Welcome Term 4
Welcome back everyone! I hope you had a wonderful break and enjoyed the holidays and footy fever. It is wonderful to see the staff and students looking all refreshed and ready for an exciting and very busy term. The students have settled back into school extremely well and I commend them for their excellent behaviour and effort.
Our Acting Principal Ms Rose is currently on leave and we look forward to welcoming her back tomorrow. Ms Berryman- 2B and Ms Hocking- Prep B are currently on leave. We wish Mrs Ioannou a speedy recovery after fracturing her wrist whilst on holiday in Greece.
During these holidays I was fortunate to travel to the southern Philippines with Ausaid assisting them with their educational and hygiene programs as well as their sustainability projects. I visited rural and islands schools that had been devastated by last year’s earthquake and typhoon these communities are living in poverty. In spite of their situation they were happy and welcoming and appreciated our assistance. I look forward to sharing my amazing experience with our students.
All students should be wearing a school hat at all times when outside. Students without a hat will be instructed to play in the shade. Choose one of the following styles:
- slouch/broad brimmed hats – with a brim of at least 7.5 cm
- legionnaire hats with a flap that covers the neck. The side flap and front peak should meet to protect the side of the face.
These hats are available from the school’s uniform supplier, PSW on North Road, Ormond.
Remember: No hat No Play No fun today!
Congratulions to the following students who represented Ormond at Divisonal Athletics today. We look forward to hearing you all went upon your return.
Felix D - Hugh DT - Luc G
Alexandra G - Sacha L - Delfin T
We wish our Year 5 Basketballers well next week when they represent Ormond at the Zone Division Competition held at MSAC. Play well girls!
2018 Enrolments - ASAP
Any families with children due to commence school in 2018 who have not yet enrolled, could you please collect an enrolment form from Brodie in the office as soon as possible so planning may begin. Also, please feel free to pass this information on to your nieghbours with school aged children that may not have already enrolled.
We also ask If you believe that your child/ren may be leaving OPS at the end of 2017 (and not as a Grade 6 student), please let us know. Obviously we don’t want to see you go but understand changes to family circumstances therefore, your early notification really assists with planning for next year. An email to the office would be greatly appreciated.
Year 5/6 Student Led Conferences
A reminder that the Year 5/6 students will be holding their Student Led Conferences this evening. Please contact your child's class teacher should you need to confirm your scheduled time.
Compass Calendar Introduction Reminder
Over the last few weeks, I have spent time meeting many students and parents. I appreciate that many of our families are fulltime working parents, therefore it is very important that we provide high levels of communication throughout the school. Many of you have indicated your use of COMPASS as one preferred method of communication. Over the next few weeks we are introducing you to the COMPASS calendar, which allows you to see all school events relating to your child/children. Please view this icon on the Compass menu bar to see what events we have at OPS. We will also continue to list dates in the newsletter.
The whole calendar is best viewed in browser mode. We always recommend that you have downloaded the most up to date version of the App. For any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact Brodie in the office.
Early arrivers to school
Parents are kindly remindered that the playground is not supervised of a morning until 8:45am therefore for the safety of the students, it is recommend that they not arrive at school before this time unless they are signed in as a part of the Before School Program or an authorised school activity such as sports training.
Any students that are found to be at school significantly ealry and not part of an program/activity may be placed into Before School Care to be supervised at the cost of the parents.