Camp Update - Year 5
Everyone is having a great time at camp. Many activities have already been undertaken such as archery, abseiling, indoor rock climbing and orienteering.
The food has been plentiful, cabins are comfortable and students are happy and full of smiles.
Tomorrow they will be visiting the Port if Echuca, paddlesteamer on the Murray and a Science activity Centre.
Free Carpet Still Available
The school has replaced some high quality carpet with vinyl in Atrium upstairs in the 2011 Building. We still have three pieces of carpet that would be suitable for a home or holiday house. Each of the pieces is approximately 2.6 metres by 3 metres and all are currently awaiting pickup by the first person to accept them. Please contact Brodie at the front office or on 9578 1327.
If anyone would like one of the desks that are sitting underneath the trees to the right of the Wheatley Road entrance, please email Kylie Cockle
Parent Teacher Interviews - Booked through Compass
End of Semester 1 Parent/Teacher interviews will held on Monday 20th June 3:40 - 7:00pm and Tuesday 21st June 3:40 - 6:00pm. Bookings with your child's teacher for these interviews can only be done through the Compass Parent Portal. Access to the bookings will be made available as of Monday 13th June.
Reports on Compass
As Semester One reports for 2016 will be completed in the coming weeks it is a timely reminder for all parents to ensure that they take the time to save & print all of their child's reports for their own records once they are made available on Compass. This is strongly recommended, particulary for Year 6 parents as once a student has exited or completed their schooling at Ormond Primary School, parents will no longer have access to Compass to obtain them at a later date.
School Phone System
Most of our parents will have noticed that we have had a new phone system in place for some time now.
This system has an automated answering feature which announces several options for the caller. Please listen to the entire message to ensure you are making the right slection for your needs.
Parents are encourage to choose the School Information option for updated information regarding weekly sport venues, camps arrival/depature ETA's, and important times or information regarding excursions and events.
We ask that all phone enquiries are made during the office operating hours of 8:15am and 4:15pm Monday to Friday. Outside these hours, the phone is on a 'night switch' mode and therefore calls cannot be answered.
Now we are heading into the cooler months of the year, illness's will inevitably be on the increase. I would like to take this opportunity to ask parents to promote healthy hygiene practices at home and at school to minimize the spread of infections. If your child has any illness or complains of symptoms of being unwell, please keep them at home and inform the office of their absence, or enter the absence directly into the Compass Parent Portal.
Students are also encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather conditions each day. It is recommended that all students bring a school jumper with them to allow for changing weather conditions.
Now that the cooler weather is starting to set in it is an appropriate time to remind parents of the correct school uniform. Our uniform supplier, Primary School Wear, has been instructed to supply only uniform items that are on the list attached below.
The following items are not School Council approved school uniform items, therefore are not to be worn.
- Netball skirts
- Leggings other than bottle green
- Nail polish
- Jewellery – other than simple stud or sleeper earrings
- Sticker transfers/stick on tattoos
- Coloured hair accessories other than school colours or neutral black/brown
Parents are asked to ensure that all items of clothing are clearly named, particularly if purchased from the Second Hand Uniform Stall to ensure they are returned to the correct child should they be misplaced. Please encourage your child to look neat and tidy and to look after his/her belongings.
The Second Hand Uniform Stall for Term 2 will be held on Thursday 16th June at 3:15 to 3:45pm.