Ormond Primary School

17 November 2016
Issue Nineteen
Page 2
School News
Global Citizen Awards
Ormond Primary School
03 9578 1327
Wheatley Rd
Ormond, Vic, 3204

Upcoming Events &  Principal's Report 

Dates to Remember


Friday 18th     2017 Prep Transition

Sunday 20th   Working Bee 9:30am - 12noon

Friday 25th            Twilight Market 5:30pm

Monday 28th         Prep-Yr 2 Swimming

Tuesday 29th Yr3 Planetarium/Scienceworks

                              Prep - Yr 2 Swimming


Thursday 1st  Prep - Yr 2 Swimming

Friday 2nd       Prep -Yr 2 Swimming

                              2017 Prep Transition

Monday 5th  Prep - Yr 2 Swimming

Tuesday 6th   Whole School Transition

Wednesday 7th   Prep-Yr 2 Swimming

Tuesday 13th   Yr 1 Collingwood                                                           Children's Farm

Wednesday 14th  Yr 6 Graduation Night

Tuesday 20th LAST DAY OF SCHOOL -                                                            1:30pm Dismissal

2017 Prep Transition Dates

  • Friday  11th November 2016  2:00pm – 3:15pm *An Information Session for parents will be held in the Hall on this day while the children join this year’s Preps and teachers for the activity.
  • Friday 18th November 2016  2:00pm – 3:15pm
  • Friday 2nd  December 2016 2:00pm – 3:15pm
  • Tuesday 6th December 2016 11:15am – 1:00pm


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
  • Friday 30th Spetember - AFL Grand Final Day
  • Tuesday 1st November - Melbourne Cup Day
  • Sunday 25th December - Christmas Day

School Council Meetings 2016

  • 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

Working Bee

A Working Bee is scheduled for Sunday, 20th of November between 9:30 am and 12 noon. I encourage all parents to come along with wheelbarrows, rakes, shovels and brooms to give the grounds the once over treatment. I will be manning the BBQ so come along for a snag.


Twilight Market

All is in readiness for the Twilight Market to be held on Friday evening, 25th of November. Congratulations to the large band of parents who have worked so hard over a long period to make the Twilight Market a success. The wide range of stalls and activities will appeal to a diverse crowd of children and adults. The Twilight Market is always a great ’village‘ event with many current and past Ormond families joining together to have fun.


Council of International Schools

As part of the continuous improvement of the school we have embarked on the journey to achieve membership of the Council of International Schools. Felicity Hall-Shulman has led the teaching and support staff in preliminary stages of this process. We are now at Stage 3 of a year-long quest and so next week, on Tuesday and Wednesday, the school will host CIS official, Ray Davis. The purpose of Ray’s visit is to examine whether Ormond is ready to pursue full membership.


A close examination of our practices, procedures, documentation, values and attention to student well-being are key elements of the focus. I look forward to giving regular updates regarding CIS throughout the coming year.


Student Placements 2017

I have received a number of emails from parents regarding consideration of the social and emotional needs of students when we are forming class groups for next year. As I don’t retain notes from one year to the next parents will need to submit fresh correspondence even if we have spoken about the issues in previous years. I believe that issues raised in earlier times are often resolved as children mature and build a broader range of friends. Please email me on [email protected]


Students not returning to Ormond in 2017
Any students in Year 5-Prep that will not be returning to Ormond Primary School in 2017 are asked to notify the school office in writing by Friday 25th November so the organisation of the 2017 classes can be finalised. Please include the school you will be attending in 2017 in the email/letter so appropriate transfer information can be sent. 



All staffing arrangements for 2017 have been completed allowing teaching roles to be assigned and transitional arrangements to support students are underway. A number of teachers have been reappointed to Ormond for next year. Congratulations to Joshua Kamoen, Jade Lipson and Margot Hudson who have been reappointed for a further twelve months. Congratulations to Julie Nield who has been appointed in an ongoing capacity at Ormond.


A number of new teachers have been appointed for 2017. These include Joshua Hewett, who is currently teaching Year 1 at Montrose PS and Andrea Durward, who comes to us from Moorabbin PS. Both these new teachers bring experience to their roles at Ormond. Paul Bratt and Stephanie Halliday, who have both been student teachers at Ormond, have completed their studies and will take up their first teaching assignments at Ormond.


Some teachers will be leaving Ormond at the end of the current year. Jodie Fernandez will take up a position at Dingley PS in 2017. Jodie will be familiar to most Ormond families having taught at our school for the last fifteen years. Jodie can be very proud of her contributions over the years and she leaves with our admiration and best wishes.


Carrie Tunnock and her husband, Andrew are expecting their second child and so Carrie will be on Family Leave through 2017.

Allyce Cash, Elani Gibney and Renee Hood are each planning to teach and travel overseas in 2017. Allyce is off to Scotland while Elani will teach in Japan. Renee is off to Canada and the United States. On behalf of the Ormond community I would like acknowledge these committed and energetic young teachers and wish them well as they broaden their experiences in the teaching profession.


With the creation of the eighteenth class in 2017 I have made the decision to reduce the number of support teachers in favour of a full-time teacher. As a consequence both Ruth Evans and Kylie Fitzgerald will finish at Ormond at the end of this year. I would like to thank them both for their contributions this year and I wish them every success into the future.


Transition and Teaching Roles 2017

Our student transition program began last week with all students attending 2017 classrooms and working with the team of teachers responsible for each year level. While specific classes are yet to be formulated, the transition program allows student to build rapport and understanding with their teachers in preparation for a smooth and productive start to the new school year.

Class                Teachers

Prep x 3           Helene Iaonnou,  Stephanie                                    Halliday, Jacinda Hocking

Year 1 x 3        Joshua Hewett, Paul Bratt,                                      Andrea Durward

Year 2 x 2        Effie Liarakos, Sally Berryman

Year 3 x 3       Joshua Kamoen, Jade Lipson,                                Julie Nield

Year 4 x 3        Gregg Workman, Lorraine Bell,

                           Margot Hudson

Year 5 x 2        Felicity Hall-Shulman, Siobhan                              Hosking

Year 6 x 2        Sandra Johnson, Chris                                              Cheverton

PE                                            Michael Pannam

ICT                                           Kim Stewart

Visual Arts                            Helen Kupfer

Korean                                   Anna Park (ES)

Library Technician            Debbie Coath (ES)

Multimedia Technician   Zac McMahon (ES)

Class                 Rooms

Prep                    10,12,13

Year 1                  14,15,16

Year 2                  1, 11

Year 3                  3, 4/5, 6

Year 4                  2, 7, 8

Year 5                  18, 19

Year 6                  20, 21



A new school website is currently under construction by Class Focus. Look forward to the launch in December.


Student Report & Classes for 2017

All students’ End of Year Reports and the classes for 2017 will be released on Friday, 16th of December.


Glenn Butler


School News

Events now on Compass


Swimming Program

Zoo comes to You

Year 1

Growing Nutrition 

Collingwood Children's Farm

Living Eggs

Swimming Program

Year 2

Swimming Program

Year 3

Scienceworks & Planetarium

Year 5

Inter school Sport Term 4

Year 6

Inter school Sport Term 4

Korean Lunch Celebrations


COMPASS Parent Portal


*please note that once the 'due by' date has passed the online consent function is no longer available.


2017 Book lists and Essential Education Contributions

Book lists and Essential Education Contributions for 2017 went live on Compass as well as being sent home this week. 


Payment for booklists are due no later than Wednesday 14th December 2016.


It is the school's preference that all payments are made via the Compass Parent Portal as you will be able to complete all annual school agreements required at the same time.  Compass accepts Debit and Credit cards. Payment Plans are are also available if you pay via Compass.


Manual payments can be made at the office by cash, cheque, credit card or EFTPOS. If you choose this option you must still access Compass to complete the annual school agreements. 


Manual payments will not be accepted over the phone or by writing credit cards details on the bottom of the payment slip. 


Donations to the Building Fund are tax deductable and a seperate tax deductable reciept will be issued. 


The State Government now provides a CSEF payment of $125.00 per child to go towards Camps, Swimming, Interschool Sports and Excursions. To be eligible for this Fund you must be in possession of a Health Care Card which will be valid as at 30th January 2017. If you believe you are eligible for this payment, please come to the office to collect an application form. Please do not pay any contributions for 2017 until you have completed this form and spoken to our Business Manager, Jan Cassidy.


If you have any questions regarding Compass or Contributions please contact Jan or Brodie in the office on 9578 1327.

RSPCA Cupcake Fundraiser

On Friday the 28th October a group of nine Year 6 girls baked over 400 cupcakes to sell and raise money for the RSPCA foundation. It was a huge success, with nearly all the cupcakes sold. We raised a whopping $575 and all of the money went towards stopping cruelty towards animals. We want to thank the school community and everyone who brought a $1 or $2 coin to buy a cake to improve the lives of animals. A very special thank you to our parents, Mrs Nield, Mrs Johnson and Mr Butler, who helped us make this such an amazing and successful event! We also want to give a special mention to Jan and Brodie, who helped us count the money and sent it off to the RSPCA.


