Ormond Primary School

02 August 2017
Issue Thirteen
School Dates
Principal's Report
School News
Global Citizen Awards
Ormond Primary School
03 9578 1327
Wheatley Rd
Ormond, Vic, 3204

School Dates

Dates to Remember


Wednesday 2nd- Farewell for Glenn 3:30pm
Friday 4th- Bike Ed Concludes Year 4

Wednesday 9th  -  Yr5/6 Soiree 6:00pm

Friday 11th - Bike Ed Continues Year 5-6

Thursday 17th  -  Yr 3 Camp Depart 

Friday 18th - Bike Ed Continues Year 5-6

Friday 18th  -  Yr 3 Camp Return 

Saturday 19th  -  P&F Trivia Night
Friday 25th - Bike Ed Concludes Year 5-6

Tuesday 29th  -  School House Athletics 



Monday 4th  -  District Athletics TBC

Tuesday 12th  -  Ed Sub Committee 6:30pm

Wednesday 13th  -  Yr 1 & 2 Soiree TBC

Wednesday 20th  -  School Council

Friday 22nd  -  Term 3 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 Meeting

  • 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 November 7:00pm
  • December meeting TBC

2017 Education Sub-Committee Meetings

  • July - no meeting
  • Tuesday August 8th 6:30pm
  • Tuesday September 12th 6:30pm
  • Tuesday October 24th 6:30pm
  • Thursday November 9th 6:30pm

2017 Public Holidays

  • 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 upcoming tour dates for 2017 are:  

  • 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

School Office Hours

Monday to Friday

8:15am to 4:15pm 

Ph: 03 9578 1327                

Fax: 03 9578 4540

Our Vision

We believe:

  • All children should be stimulated, engaged, challenged and supported in their learning.
  • The school environment must have a safe and nurturing quality which allows all children the opportunity to learn.
  • The school community promotes and values diversity in interests, beliefs and perspectives.             
  • Students can be effective global citizens with a sense of belonging and responsibility to our world.

The Ormond Team

Acting Principal/

Assistant Principal 

Lorrie Dell


Lorrie Dell

Sally Berryman

Felicity Hall-Shulman

Lorraine Bell


Helene Ioannou 

Jacinda Hocking

Stephanie Halliday

Year 1 

Joshua Hewett

Paul Bratt

Andrea Durward

Year 2 

Sally Berryman - Foundation to  Year 2 Team Leader

Effie Liarakos

Year 3 

Joshua Kamoen

Jade Lipson

Julie Nield

Year 4

Lorraine Bell - Year 3-4 Team Leader

Gregg Workman

Margot Hudson

Year 5 

Felicity Hall-Shulman - Year 5-6 Team Leader

Siobhan Hosking

Year 6 - Level 4

Sandra Johnson

Chris Cheverton

Specialist Teachers

Michael Pannam - PE/Sport

Helen Kupfer - Visual Arts

Kim Stewart - ICT

Anna Park - Korean Language

Welfare/Education Support

Lorrie Dell - Wellbeing & Welfare Coordinator

Michelle De Silva

Sue Rimmer

Belinda Van Kessel

Lina Sidiropoulos

Bianca Borsi

Amanda Davis


Jan Cassidy - Business Manager

Brodie Thomson - Communications

Out of School Hours Care

April Kopitz - Program Coordinator 

Sharelle Davis - Assistant Coordinator

Tristan Kopitz



Principal's Report

From the Principal...

Students Attitudes to School Survey

This year for the first time Year 4 students joined the Year 5 and Year 6 students to complete the Department’s Attitudes to School Survey. This anonymous survey was completed online for the first time and students were asked to respond to questions in relation to:

Effective Teaching Practice

Teacher-Student Relations

Learner Characteristics eg. Attitudes to school work

Social Engagement eg. Friendship

Student Safety

Experience of Bullying


During the first week of term the results were distributed and we are very proud to announce that the results were extremely positive. The data also breaks the results into levels and gender which has provided us with an insight into particular groups we need to target.


Parent Opinion Survey 2017

Our school is conducting a survey to find out what parents think of our school. The Parent Opinion Survey is an annual survey offered by the Department of Education and Training that is completed by a sample of ‘randomly’ selected parents at each school.

It is designed to assist our school in gaining an understanding of parents’ perception of school climate, student engagement and relationships with our parent community. Our school will use the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies.


The survey will be conducted (online for the first time) by ORIMA Research Pty Ltd and only takes 15 minutes to complete. The survey can be accessed via desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile at any convenient time within the fieldwork period from Monday 7th August to Sunday 27th August. All responses to the survey are anonymous.


Further information for selected families, will be sent home tomorrow 3rd August.


Girls basketball

Last Friday, our girls participated in the district girls basketball championship. Their exceptional team work and persistance paid off. They came back winners! Fantastic achievement girls. 



Congratulations to Jason Y who obtained first place in the recent JVI judo competition on the 13th of July. 


2018 Enrolments

I would like to remind families with children who will be commencing school in 2018 that we are taking enrolments now. Could all current parents who have not as yet completed and lodged enrolment forms for 2018 Prep students please do so as soon as possible so planning can begin. If you are aware that your child/children will not be attending OPS in 2018 could you please inform the Office in writing.


Lost Property

Due to the improved weather conditions we are currently experiencing a high volume of jackets and jumpers being left in the school yard and ending up in lost property. Although a lot of these items are named we ask parents to remind their children it is the child’s responsibility to ensure they collect their jumpers and jackets before moving to line.


Glenn’s Farewell Wednesday 2nd August

Today the students, parents and staff will say goodbye to Mr Glenn Butler.

After a short assembly and presentation commencing 3.10pm there will be a parent afternoon tea, in the hall 3.30 – 4.30pm. There will also be a gathering upstairs in the function room at McKinnon Hotel from 6.00 – 8.00pm.

The After School Care Program will run from the Prep classrooms.


Grade 5 and 6 “Screen It ” Premiere

Our Year 5 and Year 6 students have been busy writing, rehearsing, directing, acting and producing their own music videos (Year 5s)  and movie clips using Claymation. We look forward to next Wednesday’s creative Red Carpet event.



Lorrie Dell

Acting Principal




School News

Events on Compass awaiting Approval

Year 4

Bike Education - by 4th August

Year 5

Bike Education - by 4th August
Year 5/6 Soiree - by 8th August
Year 6

Bike Education - by 4th August

Year 5/6 Soiree - by 8th August

Student Action Teams Leadership- by 17th August

Braeside Park Bike Ride - by 14th September

Whole school
House Athletics Carnival - by 25th August


COMPASS Parent Portal


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


Student Banking

Student banking has resumed for Term 3.

Click on the image below to read all about the prizes and initiatives to keep saving with school banking!


Library News

Scholastic Book Club

Please note that from Term 3, all bookclub orders will be required to be processed online, directly with Scholastic Australia. Cash orders can no longer be acccepted. 

Year 2 News

Robotics- by 2A

We had great fun making wind turbines. Elleni & Lily

We found it tricky but enjoyable working with the lego. Kora & Zoe

We followed instructions to make a turbine. Danny & Utkarsh

It was surprising when we switched on the motor and the turbine turned. Ruby & Clem

At the end we were able to make changes to the turbine. Cade & Adam

We learned that turbines are like windmills and they are good for the environment. Leo

Hands On Science

The Year Two students enjoyed being scientists last week when they participated in a Mixing and Material workshop.

They observed and classified different materials. Students also identified the use of materials and their purpose.


Sport News

Girls Win Final
On the 28th of July Ormond’s Girls’ Basketball team won the Girls Basketball Grand Final!!!!

The girls ventured to Valkstone Primary School’s basketball court to compete against a very good Bentleigh West team. Due to the importance of our game, it was refereed by a professional umpire from the Bentleigh Lakers Basketball Club. 


The game was a tight contest. However our girls never gave up their lead. Throughout the entire game they played with commitment, grit and determination. Their skills were outstanding and their team work was inspirational.

Thank you girls for demonstrating hard work, fair play and great effort throughout the entire season. You are quite simply sensational.

Siobhan Hosking


Jason Y has obtained first place in the recent JVI judo competition. Congratulations to Jason. 


Out Of School Hours News

Before Care Breakfast

If you would like your children to have breakfast at Before Care then the child needs to put their order in before 8:10am. This gives your child enough time to eat their breakfast and for staff to have the hall packed up by the end of the session at 8:45am.


After School Care Activities

Thursday 3rd Aug           Children’s Choice

Friday 4th Aug                   Autumn Leaf Crown

Monday 7th Aug               Decoupage Boxes

Tuesday 8th Aug               Paper Plate Love Birds

Wednesday 9th Aug       Children’s Choice

Thursday 10th Aug          Roll Monsters

Friday 11th Aug                 Cooking

Monday 14th Aug             Children’s Choice

Tuesday 15th Aug         Forest Friend Headbands

Wednesday 16th Aug      Marbling Bookmarks


Term Fees

The first two weeks fees are out now ready for your collection and payment.


Sharelle Davis

Acting Ormond Primary Out of School Hours Coordinator


Upcoming Meeting Dates - 7:30pm in staffroom

  • Tuesday 8th August
  • Tuesday 5th September
  • Tuesday 3rd October

Save the Dates:

  • Saturday 19th August: Trivia Night (Adults only) – Organised by Grade 5 
  • Tuesday 5th September: Father's Day Breakfast (Dad's & Kids) – Organised by Grade 4
  • Saturday 25th November - End of Year Party (Families & Staff) – Organised by P&F 

Upcoming Event Info


Trivia Night 2017

The Trivia Night on Saturday 17th August is fast approaching!


We have had a great response and the Trivia Night is now SOLD OUT. It is great that everyone who requested a table were successful in securing a table. We will contact Table Managers shortly with advice on how attendees can pay for their tickets via TryBooking. The Trivia Night is mainly all about fun, but also affords us a great opportunity to fund raise for the school. There will be an auction on the night. Please contact Tania Cumming (via [email protected]) if you have any suitable donations to contribute. You may have your own business that could donate a prize, or a business affiliation. Vouchers are a great idea and always a great money spinner. It pays to think outside the square. One school family has donated a weekend accommodation at their holiday house. Tania can’t wait to hear from you.


We are also asking families to donate a bottle of wine (or beer, or cider) to contribute to the ever popular “Wine Wheel Barrow”. Contributions can be dropped off at School Pick up on Friday 3 August between 3:15pm and 3:45pm. If you can’t make it to school during these times, Jamie will gratefully accept donations in the office during normal office hours.


The theme this year is “WINNERS ARE GRINNERS”. Get your thinking caps on. We can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.


Father’s Day Breakfast 2017

Tuesday 5th September in the OPS Hall 7.30 – 8.45am

Kids come celebrate Father’s Day at school with your Dad or other special male friend. Everyone’s favourite Pancakes are on the menu again, yes we will be serving pancakes, fruit, toppings, ice cream,  juice, tea and coffee from  a coffee van for the ‘real’ coffee drinkers.



$19 for a dad with 1 child

$26 for dad with 2 children

$34 for a dad with 3 children

$43.00 for a dad with 4 children


(Additional charge for coffee van - paid directly on day)

Please make your bookings via the Trybooking website.  You can book, pay and print your own tickets.  Please nominate your sitting time as we will be running 2 sessions to manage congestion:

Session 1:   7:30 – 8am

Session 2:   8 - 8.30am

Click here to make your booking: https://www.trybooking.com/RDYK

Bookings close on Friday 1st September so book now.


Entertainment Book:

Ormond Primary School is again this year selling the Entertainment Book. Money from every book purchased goes back to the school. The book has hundreds of offers in it for everything you love to do.

You can purchase a hard copy of the book from the office, or purchase a Digital version through the App store or Google Play


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 child’s name/s and grade/s to [email protected]


Community News & Adverts



Global Citizen Awards

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

Monday 7th August 9:00am 


Zara L - Excellence

Zara consistently demonstrates exemplary learning behaviours. She is a great role model and continually strives to achieve her very best in all areas of the curriculum. Her excellent attitude towards challenges is commendable. Well done, Zara!

Jackson S - Persistence

Jackson has been applying great focus towards his handwriting and working on his best presentation. A wonderful improvement, keep it up, Jackson!

Coco H - Excellence

Coco has quickly settled into Ormond Primary. She shows beautiful writing and takes pride in her presentation.

Henry N - Persistence

Henry has improved his ability to persist in all areas of his learning. With this he shows more confidence within himself. Great work!

Mitchell W-  Respect

Mitchell shows respect to his classmates and teachers by making sure he is listening carefully and is always trying his best.

Mila F - Persistence

Mila has shown great persistence and an increased confidence towards her learning. Keep it up, Mila

Year 1

Samara M - Excellence

Samara consistently challenges herself in all areas of the curriculum. She displays an excellent attitude towards her learning.

Brendan J - Respect

Brendan always treats his peers and other members of staff with respect, politeness and courtesy. Brendan is a great role model for his peers. Well done Brendan

Noah P - Persistence

Noah is beginning to welcome challenging tasks in Mathematics and is starting to use trial and error when he is unsure of a task. Keep it up, Noah!

Georgia W - Excellence

For giving her best efforts during literacy sessions. Georgia continues to make a lot of progress in reading and writing. Well done, Georgia!

Levi N - Persistence

For working hard on making good choices in the classroom. It is appreciated by your classmates. Keep it up Levi.

