Ormond Primary School

10 August 2016
Issue Thirteen
Upcoming Events &  Principal's Report 
School News
Global Citizen Awards
Ormond Primary School
03 9578 1327
Wheatley Rd
Ormond, Vic, 3204

Upcoming Events &  Principal's Report 

Dates to Remember


Thursday 11th   Yr 3 Camp Depart

Friday 12th       Yr 3 Camp Return

Wednesday 17th  Bike Ed Yr 5/6

Monday 22nd   Yr Wetlands Excursion

Tuesday 23rd   African Drumming Yr 5/6

                              Soiree Level 4 (Yr5/6)

Wednesday 24th Prep - Yr 2 'Smart Start' 

Monday 29th CURRICULUM DAY - NO                                                                            SCHOOL

Tuesday 30th          Book Fair 

Wednesday 31st    Book Fair 



Thursday 1st          Book Fair 

Friday 2nd               Footy Colours Dress Day

Tuesday 6th  Education Sub Committee                                                                            Meeting

Wednesday 7th  Prep Botanical Gardens 

Thursday 8th Last Student Banking Day

Friday 16th - LAST DAY OF TERM 3 -                                                          2:30pm FINISH



Monday 3rd  TERM 4 BEGINS

Tuesday 11th  Education Sub Committee                                                                             Meeting

Wednesday 12th  Yr 1/2 Soiree TBC

Thursday 13th  Student Banking Resumes

Wednesday 26th   Prep Soiree TBC



Tuesday 1st   Public Holiday  -  NO SCHOOL

Thursday 3rd          Whole School Photo Day

Monday 7th             Yr 4 Camp Depart

Tuesday 8th           Education Sub Cmmittee                                                                            Meeting

Wednesday 9th      Yr 4 Camp Return

Thursday 17th     Headlice Checks

Monday 21st  P-Yr 2 Swimming begins TBC

Friday 25th            Twilight Market 5:30pm

Curriculum Days 2016

  • Friday 15th July
  • Monday 29th August
  • Monday 31st October

Public Holidays 2016

  • Tuesday 26th January - Australia Day
  • Monday 14th March - Labour Day
  • Friday 25th March - Good Friday
  • Monday 28th March - Easter Monday
  • Monday 25th April - Anzac Day
  • Monday 13th June - Queens Birthday
  • Tuesday 1st November - Melbourne Cup Day
  • Sunday 25th December - Christmas Day

Prep Enrolment 2017 SchoolTours

  • Monday 22nd August 9:30am

Any Ormond Primary families with younger siblings due to start Prep next year and have not yet enrolled, can you please do so ASAP as planning is about to begin. Please see Brodie at the office for Enrolment forms.

School Council Meetings 2016

  • 17th of August
  • 14th of September
  • 19th of October
  • 16th of November
  •  7th of December

Term Dates 2016

Term 1

28th January to 24th March - 2:30pm finish

Term 2

11th April to 24th June - 2:30pm finish

Term 3

11th July to 16th September - 2:30pm finish

Term 4

3rd October to 20th December-1:30pm finish

Term Dates 2017

Term 1

31st January to 31st March - 2:30pm finish

Term 2

18th April to 30th June - 2:30pm finish

Term 3

17th July to 22nd September - 2:30pm finish

Term 4

9th October to 22nd December-1:30pm finish

Principal's Report

A Message from Sue the Wheatley Rd Crossing Lady

Don't worry! I havent retired, I am just escaping with my husband in search of sunshine and warmer weather. I will be on long service leave from the 12th August to the 12th of September.

I will be back for the last week of Term 3, and looking forward to seeing you all and telling you all about my adventures. 


DET Parent Opinion Survey 2016

Last week the Department of Education and Training (DET) Parent Opinion Surveys families were returned to school. We highly value the return of these and Ormond Primary Staff and Council will use this data to inform school improvement.



I read on Wednesday in the newspaper about the 2016 NAPLAN results. Although information was provided to the press, all schools receive results when they are uploaded to the school’s NAPLAN page. As soon as results are made available to us, we will ensure that the school community and families of children who completed them are informed of our achievements.


Year 3 Camp

Tomorrow I will be accompanying the grade 3 students and their teachers to the Briars Camp on the Mornington Peninsula. For some of these children it will be the first time they have slept away from home. This experience provides a fun introduction to our school camp program and I am looking forward to sharing it with them.


Korean Visit

Last week we hosted Mrs Jeen Sook Chung, Principal of Gongju Elementary School, South Korea and Mrs Insun Chang Korean Language Advisor, DET. This was an opportunity to showcase our school and the various curriculum programs undertaken by our students.  Mrs Chung was extremely impressed with the student’s enthusiasm and attentiveness to their studies.

