Ormond Primary School

19 October 2016
Issue Seventeen
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


Thursday 20th - 2nd Hand Uniform Stall                                            3:15 -3:45pm Korean room

Friday 21st     Yr 4 Hands on Science Incursion

Tuesday 25th   Year 3 Orienteering  Incursion

                               Yr4 Camp Info Night 6pm

Wednesday 26th   Prep Soiree 6:30pm - Hall

Thursday 27th  Casual Clothes Day - Hamper                                                                 Donation

Monday 31st  Curriculum Day - NO SCHOOL


Tuesday 1st   Public Holiday  -  NO SCHOOL

Thursday 3rd          Whole School Photo Day

Monday 7th             Yr 4 Camp Depart

Tuesday 8th           Education Sub Cmmittee      Wednesday 9th      Yr 4 Camp Return

Tuesday 15th   2017 District Swim Trials 4pm

Thursday 17th     Headlice Checks

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

Monday 5th  Prep - Yr 2 Swimming

Wednesday 7th   Prep-Yr 2 Swimming

Wednesday 14th  Yr 6 Graduation Night

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

Curicculum Days 2016

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

Transistion Days for 2017 Preps

  • 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 Holiday 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

  • 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

Pricipal's Report

School Organisation 2017

Planning for the 2017 school year is well underway with the intention of organising the 405 – 410 students in eighteen single-year level classes. There will be:

  • Three Prep classes
  • Three Year 1 classes
  • Two Year 2 classes
  • Three Year 3 classes
  • Three Year 4 classes
  • Two Year 5 classes
  • Two Year 6 classes

The mix and range of specialist teaching roles is currently under review. The Workforce Plan 2017 – 2019 is now being developed based on the Indicative Student Resource Package which was released to school on the 3rd of October. Budgetary constraints and school educational priorities will determine the final outcome.


Staffing – Teacher Vacancies

Two teacher class positions have been advertised to fill vacancies for 2017. Shortlisting, interviews and appointments will take place next week.


School Council Plan 2016 – 2019

The School Council Sub-committees have finalised the relevant sections of the new School Council Plan. This plan is now completed and is presented for approval by School Council. Thank you to all School Councillors for their contributions to this plan


Landscaping Master Plan

Two landscaping planners have been contacted in order to develop plans for the improvement of the school grounds. The priorities will be:

  • To create spaces which are tailored to fully engage students in their play
  • To provide safe and secure fixed borders and seating
  • To enhance the overall amenity of the grounds
  • To promote a sense of vibrancy and order in the school

Following a site visit by Design Instincts Landscape Architects have provided a quote for the development of a master plan for Ormond. This is to be tabled for School Council’s perusal.


Blue Landscape Architects will visit the school at 1 pm on Tuesday, 25th of October in order to see the grounds being used by the students. I will request a proposal for the development of a master plan.


School Garden Maintenance

On behalf of Ormond Primary School I would like to acknowledge the contribution of time and energy provided by Ed Booth throughout 2016. Ed’s efforts in managing the nature strips and garden’s on a voluntary basis have been very much appreciated. The recent working bee clearly underlined a need to review the way in which the school manages these tasks.


Glenn Butler


School News

Events now on Compass


Swimming Program

Korean Cooking

Year 1

Korean Cooking

Cololingwood Children's Farm

Living Eggs

Swimming Program

Year 2

Korean Cooking

Swimming Program

Year 3

Korean Cooking

Oreinteering Incursion

Scienceworks & Planetarium

Year 4

Korean Cooking

Lady Northcote Camp

Hands on Science 

Year 5

Inter school Sport Term 4

Korean Cooking

Yr 6 2017 Graduation Wear Payments

Year 6

Inter school Sport Term 4



COMPASS Parent Portal


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


Second Hand UniformStall 

There will be a Second Hand Uniform Stall tomorrow, Thursday 20th October.

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.

Rememberancce Day Poppies

Rememberance Day Poppies will be on sale from next week. 

Prices range from $1 to $5.00. Please bring correct money as change is not available.

Year 1 News

In Inquiry we have begun our topic, ‘Plants, Animals and Us’ by looking at healthy eating and the five main food groups. Students have discussed and sorted their favourite healthy foods. We are excited to do some planting and watch chickens hatch in the coming weeks.


