Ormond Primary School

22 November 2017
Issue Twenty
School Dates
Principal's Report
School & Year Level News
Student Leaders
Global Citizen Awards
Out of School Hours Care, Parent &  Community News
Ormond Primary School
03 9578 1327
Wheatley Rd
Ormond, Vic, 3204

School Dates

Dates to Remember


Wednesday 22nd - Yr 2 Lego Excursion

                                      - Yr 1 Chesterfeild Farm

Thursday 23rd - Prep Excursion Melbourne Zoo 

Friday 24th - Transition Program 2:00 - 3:00pm

Saturday 25th - P&F Hawaiian Beach Party

Monday 27th - Prep Hands on Science

Tuesday 28th - 2018 Year 4 iPad Info Evening

Wednesday 29th - Yr 2/3 Theatre Productions

Thursday 30th - Yr 1 Foodtoons Workshop



Friday 1st - Yr 1 'Bouncing Back' Incursion

                      - Transition Program 2:00 - 3:00pm

Monday 4th - Prep to Yr 2 Swimming

Tuesday 5th - Prep to Yr 2 Swimming

Wednesday 6th - Prep to Yr 2 Swimming

Thursday 7th - Prep to Yr 2 Swimming

                               -  District Swim Trials 4pm

Monday 11th - Prep to Yr 2 Swimming

Wednesday 13th - Prep Animals of Oz

Tuesday 12th - Transition Program 11:30am - 


Thursday 14th - Year 6 Rush HQ

Friday 15th - Prep to Yr 2 Swimming

Wednesday 20th - Yr 6 Graduation

Thursday 21st - Dress Up Favourite Colour Day

Friday 22nd - School Dismissed at 1:30PM 


Events on Compass awaiting Parent Approval


Prep - Yr 2 Swimming 

Melbourne Zoo

Animals of Oz - by 6th December

Hands on Science - by 22nd November

Year 1

Prep - Yr 2 Swimming

Chesterfeild Farm

Bouncing Back 


Year 2

Prep - Yr 2 Swimming

Lego Education Centre

English & History Theatre Workshops

Year 3

English & History Theatre Workshops

Year 4

2018 Year 5 Camp 

Year 6

Rush HQ


COMPASS Parent Portal


*Please note that once the 'due by' date has passed the online consent function is no longer available. Please contact the office for further information.


2017 Term Dates


31st January to 31st March - 2:30pm finish


18th April to 30th June - 2:30pm finish


17th July to 22nd September - 2:30pm finish


9th October to 22nd December-1:30pm finish

2017 Curriculum Days

There are no further Curriculum Days scheduled for 2017.

2017 School Council Meeting

  • Tuesday 12th December 6:00pm

2017 Education Sub-Committee Meetings

  • Tuesday 5th December  6:30pm

Communications Sub Committee Meetings

There are further meetings scheduled for 2017.

2017 Public Holidays

  • Monday 25th December - Christmas Day

2018 Enrolment School Tours

There are no more school tours scheduled for 2017.  Should you wish to have a tour please contact the office on 9578 1327.


Enrolment Packs for 2018 are available from the School Office.

Whole School Tranisition Program 2017/2018

Friday 24th November 2017 2:00 – 3:00pm

  • Literacy & Craft Activities (Foundation)

Friday 1st December 2017 -  2:00 – 3:00pm

  • Tabloid Sports. (Foundation)

** Please remember to wear a hat and put on your sunscreen. Please ensure children have eaten their lunch/snack prior to coming to all orientation sessions as there will be no opportunity to eat during the scheduled activities.**


Tuesday 12th December 2017 - 11:30am – 1:00pm

  • Classroom Orientation. Children are required to bring their lunch on this day.

2018 Term Dates


29th January to 29th March

*Monday 29th January is a Curriculum Day - students in Year 1-6 will commence school for 2018 on Tuesday 30th January. Foundation students will commence on Wednesday 31st January.*


16th April to 29th June


16th July to 21st September


8th October to 21st December


Term 1, 2 and 3 students are dismissed early at 2:30pm on the last day of each term.  Term 4 students are dismissed at 1:30pm on the last day.  The After School Care Program will open early on these days.

