Ormond Primary School

24 August 2016
Issue Fourteen
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


Monday 29th CURRICULUM DAY - NO                                                                            SCHOOL

Tuesday 30th          Book Fair 

                                      Yr 2 CERES Excursion

Wednesday 31st    Book Fair 



Thursday 1st          Book Fair 

Friday 2nd               Footy Colours Dress Day

Monday 5th            District Athletics

Tuesday 6th           Student Led Conferences

                                     Education Sub Committee


Wednesday 7th  Prep Botanical Gardens 

Thursday 8th Last Student Banking Day

Friday 9th      Korean Cultural Performance

Thursday 15th  Book Character Dress Day

Friday 16th - LAST DAY OF TERM 3 -                                                          2:30pm Dismissal



Monday 3rd  TERM 4 BEGINS

Thursday 6th   Yr 6 Braeside Bike Ride

Tuesday 11th  Education Sub Committee                                                                             Meeting

Wednesday 12th  Yr 1/2 Soiree TBC

Thursday 13th  Student Banking Resumes

Friday 14th   Yr 3 Learning By Doing Incursion

Wednesday 19th Yr2 Scienceworks Excursion

Tuesday 25th      Yr4 Camp Infor Night 6pm

Wednesday 26th   Prep Soiree TBC



Tuesday 1st   Public Holiday  -  NO SCHOOL

Thursday 3rd          Whole School Photo Day

Monday 7th             Yr 4 Camp Depart

Tuesday 8th           Education Sub Cmmittee                                                                            Meeting

Wednesday 9th      Yr 4 Camp Return

Thursday 17th     Headlice Checks

Monday 21st  P-Yr 2 Swimming begins TBC

Friday 25th            Twilight Market 5:30pm

Tuesday 29th Yr3 Planetarium/Scienceworks



Wednesday 14th  Yr 6 Graduation Night

Tuesday 20th LAST DAY OF SCHOOL -                                                            1:30pm Dismissal

Curriculum Days 2016

  • Friday 15th July
  • Monday 29th August
  • Monday 31st October

Public Holidays 2016

  • Tuesday 26th January - Australia Day
  • Monday 14th March - Labour Day
  • Friday 25th March - Good Friday
  • Monday 28th March - Easter Monday
  • Monday 25th April - Anzac Day
  • Monday 13th June - Queens Birthday
  • Friday 30th Spetember - AFL Grand Final Day
  • Tuesday 1st November - Melbourne Cup Day
  • Sunday 25th December - Christmas Day

School Council Meetings 2016

  • 17th of August
  • 14th of September
  • 19th of October
  • 16th of November
  •  7th of December

Term Dates 2016

Term 1

28th January to 24th March - 2:30pm finish

Term 2

11th April to 24th June - 2:30pm finish

Term 3

11th July to 16th September - 2:30pm finish

Term 4

3rd October to 20th December-1:30pm finish

Term dates 2017

Term 1

31st January to 31st March - 2:30pm finish

Term 2

18th April to 30th June - 2:30pm finish

Term 3

17th July to 22nd September - 2:30pm finish

Term 4

9th October to 22nd December-1:30pm finish

2017 Enrolments

Any families who have children due to start Prep next year and have not yet enrolled, can you please do so ASAP as planning is about to begin. Please see Brodie at the office for Enrolment forms.

Principal's Report

Compass Pay now Activated

Compass Pay is now up and running. 

This gives parents the ability to now make payments online as well as give permission to attend organised activities.


Paper notices for all excursions/incursions will still be sent home for the time being and will be phased out towards end of the year. Only one format (paper or electronic) needs to be completed, however if the ‘due by’ date has expired -  the online function will no longer be available. For parents not wanting to pay online, all the normal school payment options are still available.


Attached below are 'How To' Guides. 

'How To' Make Payments -  This function is for larger online payments such as Camps, School Fees, Booklists etc.  A 'Course Confirmation/School Payments' notification should only appear on your parent portal home page if you have a payment required through this function. Payment Plans/Instalments are available through this process.


