Ormond Primary School

19 July 2017
Issue Twelve
School Dates
Principal's Report
School News
Global Citizen Awards
Ormond Primary School
03 9578 1327
Wheatley Rd
Ormond, Vic, 3204

School Dates

Dates to Remember


Monday 17th  -  Term 3 Began
Friday 21st - Bike Ed Begins Year 4-6

Thursday 27th - Student Banking resumes

Friday 28th - Hands on Science Year 2
Friday 28th - Second Hand Uniform Stall
Friday 28th - Bike Ed Continues Year 4-6



Tuesday 1st  -  Yr 3 Camp Meeting 6:30pm

Friday 4th- Bike Ed Concludes Year 4

Wednesday 9th  -  Yr5/6 Soiree 6:00pm

Friday 11th - Bike Ed Continues Year 5-6

Thursday 17th  -  Yr 3 Camp Depart 

Friday 18th - Bike Ed Continues Year 5-6

Friday 18th  -  Yr 3 Camp Return 

Saturday 19th  -  P&F Trivia Night
Friday 25th - Bike Ed Concludes Year 5-6

Tuesday 29th  -  School House Athletics 



Monday 4th  -  District Athletics TBC

Tuesday 12th  -  Ed Sub Committee 6:30pm

Wednesday 13th  -  Yr 1 & 2 Soiree TBC

Wednesday 20th  -  School Council

Friday 22nd  -  Term 3 Ends: 2:30pm Dismissal


2017 Term Dates


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


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


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


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

2017 Curriculum Days

  • Monday 30th of January
  • Monday 24th of April
  • Friday 2nd of June
  • Monday 6th of November

Students are not required to attend school on these days. The Out of School Hours Care Program will be available, please contact April  on 03 9578 5826 to discuss boookings.

2017 School Council Meetings

  • Wednesday 21st June 7:00pm
  • July  -  no meeting TBC
  • Wednesday 16th  August 7:00pm
  • Wednesday 20th September 7:00pm
  • Wednesday 25th October 7:00pm
  • Wednesday 15th November 7:00pm
  • December meeting TBC

2017 Education Sub-Committee Meetings

  • July - no meeting
  • Tuesday August 8th 6:30pm
  • Tuesday September 12th 6:30pm
  • Tuesday October 24th 6:30pm
  • Thursday November 9th 6:30pm

2017 Public Holidays

  • Monday 12th June - Queens Birthday
  • Friday 29th September - AFL Grand Final Friday
  • Tuesday 7th November - Melbourne Cup Day
  • Monday 25th December - Christmas Day


Prep 2018 Enrolment School Tours

School Tours are conducted on a regular basis by the Principal. Tours begin at 9:30 am and last approximately one hour. The upcoming tour dates for 2017 are:  

  • Tuesday 8th of August    
  • Monday 4th of September
  • Monday 16th of October  
  • Friday 10th of November

Enrolment Packs for 2018 will be available from Term 2 at the School Office between 8:30am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday, or if you are attending a school tour. For further enquiries please contact the school office on 03 9578 1327.

2018 Term Dates


30th January to 29th March


16th April to 29th June


16th July to 21st September


8th October to 21st December

School Office Hours

Monday to Friday

8:15am to 4:15pm 

Ph: 03 9578 1327                

Fax: 03 9578 4540

Our Vision

We believe:

  • All children should be stimulated, engaged, challenged and supported in their learning.
  • The school environment must have a safe and nurturing quality which allows all children the opportunity to learn.
  • The school community promotes and values diversity in interests, beliefs and perspectives.             
  • Students can be effective global citizens with a sense of belonging and responsibility to our world.

