Ormond Primary School

19 December 2017
Issue Twenty-two
School Dates
Principal's Report
School & Year Level News
Out of School Hours Care, Parent &  Community News
Ormond Primary School
03 9578 1327
Wheatley Rd
Ormond, Vic, 3204

School Dates

Dates to Remember


Wednesday 20th - Yr 6 Graduation

                                       - Yr 3 Wattle Park visit

Thursday 21st - Dress Up Favourite Colour Day

Friday 22nd - School Dismissed at 1:30PM 


JANUARY -  2018

Monday 29th - Curriculum Day - no students

Tuesday 30th - Term 1 Begins  (Yr 1- 6 students)

Wednesday 31st - Foundation Students Begin



Thurday 8th - Foundation & Student       

                                                         Leaders Photo Day

Friday 9th - Yr 5/6 Lightning Premireship TBC

Thursday 15th - Yr 6 Parliament Excursion

Tuesday 20th - Yr 5 Camp Depart 6:45am

Friday 23rd - Yr 5 Camp Return approx 3:15pm


MARCH - 2018

Tuesday 6th - District Swimming Carnival TBC

Friday 23rd - Yr 6 Grand Prix Excursion TBC

Thursday 29th - Term 1 Ends

                                         school dismissed at 2:30pm

Friday 30th - Good Friday (Public Holiday)


Events on Compass awaiting Parent Approval

Year 4

2018 Year 5 Camp 

Year 5

2018 Yr 6 Parliament Excursion


COMPASS Parent Portal


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


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

2018 Term Dates


29th January to 29th March

*Monday 29th January is a Curriculum Day - students in Year 1-6 will commence school for 2018 on Tuesday 30th January. Foundation students will commence on Wednesday 31st January.*


16th April to 29th June


16th July to 21st September


8th October to 21st December


Term 1, 2 and 3 students are dismissed early at 2:30pm on the last day of each term.  Term 4 students are dismissed at 1:30pm on the last day.  The After School Care Program will open early on these days.

2018 Curriculum Days

  • Monday 29th January
  • Monday 16th April
  • Friday 3rd August 
  • Monday 5th November

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.

Our 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

The Ormond Team 2017

Acting Principal

Natalie Rose

Assistant Principal 

Lorrie Dell


Natalie Rose

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...

As we enter our last week of the school year the celebrations are endless and very deserving, from class parties, gift giving, dressing up, special activities, presentations and much more.

  • End of Term Assembly – 1:00pm
  • School Dismissal – 1:30pm

We look back and reflect on all the achievements of our school and in particular our students. We acknowledge the endless commitment and dedicated work of our staff and thank them for nurturing each student in their care. Our school is very lucky to have not only committed teachers but working alongside them a very large proportion of Education Support staff in their various roles. These include OSHC Coordinators, Integration Aides, Cultural Aide, Multimedia technician, ICT technicians and of course our administration team Jan Cassidy & Brodie Thomson.  


We also thank our parents and carers for their support throughout the year and in particular our volunteers, whether they contribute to the Parents & Friends Association, support our teachers and students or undertake significant work for the benefit of all students in their roles on the School Council or Subcommittees.

We thank Kit Vati, Kylie Cockle, Ben Clarke, Damien Sherman, Tara McCallum, Robyn Gallagher, Rachel Marsden, Debbie Shagam, Kim Tan and Denise Healy alongside our Leadership Team – Lorrie Dell, Sally Berryman and Felicity Hall – Shulman.


Fundraising Contributions – P&F

Over the year the P&F have held numerous social events, building community spirit and some smaller fundraisers. As a result of parent support of such events, the PFA will be contributing $5000 of raised funds towards the purchase of three Apple TV’s on portable stands for our Year 4 classrooms. Our teachers are extremely grateful for these valuable resources as they will replace the obsolete Interactive Whiteboards currently in these room. These devices are cost effective and require minimal repair in comparison to IWB’s with continual replacement of globes and projectors. With these purchases we can ensure all Year 3 to 6 classrooms have the right tools for teaching and stimulating the learning experiences of our students.