'How To' Give Consent/Permission - This function will be the one used more often and is for giving online permission for your child to attend an event. An 'Event Consent/Payment Required' notification will only appear on your parent portal home page if your child is participating in an excursion/event. When events are not included in the Excursion Payment Scheme or if you are not participating in the Excursion Payment Scheme - payments can be paid through the Event Consent link. If no payment option appears - no payment is required.


If you experience any technical issues with these processes or have any questions, please contact Brodie at the office on 9578 1327.

Curriculum Day

Monday, 29th of August is a student free day. All teachers, educational support staff, office staff and Out of School Hours Care staff will be involved in professional learning around cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CRP) training. All teachers will also be involved in training in student performance data collection and analysis using the SPA (Student Performance Analyser) software.


Book Fair

The annual Book Fair will be held in the Library over three days next week. Please take the opportunity to browse and shop for new books on Tuesday, 30th and Wednesday, 31st of August and Thursday, 1st of September.


Footy Colours Day

On Friday, 2nd of September all students and teachers are encouraged to where their favourite footy colours: AFL, league, union or soccer. Funds raised through gold coin donations will support the educational opportunities of young people affected by cancer. More details can be found in this newsletter.


District Athletics

The following students will represent Ormond Primary School at the District Athletics Sports to be held at Duncan MacKinnon Reserve on Monday, 5th of September:


Georgia F (C) , Holly L, Elise C, Madeline M, Nybang B, Emilia M, Emma S, Jamillah Z, Sarah N, Caitlin L, Ella S, Elly B, Zoe D, Annabelle M, Anisha R, Alexandra G, Kate M, Tilde C, Rosie M, Lani H, Grace S, Hannah F, Tali R


Josh L (C), Michael A, Tyler S, Seamus C, Michael H, Harley R, Oscar W, Sam E, Thomas O’B, Tom P, Lewis S, Arthur T, Zareef Z, Morgan J, Niklas W, Austin H, Curtis H, Kieran W.

Well done to all competitors and enjoy the challenge at District level!


Student-led Conferences

As a key part of the reporting process all students will lead their parents in classroom-based Student –led Conferences on Tuesday, 6th of September. This format allows students to lead a discussion with their parents around their student learning goals and the achievements made so far this school year. Several conferences will be held simultaneously in each classroom. Please return the notice coming home (also on Compass) this week to book your time. 


Glenn Butler





School News

Events now on Compass 


Commonwealth Bank 'Smart Start' Program

Cranbourne Botanical Gardens

Student Led Conferences

Year 1

Commonwealth 'Smart Start' Program

Student Led Conferences

Year 2

Commonwealth 'Smart Start' Program

CERES Community Environment Park


Student Led Conferences

Year 3

Learning by Doing

Scienceworks & Planetarium

Student Led Conferences

Year 4

Lady Northcote Camp

Student Led Conferences

Year 5

Inter school Sport Term 4

Student Led Conferences

Year 6

Inter school Sport Term 4

Braeside Park Bike Ride

Student Led Conferences

Specific Students

Moorabbin District Athletics


COMPASS Parent Portal


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


Kids For Coats

On 10th August the whole school was involved in a major initiative to support the organization ‘St. Kilda Mums’ by collecting warm coats, scarves, gloves and hats for children in need. Our Junior School Council had the idea and promoted it throughout the school. The day arrived and the bags of clothing started pouring in. The students were amazed and overwhelmed with the generous response from the Ormond community.

In all, after the Year 6 students had sorted the items into gender and size, we had 42 huge garbage bags bursting with high quality, clean and above all warm winter clothing. The collection van was packed to the roof when it departed school! Thanks so much to you all from both the Junior School Council and St. Kilda Mums for your generosity in supporting this worthy cause; they were both delighted.


Library News

Scholastic Book Fair

The Book Fair will be held in the library on Tuesday 30th, Wednesday 31st and Thursday 1st September from 3.30 – 4.00.

