Ormond Primary School

31 May 2017
Issue Nine
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


Friday 2nd - Curriculum Day - no students

Monday 5th  -  Yr 6 Camp Depart 8:45am

Friday 9th  -  Yr 6 Camp Return ETA 3:15pm

Monday 12th  -  Public Holiday

Tuesday 13th  -  Ed Sub Committee 6:30pm

Monday 19th  -  Year 3/4 Sioree 6:30pm

Wednesday 21st  - School Council 

Monday 26th  -  Parent/Teacher Interviews

Tuesday 27th  -  Parent/Teacher Interviews

Thursday 29th - Ormonds Got Talent 1:50pm

Friday 30th  -  Term 2 Ends: 2:30pm Dismissal



Monday 17th  -  Term 3 Begins

Friday 28th - Hands on Science Year 2



Wednesday 9th  -  Yr5/6 Soiree TBC

Thursday 17th  -  Yr 3 Camp Depart TBC

Friday 18th  -  Yr 3 Camp Return TBC

Saturday 19th  -  P&F Trivia Night

Tuesday 29th  -  School House Athletics TBC



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 Nvember 7:00pm
  • December meeting TBC

2017 Education Sub-Committee Meetings

  • Tuesday June 13th 6:30pm
  • 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

  • Thursday 26th January - Australia Day
  • Monday 13th March - Labour Day
  • Friday 14th April - Good Friday
  • Monday 17th April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 25th April - Anzac Day
  • 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 tour dates for 2017 are:

  • Tuesday 6th of June
  • Monday 17th of July       
  • 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


Glenn Butler

Assistant Principal 

Lorrie Dell


Glenn Butler

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...


Ormond Primary School is committed to further improving the ways in which we work together for the benefit of all students. School Council and the school leadership team wish to better understand the feelings and perceptions held by the Ormond community around two key school priorities:

  1. Communication between school and the community.
  2. The journey towards Council of International Schools accreditation.

With these two priorities in mind, over the next few weeks, you will be asked to complete two short (5 minute) surveys. It is vitally important that we receive the broadest range of responses to the two surveys so that planning and strategies can be more accurately focussed. The first of the surveys will be around priority 1: Communication.


Thank you for taking time to participate in the Communication Survey.


Student attitudes to School Survey


Each year the Department of Education conducts the Student Attitude to Schools Survey to gain an insert to students’ perceptions about their school experiences. This year, for the first time, students in Year 4 will join those in Years 5 & 6 to complete the survey during school time. Each student will receive individual login details in order to complete the survey online between now and the 23rd of June. The aggregated results of the student survey will be used by the school to gauge students views in a broad range of variables encompassing the learning experiences, feelings of safety and connectedness and general attitude to school.



Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Year 5 Camp at Corop in northern Victoria. Everyone on camp enjoyed the educational experiences at Bendigo and Echuca as well as the outdoor adventure activities around the camp. Next week I will be attending the Year 6 Camp at Camp Coonawarra near Bairnsdale. This five day camp involves a broad range of senior primary-age appropriate, challenging and exciting activities based around the camp. In my absence, Lorrie Dell will be the Acting Principal.


Approving Outstanding Absences on Compass

So that the most accurate data can be uploaded into your child's Semester Reports, could all parents please ensure that they approve any outstanding absences for their child on Compass by Friday 9th June.  

Entering any absences directly into Compass on the day your child is away from school or ahead of time where possible is the best way to stay up to date with approving absences. 

To approve or enter an absence please look for the green  + (AddNote/Approve) on you Compass Parent Portal home page or in each child's individual profile and follow the prompts.

If you have any issues or questions regarding how to do this please contact Brodie in the office for assisstance.


Glenn Butler


School News

Events on Compass awaiting Approval

Year 2

Hands on Science - by 21st July

Year 3

Yr 3/4 Soiree - by 12th June

Year 4

Year 3/4 Soiree - by 12th June

Year 6

Yr 6 Camp - Final Payment by 31st May


COMPASS Parent Portal


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


Schoolastic Book Club Orders

Scholastic Book Club brochures had been distributed last week. Please avoid cash orders and place you orders online instead by visiting scholastic.com.au/LOOP.  It is very easy to use and instructions are on the back of the brochure along with other details.  All orders must be placed by Tuesday 16th June for distribution the following week.

