Ormond Primary School

01 March 2017
Issue Three
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


Wednesday 1st  -  Yr 6 Parliament Visit

Friday 3rd  -  Yr 5/6 Interschool Sport

                       -  2nd Hand Uniform Sale 3:15pm

Monday 6th  -  Yr 5 ACMI Excursion

Tuesday 7th  -  District Swimming Carnival 

                           -  Footsteps

Friday 10th  -  Yr 5/6 Interschool Sport

Monday 13th  -  Public Holiday

Tuesday 14th  -  Footsteps

Wednesday 15th  -  Yr 5/Prep Buddies Teddy Bears Picnic

Thursday 16th  -  Pyjama Day

Friday 17th  -  Yr 5/6 Interschool Sport

                         -  Back to School Social (Parent Event)

Sunday 19th  -  Working Bee

Tuesday 21st  -  Footsteps

Friday 24th  -  Yr 6 Grand Prix Excursion

                         -   Footsteps Disco Black White & Bling

Monday 27th  -  Young Leaders Excursion

Wednesday 29th  -  Prep - Yr 2 Special Friends Day

Friday 31st - Term 1 Ends 2:30pm Dismissal



Friday 14th  -  Good Friday Public Holiday

Monday 17th  -  Easter Monday Public Holiday

Tuesday 18th  -  Term 2 Begins

Wednesday 19th  -  Yr 3-5 Swimming TBC

Thursday 20th  -  Yr 3-5 Swimming TBC

Monday 24th  -  Curriculum Day

Tuesday 25th  -  Public Holiday

Wednesday 26th  -  Yr 3-5 Swimming TBC

Thursday 27th  -  Yr 3-5 Swimming TBC

Friday 28th  -  Yr 5/6 Winter Lightning Premireship



Monday 1st  -  Yr 3-5 Swimming TBC

Tuesday 2nd  -  Yr 3-5 Swimming TBC

Thursday 4th  -  School Photos

Friday 12th  -  Mothers Day Evening (P&F Event)

Sunday 14th  -  Mother's Day

Tuesday 23rd  -  Yr 5 Camp Departs TBC

Friday 26th  -  Yr 5 Camp Returns TBC

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 15th March 7:00pm
  • April  - no meeting TBC
  • Wednesday 17th May 7:00pm
  • 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 March 7th 6:30pm
  • April - no meeting
  • Tuesday May 9th - 'Bullying Prevention Parent Forum'  6:30pm
  • Tuesday June 13th 6:30pm
  • July - no meeting
  • Tuesday August 8th 6:30pm
  • Tuesday September 12th 6:30pm
  • Tuesday October 24th 6:30pm
  • November - no meeting 

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 

Prep 2018 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:

  • Thursday 23rd of February 
  • Thursday 23rd of March
  • Friday 21st April
  • Friday 19th of May         
  • 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




Principal's Report

School Council Elections 2017

Each year at this time I call for nominations for positions on School Council. This year there are four vacancies for parent representatives and two teacher representatives. Parents may either self-nominate or be nominated by another parent member. Nomination forms are attached below.

Please return your nomination form to the Office as soon as possible. Elections will be called if more than four nominations are received. Parents who are interested in joining School Council are invited to attend this evening’s School Council Meeting which will held in the Library beginning at 7 pm. Alternatively, you may like to chat with me about the role of School Council and how you might contribute to achieving the goals established in the School Strategic Plan.


Curriculum Days 2017

The following dates have been proposed as student free days or Curriculum Days for 2017. On these days all school staff will be involved in professional development activities.

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

Compass School Management Sysytem

Compass is a integral communication tool between the school and parents for notification of upcoming events, distrubution of important school information, and required payments that may be associated with any of these. As information is added on a daily basis,  we strongly recommended that parents regularly check Compass  to ensure they do not miss out on information concerning their child such as consenting for them to participate in excursions and activities. Parents are also asked to enter absences for their child directly into Compass.


We also recommend that all families download the free Compass School Manager App as this can provide you with real time pop up notifications when information has been sent to you regarding your child. 


Although Compass has the ability for parents to update emails and phone numbers this does not replace the need to notify the school of changes to any parent or emergency contact information. All changes must be recieved in writing.


Camps Sports and Excursions Fund
Applications for the State Government CSEF payment of $125.00 per child to go towards Camps, Swimming, Interschool Sports and Excursions are soon closing. To be eligible for this Fund you must be in possession of a Health Care Card which will be valid as at 30th January 2017. If you believe you are eligible for this payment, and havent already done so please come to the office to collect an application form.


The School Routine

Each year I like to outline the school routine for the benefit of the Ormond community. This is generally about highlighting school organizational arrangements that have evolved and developed to maximize student learning and engagement.

The music which is played over the PA at 8:50 am is the signal that all teachers are now in classrooms so that they can begin caring for the students. Parents must avoid sending or taking students into class before the music starts as the classroom may not be supervised by the teachers who may be completing their daily organizing or meeting with their colleagues.

