Oatlands Primary School

Welcome to Oatlands Primary School

Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • Fri 17th Jul
    Breakfast Club
  • Wed 22nd Jul
    OPS Cross Country Trials Casey Fields
  • Mon 27th Jul
    PFA Meeting
  • Fri 31st Jul
    Weird and Wacky Accessories Day
  • Tue 18th Aug
    Edwin Flack District Athletics Casey Fields
  • Tue 25th Aug
    Fathers’ Day Breakfast
  • Wed 26th Aug
    Life Education Van Prep – Grade 6

Term Dates

  • Term 3 Mon 13th July – Fri 18th September
  • Term 4 Mon 5th October – Fri 18th December

Welcome back to school following our mid-year break. On the first Monday back of this term we had the opening of the new playground and landscaped area at the front of our school. A number of special guests were in attendance including:

  • our recently retired Prep Teacher, Mrs Jenny Robinson who cut the ribbon and officially opened our playground;
  • the Landscape Architect behind this project, Ruth Czermak, from Botanical Traditions;
  • from the Coolabah Landscape, the company who have carried out the project, Peter Axford, Josh Barclay and their team;
  • our Assistant Principal, Mrs Marguerite Jones;
  • our School Council President, Mr Jason Lewis;
  • and our PFA President, Mrs Lauren East-Wuillemin.

 

The planning for our new playground was started over 12 months ago and the first soil was turned early January of this year. A full range of people have had input into the design of this project, including staff, school council, students and the Leadership Team. This new play space includes:

  • Pirate ship playground with many individualised areas
  • Sandpit
  • 6 Under-cover chess tables
  • Spiral small pebble sandpit
  • Amphitheatre
  • Motorbike
  • 3 mini trampolines
  • Bush Telephone
  • Old fashioned water pump and water loch system
  • And a number of seated areas

We anticipate that this new play area will help develop students’ gross motor skills, coordination, imagination, developmental play and social skills, which will be a benefit to our students not only now, but into the future as well.

Term 3 is another busy term with a full range of programs and events taking place, including Oatlands Primary School House Athletics Trials (grades 3-6), Grade 4 incursion Just Like Me, Grade 5 visit to the Apple Store, Prep PJ Day, Junior School Council Weird and Wacky Accessories Day, Prep Responsible Pet Ownership incursion, Grade 5/6 and Grade 3/4 Hoop-time, Grade 1 Penny Farthing incursion, Maths Extension Day, Grade 1 Road Safety Visit, Grade 2 Seaweed Sally incursion, District Athletics, Fathers’ Day Breakfast, Grand Parents’ Day, Life Education Program, Grade 3 Mini Beast incursion, Grade 5 Sovereign Hill Camp, Grade 4 International Food Day, Grades 3-6 Forensic Science incursion, Book Week Dress-up, School Disco, Grade Prep Community Helper Day, University of NSW Testing and our Leap into Learning Program for students who are enrolled for Prep in 2016.

Wes Holloway
Principal

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This week we have been practising our ten times tables. Don’t forget, when you multiply by ten, you can add a zero to the end of the other number – eg. If you’re multiplying 4 by 10, add a 0 to 4 so your answer is 40. 4 x 10 = 40. E…
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This week we have been practising our ten times tables. Don’t forget, when you multiply by ten, you can add a zero to the end of the other number – eg. If you’re multiplying 4 by 10, add a 0 to 4 so your answer is 40. 4 x 10 = 40. E…

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