School Council Election 2017
The School Council Election process for 2017 has now been concluded. I would like to note the very high response rate from the community which indicated great interest in the school and the School Council. Parent category members elected this year were Kit Vati, Kylie Cockle, Tara McCallum and Adam Gibson. The DET category member elected this year was Lorrie Dell. These School Councilors join the returning parent members Anita Campbell, Damien Sherman, Ben Clark, Robyn Gallagher and the DET employee members Sally Berryman and Felicity Hall-Shulman.
School Council Annual General Meeting
The School Council Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday, 15th of March. The School Annual Report 2017 was presented by the Principal to those at the meeting. The School Annual Report 2017 can be found on the website at www.ormondps.vic.edu.au
The election of office bearers saw the following positions filled for 2017.
- School Council President - Kit Vati
- School Council Vice President - Kylie Cockle
- Treasurer - Damien Sherman
- Minute Secretary - Tara McCallum
On behalf of the Ormond school community I would like to acknowledge the work of the previous School Council President, Adam Gibson. Throughout 2016 Adam supported the school in this leadership role and I am pleased that he is continuing his contribution to the school in 2017. He will continue to be an active school councilor.
School Councilor Training
On Tuesday last week Ormond hosted a School Councilor Training session conducted by Synergistiq on behalf of the Department of Education and Training. School Councilors representing Ormond, Glen Eira College, Valkstone Primary School, Glen Iris Primary School and Brighton Secondary College participated actively in the two hour session. The key focus was on the responsibilities of School Council, the role of the Principal and governance, probity and procedural practices. Thank you to all of the Ormond representatives for the considered input on the night.
Yesterday all students in Years 3 – 6 competed in the House Cross Country Championships at Allnutt Park. This was a fabulous event, well supported by the school community and capped off with a beautiful day. Congratulations to all competitors who each put in a great effort for their House Teams. Well done to all of the top eight place getters in each age category. All forty-eight students will now be able to go forward represent Ormond at the Moorabbin District Cross Country Championships in Term 2. A very big thank you must go to teachers Julie Nield and Melissa Kah for planning and carrying out such a successful event. Thanks you to all teachers and the student leaders for the roles they played on the day. We all agree that the Cross Country was a triumph!
As Term 1 concludes I would also like to thank the parents who have volunteered to assist the teachers on excursions and sporting events. The energy provided by the parent volunteers is greatly appreciated by the teachers and the students. Additionally, participation in the life of the school as a volunteer allows parents an insight into student learning in a range of settings.
A full range of works will be carried out around the school during the forthcoming holidays. These works include:
- Painting of the Hall, Art Room and the four classrooms in the 2000 Building at a cost of around $30,000.
- Removal of the concrete and telegraph poles from around the Oak Tree and Gum Tree playgrounds. Cost around $3,000.
- Installation of a new sleeper retaining wall and low seating around the Oak Tree and Gum Tree playgrounds. Cost around $12,000.
- Cyclic maintenance work on the oak trees by the arborist, Stump Busters.
- Repairs to the court surfaces and feature areas by Grass Sports Australia.
- Vinyl laying in the staffroom.
Debbie Coath Retires
Earlier this term Debbie Coath, our hard working and dedicated Library Technician, announced to the staff that she would be retiring at the end of this first term. Debbie first joined Ormond as our Front Office person in 2002. Since taking on the Library Technician role in about 2006, Debbie has relocated the Library from a classroom, to a portable and finally to its present, central location. Debbie has been responsible for refining our collection, streamlining borrowing and promoting a love of reading in all students. Debbie can be truly proud of her achievement in creating a Library that is a hallmark of a great school. It is space that is accessible to all and enjoyed by everyone. We all wish Debbie every happiness in her retirement and we share with her the great memories of our time together at Ormond.
No Lunch Orders - Friday 31st March
The lunch order shop will be closed on Friday 31st March therefore there will be no lunch orders on the last day of Term 1.
Information Session Year 7 2018 McKinnon Secondary College
An information session for prospective parents regarding enrolling Year 6 students into Year 7 for 2018 at McKinnon Seconadary College will be held on Tuesday 2nd May at 7:00pm in the McKinnon SC Assembly Hall.
School Tours will also be held on Thursday 4th May and Monday 8th May from 9:15am to 10:15am. Please contact McKinnon Secondary College for further information on 03 8520 9000.
A message from Sue Morris (Whealtey Rd Crossing)
Thank you to the school community for your support against the moving of the Wheatley rd school crossing. As crossing supervisors, we apprecaite your input and support to keep your children safe on both crossings, and the impact on parking and the safety of your children this would have had. So on behalf of your crossing supervisors Sue, Roz and Gwen a huge thank you to the OPS community.
End of Term Assembly
The End of Term Assembly will begin at 2 pm this Friday. The school finish time at the end of term is 2:30 pm.