Ormond Primary School

16 March 2016
Issue Four
Upcoming Events &  Principal's Report 
School News
Ormond Primary School
03 9578 1327
Wheatley Rd
Ormond, Vic, 3204
AU


Upcoming Events &  Principal's Report 

Dates to Remember

March

Wednesday 16th   Yr 2 Drama Incursion

                            AGM & School Council Meeting

Thursday 17th   Teddy Bears Picnic

Friday 18th   Yr 5/6 Inter school Sport Rnd 6

                           Yr 6 Grand Prix Excursion

                           Yr 3 Cultural Infusion Incursion

                            2nd Hand Uniform Sale

                            Footsteps Disco - P&F

Monday 21st  Whole School House Athletics

Wednesday 23rd   Headlice Checks

                                 Grandparents Day Prep - Yr 2

Thursday 24th   LAST DAY OF TERM 1 -                                            2:30pm student dismissal

April

Monday 11th    TERM 2 BEGINS

Thursday 14th   School Photo Day

Friday 15th   Yr 5/6 Interschool Sport Rnd 7

Monday 25th ANZAC DAY PUBLIC HOLIDAY

2016 Curriculum Days

Curriculum Days for 2016 are yet to be finalised.

2016 Term Dates

Term 1

28th January to 24th March - 2:30pm finish

Term 2

11th April to 24th June - 2:30pm finish

Term 3

11th July to 16th September - 2:30pm finish

Term 4

3rd October to 20th December-1:30pm finish

2016 Public Holidays

Tuesday 26th January - Australia Day

Monday 14th March - Labour Day

Friday 25th March - Good Friday

Monday 28th March - Easter Monday

Monday 25th April - Anzac Day

Monday 13th June - Queens Birthday

Tuesday 1st November - Melbourne Cup

Sunday 25th December - Christmas Day

2017 Prep Tours

  • Tuesday 22nd March  
  • Friday 15th April
  • Tuesday 26th April
  • Monday 9th May
  • Monday 23rd May
  • Friday 17th June
  • Monday 18th July
  • Friday 29th July
  • Monday 8th August
  • Monday 22nd August

All School Tours begin at 9:30am. Please meet at the School Office off Murray Road no earlier than 5 minutes prior to the tour. 

Principals Report

School Council Elections 2016

The School Council Election process for 2016 was concluded at 4 pm last Friday with four parent category nominations and one DET employee category nomination being received. These numbers match the number of vacancies meaning that an election was not required.

Congratulations to the following parents who have been elected for two year positions:

  • Damien Sherman
  • Robyn Gallagher
  • Anita Campbell
  • Ben Clark

Congratulations to the successful DET employee:

  • Sally Berryman

These new School Councillors join the following members whose positions will conclude in early 2017:

  • Cath Shaw - Parent
  • Adam Gibson - Parent
  • Tara McCallum - Parent
  • Lorrie Dell - DET
  • Felicity Hall-Shulman – DET

At the March meeting of School Council two Community Members will be co-opted to join School Council. Co-opted members have full voting rights and provide specific expertise or experience to benefit the school and the School Council.

 

The Principal is an ex-officio member of School Council.

 

Year 5/6 Sports Training - Wet Weather Arrangements

Teachers schedule sports training before school on set days. Occasionally, training may be cancelled due to adverse weather. 

 

Where possible, an email will be sent to the students via their school email (Google Mail) notifying them of the cancellation of sports training. 

 

Parents are to be reassured that if a student arrives at school to find that it has been cancelled, that they will be supervised by teachers. Children will not be required to go back home,  as if the weather improves and conditons are safe training may recommence.

 

Junior School Council 2016

Congratulations to this year's Junior School Council representatives who have each been elected to represent their class group. A further congratulations is in order for those students who nominated themselves for this election. This can take a lot of courage and persistence.

 

There will be a presentation of badges for all elected members at a whole school assembly on Thursday 24th March at 2:00pm.

