Address: Willett Avenue, Oak Park VIC 3046
T:(03) 9306 9182 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
March 24th 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
To date, we have tracked 20 students with COVID-19 during Term 1. Despite the daily peaks and troughs with confirmed cases, it is indeed very evident that COVID-19 is still very present in our local community and everyone’s vigilance is still very necessary. Whenever a case is reported to the school, we always identify the class and post to the entire relevant student cohort using Compass. We also send an SMS to all parents with children in the affected class.
Each family has now been equipped with sufficient Rapid Antigen Tests to hopefully undertake twice weekly testing for the remainder of the school term. We continue to have many families and several staff currently in isolation.
We again thank families for working very closely with the school on this matter to support the safety and wellbeing of everyone in our community.
Thank you to all the parents, students and teachers that attended focus groups on our Fieldwork Day on Monday 21st March. This day was a wonderful opportunity for our review panel to hear from a wide range of stakeholders to inform the final day (Panel Day) on the 30th of March. We look forward to sharing our new targets and goals for the next Strategic Plan, which outlines the Key Improvement Strategies for the next four years at Oak Park.
NAPLAN – School Readiness Tests
Last Friday (18th) and this Thursday (24th), our Year 3 and Year 5 students have undertaken their practice online NAPLAN tests. Thanks to David Lu and Sally for their support and coordination. Year 5 students will be completing their writing component online for the first time in history of NAPLAN. To assist with the use of iPads the school has purchased keyboards to support students with typing their responses on a physical keyboard. A small group of students with the latest iPad have been advised to purchase their own keyboard to be compatible with the newer USB-C port.
The actual NAPLAN tests for 2022 will be undertaken in Term 2 between 10–20 May, with the majority of testing occurring on the 10, 11th and 12th of May.
Oak Park Primary School is accepting enrolments for 2023. If you have another child (sibling to one already attending) starting school next year we ask that you complete an enrolment form at your earliest convenience.
If you know of families who will have a child starting school next year, please also advise them that our enrolments are now open. They may call the school on 9306-9182 or email Fran email@example.com
Our school tours will be starting approximately May 2022.
This week the eldest student in each family will bring home a booklet of 12 raffle tickets for the PFA’s Easter raffle. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5.
1st Prize – $300 Bunnings voucher and an Easter egg
2nd Prize – $100 Bunnings voucher, a mystery voucher and an Easter egg
3rd Prize – $100 Bunnings voucher and an Easter egg
And more great prizes from local businesses to be won.
Please return all tickets and money to the school by Friday 1 April 2022.
The raffle will be drawn at end-of-term assembly on Friday 8 April 2022.
Additional tickets are available at the office.
Thank you for your support!
Premier's Reading Challenge
The Premier's Reading Challenge 2022 has arrived!
The reading challenge is a great way to motivate your child to push themselves with their reading and a wonderful project to participate in alongside your child. There really is nothing better than getting stuck into a great book.
To find out more about the challenge, visit the website: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/events/prc/Pages/default.aspx
If you'd like to register your child, please email their full name and grade to firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be no Breakfast Club next Tuesday 29th March. This will resume again on Wednesday 30th march.
If you would like your child to attend chess Club each Wednesday during term 2, please complete the form and make payment directly into the bank account.
We have a smart watch at the office that have been handed in recently.
This navy one has been in the office for a few weeks now, please advise us if this is yours.
This term the Foundation students have been exploring patterns. We did a wonderful job making (and eating) our own fruit patterns! Check out some of our great work.
Grade 3/4 News
These posters were made by the students to celebrate Harmony Day.
Physical Education News
It’s not too late to sign your daughter up to the female futsal academy for girls in grades 3-6. If you are interested, please have a look over this flyer and email Liam if you are interested in joining. We will plan to run some lunchtime training next term when the program starts.
All girls in grades 3-6 have an opportunity to participate in a female only fustal academy run by Female Fustal Leauge.
It will run over 5 weeks and would cost $50 per student for the 5 sessions.
If this is something you are interested in, have a read of the booklet attached and email me if you would like to be added to my list,
This week Foundation students danced with scarves and explored different movements such as fast, slow, graceful and jerky. Students moved gracefully like butterflies to classical music and marched like ants to band music. All children had the opportunity to show their peers their movements and watch others. These types of informal performance opportunities builds confidence to perform in front of a small audience and enjoy the creativity and freedom of dance
CSEF Application Form
Please find below, Camps, Sports & Excursion Fund Application Form. This form will detail eligibility and guide you on how to apply.
Please email your completed form to email@example.com or return to the front office with a copy of your healthcare card.
2022 Applications will close on June 24th 2022
Year 6-7 Transition
2022 to 2023 application/placement information pack for parents/carers with Year 6 students at government schools will be sent home in the first few weeks of Term 2. They are not available via the Secondary Colleges.
The information pack will include an Application and information regarding the process. There will also be a timeline which will be included in our newsletter, as well as applicable dates. Information received from the Secondary Colleges will include dates of Open days, Information nights, guided tours and the STEP program if applicable. Visiting local Secondary Colleges is an important part of the transition process.
Most Secondary Colleges are strictly zoned, parents/guardians will need to be aware of which schools this refers to, and that you will need to reside within the zone to attend those schools.
Those families applying to Private or Catholic Schools will still need to complete the form as there is a section if your child has been confirmed at one of these schools. Please don’t hesitate to contact Fran in the office should you require further information firstname.lastname@example.org
ROSEHILL SECONDARY COLLEGE : There is a book available outside the Office with Rosehill Secondary College information, please feel free to take one.
Team Kids Holiday Program