Address: Willett Avenue, Oak Park VIC 3046
T:(03) 9306 9182 E: Loren.Peavey@education.vic.gov.au
April 22nd 2021
Oak Park Primary School will work collaboratively to provide a stimulating, safe and challenging learning environment that promotes resilient, innovative thinkers.
Calendar of Events
I would like to thank the Oak Park Community for making me feel so welcome during my first 4 days at the school. I have visited each classroom and the children have been telling me about what they love at their school and I have been very pleased to hear that they love learning, feel safe and are proud of their beautiful school environment. As a community you should all be very proud of how your children greet each other and me as a new adult in the school. They are so friendly and have been eager to share their knowledge of the school with me.
I am currently having 20 mins meetings with each staff member to learn about them and what they are proud of at Oak Park PS and what they see as the next steps for the school. On Tuesday I also had the pleasure of meeting some of the parents and I look forward to meeting more of you over the term. Please say hi if you see me in the yard before and after school.
Oak Park is a very focussed place of learning, the calmness across the school each morning as the learning day starts is very impressive. I have hardly seen a late child, which is fabulous, as being on time for the start of the day sets the tone for the rest of the day of learning.
Thank you again for your warm welcome.
Keep being learners.
Each year we assist Glenroy RSL with the sale of badges and wrist bands for the Anzac Day Appeal.
Our School Captains will be selling these badges from 8.45 in the morning, and after school until 3.40pm on the Tiger turf area outside the Administration area. At any other time they may be purchased from the Office
Please assist by bringing the correct money.
Grade 3/4 Local Excursion
On Friday the 24th of April, the Grade 3/4 students will be walking to Boeing Reserve at 11a.m. as part of our Term 2 Inquiry big idea, ‘Rules and Laws’.
Students must wear full uniform, bring a packed lunch, water bottle and hat. Parents are welcome to meet the class at Boeing reserve for lunch at 11.30a.m. Students will be returning to school at 1.30pm
Specialist Corner News
Welcome to The Specialist Corner. We have created this section in the newsletter to keep the community informed of the great learning happening in the Specialist classrooms. We hope you enjoy the weekly updates.
To create a positive culture within Specialists classrooms, all Specialists teachers use the DOJO system to encourage students to show positive behaviours within the classroom. Teachers can encourage students for a variety of skills or values- whether it’s working hard, being kind, helping others or a class focus. Students then receive points for these behaviours which then get added up at the end of term. The students who receive the most DOJO’s for the term then receive a DOJO certificate to take home.
The following students who received the most DOJO points in Term One. Congratulations! We hope your amazing certificate is displayed proudly at home!
FH: Marlo, Arya, Daniel, Saige, Violet
FS: Seth, Santiago, Alfie, Andrew, Maggie, Mandy
FM: Anya, Esha, Ava, Gus, Zoya
GRADE 1 and 2
1B: Ken, Manan, Oscar, Sophia, Zuuyati
1O: William, Aadhya, Ryker, Stephanie, Eda, Jamie, Mason, Mirza, Prish, Rafael, Sophie, Taylan
12M: Cengizhan, Jasper, Adam, Demir, Vinuli
2F: April, Alyssa R, Indigo, Alessandro, Alyssa S
2PA: Holly, Leo, Swaroop, Mac, Anwita, Ava, Patrick
3C: Amy, Grace, Alyssa, Harvey, Keira
3W: Pippa, Ronita, Scarlett, Layla, Sheree
3H: Abdul, Ava, Jesse, Lily M, Evelyne
4P: Juliana, Zara, Makayla, Aanya, Thien, Zayden
4T: Elise, Rahael, Toby, Adem, Audrey
GRADE 5 and 6
5M: Stella, Olivia, Saraansh, Sophie, Millie
56GC: Connor, Jayda, Arda, Charlee, Ruolan, Toby
6D: Ethan, Georgia, Omar, Jaskirat, Tabitha, Yuan
6HL: Avery, Landen, Gabe, Llewellyn, Ruby
Moreland Eco eNews
EcoactivWe have recently partnered with Ecoactiv. Ecoactiv is an online recycling booking platform servicing Moreland all year round with sustainable disposal options.
Free IT-waste recycling with EcoactivEcoactiv will collect a range of IT-waste items from your house for free and recycle these into materials. Free collections for: Apple Products, Computers and Tablets, Computer Parts, Monitors, Phones and Other Devices, Printers, Scanners, Consumables, Storage and Memory and Televisions.
Premiers Reading Challenge
Here is a message from Premier Dan Andrews regarding this year's Reading Challenge:
Getting involved with the challenge is a great way to motivate your children to read every day. It's also a fabulous opportunity to encourage reading for pleasure and to enjoy getting lost in some stories with your children.
If you'd like your child/ren to participate in the Premier's Reading Challenge this year, please email your child's name and grade to me at: email@example.com
Thanks everyone for your support
Year 6-7 Secondary College Transition Information
Year 6-7 transition Information packs and Secondary College Application forms have been emailed home to parents & guardians today. Please only return the Application form, do not return the whole information pack. Form may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Some secondary Colleges in the area are zoned and will not accept students who reside outside the zone. We ask families to be aware of zoning issues when applying for Secondary Colleges. Secondary Colleges will require proof of address as part of their enrolment process.
Information from Secondary Colleges will be placed in our newsletter as it becomes available.
Please find details for after school Autumn Sports on offer through Kelly Sports