 

Junior School Council Team 2016

  • 2A  -  Ari L
  • 2B   -  Raphael S
  • 2C   -  Isla T
  • 3A   -  Sacha L
  • 3B   -  Rachael H
  • 3C   -  Ashton V
  • 4A   -  Alice J
  • 4B   -  Adam S
  • 5A   -  Sue W
  • 5B   -  Caitlin L

Year 6 Team Leaders & Community Captains

  • Sam P
  • Kate B

Maths Olympiad

All Year 5 and 6 students will be building their mathematical skills through challenging activities conducted throughout Term 2 and 3. Thirty students have been selected on merit from an initial group of seventy students to compete in the ‘Maths Olympiad’.

 

This is an Australasia-wide contest which requires participants to apply high level mathematical strategies, critical thinking and problem solving skills. A particular feature is understanding mathematical language to build concepts, skills and knowledge in this area of learning.

 

Training sessions are well underway for this contest. The ‘Maths Games’ activities will involve all Year 5 and 6 students to build these same skills within the Ormond school setting. We wish all learning great enjoyment in these challenging events.

 

The Maths Olympiad Team 2016 

Mia V                Jack A                Andrew M              Barath B         Otto C-M          Georgia F              Jonah R          Ethan W           Rebecca M             Lewis S            Clancy W          Anisha R

Nathan T        Thomas S        Casandra S           Josh L              Laura G            Nicholas J             Sam P              Philbert Z        Hyun C                  Derrick H        Jett R                 Liam O

Zareef Z           Sue W              Jasmine A             Caitlin L           Liana L             Ella P       

 

New School Phone System

For parents who have called the school recently you will have noticed that we have a new phone system in place.

 

This system has an automated answering feature which announces several options for the caller.  Please listen to the entire message to ensure you are making the right slection for your needs. 

 

Some options include, recording student absences, up to date school information regarding office hours, camps & excursions, forwarding to Out of School Hours. 

 

We ask that all phone enquiries are made during the office operating hours of 8:15am and 4:15pm Monday to Friday. Outside these hours, the phone is on a 'night switch' mode and therefore calls cannot be answered.

 

End of Term

Term 1 will conclude with an assembly beginning at 2:00 pm on Thursday, 24th of March with students being dismissed at 2:30pm. I wish everyone a wonderful Easter and School Holiday break.

 

Glenn Butler

Principal

School News

Payments to Office

Payments can be made by cash or cheque and sent via your child's classroom cash bag in an envelope clearly labelled with your child's Name, Class and name of payment. If paying in cash please send correct amount as limited change is available.

 

Alternatively, payments of cash, cheque or EFTPOS can be made in person at the office between the hours of 8:15am and 4:00pm Monday to Friday. Phone payments or manual credit card payments will not be accepted. Limited change is available if making cash payments.

 

OPS Building Fund

Did you know we have a Building Fund?

Thank you to those families who have already made donations to the Ormond Primary School Building Fund as a part of the 2015 and 2016 Contributions. 

 

We are aiming to raise $35,000 through donations to the Building Fund which will be put towards the painting of the Junior School building, the Hall and the Portable Classroom wing. 

 

Tax deductible donations for any families wishing to make a donation are still welcome.

Please note that any Building Fund Donations must be paid in cash or a Cheque made out to 'Ormond Primary School Building Fund'. 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Jan or Brodie in the office on 9578 1327.

Headlice Checks

The first of the three Headlice checks for the year will be taking place on Thursday 23rd March for those families who have paid the 2016 Headlice Levy. 

Second Hand Uniform Stall

Friday 18th March there will be a Second Hand Uniform Stall.

The stall will be held in the Korean Room between 3:15pm to 3:45pm.

Cash only, and please avoid large denominations as limited change will be available.

Icy Pole Day 

Thursday 17th March will be the final Icy Pole day for Term 1. Thank you to Nicole Webster for taking on the organisation of this this year. Icy Pole Day will return in Term 4. 

Student Banking

Thursday 17th March will be the final Student Banking Day for Term 1. 

 

Student Banking will resume for Term 2 on Thursday 21st April.

Upcoming Excursions & Events

Below is a list of the upcoming excursions or events for each Year level. Notices have been sent home if consent was required. All event information is available for viewing through the Compass Parent Portal. If you have lost or misplaced any consent forms please contact the office.

