Address: Willett Avenue, Oak Park VIC 3046
T:(03) 9306 9182 E: email@example.com
June 8th 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
King’s Birthday Holiday
Monday 12th June is a public holiday for the King’s Birthday. School is not open and students are not required to attend. I hope families enjoy the long weekend.
Student-Led Conferences June 21st
Just a reminder that June 21st is also pupil-free day as we have student-led conferences from 9am - 7pm. Bookings are now live, please book via the Compass app.
Students will not need to attend school for the whole day, and will only attend their meeting with parent and teacher. As it is a student-led conference it is important that they come with you. School uniforms are not required. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet with teachers, as students proudly present work from their portfolios.
Student reports will be live for download on Tuesday June 20th to help support discussions during the conferences.
Car Park Safety
The school's car park for staff members is still being used by parents for student drop-offs and pickups. We kindly request that families refrain from using the school car park for these purposes. As the number of parking spaces available for staff is limited, we ask for cooperation in utilizing the designated drop-off zone located on Summit Avenue. Additionally, we would like to remind families to use the pedestrian gate adjacent to the staff car park when entering the school, rather than crossing through the staff car park before or after school hours.
Outside School Hours Survey
We greatly value the input and participation of our community of families who utilize the Outside Hours School Care (OHSC) service, as well as those who have yet to experience its benefits. As an integral part of our ongoing commitment to continuously improve and enhance the quality of our service, we are eager to gather survey data from both existing and potential OHSC users.
OHSC SURVEY LINK
Your valuable responses and help shape the present and future management strategies of our service. By taking the time to complete the survey questions, you contribute to the development of a more tailored and effective OHSC experience for all families involved.
Assembly Schedule - Term 2
Parent Teacher Interviews
On Wednesday 21st June (as per the Compass calendar), you will be provided with an opportunity to meet your child’s classroom teacher to discuss the mid semester report, learning portfolio and general progress. Time slots will be available between 9:00am and 7:00pm and interviews will be scheduled at 15-minute intervals.
To make a booking through the app, ensure you select the ‘menu’ (3 bars) in the top left-hand corner of the screen. Then select ‘Conferences.’ A new page will appear, titled ‘Parent Teacher Interviews Term 2 2023’. Once you have selected it, your child’s name will appear on the screen and you will then be prompted to select the teacher and class and then you will see a drop-down box with the available times. Select your preferred time and then you will be asked to ‘Confirm Booking.’
Please note: Wednesday 21st is a pupil free day for the interviews, however students are required to attend the interview with their parent/s or guardian/s.
QKR Lunch Orders
There is currently an issue with the latest Android update and phones which will not allow the user to download the Qkr app from the app store.
Qkr is aware of this and is being addressed by their tech team. In the meantime if you cannot access the app please use their website. https://qkr-store.qkrschool.com/store/#/home
We will post another update once the issue is resolved.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO ORDER LUNCH ORDERS PRIOR TO 11am THURSDAY
If you are dropping your child late to school, you are required to bring them in via the Office and sign them in at the time they arrive to school. We ask parents not to sign their child in to school from home.
A reminder if you are enrolling your child next year at Oak Park Primary School, or you know of someone wanting to enrol their child, please email Fran at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an enrolment form. We would appreciate enrolments being submitted by end of Term 2, Friday 23rd June.
We have availability for school tours for prospective families on Friday 16th June from 10am – 11am
Please email Fran at email@example.com
School tours will also operate after the school holidays on the following dates:
Friday 14th & 29th July 10-11am
Friday 11th September 10-11am
If your child has lost a silver necklace in the last couple of weeks, please call into the Office.
Once again we have many bomber jackets in our Lost Property, mostly unnamed. If your child is missing their bomber jacket, please call into the Administration area and collect. As many of these items have been in our lost property for quite a while, we are very happy for families to take unnamed items.
Student Disco - Updated Session
The Student Disco is fast approaching! The disco will be held in the school gym next Friday 16 June with tunes spun by DJ Joe from Weddings Parties Anything.
The PFA needs parent volunteers to help set up (4.30–5.30 pm) and for each session (times below). If you are able to help out, please email 4721-PFAOPPS@schools.vic.edu.au indicating which session you are available.
The two sessions of dancing are:
Foundation to Grade 2 5.30–7.00 pm
Grades 3 to 6 7.30–9.00 pm
**Please note the updated year level and session times (i.e. Grade 3s will now attend in the second session and session times are half an hour earlier than previously advertised**
Volunteers must hold a current Working with Children Check. They are free for volunteers – apply at https://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/
Payment is cash only, so please bring exact money if possible. And don’t forget to bring a water bottle with your name on it!
Look forward to seeing you there!
Term 3 Chess
Enrolments for Term 3 chess are open from now until the start of Term 3.
You must have completed the attached chess form before your child can attend chess classes each Wednesday. Please email completed form and proof or payment to firstname.lastname@example.org
In the science room we have been learning about chemical reactions. A chemical reaction is a process where a set of substances undergo a chemical change to form a different substance. Our experiment this week included some very familiar household items that when combined, created a brand new and exciting mixture. This followed on from our work last week about the different states of matter. Our experiment was called the ‘Wizard’s Brew’. Students worked in small teams to combine their various items – making predictions and comparing results along the way. Our chemical reactions created some exciting results! Students were thrilled with their brews!
Grade 5/6’s students are excited to perform their independently planned drama work this week. Each group was given the same task and they completed it by choosing the characters, scenes, and plot. Students had to work together to create a successful product and many groups rose to the challenge! There have been creative storylines, funny characters and even hand sewn costumes. It was wonderful for the class to collaborate, share their plays, and have another chance to perform for their peers.
Students have been very excited to create their own Pokémon cards and anime characters in Japanese this week. During this activity students are bringing together their knowledge of Kanji numbers, months of the year, colours and animals to describe each character. They are having lots of fun using their imaginations and knowledge of Pokémon and anime to create and draw each character.
This activity also allows students to practice writing the Kanji characters we have been learning as well as using Hiragana charts when naming their character.
We will continue to work on these characters next week but here is a sneak peek of some of the wonderful work so far!
Please see the attached form for an exciting opportunity these school holidays!
If your child has ever wanted to build their strength, fitness and footy skills to compete at a higher level, then you may be interested in this.
In Visual Arts lessons, students in Grade 1 and 2 have been learning about the significance of the dragon in Chinese culture. Dragons are often a feature in Chinese Art, such as sculptures and paintings. They also appear in many festivals held each year. They are seen to represent power, prosperity and strength. Some people also believe that dragons are responsible for controlling the elements and natural disasters.
The students thoroughly enjoyed creating and learning about dragons. Below are some examples of the watercolour artworks created by the students, using a combination of drawing and painting techniques. Great work Grade 1 & 2! Your dragons look ready to battle in the mountains of China!
TeamKids have another amazing Winter Holiday program planned!
Come along and experience the TeamKids difference:
• Learn new skills and make new friends
• Qualified and REMARKABLE Educators
• Digital detox with our no screens policy
• Delicious and nutritious morning and afternoon snacks
• CCS-approved care
Head to teamkids.com.au to secure your spot!
Year 6-7 Transition
WEDNESDAY 19th July: Oak Park Primary will notify parents/carers of placement outcomes
Year 7, 2025 Information
GLENROY WEST KINDERGARDEN