School Office Hours

Monday to Friday

8:15am to 4:15pm 

Ph: 03 9578 1327                

Fax: 03 9578 4540

Our Vision

We believe:

  • All children should be stimulated, engaged, challenged and supported in their learning.
  • The school environment must have a safe and nurturing quality which allows all children the opportunity to learn.
  • The school community promotes and values diversity in interests, beliefs and perspectives.             
  • Students can be effective global citizens with a sense of belonging and responsibility to our world.

Our Values


  • Treating one another with consideration and courtesy
  • For self and others
  • For property and the environment


  • Displaying fairness in our words and actions
  • Accepting of other people’s beliefs
  • Accepying of other people’s differences
  • Accepting of other people’s perspectives


  • Gaining knowledge and skills through educational experiences
  • Seeking knowledge through study and investigation
  • Displaying a positive aƫtude towards learning
  • Utilise critical and strategic thinking


  • Never give up
  • Remain committed to achieving our goals
  • Excellence
  • Take pride in what we do
  •  Strive to always do our best

The Ormond Team

Acting Principal

Natalie Rose

Assistant Principal 

Lorrie Dell


Natalie Rose

Lorrie Dell

Sally Berryman

Felicity Hall-Shulman

Lorraine Bell


Helene Ioannou 

Jacinda Hocking

Stephanie Halliday

Year 1 

Joshua Hewett

Paul Bratt

Andrea Durward

Year 2 

Sally Berryman - Foundation to  Year 2 Team Leader

Effie Liarakos

Year 3 

Joshua Kamoen

Jade Lipson

Julie Nield

Year 4

Lorraine Bell - Year 3-4 Team Leader

Gregg Workman

Margot Hudson

Year 5 

Felicity Hall-Shulman - Year 5-6 Team Leader

Siobhan Hosking

Year 6 - Level 4

Sandra Johnson

Chris Cheverton

Specialist Teachers

Michael Pannam - PE/Sport

Helen Kupfer - Visual Arts

Kim Stewart - ICT

Anna Park - Korean Language

Welfare/Education Support

Lorrie Dell - Wellbeing & Welfare Coordinator

Michelle De Silva

Sue Rimmer

Belinda Van Kessel

Lina Sidiropoulos

Bianca Borsi

Amanda Davis


Jan Cassidy - Business Manager

Brodie Thomson - Communications

Out of School Hours Care

April Kopitz - Program Coordinator 

Sharelle Davis - Assistant Coordinator

Tristan Kopitz



Principal's Report

From the Principal...

It seems summer has really fallen upon us a little earlier than expected. We hope all of you are managing to keep cool during this very hot week. I would encourage all children to apply sunscreen before school and re-apply during the day when outside. Our teachers are always making sure all students wear their hats and drink water throughout the day.


Foundation Students 2018

Last Friday we welcomed our 2018 Foundation students for their very first transition session. Everyone seemed very excited, with happy smiles and barely any tears when they left their parents side. Some children are really starting to experience school life by coming dressed in our school uniform. The children enjoyed a range of activities and had the opportunity to meet new peers and potential friends, all coming from many local kindergartens and child care centres. We were most impressed by the children’s’ confidence and the manner in which they worked with our Foundation teachers Mrs Hocking, Ms Halliday supported by our Korean teacher Mrs Park and some of our students who will be their buddies in 2018.


We have many new and existing families starting their children in the most exciting journey of schooling. Our families had the opportunity to find out more about our school as we held our information session on a range of topics. We look forward to more sessions with our 2018 students and getting to know their families.



Last night our students and staff celebrated all things STEAM and showcased their understandings and work in Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering and Mathematics. STEAM or STEM as it often gets referred to combines rigorous academic disciplines with the technical challenges of mastering skills in these learning areas. This deliberate grouping is essential for the development of critical thinking, creativity, engineering design process and problem solving skills. We hope you enjoyed all the activities on offer, especially the popular “Ormond Egg Drop Challenge”. Thank you to all the teachers, students and in particular Josh Hewett our Year 1 teacher who was the lead organiser.


What does STEM mean to us?

  • We are all STEM teachers.
  • We all teach critical and creative thinking.
  • We all model and value analysis, evaluation and re-design.
  • We all value innovation.
  • We all value endeavour.