Lyla E - Persistence

For making sure you give everything a try at school, even if it doesn’t feel easy. Keep up the great work Lyla.

Year 2

Leo T - Quality Learning

Leo thoroughly enjoyed the ‘Robotics’ workshop and worked enthusiastically to complete an outstanding motorized wind turbine.

Chloe Y - Persistence

Chloe demonstrated great persistence when constructing the lego wind turbine. She continued to work tirelessly until she was able to successfully motorise the turbine.

Yoon LS -  Quality Learning

Yoon demonstrated enthusiasm, eagerness and great interest in the Robotics session this week. He worked co-operatively with his partner.

James D- Quality Learning

James concentrated and worked co-operatively with his partner to construct a wind turbine. His enthusiasm during the robotics session was a delight to see.

Year 3

Noah S - Quality Learning

Noah wrote an entertaining narrative that described the characters and setting of his story in detail. Well done Noah!

Lachlan T - Quality Learning

Lachie demonstrated quality learning by practicing his times tables in his own time. He was able to share his knowledge with the class during our unit on Multiplication.

Brendan P - Quality Learning

Brendan displays a positive attitude towards his learning. He challenges himself and achieves all goals he sets. Well done!

Darcy R - Persistence

Darcy has remained committed to learning his times tables. He hasn't given up and is continuing to learn the tables he is unsure of. Keep practising! Well done!

Connor R - Quality Learning

Connor showed quality learning when he wrote his excellent narrative where he used rich language,expression and detail. Well done Connor.

Angela Z - Respect

Angela always treats other students and adults with respect, politeness and courtesy. She demonstrates excellent manners at all times. Well done Angela.

Year 4

Laura C - Quality Learning

Laura puts her best effort into every aspect of her learning to produce high quality work.

Mitchell B - Persistence

Mitchell has improved his handwriting immensely through patience and determination.

Linnea H - Quality learning

Linnea demonstrates an impressive degree of commitment and effort towards all class tasks. She listens well, asks questions and applies skills to the best of her ability. Well done

Hugh O - Persistence

Hugh has worked hard to develop his ‘smiling mind’ abilities. He resists distractions and finds his own level of concentration and calm. Keep it up.

Year 5

Curtis H - Respect

Curtis has had a great start to the new term. He has shown greater respect all round. This is showing in his school work,his friends and his teachers. Keep it up Curtis!

Eleni B - Quality Learning

Eleni has such a positive attitude to her learning. She tries her hardest, working thoroughly through her work till she achieves her goals. Well done Eleni!

Thom BW - Acceptance

Thom is open to people’s differences and inclusive in nature. His interactions with others, from his peers through to the younger students, are always done with kindness. Well done Thom.   

Miyu C - Persistence

Miyu’s efforts in the classroom is admirable. She is very enthusiastic about learning and persists on all tasks, giving herself the best opportunity to succeed.  Well done Miyu.

Year 6

Clancy W - Quality Learning

Clancy readily extends his Maths skills using a range of learning experiences including, discussion, online tutorials and worked examples.

Luc G - Quality Learning

Luc demonstrated his positive and inquiring attitude to learning through his valuable contributions to class discussions, and follow-up sharing of interesting resources in History.

Arden B - Respect

Arden continually displays a mature and respectful attitude in the classroom. Her positive attitude is always welcomed.  

Zareef Z - Excellence

Zareef consistently challenges himself and enjoys working towards his goals. He displays an excellent attitude across all subjects.


Natalie F - PC - Excellence

For navigating her way around Purple Mash and striving to do her best when completing her chart about seasons.

Sophie L - 2B - Persistence

In Robotics I was most impressed with the way she worked together with her team to achieve the final goal.


Arden B - 6B - Excellence

As captain of the Ormond Basketball team, Arden demonstrated both exceptional skill and leadership

Grace S - 5A  - Excellence

In P.E, Grace strives to improve on her high level of skill whilst always demonstrating consideration and sportmanship towards others.


Steven M - 3B  - Persistence

For putting in a fabulous effort in the completion of all his ‘Vincent van Gogh’ related artwork. Well done Steven!

Stefanie K - 1A - Excellence

For the pride and effort she applied when completing her oil pastel, ‘Vincent van Gogh’ inspired artwork of a Vase of Sunflowers.


Natalie F - PC - Respect

Natalie always greets by using a polite and respectful manner during Korean sessions.

Janet Y -  4A - Persistence

Janet’s effort to read new Korean words has been persistent which has helped her to improve her reading skill over a very short period of time. Well-done, Janet!

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