Oatlands Primary School

Welcome to Oatlands Primary School

Upcoming Dates to Remember

AUGUST
  • Mon 29th - PFA Meeting at 7:30pm
  • Tue 30th - Dad's Breakfast Meeting
  • Wed 31st - Grandparent's Afternoon 2.30pm
     
SEPTEMBER
  • Tue 6th - Kym Lardner Incursion
  • Thu 8th - Book Week Dress Up Day
  • Fri 9th - Gr. 4 Hooptime Competition
  • Fri 9th - School Disco: Prep to Gr.2 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm | Gr.3 to Gr.6 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm
  • Wed 14th - Casey North Division Athletics
  • Thu 15th - Footy Colours Dress up Day
  • Fri 16th - Last Day Term 3 – 2.30pm finish
     
  • Tue 30th - Dad's Breakfast Meeting (guest speaker racing car driver Steven Richards)
OCTOBER
  • Sun 23rd - Family Portraits
  • 27th & 28th - Prep & Gr 1 Maths Games
  • Monday 31st October - Student Free Day
NOVEMBER
  • Tue 1st - Melbourne Cup Public Holiday
     
DECEMBER
  • Wed 7th - OPS Annual School Production
  • Wed 14th - Last Day Canteen
  • Mon 19th - Last Day of School 1.30 Finish
  • Tue 20th December - Student Free Day

Term Dates

  • Term 1: Friday 29 January to Thursday 24 March
  • Term 2: Monday 11 April, 2016 to Friday 24 June
  • Term 3: Monday 11 July, 2016 to Friday 16 September
  • Term 4: Monday 3 October to Tuesday 20 December

Welcome back to school following our mid-year break. We have a busy start to the term, with the naming of our classroom kitchen, which will become The Marguerite Jones Kitchen following Assembly on the first day back from our mid-year break.

Our Classroom Kitchen was built in 2008 and has been an important part of student learning ever since, not only for the skill of cooking, but much more. Our students have learnt about food groups, science of cooking, health with food preparation, food traditions, cleaning up and dishes, attitudes and values towards cooking, serving food to their mums as a part of Mother’s Day celebrations and the pleasure of eating what they have cooked.

Marguerite has been an integral part of Oatlands Primary School for 20 years, in the classroom, as Assistant Principal and in our classroom kitchen. Marguerite has been cooking and preparing a range of food for staff both in and out of our classroom kitchen. The taste of Marguerite’s soup and yo-yo biscuits has been such a delight and something we will remember for a long time. Since Marguerite’s retirement last year we saw it as only appropriate to name our classroom kitchen after Marguerite.

Term 3 is another busy term with a full range of programs and events taking place. These include the Oatlands Primary School House Athletics Trials (grades 3-6), Learning By Doing Woodwork (Grade 3 and 4), Sporting Schools (Grade 2 and 3), Oatlands Primary School Oatathon, Sovereign Hill Camp (Grade 5), University of New South Wales ICAS Testing, Oatlands Athletics Carnival, Oatlands Olympic Day, Hooptime Competition, Mini Beast Incursion (Grade 3), Edwin Flack District Athletics Carnival, Maths Extension Day (Grades 1 to 6), Father’s Day Breakfast, Grandparent’s Afternoon, Book Week Dress-up, School Disco, Grade Prep Community Helper Day and our Leap into Learning Program for students who are enrolled for Prep in 2017.

Wes Holloway
Principal

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Thu, 25 Aug 2016
Smiling mind is a useful meditation app for young people. We have been using Smiling Mind within the classroom this term. The meditations help students to relax, feel calm and happy. We often talk about how we are feeling before and after a meditation. To…
Wed, 24 Aug 2016
The week beginning the 22nd of August we will be learning: Correct formation of the letter Ww The sound for letter Ww – We are Walking W w w Revise the sounds for all of the letters learnt so far s, m, r, t, f, c, a, l, h, b, d, e, n, p, g, Continue…
Wed, 24 Aug 2016
Congratulations Giaan 
Wed, 24 Aug 2016
Great job on your Maths Olympics results Lorena, Lucas, Jayden and Charlotte. You have all been doing such a good job with Nat. Well done!

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