Welcome to Oatlands Primary School.

It has been a great start to school again this term. Term 2 is another busy term with a full range of extra-curricular programs and events taking place. These programs include Active April, Edwin Flack District Cross Country, Inter-school Netball Competition, Grade 6 Winter School Sports, Prep Pyjama Day, Kea Cup Netball, Mother’s Day Stall, Prep mothers’ day pampering, a range of Mother’s Day activities, Edwin Flack District Girl’s Football and Casey North Division Cross Country.

We also have a number of academic and extension programs taking place. These include Thinking Outside the Box, ICAS University of NSW Testing, maths extension groups, Chess Club, Code Club, Robotics Club, Choir, Grade 4 and Grade 6 Art Extension Groups, Confident Kids Music Theatre Program, along with school reports going home and Parent-Teacher Interviews/Student-led Conferences.

Our SMART Spelling program is running throughout our school and our math program has been structured to ensure every student is learning at their individual level.

This year our music program will be expanded, with grades Prep to Grade 3 taking part in music lessons as part of specialist sessions. This year we also introduce the option of two languages for our Prep students, either Japanese or Italian. Our swimming program is being expanded, with students from grades 3 to 6 having the opportunity to swim and compete and our grade 6 students taking part in swimming lessons later in the year.

This year will be another important year at Oatlands Primary School. We are continuing to develop our school into the best school that we can be. An important aspect of this is our strong foundation based on two-way communication between home and school. We have a number of organised opportunities where communication takes place (e.g. Parent-Teacher Interviews, Seesaw, Compass, Newsletters, Web Site) and we are very keen to hear from you any time. In addition to this we are looking to further developing links between home and school with an enhanced technology platform.

Wes Holloway