The Ormond Team

Acting Principal/

Assistant Principal 

Lorrie Dell


Lorrie Dell

Sally Berryman

Felicity Hall-Shulman

Lorraine Bell


Helene Ioannou 

Jacinda Hocking

Stephanie Halliday

Year 1 

Joshua Hewett

Paul Bratt

Andrea Durward

Year 2 

Sally Berryman - Foundation to  Year 2 Team Leader

Effie Liarakos

Year 3 

Joshua Kamoen

Jade Lipson

Julie Nield

Year 4

Lorraine Bell - Year 3-4 Team Leader

Gregg Workman

Margot Hudson

Year 5 

Felicity Hall-Shulman - Year 5-6 Team Leader

Siobhan Hosking

Year 6 - Level 4

Sandra Johnson

Chris Cheverton

Specialist Teachers

Michael Pannam - PE/Sport

Helen Kupfer - Visual Arts

Kim Stewart - ICT

Anna Park - Korean Language

Welfare/Education Support

Lorrie Dell - Wellbeing & Welfare Coordinator

Michelle De Silva

Sue Rimmer

Belinda Van Kessel

Lina Sidiropoulos

Bianca Borsi

Amanda Davis


Jan Cassidy - Business Manager

Brodie Thomson - Communications

Out of School Hours Care

April Kopitz - Program Coordinator 

Sharelle Davis - Assistant Coordinator

Tristan Kopitz



Principal's Report

From the Principal...

Welcome Back

It was great to see our students well rested and ready to learn.

Term 3 will prove to be another busy time as we prepare for the school house athletics, year 3 camp, lots of excursions, in school visits and the year 5 and 6 film night.


eSmart Update

Last term Ormond Primary completed its journey to becoming an eSmart accredited school in line with the Government’s “Stamp Out Bullying” plan.


An eSmart school is a school where the smart, safe and responsible use of information and communications technology is a cultural norm. Our students, teachers and the wider school community have been equipped to embrace the best these technologies have to offer, whilst being savvy about the pitfalls.


I would especially like to thank the eSmart professional learning team led by Kim Stewart, Jade Lipson, Stephanie Halliday, Paul Bratt, Chris Cheverton and Josh Kameon along with the Education Subcommittee who assisted me with working through the accreditation process.



2018 Enrolments

I would like to remind families with children who will be commencing school in 2018 that we are taking enrolments now. Could all current parents who have not as yet completed and lodged enrolment forms for 2018 Prep students please do ASAP. If you are aware that your child/children will not be attending OPS in 2018 could you please inform the Office in writing.


Global Citizen Awards

Students nominated for Global Citizen Awards at the end of last term and reproduced in this week’s newsletter will be presented at assembly on Monday.


National Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability

Ormond will once again be participating in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on Students with Disability. This data collection is taking place in all Government, Catholic and Independent schools across Australia, and will provide valuable information about supports required for a broad group of students.  This will enable Australian and State Governments to better target and support resources in schools.


Lorrie Dell
Acting Principai



School News

Events on Compass awaiting Approval

Year 1

Bricks 4 Kids Robotics - by 19th July

Year 2

Bricks 4 Kids Robotics - by 19th July

Hands on Science - by 21st July

Year 3

Bricks 4 Kids Robotics - by 19th July

Year 4

Bricks 4 Kids Robotics - by 19th July

Bike Education - by 21st July

Year 5

Bricks 4 Kids Robotics - by 19th July

Bike Education - by 21st July
Year 5/6 Soiree 
Year 6

Bricks 4 Kids Robotics - by 19th July

Bike Education - by 21st July

Year 5/6 Soiree 

Braeside Park Bike Ride - by 14th September

Whole school
House Athletics Carnival - by 25th August


COMPASS Parent Portal


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


Student Banking

Student banking will resume in Term 3 on Thursday 27th July.

Click on the image below to read all about the prizes and initiatives to keep saving with school banking!


Second hand Uniform Stall

There will be a Second Hand Uniform Sale on Friday 28th July

The stall will be held in the Korean Room between 3:15pm to 3:45pm.

Cash only, please avoid large denominations as limited change will be available. No Efptos is available.

Library News

Scholastic Book Club

Please note that from Term 3, all bookclub orders will be required to be processed online, directly with Scholastic Australia. Cash orders can no longer be acccepted. 

Out Of School Hours News

Cancellation Procedure

Cancelling  properly is very important to the program as it provides places to other families which need the one off care especially during our busiest session. Before Care bookings cancelled before 6pm the night before or for After Care 9 a.m. will result in NO CHARGE. Cancellations can be done by either leaving a message on the answering machine or writing in the diary at the sign in table. By following the cancellation procedure this will enable the program to provide places for all families that require care.


After School Care Activities

Thursday 20th July          Cooking

Friday 21st July                  Children’s Choice

Monday 24th July             Fire Blowing Dragons

Tuesday 25th July             Cooking

Wednesday 26th July     Paper plate Frisbees

Thursday 27th July           Stone Magnets

Friday 28th July                 Clothes Peg Dragonflies

Monday 31st July             Cooking

Tuesday 1st August         Pencil boxes

Wednesday 2nd August   Egg Cartoon Flowers


Toothbrush Reminder

This is a reminder for Before Care parents that they may need to provide a new toothbrush if your child has breakfast regularly at the program and it has not been replaced recently.