Prep News

On Wednesday 9th November the Preps had Simon from the ‘Pet Educational Program’ come visit. We learnt all about how to be safe, respectful and responsible around dogs.


Simon asked a few students some questions;

When should you not pat a dog?

Austin - "when they're sleeping"

Stefanie - "When they're angry"


What do you do if an angry dog comes up to you?

Adam - "look down at the ground"


Out of School Hours

Twilight Market

On the afternoon of the Twilight Market the children attending the After School Care Program will be attending an excursion to Wattle Park. Student then will return to school to visit the Twilight Market. For further information regarding the excursion schedule for the After School Care Program on Friday 25th November. Please collect an information and permission form from the program.


Out of School Hours Enrolment 2017

Enrolment forms for 2017 will be available from the Program as of Monday 14th November. Families requiring Before & After School Care or Vacation Care for 2017 must submit an enrolment form by Tuesday 29th November. An immunisation certificate must be attached to the enrolment form for new children attending the service for the first time. Incomplete enrolment forms, without a booking commencement date or forms stating (To be announced or confirmed) will not be accepted and will be returned. Families will be informed of their Before & After School Care placements for 2017 by Friday 23rd December. Families requiring care during the January Holiday Program please submit your enrolment form with your holiday booking form.

January School Holiday Program Dates

Monday 16th January to Tuesday 30th January. The January School Holiday Program Schedule will be available from the program from Monday 28th November.


After School Care Activities

Thursday 17th             Cooking

Friday 18th                    Milk Jug Monster

Monday 21st                 Cooking

Tuesday 22nd               Sun Catches

Wednesday 23rd         Cooking

Thursday 24th              Xmas Trees

Friday 25th          Twilight Market Excursion

Monday 28th                 Cooking

Tuesday 29th                 Marble Maze

Wednesday 30th          Dot Painting


April Kopitz

Out of School Hours Coordinator

Parents & Friends Update

Twilight Market, Friday 25th Nov 2016, 5:30pm-8:30pm

How exciting, less than 2 weeks until the Twilight Market. Get out your favourite cake or slice recipe, it’s time to bake!  Think of your favourite songs, it’s time to request! And cross your fingers for great weather! Please don’t forget to invite your neighbours and friends to the market, everyone is welcome!



This Friday is the last drop off day for donation items between 3:15pm-3:45pm outside the Korean Room.  We still need the following:

  • Lollies
  • Recycled ladies’ clothing, men’s & kid’s clothes, shoes + accessories
  • Lucky jars – filled with things a child would love
  • Quality bottles of wine, champagne, beer or spirits
  • Books, CDs, DVDs and vinyls

Invitation to a free BBQ and Working Bee  Sunday 20th November, 9:30am-11:30am.  Let’s get the school looking great for the market!  BBQ lunch included.  Please bring leaf blowers, brooms & rakes.


Cake Baking

Calling all families to start baking cakes for the OPS cake stall.  Cake plates will be handed out to students next week.  Extras can be found at the Office.


Wine Under Lock and Key

Keys can be pre purchased on Friday at the donation point outside the Korean Room.  This is an awesome prize to win to stock the bar for the festive season; tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10.


Pre Purchase Kids Zone Tickets

These will be on sale on Friday at the donations stall and on various days next week.  There will be $20/$10/$5 bags available.  Buy early to avoid queues on the night.


Song Requests

Squishy Pig will be back this year at the Twilight Market.  Song requests can be made at: www.squishypig.com/songs/


Gecko Sports

Come down to the Kids’ Zone and see the guys from Gecko Sports – Serious Fun for Kids! They will be helping run heaps of fun sporting activities on the night.


Volunteers Needed

We are still looking for people to assist.  If you can help with set up on the day between 1.30-3.15pm please just turn up, even if it’s only for an hour before school pick up.


Sponsor Details

Thank-you to Exponet Exhibitions & Events for very kindly donating the centre stage for the Twilight Market


Thank-you to our Platinum Sponsor, Hocking Stuart.  If you are interested in knowing the value of your property or selling it, please contact Hocking Stuart Bentleigh on 9557-7733 for a free appraisal.


Thank-you to our Bronze Sponsors Provincial Home Loans and Commonwealth Bank Bentleigh branch. 

Community News & Adverts


Global Citizen Awards


Zoe W - Excellence

Zoe loves to write and excels at producing detailed interesting recounts.  Keep it up, Zoe!.

Harry B - Excellence

Harry always exhibits exemplary behaviour at all times he is a great role model for his peers.  Congratulations, Harry!

Stefanie K - Excellence

Stefanie takes pride during all learning tasks and ensures her work  is completed to a high standard.  Well done!

Hamish H - Excellence

Hamish always strives to do his best during all learning tasks and has been a great role model in the classroom.  Well done!

Year 1

Jame R - Persistence

James has been applying focus towards his handwriting and working on his best presentation.  Keep it Up!

Yoon L - Persistence

Yoon has shown an impressive improvement in the quantity and creativity within his written work. Well done!

Elleni T - Excellence

Elleni excels when writing recounts; remembering sequence words and providing great detail.  Well done, Elleni.

Hamish M - Excellence

Hamish demonstrates excellence when spelling challenging words and editing his writing.  Well done, Hamish!

Year 2

Alexander S - Excellence

Alexander has excelled in his spelling this term.  Well done on all your hard practice, Alex.

Annaliese T - Excellence

Annaliese has worked diligently on her maths this term and achieved excellent results.  Well done, Annaliese

Angus G - Excellence

Angus' writing about Rememberance Day was thoughtful and neatly written.  His handwriting is excellent.

Max J - Excellence

Max excelled in his spelling test this week.  His excellent approach to learning tasks is impressive.

Keenan B - Excellence

Keenan has worked very hard to excel in his spelling.  He scored 100% in his spelling test this week.  Well done Keenan.

Mia T - Excellence

Mia demonstrated excellence in designing and creating.  Mia created an amazing freestanding wooden robot during our session on Toys.


Year 3

Samuel M - Persistence

For the persistence with which Samuel approached completing his project.  Although there was much work to do Samuel did not give up until it was done.

Abby G - Tolerance

Abby demonstrated empathy and inclusiveness in the way she willingly and enthusiastically introduced a new student to Ormond Primary School and included her in her friendship group.

Hugh D T - Persistence

Hugh has shown excellent persistence in Numeracy sessions and worked towards achieving good results.

Ruby T - Respect

Ruby shows respect to those around her and has proven to be a reliable and responsible member of the class.

Mitchell B - Persistence

Mitchell has worked hard to improve his hand writing skills as well as working hard to manage his time when completing set projects.  Great work Mitchell.

Eva C - Persistence

This term Eva has been working hard to practice her comprehension skills both at school and at home! Well done Eva!

Year 4

Delfin T - Quality Learning

Delfin created and shared an excellent diagram which displayed the way in which forces affect a ball in a game.  His book work is also very well presented.

Alex Z - Excellence

Alex recently competed in a methematics competition outside of school and scored top results! He is also a very confident and passionate speaker in class presentations.

Alexandra K - Excellence

Ally has shown particular focus with her studies into division this semester.  As a result she has excelled in her ability to divide with remainders using short division.  Well done.

Joo J - Persistence

Joo has been working hard to improve her number fluency skills by participating in extra practice sessions.  She has been making fantastic gains as a result.  Keep up the focus Joo.

Year 5

Orlando S - Persistence

Orlando has shown greater persistence in completing his classwork to a higher standard, keep it up!

Elly B - Excellence

Elly always works to an extremely high standard, always producing work that she can be proud of.  Well done!

Sarah N - Respect

For her positive approach to all curriculum areas, encouraging and celebrating the contributions of others and being a supportive and inclusive class member.

Zoe D - Persistence

For listening to feedback and valuing the process of revising and editing her work to develop her work further.

Year 6

Thomas T - Excellence

For his continued dedication to give 100% to all areas of his education.  You are an amazing all rounder Tom!

Arielle H - Persistence

For always trying her best in Mathematics.  Ari persisted in her quest to increase her level of understanding of formulas for Volume.

Otto C-M - Excellence

For being a role model for the Global Citizen values in his role as Hollow's House Captain.  Otto takes pride in what he does and always strives to do his best.

Seamus C - Respect

For promoting the Global Citizen values in his role as Hollow's House Captain.  Seamus always treats others with consideration and courtesy.

Georgia F - Excellence

Georgia continually shows great initiative and contributes well in her role as a leader and is a fantastic role model for all the students to follow.  Well done Georgia!

Alyssa N - Excellence

Alyssa takes great pride in performing her duties as Enviornmental Leader and is inspiring everyone to make a positive impact on the environment.  Great work Alyssa!


Duncan B - Quality Learning

For experimenting with coding, with awesome results.

Laura W - Persistence

For perservering to design a triangle in coding and never giving up. Angles can be tricky.



Subira S - Persistence

For always putting in a 110% effort during Visual Arts sessions, especially when completing her Etched Foil Catfish!

AJ Stamers - Persistence

For terrific effort and application to developing his observational drawing skills when completing his Fruit Artwork.  Keep up the great work!

Ormond Primary School
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'How To' Give Parent Consent.pdf
OSHCEnrolment 2017.pdf