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September 15th 2022
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Calendar of Events
Thank you – School Musical
I just wanted to express my thanks firstly to Melanie and to all students, teachers, ES staff and parents that made the first night of our musical such a success. Your support is most appreciated. As a school we are fortunate, lucky and so pleased to provide such a high quality musical - after such a long break from large school events. Our musical provides a wonderful opportunity for our students to experience the joy of acting, singing and dancing and showcases the immense talent we have at Oak Park.
Bravo and thank you once again.
Cycling Fundraiser – Go Shardy!
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This October, I am taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer! Because right now, cancer is the largest single killer of children from disease in Australia – over 600 children are diagnosed with cancer every year and sadly, 3 die every week.
Kids should be living life, not fighting for it. And so I am riding and raising funds to support the Children's Medical Research Institute to continue their work into the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and finding a cure for childhood cancer.
Please support my challenge by making a donation through my fundraising page to give these kids the brighter futures they deserve.
Together, we can save little lives.
Thanks for your support.
Please enjoy the Term 3 holidays and stay safe. We look forward to seeing you all on Monday 3rd of October for Term 4.
Thank you so much to all families for the amazing feedback from the concert last night. The students have learnt so much from the experience, not only singing and dancing yet challenging themselves to step outside their comfort zone. Performing is different for each student, some find it daunting and others love it. One thing they all learnt is that when you trust your peers and help each other you can truly show something special.
I would also like to thank all the staff and parents who helped make the concert a success. A lot of time and effort went into the show and it could never happen without our amazing community efforts. Thank you to you all!
Good luck to all the students tonight!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PURCHASING TICKETS FOR CHILDREN
Children over 18 months must have a child’s ticket. This ensures that theatre numbers are correct if there is an emergency evacuation.
The Clocktower has a strict Child Policy. Refer to our website for general information.
Incorrect seating allocation may affect our performance starting time. Please ring the clocktower today on (03) 9243 9191 if you feel you need to arrange another seat for members of your family. The Clocktower are happy to try and help.
ALL THE CHILDREN ARE EXCITED FOR THEIR FINAL PERFORMANCE! PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CHILD CAN ATTEND!
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Parent List - School Costume Information
Our Japanese Immersion program will be coming to an end as we move into Term 4. We would love to share with
you some of the activities created by Melissa sensei and bravely implemented by teachers in their classrooms
throughout Term 2 and 3. A job well done by all teachers involved and to the students of Oak Park for participating!
The Grade 3/4s had plenty of fun learning about the art of parfait making. They practised writing and saying the many popular fruit toppings they could include on their dream parfait.
The Grade 5/6 had enjoyed learning the “Nori Nori Dance”. They memorised the lyrics and dances and
we have incorporated it as a brain break activity. We had been learning the difference between onsen and
sentou. Students have enjoyed the Panda Sentou picture book. Students practiced using Shuwa to help them remember the story. Then, students matched the Japanese sentences with the appropriate English translation. Students loved the short quizzes to refresh their hiragana/katakana and found Kanji quite challenging. We have enjoyed engaging the lessons, thank you Melissa sensei!
Art Japanese News
Grade 1/2 Fun Night & Grade 2 Sleepover
After a few tied results in recent terms, this term we had a clear winner in our term tournament: Cagan 6D. Cagan won the Term 3 event with 8 wins from his 9 games. Cagan's only loss came in Round 4 against Kiran 3/4P. Against everyone else, Cagan won convincingly.
In second place was Saraansh 6D scoring a strong 7.5 points. The only points Saraansh dropped were his loss to Cagan (Rd 7) and his draw with Lewis 3/4P (Rd 6).
Lewis 3/4P finished equal 3rd alongside Santiago 5C on 6.5 points.
The Most Improved Player award was shared this term between Marlo 1/2HL (5 points), Oscar 1/2M (5 points) and Roman 3/4T (4.5 points) - all of whom have improved dramatically over this term.
Fully results are as follows:
8.0 Cagan 6D
7.5 Saraansh 6D
6.5 Santiago 5C, Lewis 3/4P
5.5 Adem 5M, Kiran 3/4P
5.0 Ben 3/4P, Leo 3/4S, Lachlan 6D, Marlo 1/2HL, Oscar 1/2M
4.5 Jasper 3/4P, Henry 3/4W, Santiago 1/2A, Roman 3/4T, Ken 1/2B, Axel 1/2A
4.0 Charvi FH, Stephanie 1/2H, Eva 1/2A, Arlo 3/4P
3.5 Samuel 1/2HL, Hayley 1/2HL
3.0 Hamish 3/4P
2.5 Prisha 1/2A(missed final 5 games), Zoha 3/4W, Maggie 1/2HL
1.5 Eleni 3/4S
1.0 Frankie FH
In other news I'm looking forward to the Interschool Competition at Coburg North Primary School in Week 4, Term 4! Please make sure you register early to ensure a place in the tournament. There are only 120 places available and over 70 places have been snapped up at the time of writing this. I believe that Oak Park Primary School has an excellent chance of winning this event - but of course it won't be easy to do so!
See you in Term 4 for our new class tournament in our regular Wednesday lunchtime class.
FIDE Master, Grant Szuveges, chess coach.
**If anyone would like a “How to play chess” form please call into the office as we have some spares.
Grade 6 Students for 2023
A representative from A PLUS SCHOOLWEAR will be at Oak Park Primary School on MONDAY the 17th of OCTOBER to size students for the GRADE 6 POLO TOPS and HOODED WINDCHEATERS. To enable the students to receive their garments by the end of 2022, order forms and payment must be received by FRIDAY the 28th of OCTOBER 2022.
Attached is a 2023 Graduation Garment Order Form for your information. This form will be sent home with your child on the 17th of October listing items and sizes that A representative from A PLUS SCHOOLWEAR will be at Oak Park Primary School on MONDAY the 17th of OCTOBER to size students for the GRADE 6 POLO TOPS and HOODED WINDCHEATERS. To enable the students to receive their garments by the end of 2022, order forms and payment must be received by FRIDAY the 28th of OCTOBER 2022.
Attached is a 2023 Graduation Garment Order Form for your information. This form will be sent home with your child on the 17th of October listing items and sizes that have been tried on.
NO LATE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE.
Save the Date: The school is having an Aver and Line Family Portrait Fundraiser on Saturday 15th October. It's only $20 for a 20 minute session, you get a free 8" x 12" print, and part of the proceeds get donated to the school. You are also welcome to bring the family dog/relatives/friends to be in the photos. Please tell your family and friends, as anyone can take advantage of this great offer and we would love to fill all the sessions. Also, the prints will be delivered before Christmas - great for gifts!
Please note the booking link below: