Ormond Primary School

20 April 2017
Issue Six
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  -  Yr 3-5 Swimming 

Monday 24th  -  Curriculum Day

Tuesday 25th  -  Public Holiday

Wednesday 26th  -  Yr 3-5 Swimming 

Thursday 27th  -  Yr 3-5 Swimming 

Friday 28th  -  Yr 5/6 Winter Lightning Premireship

                          -  Yr 3 Melbourne Museum Excursion



Monday 1st  -  Yr 3-5 Swimming 

Tuesday 2nd  -  Yr 3-5 Swimming 

Wednesday 3rd  -  Yr 3-5 Swimming

                                 -  Yr 2 Shrine of Remembrance

Thursday 4th  -  School Photos

Tuesday 9th     -  Naplan Yr 3 & 5

                              -  Chinatown Tour - Yr 6

Wednesday 10th  -  Naplan Yr 3 & 5

Thursday 11th  -  Naplan Yr 3 & 5

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

Sunday 14th  -  Mother's Day

Tuesday 23rd  -  Yr 5 Camp Departs 7am

Friday 26th  -  Yr 5 Camp Returns approx 3:15pm



Monday 5th  -  Yr 6 Camp Depart

Friday 9th  -  Yr 6 Camp Return 

Monday 12th  -  Public Holiday

Wednesday 21st  -  Yr 3/4 Soiree TBC

Friday 30th  -  Term 2 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 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 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:

  • 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

Term 2 Begins

Welcome back to all members of the Ormond community. I trust that everyone has had a great break over the Easter and/or the school holiday period. I could tell by the enthusiasm in the playground that the students were keen to be back with all of their friends and classmates.

This provides an opportunity for families to get back into a routine – a great relief for parents!


Welcome to those families who are beginning their time at Ormond. We look forward to working with you to help you settle in and enjoy being part of our community. Welcome back to all teaching and educational support staff, especially Michael Pannam who returns after a period on crutches. Michael will take over the Library Technician role vacated through Debbie Coath’s retirement.


Holiday Program

Thank you to April Kopitz and the OoSHC team for the fantastic holiday program which was enjoyed by a large group of students. The flexibility of the team was most appreciated at a time of significant work on the school facilities.



Over the two week holiday period we were able to have the professionals come in and repaint the Hall, Art Room, foyer, wet area and four classrooms of the 2000 Building. This was the first paint in seventeen years. It was decided that the Hall needed to be recoated in the existing colours while all other areas were painted in Antique White. The change has really brightened the rooms accenting posters, displays and students’ work. Painting has been a School Council priority project to compliment the new carpets laid in the classrooms last year. Total cost of the painting was around $30,000. The painting has been funded through the Ormond Building Fund which has held the accumulated deposits by parents over the last few years. It is worth noting that over the last twelve years the exterior and interior of the 1927 Building and the interior of 2000 Building have all been painted through funds held in the Building Fund. Parents are reminded that donations to the Building Fund are tax deductible.


Playground Surrounds

Those parents who are regular attendees at the working bees will be relieved that the timber playground surrounds have been installed. That’s the last of heavy rain washing away the softfall material. Removal of the broken concrete and the splintering lampposts cost $3,000 while the installation of the new H-steel posts, pine sleepers and tops totalled $12,000. These works have been planned as ‘preliminary’ prior to the installation of any new playground facilities between the shed and the bin enclosure. The playground surrounds had been identified as a Parents & Friends Priority and was partially financed through the fundraising efforts of the community in 2016.


Rock Retaining Wall

Landscaping work is underway on the reinstatement of the rock retaining wall adjacent to the shed. The rocks, removed by young and industrious students over the years, and recently gathered from around the school yard by working bee volunteers will be used to rebuild the wall.


Tree Maintenance

‘Brighton Tree Man’ have completed their twice yearly inspections and maintenance of the iconic oak and gum trees. Ongoing attention ensures both the safety and enjoyment of these trees.


Nature Strips

School Council have engaged Jim’s Mowing to undertake regular maintenance of the all grassed arears around the school.


Artificial Playground Surfaces

Repairs to the vandal damage of the Bike Ed markings have been completed by Grass Sports Australia at a cost of $1,600.


I would like to encourage local families who are concerned about people misusing the school grounds and property to report these concerns directly to Caulfield Police at the time.