Tomorrow night,  alongside the staff, parents and special friends, I will have the privilege to acknowledge the many milestones our Year 6 students as they say farewell to Ormond Primary School and embark on new adventures at their respective secondary colleges. I know they are very prepared to face future studies and the growing challenges of adolescence. We wish our students the very best in future years and hope they come back and visit us soon. 


Student Leadership

I would like to acknowledge the significant work of our student leaders in Year 6. They have contributed to making Ormond Primary School the best school that we can be, by being role models to others, leading a range of school initiatives and always promoting the school values. Thank you for the everlasting impact of your leadership across the school.


A big cheer for:

School Captains

Sarah N and Nathan T

Vice Captains

Anisha R and Phillip P

Multimedia Captains

Clancy W, Arthur T and Hadyn C

Arts Captains

Claudia S and Arden B

Community Captains

Cassandra J and Ella P

Environment Captains

Elly B and Genevieve H

Student Voice

Zoe D and Oscar W

Mackillop House Captains

Kate M and Harley R

Chisolm House Captains

Tilde C and Liam O'N

Hollows House Captains

Alexandra G and Lewis S

Flynn House Captains

Tom P and Tom W


Curriculum Days 2018

At our last council meeting we endorsed and set aside the following Curriculum Days in 2018.

Please lock these into your diaries, these dates will be will be visible on our website, COMPASS Calendar and in our newsletters as reminders.


  • Monday 29th January – Teachers start
  • Tuesday 30th January – All year 1-6 students commence
  • Wednesday 31st January - Foundation students commence
  • Monday 16th April
  • Friday 3rd August
  • Monday 5th November


School Choir

At our assembly the school Choir performed “Flashlight”. The students demonstrated commitment throughout the year to the choir and always attended their rehearsals. They were led by Arden and Claudia and we thank both them and Mrs Siobhan Hosking for the many performances throughout the year.


Term Dates 2018

  • Term 1: 29th January (school teachers start) to 29th March (Thursday) *
  • Term 2: 16th April to 29th June
  • Term 3: 16th July to 21st September
  • Term 4: 8th October to 21st December


Staffing 2018

As mentioned in my earlier correspondence via COMPASS, we have a number of staff leaving Ormond Primary School and we wish them all a very successful 2018 in their new roles.


I would like to wish all families a very safe, relaxing and festive holiday season and a very Happy New Year. I thank you for supporting me as your Principal during this transitional period at Ormond Primary School. I take away many fond memories and experiences working with our students, staff and parents.


Best wishes!


Natalie Rose                                    Lorrie Dell

Acting Principal                            Assistant Principal

School & Year Level News

Whole School News

Payments to Office

Due to End of Year banking procedures - any cash and/or cheque payments required to be made directly to the office will be accepted until 4:00pm Wednesday 20th December. EFTPOS/Credit card payments made directly at the office will be accepted until 1:00pm on Thursday 21st December.

Alternatively payments can still be made via Compass Parent Portal in the  Course Confirmation/School Payments section. Please contact the office on 9578 1327 if you have any questions.


If you have any medications at school for your child/children and you will require them over the holidays, please ensure you have picked them up from the office by 1pm Friday 22nd December. 

Student Banking

Student Banking will recommence in 2018 on Thursday 15th February.


The School Student Banking program provides a fun, interactive and engaging way for young Australians to learn about money and develop good saving habits.


Run nationally since 1931 through participating primary schools, School Banking encourages children to regularly deposit money into their Youthsaver account and earn silver Dollarmites tokens, which can then be redeemed for an exciting reward through our Rewards Program.


If you would like your child to participate in Student Banking  all you’ll need to do is open a Youthsaver account for your child or they can use their existing one. The Youthsaver account is a savings account that has no monthly account fees and offers a competitive bonus interest rate when you make at least one deposit and no withdrawals in a calendar month.

You can apply to open a Youthsaver account online for your child in just minutes.


If you have any questions, please call 13 2221 anytime or visit your nearest Commonwealth Bank branch. 

Icy Pole Day

Icy Pole Day will recommence in 2018 on Thursday 15th February.


We would like to thank Nicole Webster for her time and effort over the last two years in coordinating Icy Pole Day. Nicole and her family are moving on from Ormond Primary next year and will be greatly missed. We wish you all well on your new adventures. 


