Ormond Primary School

30 November 2016
Issue Twenty
Page 2
School News
Global Citizen Awards
Ormond Primary School
03 9578 1327
Wheatley Rd
Ormond, Vic, 3204

Upcoming Events &  Principal's Report 

2016 Dates To Remember


Thursday 1st  Prep - Yr 2 Swimming

Friday 2nd       Prep -Yr 2 Swimming

                              2017 Prep Transition

Monday 5th  Prep - Yr 2 Swimming

Tuesday 6th   Whole School Transition

Wednesday 7th   Prep-Yr 2 Swimming

Tuesday 13th   Yr 1 Collingwood                                                           Children's Farm

Wednesday 14th  Yr 6 Graduation Night

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




Tuesday 31st TERM 1 BEGINS  for  Yr 1-6



Thursday 2nd TERM 1 BEGINS for Preps

Tuesday 7th      Parent Session 6:30pm

                                  Asthma Management

Thursday 9th  Prep/Student Leaders Photos

Wednesday 15th   School Council Meeting 7pm

2017 Prep Transition Days

  • Friday 2nd  December 2016 2:00pm – 3:15pm
  • Tuesday 6th December 2016 11:15am – 1:00pm

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

  •  6th of December 6:00pm meeting followed by dinner ay 6:30pm

2016 Term Dates

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

2017 Term Dates

Term 1

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

*Preps will commence Thursday 2nd Feb*

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 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


Principal Report

Twilight Market

Well that was great fun!

Last Friday evening’s Twilight Market was a huge success enjoyed by the hundreds of people in attendance. Credit must go to the band of Ormond community volunteers who worked tirelessly in preparation for the event. Their work over many months, along with those who assisted with the setup, running stalls on the day and at the cleanup, ensured that every aspect was a winner. A truly great celebration of a great Ormond school community in its 125th Year!


Lost Property from Twilight Market

Several items of property have been handed in to the office following the Twilight Market. If you believe you have misplaced any items please contact the front office.


Student Placements 2017

I have received a number of emails from parents regarding consideration of the social and emotional needs of students when we are forming class groups for next year. As I don’t retain notes from one year to the next parents will need to submit fresh correspondence even if we have spoken about the issues in previous years. I believe that issues raised in earlier times are often resolved as children mature and build a broader range of friends. Please email me on [email protected].

The closing date for the correspondence period is Friday, 2nd of December.


Students not returning to Ormond in 2017
Any students in Year 5-Prep that will not be returning to Ormond Primary School in 2017 are asked to notify the school office in writing by Friday 25th November so the organisation of the 2017 classes can be finalised. Please include the school you will be attending in 2017 in the email/letter so appropriate transfer information can be sent. 


Transition and Teaching Roles 2017

Our student transition program began continues this week and next with all students attending 2017 classrooms and working with the team of teachers responsible for each year level. Whole school orientation activities will be conducted on Wednesday, 30th of November and Tuesday, 6th of December. While specific classes are yet to be formulated, the transition program allows student to build rapport and understanding with their teachers in preparation for a smooth and productive start to the new school year.



 Rooms 10, 12 and 13      

 Helene Iaonnou, Stephanie Halliday, Jacinda Hocking

Year 1

Rooms 14, 15 and 16 (Portables)

Joshua Hewett, Paul Bratt, Andrea Durward

Year 2

Rooms 1 and 11               

Effie Liarakos, Sally Berryman

Year 3

Rooms 3, 4/5 and 6         

Joshua Kamoen, Jade Lipson, Julie Nield

Year 4

Rooms 2, 7 and 8  

Gregg Workman, Lorraine Bell, Margot Hudson

Year 5

Rooms 18 and 19             

Siobhan Hosking, Felicity Hall-Shulman

Year 6

Rooms 20 and 21             

Sandra Johnson, Chris Cheverton


PE  -  Michael Pannam

ICT  -  Kim Stewart

Visual Arts  -  Helen Kupfer

Korean  -  Anna Park (ES)

Library Technician  -  Debbie Coath (ES)

Multimedia Technician  -  Zac McMahon (ES)


Year 6 Graduation

The Year 6 Graduation will be held on Wednesday, 14th of December. The event involves a semi-formal dinner for the Year 6 students in the Atrium near their classrooms. Teachers will be waiting on tables.

All parents of Year 6 students will be able to view the students’ Memories Albums at a small cocktail party to be held in the Library. Parents , teachers and students will then meet in the Hall for student performances, speeches and presentations.



