. What a great response! There’s a sort of innocence there but also one of belief and hope which I think we should encourage in all children. I understand the view that children need to learn about the real world - but all in good time and in a way that doesn’t stifle their natural curiosity and creativity.
Teachers in the senior school have been encouraging students to add the word ‘yet’ to the end of the “I can’t”, sentence. So “I can’t” becomes “I can’t – yet”. It compeltely transforms the way students think.
It is really interesting how often the language we use influences the way we think and the way we develop our attitudes and perspectives.
2020 Classes – Parent Input
Often during this time of year the school begins to get questions about how class lists for the next school year are developed. Basically, we begin working on this early in Term 4. The following criteria are considered as the staff creates a recommendation to the principal for class composition that includes:
Please note that parent requests are considered when the request is based on the learning style of the student or other known factors that may have a positive or negative influence on the child. We do not place children based on simple choice. As noted above many factors are taken into consideration.
Here are the steps to the process:
Lost Dogs Home Donations
Hello, we are Amelia B, Amelia T, Ella, Ishaal, Piya, Teagan and Montana from Grade 4. We have placed a box in the office foyer for people to donate old blankets and towels to the Lost Dogs Home. Our project is to increase pet ownership and improve the lifestyle of them as well. Please remember us when you’re having a spring clean at home.
R U OK? Day
Thursday 12th September
For those interested, here are some other local events happening that involves Japanese culture.
Exhibition: “A Bridge to Asia” (1 Aug – 30 Sept 2019)
When: Thursday 1 August – Monday 30 September 2019
9:00am – 5:00pm weekdays (closed 1:00pm – 2:00pm)
Where: Consulate-General of Japan in Melbourne, Level 25, 570 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC
Exhibition: “Icons of Japan” (12-29 Sept 2019)
When: Thursday 12 September – Sunday 29 September 2019
Monday to Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Where: Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield VIC
Exhibition: “Imari Porcelain: Brocades of Translucent Colour” (13 Oct 2018 – 29 Sept 2019)
When: Saturday 13 October 2018 – Sunday 29 September 2019
10:00am – 5:00pm daily
Where: NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC
Exhibition: “Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World” (24 May – 6 Oct 2019)
When: Friday 24 May – Sunday 6 October 2019 10:00am – 5:00pm daily
Where: Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC
Cost: Included with museum entry - $15 adult, free for concession, children, and members
Japanese Language Teacher
Parents, we still have an unbelievable amount of uniforms in our lost property area. There are also many drink bottles, lunch boxes etc. If your child has lost an item of uniform, please come and check if it’s in lost property.
DO YOU LOVE READING?
The Oak Park Book Nook has appeared in Stevenson Reserve, at the corner of Pascoe Vale Road and Murphy Street
Oak Park, in the playground. It is based on the Little Free Library movement, where you can borrow books, sit in the park and read them, take them home, return them and drop oﬀ books for others to enjoy.
The email address (email@example.com) can be used to contact The Steward of the book nook, who is a local book lover.
Share it with your friends and social networks, get online and spread the word, and enjoy!
PFA – Fete Discussion
Fete Discussion Meeting
30th October at 7pm.
The purpose of this meeting is to simply talk about how people feel about a fete for 2020, how many volunteers we may have and how keen people are to go ahead. If not enough volunteers we will discuss what would people be prepared to do in place of a fete all ideas will be welcome. So please considering attending, even if you do not want to assist with a Fete, bring along your ideas for a new plan.
2018 Fete committee.
We will be holding a movie night on Friday 13th September 2019.
It will be held in the multipurpose room. The room will open at 6:45pm, and the movie will commence at 7:15pm.
The movie we will be showing is: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) PG
Please bring your own cushions/beanbags/blankets/chairs. If you do bring chairs you will need to sit at the back to allow everyone to see. There is heating in the multipurpose room but the floor can get cold.
BYO snacks and drinks, there is strictly no alcohol allowed. Lolly bags will be available for purchase on the night.
The Family Movie night is fun for everyone and we hope to see you there.
It is important to understand that all children must be supervised the entire night by a parent or guardian. Children are NOT to be dropped off and left unsupervised.
Kind regards, PFA.