Compass Calendar Introduction
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.
Footy Colours Day
Last Friday, Ormond Primary School turned into a sea of colour as we celebrated the many different codes of football, whilst also raising important funds to support the Fight Cancer Foundation. Mr Kamoen led our special assembly, where we all sang along to each AFL team’s song. We thank everyone for their generosity and fun spirit on the day, together we have raised $380.
Father's Day Breakfast
We hope that all families had a chance to get together last Sunday and celebrate all the special Dads, Grandads, Uncles and special people in their lives. Our Parents & Friends certainly spoilt everyone on Tuesday, as over 300 people enjoyed a hot and delicious pancake breakfast. Judging by all smiles, morning chatter, highly rated pancakes and the overall atmosphere the event was a huge success. Thank you to the Year 4 parents who organised this special event.
Year 1 & 2 Concert
Over the last week, I’ve had the pleasure of watching the Year 1 and Year 2 students rehearsing for their special performance on Thursday 15th September. Many new families who were touring the school on Monday also commented on our student’s persistence and confidence. I know the students are getting very excited as the concert draws near. We wish them all the very best on the night and we look forward to showcasing the talents of our junior school.
OPS Celebrates World Gratitude Day
On the 21st September, our students and staff will be celebrating World Gratitude Day and we invite you as parents to join in and share with your loved ones, what you are grateful for. We are raising awareness about the benefits of having time in one’s life for gratitude, appreciation and positive reflection. It’s one day a year to reflect on the many amazing things we have in our lives, as it can positively impact our well-being and make us happier, more contented people. Please share and model with your child/children, so they can in turn reflect in class about the significance of gratitude in their lives.
Mrs Park and our senior school students will be cooking up a storm over the next few weeks and I can’t wait to sample the noodle dishes they are creating. We are very fortunate to have Korean as the language of the school. In the future we want all of our students to effectively participate in an increasingly globalised world and economy at the local, national and international level, where the ability to communicate in and across a range of languages and cultures is critical.
A Meeting with Nick Staikos
This week I had the pleasure of meeting our State Member. It was a very timely conversation and provided both of us the opportunity to discuss Ormond Primary School in the context of Nick’s electorate.
"I caught up with Ormond Primary School's Acting Principal, Natalie Rose on Friday. Since becoming the Member for Bentleigh, I have secured $45 million for schools in our local area and am not stopping anytime soon, so it was great to discuss with Natalie future priorities for Ormond."
Students Leaving at the end of 2017
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.
End of Term - Early Dismissal
We kindly remind all families that Term 3 concludes on Friday 22nd September. Students are dismissed at 2:30pm. The end of term assembly will begin at 2:15pm.
Our OSHC program will be available from 2:30 -6:00pm.
Term 4 Begins: Monday 9th October – to be ready and SunSmart and don’t forget your hats!
Safe & Happy Holidays
We would like to wish all families a very safe, relaxing holiday break. It’s been a very busy term from all accounts and we all need to recharge our batteries ready for another term. Our students should be very proud of their achievements and these need to be recognised by all. Success is not just a score on a test, a Naplan result or a sporting accolade. It’s trying your personal best each and every day, staying positive and never giving up, appreciation of self and others and contributing to our community as a whole. I thank all the staff and parents for supporting our students to grow and develop into the best that they can be at Ormond Primary School.
Please see link for holiday fun ideas:
Natalie Rose Lorrie Dell
Acting Principal Assistant Principal