School Council News  -  Communications

At the March meeting of School Council it was recommended that the school establish a Communications Sub-committee. This will be a great opportunity for the School Council and the broader parent community to come together to build a comprehensive approach to communication between the school and the community. The first meeting of the Communications Sub-committee will be in the Library on Tuesday, 2nd of May at 6:30 pm. I encourage all interested parents to contact me by email on [email protected]


Prep Parents Forum

A Prep Parents Forum is planned for late May/early June in order to gain feedback and insight into about first experiences at Ormond. The forum will be held in a relaxed manner involving conversations around:

  • Transition to school
  • The role of School Council
  • The role of Parents & Friends
  • Getting involved in school life
  • A Q&A involving the Principal and teachers and School Councillors

Glenn Butler



School News

Events Now on Compass Awaiting Parent Approval

Year 1 

Chemistry Chaos

Year 2

Shrine of Remembrance

Year 3

Melbourne Museum


Year 5

2017 Camp Curumbene

Lightning Premireship Term 2

Year 6

Lightning Premireship Term 2

China Town & Museum

Selected Students

District Cross Country Championships


Upcoming Events to look out for

Term 2 Interschool Sport Year 5/6

Year 6 Camp


COMPASS Parent Portal


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


Student Banking

A reminder there is no Student Banking tomorrow.  Banking will resume next Thursday 27th April. 

Icy Pole Day

A reminder that Icy Pole Day has ended. This treat day should return in Term 4. Thank you to Nicole Webster and her tribe of volunteers each weeks for their efforts over the last several months in running Icy Pole Day. 

Asthma, Anaphylaxis and Allergy Letters to Parents

Last term letters were sent home to all parents of students with Asthma, Anaphylaxis and Allergies regarding the status of your child's Action Management Plans and any medication we have on hand. If you are required to provide updated Action Plans and /or Medication for your child please ensure these are provided to the school as soon as possible.


If you have not recieved your letter, please check with your child or contact Brodie in the Front Office. 

Grandparents & Special Friends Day

Last term the Prep, Year One and Two students enjoyed a visit to the school from their Grandparents or Special Friends. They were delighted to work with them in their classroom and were entertained by the students’ singing. We were very impressed with the turn out and were very proud of the way the students conducted themselves.


We would like to thank all of the Grandparents and Special Friends for coming from far and wide to help us celebrate this very special day. We would also like to thank the parent helpers for assisting with the morning tea.


Prep - Year 2 Teachers


P.E/Sports News

Lightning Premireship Term 2 Year 5/6

The Lighning Premireship for Term 2 will be held on Friday 28th April. This event is now on Compass awaiting payment and consent.

The venues for the Winter Lightning Premiership is as follows;

  • Soccer  - Bailey Reserve
  • Aussie Rules – Kangaroo Park, Murrumbeena
  • Netball – McKinnon Primary School   
  • Volleyball – Tucker Road Primary School
  • Basketball – Hughesdale Primary School             
  • Skills Squad at OPS.

Michael Pannam & Melissa Kah

Sports Coordinator

Parents & Friends News

Parents & Friends Meetings  -  7:30pm in staffroom

  • Tuesday 9th May
  • Tuesday 6th June

Save the Dates for upcoming P&F Events

  • Friday 12th May  -  Mother's Day Evening (Mums & Kids) – Organised by Year 1
  • 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 

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 the name and class of your child/children to [email protected]

Community News & Adverts


Global Citizen Awards


Eva M  -  Respect

Eva demonstrates great respect towards others and always exhibits beautiful manners Keep it up, Eva!

Tate N  -  Respect

Tate is an attentive listener and always displays great consideration of others. Well done, Tate!

Tegan DT  -  Respect

Tegan displays a caring nature. She always offers assistance to others to help them in the classroom or have them have a friend to play with. Fantastic job.

Cameron W  -  Respect

Cameron speaks with lovely manners. He sets a good example of respectful language within the classroom. Keep it up!

Kira N  -  Respect

Kira displays beautiful manners in the classroom and always waits patiently for her turn. Well done Kira on setting a great example.

Shrenik S  -  Respect

Shrenik is a respectful learner and always offers to assist others in the class with their learning. Great work Shrenik!

Year 1

June D  -  Respect

June has consistently been respecting others in the playground and in the classroom. It is great to see her practising our Ormond values. Well done!

Allegra C  -  Persistence

Allegra has displayed a high level of persistence during handwriting sessions, producing work of high quality. Keep it up!

Charlee W  -  Respect

Charlee has been using lovely manners and listening very well this term.

Harry B  -  Respect

Harry has great respect for his classmates and demonstrates a lot of patience.

Emily C  -  Respect

For being respectful of everyone in our classroom and encouraging others to be respectful also.