In Literacy, we have begun looking at the Seven Steps to Writing Success for out narrative writing. We are learning how to use sizzling starts, suspenseful scenes, exciting dialogue and how to show and not tell. We look forward to seeing our narrative writing improve as we continue through the steps!


"Creak, creak. A girl smelled a sloppy monster. She hugged her teddy bear tight. The monster jumped up and…" Maddie 


"I’m in a haunted house. I see a skeleton on the floor. I hear the floor creaking. I touch a slimy door. I taste a dry mouth." Morgan 


"Whoosh went the curtains as they blew across the stage." Edie 


"She suddenly realised she was alone. She wrapped her dressing gown tightly around her, for it was very cold." Clementine 

Year 3 News

In Year 3, we are learning about the nutritional benefits of a healthy diet. Last week, we made a class fruit salad and researched the benefits of different fruits and the importance of eating 'the rainbow'.

After washing, peeling, dicing and mixing,  we enjoyed the deliciousness of our beautiful fruit salad for morning tea. We then wrote it up as a procedure in literacy, focusing on beginning each step with a verb.


P.E & Sports News

Divisional Athletics

Well done to Alexandra Gibson, 3rd in 11 y.o. girls triple jump and Austin Hall, 10th in the boys 10 y.o. 800m event.  Great effort!


Year 6 Bike Education - Braeside Park Ride

On a spectacular Spring day, Year 6 students had a great day out at Braeside Park. A huge “Thank You” to Alistair Hutson, Nikki Taylor, Michael Tuke and Scott Bradley for their support and assistance on the day. Thank you to Carmel Dubout and Mr Butler for their expertise on the BBQ.


2017 Swimming Trials

Swim trials will be open to all students who will be in Year 4-6 in 2017.  The trials will be held at Carnegie Swim Centre between 4:00 and 5:00pm on Tuesday 15th November.  Students have met with Mr. Pannam and will meet with him again closer to the trials.  Students must be competent in swimming 50m in their chosen events. Students may enter 2 individual events and 1 team event.


District Cricket - Runners Up

Great effort by the Ormond cricket team playing against Valkstone in the Grand Final at Bailey Reserve.  Only 5 runs separated the 2 teams at the end of the game.


Year 5/6 Interschool Sport Locations Friday 21st October

Kanga and Rounders v Moorabbin P.S. at Moorabbin P.S.

Cricket v McKinnon P.S. at McKinnon Reserve

Hotshots v East Bentleigh at Charlton Rd Tennis Club.

Lawn Bowls v Hughesdale P.S. at Bentleigh Bowls Club. 

Softball Mixed v Hughesdale P.S. at Argyle Reserve.


Michael Pannam

Sports Coordinator

Visual Arts News

Golden Wattle Sunday Springfest

Last month students from Year  4, 5 and 6 had their artwork exhibited in the local community as part of the Golden Wattle Sunday Springfest at Box Cottage Museum in Joyce Park.


The students were very excited to be participating in this event and the artwork submitted was of a very high standard.  All work was based on the theme of the Wattle - our national floral emblem.


The Box Cottage Museum curators, were highly impressed with the quality of work and very generously awarded a prize to one student in each year level. 

  • Year 4: Maris R
  • Year 5: Heidi R-R
  • Year 6:  Lisa L

Congratulations to these students on their wonderful work and also to all of the Year 4, 5 and 6 students for their amazing effort and contribution to this event.


Ocean Bottle-Cap Mural project

We are about to embark on a new community project this term, that is being run by the Glen Eira City Council.  Our school will be provided with a section of an Ocean-themed mural to decorate in recycled materials. Once completed, all the sections will be linked together to make a great visual display to be exhibited at Glen Eira’s Party in the Park on February 19th 2017 at Princes Park in Caulfield South as well as other possible locations.


Happy creative days!

Helen Kupfer

Visual Arts Coordinator


Out of School Hours Care

Pupil Free Day

There is a Curriculum Day planned for Monday 31st October,the Out of School Hours Program will only provide care on the pupil free day, if we have  at least 15 children booked to attend.


For further details and to, express your interest for care on the pupil free day. Please note your child’s name  in the program diary by Tuesday 25th October.