A new school website is currently under construction by Class Focus. Look forward to the launch in December.


Student Report & Classes for 2017

All students’ End of Year Reports and the classes for 2017 will be released on Friday, 16th of December. Students will meet their new class teachers on Friday, 16th of December.


Parents of Year 6 students  or any students who will not be returning to Ormond in 2017, are encouraged to print/save all of their child's Semester Reports off Compass. Please ensure this is done before the end of the school year as they will not be accessible on Compass following the End of Year rollover on 21st December.


Glenn Butler




Asthma Management: Parent Session 2017

Recent weather conditions in Victoria have triggered a spike in asthma related emergencies.


The Education and Policy Subcommittee have arranged a parent session which will be conducted by The Asthma Foundation of Victoria for Tuesday 7th February 2017 at 6.30pm  in the school hall.


All concerned parents are encouraged to put this date in their diaries.


Further information regarding this parent session will be on the Compass Parent Portal in the first week of Term One next year.


We look forward to your attendance at this event.


Lorrie Dell

Assistant Principal


School News

Events now on Compass


Swimming Program

Year 1

Collingwood Children's Farm

Swimming Program

Year 2

Swimming Program

Year 6

Korean Lunch Celebrations


COMPASS Parent Portal


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


2017 Booklists & Esstential Education Contributions

Book lists and Essential Education Contributions for 2017 went live on Compass as well as being sent home this week. 


Payment for booklists are due no later than Wednesday 14th December 2016.


It is the school's preference that all payments are made via the Compass Parent Portal as you will be able to complete all annual school agreements required at the same time.  Compass accepts Debit and Credit cards. Payment Plans are are also available if you pay via Compass.


Manual payments can be made at the office by cash, cheque, credit card or EFTPOS. If you choose this option you must still access Compass to complete the annual school agreements. 


Manual payments will not be accepted over the phone or by writing credit cards details on the bottom of the payment slip. 


Donations to the Building Fund are tax deductable and a seperate tax deductable reciept will be issued. 


The State Government now provides a CSEF payment of $125.00 per child to go towards Camps, Swimming, Interschool Sports and Excursions. To be eligible for this Fund you must be in possession of a Health Care Card which will be valid as at 30th January 2017. If you believe you are eligible for this payment, please come to the office to collect an application form. Please do not pay any contributions for 2017 until you have completed this form and spoken to our Business Manager, Jan Cassidy.


If you have any questions regarding Compass or Contributions please contact Jan or Brodie in the office on 9578 1327.

Student Banking

The last day of Student Banking for 2016 will be Thursday 8th December. 

Banking will resume in 2017 on Thursday 9th Februrary. 


*Apologies from Commonwealth Bank School Banking Team

Unfortunately due to unprecedented demand, the fan and skip rope rewards have now run out of stock.  Some students may have been sent an alternative reward to that of what they may have ordered because of this. 


Items available to be redeemed are 

* Outback Pat Bag Tag

* Wriggly Glow Worm

* Outer Space Money Box


Several ex display items are also available for redemtion in limited numbers. Pease contact Brodie in the office if you are interested.

Prep News

Melbourne Zoo Visit

On Wednesday 16th November the Preps took a trip to the Melbourne Zoo. This tied in nicely with our animals unit. Everyone had a fantastic time exploring all the different animals and their habitats.

'Zoo COmes To You' Visit

On Wednesday 23rd November the Preps were luckily enough have a presenter from the ‘Zoo Comes To You’ visit. Each student held or touched a different animal. This was a great hands on experience for the students. 


Year 1 News

Wow it's amazing how fast the year has flown. Only 3 weeks left!

We are currently doing the swimming program. The students loved being in the pool learning new skills. If any parents are wanting to watch, the lessons are 2 -2.45 on each swimming day.


In inquiry, we were lucky to be visited by the living eggs program. We were left with eggs and watched 9 chicks hatch. It was amazing to see them grow over the 10 days we had them. The students showed their responsibility towards looking after the chicks and were highly engaged by this program, definitely a winner. Some students even decided to adopt a few of our hens, we look forward to hearing updates on their growth.

We will have one final excursion to the Collingwood Children's Farm on Tuesday the 13th December. Thank you to those parents who have volunteered for the day.


