Attention Year 5 2018 and Year 6 2018 Parents: 2018 BYOD Program Information

September 22nd, 2017 | Posted by Sarah Kennedy

Attention Year 5 2018 and Year 6 2018 parents:

An information package regarding the 2018 BYOD program was sent home on Friday 22nd September and is also attached below.

2018 BYOD Program Information

If you have any queries or concerns regarding this program, please contact Mrs Sarah Kennedy (4K teacher) at the start of Term 4.

Oatley PS Public Speaking Competition Update

September 21st, 2017 | Posted by Sarah Kennedy

Congratulations to all the students who were stage finalists in our school’s public speaking competition. The final was held last Wednesday afternoon/evening.

Please find an update below with photos of the evening and details of winning and highly commended students.

Oatley PS Public Speaking Competition Update

Mr Prenzel and Mrs Hills
(Public Speaking Coordinators)

Stewart House Clothing Bags – Second Collection Dates

September 21st, 2017 | Posted by Sarah Kennedy

Stewart House has been working in partnership with the Smith Family for more than 50 years. Every year Stewart House benefits financially from collection of clothing from schools. The Smith Family generously provides bags to organisations for them to collect clothing and then they distribute the clothing to those in need.

The second collection date for our school this year will be on Tuesday 17th October (Week 2, Term 4). We are asking families to collect old clothes, which are still in good condition but are no longer wanted at your home, over the next couple of weeks and place them in the bag provided.

As you are aware, Oatley Public School is celebrating its 100th year anniversary this year and to support this event, we collected our goal of 100 bags earlier this year! Let’s see if we can donate another 100 this time around.

All bags can be brought in from Monday Week 1, (9th October) until Monday Week 2, (16th October). Please leave bags outside the disabled toilets, which are located near the bubblers/toilets underneath G-block. Students should ask their teacher if they are unsure where this is located.

We hope that everyone will get on board to support Stewart House again this term.

Miss Arvanitis & Mrs Kennedy
SRC Coordinators

Cyber safety – we are ALL responsible for the electronic safety of our kids

September 21st, 2017 | Posted by Sarah Kennedy

With the spring holiday break upon us, the reality is that many of our Oatley PS students will spend a significant part of their holiday break connected to the Internet using an electronic device of some description.

All teachers constantly reinforce the importance of cyber safety whilst students are using the Internet at school and interacting with each other electronically. We would also like to remind our school community of the importance of our students being safe online at all times, especially at home.

For parents, there are many informative and useful resources available for you to find out more about what you can do to keep your child ‘safe’ online. One of the most important things you can do is to always be vigilant and aware of what your child is accessing online.

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner website is a government website which provides a significant number of resources to parents on cybersafety and eSafety concerns. One such section of the website is below:

There is also a specific section for parents called iParent (link below) where parents can learn about the digital environment and keep updated on their children’s technology use. Here you can find guidance for using safety settings on your family’s web-connected devices, tips for choosing movies and games and strategies for keeping young people safe online.

There are also links on this website to eSafety tips for popular games and apps such as Minecraft and ROBLOX.

Mrs Sarah Kennedy

Bug Club Reminder for Holidays

September 21st, 2017 | Posted by Sarah Kennedy

During the holidays we strongly encourage all students to continue their home reading.

We would like to remind you that one engaging way for K-4 students to complete their reading and comprehension is to log onto Bug Club.

The link for Bug Club is below:

Please make sure you use the above link not the UK site as both are listed when you ‘Google’ ‘Active Learning Primary’.

All students’ passwords should be ‘oatley’ in lowercase letters and the school code is ‘oatl’. They have previously been informed of their user names.

If your child reads all of their allocated books, please remind them to advise their classroom teacher on their return to school so that they can allocate more books – unfortunately, there is no automatic notification.

Happy holiday reading!

K-4 Teachers


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