Ormond Primary School

08 November 2017
Issue Nineteen
School Dates
Principal's Report
Year Level Updates
Global Citizen Awards
Community News
Ormond Primary School
03 9578 1327
Wheatley Rd
Ormond, Vic, 3204

School Dates

Dates to Remember


Thursday 9th - Ed Sub Committee 6:30pm

Friday 10th - School Tour 9:30am

Monday 13th - Yr 4 Camp Depart 8:45am

Wednesday 15th - Yr 4 Camp ETA 3:15pm 

                                - School Council  7:00pm

Thursday 16th - Yr 3/4 visit from James Lee

                                - Yr 1 Maths & Grammar Magic

Friday 17th -  Transistion Program 2:00-3:00pm

                              - 2nd Hand Uniform Stall

Monday 20th - Yr 1/2 Drama Toolbox

Tuesday 21st - STEAM Showcase 6:00-7:15pm

Wednesday 22nd - Yr 2 Lego Excursion

                                      - Yr 1 Chesterfeild Farm

Thursday 23rd - Prep Excursion Melbourne Zoo 

Friday 24th - Transition Program 2:00 - 3:00pm

Saturday 25th - P&F Hawaiian Beach Party

Wednesday 29th - Yr 2/3 Theatre Productions

Thursday 30th - Yr 1 Foodtoons Workshop



Friday 1st - Yr 1 'Bouncing Back' Incursion

                      - Transition Program 2:00 - 3:00pm

Monday 4th - Prep to Yr 2 Swimming

Tuesday 5th - Prep to Yr 2 Swimming

Wednesday 6th - Prep to Yr 2 Swimming

Thursday 7th - Prep to Yr 2 Swimming

Monday 11th - Prep to Yr 2 Swimming

Tuesday 12th - Transition Program 11:30am - 


Friday 15th - Prep to Yr 2 Swimming

Wednesday 20th - Yr 6 Graduation

Friday 22nd - School Dismissed at 1:30PM 


Events on Compass awaiting Parent Approval


Prep - Yr 2 Swimming 

Year 1

Prep - Yr 2 Swimming 

Drama Toolbox by 13th November

Chesterfeild Farm by 15th November

Year 2

Prep - Yr 2 Swimming

Drama Toolbox by 13th November

Lego Education Centre by 17th November

Year 3

James Lee Author Visit by 9th November

Year 4

James Lee Author Visit by 9th November


COMPASS Parent Portal


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


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

There are no further Curriculum Days scheduled for 2017.

2017 School Council Meeting

  • Wednesday 15th November 7:00pm
  • December meeting TBC

2017 Education Sub-Committee Meetings

  • Thursday November 9th 6:30pm

Communications Sub Committee Meetings

  • Tuesday November 21st 6:30pm

2017 Public Holidays

  • Monday 25th December - Christmas Day

2018 Enrolment School Tours

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

  • Monday 16th of October  
  • Friday 10th of November

Enrolment Packs for 2018 are available from the School Office.

Whole School Tranisition Program 2017/2018

Friday  17th November 2017 - 2:00 – 3:00pm

  •  Information Session in Hall for all new parents & Foundation parents in 2018
  •  Literacy & Craft Activities (Foundation)

Friday 24th November 2017 2:00 – 3:00pm

  • Literacy & Craft Activities (Foundation)

Friday 1st December 2017 -  2:00 – 3:00pm

  • Tabloid Sports. (Foundation)

** Please remember to wear a hat and put on your sunscreen. Please ensure children have eaten their lunch/snack prior to coming to all orientation sessions as there will be no opportunity to eat during the scheduled activities.**


Tuesday 12th December 2017 - 11:30am – 1:00pm

  • Classroom Orientation. Children are required to bring their lunch on this day.

2018 Term Dates


30th January to 29th March


16th April to 29th June


16th July to 21st September


8th October to 21st December


Term 1, 2 and 3 students are dismissed early at 2:30pm on the last day of each term.  Term 4 students are dismissed at 1:30pm on the last day.  The After School Care Program will open early on these days.

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.

Our 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

The Ormond Team

Acting Principal

Natalie Rose

Assistant Principal 

Lorrie Dell


Natalie Rose

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...

We hope you’ve all enjoyed the long weekend and had the opportunity to celebrate the Melbourne Cup or simply catch up on all things that start to pile up at this busy time of the year.