Even with 3 weeks to go we still have so much learning to do. We are currently revising and building on our skills in addition and subtraction and in writing we are learning how to write persuasive texts using convincing arguments. This term we have also written some fantastic narratives. Using the 7 Steps to Writing Success  the Year 1 students, learnt how to create stories interesting to the reader. Some examples are below-


“Ha ha, oops” mum cried as she dropped the cake. “Mum you dropped the cake!” yelled Tessa. Tessa was happy and careful. Mum was clumsy and silly. “Now we have to make it again!” screamed Tessa.  Tessa 1A


“Ahh, a predator, I don't want to be caught”. He tried to hide in the bush. He was so scared in the jungle. It was a hot day and the trees were gathered around so I can hide and the sticky bugs are crawling over my skin. James R 1A


Zoom!! There was a very fast car. We saw santa in the car. The car was red and green. Santa came out of the red and green car. “You are on the naughty list” said Santa. Emily 1A

Year 2 News

Year 2 have been making push/pull toys for their Science Unit, Forces.


Year 4 News

This Term, Year 4 students ventured off to Lady Northcote Camp at Rowley. And what a amazing time away for all! Students put there bravest feet forward to tackle a range of physical and mental challenges. From the adrenaline of the big swing and flying fox, through to the team work tests in raft building and the toon challenge.  The bar was set high. After some great experiences, on the second and last night, students reflected and shared stories around the camp fire. Cant wait for next year. 


" Two things I really liked about camp was the giant swing and the view from the decking at Yoogali lodge. I liked it because you could see the sunset every day and it was really beautiful. I liked the giant swing because I like heights and you could see the view." - Joo


"I really liked the giant swing because I had so much adrenaline running through my bones because of how fast you dropped and of how exciting it was. I would do this again." - Senin

"My favourite activity was archery because I got 2 or 3 bullseyes!" - Aidan

"My absolute favourite thing at camp was definitely the GIANT swing!!! It was so cool! I am astounded that some people didn't do it! Everything was great!!!" - Rowan


Year 5 News

On Saturday the 26th of November our very own Kate May competed in the Australian Figure Skating Championships for synchronized ice-skating. Her team, Harmony A, competed at the National Level. They placed 9th overall. She is a dedicated athlete who gets up early in the mornings to train for her sport as, well as afternoons. We are very proud of Kate’s achievements and look forward to hearing more about her success in the future.

Ella S, Gui Gui, Claudia and Hannah went along on Saturday afternoon to support Kate.

 “The competition was tight. The performance had good technique and was graceful. It showed that Kate was following her dream. We hope she has a career as a figure skater and that it leads to the Olympics!”  Ella S and Guigui.


PE/Sports News

Year 5/6 Interschool Sports - Cricket

This year the Ormond Primary Cricket team had a great season. Throughout the competition we did really well, working as a cohesive team. We won every game and made it to the grand final. It was a close and exciting game but Valkstone came out on top. Well done to the whole team for a great performance throughout the year's matches and coming to training every week. Thank you so much to Mr Pannam for giving up his time to coach us during the season. Good luck to next year's team!



Year 5/6 interschool Sports - Lawn Bowls

The Ormond Lawn Bowls team has had an exceptional year with some fabulous wins. To end the season we took on the challenge to play Hughesdale in the grand final. It was a tight round of lawn bowls, with Hughesdale just pulling out to win in the end. Everyone shone brightly throughout the year. We would also like to thank Mrs Shulman for being an amazing inspiration to us. We all improved heaps and it was really fun. Here is a quote from Ella Powel 5B: ‘The season was really fun and in our case pretty successful. Everyone played to their best abilities and it definitely was a season I won't forget.’

We appreciate the teams we played and hope everyone had fun.


By Elly & Tilde 


Out of School Hours Care

Out of School Hours Enrolment 2017

Due to the poor response for the request for 2017enrolment forms. I have extended the submission date to Wednesday 7th December.


All families requiring Before & After School Care or Vacation Care for 2017must submit an enrolment form by Wednesday 7th December Enrolment forms are available on the school web site or from the sign out desk in the hall.


An immunisation certificate must be attached to enrolment form for new children attending the service for the first time. Incomplete enrolment forms, without a booking commencement date or forms stating (To be announced or confirmed) will not be accepted and will be returned. Families will be informed of their Before & After School Care placements for 2017 by Friday 23rd December. Families requiring care during the January Holiday Program please submit your enrolment form with your holiday booking form.

