Congratulations to Dimi Sfetsas who has been appointed to a teaching position at Gardenvale Primary School. Dimi has undertaken a significant leadership role at Ormond over the last two years and I am sure that Gardenvale will benefit from her knowledge, expertise and energy. We wish her every success in her teaching and school leadership pursuits.
Marian Naidoo, our Reading Recovery teacher, has announced that she will be retiring from teaching at the end of 2015. Marian first trained at Melbourne Teachers College before beginning her teaching career in 1972 at Altona Primary School. This was followed by Moorabbin West Special School, West Melbourne PS, Altona Gate PS and then Hawksburn PS. Marian came to Ormond PS at the beginning of the 1987 school year. Marian’s twenty-nine year’s service at Ormond Primary School has seen her be a highly effective classroom teacher who has focussed on the Reading Recovery Program over the last nine years. On behalf of the Ormond community I thank Marian for her great work and wish her well in her retirement.
The parent access has now been expanded to be able to report student absences and approve these absences online through the COMPASS Parent Portal. So we can have the most accurate attendance data for your child's report, I encourage all parents to log on to COMPASS and approve any outstanding absences that may be visible.Please see the attached Parent Guide for directions on how to process and approve absences.
Parents are also now able to email teachers directly through COMPASS for easy communication.
In preparation for End of Year Report access, please contact Brodie in the school office as soon as possible if you have misplaced your COMPASS login details or do not have access to email/internet and require a hard copy of your child's report to be sent home.
A reminder for the COMPASS website is ormondps.vic.jdlf.com.au
Whole School Photo
The whole school photo will be on Thursday 3rd December at 9:00am. I encourage all students to be at school on time and neatly presentable so this process runs smoothly and on schedule.
School Uniform - PSW
School Uniform is no longer available for purchase through the school. You may now purchase all uniform directly from the PSW shop at 1/596 North Road in Ormond.
Our Business Manager, Jan Cassidy called in for a visit at the store and reports that the store looks fantastic and that the set up and organisational aspects are exceptional. We hope our OPS families agree.
Student End of Year Reports
The End of Year Reports will be available on COMPASS from Friday, 11th of December. Please take time to share these report with your children and consider the significant achievements that they have made in their learning through 2015. I encourage parents to save and print their child’s report for personal filing at home.
The appointment processes and the class allocations for 2016 have been completed. A number of teachers have been appointed by Ormond Primary School and they bring experience and skill to our school. A number of the current Ormond teachers will take on new roles in 2016 as part of the continuous renewal of the Professional Learning Teams. As primary teachers we pride ourselves in our ability to effectively teach all year levels from Prep to Year 6 and so it is vital that teachers have the opportunity to move within the school over time. The regular opportunity to build and maintain vibrant PLTs is an essential element in great schools. Ormond Primary School has taken this opportunity for 2016.
Parent Concerns Regarding Educational or Social Issues
The opportunity for parents to contact me regarding the educational or social issues pertinent to their children has been completed. I thank those parents for their emails which brought my attention to certain matters in a timely manner. The class teachers have been given my confidential summary of these items and they will take that into account when creating the draft class lists for 2016. These lists will be reviewed at the Leadership Meeting with the PLT Leaders, the Assistant Principal and I. The classes will announced to parents on Monday, 14th of December.
New teaching appointments
New teachers to Ormond are:
Jade Lipson – Over the last two years Jade has been teaching at Stonnington PS
Allyce Cash – In 2015 Allyce has been teaching at Kingsley Park PS
Julie Nield – A highly experienced teacher from Wattle Park PS
Kylie Fitzgerald – A teacher with over twenty years of experience in schools. Currently at Xavier College
Class Structure and Specialist Programs 2016
Organisational arrangements for 2016 are detailed below. Parents are asked not to respond to this information with requests for particular teachers.
Class Teacher Room
A Helene Ioannou 10
B Jade Lipson 11
A Jacinda Milczakowsky 12
B Elani Gibney 13
A Richard Abell 4/5
B Sally Berryman 6 (LT-Student Data/PLT P-2)
C Effie Liarakos 1
A Chris Cheverton 8
B Jodie Fernandez (0.7EFT)
& Carrie Tunnock (0.40EFT) 3
C Allyce Cash 7
A Lorraine Bell 14
B Gregg Workman 15
A Felicity Hall-Shulman 19
B Siobhan Hosking 18
A Sandra Johnson 20
B Julie Nield 2
C Jacqui Sampson 21
Early Years Kylie Fitzgerald (0.5 EFT)
Visual Arts Helen Kupfer (0.6 EFT)
PE Michael Pannam Hall
ICT Kim Stewart Lab
Korean Anna Park (0.7 EFT) 16
Academic Excellence Award in Korean language
The following students who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance in Korean learning this year will receive an award and a small gift at the assembly on Monday.
Kate N - Yr 3 Caitlin L - Yr 4
Clancy W - Yr 4 Jack A - Yr 5
Laura W - Yr 5 Joshua L - Yr 5
Meg P - Yr 6 Milly S - Yr 6