JSC - Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

Yesterday, the Junior School Council (JSC) hosted a charitable event on behalf of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC).


Thousands of people seeking asylum across Australia, including children, face an uncertain future. More than 90% of people who seek protection experience food insecurity, run out of food and cannot afford to buy more. The ASRC is an independent, not for profit organisation, run by volunteers and supporters, whose programs support and empower people seeking asylum to maximise their own physical, mental and social wellbeing.


Students donated a wide range of items which were allocated to their year level. Once again the Ormond community demonstrated how generous they are. Donations came pouring in during the morning as each class delivered their donations to the hall. The photos illustrate the range of items donated. Groups of students worked through the day sorting through and boxing the donations ready to be collected by the ASRC van.


Thanks again to all Ormond families for their generosity and the students of the Junior School Council and the Community Captains for organising and promoting the event.


Julie Nield


District Cross Country

On Thursday 25th May, the Ormond Cross Country team competed at Karkarook Park in the District Cross Country Championships.


This was a highly competitive event with 8 teams competing to move through to the Divisional Championships in June. The students’ hard training certainly paid off and all runners ran competitively and pushed themselves to the limit.

The highlight of the day was Caitlin L’s fabulous victory in the U12 girls with a battle right down to the finish line. In the 9/10s year boys, Toby came 5th and in the 9/10 year girls, Isla T came 6th. Abi D narrowly missed out on selection to the next stage finishing in 9th place in the U12 year girls.


We wish Caitlin, Toby and Isla all the very best in the Division Championships. Hopefully they will be joined by a number of our Year 5 students who are currently being considered for selection by the District team organisers as they were on Camp last week and unable to compete.


Well done to all competitors. You are a credit to Ormond PS!


Julie Nield


Year 3 News

On Tuesday 23rd May the Year 3’s embarked on their journey to Scienceworks as part of the Earth, moon and sun unit currently being investigated. Students were fortunate enough to attend an interactive workshop to explore and further develop their understanding on how the Earth’s rotation on it’s axis affects the day and night cycle, the various moon phases and why we have seasons on Earth. After the workshop, students had a chance to explore the various exhibitions that Scienceworks has to offer. The students gained invaluable experience and knowledge and they all had a fantastic day!


Year 5 News

On Tuesday 23rd of May the Year 5 had an early start to Camp Currumbene, our grade 5 school camp.  First we headed to the Bendigo Mines and learnt about how they dug gold out of the ground. We went down the mine shaft and saw the different tools and methods used in the past.

The same day we arrived at Camp Currumbene. We got into our cabins and then had a delicious dinner. Later we went star gazing. We looked at the planets and stars through different telescopes.


The following day we all did outstanding activities at the camp site such as the flying fox, archery, abseiling, canoeing, orienteering and the initiatives course.  That evening we had a trivia night.


On the Thursday we went to Echuca. We learnt about paddle steamers and the history of the Murry River. Later in the day we went to an interactive science place called “Twisted Science”. At night we watched an awesome movie.

While we were away we celebrated two birthdays, Carla and Alice’s, which was very exciting.

On Friday we packed our bags, did one more activity and then waved goodbye. In the end we all had an amazing experience and got the best out of it.


Ian and Harry 5B


Year 6 News

Fire Education is very important. Last Thursday the Year 6 student did a recap on Fire Education. Ed Booth came in and went through everything we had forgotten since Prep. He showed us a video with different types of safety. “Drop and go, go, go, go.” We learnt some very interesting facts like, out of the 2,000 MFB staff, there is only 70 women! The fireman came in a rescue truck, so they gave us a cool tour of the truck. We saw the slides and got to go inside it!! It was really cool and fun and I bet we all want to it again. -Annabelle 


Out of School Care News

Curriculum Day - Friday 2nd June

We are providing care on Friday 2nd June 2017

Hours: 8.00am to 6.00pm.