We all see greatest engagement when learning for the student is in context, is current, is authentic, is teacher-scaffolded but student driven, is appropriately challenging, is solutions

focused, frequently is problem-based and has real world relevance.


75% growing occupations require STEM skills and knowledge, yet, over the past 20 years, the number of students studying STEM subjects to VCE level has steadily declined, perhaps we will inspire our students to take this learning further into their secondary years.


Working Bee – Thank You!

Our deepest appreciation goes out to all families who helped out on Saturday’s Working Bee. This was a last minute effort, but for a very good cause which was in preparation for our community event this Saturday. Thank you to everyone who attended this working Bee. We wished that we could highlight your names in our newsletter, but unfortunately no record of this was taken at the time.


We were able to do a big clean up and some gardening and planting. A special thank you to Bunnings South Oakleigh who donated some plants, grasses and fertiliser.


Hawaiian Beach Party

I hope you all take the opportunity to come to the Hawaiian Beach Party this Saturday from 5:00 – 8:30pm. It’s going to be lots of fun and great way to end the year with a social get together organised by our Parents & Friends.


Invitation - Community Workshop

The Victorian School Building Authority are hosting a Community Workshop to seek feedback from parents, students and the community, about what they would like to see from a secondary school provision project in the new East Bentleigh Village.

Monday 4 December 2017

6.00pm – 7.30pm

Valkstone Primary School44

Valkstone Street East Bentleigh VIC 3165


To RSVP please contact the Victorian School Building Authority:

Phone: 1800 896 950 Email: [email protected]


2018 Parent Payments

Last week we distributed all of our information regarding payments for 2018 school year. The most important payment to be made at this stage of the year is to ensure your child has their booklist requirements. All payments can be made via COMPASS.  


We have once again offered the Excursion Payment Scheme and continued our optional contributions and voluntary contributions. We are very grateful for any of these contributions as this supports the maintenance of our grounds and facilities to ensure an optimal learning and safe environment for our students. 


If you require any assistance regarding our payment schedule, please do not hesitate to contact Jan Cassidy our business manager.


Maths Olyimpiad

A huge congratulations to the entire team, earning Ormond Primary a placing in the top 10% of participating schools across Australasia. A special mention to Luc G, Clancy W and Zareef Z for receiving a perfect score, a great achievement. Eleven students finished in the top 10% and five more students finished in the top 20%

Natalie Rose                                    Lorrie Dell

Acting Principal                            Assistant Principal

School & Year Level News

Whole School News

Sports News

 Prep - Yr 2 Swimming

A reminder for all Prep to Year 2 parents that the swimming program is now up on Compass for you to consent and make payment. Students are to wear school uniform and change in/out of bathers at the venue.  Any students that are not participating in the swimming program will remain at school during their session time and be supervised by another class. 


Student Banking & Icy Pole Day

The final day of Student Banking and Icy Pole Day for 2017 will be Thursday 14th December. 


These days will recommence in 2018 on Thursday 15th February.

Dress Up Day 'Favourite Colour'

To celebrate the end of another fantastic year, the SRC would like to hold one last dress up day on Thursday 21st December.


This will be a free event. As a team, we have decided that students are allowed to come dressed in their favourite colour, and teachers will be dressing up in school uniform.


Awards will be given to the best dressed teacher and 1 student from each year level. Please do not use paint or hair spray. Thank you for all your contributions this year and the SRC Team have thoroughly enjoyed working with the whole community.



SRC Team

Library News

Scholastic Book Club

The final Scholastic Book Club order forms/catalogues for 2017 will be coming home this week.  Please remember that all payments for the book club are to be made on-line or direct with Scholastic Australia by Monday 27th November. Payment option details are the forms.

Ormond Primary are longer able to accept any payments.


Book Borrowing 

As a lead up to the end of year, students will no longer be able to borrow books form the Library as of Monday 4th December. 

Please ensure all books have been returned as soon as possible. 

Visiting Author James Lee

Last Thursday morning, Year 3 and 4 students were treated to an entertaining performance by children’s author James Lee, of the Ghostworks series. James shared many tips on writing stories to draw in a reading audience, and did so with help from students in the audience. James was impressed with the questions our students asked.

