Address: Willett Avenue, Oak Park VIC 3046
T:(03) 9306 9182 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
September 8th 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
New Solar Panels – Main Building
As part of the school’s commitment towards Sustainability and utilising green energy, we’ve recently upgraded the solar panels and inverter on the Main building roof space. All the power from both systems helps reduce the cost and carbon footprint of the school. This is all in addition to the significant solar system installed on the Gym roof space. We’re thankful to the Victorian School Building Authority for the grant and contractors to complete this upgrade. All the materials from the previous system are sent for recycling and reuse wherever possible.
All positive news coming to Spring and Summer as the UV and heat increases.
Parent, Caregiver and Guardians Opinion Survey Reminder
The Parent/Caregiver/Guardian Opinion Survey is an annual survey offered by the Department of Education and Training that is designed to assist schools in gaining an understanding of families’ perceptions of school climate, student behaviour, and student engagement. We encourage all families to participate in this survey. Our school will use the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies. A random sample of 110 families have been selected to participate in this year’s survey. The Parent/Caregiver/Guardian Opinion Survey will be conducted from Monday 15th August to Friday 16th September.
If you received the link and physical note in your child’s bag, please complete the survey as we really want to hear our community’s thoughts on our school and how we can improve it and to celebrate our successes. If you have any queries or have lost your survey code, please contact the office on 9306 9182.
Final Day of Term – PPD – Students not required to attend school. Friday September 16th
Just an additional reminder for our upcoming Professional Practice Day, a workplace requirement for Government Schools. Students are not required to attend school on Friday September 16th. This advice has been in the newsletter for the last month to ensure parents are aware of the date and purpose of the day.
This arrangement is to enable the most effective and efficient use of this day and responds to the lack of Casual Replacement Teachers (CRTs) available at present. To ensure the least disruption to learning and families our Consultative Committee has endorsed the date of Friday September 16th, the day after the final school concert.
Students will not be required to attend school on Friday 16th September. This day will enable teachers to plan and further prepare for Term 4. If you need supervision support on this day, please email the school at email@example.com or call on 9306 9182 by September 9th.
ALL STUDENTS NEED TO PARTICIPATE IN BOTH NIGHTS
Concert Dates- Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th of September
25 tickets left- Thursday only
Monday Full Dress Rehearsal- all concert clothes needed
We will be having a full dress rehearsal on Monday at school and will need all items on your child’s list at school from Monday until Thursday, teachers will keep clothes safe throughout the concert period.
Concert night drop off
Where- Clocktower Centre
750 Mt Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds
Parking available opposite theatre, Moonee Ponds Shopping Centre or near Queens Park.
Foyers doors will open for sign up at 6pm sharp- please wait outside the theatre if you arrive before 6pm.
All children need to attend both nights of the concert, please consider arranging your child to get a lift with another family if parents are not coming to the concert both nights.
Students must be signed in. At the conclusion of the concert students will then be signed out. Younger year levels will be signed out first, parents attending the show will wait in theatre seats and will be called to the foyer to pick up children. Parents who are picking up (not attending the show) will wait in the café area of the foyer until their child’s grade is called.
Thank you so much to all the parents who donated extra black t-shirts and items for the concert. Your kindness is greatly appreciated!
Thank you much to Cassie Dell for creating our amazing Pride Rock! Cassie and her team of Grade 6 helpers worked every Wednesday to create this amazing set that you will see next week during the performance! Thank you so much for your time and talent!
Parent List - School Costume Information
NOTE ABOUT T.SHIRTS THAT ARE TO BE PURCHASED BY PARENTS.
These t-shirts will be having items added to them. Sewn on by hand very carefully.
Decorations will be removed by us following the completion of the concert.
T-shirts will be returned to students, however this may not be until the start of term 4.
If you choose to donate this t-shirt to the school costume property, please place a note advising of this in with the t-shirt. We thank you for your donation.
An update from camp, thanks to Sally and Kira for the pictures:
‘The weather is perfect and we are having an amazing time!
We had two activity rotations yesterday and four more today. Dinner was pasta and we had apple pie for dessert. We performed our concert items for each other last night and in Melanie's absence, her husband Craig was happy to fill in!’
Grade 6 Students for 2023
A representative from A PLUS SCHOOLWEAR will be at Oak Park Primary School on MONDAY the 17th of OCTOBER to size students for the GRADE 6 POLO TOPS and HOODED WINDCHEATERS. To enable the students to receive their garments by the end of 2022, order forms and payment must be received by FRIDAY the 28th of OCTOBER 2022.
Attached is a 2023 Graduation Garment Order Form for your information. This form will be sent home with your child on the 17th of October listing items and sizes that A representative from A PLUS SCHOOLWEAR will be at Oak Park Primary School on MONDAY the 17th of OCTOBER to size students for the GRADE 6 POLO TOPS and HOODED WINDCHEATERS. To enable the students to receive their garments by the end of 2022, order forms and payment must be received by FRIDAY the 28th of OCTOBER 2022.
Attached is a 2023 Graduation Garment Order Form for your information. This form will be sent home with your child on the 17th of October listing items and sizes that have been tried on.
NO LATE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE.
Footy Colours Day Pie Orders
Pie order forms have been handed out to students ready for the Footy Colours Day on the final day of term for students (Thursday 15th Sep).
The order forms must be returned by Thursday 8th Sep. No late orders will be accepted and payment is by cash only.
Some of our Oak Park Primary School boys played in a soccer tournament in Sunshine (Melbourne Knights stadium) on the weekend, representing the local soccer club, Strathmore Split.
The boys played 3 round robin games and did enough to reach the final. The boys then went one step further and actually won the final!
CONGRATULATIONS to Rafael, Dylan and Santiago , what a great achievement!
The big announcement of the top ten finalists, and the winner of the school concert advertising and DVD competition was announced last Friday at the school assembly. The following students were selected as the top ten finalists: Sarah 3/4S, Vinudi 3/4P, Aanya 5C, Diya 5C, Parker 5C, Mia 6D, Sarah 6D, Saraansh 6D, Charlotte 6J and Mia 6J.
Each staff member at the school voted on the top three designs they liked most, using a three, two and one point system. After much deliberation the winner of the competition was selected by adding up the points each design received.
The winner of the competition was Mia Musa from Grade 6D. Congratulations Mia! Mia was presented with her prizes at the assembly last Friday (as seen below). Also a big congratulations to those students selected as finalists. The designs will be on display on the big screen at the Clocktower Centre on both nights of the concert.
Thank you to all of those students that took the time to enter the competition. It was a difficult task for all of the staff at OPPS to select the finalists and indeed the winner of the competition.
Now we look forward to the concert nights on the 14th and 15th of September.
Rubbish Free Lunch Award
Our Rubbish Free lunch award winner this week is Zoe from grade 1/2F.
Save the Date: The school is having an Aver and Line Family Portrait Fundraiser on Saturday 15th October. It's only $20 for a 20 minute session, you get a free 8" x 12" print, and part of the proceeds get donated to the school. You are also welcome to bring the family dog/relatives/friends to be in the photos. Please tell your family and friends, as anyone can take advantage of this great offer and we would love to fill all the sessions. Also, the prints will be delivered before Christmas - great for gifts!
Term 4 Chess Club forms are attached to this weeks newsletter. If you would like your child to attend chess class during term 4 we ask that forms are completed and emailed along with proof of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org PRIOR TO THE START OF TERM 4.
We require enrolment form and payment before your child may attend the lunchtime class.
$50 is the term payment, this is not a week by week payment.