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:
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
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.