“The kids were so enthusiastic and intelligent with their questions for me. It’s very inspiring for an author to have such an engaged audience with such an obvious interest in writing.”


Many students had their private copies of James’ books signed by the author on the day. Some students forgot to bring along their copies for signing, so James has kindly offered to come back early in December to sign books for those students who missed out.


If you own a book from the Ghostworks series and would like it signed, let Ms Bell know so that you won’t miss out when James returns.


Thank you to Benn’s Books in Centre Road, for restocking their shelves with the Ghostworks series for those interested in purchasing their own copy. James will have another four books published by March, 2018. Check out Book 8 which is based on a ghoul in our school! Luckily, the students rescue the day!

Lorraine Bell

Level 3 Leader

Premier’s Reading Challenge Coordinator

STEAM Evening


In Foundation’s science unit for this term students are exploring how things move; in specific students investigated how the shape and size of various objects can affect how they move. Students experimented with ramps of different heights and on various surfaces to see how this affects each object’s movement. Students also looked at how objects can be manipulated to move using push and pull factors.


Year 1

What a wonderfully explosive STEAM showcase evening!


In line with the Level 1 Victorian Curriculum, one of the chemical science understandings we are developing in Year One is that everyday materials can be physically changed in a variety of ways. We have worked on building these understandings by participating in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses to explore and answer questions.


Now who can resist making their own volcano erupt? It’s fun, messy, colourful and even smells amazing! There were bubbly volcanoes erupting by the minute! Not only was it fun, but we learned what happens when you mix an acid (lemon) with a base (baking soda).


Thank you for all the enthusiastic visits throughout the evening. A special thank you to the families that provided the lemons and also to the children who kindly helped with the cleaning up of the messy volcanoes.

Year 3

IS IT ALIVE? Living, Non-Living, Once Living Things


  • Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things. 
  • Different living things have different life cycles and depend on each other and the environment to survive.

The creation of a ‘paleontology’ diorama based on research into prehistoric animals

Our Year 3 students have been studying ‘Is it Alive’ during Term 4. They have been looking at ways to classify plants and animals and determined, through investigation, the criteria which classifies a ‘thing’ as living, once living or non-living.


Our unit progressed to a consideration of how PALEONTOLOGISTS investigate the characteristics of plants and animals that were ‘once living’ in pre-historic times.


Students discovered how paleontologists have learnt about dinosaurs through studying fossils and how fossils are made. The students researched a dinosaur of their own choice and found out how it lived and about some of its features.


They then researched the dinosaur’s environment and started to plan their diorama. Their dinosaur has been placed in a habitat which has been carefully constructed.

Students included water features to support life, rich flora to support herbivores and the remains of herbivores left by the carnivores! Students included footprints, droppings, food remains, nests and eggs which will ultimately become fossils over millions of years. They created a rich sediment from sand, small stones, pebbles, rocks, mud and clay in which these everyday remains will become embedded over millions of years.


The dioramas were accompanied by detailed information reports on the students’ chosen dinosaur and notes about their time period and habitat. They also helpfully included a glossary and a bibliography for all those trick paleontology words and for follow ups if their audience wanted further details.


Year 6 

The Year 6’s made ‘Steady Hands’ and ‘Quiz’ games to show off how much they had learnt about electricity and circuits.

They had to design and wire up their games using batteries, bulbs, wires and bulb holders. It was all hidden underneath the game board. Lots of people had fun playing our games!!!

By Ella Powell


Visual Arts

It was lovely to see parents and students visit the Art Room and see some of the examples of our Visual Arts Program as part of STEAM.  On show were some of the wonderful Mandala plates the grade 6 students have created this year, as well as instructions for visitors to create their own mandalas using a compass.  Linking in with Science and Technology, parents and students were able to watch a short clip that demonstrated how the Japanese Puffer Fish create elaborately designed ‘Mandalas’ at the bottom of the ocean, as part of their mating rituals. 


Also on show were some of our students’ Self Portraits. Step by step instructions as well as mirrors were available as a Mathematical guide to create your own portrait. The ‘Minibeast’ table showcased how the grade 1 and 2 students have been using a viewfinder to create fabulous close up drawings of their chosen insects. I loved seeing the students and parents have a go at creating some Art on the night!  


