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.
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:
Sarah N and Nathan T
Anisha R and Phillip P
Clancy W, Arthur T and Hadyn C
Claudia S and Arden B
Cassandra J and Ella P
Elly B and Genevieve H
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
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
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.
Natalie Rose Lorrie Dell
Acting Principal Assistant Principal