Appointment of New Principal

Lorrie and I would like to officially congratulate Kerri McLeod on her appointment as the substantive Principal of our wonderful school. I’m sure that everyone will welcome Kerri, when she visits in a few weeks’ time to introduce herself to staff, students and parents.


Kerri and I will be corresponding regularly to keep her informed of all future planning and preparation. In the meantime, the Leadership team and I will be working extremely hard to ensure we finish 2017 in the most successful way and prepare the students and school for the 2018 school year.


In case you were not aware of this, I have listed the names of the current Leadership Team at Ormond Primary School and what they lead at the whole school level.

  • Lorrie Dell – Student Wellbeing 
  • Sally Berryman – English Curriculum Development
  • Lorraine Bell – Mathematics  Curriculum Development
  • Felicity Hall – Shulman – CIS & Humanities Curriculum Development

Planning Updates for 2018

At the moment we are preparing to interview staff for a number of positions. On Friday 17th November from 2:00pm to 3:00pm, we will be running our first Whole School Transition program. We welcome our 2018 Foundation students and all of our current students will move up into the next year level to spend time together and learn about the interesting things that happen in that relevant year.


Please note the teachers they meet or the classrooms they will visit, are not the finalised staffing or classroom locations. In 2018 we anticipate an enrolment of 403 students. At this stage we will have the following number of home groups in each year level.

  • 2 x Foundation Home groups
  • 3 x Year 1 Home groups
  • 3 x Year 2 Home groups
  • 2 x Year 3 Home groups
  • 3 x Year 4 Home groups 
  • 3 x Year 5 Home groups
  • 2 x Year 6 Home groups 

Curriculum Day

On Monday our staff worked with presenter James Pinnuck from Ticking Minds. James is a VCE and Naplan marker and a passionate English teacher.  James led a powerful professional learning session on how we can continue to improve student outcomes in writing.


James provided staff with many practical strategies and resources to engage students in the writing process. He particularly focused on building student’s banks of words, understanding the meaning of these, teaching them to make rich connections between words and vocabulary pre-planning.


He identified that to be successful in writing you need to really understand how to construct effective sentences.  He referred to this as sentence study. Teaching students where to put punctuation and word order and what impact they make, including sentence openers and adds on that make a real difference to your paragraphs.


James believes many students can be very successful in the writing process and have the skills already, but sometimes it about breaking some poor habits that students revert to.  We hope to invite James back next year to continue our focus in this area.


Year 4 Camp

On Monday our Year 4 students are off on a camping adventure to Lady Northcote Camp in Rowsley. This is an Outdoor Education program that supports group participation and co-operation.


Activities include the Giant Swing, Archery, Canoeing, Raft Building, Low Ropes and Flying Fox. All activities are taken by fully qualified YMCA and Ormond Primary School Staff. Staff attending will include – Gregg Workman, Margot Hudson, Lorraine Bell, Joshua Kamoen, Zach McMahon, Sue Rimmer and Tristan Kopitz. I hope all students have a wonderful experience and I look forward to joining our campers on Tuesday.


Parent Opinion Survey Results

This year the Department of Education & Training introduced the new online parent opinion survey. This refreshed survey sought parent opinion on measures of school climate, student engagement and effective teaching practice known to influence student engagement and student outcomes.


It was very pleasing to see some of our results this year with majority of domains scoring over 80% positive parent satisfaction. Below I have highlighted some of the areas rated highly overall by our parent community and the highest response by each question.

  • Domain: Parent Community Engagement

Parent participation and involvement 80%

I feel this school values parents' contributions 85%

School support 86%

I am able to get the information I need through the school's regular communication channels 94%

I feel comfortable about approaching this school with any concerns I might have 90%

  • Domain: School Ethos and Environment

General satisfaction 94%

Overall, I am satisfied with the education my child receives from this school 94%

  • Domain: Student Cognitive Engagement

High expectation for success 86%

Teachers are enthusiastic and positive about teaching 95%

  • Domain: Student Development

Confidence and resiliency skills 89%

The school provides my child with opportunities to build his/her confidence 92%

  • Domain: Safety

Managing bullying 81%

My child feels safe at school 97%

Respect for diversity 88%

This school treats my child with respect 95%

  • Domain: Connection & Progression

School connectedness 92%

My child enjoys the learning they do at school 94%

  • Possible Areas for Future Consideration:
  1. Parents would like more diversity in the school’s programs where possible 
  2. Increased communication with teachers about their child’s progress
  3. For the school to continue to be focussed on a range of improvement strategies
  4. A possibility to increase the teaching of organisational skills to help students manage homework and schoolwork.


