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June 16th 2022
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 Canteen Arrangement for Term 3
We’re pleased to announce a new canteen arrangement commencing in Term 3, recently approved by School Council.
Sweet Karma is a local business based on the ethos of providing fresh handmade, wholesome lunches using quality ingredients. This stems from a love of cooking originating from an Italian background.
Food will be prepared fresh every week in the school kitchen. Meals will be created to be eaten with a minimum of fuss, whilst also considering the environmental impact, using eco-friendly packaging as much as possible.
In Term 3, the ordering system will remain the same with orders collected in classroom and taken to the office. Orders will need to be placed on a Thursday and lunches provided on the Friday. A menu will be uploaded shortly to the school website, as we approach the first week of ordering.
The final week of Term 2 will still utilise the current provider Chestnutt Grove Café and usual delivery of lunches on the Thursday.
Reports – Live on June 21st
Student reports will be available to access on Compass from next Tuesday 21st June. A newsfeed will be issued to confirm this availability. We sincerely hope that these reports provide a clear and succinct summary of each child’s achievements during the first two terms of face to face learning this year. In addition to the mid-year student reports, you will have the opportunity to book a Student-Led Conference for your child/ren next week on June 22nd.
End of Term 2 Reminder – June 24th 2:00 pm
The last day of Term 2 is Friday 24th July. Please be aware that students will be dismissed earlier than usual, at 2:00pm. There will be an assembly at 1:30 pm in the Gymnasium to finish off the term. School will resume on Monday 11th July for the start of Term 3.
Student Led Conferences
Next Wednesday 22nd June, Student Led Conferences will be held at school from 9am to 7pm. This will be a student-free day. Students are not required at school except for their conference time.
Madison in Grade 6 lost an earring at school. If anyone finds one like this, could it please be dropped off at the office. Thank you.
Year 6-7 Transition
On Wednesday 20th July Parents/Carers will be notified in writing of their childs Year 7 placement offer for the 2023 school year. The letter will also include a Placement Acceptance Slip for parents/carers completion, which will need to be returned to school by Wednesday 10th August.
Should your residence not be in the zone of the school you have applied for, and that school is strictly zoned, you may need to go through an appeal process. This notification will include a rationale for any non-placement if applicable. If this occurs and your child is not placed at their preference schools, your Application will be sent to the designated Neighbourhood school.
Grade 1/2 News
The 1/2s have been learning all about the biological sciences (science!) in our Inquiry Topic this term. 1/2F made some posters to show what we know about certain animals. Here are just a few of the amazing work done in class. These are on display in our classroom - come past and check them out! We would love to show you all we have learned!
By Hunter, Year 2
Grade 3/4 News
Dear Family Members of 3 /4,
Throughout Term 2, Grade 3 /4 students have been exploring what connects us to our history. We have studied significant symbols and celebrations in Australian culture such as indigenous symbols, red poppies, ANZAC Day, NAIDOC Week and National Sorry Day. During this time students have created some work that we are very proud of. We would like to invite you to come and share some of the amazing pieces of work with us.
Please find details below of our Inquiry Expo:
Date: Friday 17th June
Time: 1.15 pm – 2.00 pm
Who: Family members of 3/4 students
Where: Grade 3/4 classrooms.
Please sign in at the office before attending the Grade 3/4 classrooms. Please note you must sign out again when leaving the school
We hope to see you all at our Inquiry Expo!
Grade 3 /4 Team: Meagan, Marina, Kira, April and Julia
This week, students in Grade 5 and 6 are auditioning for main roles in our Lion King Jnr production. The audition process is an excellent experience for all that choose to participate. Students have needed to learn lines, portray a character with confidence, sing a song and perform in front of teachers. Nerves and excitement were definitely showing!
Thank you to all the teachers who have helped with the audition process. We have 12 teachers who are ensuring that EVERY student who would like to audition gets the opportunity. We hope to complete all auditions by Friday, yet if needed, we can extend this timeline. The main character roles will be offered next week. Students that are offered a main role will send home a permission slip which will need to be signed by a parent/guardian before they are given performance scripts.
Students will need to show resilience (one of our school values) when the main roles are announced. Whatever the outcome, students should be proud of themselves for stepping out of their comfort zone and having a go.
Good luck to all students who are auditioning this week!
If you child has been absent from school this week and would like to audition, please email Melanie- Melanie.Schirmer@education.vic.gov.au
It has been an eventful week for Oak Park sport with the both the footy and soccer teams narrowly missing out on a grand final appearance. The footy team lost by 4 points to Ilim college in a thriller and the soccer team lost by a goal in the dying minutes to hand St. Matthews a chance at a grand finale. As for our netballers, they face off against archrivals St. Francis in a blockbuster this Friday. Results will be in the newsletter next week. And finally, we saw Jesse and Harper place 21st and 24th respectively in their Regional Cross country events this week. It was a tremendous effort from two very talented students. We are all so proud of you for reaching this far, it is no small feat.
Grade 3/4 students have continued to learn about some Japanese traditions in Visual Arts Classes over the last couple of weeks. They have been creating some pastel Bonsai Trees that show art concepts such as texture, overlapping, depth as well as reflection. The students have enjoyed working on their Bonsai Trees and some of these will be on display in the school foyer in Term 3. There will also be some other artworks created by different year levels on display, as a part of the Japanese immersion program at OPPS, in conjunction with the Visual Arts Program.
This month gives you the chance to clean out your cupboards and donate your old shoes! Drop them off in the tub at the front office at school (beside the stick insect cage). Donations will be accepted until 30 June.
We are accepting:
School Council and PFA Food Waste Challenge
Have you submitted your entry for the Food Waste Challenge yet? Send them in by Monday 20 June for your chance to win a great prize, such as an edible greens grow kit and more!
This week's food waste inspiration comes from Ben and Sam. Ben started the project by asking every member in his family “how do you prevent food waste?”
Ben said: “We cut off the top and the bottom of the carrots and the carrot peelings and save these for our rabbits. We also use leftover kale, celery tops and lots of other vegetables and fruits.”
Sam said: “You should eat all of your food.”
Sam also likes to grow plants and seeds. He is trying to grow celery from a leftover celery bottom.
Submit your entry to School Council via email (Jo.Pleban@education.vic.gov.au) or in the competition drop box at the office. Be sure to put your name and class on your entry.
Stay tuned for news about the Food Waste Challenge Expo!
Need a reminder about what the Food Waste Challenge involves? See the newsletter of 5 May at:
Parents & Friends Association
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