 

Whole School Events

Whole School Athlectics - 21st March

Prep

Teddy Bears Picinic  - 17th March

Grandparent/Special Friend Day - 23rd March

Year 1

Grandparent/Special Friend Day - 23rd March

Year 2

Grandparent/Special Friend Day - 23rd March

Year 3

Cultural Infusion Incursion - 18th March

Year 4

No events currently scheduled

Year 5

Teddy Bears Picnic - 17th March

Year 6

Grand Prix - 18th March

 

Grandparents & Special Friends Day 

Students in Prep to Year 2 are learning about themselves and what life was like for their parents and grandparents as children and to celebrate, will be holding a Grandparents/Special Friends Day. Students and their Grandparent or Special Friend will be able to share each others school experiences and find out how school has changed over the years. 

 

Invitations were sent home with your child. Please ensure that they are passed on to the grandparent or special friend.

 

The program will run on Wednesday 23rd March from  9:15am, with morning tea concluding at 10:40am. Further details regarding this event are on the Compass Parent Portal or from your child's teacher.

Teddy Bear's Picnic Preps & Yr 5 Buddies

As part of our buddies program the Preps and their Year 5 buddies will be going to Allnutt Park for a ‘Teddy Bears’ Picnic’ on Thursday the 17th of March. All children are asked to bring their favourite teddy and a small snack to share with their buddy on this day. Please be aware that there are children with allergies in these classes so we ask that you check with your childs teacher if this will affect you.

*This event was scheduled for last week however due to the weather was postponed.

Year 1 News

We can’t believe it is nearly the end of Term 1!

A lot has happened with still more to come over the next remaining 2 weeks.

 

In Maths, the children have been learning about time though practicing the months of the year and learning to use a calendar. We have been continuing practicing place value and developing their knowledge of breaking down and understanding 2 and 3 digit numbers.

 

In Literacy, we have been retelling parts of the story by describing event at the beginning, middle and end of a text. We have been revising short vowel sounds. We will be beginning to learn about and write narratives over the next few weeks and during Term 2.

 

The most exciting event that we have had was the excursion to Rippon Lea House. Year 1 students played a range of old fashioned games, went through a time machine and visited rooms in the mansion still with the olden day set up. They were surprised to hear that the original family who owned the estate had 12 children. They learnt how to be a human washing machine and clean the carpets the old fashioned way. The children were surprisingly quite good at their chores so they are set for practice with you at home!

"We learnt that in the olden days there weren’t showers. We also played olden day games like skipping and what’s the time Mr Wolf. We did home work. Whacked the carpet and washed the dishes."  Ruby 1A

 

"At Rippon Lea we did house work. It was on Wednesday 9th March. I learnt about the olden days. We played olden day games. It was fun." Ryan 1A

 

"We played tug of war and croquet. We even went back to 1887 in the time machine. It was amazing. We were washing machines and we were old house maids. It was the best excursion ever." Clea 1A

 

"We helped the lady cleaning up the home. Then we did the games . We played tug of war and the girls won and the boys kept losing." Chloe 1B

 

"We tries olden day apples. They were a bit sour but they were very yum. Lastly we went in the time machine and everything looked real and it was fun." Matilda 1B

Year 6 News

Over the last 6 weeks, all students at Ormond Primary have participated in the Footsteps program. Footsteps is a company that come to schools and teaches students how to dance. Steph, Sally and Darcy were our instructors and they taught us a new dance each week. It has been a fantastic program and we have learnt a lot of groovy moves that we will be able to display at the upcoming disco this Friday. We all had a great time and cannot wait to show off our dance moves in the future.

