Address: Willett Avenue, Oak Park VIC 3046
T:(03) 9306 9182 E: email@example.com
April 7th 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
COVID Cases and Continuation of RAT Program, More Air Purifiers
Across the last week we have recorded and notified our community of 21 students with COVID-19 that attended school at some stage. This has been the busiest period for cases at the school and shows that COVID-19 is still very present in our local community and everyone’s vigilance is necessary. We thank all the parents that notified the school so promptly and continued to use Rapid Antigen Tests to support the confirmation of symptoms. Whenever a case is reported to the school, we always identify the class and post to the entire relevant student cohort using Compass.
Each family has now been equipped with sufficient Rapid Antigen Tests to undertake twice weekly testing for the remainder of the school term. This program has been extended to support the first 4 weeks of Term 2. 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.
We also have received a further delivery of air purifiers to more support spaces within the school, including the intervention classroom, reception area and library. There are already air purifiers in every classroom. Our COVID safe plan continues to operate and includes ventilation, hand sanitiser, air purifiers, masks in Year 3-6, separate play spaces and toilets for student cohorts.
At our final assembly of the term we will draw the winners from our recent Easter raffle. A huge thank you to the Parents and Friends Association (PFA) for their organisation to all families for selling tickets in support of fundraising for the school. A total just over $2,700 was raised, which is a wonderful result for the school.
There’s three major prizes and some bonus prize packs with some donations from local businesses. Thank you to the following organisations for their generosity: Bunnings Warehouse, Oak Park Aquatic Centre, St Derby Café, Coles Glenroy, GoClimb Coburg, Beautiology Oak Park, Cosmedic AU, Francis Winifred Café and Officeworks. The prize draw will take place at our final assembly with the support of our student leaders.
Last Day of Term – Friday 8th April
Term 1 has been a slightly longer term than previous years and we break for the term vacation on Friday 8th April at 2:00pm.
It has been wonderful having our students back onsite this term. Whilst there has been some interruption due to COVID cases, staff and students have had a resilient attitude and positive beginning to the school year for 2022. Please enjoy your holiday break, we hope it affords the opportunity for some rest and recovery from a busy term, and the joy of seeing family and friends.
CONGRATULATIONS to the Oak Park Primary School Cricket team who won their Grand Final last Friday against St. Thomas More. The final score was 210-178.
The team were treated to some well deserved McDonalds.
Preparations are underway for Term 2 learning!
We are excited to launch a creative project next term around Sustainability and natural disasters. We are in need of lots and lots of magazines to create mosaic art work. We ask that you please send any and all old magazines, that you have in your home, into school with your child to use for our project over the coming weeks.
Many thanks for your ongoing support,
5/6 Teaching Team
On Tuesday the Grade 6s held a performance for their buddies. We all performed different animated movies to see if they could guess what movie we were doing. We had all been practising for weeks and the Foundation students loved it. Everyone participated and everyone dressed up, everybody was very excited and the cringe was unimaginable! Things were going wrong left and right and to make things worse we have a video of each act so we can never forget the moment. Both classes had a group of judges and an announcer which was Isla and myself. We all enjoyed it and the Foundation students liked it which is all that mattered. By Cagan 6D
Grade 3/4 Life Skills Program - Term 2, Week 1-8
Throughout Term 2, Grade 3 /4 students will have the opportunity to attend a Life Skills course which be held at school. The program will involve the Year 3/4 students in a weekly 45 minute session (8 week program), on a Thursday.
The program that students will be participating in is called ‘Mindfulness in Action.’ Each week Life Skills teachers facilitate classes aligning lifelong values, fundamental movement and positive psychology through various games, breathing exercises, guided stories and relaxation.
The Life Skills program teaches students how to:
Please refer to the Compass Notification for further information, payments of $30.00 and permission is to be provided through Compass.
Grade 3/4 Team
Meagan, April, Kira, Julia and Marina
Please find attached, Term 2 Chess payment form. Class sizes are limited so ensure form is completed and handed to the office or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment is to be made via EFT to Oak Park Primary School
BSB: 063450 Account: 109002492
Please add your child's surname and chess in the details/description and provide payment method on chess form.
Kelly Sports will be running this Friday from 2pm to 3.10pm.
Kids Soccer Classes will be running at Oak Park Primary School each Saturday in Term 2.
Details to enrol are in the following attachment.
Saturday 7th May until Saturday 25th June
8.30am to 11.30am
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.
Please don’t hesitate to contact Fran in the office should you require further information firstname.lastname@example.org
ESSENDON KEILOR COLLEGE
Weekly School Tours are held every Wednesday during term 1.
Niddrie Campus 9.30 – 10am
East Keilor Campus 10.15 – 10.45
Essendon Campus 11.15 – 11.45
Bookings are essential
ROSEHILL SECONDARY COLLEGE
Application, Portfolios and References due Thursday 28th July.
Testing: Thursday 4th August.
Open Day: Thursday 28th April 9.15am – 2.15pm
Open Evening: Thursday 5th May 4.30pm – 7.30pm
Guided Tours every Thursday 9.30am.
Bookings are essential for all of the above
There is a book available outside the Office with Rosehill Secondary College information, please feel free to take one.
COBURG HIGH SCHOOL Open Day
Wednesday 27th April
Bookings are essential
PASCOE VALE GIRLS SECONDARY COLLEGE SEAL PROGRAM
Applications close Friday 29th July, Testing will be conducted Saturday 6th August.
Team Kids Holiday Program