Students will have the opportunity to browse the selection of books provided by Scholastic Books during the day on Tuesday. Paymest for books can be made by cash(must be exact amount), EFPTOS or credit card - using the wish list coupons which will be distributed by class teachers. As demand for some books will be high, all books must paid for and extra copies will be re-ordered as required. Books will then be delivered to the school and distributed in the week or so after the Fair. 


Book Week Dress Up Day

Book Week this year will be celebrated on Thursday 15th September. All students are requested to partake in the fun of dressing up as their favourite book character and celebrate the end of Term 3. Students in Year 5 and 6 will as usual be dressing as group with a theme - can they beat their previous years achievements of Where’s Wally and Mr Men??  Students in Prep to Year 2 are asked to bring the story book with the character they dress up as with them on the day so they can share it with their class. 

I am looking forward to seeing everyone’s creations including all the staff. Have fun planning your characters.

Footy Colours Day

What’s the footy code you follow? AFL, Rugby, soccer? Proudly wear your favourite team’s colours on Friday the 2nd of September for our school’s Footy Colours Day!!! Bring a gold coin donation and you will be helping to raise funds to fight cancer. The money will go towards supporting the education of children who due to their illness often miss a lot of school.  

The Arts team want to create an imaginary Ormond Primary School Football team as part of the day’s festivities. This imaginary team will need a flag, a jumper, a team song/chant and a mascot. 

They will be running a number of competitions for the different year levels.

  • Preps – The flag
  • Year 1 & 2 – The jumper (template provided by the school)
  • Year 3 & 4 – The song/chant (lyrics to be submitted on paper)
  • Year 5 & 6 – The mascot

The colours used must include green and yellow, and black or white may also be used.

All submissions need to be at school by the 31st of August.


Community Captains & Arts Captains

Prep News

The Preps had a fantastic time celebrating their 100th day of school! The day was full of various learning tasks all involving the number 100. The students all looked fabulous dressed up as if they were 100 years old.

We are so proud of how far they have come and look forward to the next 100. Well done! 

We are also excited for our trip to the Cranbourne Botanical Gardens. Photos to follow after our trip!


Year 1 News

We have had a very busy few weeks so far in Year 1. 

 On Wednesday we went on our community walk. The weather was beautiful and the students made a great impression on the local community. The students were lucky enough to see the new McKinnon train station and discuss managed and constructed features with a level crossing worker.


"We went in table partners. My partner was Kynan. Sophie and Justin were in front of us, behind us were Clem and Jiek." - Elleni 


"I had a lot of fun on the cold community walk. First the best classes in the world, 1B and 1A, set off to have a community walk."  - Sophie 


"We went with 1A on our community walk. We went down Murray Rd. Next we went to Wattle Grove, Hawthorn Grove, Elm Grove, McKinnon Rd and Wheatley Rd." - James 


"Next we walked to the train station and saw workers called Alice and Victoria. They told us about how many trucks and workers needed to be there." - Edie 

In Literacy we have been exploring long vowel sounds, with a particular focus on ‘I’. Students are learning about poems and have written their own amazing poems about animals.


There was a dog called Martin.

He lived in a garden.

Funny for a dog,

he liked the bog!

He dreamed of a tail,

fixing a sail. 

by Clementine


In mathematics we have been investigating 2D and 3D shapes as well as addition and subtraction strategies. We are looking forward to learning about money in the coming weeks!


Year 3 Camp

On a sunny Thursday morning the Year 3 students and teachers could feel the excitement in the air as we set off on the bus to the Briar’s camp in Mount Martha.


Once everyone was on the bus, we left for camp. Everyone was already saying “are we there yet?” Miss Cash said “when you see the silver gnome, that is just past halfway and you will find out who is in your cabin and activity group”. During the trip, Mrs Fernandez got out of her seat and said “we aren’t halfway yet but it is barley sugar time”. Barley sugar is a type of lolly that we ate to settle our tummies.


When we got there, we all brought our bags up the stairs and left them on the balcony. Then we went into the recreation room where we met Brett and Jess who were our supervisors. At the recreation room they told us all of the rules. Then we went outside to eat our fruit and snack before our tour of the camp. After our tour we had lunch.