Helen Kupfer


Foundation News

“Fairy Tales in Foundation”

Foundation students enthusiastically participated in their first school concert on Thursday 2nd of November. The soiree was inspired by Fairy Tales and had an underlying message of never giving up and always doing your best.


Each class performed a song and dance from a well known Fairy Tale; Prep A performed ‘Try Everything’ from Zootopia, Prep B performed ‘Something That I Want’ from Tangled and Prep C performed ‘Almost There’ from Princess and the Frog.  Several students from each class had the opportunity to learn and perform speaking parts, well done to these students for doing this so confidently!


Congratulations and thank-you to all students for showing enthusiasm, confidence and commitment to learning so many songs and dances.


The Fairy Tales in Foundation Soiree was a great success!


Year 1 News

The Year 1 students enjoyed a half day incursion on Thursday the 16th. It was called Maths and Grammar Magic! It was magic because it showed us how we can become maths and grammar experts just by playing and singing!

Before recess students learned lots of magic dice games that are fun to play and are a great way to practise lots of different maths skills. After lunch the year 1's learned games and songs that help us to learn Grammar concepts and skills. The year 1's will be playing lots of these games over the next few weeks to consolidate all the learning we've been doing this year.


"I liked when we played the dice games. There were cool dice with three little dice inside. We did tricks with them." - Harvey


"My favourite game was the grammar car track game. It was also my birthday on the same day and I had a really good day." - Lucas


"We played an odd or even game and that was my favourite but I liked all the games." - Sarina


Year 4 News

Year 4 students recently returned from three days of camp at Lady Northcote, near Bacchus Marsh. The students were fully immersed in experiences to build confidence and self-esteem, resilience, risk taking, organisation, social skills, and team building. Some students have shared their experiences.


“When I first saw the giant swing I was a bit scared because the camp teacher told us it was 21m high. I was 11th to go up and I was scared of heights. When the other students started pulling me up, my heart beat quietly. I stopped breathing when I got to the very top. I pulled the yellow string down and I started swinging. When I got down I was very proud of myself and I’m not scared of heights anymore!” - Janet 


“As we walked to the giant swing I wanted to go to the top. Halfway there, when I saw the 21 metre giant swing, I didn’t want to go to the top. It was huge. When I was bring pulled up, I didn’t say stop, and went to the top!” - Thomas  W


“When we were learning how to make a raft I was very confused, but we still finished building it. When we put our raft in the water, ours floated. I was now feeling very confident that our raft wouldn’t sink, and it didn’t, until someone from the other team jumped on our raft. We had to collect the pieces from our rafts and swim them to the shore. It was so much fun getting really wet!” - Asha


 “I felt very nervous, however excited, about going on the giant swing to see what it was like. Halfway up I still felt nervous, but now confident and comfortable about not falling. After I had swung, I felt very proud and shaky. It was awesome being able to go to the top.” - Isabelle


“When I saw a huntsman spider coming out from under the light in my cabin, I was really, really scared and frightened. Everybody screamed! The spider went but then came back out of a soapbox. Nobody wanted to go in the bathroom anymore. Ms Bell caught the spider and took it far away so we were no longer scared.” - Takara


"I felt proud of myself for hitting a target in archery. I also enjoyed falling into the lake because it cooled me down." - Siena


"It was very hot but we did lots of fun activities and they were exciting." - Madison


"The giant swing was my favourite activity. I thought I would regret it at the top but it was really fun." - Mitch H


"I had a migraine but camp was fun, the food was great, the brekkie and everything was good." - Stuart


"When the bus arrived at Lady Northcote I felt really excited. My favourite activity on the first day was Finding Nemo because we got really wet!" - Tom M


"When we got there it was as hot as a microwave!" - Megan


"All the activities were fun and camp made me happy."  - Zara


"I felt very happy that camp was good and I think it will be the best camp." - Sam 


"I was soooooo excited for the giant swing. I went to the very top and it was scary at first but it was so much FUN!" - Isla


PE/Sports News

Year 5/6 interschool Sport - Friday 24th November

Tennis and cricket will be playing  at Victory Park.

Lawn Bowls playing at Bentleigh Bowling Club.  Rounders and T20 playing at Moorabbin P.S.