Adrian A  -  Respect

For being a respectful class member by making sure you listen to instructions and try your hardest.

Year 2

Ruby JA  -  Respect

Ruby is an attentive listener who constantly displays consideration to her peers and teachers. Well done Ruby.

Stefan K   -  Respect

Stephan  is consistently respectful towards his classmates and teachers. He is thoughtful, considerate and extremely reliable.

Maggie T  -  Respect

Maggie is an attentive listener when others are speaking. She is respectful of others feelings and the way she speaks with her friends.

Markus B  -  Respect

Markus is consistently respectful to his classmates and teachers. He is thoughtful and well spoken.

Year 3

William N  -  Quality Learning

William wrote a fantastic narrative that included plenty of description about the setting and characters and an engaging plot. Well done William!

Emma N  -  Respect

Emma always shows exceptional manners in the classroom by helping others and patiently waiting for her turn to contribute to class discussion.

Sasha H  -  Persistence

Sasha for having great resilience and never giving up during House Cross Country. Well done!

Georgia O’B  -  Persistence

Georgia’s persistence during Numeracy tasks is to be commended. She consistently gives her work a great go and is becoming more confident to ask for assistance. Well done!

Charlie H  -  Quality Learning

Charlie demonstrated a positive attitude towards learning when he investigated as aspect of  ‘First Peoples’ culture for his Humanities project. Well done!

Bessie M  -  Persistence

Bessie has demonstrated persistence in her consistent commitment to participating fully in class discussions.

Year 4

Lucia C  -  Quality Learning

Lucia displays a responsible attitude towards her weekly spelling by learning every word each week.

Ruby T  -  Acceptance

Ruby’s acceptance of others enables her to work harmoniously in group and partner tasks.

Mia S  -  Quality learning

Mia listened attentively throughout our history lesson on the Enterprize ship and the founding of Melbourne. She accurately recalled many key details on Batman and Fawkner. Well done.

Georgia M  -  Respect

Georgia always demonstrates considerable respect for her fellow students. She was the first to attend to a fallen BB player just recently. Well done.

Daniel H  -  Respect

Daniel is always respectful of all people in our community. He was extremely complimentary and supportive of his peers during our Cross Country event on Tuesday.

Hugh DT  -  Excellence

Hugh excelled in his Cross Country running on Tuesday. He maintained an excellent attitude, staying behind without his friends to run with Year 5/6 students.

Year 5

Isabella O’B  -  Persistence

Isabella  has worked with great determination, persistence and zest  to further her understanding of Subtraction. Isabella should be so proud of her achievement. Well done!

Morgan J  -  Excellence

Morgan has enjoyed taking on challenges in class. He has worked to a very high level during our Number unit. He has prepared a Maths crossword for his fellow classmates. Well done!

Harry A  -  Excellence

Harry commits himself to all classroom tasks. He applies new learning to extend his understandings further and consistently achieves a high standard.  Great job Harry.

Kate N  -  Excellence

Kate sets high standards in all that she does. She demonstrated this well when creating her Explain Everything vertical addition and subtraction task. Well done.

Year 6

Tilde C  -  Excellence

Tilde was instrumental in helping to organise the first School Cross Country competition.

Thomas P  -  Respect

For displaying excellent school values whilst on the Young Leader’s Day excursion in the city.

Alexandra G  -  Excellence

Ally always takes great pride in her work and continually strives to achieve her very best. Some excellent qualities, Ally.

Nathan T  -  Excellence

Nathan produced an interesting and engaging movie for his ‘Levels of Government’ project, which showcased his excellent multimedia skills. Well done Nathan.  


Ashwyn B  -  2B  -  Excellence

For the spectacular presentation of the invitation he made in Microsoft Publisher.

Hannah H  -  6A  -  Respect

For the kind and caring way she lifts a persons’ spirit by including them in group activities.

Visual Arts

Angus W  -  3A  -  Excellence

For displaying  fabulous focus and a diligent approach when completing an outstanding indigenous inspired Rooster dot painting.

Nik W  -  5B  -  Quality Learning

For consistently demonstrating terrific focus and effort when researching information on a range of artists.


Toby T  -  5A  -  Persistence

Toby presented excellent calligraphy work in Korean cultural learning by persistently putting in effort.

Luc G  -  6A  -  Quality Learning

Luc always displays positive attitude in Korean lessons and demonstrates a significant improvement in his learning. Well done!

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

Monday 1st May 9:00am

Ormond Primary School
COMPASS Parent Guide 2017.pdf