A big thank you to all the other parents who also volunteered each Thursday for Icy Pole Day. We really do appreciate you giving up your free time each week so the students can enjoy an icy treat. 

Dress Up Day 'Favourite Colour'

To celebrate the end of another fantastic year, the SRC would like to hold one last dress up day on Thursday 21st December.


This will be a free event. As a team, we have decided that students are allowed to come dressed in their favourite colour, and teachers will be dressing up in school uniform.


Awards will be given to the best dressed teacher and 1 student from each year level. Please do not use paint or hair spray. Thank you for all your contributions this year and the SRC Team have thoroughly enjoyed working with the whole community.



SRC Team

Christmas Appeal

As the final Community focused activity for the year the SRC and Parents & Friends teamed up selling Christmas Baubles to raise money for the Salvation Army's Christmas Appeal.


Baubles were sold for $5 each and displayed on our Community Christmas Tree in the foyer of the front office. 


Thank you to everyone who donated. We raised over $190 that will now be able to help families who are homless, unable to purchase christmas presents or even who may not be able to afford food to be able to celebrate Christmas. 


Thank you again to EVERYONE who so generously donates to all of our fundraisers through the year.  the support the SRC recieves and the funds we raise to help others is greatly appreciated. 


Dance Club

At last week's assembly all the dance Club members performed. During term 4 all of these students have worked extremely hard and we were super excited that we could share with everyone our dancers. 


They have tried really hard to learn quickly and we thought they all did an amazing job! well done dancers!


Kate, Ella, Abi and Elly

Dance Club Coordinators


School Choir

The Ormond Primay School Choirs also performed at assembly recently and did a beautiful job. Congratulations to all students and all your hard work throughout the year as well as Ms Hosking and Ms Hudson for all of the support and encouragement throughout the year.


Global Citizen Awards

Congratulations to final GCA winners (posted in last newsletter) who were presented with their certificates last week. 

Well done to all the students who have won awards through 2017. Keep up all your hard work!


Kinder Visit

On Thursday, 7th December, some local kindergarten children were treated to a special time listening to stories read by a very excited, but slightly nervous, group of Year 4 students. The students really enjoyed their experience of reading picture story books to younger children. Here, they have shared some of their thoughts about their opportunity.


"I was reading to a boy who was shy at the start but by the end we had read about six stories!" -  Charlie

"I read to a girl and I really enjoyed the experience. It was a great way to get to know the new Preps. Once the girl warmed to me she enjoyed counting how many cats there were on each page of the book." - Alice

"Today, I read to a girl 3 awesome books. The first was called, ‘The Day the Crayons Quit!’ When I was reading I really enjoyed it! I now wish that when I was in kinder someone would have read to me." 

"We had kids from kindergarten come to our school and so we read to them. I really enjoyed it because it was nice reading to other people." -  Mitchell

"I was really excited when they came in. I didn’t know which gender I was going to get. I ended up with a girl! I didn’t know if she would like me or not so I was quite nervous, but she liked me and all was good." -  Lachlan

"I was reading to a little girl and she was so cute. I feel that she really enjoyed me reading to her. I personally enjoyed it myself." -  Annabelle

"My buddy liked the books Thomas and I read. His favourite was ‘Mr McGee and the Biting Flea’. I felt like I would make a great buddy in Year 5." - Ruby

"The young kindergarteners were super cute, especially when they were listening to our reading them our picture story books." -  Kevin

"I had the time of my life and the 2018 Preppie liked the book I sat and read with him." -  George

"My kinder kid really read well because he could point out what sounds some animals make. I felt nervous to be reading to a kindergartener but halfway through I knew that I liked him. At the end I was amazed at how my feelings had changed and I was happy to see him smile." - Zoe


Year 3 News

Year 3 Play: Sumac and the Magic Lake

During the last few weeks of this term Mrs Stewart has been working with a group of Year 3 students, helping them to prepare for a play called, ‘Sumac and the Magic Lake’. The students enjoyed rehearsals and were determined to do their best. They performed the play on Thursday and did a sensational job. Here are a few comments from the actors and actresses…


“I didn’t think they would laugh, but they did. I felt nervous and happy.” - Sam

“I love acting. I didn’t know everyone would want my autograph.” - Subira

"I liked the audience laughing and having a good time.” - Anastasia

“I was nervous, but halfway through the script I wasn’t nervous any more. I felt excited.” - Connor

“I felt excited and proud to be on stage.” - Mia


The students practised their speaking skills, demonstrating their pitch, intonation, eye contact and body language.

