Congratulations to two Ormond students who have progressed to the Kingston Division Athletics Sports. Alexandra Gibson of Year 5 will compete in the Triple Jump while Austin Hall of Year 4 will compete in the 800 metres. This competition will be held at Duncan Mackinnon Reserve on the 5th of October.
Well done to all competitors who represented Ormond at the recent district athletics sports.
Compass Pay now Activated
Compass Pay has now up and running for a little over 2 weeks and so far all feedback has been extremely postitive.
Compass Pay 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.
Lorraine Bell – Long Service Leave
Year 4 teacher Lorraine Bell will be taking an extended period of Long Service Leave through Term 4. We wish her every enjoyment in her travels. Interviews are currently underway to choose a replacement teacher for the class and parents will be notified prior to the term break.
Korean Cultural Day 2016
Ormond will host a delegation of Korean guests this coming Friday between 2 and 3 pm. The guests represent the Australia Korea Teachers Association of Victoria, the Korean Education Centre (Sydney) and other Victorian schools where Korean is taught as the language other than English. Ormond students will entertain our guests with singing, dancing and films. I encourage Ormond parents to come along as well.
So far 47 students have been enrolled for Prep in 2017. Please encourage neighbours and friends who intend to enrol their children in any year level at Ormond, but have not yet done so, to contact Brodie promptly.
Planning for 2017
Teachers for 2017 are currently being interviewed with a view to having this process completed by the end of Term 3. From the start of Term 4 the School Leadership Team will be working on the organization of classes, teacher roles and program budgeting for 2017.
The September Meeting of School Council will be held on Wednesday, 14th of September beginning at 7 pm.
End of Term
Term 3 will conclude on Friday 16th September. A beirf assembly will take place from 2:15pm and students will be dismissed at 2:30pm.