Be Allergy Aware and Show You Care

At Ormond Primary School we have many students who experience mild to severe allergic reactions to a range of allergens. The most common allergens in school aged children are peanuts, eggs, tree nuts such as cashews, cow’s milk, fish and shellfish, wheat, soy, sesame, insect stings and bites (bees, wasps, jumper jack ant) some medications such as antibiotics or anaesthetics and latex (rubber).


Anaphylaxis is the most severe form of allergic reaction and is potentially life threatening. It must be treated as a medical emergency, requiring immediate treatment and medical attention. Adrenaline given through an EpiPen auto injector to the muscle of the outer mid -thigh is the most effective first aid treatment.


We encourage all members of the community to have an awareness of this, and understand what we can all do to support students and members of our community with these allergies.  To familiarise yourself with the school’s preventative measures, management and procedures, please refer to the school’s Anaphylaxis Policies A & B.  

Have a wonderful fortnight!


Natalie Rose                                    Lorrie Dell

Acting Principal                            Assistant Principal

Year Level Updates

Whole School News

Sports News

 Prep - Yr 2 Swimming

A reminder for all Prep to Year 2 parents that the swimming program is now up on Compass for you to consent and make payment. Students are to wear school uniform and change in/out of bathers at the venue.  Any students that are not participating in the swimming program will remain at school during their session time and be supervised by another class. 


Second Hand Uniform 

There will be a Second Hand Uniform Sale on Friday 17th November.  

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.

Maths Olympiad 2017

What an amazing end to another successful Maths Olympiad season.


A huge congratulations to the entire team, earning Ormond Primary a placing in the top 10% of participating schools across Australasia. A special mention to Luc G, Clancy W and Zareef Z for receiving a perfect score, a great achievement. Eleven students finished in the top 10% and five more students finished in the top 20%. All the students that participated in the Olympiad will be receiving certificates at the assembly on Monday November 13th.


I am personally so proud of this year’s team:

Luc G, Clancy W , Zareef Z , Phillip P, Liam O’N, Thomas S, Jasmine , Tom P, Sky Z, Harry A, Sue W, Lewis S, Nathan T, Caitlin L, Anisha R, Casandra J, Liana L, Kate N, Alex Z, Senin S, Delfin T and Jason Y.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the teachers at Ormond Primary School who throughout the years have contributed to the successes of these and all our children to problem solve.


Mrs Felicity Hall-Shulman

Visual Arts News

Zart Art Children's Gallery

Young Artists from our school are exhibiting in the Zart Art Student Gallery this Term and it is with pleasure that we invite you to their Term 1 2018 Gallery Opening.


Galleries such as these are dedicated spaces for young artists to showcase their work to an audience outside their immediate peers. It is an important part of any artists’ development to display their work and then have the feedback and congratulations from immediate influences such as their school, teachers, principal and of course their parents.


Congratulations to the following students:

Gigi & Winston - 1B

Henry & Claudia - 1C 

Ruby, Clementine 7 Adam - 2A

Justin & Emily - 2B

 Zoe, Rosa  & Janet - 4A

Mair, Olivia, Georgia M & Tom H - 4B  

Daniel  & Tom M - 4C

Grace & Rowan -  5A

Jesse & Nik - 5B

Clancy & Jasmine - 6A

Zareef  & Thomas O - 6B


We hope to see you in the Gallery for this wonderful event celebrating the artistic merits of our future artists!


Student Gallery Opening Night

Date: Thursday 7th December 2017

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Official Opening: 4:30pm

Venue: Zart Art Student Gallery

4/41 Lexton Road, Box Hill North 3129

A light afternoon tea will be provided.


RSVP: Monday 4th December 2017

Please contact Colleen with the number of people attending.

Email: [email protected] zartart.com.au – or – Phone: 03 9890 1867

Exhibition on display from Friday December 1st 2017 until Tuesday March 13th 2018.


Parking at Zart: Please be advised there is NO ON-SITE PARKING available at the Zart Complex for events/workshops. For this occasion special parking will be available just across the road, or alternatively there is also free all-day parking in the surrounding area. Please bring this map with you on the night to help you find parking!