Finals will be held next Friday 1st December.  Qualifying teams will be notified as soon as possible.


District Simming Trials

Swimming trials for the Ormond P.S. swim team will be held at Carnegie Swim Centre on Thursday 7th December between 4.00 – 5.00.

Students from years 2 to 5 in 2017 may try out. Students must be able to swim 50m with confidence and not stopping along the way.

Parental help with timing etc would be appreciated. 


Students will be required to pay an entrance fee on the way in.

A meeting will be held Thursday 23rd November for all interested students.


Michael Pannam

Sports Coordinator

Student Leaders

Festive Colouring Frenzy

The festive season is coming so we thought it would be a great idea to host a brand new End of Year Colouring Competition called 'Festive Colouring Frenzy'. Entries open today, Wednesday 22nd November and will close Monday 11th December.


The picture can be of anything that makes you feel festive, for example Christmas, Hanukkah or Summer Holidays so you can get really creative. The competition is open to all year levels. The winner isnt judge on best drawing, it will also be judged on most interesting and creative design. 


Please use A4 size paper to create your masterpieces and hand them in upstairs in the Year 5/6 Atrium. 


Claudia & Arden                               Nathan & Sarah.

Arts Captains                                    School Captains

2017 DVD Cover Design Competition

The DVD Cover Competition for this year was a huge sucess!

We had over 40 entries, which is great achievement and everyone who entered should be extremely proud of themselves. 


However, as it is a competition there can only be one winner whos' design will become the cover of the 2017 End of Year DVD.


Congratulations to Katelyn in 5B! Your design was outstanding. 


Hadyn, Clancy & Arthur

Multimedia Captains

Year 5/6 Sports Updates

Hotshots Tennis

Last Friday morning we set of to Victory Park to play against Bentleigh West. 

It was a hard fought game, with there being a rally for every point. In the end, Ormond won over Bentleigh West 96-37. 

Congratulations to Nick for moving up to the A team and still winning both his matches. 



Zareef & Liam



Kanger Cricket

Last friday, we all got off the bus ready to play Bentliegh West at their home ground. We lost the toss and had to bat first. We did fantastic batting considering that we only got out once. We all finished batting and it was time for Ormond to field. We bowled well, not letting them score too many runs and finished up with 163 to 103 runs in Ormond's favour. We have all improved so much and we cant wait until next weeks game. 

Last week's stand out player was Zoe for her great bowling and fielding and Phillip for his outstanding batting. We would like to thank Mrs Johnson for coaching us so well!



Tali & Arden

Kanga Cricketers


Lawn Bowls

Terry was our bus driver to the Bentleigh Bowls CLub where we were headed for a showdown with Bentleigh West. When we arrived we farwelled our new friend Terry and got into our teams and started playing. 

All teams won their games

Team A - 66 to 54, Team B scored 84 to 76, 

Team C convincingly won their game 133 to 67 while Team D had a closer game 38 to 22. 


We would like to thank Mrs Shulman for her coachng skills and Ewan for his amazing cheerleading routines. Star players this week were Joo, Morgan, Kate and Aditya for their outstanding effort.



Carla & Sassi

Lawn Bowlers


Skills Squad

Last Friday we played an in-house game of Softball. Team A off by batting and it was an excellent start which was enough to just secure them the win 12 to 10. The star players this weeks were Jason for his amazing catches and Elliot for always trying his hardest. 

Thank you Mrs Stewart for coaching us.



Charil & Ally

Skill Squadders

House Points Leaderboard

The weekly House Points are as follows: 

Hollows - 28 points

McKillop - 28 points

Flynn - 22 points

Chisolm - 53 points. 


The overall House Points currently are:

Hollows - 245 points

Mckillop - 247 points

Flynn - 239 points

Chisolm - 274 points


Kate & Harley

McKillop Captains

Global Citizen Awards

Global Citizen Award Certificates will be presented at assembly on...

Monday 27th November 9:00am 


Zara L  -  Acceptance

Zara always demonstrates great kindness towards students experiencing difficulties and is always eager to offer assistance. Keep it up, Zara!  