After lunch we went to do some activities. First I was with Miss Cash for hut building. We split into two teams, the girls and the boys. The boys finished early but the girls weren’t as good. Soon Miss Cash was coming over with a bucket of water to test if our hut was water proof by dumping the water on us while we were in it. We all got splashed, especially Ruby who got drenched. After hut building we had the flying fox with Mr Cheverton. It was 80 metres long and was so much fun. It was also a chance to dry off from the hut building. We got three turns each and after that we got afternoon tea where we had a chocolate cake for Mr Cheverton’s birthday.


After afternoon tea, we set up our cabin. I shared a bunk with Abby and I was on the top. Then we got free time and I played Ga Ga ball. After about three games it was dinnertime. For dinner we had chicken schnitzel with vegetables. It was so delicious. Then we had dessert which was yummy jelly with ice cream. Then we went on a night walk which was really exciting. Miss Cash lead the night walk and we saw some wild animals like the rabbits, a possum and an elmoo. Everyone thought the elmoo was Brett but some people weren’t sure. The elmoo is half Elmo and half cow. After the night walk we went to bed, none of us could fall asleep!


The next day we all woke up at 5.30 and at 8.30 we had breakfast. We had toast and cereal. We also got to have spaghetti. When I got back to my cabin it was already time to start the next activity. I was doing low ropes with Mr Pannem and Miss French. It was a little hard. There were four people in my group, they were Megan, Maddie and Rosa. Megan went first, she did the course well but fell off three times. Then it was my turn and I fell off twice. Maddie also fell off twice and Rosa fell off three times.


After low ropes we did my favourite activity, bush cooking. I was doing it with Miss Gibney. We were cooking damper and marshmallows. First we got a stick and Miss Gibney gave us some damper. We wrapped it around our stick and slowly put it into the coals. We put it in the fire for about five minutes and then Miss Gibney checked my damper to see if it was cooked enough and then she pulled it off the stick. It was good and crispy and my mouth was watering. When everyone finished eating their damper, Miss Gibney gave us some marshmallows to cook. Mine kept falling into the fire.


We then packed up and had one final picture with everyone and our camp supervisors. I had the best time on camp with my friend and I cannot wait to go on camp next year.  


By Shauna 


Visual Arts News

GOLDEN WATTLE SUNDAY 28 August 2016, 2-4pm at Box Cottage Museum, Joyce Park

Don’t forget to come down to the Golden Wattle Sunday Event on Sunday the 28th of August at Joyce Park, between 2pm and 4pm.


The students from Year 4,5 and 6 have been so busy completing their wattle inspired artworks and would love the Ormond Community to come and see their work on display in the Box Cottage Museum.

There will be wattle-themed readings/recitals and Nick Staikos MP State Member for Bentleigh will plant a Golden Wattle sapling. A small prize will also be awarded to one student in each participating year level.


The students' works will be assessed by:- Rosemary Kelleher, ANA ~ Aust Unity, major sponsors of the event; Mario Mirabile, Caulfield Photography Club, Trish Mirabile, Hughesdale Artists Group. 


Zart Art Student Gallery

Twenty-one Year 6 students and thirteen Prep students have had their artwork chosen to be included in a student exhibition for Term 4. The Year 6 students have completed Silk Paintings of famous landmarks and the preps have contributed their Salt Dragon compositions.

This exhibition will be held at the Zart Art Student Gallery in Box Hill from Friday September 9th 2016 until Wednesday 23rd November 2016.  Permission slips have been sent home to parents of the students involved – please make sure you return these to your child’s class teachers asap.  This is another wonderful opportunity for the students to exhibit their work outside the school. The school community is also very welcome to attend.


Student Gallery Opening Night

Date: Thursday 15th September

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Official Opening: 4:30pm

Venue: Zart Art Student Gallery

4/41 Lexton Road, Box Hill North 3129

A light afternoon tea will be provided.

RSVP: Monday 12th September 2016

Please contact Colleen with the number of people attending.

