SEDA Soccer Clinics

Grade 5 and 6 students have just commenced a 4 week unit of work on Soccer. We have enlisted expert help from Dandenong SEDA (Diploma students) who are running the clinics and sharing their knowledge of the game with our students. Our students have been thoroughly enjoying these sessions so far. They are eager to show off their skills in an intra -grade match in two weeks time. Here are some photos of some of the activities students have been engaged in:

Run For The Kids 2017

In the school holidays a large group of current and past teachers from Oatlands Primary School took part in the annual Run for the Kids Fun Run held in the city. As is tradition we have custom made t-shirts for the day. Thank you to Mrs. Gamble who always puts a great deal of time and effort organising the staff and making the day such a special one. All proceeds from the race go towards the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. The weather wasn’t the best but despite this we soldiered on (some wearing ponchos, quite a sight!). Here are some group shots from the day:

The Inaugural Teacher V Students Netball Match

Last Thursday the 27th of April Oatlands staff and students battled it out to win the inaugural netball game. The sidelines were crammed full of eager students cheering on their fellow grade 6 student’s netball team. The game came about after a unit of work in P.E on netball for grade 6 students last term. Grade 6 students took part in a round robin competition and the winning team were to face a fierce opposition; the Oatlands staff ‘dream team’. The student’s team had t-shirts made especially for the day thanks to the talented Mrs Shave who gave up her time to screen print the front and backs of their t-shirts. A huge thank you to you Mrs Shave! The staff tore away to a significant lead in the first half. We decided to substitute some staff into the students team to equal up some of the height differences. The student’s team turned things around in the second half after some dubious umpiring decisions and the addition of two extra players on the netball court which caused the crowd to come to life. Mrs. Gamble stopped play and declared that the next goal would be the decider. The staff team had an easy shot for goal but missed and the student’s team quickly turned the ball around ad up to their scoring end. The quick passage of play was rewarded with a goal which sent the crowd into hysterics! The students had WON!!!!! Some highlights of the match were Miss Brouwer shooting and defending on her knees and Mrs Doyle’s suspect injury resulting in her being wheeled off the court in a wheelchair (she later returned to the court in perfect health).

Cross Country 2017

Last Friday the 24th of March we held our annual Oatlands cross country carnival for all students in Grades 3-6. We experienced a glorious, sunny March day (perhaps a tad warm for those running!!). It was fabulous to observe students dressing in house colours and everyone trying their best to earn their house some points. The competition was tough and the times recorded were of an exceptionally high standard. It was also great to see so many parents and staff out at the track cheering on students. Students placing in top 10 for their age group will receive a permission for this week as they will form our cross country squad for 2017. We wish them all the best in Term 2 (Wednesday 26th of April) when they compete against other schools within the Edwin Flack District at Sweeney Reserve. Here are some pictures of the day:





Casey North Division Swimming Carnival

Congratulations to all of our students that competed in the Casey North Division trials on Wednesday the 8th of March. It was a huge effort for both the Grade 6 students that participated and Mrs Gamble as they had to leave school camp at Wilson’s Prom and drive the 6 hour round trip to return to camp late Wednesday afternoon. That’s dedication!! We’ve had 6 students qualify to compete at the Southern Metropolitan Region on the 29th of March at MSAC. We wish them all the best and hopefully all of their training pays off and they are able to compete to the best of their abilities. Here are some photos of the day:


OPS Swimming Carnival 2017

On Wednesday the 8th of February we held our annual swimming carnival for students in Grades 3-6 at Noble Park Swimming Pool. Thankfully the sun was shining and we experienced perfect swimming conditions. Students performed exceptionally well in their respective swimming events and many heats resulted in close finishes. The highlight for most students, as always, was trying out the huge waterslide and playing in the splash park. It was a perfect way to finish the day’s events. Congratulations to the 28 students selected to represent Oatlands at the Edwin Flack District Swimming trials held next Tuesday the 28th of February at Noble Park.

State Athletics Carnival 2016

On Monday the 24th of October, Harvey Anderson (5ED) and Jack Schneidereit (6TN) competed in the State Schools Athletics event held at the Albert Park Athletics complex. Both of the boys competed incredibly well against the best students in Victoria for their given events. Jack qualified for the finals in both the 100m and 200m sprint events. In the final for the 100m event he came 6th and for the 200m final he came so close to winning a medal finishing in 4th place. Harvey competed in the 800m event and ran his personal best time to come in at 3rd place. Both boys should be incredibly proud of their efforts. We sure are!! To top things off Harvey Anderson has been selected to represent Victoria in our National team which will compete at Sydney, Homebush on the 24th-29th of November against the best junior athletes from all over Australia. He is so excited to have this amazing opportunity. Way to go Harvey!


Walk to School Day, October 2016.

Last Wednesday the 12th of October we hosted our second Walk to School day this year. The rain managed to hold off all morning and as result we had a very successful turn out. Students walked from various points around the Oatlands estate and it was terrific to see so many students from outside of our area getting dropped off to the meeting points so they could also walk to school. The traffic congestion was definitely dramatically reduced on Kurrajong Road. We encourage parents to continue to park further down Kurrajong road and walk the remaining way to school in order to ease the current daily traffic crush we are currently experiencing. Here are some snaps taken in the morning:

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Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s off to State we go!!

Last Thursday the following students competed in the Southern Metropolitan Athletics Carnival held at Casey Fields sporting complex:

Alyssa Brittain 3AM, Ebony Code 4JC, Josh Mammino 4PW, Michael Gubic 4FJ, Harvey Anderson 5ED, Ethan Kennedy 5ED, Alana Spiteri 6JR, Charlize Smallwood 6JR, Lana O’Brien 6JR, C.J Angus 6TN, and Jack Schneidereit 6TN.

The competition was fierce. There were hundreds of the best athletes competing from all around the Southern Region. Our 10 year old boys and 12/13 girls relay teams both came 7th in their respective heats. All of our individual event competitors also gave their best.

We are thrilled to have two students that will progress to the State Athletics carnival held next Monday at Albert Park. Jack Schneidereit came first in the 12/13 boys 100m AND 200m sprint events. What an amazing effort Jack! Harvey Anderson came 2nd in the 10 year old boys 800m race and has also qualified to State next week. Sensational effort boys and we hope that you run your best times next week.

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