After School Care Activities

Thursday 20th     Cooking

Friday 21st               Paper Mache

Monday 24th           Halloween Activity

Tuesday 25th            Halloween Activity

Wednesday 26th      Halloween Activity

Thursday 27th          Halloween Activity

Friday 28th                Halloween Activity

Monday 31st              Curriculum Day

Tuesday 1st               Melbourne Cup Day

Wednesday 2nd       Friend Ship Bands



A Big Thankyou to Annabelle Tsekouras for her generous donation of toys.


April Kopitz

Out of School Hours Coordinator


Parents & Friends

Twilight Market

There are just 6 weeks until the Twilight Market on Friday 25th November.  Preparations are in full swing and we need help with plenty of things.  Be sure to help out your class rep. with planning, stocking and manning the stall your class is running.


Dad's Workshop

The Dad’s Workshop on Sunday 23 October has been cancelled due to lack of projects. There will be the opportunity to do a few small jobs at the big clean-up working bee on 20th November.



From this Friday onwards, you can drop off donations for the market.  Please drop them between 3:15pm-3:45pm outside the Korean Room.  We need the following items:

  • Recycled ladies clothes & accessories
  • Teddies & soft toys
  • Lucky jars – filled with things a child would love
  • Bottles of wine, champagne or spirits
  • Anything that could be a good prize.

How can you get involved?

Putting together the market requires lots of volunteers.  We are looking for people before, after and during the market.

Scott Rowlands is our volunteer coordinator, and you can email him at [email protected] to offer assistance.  Also look out for sign-up sheets and emails from your class reps.



On Thursday 27th October we will be holding a Casual Clothes Day.  Children are asked to bring a themed item to contribute to their year level’s hamper.  Hampers will be used as part of our silent auction.  Collection baskets will be in each classroom on the casual day and until the end of that week.


Class themes & examples

  • Prep  -  'Fun for Kids'  - e.g.  Activities, games, stationary, or clothing.
  • Year 1  -  'Chocloate Indulgence'  - e.g. Food or drinks that include milk, dark or white choclate.
  • Year 2  -  'Beautiful Home'  -  e.g. Homewares, furnishings, tableware, crocker, linen, soaps, candles.
  • Year 3  -  'Art & Craft'  -  e.g. Pens, pencils, crafting paper, paint, smock, art supplies.
  • Year 4  -  'Pamper'  -  e.g. Candles, soaps, makeup, creams/lotions, hair products, nail polish.
  • Year 5/6  -  'Gourmet Foods'  -  e.g. Foods that are exotic, spicy, luxury, sweet or savoury. 

* Please ensure foods do not need refrigeration and is within best before date in November 2016



This year, there will be a bar operating at the Twilight Market, which means you will be able to enjoy a wine or beer with your friends whilst enjoying some of the many delicious food options available.

 There will be strictly no BYO to the event and of course the Twilight Market is a family event which means we need to be mindful of behaving responsibly. Responsible Service of Alcohol regulations will apply.

Community News & Adverts


Global Citizen Awards


Alex M  -  Persistence

Alex always persistence with all her learning and tries hard to ensure that all her work is completed beautifully and on time. Keep it up, Alex!

Ben S  -  Persistence

Ben has shown great persistence and an increased confidence developing good ‘counting back’ strategies. Keep it up, Ben!

Emily C  -  Persistence

Emily never gives up during Numeracy tasks, especially when working on the formation of her numbers. Well done!

Maxwell C  -  Persistence

Maxwell shows persistence when sounding words out that he is unsure of! He never gives up and it’s great to see him working so hard. Well done!

Year 1

Adam A Excellence

Adam was fantastic in his concert performance. He displayed energy, character and confidence on stage, also an excellent example of behavior.  Well done!

Luca Lopez



Luca has been working hard to improve his writing. He is taking on feedback and consistently working hard to improve himself. Keep it up!

Alex Johnson



Alex shows persistence through completing challenging learning tasks. He persisted to complete his place value mystery picture when feeling overwhelmed. Well done, Alex!

Oscar Nillson



Oscar has demonstrated persistence throughout the year by never giving up when faced with challenging tasks. Well done, Oscar!

Year 2

Finlay S  -  Persistence

Finlay is always determined to finish all classroom learning tasks.