Sharelle Davis

Acting Ormond Primary Out of School Hours Coordinator

Upcoming Meeting Dates - 7:30pm in staffroom

  • Tuesday 8th August
  • Tuesday 5th September


Save the Dates

  • Saturday 19th August  -  Trivia Night (Adults only) – Organised by Year 5
  • Tuesday 5th September  -  Father's Day Breakfast (Dad's & Kids) – Organised by Year 4 (Please note date change from 1st)
  • Saturday 25th November - End of Year Party (Families & Staff) – Organised by P&F 

Upcoming Event Information

Trivia Night 2017

The Trivia Night on Saturday 17th August is fast approaching!

Table Bookings for this year’s trivia night will be done via TryBooking. Please follow this link www.trybooking.com/QORQ 

Table Bookings will open Friday 21st July at 10:00am and close again on Monday 24th July at 10:00am .  Please be prompt as it will again be a case of first in best dressed!  All table bookings will be accepted and we will do our best to accommodate all but please note that there is a chance that the last tables in will miss out if we have a huge demand (we will confirm back as soon as possible).  When booking you will be required to enter in the name of the table captain, all members of the table and at least one nominated contact for cleanup. 

The Trivia Night is mainly all about fun, but also affords us a great opportunity to fund raise for the school. There will be an auction on the night. Please contact Tania Cumming (via [email protected]) if you have any suitable donations to contribute.

We are also asking families to donate a bottle of wine (or beer, or cider) to contribute to the ever popular “Wine Wheel Barrow”. Contributions can be dropped off at School Pick up on Friday 27 July and Friday 3rd August between 3:15pm and 3:45pm. If you can’t make it to school during these times, Jamie will gratefully accept donations in the office during normal office hours.

The theme this year is “WINNERS ARE GRINNERS”. Get your thinking caps on. We can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.


Entertainment Book 2017

Ormond Primary School is again this year selling the Entertainment Book. Money from every book purchased goes back to the school. The book has hundreds of offers in it for everything you love to do.

Order forms are available in the office or you can order online at www.entbook.com.au/186r356. Both paperback book and digital memberships available for $70. 


You can purchase a hard copy of the book from the office, or purchase a Digital version through the App store or Google Play

Contact Details

If you are not receiving emails from P&F and would like to be added to the list, please email your details including child’s name/s and grade/s to [email protected]

Community News & Adverts


Global Citizen Awards

Global Citizen Award Certificates will be presented at assembly on...

Monday 24th July 9:00am


Sophie A  -  Quality Learning

Sophie displays a positive attitude during Literacy tasks and remembers to use her 5 star writing tips to assist her. Wonderful, Sophie!

Jack A   - Quality Learning

Jack has been working hard to improve his writing skills and tries hard to colour within the lines, Well done Jack!

Elly R -  Respect

Elly sets a fantastic example of respect in our classroom. She has beautiful manners and likes to help others.

Alice M -   Quality Learning

Alice has worked on improving her writing. She is learning to create a sentence with spacing and neat handwriting. Keep it up!

Ethan H  -  Persistence

Ethan is consistently persisting with his learning and tries hard to ensure that his work is completed beautifully and on time. Keep it up, Ethan!

Oliver D -  Excellence

Oliver strives for excellence in all of his learning. He always completes his work to a high standard, well done Oliver!

Year 1

Stefanie K - Quality Learning

Stefanie has shows quality learning in spelling. When she doesn’t understand how to spell a word, she uses a dictionary are other strategies to help her. Well done Stefanie!

Hunter V  - Respect

Hunter shows excellent manners to his peers and teachers in school. He is a tremendous role model to others. Great job Hunter!

Milta L - Quality Learning

Milta has been putting a lot of effort into the presentation of her work. She recently produced a great poster on 2D shapes. Well done, Milta!

Winston G  - Persistence

Winston has been working hard in literacy recently. He has started writing more in class and produced some very interesting narratives. Nice job, Winston!

Henry B - Persistence

For achieving your goal by making sure you use a quiet voice during learning time in the classroom. Keep up the great work Henry.