January School Holiday Program

Monday 16th January to Tuesday 30th January.  The School Holiday Program Schedule will be available from the program and the school web site from Wednesday 30th November. Enrolments for the School Holiday Program close on Friday 16th December.

After School Care Excursion Wednesday 14th December

Due to the Year 6 Graduation children attending the After School Care Program on Wednesday 14th December will be attending a local excursion to Alnutt Park. If your children usually attend the After School Care Program on a Wednesday they will be required to attend the excursion as there will be no child care provided at the school. It is essential, parents authorise their children to attend the excursion by signing the permission form. Permission forms will be available from the sign out desk in the hall.


The After School Care program will depart the school grounds  at 3:45pm and leave the park to walk back to school at 5:30pm. Parents can collect their children from the park between 4.10pm to 5.30pm or back at school between 5.45pm to 6.00pm.


After School Care Activities

Thursday 1st               Xmas Activity

Friday 2nd                    Xmas Activity

Monday 5th                  Xmas Activity

Tuesday 6th                 Xmas Activity

Wednesday 7th           Xmas Activity

Thursday 8th               Xmas Activity

Friday 9th                     Xmas Activity

Monday 12th               Xmas Activity

Tuesday 13th              Xmas Activity

Wednesday 14th       Xmas Activity


April Kopitz

Out of School Hours Coordinator

Parents & Friends Update

Twilight Market 2016

A huge thank-you to everyone who came out to make the 2016 Ormond Primary School Twilight Market such a great night!  We really hope you had a fantastic time!  This event is a true team effort – so thank-you to the committee, parents and staff who have been working tirelessly to make the market a success.  Your generosity is a key component in the success of this event.  


Thank-you for all the wonderful donations, cake baking and volunteering.   We really appreciated all the people who helped behind the scenes, supporting finance operations on the night (a big shout out to Jan Cassidy, Brodie Thomson and Robyn Gallagher).  Thank-you to those people who stayed behind after the market, and helped us pack up in rapid time, and thanks also to Chris Swift and Kitty Vati for their amazing efforts as MCs on the night.  In particular, we would like to recognise and thank Debbie Hammon, who has been the Twilight Market Convener for two successive markets. This is a truly massive effort deserving recognition.  She has worked diligently with volunteers and staff behind the scenes for months to bring all the components of the market together. 


Finally, we would like to recognise the wonderful contributions from Darrell Mason and Christa Meek to Parents and Friends and the Twilight Market over numerous years.  This is their final year at OPS and they will be greatly missed.


We look forward to a wonderful market in 2018!!

Many thanks to the Guss family and Melbourne Table & Chair Hire for there outstanding contribution to the Twilight Market. 


Community News & Adverts


Global Citizen Awards


Audrey P  -  Excellence

Olivia always strives for excellence in all her learning. Her work is beautifully completed.Great work, Audrey!

Noam C  -  Excellence

Noam has demonstrated in all mathematical tasks. He enjoys being challenged and has made great achievements in this area. Well done, Noam!

Lyla E  -  Excellence

Lyla has shown excellence during reading session. She always remembers to sound out her words and it give her best go. Well done!

Philip O  -  Excellence

Philip has shown excellence during writing sessions. He always completes his work to the best of his ability. He should be proud of his achievements. Well done!

Year 1

Jack C  -  Excellence

Jack has a fantastic recall of mental addition facts. Within 1 minute Jack correctly completed over 20 addition facts. Well done!

Zoe X  -  Persistence

Zoe has come along way in her reading this year. She is now reading with greater confidence and really improved her fluency. Keep it up!

Edie H  -  Excellence

Edie’s beautiful handwriting demonstrates excellence. She also uses feedback to improve her writing. Well done, Edie

Kynan E  -  Excellence

Kynan demonstrates excellence when choosing the correct punctuation to use in his writing. Well done, Kynan

Year 2

Ari LeM  -  Excellence

Ari has mastered his 3 times tables and can answer problems involving multiples of 3 at lightening speed. Well done, Ari.

Clara L  -  Excellence

Clara is a master at remembering to use capital letters for proper nouns. Furthermore, she demonstrates excellent use of all punctuation in her writing. Keep it up, Clara.

Darcy M  -  Excellence

Darcy has displayed an excellent approach to learning this term. He strives to do his best always.

Ella G  -  Excellence

Ella displayed excellence in her approach to designing and making her ‘Snowman Pull-along Toy.’