Happy Creative Days,

Helen Kupfer

STEAM Family Night

S.T.E.A.M  stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. We will be holding a Family night based around STEAM on Tuesday 21st November and invite all families to come and join in. Each class will be running an activity or presentig a showcase in each of these areas. 


Ormond Primary School will also be hosting "The Omrond Egg Drop Challenge" on the night. The aim is to drop a hard boiled egg from Mr Cheverton's window and for it to hit the ground without breaking. Anyone within the school can participate. 


We ask that ALL children be supervised by a parent or guardian on the night as there will be areas with hazardous materials/equpment for science presentations. 


Thank you

Luc G & Maia J

Year 6 

House Points

The weekly House Points are as follows: 

Hollows - 42 points

McKillop - 43 points

Flynn - 44 points

Chisolm - 45 points. 


The overall House Points currently are:

Hollows - 128 points

Mckillop - 130 points

Flynn - 131points

Chisolm - 135 points


Alex G & Lewis S

Hollows Captains

Global Citizen Awards

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

Monday 13th November 9:00am 


Jack A  -  Excellence

For his exuberant enthusiastic performance in the Prep Soiree. Wonderful public speaking, Jack.Well done !

Eva M  -  Excellence

For displaying great confidence when reading her narrative at the Prep Soiree. She performed her part clearly and with wonderful expression. Great work, Eva!

Archer G  -  Excellence

Archer displayed confidence when he read part of the narrative at the Prep Concert. He persisted with practice and was loud and clear in front of his audience. Great job!

Tegan DT  -  Persistence

Tegan did a fantastic job at the Prep Concert. She persisted through nerves in her first school performance and went on to confidently dance knowing all movements and speak her part for the parent performance. Well done!

Natalie F  -  Excellence

Natalie for showing great leadership skills and confidence in the Prep Soiree. She performed wonderfully and spoke loud and clear in front of the audience. Well done, Natalie.

Kalani R  -  Excellence

Kalani overcame her nerves at the Prep Soiree and sang and danced enthusiastically on stage. Well done, Kalani.  

Year 1

Hunter V  -  Quality Learning

Hunter  has shown great commitment towards improving his recount writing by adding better words to describe his experiences. Well done Hunter!

Tim S  -  Quality Learning

Tim’s reading skills have excelled this semester due to him wanting to read more challenging books. As a result, his writing has excelled. Great work Tim!

Charlee W  -  Persistence

Charlee has been trying harder in literacy lately. She is trying to think her way through things more and showing some resilience.

Hamish H  -  Quality Learning

Hamish has been working hard since he has come back. He produced a well thought out spooky story for Halloween.

Archie G  -  Quality Learning

For putting in a lot of effort when making sure your writing is presented neatly and all your letters are formed correctly. Keep up the good work.

Sarina L  -  Quality Learning

For working really hard during writing time, thinking of many great ideas for your writing and sharing them with others.

Year 2

Stefan K  -  Excellence

Stefan produced an excellent recount on our excursion to Sciencework. It was well written with good use of paragraphs and detail.

Lily W  -  Quality Learning

Lily has worked diligently to complete all class tasks within the required time.

Morgan N  -  Quality Learning

Morgan has worked diligently to improve his handwriting and as a result, his written work is neat and easy to read.

Georgia W  -  Quality Learning

Georgia has continued to apply herself to learning tasks in the classroom and ignored any distractions around her. Well done Georgia.

Year 3

Finlay S  -  Persistence

Finlay initially found it challenging when reading an analogue clock during our ‘Time’ unit in Mathematics. He persevered by asking for assistance when needed and focusing during activities, helping him improve significantly.     

Nellie M  -  Excellence

Nellie wrote an interesting information report about the Angelfish and the Lavender plant. She was able to use technical language to describe her living species and successfully edit her writing.   

Stephanie K  -  Excellence

Stephanie created a fantastic Information Report on Pegasus’s and Daisies. Her prior knowledge and internet skills helped her during the process. It was a pleasure to read. Well done!  

Max M  -  Quality Learning

Max’s reading skills have excelled due to him wanting to read more challenging books. As a result, his writing and vocabulary have flourished. Fantastic job!

Angus G  -  Persistence

Angus has demonstrated great persistence in practising his spelling to achieve a huge improvement in his recent assessment. Using all your strategies has certainly paid off Angus!

Sylas T  -  Quality Learning

For the commitment Sylas has shown towards improving his spelling by utilising his spelling strategies and through consistent practise. Well done!

