P & C

It’s Springcleaning Time!

September 20th, 2017 | Posted by Mike D

Our Centenary Fair is coming up on the 4th November, and we need your donations of second hand goods for the Trash and Treasure stall and the Second Hand Book stall.

Over the holidays, get the kids to declutter and put together any goods for donating – you get a clean house and you can help the school with your donations!

We are looking for items such as books, CDs, DVDs, games, toys, sporting goods, household items, unwanted presents, accessories – basically anything that is in a good second hand condition, that you would reasonably expect someone else to buy. “Vintage” items particularly welcome, given we are celebrating our centenary.

Details for dropping off donations will be announced early in Term 4.

Thanks for your support.

Centenary Fair Raffle – help needed

September 20th, 2017 | Posted by Mike D

The Centenary Fair is on Sat 4th November and we hope the raffle will be a major fundraiser on the day.

If anyone could spare some time over the next few weeks to help get the raffle up and running, please contact mike on 0413 892 832. Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks

Oatley Public School P&C Minutes – 9 August 2017

August 27th, 2017 | Posted by Kim D'Olier

Oatley Public School P&C minutes 9 August 2017 – 7pm


Present: Slavica M, Sandy G, Leisha, Kelly H, Sue-Anne F, Kim D, Alison K, Myfwny S, Amanda B, Ynja B, Simon C, Claire C

Apologies: Debbie H, Mel, Ingrid, Sandy P


1. Welcome

No new members.

2. Actions

SueAnne F will email first draft of ‘drop-off zone’ banner to P&C for comment.
3. Correspondence

Letter received from David COLEMAN (local Federal MP) wrote on our behalf to the NSW Minister for Education. In his response, the Minister has not made any changes to the catchment area for Peakhurst HS. We’re still waiting on a response from representations made by Mark COURE (local State MP) on behalf of Oatley, Oatley West and Mortdale P&Cs.
4. Decisions

Those present at the meeting approve $165 to be spend on hiring the sound system for the OPS Christmas Markets.
Simon C to comment on the P&C Facebook page regarding protocol of parents taking pictures / video of students at school events.
5. Principal’s report

School Support from P&C Fundraising:

  • Got Game – P&C cost $14,980 (total T1 and T4 is $44,940)
  • Mathletics – P&C cost $3,000 (school to forward invoice to P&C)

Pending as Joint Initiatives:

  • Upgraded cricket pitch is a great improvement.
  • Tender process is about to commence regarding the upgrading of the north-site and chicken coop playground areas. OPS paid $67,000 for this initiative; this is still to be claimed back from P&C / Grant. Grant amount $39,000 plus P&C amount of $39,000 allocated, with OPS paying for any difference.
  • Centenary Celebrations – strategy is well-developed.
  • Student Leadership Team Blazers – Blazers look fantastic. Leadership Team has already worn them at SPAF with wonderful success. Thank you very much Amanda B for such wonderful work.
  • Solar Tube – this is now installed in the school hall – $1,181.82 allocated from the Building Fund.
  • Flyscreen for canteen – to be organised.

General Business:

  • Athletics carnival – thank you to the P&C for the support. Parent concerns have been raised regarding the athletics carnival and school open day held on the same week; this creates difficulties for parents who are unable to attend two events during the same week. Attempts will be made to hold the carnival and open day on separate weeks in following years.
    Education week – successful showcase of work by children and teachers. Concerns were raised that not all children were participating on stage.
  • Virtual tour – this is now available on the OPS website. Thanks to Slav M.
  • SPAF – thank you to all for the support.
  • Author visit – funds from Book Fair used to provide author visit to students.
  • 2018 enrolments and staffing – anticipating enrolments have been submitted to the Department and teacher expectations are now being finalized for 2018.
  • General Assistant – interviews for a new GA are to be conducted, as Robert KLINKER has retired.
  • Years 3 and 5 are to trial proposed online version of NAPLAN later in Term 3 (this is a pilot program for future years – not assessable).
  • Flyers for OPS Christmas Market to be distributed at the Oatley Lions Festival – there was a suggestion that the student leadership team could do this. Kelly H to follow up.
  • Interrelate – suggestion to run this program annually. Sandy G to follow up.


