Address: Willett Avenue, Oak Park VIC 3046
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March 19th 2020
Oak Park Primary School will work collaboratively to provide a stimulating, safe and challenging learning environment that promotes resilient, innovative thinkers.
Calendar of Events
My sincere thanks to all of you as you continue to do the best you can in challenging and unprecedented circumstances.
We continue to follow the advice from the DET and the senior medical officers who have responsibility for managing public health. This advice continues to be that schools are to remain open at the moment.
In the event of school closure we will do all we can to support learning at home; we have been preparing for this just in case.
Times of adversity can bring out the best in people, and unfortunately, also the worst - some of the behaviours we have seen in the general community – hoarding and attacks on supermarket staff – are pretty bad. People often look to blame someone or something. I note that the US President is calling it the ‘China Virus’ which is pretty bad and an example of the blame game. Let’s not join in with this.
Let’s look out for each other and be mindful (as in mindful) in all our interactions with each other. We will continue to respond, and continue to be proactive, and continue do our best in these trying times. I do note that there are signs around the world of improving conditions; let’s hope we can learn and build from that.
Next week is the perfect time for us to host Random Acts of Kindness Week!
Have a think about some of the little things we can do for each other to show that we do care!
School Fees, Extras and Contributions 2020
Thanks to all our parents who’ve paid their fees for 2020.
Thanks to all our parents who have paid their fees for 2020.
We still have some family invoices outstanding, if you require a payment plan please contact Annette in the Office
We would appreciate these fees being paid as soon as possible as they support the school in providing resources for the students.
Please click here for information and for payment details.
The Oak Park Primary School Parent Payment Policy is located on our website if you wish to review.
The PFA Hot Cross Buns Fundraiser has been cancelled
The eldest students in each family were sent home with Raffle Tickets yesterday.
The tickets are $2 each or 3 For $5
1st Prize - $100 Coles Myer Voucher and an Easter Egg
2nd Prize - $75 Coles Myer Voucher and an Easter Egg
3rd Prize - $50 Coles Myer Voucher and an Easter Egg
All tickets and money need to be returned to the school by Friday, 20th March 2020
Raffle will be drawn at end of term assembly on Friday, 27th March 2020 at 1.30 pm
Additional tickets available at the office.
We are very fortunate to have a full size oval at Oak Park Primary and the funds raised will be put towards the oval's maintenance.
Thank you for your support.
Please note Oak Park Primary School will be having school tours for parents of children who are due to start school in 2021.
Tuesday 19th May @ 9.30am
Thursday 21st May @ 9.30am
Enrolments for 2021 are now open. If you have a younger child due to start school at Oak Park Primary School next year, you are welcome to complete an enrolment as soon as possible.
Please email Fran on firstname.lastname@example.org and I am happy to forward one for your completion.
We do end up with quite a few new families on our waitlist, so would appreciate sibling enrolments to be in as early as you can
Our school tours and transition events will start around May 2020, and continue throughout the year.
Our students are able to start banking with the Bendigo Bank Strathmore. It’s a great opportunity for the students to start learning about saving money. Banking is collected on a Tuesday .
Please pop into the Strathmore branch of the Bendigo Bank to collect a form.
School Crossing Safety
Unfortunately there are still ‘accidents waiting to happen’ at our school crossing, particularly the one in Summit Avenue. The majority of drivers are still turning right out of the drive through. This is illegal and dangerous.
Please follow the signs and help us make it safe for your children
Calligraphy with Madoka!
We helped to organise some Shōdo (Calligraphy) sessions during Madoka’s last week at Oak Park. We were shown how to write the Kanji for Japan which was Nihon. We had a lot of fun using the ink and brushes with special Japanese paper. We had to be careful with the ink not to get it on our clothes and also, not to use too much as it would drip onto our work. We were lucky to have Madoka to help us as she practiced calligraphy a lot when she was younger, and even won some competitions. Thanks Madoka for your help with our lunch time club.
From the Japanese captains – Oriane, Lilly and Alyssa.
2020 JLTAV Events Poster Competition - Due next Friday!!
Students studying Japanese in primary and secondary schools are invited to design a poster to be used on the front cover of the 2020 JLTAV Annual Conference book for conference delegates and the front cover of the 2020 Year 12 Morning book.
Students are encouraged to be creative and to design a cover which reflects the Japanese language or Japanese culture. This is broad to enable students to be creative. For example students might like to design a cover in manga style. Students are able to submit a digital or hand drawn cover design. Please note that students are not able to use images that are already copyright (e.g. Hello Kitty etc.). No words are required on the poster.
Audience: Teachers attending the 2020 JLTAV Conference and students/teachers attending the 2020 Year 12 Morning
Size: A4 size (portrait size only)
For more information please feel free to come and see me.
Japanese Language Teacher
Year 6-7 Transition
Information regarding Secondary Colleges Open Nights and Information Evenings will be posted in our newsletter as the information comes to us.
The Transition from Year 6-7 process starts approximately April. All information and Application forms will be sent home then, and the process usually takes 4 months, with parents being advised of confirmed schools in August.