Ted H  -  Persistence

Ted always works hard and asks many questions to clarify and deepen his understanding of topics and concepts.

Tara A  -  Persistence

Tara demonstrates determination and persistence in order to understand and master new knowledge, especially in Maths.

Emma N  -  Persistence

Emma persistently works hard to complete all learning activities to a high standard. Her determination is especially evident in her writing.

Oscar S  -  Persistence

For showing persistence with completing writing tasks. It is so pleasing to see Oscar work so hard to complete his writing with such detail.

Sarah D  -  Persistence

For showing persistence with everything she works towards. Sarah has a great attitude towards learning and does not give up easily.

Year 3

Olivia N  -  Persistence

Olivia persistently worked through all the steps of tracing, sawing, sanding and gluing when making her speedboat during our woodwork incursion.

Madi D  -  Tolerance

Madi has been extremely tolerant and patient with others, especially when working with her peers in the classroom.

Isla K  -  Persistence

Isla has shown excellent persistence and determination in the classroom and continues to improve her reading skills.  

Rachel H  -  Excellence

Rachel continues to show excellence in many areas, as she always applies her best effort to every task.

Oliver S  -  Persistence

Oliver has been working hard on improving his writing skills. He has persisted when writing his Olympic Project, his Camp Recount and his BIG Write. Well done Oliver.

Asha D  -  Excellence

Asha has demonstrated excellence across all areas of her learning. She continues to work hard to expand her knowledge and understanding.

Year 4

Noah S  -  Tolerance

Noah works very well with other students in the class and is supportive of his peers. He displays the qualities of a good team player.

Eleni B  -  Respect

Eleni is a very kind student who always helps out whenever she can. She shows respect to everyone and can always be depended upon.

Jesse S  -  Quality learning

Jesse has excelled in his ability to analyse the, persuasive strategies used advertisement,  and could provide insightful evidence to support his interpretations. Great work!.  

Tali R  -  Respect

Tali has shown considerable support and compassion towards our newest student in 4B. She has shown patience, compassion and inclusiveness in the yard. A true global citizen. Well done!

Year 5

Thomas S  -  Persistence

Thomas showed great persistence to successfully complete a challenging fractions activity. Great job Thomas!

Tyler S  -  Quality Learning

Tyler has taken ownership of his learning and has demonstrated great initiative across all aspects of the curriculum.

Toby H  -  Persistence

Toby’s persistence to broaden his comprehension strategies has enabled him to further his understanding of what he is reading. Well done Toby!

Julian K  -  Respect

Julian always treats others with consideration. He values what his classmates have to say, respects their ideas and speaks to others with kindness.

Year 6

Joshua L  -  Excellence

Josh has displayed excellent critical thinking skills while working on Percentage Problems in Maths.

Chloe M  -  Quality Learning

For writing thoughtful and insightful pieces for her Year 6 Memories Album.

Lisa L  -  Respect

For treating a new student with consideration and courtesy in the playground.

Duncan B  -  Persistence

For working diligently and setting and achieving his writing goals in his ‘Memories Album’.

Rosie M  -  Persistence

Rosie consistently shows persistence by  working hard in her writing for her Memories Album and using teacher feedback to help achieve her goals.

Bharath B  -  Respect

Bharath frequently treats one another with consideration and courtesy in assisting students and teachers with their IT concerns.  


Ryan D  -  6B  -  Respect

Showing respect towards staff and peers.

Laura G  -  6B  -  Persistence

Being positive and persistent in all she attempts.

Visual Arts

Soo J  -  4A  -  Respect

For always assisting her peers with their ideas, offering positive and constructive feedback during Visual Arts sessions.

Kate B  -  6B  -  Excellence

For consistently applying herself to all Visual Arts projects with pride and diligence.


Kody W  -  2A  -  Persistence

For working hard to complete a brochure about his excursion to CERES . He successfully copied and pasted images from the Internet.

Minji S  -  6B  -  Respect

For giving up her time to show another student how to get the images she needed for her memories album.


Shauna E  -  3C  -  Excellence

For putting her best effort to read Korean money accurately and confidently during Korean sessions.

Alice J  -  4A  -  Persistence

For demonstrating persistence in learning through completing her Korean community building project in time.

Ormond Primary School