Jackson S  -  Persistence

Jackson has tried hard to overcome difficulties completing writing tasks. He now demonstrates a positive mind -set and confidently produced some great work. Well done, Jackson

Ryan S  -  Quality Learning

Ryan is to be commended on the effort he puts into each learning task. As a result his writing has significantly improved. Well done.

Coco H  -  Quality Learning

Coco consistently remains focused in all learning tasks. She sets an excellent example to her peers of a positive work ethic. Keep it up.

Mia N  -  Excellence

Mia always completes her learning tasks to a high standard and demonstrates a positive attitude and motivation to do her best.

Well done, Mia!

Kingsley Q  -  Excellence

Kingsley consistently demonstrates exemplary learning behaviours. H is a great role model and continually strives to achieve his very best in all areas of the curriculum. His excellent attitude towards challenges is commendable. Well done, Kingsley!


Year 1

Emir Z  -  Quality Learning

Emir is to be commended on the effort he puts into his handwriting. As a result his writing has significantly improved, he is able to write recounts with greater detail. Well done Emir!

Noam C  -  Respect

Noam shows respect to all around him. This is evident at school during whole class activities and working in teams. Great work Noam!

Adelaide B  -  Quality Learning

Adelaide researched and produced some fantastic information on arctic wolves in science recently. Nice job, Adelaide!

Harry B  -  Quality Learning

Harry has demonstrated fluency when solving parts unknown in addition and subtraction. Well done, Harry!

Kirven T  -  Acceptance

For working on listening to and understanding the feelings of others even if it is different from your own. Well done Kirven

Zoe W  -  Quality Learning

For doing such a great job researching Pigeons. Your poster is going to look excellent!

Year 2

Sammy M   -  Excellence

Once Sammy published an outstanding procedure with photos using Microsoft Word, without hesitation, he assisted the other students.

Sophie H  -  Persistence

Sophie worked very hard and  with great persistence and determination to complete a class project, as she had  missed out on class time due to being absent.

Maggie T  -  Resilience

Maggie has demonstrated a great strength in dealing with the ups and downs of school yard life. Well done Maggie!

Clea C  -  Excellence

Clea continually demonstrates excellence in her approach and completion of all learning tasks.

Year 3

Gus B  -  Respect

During a class game, Gus was honest when an incorrect decision went in his favour by allowing the other player to stay in. Well done Gus!

Freya H  -  Persistence

Freya has continued to work to the best of her abilities this semester, displaying a ‘growth mindset’ when she finds activities challenging. Well done Freya!

Sasha H  -  Excellence

Sasha created a fabulous Information Report and Diorama about Brachiosaurus’. She recreated all the elements that were on the rubric. As a result she received all smiley faces! A great effort!

Max J  -  Respect

Max is always extremely respectful during mindfulness. He is mindful of himself and is able to keep focused on the task he is working on. Well done!

Eva L  -  Quality Learning

For the commitment and positive attitude Eva displayed when completing her research, information report and paleontology diorama for the school STEAM night. Well done!

Benji B  -  Excellence

For the dedication and pride Benji has shown to improve the display and presentation of his work, particularly his handwriting. Excellent progress Benji!

Year 4

Charlie S  -  Excellence

For the concentration and effort Charlie applied to give a polished performance during Reader’s Theatre presentations to the grade.

Zoe R  -  Quality Learning

Zoe performed impressively by displaying expression and confidence, and by focusing on the job to be delivered.

Max O  -  Respect

Max has shown a vast improvement in the way he resolves disagreements in the yard.  Coming to agreements verbally is the key. Well done.

Katelyn N  -  Acceptance

Katelyn is always willing to offer support to those who need a little extra. This degree of ongoing selflessness is definite role model material. Well done!

Samuel M  -  Excellence

Sam has excelled in maths this term and achieved fantastic results! Well done, Sam.

Alan S  -  Persistance

Alan always asks questions to clarify his understanding and works hard to complete his learning tasks. Keep it up, Alan.

Year 5

Isabella O’B  -  Quality Learning

Isabella always puts in her best to anything and everything she does. Along with a great attitude Isabella always produces quality work. Well done!

Benji M  -  Respect

Benji shows respect to all around him. This is evident at school but also out of school during interschool sport and excursions. A great quality Benj!

Will E  -  Excellence

For striving to do his best in all areas of the curriculum and for modelling the school values on a daily basis.