Angus W  -  Excellence

Angus demonstrated excellence in designing and creating his toy. He also worked very  hard to complete a detailed procedural piece of writing to explain how he made his toy.

Sam H  -  Excellence

Sam worked very hard and showed great excellence in designing and creating a toy during class. He also took great care to include all the steps in his procedural writing. Well done Sam.

Year 3

Ethan O  -  Respect

Ethan displays respect in the way he follows safe and appropriate use of ICT, in particular  the shared space of the Google Drive.

Nic J  -  Quality Learning

Nic displayed quality learning in the improvements he made in our daily maths quizzes. He listened to explanations and learnt from his peers and so, improved his daily score.

Lucia C  -  Persistence

Lucia displayed persistence and determination to complete her Inquiry project on Malaysia to a high standard. Well done!

Amy M  -  Excellence

Amy worked incredibly hard on her Thailand project in Inquiry and received a fantastic mark as a result. Nice Job Amy.

Daniel H  -  Quality Learning

Daniel showed quality learning by making a fantastic presentation on Guam while we were looking at Australia and it’s neighbours. Well done Daniel

Jessica N  -  Respect

Jessica is always willing to assist her peers and takes care of the well being of others around her.

Year 4

Josie V  -  Persistence

Josie has made great changes to her routine. She has shown persistence by committing to her school schedule all term. Keep it up Josie!

Patrick McC  -  Persistence

Paddy has shown persistence in strengthening his mathematics skills to improve his results. Never give up Paddy!

Adam S  -  Quality learning

Whilst investigating materials and forces, Adam has worked hard to devise creative uses of magnetism in his Rube goldberg contraption. Well done Adam.

Curtis H  -  Respect

Curtis was a star at Grade 4 camp. He respectfully helped out Mr Butler with extra duties and respected the rules and the staff. Well done!

Year 5

Tom W  -  Persistence

Tom’s never give up attitude is a credit to him. Even when tasks are hard he works through them with a great attitude. Love it!

Maia J  -  Quality Learning

Maia worked hard and wrote an informative and interesting report on Mary MacKillop as a leader. A pleasure to read. Well done!

Abrielle D  -  Quality Learning

For the commitment she puts into her writing, particularly her extremely well written Leadership Persuasive piece. Well done Abi!

Peter C  -  Persistence

For the effort he puts into his school work, striving to make improvements and to do his best, smiling all the way. Sensational Peter!

Year 6

Dylan G  -  Respect

Dylan is always honest and trustworthy in his dealings with his peers and his teachers.

Emma S  -  Persistence

Emma works tirelessly to complete her duties as Environment Captain and always sees projects through to the end.

Rose McC  -  Excellence

Rose takes pride in completing her work to an excellent standard and excels in her role as a Multi-Media leader. Well done!

Emily K  -  Persistence

Emily has demonstrated great persistence in Mathematics and shown outstanding commitment to achieving her goals.

Hyun C  -  Respect

Hyun conducts himself with maturity and shows fantastic manners to his classmates and teachers. Well done Hyun!

Aidan A  -  Persistence

Aidan has shown persistence by doing extra Maths work to help build his confidence. This improved his understanding and results in Volume and Capacity.


Summer K  -  PA  -  Excellence

Summer insisted on completing her work during ‘her’ time because she said she didn’t want to leave it unfinished. Great attitude.

Ayden G  -  2B  -  Persistence

Ayden eventually found a solution to a problem in coding. He just needed time and persistence. Well done Ayden.

Visual Arts

Ruby JA  -  1A  -  Excellence

Ruby consistently completes her artwork to a high standard. Her oil pastel picture of apples and limes were fabulous!

Genevieve H  -  5A  -  Respect

Genevieve not only applies herself to her art with pride and diligence, but consistently demonstrates a respectful nature towards her peers and to the equipment provided.  



Benji M  -  4B  -  Persistence

Benji demonstrated persistence and determination to be actively involved in all soccer games played this term in PE.

Grace S  -  4B  -  Excellence

In PE soccer games, Grace confidently demonstrates excellent ball handling skills and a skilful knowledge of the game.

Ormond Primary School
'How To' - Make Parent Payments.pdf
'How To' Give Parent Consent.pdf
OSHCEnrolment 2017.pdf
Holiday Program January 2017.pdf
Holiday Program January 2017.pdf
OSHCEnrolment 2017.pdf
Holiday Program January 2017.pdf