Well done!


PE/Sports News

Year 5/6 Interschool Sport

Congratulations to our champion cricketers and lawn bowls runner ups.  All teams had a highly successful year with many new pennants adorning our halls.  Well done all year 5and 6s on your participation and endeavour!

Year 5/6 Interschool Sport - 2018

Year 5/6 Summer teams have been announced for 2018.  Participating sports are; cricket, T20 cricket, softball, lawn bowls, rounders, hotshots tennis and skills squad (held at Ormond P.S.) 


All teams play in a Lightning Premiership on Friday 9th February and various venues in the district (to be announced later).  They participate in a weekly competition for 7 weeks in term 1 and 7 weeks in term 4.  Students can’t change teams from term 1 to term 4.


Students who didn’t make the team for their chosen sport still may play in that team if team members are absent for a match on the Friday. Reserve replacements are up to the coach of each sport.


If any parents are willing to help out with training sessions or even the matches on Fridays, please speak to Mr. Pannam.


District Swimming Team Trials - 2018

Thank you to all students who trialled for the Ormond P.S. District Swim Team. We had a great turn out and some excellent times were recorded. Thank you to all the parents who helped with timing duties.


The team has been announced and posted at school. We try to cater for as many students as possible in forming the team. Some students who did not make the initial team will be asked to come along as part of the team to be on standby as a reserve. These students will be asked shortly.


The Moorabbin District Swim Carnival will be held at the Carnegie Swim Centre on Tuesday 6th March, 2018.  Events will commence at 12:00pm and finish around 3:00pm. Further information will be available on Compass in the new year. 


Team Vic Registration 2018

On December 1st, SSV opened its portal for 12 years and under to register for trialling for Victorian State teams in soccer, AFL, netball and basketball.



This will cost $25 and Mr. Pannam must make initial approval followed by the school principal.  The standards are extremely high so only students who think they are at state level should apply.  The portal closes on March 1st with trial dates in April.  The process needs to be followed up by parents. 


Michael Pannam

Sports Coordinator


Lawn Bowls News

On Friday 8th december we played in the Grand Final for the Yr 5/6 Interschool Sports  against McKinnon Primary School. At the start it was a close match but McKinnon were just too good. In the end, the two Ormond teams and two McKinnon teams won. It was such a close match but in the end McKinnon won. The start player was Sue for some very accurate bowls and keeping us in the game. 

We would like to thank Mrs Shulman and all the parents who came down to support us, especially Ed who bought us donuts.


Elly & Annabelle

Lawn Bowlers


House Points Leaderboard

The weekly House Points are as follows: 

Hollows - 44 points

McKillop - 43 points

Flynn - 45 points

Chisolm - 42 points. 


The overall House Points currently are:

Hollows - 371 points

Mckillop - 386 points

Flynn - 384 points

Chisolm - 430 points


Tilde & Liam

Chisolm Captains

Visual Arts News...

Last Thursday the 7th of December was the opening night at the Zart Art Student Gallery.  It was really exciting to see some of our students and their families be there on the night and of course witness their joy and pride to see their own art displayed alongside the high standard of work from other primary and secondary schools.


Two students in particular, Daniel from 4C and Henry from 1C spoke about their artwork in front of the guests and Henry even got to cut the official opening ribbon!  To hear more about their experiences and some of the other Ormond students who attended, please read their articles below. 