Zoe W - Excellence

For consistently putting in your best efforts in the classroom. Great work Zoe.

Year 2

Ryan B  -  Quality Learning

Ryan has displayed  a positive attitude towards solving multiplication and division investigations.

Sophie H - Resilience

Sophie is showing great resilience in the yard when issues arise.

Archie G - Respect

Archie is kind, sincere and well mannered to all his classmates. A great example to others.

Sophie A -  Respect

Sophie has excellent manners and is a good model for those around her. Well done Sophie!

Year 3

Sarah L  -  Persistence

Sarah demonstrated persistence in the soiree by practicing her lines regularly as a stand-up comic. She successfully delivered her joke with confidence and a clear voice. Well done Sarah!  

Ari L M - Acceptance

Ari is a friendly member of the class who is able to work well with a range of students, despite their differences and perspectives. Well done Ari!

Jakob M - Excellence

Jakob has shown excellence during the Grade 3/4 Concert. He took pride in his whole class dance and is to be commended on his dancing skills. Well done!

Raph S  - Quality Learning

Raph displays a positive attitude towards his work. He has produced an excellent persuasive writing piece for his learning journal. Raph should be proud of himself. Well done!

Annaliese T - Excellence

Annaliese rehearsed and delivered her ‘Space Concert’ speech with excellent intonation, pace and expression. A very confident performance.Well done!

Charlie H -  Quality Learning

Charlie rehearsed his ‘Space Concert’ introduction until he was word perfect, working tirelessly to manage his pace, volume and expression. Well done!  

Year 4

Austin K - Acceptance

Austin is a great friend to many. He is welcoming when others are looking for someone to play with.

Samuel B - Persistence

Samuel displayed wonderful responsibility by learning his concert lines in order to give a slick performance.

Nic J - Respect

Nic continues to demonstrate some of the best manners in the class, He's respectful of others’ right to talk and is a fantastic listener. A model to follow.

Olivia N - Persistence

Olivia took on the challenge of Grade 3/4 Soiree comedian admirably. She worked tirelessly to remember all her lines and performed with excellence on the night, well done.

Madison D - Respect

Madison is always such a lovely, welcoming friend to everyone. She exhibits excellent manners in the classroom and works cooperatively in groups. Keep it up, Maddie.

Georgia D - Persistence

Georgia performed extremely well in our 3/4 Concert. She made the most of every opportunity to practice and and knew exactly when she was needed on stage throughout the performance. Great work, Georgia.

Year 5

 Maiko L - Respect

Maiko always displays respect to her peers and teachers alike. She treats everyone with consideration and courtesy. She is a great example of our school values. Keep it up Maiko!

Josie V - Persistence

Josie’s never give up attitude is a credit to her. She shows commitment to her work (even when challenged) and she should be proud of her efforts.

Jesse S - Quality Learning

Jesse’s attitude to learning has become increasingly positive and enthusiastic. He shows curiosity in new learning, asking questions and quickly to engaging in tasks. Outstanding effort Jesse.

Soo J - Tolerance

Soo has developed positive relationships with others in the grade. She has a fair and considerate nature, being open and inclusive towards all her peers and valuing their differences.

Year 6

Kate M - Quality Learning

Kate displays an amazing ability to focus on tasks and organise her work load.

Peter C - Persistence

Peter consistently displays persistence when working across all areas of the curriculum.

Arthur T - Quality Learning

Arthur worked very hard alongside his group during the Year 6 debating competition. His ability to quickly think on his feet contributed to his team’s overall success.  

Annabelle M - Quality Learning

Annabelle has applied herself well to all tasks throughout Term Two, and it’s been great to see her take on new challenges with enthusiasm.  



Caitlin L - 6B- Excellence

Caitlin made Ormond proud by racing with grit and determination at the Southern Metropolitan Regional Cross Country, placing 36th. What an amazing result! Well done Caitlin.

Abrielle D - 6A - Persistence

Abrielle’s energy and determination were indefatigable at the District Girls Soccer Day.


Mitch Z - PA - Persistence

For overcoming the challenge of logging onto the computer. He can now type in his username and password.

Lyla E - 1C - Excellence

For the awesome picture she designed in Microsoft Word, using shapes and colour.

Ormond Primary School
COMPASS Parent Guide 2017.pdf
'How To' - Make Parent Payments.pdf
'How To' Give Parent Consent.pdf