Year 4

Charlie S  -  Excellence

For the concentration and effort Charlie applied to give a polished performance during Reader’s Theatre presentations to the grade.

Zoe R  -  Quality Learning

Zoe performed impressively by displaying expression and confidence, and by focusing on the job to be delivered.

Max O  -  Respect

Max has shown a vast improvement in the way he resolves disagreements in the yard.  Coming to agreements verbally is the key. Well done.

Katelyn N  -  Acceptance

Katelyn is always willing to offer support to those who need a little extra. This degree of ongoing selflessness is definite role model material. Well done!

Samuel M  -  Excellence

Sam has excelled in maths this term and achieved fantastic results! Well done, Sam.

Alan S  -  Persistance

Alan always asks questions to clarify his understanding and works hard to complete his learning tasks. Keep it up, Alan.

Year 5

Josh H  -  Persistence

Josh gives everything a go in class. He tries hard to put his best into everything he does. Keep it up Josh.

Maiko L  -  Quality Learning

Maiko shows great enthusiasm when researching information. She has an inquisitive mind and produces interesting pieces of work. Keep it up Maiko.

Carla C  -  Quality Learning

For her commitment to developing her ‘Shape’ poem about Dolphin further, which is a beautiful poem to read.

Samuel J  -  Quality Learning

For his interesting ‘Shape’ poem entitled War. Great choice of words Sam.

Year 6

Peter C  -  Persistence

Peter has worked industriously in science, creating a working electrical circuit for his game.

Samuel E  -  Respect

For displaying responsibility and inclusive team work while working with his Student Action Team.

Annabelle M  -  Excellence

Annabelle has taken incredible pride in the production of her Memories. Her pieces have been thoughtfully written and her attention to detail is excellent.     

Hadyn C  -  Persistence

Hadyn has displayed a persistent attitude in his learning and has been completing tasks within set time frames more readily. A great improvement!

Visual Arts

Lewis R  -  4B  -  Quality Learning

Lewis is to be commended on the terrific focus and effort he displayed, when applying his knowledge of symmetry and proportion to complete a Self Portrait in Visual Arts.

Nathan T  -  6B  -  Excellence

Nathan has consistently completed all Visual Arts tasks with great pride and effort. His Visual Learning diary is well organised and his drawing of two Kobuki actors was notably expressive!


Soo J  -  5B  -  Respect

For her ability to respect her peers and staff at all times.

Toby T  -  5A  -  Persistence

Toby has the ability to persist at a skill task and master it. Well done Toby!


Georgia M  -  4B  -  Excellence

For listening so well to the instructions and completing her work to a very high standard.

Isaac L  -  PB  -  Quality Learning

For creating a variety of shapes in Word and using the Drawing tab to filling them in and outline them in different colours.

Community News

Out of School Hours Care

Reminder of Cancellation Policy for Before Care

Failure to cancel before care booking unless the child is sick and not attending school parents will be charged the full fee.


After School Care Activities

Thursday 9th November          Paper Mache Bowls               

Friday 10th November              Children’s Choice Morgan                          

Monday 13th November           Pom Pom’s                 

Tuesday 14th November           Children’s Choice Alexandra           

Wednesday 15th November    Pine Cone Animals    

Thursday 16th November         Paper Plate Butterflies

Friday 17th November                Milk Jug Monsters

Monday 20th November            Paper Neck Ties

Tuesday 21st November            Marble Box                            

Wednesday 22nd November    Children’s Choice Mitchell


Sharelle Davis

Acting Coordinator

Out of School Hours Program



Upcoming Meeting Dates

Upcoming Meeting Dates - 7:30pm in staffroom

  • Tuesday 14th November

Save the Dates:

  • End of Year  "Hawaiian Beach Party"– Saturday 25th November (early evening)

Get your leis and hula skirts ready for our end of year Hawaiian Beach Party. This is our end of year celebration, where all OPS families are invited to come along and celebrate the end of the school year. There will be food trucks, ice-cream, sand castles, disco and more!

Book at www.trybooking/SPQR


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'How To' - Make Parent Payments.pdf
'How To' Give Parent Consent.pdf
COMPASS Parent Guide update 2018.pdf
P-2 SWIM timetable 2017.pdf
Anaphylaxis Management Policy Part A 2015.pdf
Ananphylaxis Management Policy Part B 2015.pdf