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October 26th 2023
Oak Park Primary School will work collaboratively to provide a stimulating, safe and challenging learning environment that promotes resilient, innovative thinkers.
Calendar of Events
Team Kids – Parent Information Webinar Recording
In case you missed the recent OSHC Parent Information Webinar, we've got you covered!
You can catch up on all the valuable insights and important details shared during the session by following the link below. Whether you're a seasoned Team Kids family or new to our community, this webinar is a great resource to ensure you're up to date with everything OSHC-related. We appreciate your active engagement and look forward to an exciting journey together.
Watch the Webinar:
TeamKids - Oak Park Primary OSHC parent information webinar
Looking forward to seeing more parents and students at the upcoming Prep Transition session and the Fang Run!
Nick – Partnership Manager
School Fang Run – Getting closer!
Thank you all for creating your online profile and supporting the Fang Run!
Currently we have raised over $17,000 of our $30,000 goal, so there is a way to go and I hope you’ll keep supporting us! Remember, the money raised will be going towards an audiovisual system for the gym.
Congratulations to the 5/6J for their winning door decoration to promote the Fang Run!
Another class will receive a door prize this week and Francis Winifred Voucher for the teacher coordinating the best decoration.
Every student who has raised over $100 in donations will go into a random draw to be 1 of 10 to win a voucher for a free lunch order from the school canteen: 5 each for the junior and senior school. Wow, what a great prize!!
Remember to keep sharing your online fundraising link. Text message is the best way, followed by social media and lastly email. For those of you who are yet to get a donation, remember that you can WIN a $20,000 Ultimate Family Package by raising $1 online. Thank you again for your efforts and support.
Charvi – Chess Success
Congratulations to Charvi in Year 1, who represented the school at an inter-school chess competition this week at Overnewton College. There were 104 participants across 8 schools. Charvi secured first position in the Under 11 category.
A wonderful achievement and reflection of our awesome lunchtime clubs program. Charvi is pictured with Grant, the amazing chess coach.
Cycling Fundraiser, final week – Go Shardy!
One of our wonderful Year 5 students is participating in the Great Cycle Challenge for the fifth year in a row. A message below from Shardy and brother Sharky about their participation supporting a very worthy cause. So far raising over $1,200!
If you’re interested in donating please use the link below. This week is the final week of the challenge.
This October, Fernando Brothers is 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 we are 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 our challenge by making a donation through our fundraising page to give these kids the brighter futures they deserve.
Together, we can save little lives.
Thanks for your support.
Sharkya and Shardy
Assembly Timetable - Term 4
Term 4 Clubs Timetable
This term, we are excited for the return of Oak Park’s Got Talent!!! Every Thursday lunch time, year levels will be provided with the opportunity to share their talent and compete for a chance to perform at Friday’s assembly. We look forward to seeing what the students present!
School Fang Run PFA News Update
Next Thursday 2 November is our Fang Run! The event will kick off at 9.50 am on the school oval. We look forward to seeing students get involved – it’s not too late to set up a profile at schoolfunrun.com.au. Every student can take part in the Fang Run, but why not register and raise at least $10 for the school? Every student who raises that amount and above will receive a prize!
If any parents would like to get involved and volunteer on the day between 11 am and 2 pm,
please email 4721-PFAOPPS@schools.vic.edu.au. But even if you can’t help, we’d love to see parents down there on the day cheering the kids on. Everyone’s invited!
Please remember to keep collecting donations, so we will be able to install an audiovisual system in the gym. We still have a way to go before we reach our fundraising goal!
Below are answers to a couple of frequently asked questions about the Fang Run.
What should my child wear to the Fang Run?
As a general rule, you will be getting covered in coloured powder during the Fang Run, so it is best to wear clothing or a costume that you don’t mind getting dirty. White clothing is especially good for showing off the colours! You should also wear comfortable shoes that you can run or walk in.
The vegetable dye used in the colour powder will wash out of most garments but may stain silicone, which watch bands are usually made of – so we recommend you leave your watch or activity tracker at home on Fang Run day.
How do you make the colour powder in the Fang Run?
We use safe, natural, gluten-free, food-grade corn starch to make a talc-free colour powder, with vegetable dye added to make the colour. This means that the colours are completely safe for children, animals and the environment. If you have any concerns at all about safety, we suggest that students wear swimming goggles or sunglasses as eye protection and/or bandanas or scarves around their noses and mouths.
If you have any more questions about the Fang Run, please visit https://www.schoolfundraising.com.au/faq or call 1800 FUN RUN (386 786).
Parents and Friends Association
Each day we have many students with unexplained absences on their attendance record.
We request that parents/guardians notify your childs full day absence via Compass. This is very easy to do and takes very little time. There is a drop down box for absence reason, and you must also note the detail of the reason in the comment box.
Starting next week, letters will be sent home if your child has an unexplained absence and you will be required to go into Compass and mark their absence.
Late Arrival/Early Departure
If your child is late to school, you must bring them in via the office and sign in via the ipad in the foyer. The student will then hand the form to their teacher, noting that they have been signed in correctly.
When picking your child up from school early, you will also be required to complete an early departure at the office and take that form to your childs class.
Please do not ask the office staff or your childs teacher to send your child to the office early for you to collect. This disrupts the class and means that students can be sitting in the office area for quite a while waiting for their parent. Parents/guardians must follow the correct procedure as above.
Signing in late or signing out early will require you to note a reason in the comments box. Please do not mark a late arrival or early pick up from home, these need to be noted via Compass at school at the time it actually happens.
We thank you for your attention to this, and please don’t hesitate to contact the office should there be any issues.
It was wonderful to see our 2024 Foundation students and families at our first transition session last Friday.
The students enjoyed some play activities, a story and a colouring in activity.
Next session, the transition groups will rotate so that all of the teachers will have a chance to meet our 2024 cohort. Final grades and teachers will be announced on Wednesday the 13th of December.
We look forward to seeing you all again on Friday the 3rd of November. After signing your child in, please head over to the Multipurpose Room for our Information Session.
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