Email: [email protected] zartart.com.au – or – Phone: 03 9890 1867

Helen Kupfer

Visual Arts Teacher/Coordinator


Out of School Hours Care

Curriculum Day

The Out of School Hours Program will be providing care on the curriculum day scheduled for Monday 29th August. For bookings please see the program diary or contact the program on  9578 5826. 


School Holiday Program

The September School Holiday Program Schedule will be available from Monday 29th August. Please keep an eye out on the school Website, Newsletter & Compass for forms. Alternatively they will be available from the Program. 


After School Care Activities

Thursday 25th             Sewing Bean Bags

Friday 26th                   Children’s Choice (Ted's)

Monday 29th                Pupil Free Day

Tuesday 30th               Wool Snakes

Wednesday 31st         Tube Animals

Thursday 1st                Bead Bracelet/Necklace

Friday 2nd                     Paper Roll Giraffe

Monday 5th                  Father’s Day Activities

Tuesday 6th                 Father’s Day Activities

Wednesday 7th           Father’s Day Activities



A big thankyou to the Triplik family for donating sporting resources and some great items for our shop.

Thank you also to the Huntington family for their generous donation of games &puzzles.


April Kopitz

Out of School Hours Coordinator

Parents & Friends

Father's Day Breakfast

Fathers’ Day Breakfast will be held before school on the morning of Friday 9th September.  Booking is now open via https://www.trybooking.com/MKBC.  Session 1 runs from 7:30am to 8:00am, and Session 2 runs from 8:00am to 8:30am.  We hope to see you there!


Twilight Market

Momentum is building and it’s time to pick a stall for your class to coordinate and run on the night.  Just like the Trivia night sign up, it’s a scramble and first in gets rights to “own“ the stall.  Remember events like this can’t happen without everyone pitching in to help.  Have a chat with your class and let us know your decision by Wednesday 24th August.   

Please email your responses to [email protected] or to check which stalls are still available.  Attached below is the list currently still available. 


Classes that don’t respond will have stalls allocated to them. Information sheets and thorough how-to guides about running a stall are supplied so everyone will know what to do. There is nothing to be concerned about.


If you feel like you would like to run a stall on your own please also feel free to put your name and stall forward.


Community News & Adverts


Global Citizen Awards


Louis H  -  Tolerance

Louis is extremely well mannered and always demonstrates great empathy towards his classmates.   

Kira B  -  Tolerance

Kira is a caring student who is  always inclusive of others ensuring that she actively listens to and accepts their ideas during class discussions.

Samara M  -  Tolerance

Samara for being so kind to lend a helping hand to those students needing assistance.

Ruby M  -  Tolerance

Ruby shows tolerance by caring and including her peers during play base.

Year 1

Tessa Mac -  Tolerance

Tessa shows tolerance and understanding towards her peers. She often offers to help others with learning tasks.

Ruby JA  -  Tolerance

Ruby shows an empathy and tolerance towards teachers and peers. She shows understanding of others feelings and kindness towards all.

Ashwyn B  -  Tolerance

Ashwyn is supportive and empathetic towards all students. He is especially tolerant of others when they are upset.

Justin C  -  Tolerance

Justin is very caring towards all of his classmates. He always offers to help his peers and teachers.

Year 2

Makayla K  -  Tolerance

Makayla demonstrates maturity in her communication with others, accepting their differences and perspectives.

Georgina M  -  Tolerance

Georgina always looks after others and accepts and values all people for who they are.

Anu S  -  Tolerance

Anu is exceptionally tolerant of her peers when some behaviours may be annoying or distracting. Anu is always happy and quickly moves on from an incident.

Aydan G  -  Tolerance

Aydan demonstrates a mature acceptance of others’ beliefs and ideas. He thinks carefully before responding and is inclusive of all his classmates.

Charlie H  -  Tolerance

Charlie values the contributions of others, accepts their differences and perspectives.

Mary P  -  Tolerance

Mary is very inclusive of others. She is  a happy, well mannered student who shows great empathy for others.

Year 3

Samuel M  -  Excellence

Samuel willingly offered to help his peers construct 3D shapes from nets when he noticed they were finding the task difficult to complete independently.