Cost $55.00 per child

Pupil Free Day Bookings must be received by Thursday 1st June 2017

Cancelations received after this date will incur a $25.00 cancellation fee.

For bookings contact the program.


After School Care Activities

Thursday 1st June                   Rock Beetles

Friday 2nd June                        Pupil Free Day

Monday 5th June                     Pom Pom Buddies

Tuesday 6th June                     Pet Phone Stands

Wednesday 7th June                Children’s Choice

Thursday 8th June                   Straw Bracelets

Friday 9th June                        Dinosaur Feet

Monday 12th June                   Queens Birthday

Tuesday 13th June                   Children’s Choice

Wednesday 14th June              Cooking


Long Service Leave

I will commence my long service leave next week. Sharelle Davies will undertake the position of acting coordinator in my absence.


New Staff Member

We welcome Jordan Dalgleish to the Out of School Hours Program. Jordan is a qualified and experience worker in Out of School Hours.


April Kopitz

OSHC Coordinator

Upcoming Meeting Dates - 7:30pm in staffroom

  • Thursday 8th June – please note change of date
  • Tuesday 18th July
  • Tuesday 8th August

Save the Dates

  • Friday 23rd June  -   Winter Warmer (Adults only) – Organised by Year 2
  • Saturday 19th August  -  Trivia Night (Adults only) – Organised by Year 5
  • Friday 1st September  -  Father's Day Breakfast (Dad's & Kids) – Organised by Year 4
  • Saturday 25th November - End of Year Party (Families & Staff) – Organised by P&F 

Upcoming Event Information

On Friday night, June 23rd P&F will be hosting a winter warmers night with mulled wine and a fireplace to toast your toes. Come along and have fun playing giant jenga, backgammon & roulette, or amuse yourself in the DIY photo booth.

Cost is $15pp, which includes a drink on arrival and finger food, dress is ‘a little bit fancy’.


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. Paperback Book and Digital Memberships available for $70.

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 5th June 9:00am


Zack S  -  Persistence

Zack always persists with his learning and tries hard to ensure that her work is completed beautifully and on time. Keep it up, Zack!

Zoe G  -  Persistence

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

Ryan S  -  Respect

Ryan has been showing respect to all his peers. He's polite, friendly and a good listener.  

Archer G  -  Quality Learning

Archer is learning to use different strategies to help him read. He is practicing hard and showing a lot of improvement.

Poppy B  -  Acceptance

Poppy is a caring student who is always inclusive of others and always ensures everyone has a friend. Thanks Poppy!

Jackson D  -  Excellence

Jackson has shown excellence in all areas of literacy; including his reading, writing and learning of his sight words. Great work, Jackson!


Year 1

Philip O  -  Persistence

Philip has worked consistently worked very well during all his learning tasks and even removed himself from distractions. Well done Philip!

Brendan J  -  Excelence

Brendan has shown excellence in his writing. Brendan wrote amazing questions on “How my brain works” to ask brain researchers. Great work Brendan!

Audrey P  -  Respect

For always being a respectful and responsible class member. Well done Audrey

Adelaide B  -  Quality Learning

For using questioning to learn and understand more. You prepared some great questions to ask the brain scientists.  

Lucas Mc  -  Persistence

For making good choices that help his learning like choosing to tune in as soon as he is asked. Keep up the great work Lucas.

Henri A  -  Persistence

For making a great effort to share his interesting thoughts and ideas with his class. Well done Henri.


Year 2

Jonathan D  -  Persistence

Jonathan demonstrated persistence in improving his writing. He worked hard and wrote a creative narrative about a dragon.

Lily W  -  Persistence

Lily has shown great persistence in her writing. As a result of this effort, she has published a great narrative.Well done Lily.

Tessa M  -  Acceptance

Tessa has demonstrated inclusiveness and kindness towards a new class member. She always thinks of others.

Kevin L  -  Acceptance

Kevin has been instrumental in helping a new classmate to understand instructions and to explain procedures. Thankyou Kevin.