"When I first went upstairs where the gallery was, I saw lots of very good artwork. There were some great student-made cloaks and to the right was our school’s art work styled in the year of the Rooster. My work was of a gold silhouette of a rooster glued onto red paper. At the official opening, the lady working there told us about all the artwork around the room.  When it came to Ormond’s art pieces I spoke to everyone about how I made my art.  Then they got a ribbon to be cut – two students held it while a student from Ormond cut it! My favourite piece of art besides my own, were the fictional character drawings by secondary students. There were also sketches of plants, portraits, buildings, mermaids and even fake pumpkins.  It was a great night!" - Daniel H 4C


"I enjoyed looking at all of the other pieces of work and I also enjoyed seeing Ms Kupfer! I saw some familiar faces like Henry B!  I loved seeing my work on display and eating some of the food. My artwork was of a Rooster which I painted and used a straw to blow ink for the tail and it’s comb."  -  By Ruby 2A


"On Wednesday I went to the Zart Art Gallery because my sister, Grace, did an amazing artwork of a Rooster and they put it on display. There was other work there that was also brilliant. I loved the artwork of the Star Wars characters.  The Ormond display of Roosters was amazing too!"  -  By Oscar 3C


"I went on the other side of the city to see my art in the art gallery and I saw Hailey and Ruby there! I got to cut the ribbon at the opening.  I saw my Rooster artwork and I saw other people’s amazing artwork too. There was food there and my dad had a coffee.  It was like being at a real museum.  I saw my art teacher there, as well as lots of people and kids.  I saw some painted cups that looked a bit weird but I still liked them."  -  By Henry B 1C


The Exhibition is on display until Tuesday March 13th 2018.

Venue: Zart Art Student Gallery4/41 Lexton Road, Box Hill North 3129


Wishing all the students and their families a wonderful break and creative holiday! 


Helen Kupfer

Visual Arts Teacher/Coordinator


Out of School Hours Care, Parent &  Community News

Out of School Hours Care

End of Term Fees

To secure your child's  2018 placement all end of term fees must be paid by Wednesday 20th of December.  Any families not returning to Ormond Primary School in 2018 must also have all their outstanding fees paid by this date. 


Summer Holiday Program

Bookings closed Monday 18th December for the Summer School Holiday Program. Please contact the program on 9578 5826 should you need to dicuss infomration regarding the program.


Enrolments for 2018 Check List:

  • Have you - completed accurately the Enrolment form with start date and attached any additional sheets required i.e. copy of child’s immunisation certificate, Asthma form and Anaphylaxis form.
  • Have you - paid END OF TERM FEES by the end of term 4 2017.
  • Have you - booked the Holiday Program.
  • Have you - received a confirmation letter prior to start date on your enrolment form with the days your child/children are enrolled in the program for 2018.


After School Care Activities

Tuesday 19th December            Christmas Activities                                      

Wednesday 20th December      Students at Allnut Park               

Thursday 21st December           Christmas Activities

Friday 22nd De cember              End of Year Party 1:30pm Start time


Reminder to Parents whose children will be attending Aftercare on Wednesday 20th December you will need to pick up your children from Alnutt Park before 5:45pm after this time staff will be walking the remanding children back to school and can be collected from the Art Room.


Sharelle Davis

Acting Coordinator

Out of School Hours Program



2017 - Thats a Wrap.

P & F held its final meeting last night for the year with the main agenda of the evening to thank all of our class representatives for their contribution throughout 2017. For those of you unable to attend or who have contributed in other ways the P&F Committee thanks you for your time and energy.


Our class representatives have done a wonderful job communicating information throughout the year, organising events and supporting class room activities and teaching staff as required.


The P&F year has ended on a high note with next year’s committee already taking shape with seven members, class representatives already starting to sign up across the classes and our first Family Welcome event scheduled for Thursday February 22nd . Meetings will recommence on Tuesday 6th of February at 7.30 pm in the staff room. New faces and ideas welcome.


And finally, a massive round of applause for this year’s P & F committee who have worked as a team to organise a number of wonderful school events and fundraisers for our children and families. Thank you for your commitment, energy and enthusiasm and please enjoy a well-deserved holiday.


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 Events & Adverts

Disclaimer:  Community Events & Adverts that appear in this newsletter are paid advertisments  or are deemed a Community announcment. Ormond Primary School is not affiliated with these organisations.

Ormond Primary School
'How To' - Make Parent Payments.pdf
'How To' Give Parent Consent.pdf
COMPASS Parent Guide update 2018.pdf
SunSmart Policy.pdf
Letter to Parents on Reporting.pdf
Summer Booking Confirmation 2018.pdf
Summer Schedule 2018.pdf