Sam D and Claudia W

"We learnt that in the olden days there weren’t showers. We also played olden day games like skipping and what’s the time Mr Wolf. We did home work. Whacked the carpet and washed the dishes."  Ruby 1A

 

"At Rippon Lea we did house work. It was on Wednesday 9th March. I learnt about the olden days. We played olden day games. It was fun." Ryan 1A

 

"We played tug of war and croquet. We even went back to 1887 in the time machine. It was amazing. We were washing machines and we were old house maids. It was the best excursion ever." Clea 1A

 

"We helped the lady cleaning up the home. Then we did the games . We played tug of war and the girls won and the boys kept losing." Chloe 1B

 

"We tries olden day apples. They were a bit sour but they were very yum. Lastly we went in the time machine and everything looked real and it was fun." Matilda 1B

PE & Sports News

Moorabbin District Swimming Carnival

Great job done by all the swimmers in the Ormond Swimming Team. I know a lot of you put in some hard yards with training, well done.

House Athletics

The House Athletics day will be held at Duncan McKinnon Reserve on Monday 21st March. This is a whole school activity where parents are encouraged to come along and support the athletes in their pursuit of house glory. 

 

Results will determine the House Athletics Champion and will also assist in selecting our Ormond P.S. District Aths Team.

Please ensure all permission forms have been returned for this event. There will be no lunch orders available on this day.

 

Year 5/6 Winter Lightning Premiership

First round of Winter sport will be on Friday 6th May with the Lightning Premiership being held on Friday 29th April.  Ormond have matches carrying over from Summer season on Friday 15th and 22nd of April.

 

Year 5/6 Sports Training - Wet Weather Arrangements

Teachers schedule sports training before school on set days. Occasionally, training may be cancelled due to adverse weather. 

 

Where possible, an email will be sent to the students via their school email (Google Mail) notifying them of the cancellation of sports training. 

 

Parents are to be reassured that if a student arrives at school to find that it has been cancelled, that they will be supervised by teachers. Children will not be required to go back home,  as if the weather improves and conditons are safe training may recommence.

 

MAP Sports Coaching - Tennis Lessons

A reminder that all before and after school tennis lessons begin on Monday 11th  April which is the first day back in second term!   There are still limited spots for Hotshots lessons on Monday mornings. Please contact Mr Pananm directly on 0456 401 000 for all Tennis Lesson enquiries.

Out of School Hours Care

Autumn School Holiday Program

The Autumn School Holiday Program will run from Tuesday 29th March to Friday 8th April. The time table is available below or from the OSHC Program. Bookings close Tuesday 22nd March.

End of Term Celebration

Thursday the 24th March the program will provide care from 2.30pm to support the early finish of school and will close at the usual time of 6:00pm.

 

To celebrate the end of the term we will have an afternoon tea party. Parents of children attending on the last day of term are asked to please check the party food donation list on the sign out table.

 

Out of School Hours Garden.

The children in Tristan’s gardening group and have been working in the garden on a daily basis. This has been a wonderful opportunity for children to plant vegetables & herbs giving children an understanding how plant growth varies. The children have been happy to use the herbs and have discovered the different flavours in our cooking sessions.

 

After School Care Activities

Thursday 17th March          Easter Activities

Friday 18th March                 Easter Activities

Monday 21st March              Easter Activities

Tuesday 22nd March            Easter Activities

Wednesday 23rd March      Easter Activities

Thursday 24th March            End of Term Party

 

With Thanks

I would like to thank the following families and children for their support.

  • Boag Family for their donation of seeds & gardening supplies.
  • Syphers family for their donation of Pot Plants.
  • Tsiakos family for their generous donation of beautiful fabric.

April Kopitz

Out of School Hours Co ordinator

Parents & Friends Update

Pattern Party Footsteps Disco

Parents and Friends would like to remind all parents that the Footsteps school disco is on this week! If you haven't purchased your tickets please go to www.trybooking.com/KPHL as soon as possible and purchase your $5 per child tickets.  Internet ticket sales will close on Thursday 17th March.

 

When:           Friday 18th March, 2016

Where:          Ormond Primary School Hall

Times:           Prep to Yr 3  -  6-7pm

                         Year 4-6  -   7.15-8.30pm

Theme:        Wear the craziest combinations                            of patterns you can find!  Think                            stripes, spots, camo and                                         geometrics.

Booking:       $5 per student (including icy pole).  Book at www.trybooking.com/KPHL

 

Please remember to bring your printed 'Trybooking' ticket on the night!!!

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