Zoe M  -  Persistence

Zoe completed a detailed and creative 3D building for our class streetscape in half the amount of time that her peers had.

Cam P  -  Persistence

Cam persevered to complete his Olympic project on-time, despite having some unfortunate technical difficulties.

Ruby T  -  Respect

Ruby is always willing to offer her assistance to those around her in need. She sets a good example of how to help others.   

Thomas H  -  Respect

Thomas continuously listens to and follows instructions that are given by his teacher. He is also an excellent role model to the rest of the class.  

Siena N  -  Respect

Siena always goes above and beyond to help her peers with their learning needs. She is kind and compassionate and always works well with others.

Year 4

Soo J  -  -Quality Learning

Soo is a dedicated reader. She enthusiastically reads daily for much longer than the expected reading time - what a super reader!

Aidan J -  Persistence

Aidan has demonstrated consistent effort and commitment to learning, having achieved 10/10 for every spelling post-test this year!

Ewan B  -  Quality Learning

Ewan eagerly applies himself 110% to numeracy investigations. He utilises critical thinking to build on and expand his existing knowledge.  

Lizzie W  -  Excellence

The all round diligence and care Lizzie applies to her studies ensures she consistently produces high quality exemplary work. Outstanding effort.

Year 5

Genevieve H  -  Excellence

For the outstanding pieces of writing she produces, always a pleasure to read.

Clancy W  -  Excellence

For the outstanding results during the last Maths Olympiad Competition. Well done!

Claudia S  -  Quality Learning

For her positive approach to all learning. She asks questions, she is open to new challenges and quickly engages in tasks, producing very good results.  

Liam O’N  -  Quality Learning

For confidently applying new learning and asking questions, to extend upon what he knows, ensuring his work is always of a high standard.

Year 6

Peter M  -  Persistence

For working diligently on his science project to add an electrical circuit to his board game.

Jenny H  -  Excellence

Jenny consistently works above the standard required in Grade 6. She recently displayed her ability to interpret complex data in graphs.

Laura G  -  Quality Learning

Laura is to be congratulated on her positive attitude to learning. She challenges herself to seek knowledge through study and investigation and consistently works to a high standard.

Derrick Y  -  Tolerance

Derrick is to be commended on his accepting of others people’s perspectives, differences and the fairness he displays in his group work in Design, Creativity and Technology.

Alice C  -  Respect

Alice always treats one another with consideration and courtesy during group work which was demonstrated in Design, Creativity and Technology.  

Nicholas J  -  Quality Learning

Nicholas seeked knowledge through study and investigation during mathematics when producing data research to find out “Australia’s Participation Levels in Sport.”

Visual Arts

Markus B  1A  -  Quality Learning

For high engagement and excellence during Visual Arts, particularly when sharing his knowledge of Impressionism and artist Claude Monet, during a whole class discussion.

Ritisha S  6C  -  Excellence

For consistently applying herself to all Visual Arts tasks with effort and pride. Her silk painting for the Golden Wattle Exhibition at Joyce Park, was absolutely stunning!


Isla T  2C  -  Respect

For the respect she affords her fellow classmates on the sporting field.

Laura G  6B   -  Persistence

For her persistence in achieving to the best of her ability.

GCA - Values


  • Treating one another with consideration and courtesy
  • For self and others
  • For property and the environment


  • Displaying fairness in our words and actions
  • Accepting of other people’s beliefs
  • Accepying of other people’s differences
  • Accepting of other people’s perspectives


  • Gaining knowledge and skills through educational experiences
  • Seeking knowledge through study and investigation
  • Displaying a positive aƫtude towards learning
  • Utilise critical and strategic thinking


  • Never give up
  • Remain committed to achieving our goals
  • Excellence
  • Take pride in what we do
  •  Strive to always do our best
Ormond Primary School
'How To' - Make Parent Payments.pdf
'How To' Give Parent Consent.pdf
'How To' - Make Parent Payments.pdf
'How To' Give Parent Consent.pdf
Gallery Invitation - Parking Map T4.pdf
Market Stalls 2016.pdf