Lorrie Dell 

Acting Principal

School News

Upcoming Excursions & Events


'Smart Start' Program  - 24th August

Botanical Gardens  - 7th September

Year 1 

Community Walk - 17th August

Wetlands Excursion - 22nd August

'Smart Start' Program  - 24th August

Year 2

'Smart Start' Program  - 24th August

Year 3

Camp Briars           -  11th August

Year 5

Bike Education  -  13th, 20th, 27th July

                                     3rd, 10th and 17th August

African Drumming  -  19th, 26th July, 2nd,                                                     9th, 23rd August

Year 6 

Bike Education  -  13th, 20th, 27th July

                                     3rd, 10th and 17th August

African Drumming  -  19th, 26th July, 2nd,                                                     9th, 23rd August

Scouts 'Monster Raffle'

All tickets, sold or unsold were due back today, Wednesday 10th August. If you have not yet returned your raffle book can you please do so ASAP. 


As this is a Government registered fundraiser all tickets must be accounted for. If you have lost or misplaced your book please email Brodie by Friday 12th August.

Year 1 News...

We are now getting towards the middle of Term 3 and we have many exciting events coming up. In inquiry we have learnt about the different types of features including managed, natural and constructed. Year 1 students are working toward creating a box suburb of Ormond. The aim of this is to discuss the places of need within their local community and work as a team to create a class suburb. They are currently being displayed in the level 1 hallway. On 17th August we will take a short walk down main street of Ormond spotting some of the features within our community. We will also soon be going on an excursion to the Seaford Wetlands Education Centre, notices are out this week and due 15th August. We will need a parent per class for both outings. If you are available we would love your assistance.


In mathematics we have been learning about capacity and revising our skills on addition and subtraction. We will be focussing on developing a variety of strategies including using number facts, counting to and from, finding the differences, bridging to ten and many more. We are trying to teach that there are many more ways to add and subtract moving on from just using their fingers.


In literacy, we have been continuing writing about information reports and recounts. It is very impressing some of the details that students are now beginning to include. A few examples are below.

"On Sunday I went to Valley Reserve. It had shady trees and yellow crested cockatoos. It had a big flying fox and a rushing stream" Markus.


"First we had lunch it was yummy food. Next Adam and Sophie got tattoos. Adam got a scary tattoo and Sophie got a pretty tattoo" Tessa.


"On Sunday I went to Caulfield Park. I scored goals and heard people kicking. I played with a yellow ball. We played in wet grass and I scored hard goals with long and short posts" Stefan.


Lastly we are starting to learn parts of our Level 1 / 2 Soirée. The event will be held on the 12th October. Students are beginning to prepare class routines and group songs, even the choir is singing a song. More details will  go out over the coming weeks with regards to costumes and further information.


Year 3 News...

In the lead up to The Olympics in Rio, Year 3 students participated in their own Ormond Olympics. The students were divided into four countries and  competed against each other over 4 days in a variety of events including dodge ball, soccer, volleyball, relays and tunnel ball. They were rewarded for teamwork, sportsmanship and effort as well as scoring points for winning events.


There was a fabulous medal ceremony on Wednesday and we have been so proud of all of the athletes' Olympic spirit. As it was the brainchild of Mr Cheverton, many thanks to him for leading the Olympic Committee as well as organising and officiating all events. Many thanks also for the Grade 3 team and head of countries; Ms Cash, Mrs Fernandez, Mrs Tunnock and student teacher, Ms French.


Year 5/6 News...

The Year 5 and 6 Soiree will be held on Tuesday 23rd August at 6:30pm in the Hall. 


Students have been learning the art of African Drumming for several weeks now and are looking forward to performing for their loved ones. 

Visual Arts News

Alice in Wonderland Mural

It has been wonderful to see the students’ enjoyment and pride in seeing their collaborated artworks in the completed Alice Mural – if you have not had a chance to come and see it, be sure to make your way towards the Art Room.

Golden Wattle Sunday

Students from Year 4, 5 and 6 have been invited to submit artwork to be on display at Box Cottage Museum in Joyce Park, Ormond.

The Golden Wattle Sunday event is being held on Sunday the 28th of August to welcome in the Spring. There will be wattle-themed readings/recitals and Nick Staikos MP State Member for Bentleigh will plant a Golden Wattle sapling.


Our students have been busy investigating and finalising artworks based on the Wattle Tree and have selected various forms of media to complete their works, including dry needle felting, paint, watercolour, charcoal, chalk, silk painting and/or oil pastels.

