Community Award Winners
to our community Captains Elleni Macris and Peta Woodburn who each received a
Community Award at this Monday morning’s assembly. The awards were presented by
Nick Staikos, the Member of Parliament for Bentleigh. Peta and Elleni jointly
convene the Junior School Council which is focussed on developing activities in
support of the broader community. This year the many activities conducted by
the JSC, under the leadership of Peta and Elleni, have supported those in need
in our Victorian community as well as a school in Vanuatu.
A Working Bee is scheduled for Sunday, 22nd of November from 8:30 – 11:00 am. I encourage all families to join me with their barrows, shovels and brooms. The focus will be on tidying the grounds and to clear the courts in preperation for the Mexican Fiesta to be held on the following Saturday.
Each year I provide an opportunity for parents to email or write to me
regarding social and educational issues relating to their children which I
would need to consider in the creation of class groups for 2016. Please email
me on [email protected] if you would like to raise
relevant issues.Do not request
certain teachers as this is beyond the purpose of the opportunity.
Parents are also advised not to assume that teachers will be teaching the same
year level in 2016. I routinely move teachers so they can have varied teaching
responsibilities in order to continuously build their professional capacities and
experiences. The correspondence period starts now and closes on Friday, 27th
Over many years we have relied on parent volunteers to run the school-based uniform shop. Due to the growing lack of available space and the school’s financial liability the School Council has approved the transfer of the Uniform Shop to PSW Pty. Ltd. PSW Pty Ltd is the current supplier of our school uniform and has recently opened a shop at 1/596 North Road in Ormond.
School uniform will no longer be able to be purchased at the school from Wednesday 4th November. A stocktake will then be undertaken and all stock at the school will be collected by PSW Pty Ltd.
There will be a transition period of 4 weeks which will enable PSW to fully stock the North Road Store. A full range of our uniform including school bags will be available for purchase from the PSW store and online from Tuesday 1st December. You will also be able to have uniforms delivered to your home but this will incur an extra fee. The Summer Trading Hours are:
- Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm
- Saturday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Ormond Primary School parents will receive a 5% discount off the ticketed prices when they pay for their uniforms.
The 2nd hand uniform stall will continue to be run once a term.
School Council Membership
I encourage all Ormond parents to consider nominating to join School
Council in March next year. All appointments to School Council are for two
years and provide an opportunity for interested parents to be involved in
planning and achieving improvements in many aspects at Ormond. The School
Council Meetings take place on the third Wednesday of every month with the
meeting beginning at 7 pm and concluding by 8:30 pm. The Sub-committees
Students not returning to Ormond in 2016
- Finance and Trading Operations
- Parents and Friends
- Education and Policy
- Facilities and Environment
Any students in Year 5-Prep that will not be returning to Ormond Primary School in 2016 are asked to notify the school office in writing by Friday 20th November so the organisation of the 2016 classes can be finalised. Please include the school you will be attending in 2016 in the letter so appropriate transfer information can be sent.
School Crossings and Road Safety
A reminder to the community that when the flags are out on display at the school crossings they are legally active and that is the safest place to cross the road. Even if you have to walk/ride a little further we encourage you to do so.
All pedestrians, including children on bikes or scooters must stop, look and give way to vehicles at all times before crossing the road. Please reinforce these safety tips with your children when you are crossing roads at other places other than an active school crossing.
- Walk straight across the road – do not jay-walk.
- Keep checking in both directions to make sure the way is clear.
- Try not to cross the road from between parked cars or near trees and bushes as drivers may not see you.
- Avoid crossing near a bend or crest in the road. Give yourself a good chance to see vehicles coming from both directions.
- Avoid crossing on roundabouts, particularly multi-lane roundabouts as they are very busy and complex and cars are not required to give way to you, unless there is a pedestrian crossing. Find somewhere further away from the roundabout to safely cross the road.
Pedestrian Counters in Ruby Street
Some parents may have noticed small camera like devices located on the nature strip outside the school in Ruby Street. These cameras have been installed by a Nationwide Survey company who are undertaking a pedestrian survey commissioned by the Glen Eira City Council.