The musical start to the day is aimed at:

  1. Avoiding congestion and chaos in and around doorways, corridors and classrooms.
  2. Allowing students to start the day in a quiet manner by feeling organized and ready to learn.
  3. Enabling teachers to complete organizational tasks such as collecting notices, student bank books and cash from the students prior to the beginning of learning for the day.

I recommend that parents assist us in this smooth start to the day by allowing students to get themselves organized with bags, notices and lunch orders. By allowing the students to take this responsibility at the earliest opportunity will help them gain their self-confidence and develop initiative.


Working Bee

A Working Bee is scheduled for Sunday 19th March between 9:00 am and 12 noon. I encourage all parents to come along with wheelbarrows, rakes, shovels and brooms to give the grounds the once over treatment. A BBQ will be running from 9:00am.


Glenn Butler 


School News

Events Now on Compass Awaiting Parent Approval


Teddy Bears Picnic with Buddies

Year 4

Connecting to Country - Royal Botanical Gardens

Year 5

ACMI and Melbourne Arts Centre

Teddy Bears Picnic with Buddies

Year 6

Grand Prix

Selected Students

Moorabbin District Swimming Carnival

Young Leaders Day


COMPASS Parent Portal


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


Second Hand Uniform Stall

There will be a Second Hand Uniform Sale on Friday 3rd March.

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.

Junior School Council

The famous Ormond Primary School ‘PYJAMA DAY’ is back!!

The Junior School Council (JSC) are delighted to announce that their first event for 2017 is a whole school ‘Pyjama Day’. This means you come to school in your pyjamas!

When: Thursday 16th March

The JSC are using this event to raise awareness about the great work they do in the school community and beyond. Therefore it will not be a fundraising event and no gold donations will be required to participate; save those coins up for our great fundraising events starting from next term! Look out for our posters displayed around the school.

Thank you.

Junior School Council 

Prep News

Welcome Preps to Ormond Primary School!

It has been a smooth start to the year and our new Preps have settled in really well. We commend all grade 5 buddies on their assistance in ensuring that all of the new Preps experienced a seamless transition into school.


In literacy, students are focusing on a new letter each week. Thus far, students have learnt about M, S and F. With this week’s focus being P. Students have thoroughly enjoyed the ‘Language Experience’ component of learning about each letter, making things such as monkey face biscuits for the letter ‘M’.


Preps have begun our Footsteps program with great enthusiasm, the dance genre focus will be ‘Hip Hop’. The first dance students have been enjoying learning and practicing is the ‘Ninja Rap’.


On the week beginning of March 6th Preps will commence full time attendance at school. We look forward to an exciting year ahead with our Preps.

Grandparents & Special Friends Day Prep - Year 2

The Prep, Year 1 and Year 2 students would like to invite their Grandparents and Special Friends into their classroom on Wednesday 29th March at 9:15am.  There will be a fun activity to complete together in class.


At 10:00am they are welcome to make their way to the school hall for morning tea, where the students will delight our guests with their singing.


We are asking for any parents who will be available to assist with the setting up of the hall/tea & coffee that morning to please let the class teacher know. We look forward to a wonderful morning together.


Out of School Hours Care

School Holiday Program

The School Holiday Program schedule will be available from Compass and the sign out desk in the hall From Wednesday 8th March. Bookings will be accepted at the program on first in, first placed basis. Bookings close Wednesday 29th March or until sold out.


After School Care Art Activities

Thursday 2nd      Telescopes

Friday 3rd              Sand Painting

Monday 6th           Felt pencil cases

Tuesday 7th          Ribbon Bookmarks

Wednesday 8th    Stone Caterpillars

Thursday 9th         Max’s Children’s Choice Activity

Friday 10th             Wooden Keys

Monday 13th          Wooden Natural Shapes

Tuesday 14th          Milk Carton Monsters

Wednesday 15th    Beaded Name Bands

Parents & Friends News

This year the Parents & Friends Committee (P&F) has planned a great array of events for 2017, with some new events and some of the old favourites.

Here’s a run down of what coming up. The first one is just two weeks away, so get your tickets soon!


Back to School Social

This new event to start off the social calendar for the year is a relaxed evening at school for parents and teachers (no children at this event please).

Catch up with old friends and get to know some new ones.

Friday 17th March, 7.30pm in the OPS Hall

$15 per person - Includes your first drink and plenty of pizza

NEW Parents to OPS in 2017 come for free! (please still book a free ticket so we know numbers)

Book your tickets here: https://www.trybooking.com/OVWQ

*Parents only event


Black, White & Bling 'Footsteps' Disco

The second event is for the kids. After weeks of learning new dance moves, they’ll get a chance to show them off at the disco run by Footsteps.

The dress-up theme is Black, White & Bling, so let your kids know and get costume planning!


Date: Friday 24th March

Location: OPS Hall

Times:  Prep - Year 2  -  6:00 to 7:00p.m.