6. Treasurer’s Report

Bank Balances across:             $143,000
Expenses to be paid:              $114,000
Grants to be paid:                   $39,000
Dinner Gala:                            $12,109.22 148 tickets
Pavers:                                    $1,780.90 50 pavers
Bookfair:                                 $312
Balance:                                  $55,000
Floats to be organised for the 8th September (Open Day) and the 9th September (Local elections).

7. Building Fund (Alison K)

  • Those present at the meeting voted to appoint Slavica M to the building fund committee; Slavica will act as a committee member.
  • Current Building Fund balance – $6,907.71. In past 12 months have raised $18,205.90 and spent $11,298.19 over three projects.

8. Grants (Alison K)

  • P&C received an invitation from David COLEMAN MP to apply for The Stronger Communities grant. This is a 50/50 grant – proposed the non-grant 50% be split between building fund, P&C and school. Suggestion that the P&C pursues this opportunity and that an application be made to fix the floor in the school hall. EOI for this grant closes on 15 August 2017.
  • The Butterfly Garden is progressing well; plants will soon be purchased from Bunnings and planted by children in GreenSparks (SueAnne F).

9. Canteen report (Ingrid and Mel)

  • Sushi Wednesdays are going well.
  • Suggestion to sell ice-cream left over from the Year 6 fun day on election day.

10. Uniform shop (Amanda B)

  • Thank you Amanda for your wonderful work organising the blazers for the student leadership team.
  • A new shelf is needed for the lost property area.
  • New uniform order form is now updated – this is to be emailed to Jacqui B to be uploaded to the website.

11. School Centenary (Slav and Sandy G)

  • Merchandise has now been ordered (cards, bags, tattoos, coffee mugs) Ynja B.
  • Those present at the meeting agree to spend an additional $600 on merchandise.
  • Price list for merchandise to be organised (Kelly H and Emma W)
  • Original artworks to be auctioned; they will be displayed in Echoes boutique in Oatley.
  • Historical book is being produced (sell for $35 each).
  • Suggestion that two ‘Oatley Public School’ banners be ordered to display at the Centenary dinner ($94 each). These banners could subsequently be used by the school.

12. Sponsorship (Alison K)

  • $22,000 obtained in sponsorship support to date (total 12 sponsors)

13. AOB

Meeting closed: 9.01pm

Next meeting: Wednesday 13 September


Oatley PS Historical Book now on sale

August 22nd, 2017 | Posted by P&C President

The P&C is extremely proud to launch the OPS Centenary historical book.  The book has been a labour of love for over a year, and is based on hours of research and interviews conducted of former students and teachers.

The book is now on sale.  It is $35 and can be purchased here: https://opsshop.myshopify.com/collections/ops-centenary-tickets-products/products/oatley-public-school-centenary-commemorative-book.  You can also purchase it in person on the Open Day (8 September), the Centenary Dinner (8 September), the Oatley Lions Festival and the school’s Centenary Fair (4 November).

The Centenary book would not have been possible without the dedication and hard work of a small committee of parents, grandparents, teachers and local community groups.  In particular, I would like to thank the following people for their immense contribution: Kristina Lamesa, Georgia Tapper, Christine Ford, Ros Ingram and Rodger Robertson (Oatley Historical Society).  Thank you so much for making the historical book a reality.  It will be a wonderful keepsake for future generations.

Woolworths Earn And Learn 2017

August 20th, 2017 | Posted by P&C President

Woolworths  Earn & Learn 2017

This year OPS will be participating in the Woolworths Earn & Learn program. Through this program we will be able to get new educational resources for our school – and all we need you to do is shop for your groceries at Woolworths.

From Wednesday 26th July to Tuesday 19th September or while stock lasts, we are collecting Woolworths Earn & Learn Stickers. You will get one Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker for every $10 spent (excluding liquor, tobacco and gift cards). Place the Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker onto a Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker Sheet and when it’s complete, the Sticker Sheet can be dropped into the Collection Box in the Administration building.
At the end of the promotion, we’ll be able to get some great new equipment. The range is extensive and offers lots of items ideal for our students – including resources for Maths, English, Science and some fantastic fun supplies for Arts & Craft, Sport and for our library. If you’d like to know more visit woolworths.com.au/earnandlearn

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