Preps Start School Full Time
Now that it is March the Prep students will be attending school five days a week just like the bigger students. Throughout February all the Preps have shown that they have quickly adapted to the routines of school and as I visit each Prep classroom I am able to talk with confident learners who are very proud of their learning achievements. This is indeed a wonderful way to begin their formal school education.
School Council Elections 2016
The Annual School Council Election process is about to begin. Nominations for School Council will open on Wednesday, 17th of February and they will close on Friday, 11th of March.
Nomination forms are attached below and also available at the office. At this election there will be five parent vacancies and two DET employee vacancies. Please follow the link below for information regarding the role of School Council. Please return completed Nomination Forms to the Office as soon as possible. If you would like to discuss the role and time commitment associated with being a School Councillor please contact me for a chat.
On behalf of the Ormond Primary School community I would like to thank those Parent Category councillors whose current terms will be completed at the March meeting:
Dianne Wiseman, Leanne Berryman, Joanne Harty
DET Employee Category:
I would also like to acknowledge the work of all the current School Councillors Frank Arrigo, Cath Shaw, Adam Gibson, Tara McCallum, Lorrie Dell and Felicity Hall-Shulman.
All parents of Ormond students are eligible to nominate for election in the Parent Category. DET employees have the opportunity to nominate for a two positions this year. Continuing DET employees are Lorrie Dell and Felicity Hall-Shulman.
Now that the school year is well underway, it is an appropriate time to remind parents of the correct school uniform. Our uniform supplier, Primary School Wear, has been instructed to supply only uniform items that are on the list attached below.
The following items are not School Council approved school uniform items, therefore are not to be worn.
- Netball skirts
- Leggings other than bottle green
- Nail polish
- Jewellery – other than simple stud or sleeper earrings
- Sticker transfers/stick on tattoos
- Coloured hair accessories other than school colours or neutral black/brown
Parents are asked to ensure that all items of clothing are clearly named. Please encourage your child to look neat and tidy and to look after his/her belongings.
Rail Crossing Safety
The Level Crossing Removal Program is well underway and it is most important that all students and adults who cross the rail lines do so with caution. I was very pleased to receive a phone call from one of the supervising staff complementing Ormond students on their care and attention around this temporary hazard. However, it was concerning to hear the adults were not always setting the best example. Please encourage children to continue to exercise sound judgements at all times while the works are in progress.
I would like to also remind parents and students riding their bikes and scooters to and from school to do so with caution. Please remember to use school crossings where possible, stop at intersections until safe to cross and avoid riding out between parked cars. Parents are asked to reiterate road safety with their children at home.
Twenty-nine students will be representing Ormond Primary School at this year’s Moorabbin District Swimming Carnival which will be held at the Carnegie Swim Centre in Carnegie on Monday 7th March. We wish them well in their individual and team events.