                  Year  3 - 6  -  7:15 to 8:30p.m.

Price: $5 per child 

Tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/PCVF


Other events in the pipeline include a NEW Mother’s Day Event, the annual and much loved Trivia Night, a Winter Warmer Social night, Father’s Day Breakfast and the bi-annual End-of-Year Party.


So book your tickets for the first events and stay tuned for more info on the ones to come. 


Community News & Adverts


Global Citizen Awards

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

Monday 6th March at 9:00am.  

Year 1

Alexandra M  -  Respect

Alexandra has shown respect by making sure she listens carefully to instructions.

Hunter V  -  Quality Learning

Hunter has displayed quality learning by doing his personal best work in Maths tasks and by also helping his class peers.  

Lia H  -  Quality Learning

Lia has displayed quality learning by doing her best work possible in all her writing tasks.

Louis H  -  Persistence

Louis has displayed persistence by sounding out unknown words and re-reading them correctly.

Ben S  -  Respect

Ben has shown respect by making sure he listens carefully to instructions.

Olive L  -  Respect

Olive has shown respect by being patient and thinking of others.

Year 2

Adam A  -  Respect

Adam shows great respect by caring for his peers and he is always very quick to help others.

Briley W  -  Respect

Briley listens very carefully to teachers and students and waits her turn to speak.

Kynan E  -  Respect

Kynan is thoughtful and always speaks politely with his friends. He expertly demonstrates the value of respect.

Phoebe C  -  Respect

Phoebe is consistently respectful towards her classmates and teachers. A fabulous beginning to the school year, Phoebe.

Year 3

Cheng Z  -  Persistence

Cheng showed persistence when identifying the properties of a 2D shape. Well done Cheng!

Freya H  -  Quality Learning

Freya wrote a wonderful piece for her narrative, using a range of adjectives to describe her character.

Nathan Y  -  Respect

Nathan shows respect to his classmates and is always willing to include others during whole class tasks. Well done!

Max M  -  Persistence

Max never gives up during Numeracy sessions, he is always willing to give new concepts a go! Well done and keep persisting

Luke B  -  Excellence

Luke takes pride in completing his tasks to the best of his ability at all times. Well done Luke!

Talya L  -  Quality Learning

Talya always displays a positive attitude to learning and uses her critical thinking skills, especially in Mathematics. Well done!

Year 4

Asha D  -  Quality Learning

Asha continually seeks knowledge, using research and thinking skills, to enhance her learning.  

Rosa W  -  Quality Learning

Rosa gains knowledge and skills through excellent listening and study habits.

Thomas H  -  Quality Learning

Thomas thinks deeply about topics we discuss by asking thoughtful questions and offering his ideas and perspectives.

Ethan O  -  Excellence

Ethan achieved an outstanding score on his Westwood spelling test. Very impressed Ethan. Well done.

Siena N  -  Excellence

Siena always produces work of an exceptional standard and was extremely thorough when peer-editing Narratives this week. Keep it up, Siena.

Megan B  -  Acceptance

Megan is extremely helpful in our classroom and is always willing to assist her peers with learning tasks as well organising and cleaning tasks. Thank you, Megan!

Year 5

Grace S  -  Quality Learning

Grace has already displayed a strong commitment to her learning, this is evident in all the work that she has produced so far this year. Keep it up!

Josh H  -  Persistence

Josh is new to Ormond Primary, with his  great positive attitude he is already part of our class, school and community. Well done!

Hannah F  -  Excellence:

For the focus and effort she applies to all her learning, participating fully and striving to produce her best work.

Jasper B  -  Quality Learning

For his positive attitude towards all school experiences and for the way he listens openly to feedback.

Year 6

Jasmine A  -  Quality Learning

For displaying high level thinking skills while reflecting on the Year 6 Life Saving Program.

Gabriel F  -  Persistence

Gabriel participated fully in all water activities and remained positive and persistence throughout.

Heidi RR  -  Excellence

Heidi continually strives to produce work of a high standard. She displays an organised approach that results in work to be proud of. Great start to the year Heidi.    

Hadyn C  -  Respect

Hadyn shows great awareness of those around him and constantly displays consideration to his peers and teachers. Nice job.   

Visiual Arts

Gi Gi W  -  1B  -  Respect

For not only completing her rooster painting to an excellent standard, but providing wonderful assistance to another student when cutting out handprints.

Bessie M  -  3C  -  Persistence

For persevering when working on an observational drawing that was particularly difficult to complete.What a wonderful attitude and effort!

Multi Media

Stephanie B  -  2A  -  Persistence

For focusing on her work and completing during class time.

Kate N  -  5B  -  Respect

For working quietly and willingly assisting anyone around her who needs some help.


Cassandra J  -  6A  -  Excellence

For excellence in cricket. Cassandra’s bowling accuracy makes her a key player in our inter-school team.

Noam C  -  1A  -  Respect

For always showing respect to his team-mates and always playing games fairly in Physical education.

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