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August 20th 2019
Oak Park Primary School will work collaboratively to provide a stimulating, safe and challenging learning environment that promotes resilient, innovative thinkers.
I had a strange teacher once who asked us to lie on the floor, on our backs, underneath our desks and then write about what we had seen. I had seen old bits of chewing gum and some graffiti – names, love hearts and other stuff I couldn’t read, or didn’t make sense. And the teacher asked if there were stories there.
I remember thinking about that kid who had come into the classroom, chewing gum but had to hide it before the teacher saw it. And the kid who had scribbled his name, or maybe it wasn’t his name, and what makes you do that, and how long ago had it been written there? And did PT still love JA?
Anyway, I think the teacher’s idea was to give us something to think about, but also to look at something (our desks) from a different perspective. It made us look in a different way, to see something that we hadn’t seen before and to think about the story behind how it got to be the way it was.
The notion of ‘perspective’ is one to keep in mind. Some people can become upset when their footy team loses, or can get really angry in traffic or if they are kept waiting. And of course we can all be a little irrational if we think our child is has been badly treated.
But there’s at least one family in our community this week who are simply grateful that their child is well.
Father's Day Stall
Father's day is fast approaching. So the PFA are running a father's day stall on Thursday August 29 and Friday August 30.
This is always a fabulous opportunity for the children to choose something special for their Dad or Grandad. So please send some money along with your child on these days.
We are also looking for some fabulous volunteers to help out on the day. So if you can spare an hour or two on August 29 and/or August 30, between the hours of 9am and 11am, that would be amazing. Please email Jen if you're available at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, if anyone has any donations for the father's day stall, please leave them at the office by Wednesday August 28.
Year 6/2020 School Uniforms
Our uniform suppliers will be at Oak Park Primary School on Friday 30th August at 9am, for the Grade 6/2020 students to try Grade 6 uniforms on for size.
We would ask that ALL Grade 5 students be at school by 9am, as this will be the only opportunity you will have to check for sizes. Order forms will be sent home with students at the end of the day.
Families making payments directly into our bank account are required to input their name and the payment details e.g. OSHC, school fees etc. Many payments are made quoting fees, but often these refer to OSHC not school fees, so we would request that you are specific in the details/info. It can often be quite confusing when details are not noted on the online banking.
Concert tickets on sale - Monday 19th August
The tickets for the school concert go on sale Monday 19th August. It is going to be a fantastic!
Venue- ClockTower Theatre in Moonee Ponds.
Concert Dates- Wednesday 18th September and Thursday 19th September 2019.
Price- $25 adult, $18 child/concession
Book tickets by phoning ClockTower Box Office- 9243 9191
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: A strict maximum of four tickets per family can be purchased from Monday 19th August until Friday 30th August.
We have reserved four tickets per family for two weeks to ensure that there are enough tickets for all. These tickets are reserved under your eldest child’s surname. You will need to purchase these tickets through the ClockTower Box Office on 9243 9191 or by visiting the ClockTower during weekday business hours. No tickets can be purchased via the School Office.
From Monday 2nd September the reserved seating will be lifted and any remaining seats will be available for anyone to purchase (no limit will apply).
All remaining tickets will then be available online through the ClockTower Centre website.
I look forward to seeing you all there,
Performing Arts Teacher
Last Friday we had an excursion to Essendon Keilor College in East Keilor. Here are some reports and photos from the day.
“I was happy that I was allowed to go to EKC and enjoyed the games we played with the year 8 students. They were nice and funny and I really enjoyed the day. My favourite activity was the game with the ping pong balls and chopsticks. I didn’t know how good I was at using chopsticks!” – Dean 56C
On the Japanese excursion we had snacks and had fun playing the Japanese related games. There were prizes for each of the games. We got the opportunity to see what life is like at high school and meet the year 8s. If I had the opportunity to go again I would. My favourite activity was the scavenger hunt where we went around the courtyard and tried to answer questions related to Japanese”. – Lyla 56P
School Concert – Costume List
The school is busily preparing for our bi-annual school concert that will be held at the Clocktower Theatre on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th of September. For new parents to the school, you will be relieved to know that most costumes will be provided by the school. We do however require your help with basic essentials, such as black shoes and plain t-shirts or pants. Please carefully read the attached file that has the list of all items required for each grade. Please pay particular attention to the “Parents to Provide” column so you know what you need to supply.
Black school shoes are part of our school uniform but if your child does not have black shoes K-mart have affordable pairs which are perfect for the school concert, such as black canvas lace up shoe or black canvas slip on shoe both are $3.50.
Kmart also has a large variety of plain t-shirts for approx. $4 each if your child requires a plain t-shirt for the concert item.
If you do need to supply a t-shirt for the class item we ask for your prompt action, many of these t-shirts will need a motif sewn on and we need to give the volunteer sewers time to complete this task. Please bring in the items no later than Thursday 8th August.
If you already know your child/ren will be absent from school on these concert dates please email your class teacher ASAP.
If you have any other questions regarding costumes please come and talk to Sheryl Hamilton (5/6 Resource Room) or myself and we will help you.
Thank you and please save the concert date in your calendars!
Please find the concert costume lists at the end of the newsletter