Address: Willett Avenue, Oak Park VIC 3046
T:(03) 9306 9182 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
September 5th 2019
Oak Park Primary School will work collaboratively to provide a stimulating, safe and challenging learning environment that promotes resilient, innovative thinkers.
Calendar of Events
This week’s Uniform Wearer of the Week Award
goes to JASPER DAVISON FH, AUDREY STUBBS AND DIYA SENTHIL KUMAR 2D
Congratulations Jasper, Audrey and Diya for setting such a great example to the rest of the school!
Throughout 2019 I have been working with some principal colleagues around improving student agency, voice and leadership in our schools.
As part of this work, we introduced the PIVOT survey last year in an attempt to better understand student perspectives. The PIVOT survey provides feedback to teachers on their approaches in the classroom as well as aspects of classroom organisation.
It was interesting to look at the results for our own schools, but also to see those of other schools. There is a lot to learn from each other. What is happening with student agency at those schools that have very positive PIVOT results? What can we implement at our school?
One very interesting thing to come out of the investigation into the PIVOT survey was that generally, the schools that were considered to be more ‘advantaged’ got less positive results than those schools with higher levels of ‘disadvantage’.
In discussing possible reasons why this might be so, one of my colleagues related how at his school (high disadvantage) if you were to tell students they were going to the zoo next week, they would be very happy, excited and enthusiastic. But at his previous school (low disadvantage) the reaction would be more like, ‘Big deal, I’ve been to the zoo heaps of times’.
Our teachers continue to work with their students in their class around the PIVOT survey and how we can make improvements in the classroom, but we have also begun working with senior students on developing a positive mindset and being grateful for all the great things in their lives.
For those interested, here are some other local events happening that involves Japanese culture.
Exhibition: “A Bridge to Asia” (1 Aug – 30 Sept 2019)
When: Thursday 1 August – Monday 30 September 2019
9:00am – 5:00pm weekdays (closed 1:00pm – 2:00pm)
Where: Consulate-General of Japan in Melbourne, Level 25, 570 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC
Exhibition: “Icons of Japan” (12-29 Sept 2019)
When: Thursday 12 September – Sunday 29 September 2019
Monday to Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm,
Saturday and Sunday 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Where: Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield VIC
Exhibition: “Imari Porcelain: Brocades of Translucent Colour” (13 Oct 2018 – 29 Sept 2019)
When: Saturday 13 October 2018 – Sunday 29 September 2019
10:00am – 5:00pm daily
Where: NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC
Exhibition: “Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World” (24 May – 6 Oct 2019)
When: Friday 24 May – Sunday 6 October 2019
10:00am – 5:00pm daily
Where: Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC
Cost: Included with museum entry - $15 adult, free for concession, children, and members
Japanese Language Teacher
The reserved seating has now been lifted and any remaining seats will be available for anyone to purchase (no limit will apply).
Tickets available from:
Performing Arts Teacher
School Concert – Countdown to Sept 18 & 19
2 weeks away and our students are working hard to make the concert a special night for us all. Here’s a sneak preview…
Bomber Jackets, Drink Bottles and Lost Property
Raph has been picking up lots of bomber jackets so if you are missing some from your child’s cupboard, please collect them from the lost property cupboard.
Also, the office has a box of miscellaneous ‘things’ ranging from keys and jewellery to bunnies and spinners. Please drop by and ask if something looks familiar.
Year 6/2020 School Uniforms
All current grade 5 students have received an order form with sizing for their 2020 Grade 6 tops.
PARENT ACTION – Please return the order form and money to the school by THURSDAY the 10th of OCTOBER.
NO LATE ORDERS ARE GOING TO BE ACCEPTED.
Can you help Poppy?
Poppy from FH is asking for everyone’s support to make her ‘care packs’ to help homeless people. One small thing you can do is to grab the shampoos or toothbrushes (or paste) that you don’t used from your room when you travel. and drop them in the foyer of the office.
Families making payments directly into our bank account are required to input your child’s 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.
PFA – Fete Discussion
FETE DISCUSSION MEETING
There will be a "Fete discussion" meeting on the 30th October at 7pm at the school.
The purpose of this meeting is to simply talk about how people feel about a fete for 2020, how many volunteers we may have and how keen people are to go ahead.
If not enough volunteers we will discuss what would people be prepared to do in place of a fete all ideas will be welcome.
So please considering attending, even if you do not want to assist with a Fete, bring along your ideas for a new plan.
2018 Fete committee.
We will be holding a movie night on Friday 13th September 2019.
It will be held in the multipurpose room. The room will open at 6:45pm, and the movie will commence at 7:15pm.
The movie we will be showing is: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) PG
Please bring your own cushions/beanbags/blankets/chairs. If you do bring chairs you will need to sit at the back to allow everyone to see. There is heating in the multipurpose room but the floor can get cold.
BYO snacks and drinks, there is strictly no alcohol allowed. Lolly bags will be available for purchase on the night.
The Family Movie night is fun for everyone and we hope to see you there.
It is important to understand that all children must be supervised the entire night by a parent or guardian. Children are NOT to be dropped off and left unsupervised.
Kind regards, PFA.