Are you interested in your year 5 child being a part of a tour of outback Queensland during the September school holidays? It's being organised by staff at Payne Road State School and is open to all year 5 students in the Mt Coot-tha Cluster.
Click here to download the school disco flyer for Saturday, May 4. This is sure to be a cracking night, so come along and support the school in dance!
Have a look at some of the advertisements created by students in Year 7. There is a playlist of 11 videos in total.
Are you persuaded to help clean up?
A parent cybersafety awareness session, titled ThinkUKnow, is being run by Education Queensland.
ThinkUKnow is an internet safety program tailored to parents/caregivers developed by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Microsoft. Using the content from the program, the session will outline the popular applications used by students, the risks they may be exposed to and how to minimise these risks, and finally where to report them. The session includes short videos and real life case studies and is for an adult audience only. Schools can register and host parents at their school or facilitate parents’ access from their own homes.
You able to log on from home by following the instructions here.
Password is: cyber
Go to the OSHC page under the P&C Menu to download the program for the Easter Vacation Program.
Click on the link to download the information for the Oakleigh Gals Night Out.
Saturday March 23 from 7 to 10 in the undercover area at the school.
Green Heart Fair
What: Brisbane City Council’s FREE Green Heart Fair
When: Sunday 2 June 2013
Time: 9am – 2pm
Where: 7th Brigade Park, Murphy Road Chermside
Clear your diary on Sunday 2 June 2013 because Brisbane City Council’s Green Heart Fair is on again - at 7th Brigade Park, Murphy Road - Chermside.
The Green Heart Fair is Brisbane’s premier sustainability event attracting 15,000 Brisbane residents interested in green living. Over 40 of our leading sustainability organisations will be sharing information and knowledge on how to live more sustainably and offering vital tips to reduce the rising costs of living. There will be plenty of activities and entertainment throughout the day – all for FREE.
Brisbane City Council will also be running activities in its marquee with Council’s experts offering green living and gardening tips, green waste and recycling advice, information on the new CityCycle initiative and bike paths, transport options and so much more.
The Fair is an initiative of Brisbane City Council as it works towards its goal of becoming Australia's most sustainable city.
Brisbane City Council’s Green Heart Fair is proudly supported by Moorooka Nissan.
For further information please visit http://www.citysmart.com.au/greenheartfair
Click here to download the details of the special presentation for parents at The Gap SHS on Thursday 21 February. It's free, and it's sure to be interesting!
Click here to download the position description for our Outside School Hours Care Co-ordinator position for Oakleigh State School.
Click on this link to download important information regarding swimmers attending the NW District swimming trials.
Despite major weather events over the long weekend, Tuesday 29 February is the planned first day of school. As of Monday afternoon we had power and water. Some water damage has occured to non-teaching spaces, but all rooms should be usable. Students are welcome into classrooms from 8:50am.
The oval has been damaged and with some branches having been torn from trees it will be out of bounds until further notice.
The 2012 prep parents have organised a 'Tears and Cheers' morning tea that is underway from 9:00. All are welcome, especially prep parents. You don't have to bring baking along to join in, but those yummies are most appreciated. You'll find all the refreshments just outside the tuckshop.
Click on this link to download the Parent's Guide to Life at Oakleigh SS. This document gives some information about the nitty gritty of day to day goings on at the school which will assist you in being prepared for the start of school on Tuesday.
What a great night! Look through all the action in the Graduation gallery or click on the picture below.
Please find below the final class lists as at 12 December 2012. As indicated in the newsletter this week, future changes are now only at the operational convenience of the school.
Congratulations to all at Oakleigh. Your efforts to participate in the Walking Wheeling Wednesdays have been recognised by Brisbane's Lord Mayor, Graham Quirk.
Bus Safety Strategy
The bus safety survey
Oakleigh’s principal, deputy and the P&C are canvassing your opinion, through a survey. Your link for the online version of the survey will be emailed to your family on November 28. Or, if you receive a paper copy of the school’s newsletter please pick up a hard copy of the survey at the school office. Replies are due by 5pm Monday December 10.
Why do we need to write a strategy?
The issue of our children’s safety on buses was raised at a recent P&C meeting. Some parents were concerned at the lack of seat belts on some bus trips. It was decided to ask the whole school community for their views on seat belts, as a change in practice will have financial consequences for Oakleigh families. This has become a good opportunity to review and then formalise our existing strategies and procedures.
What will they cover?
Oakleigh already has policies relating to child safety, and we support the use of public transport and chartered buses as an ecologically responsible option for school-related travel. What is needed now is to explain how we will put those policies into action when it comes to children travelling on buses.
The bus safety strategy will outline what the school will do to help keep bus travel safe, in relation to :
Guidelines will be written to provide information to help staff charter a safe bus.
I’d like to know more
If you would like further information please contact the Principal, Peter Churchward.