The students are very excited to be participating in this event and the Ormond community is encouraged to support them and see their wonderful pieces which will be on display in the museum.  I have been informed that a small prize will also be awarded to one student in each participating year level.


The students' works will be assessed by:- Rosemary Kelleher, ANA ~ Aust Unity, major sponsors of the event; Mario Mirabile, Caulfield Photography Club, Trish Mirabile, Hughesdale Artists Group. 


Interesting Fact:  Box Cottage Museum has a historic link to Ormond Primary. During the 1920s, Stefanie Rennick nee Rietman (1918-2001), then residing in the original early settler's cottage, and most likely her brother William Rietman, attended Ormond Primary School. Stefanie would go on to become an arts and crafts teacher at Bentleigh Secondary College, and a widely-known propagator of indigenous plants...

(source: Frances Bader, Box Cottage Museum Team)


Zart Art Student Gallery

Some more exciting news from the Art Room! A Zart Art representative has recently been to Ormond Primary School to see what wonderful work we have been up to.  Very impressed with our creative students’ artworks, a selection of students art pieces from the grade sixes and preps have been chosen be part of their Term 4 gallery display! Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.

Helen Kupfer

Visual Arts Teacher/Coordinator

Out of School Hours Care

Pupil Free Day

The Out of School Hours Program will be providing care on the pupil free day scheduled for Monday 29th August. For bookings please see the program diary or contact the program on 9578 5826.


After School Care Activities

Thursday 11th                 Cyclopes Eye

Friday 12 th                      Sewing Bean Bags

Monday 15th                    Wool Snake

Tuesday 16th                   Cooking

Wednesday 17th            X-Ray Fish

Thursday 18th                Tube Animals

Friday 19th                       Paper Roll Giraffe

Monday 22nd                  Cooking

Tuesday 23rd                  Masks

Wednesday 24th            Skipping Man



April Kopitz

Out of School Hours Coordinator

Parents & Friends Update

Fathers’ Day Breakfast

Fathers’ Day Breakfast will be held before school on the morning of Friday 9th September.  Booking is now open via https://www.trybooking.com/MKBC.  Session 1 runs from 7:30am to 8:00am, and Session 2 runs from 8:00am to 8:30am.  Your class conveners will be emailing you more details regarding this event.    

Twilight Market

The Twilight Market will be held on Friday 25th November from 5:30pm-8:30pm.  Each class will be assigned a stall to help run.  The Twilight Market is open to the wider community not just the families of Ormond Primary, so please invite your extended family and friends! 

Please start putting aside items such as empty glass jars & filled jars for selling at the market.  The jars need to be filled with fun items to appeal to children.  Please also start collecting wine, beer and champagne you would be willing to donate for the 'Wine Under Lock & Key' raffle prize.  We will also be looking for quality second hand books and clothes.  More details will follow in future school newsletters, including details of donation points

Community News & Adverts

Musicorp Instumental Music Lessons

The Instrumental Music Program at Ormond is having a fabulous term. The music students performed famously at assembly with both solo performances and duets. We are currently working on popular songs that we hope to perform later in the year. We are always looking for more students to join in the fun and take their shot at performing and learning an instrument.

If you would like more information regarding the program, please call Musicorp on 1300 858 911. 

Special mention to the following students for their tremendous improvements and continual hard work - Thomas W, Isabella O,  Jasper B and Sarah N. Well Done and keep up the great work!


Amber Wright

National Education Co-ordinator

Polygon Group

Musicorp Teaching Services



Global Citizen Awards



Hayley JA  -  Respect

Hayley is a constant role model remembering to take turns during discussions and always considering her peers in all learning situations.

Keep it up, Hayley!

Max S  -  Respect

Max always displays wonderful manners and speaks kindly when interacting with his peers and teachers. Congratulations Max!

Olive L  -  Respect

Olive is always respectful of the classroom rules and is a good role model for others.

Seou H  -  Respect

Seou is a caring and respectful member of the classroom always displaying excellent listening skills.

Year 1

Clea C  -  Respect

Clea is a respectful member of our class, she is always positive and cheerful in the classroom, in each and every learning task.  Well deserved!

Kevin L  -  Respect

Kevin always works hard in the classroom, he has fantastic listening skills, always follows instructions and is a respectful team member of 1A. Great job!

Clementine H  -  Respect

Clementine always demonstrates respect by being caring and polite when interacting with her peers and teachers.

Ethan W  -  Respect

Ethan always demonstrates respect by taking turns, raising his hand, listening to others and volunteering to help his peers and teachers.

Year 2

Freya H  -  Respect

Freya is continually setting an exemplary example of respect. She is always polite and considerate of others.

Lachlan T  -  Respect

Lachlan continuously demonstrates respect for others by taking care of peers who are hurt, upset or require assistance.