Charli G  -  Excellence

For committing to all classroom activities, accepting a challenge and showing enthusiasm when learning new things.

Year 6

Tilde C  -  Excellence

Tilde displayed her excellent understanding of electrical circuits  while working on her quiz for our STEAM night.

Jasmine A  -  Excellence

For her level of organisation and collaborative team work during class group activities.

Anisha R  -  Excellence

Anisha applies herself to each and every task and sets herself goals to work towards.

Sky Z  -  Persistence

Sky persisted during the production of his STEAM project, ensuring all wiring was correctly orientated for his electrical circuit game.

Visual Arts

Skye S  -  1A  -  Excellence

Skye has consistently approached her Visual Arts learning with a high level of effort and diligence. Her 'butterfly wing' pastel artwork, is an excellent example of this.

Tyler S  -  6A  -  Quality Learning

Tyler’s persistent approach and eye for detail, enabled him to complete a fabulous drawing of a Geisha in preparation for his silk painting. What a fantastic effort, Tyler!


Sam E  -  6A  -  Excellence

For his approach to all things sporting.

Rebecca M  -  2A  -  Excellence

For her attitude towards sport.


Kate M  -  6A  -  Excellence

For the wonderful animated party scene she designed in the coding program Scratch.

Adam S  -  5A  -  Persistence

For the persistence Adam has shown in trying to achieve the best he can at each level in Run Marco. Well done Adam.

Out of School Hours Care, Parent &  Community News

Out of School Hours Care

Important Dates

  • 20th November - Enrolment forms 2018 will be available at Programand online in the School Newsletter - Due Friday 8th December
  • 27th November - Summer Holiday Program 2018 will be available at Program and online in the School Newsletter - Due Wednesday 20th December
  • 11th December - END OF TERM FEES 2017 will be available at Program. Included in payment is a  forecasted bookings based on your child’s attendance for the last two weeks of the term and must be paid by Wednesday 20th December to obtain a position in the program for 2018.


Enrolments for 2018 Check List:

  • Have you - completed accurately the Enrolment form with start date and attached any additional sheets required i.e. copy of child’s immunisation certificate, Asthma form and Anaphylaxis form.H
  • Have you - paid END OF TERM FEES by the end of term 4 2017.
  • Have you - received a confirmation letter prior to start date on your enrolment form with the days your child/children are enrolled in the program for 2018.

After School Care Activities

Thursday 23rd            Cellophane Window Art                              

Friday 24th                   Children Choice - Grace Cooking 

Monday 27th               Children Choice- Alexandra Cooking          

Tuesday 28th               Sunflower height chart                                 

Wednesday 29th        Paddle board &ball in cup                            

Thursday 30th             Paper Mosaic Pictures

Friday 1st                       Marbling wrapping paper    

Monday 4th                   Peacock Puppets       

Tuesday 5th                  Jigsaw puzzle making                                               

Wednesday 6th           Children Choice – Kieran Cooking   


Sharelle Davis

Acting Coordinator

Out of School Hours Program



Mango Drive

The Mango Drive was a great success with 144 boxes of Mangoes sold. thank you to all families who purchased some. 


Delivery was initially expected next week, however the mangoes have ripened early than estimated and will now be delivered to us this week.


Collections can be made from the Korean Portable on:

  • Wednesday 22nd November - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Thursday 23rd November - 8:45am to 9:15am

If you are not able to make either of these 2 times, please make arrangements for someone else to collect mangoes on your behalf as we will not be able to store the mangoes after these dates.


Hawaiian Beach Party– Saturday 25th November

Get your leis and hula skirts ready for our end of year Hawaiian Beach Party. This is our end of year celebration, where all OPS families are invited to come along and celebrate the end of the school year. There will be food trucks, ice-cream, sand castles, disco and more!

Book at www.trybooking/SPQR


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Community Events & Adverts

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'How To' - Make Parent Payments.pdf
'How To' Give Parent Consent.pdf
COMPASS Parent Guide update 2018.pdf
P-2 SWIM timetable 2017.pdf
Lemon Volcano Instructions.pdf
Anaphylaxis Management Policy Part A 2015.pdf
Ananphylaxis Management Policy Part B 2015.pdf