Year 3

Tara A  -  Respect

Tara is a courteous and well-mannered student who follows instructions quickly and works to the best of her ability. Well done Tara!

Elliot C  -  Quality Learning

Elliot showed quality learning when doing algorithms in Maths by understand and explaining the process of renaming. Great effort Elliot!   

Victoria P  -  Acceptance

Victoria consistently displays fairness in her words and actions. She is happy to include or help anyone during class tasks. Well done!

Ryan L  -  Quality Learning

Ryan has produced excellent work during our Maths unit on Addition and Subtraction. He has gained knowledge and skills through all teacher focus groups and independent tasks. Well done!

Connor R  -  Excellence

For producing his excellent version of an aboriginal Dreamtime story and illustrating it with beautiful indigenous style art. Well done!

Benji B  -  Persistence

For working consistently at his learning tasks; checking his writing carefully for errors to improve its legibility and accuracy and adding detail to increase the reader’s interest.

Year 4

Alice H  -  Quality Learning

Alice listened carefully to teacher instruction and used language features to create an exciting writing piece full of adventure.

George P  -  Persistence

George has achieved his goal of independently organising himself in class each morning. A great show of persistence and responsibility, George.

Lewis R  -  Respect

Lewis is to be congratulated for the steps he is taking to meet classroom expectations and upgrade his productivity. On your way to a future leader Lewis. Well done!

Scarlett W  -  Excellence

Scarlet has excelled beyond expectations with her nightly reading, She has smashed past the 200 nights mark. Outstanding. Don’t slow down now Scarlet!

Marloe M  -  Persistance

For diligently fulfilling her duties as our class SRC representative. Thank you for your continuous reminders and for organising our class donations.

Aj S  -  Persistance

For persisting with his addition and subtraction mental strategies. He mastered the ‘near ten’ strategies until it felt ‘easy’. Well done, AJ!


Year 5

Paddy Mc  -  Quality Learning

Paddy has found a love for Algebra. He worked diligently to complete his algebra work to a high standard. Well done Paddy!

Kieran W  -  Respect

Kieran showed great respect for another student in our class. Kieran gave up a book that he wanted to read and gave it to a fellow classmate instead. I am very proud of you Kieran.

Elliot L  -  Quality Learning

For engaging fully all the historical events explored whilst on camp visiting Echuca and Bendigo. His contributions and interest opened up further discussion.

Maris R  -  Acceptance

For her delightfully resilient approach to camp life. She embraced the time with her friends and showed openness to others.  


Year 6

Harley R  -  Excellence

Harley has been an excellent role model for his peers as he goes about his leadership duties. His enthusiasm is to be commended.

Abrielle D  -  Persistence

Abi worked consistently hard during our recent unit on Patterns and Algebra. She has shown a vast improvement in her understandings.

Liam O’N  -  Quality Learning

Liam displayed a dedicated approach when preparing for the Year 6 Debating competition. His hard work and organisation resulted in a strong performance.

Elliot L  -  Persistence

Elliot has shown a persistent attitude towards his learning and organisation. Well done Elliot, a great improvement.  



Edward H  -  PC  -  Excellence

Edward demonstrates great hand-eye coordination when dribbling a basketball in PE class.

Sam H  -  2A  -  Respect

In PE, Sam listens carefully to rules, organises his peers maturely and always plays games fairly.

Visual Art

Rikki B  -  6A  -  Quality learning

After investigating how to complete a Mandala, Rikki diligently planned her own design with great detail!

Jack C  -  3B  -  Excellence

Jack took great pride to complete his Sun/Moon painting, adding highly detailed patterns with diligence.


Mary P  -  3C  -  Excellence

Mary confidently participated in role-play activities during Korean lessons. She recited expressions fluently, and kindly supported her partner’s role as well. Well done, Mary!

Asha D  -  4A  -  Excellence

Asha demonstrated her excellent Korean typing skill during lessons. She accurately typed Korean sentences with correct reading sound by using Korean keyboard on her IPad, and presented it using her beautiful hand drawings.

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