Angela Z  -  Respect

Angela is consistently well mannered and polite. She is an expert at modelling how to respect both her peers and teachers.

Luke B  -  Respect

Luke is consistently well mannered and speaks quietly and kindly with his peers and teachers. An outstanding example of respect for all.

Saila IA  -  Respect

Saila is a wonderful role model. She shows respect to her peers by being an exemplary listener with lovely manners.

Gus B  -  Respect

Gus is always respectful and considerate of the abilities of others when working with his classmates.

Year 3

Toby C  -  Quality Learning

Toby set himself the goal of improving his handwriting and he has well exceeded his goal with neat and well formed letters in all writing activities

Emma G  -  Tolerance

Emma was recognised by her peers as showing fairness and sportsmanship during our mini Olympics by supporting and congratulating all the athletes, whether they we in her team or on the opposing one.

Charlie S  -  Persistence

Charlie continues to work hard on his organisation and time management skills and has seen excellent progress.

Josh H  -  Respect

Josh’s respect for himself and others is commendable. He always displays respect, both inside and outside of the classroom.  

Zara Z  -  Quality Learning

Zara continues to work hard and apply herself in all areas of her learning. She persistently meets new challenges head on and works hard to develop her knowledge and understanding.

Mitchell H  -  Persistence

Mitchell has been working hard on knowing all of his multiplication facts. When faced with the challenge of Rocket Maths, Mitchell has persisted to reach Multiplication Gold.

Year 4

Isabella O’B  -  Respect

Isabella exhibits great sensitivity to the needs of others. She treats with them with consideration, patience, courtesy and care.

Jasper B  -  Quality Learning

Jasper constantly and enthusiastically seeks to improve his skills and knowledge through specific personal challenges and study.

Hannah F  -  Quality Learning

Hannah is a consistently committed academic. She strives to get the most from learning experiences by asking questions, thinking deeply about tasks, and applying new knowledge.

Sam J  -  Persistence

Sam is committed to improving his skills in Writing. Sam adheres to a rigorous daily program with maturity, positivity and determination.

Year 5

Tilde C  -  Excellence

For her great presentation during Sharing Session, particularly as reader. Great effort!

Kate M  -  Persistence

For the commitment and effort she puts into all of her school work. Keep it up!

Ella P  -  Excellence

For her self-motivated approach to all learning and aspiring to produce work of a high standard.

Gabriel F  -  Respect

For always interacting thoughtfully with others and actively participating in class.

Year 6

Jamillah Z  -  Persistence

For consistently displaying a mature and responsible attitude to her role as House Captain.

Noah H  -  Quality Learning

Noah always strives to do his very best and has drawn some complex 3D shapes on Isometric paper.

Lisa L  -  Excellence

Lisa constantly challenges herself and produces work of the highest standard. e.g. in Maths creating nets of complex 3D shapes and reproducing them on isometric dot paper.

Burt DN  -  Quality Learning

Burt demonstrated his skills, knowledge and critical thinking when investigating 3D representations of shapes using nets and isometric dot paper.

Ritisha S  -  Persistence

Never giving up and persisting when drawing 3D Shapes from different perspectives during Maths.

Philbert Z  -  Quality Learning

Always displaying a positive attitude towards learning in all subject areas, helping him work to the best of his abilities and gaining further knowledge.


Kate M - Yr 5 - Persistence

For her persistence and dedication to her ice skating pursuits.

Kieran W - Yr 4 - Persistence

For his persistence in achieving the best to the best of his ability.

Visual Arts

Kody W - Yr 2 - Persistence

For consistently being focused and putting in his best efforts to create a fabulous Monet landscape, during Visual Arts sessions.

Elliot L - Yr 4 - Quality Learning

For demonstrating great enthusiasm and a consistently positive attitude, when exploring ideas or learning new skills during Visual Arts sessions.


Ruby M - Prep - Respect

For always displaying her polite and respectful manner in greetings during Korean sessions.

Kate N - Yr 4 - Excellence

For consistently striving to improve her learning in Korean through applying her prior knowledge to new expressions.

GCA - Values


  • Treating one another with consideration and courtesy
  • For self and others
  • For property and the environment


  • Displaying fairness in our words and actions
  • Accepting of other people’s beliefs
  • Accepying of other people’s differences
  • Accepting of other people’s perspectives


  • Gaining knowledge and skills through educational experiences
  • Seeking knowledge through study and investigation
  • Displaying a positive aƫtude towards learning
  • Utilise critical and strategic thinking


  • Never give up
  • Remain committed to achieving our goals
  • Excellence
  • Take pride in what we do
  •  Strive to always do our best
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