Ormond Primary School

15 June 2017
Issue Ten
School Dates
Principal's Report
School News
Global Citizen Awards
Ormond Primary School
03 9578 1327
Wheatley Rd
Ormond, Vic, 3204

School Dates

Dates to Remember


Monday 19th  -  Year 3/4 Sioree 6:30pm

Wednesday 21st  - School Council 

Thursday 22nd Yr 5/6 Girls Soccer Gala

Monday 26th  -  Parent/Teacher Interviews

Tuesday 27th  -  Parent/Teacher Interviews

Thursday 29th - Ormonds Got Talent 1:50pm

Friday 30th  -  Term 2 Ends: 2:30pm Dismissal



Monday 17th  -  Term 3 Begins

Friday 28th - Hands on Science Year 2

                           Second Hand Uniform Stall



Wednesday 2nd  -  Yr 3 Camp Meeting 6:30pm

Wednesday 9th  -  Yr5/6 Soiree TBC

Thursday 17th  -  Yr 3 Camp Depart TBC

Friday 18th  -  Yr 3 Camp Return TBC

Saturday 19th  -  P&F Trivia Night

Tuesday 29th  -  School House Athletics TBC



Monday 4th  -  District Athletics TBC

Tuesday 12th  -  Ed Sub Committee 6:30pm

Wednesday 13th  -  Yr 1 & 2 Soiree TBC

Wednesday 20th  -  School Council

Friday 22nd  -  Term 3 Ends: 2:30pm Dismissal


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

  • Monday 30th of January
  • Monday 24th of April
  • Friday 2nd of June
  • Monday 6th of November

Students are not required to attend school on these days. The Out of School Hours Care Program will be available, please contact April  on 03 9578 5826 to discuss boookings.

2017 School Council Meetings

  • Wednesday 21st June 7:00pm
  • July  -  no meeting TBC
  • Wednesday 16th  August 7:00pm
  • Wednesday 20th September 7:00pm
  • Wednesday 25th October 7:00pm
  • Wednesday 15th Nvember 7:00pm
  • December meeting TBC

2017 Education Sub-Committee Meetings

  • July - no meeting
  • Tuesday August 8th 6:30pm
  • Tuesday September 12th 6:30pm
  • Tuesday October 24th 6:30pm
  • Thursday November 9th 6:30pm

2017 Public Holidays

  • Monday 12th June - Queens Birthday
  • Friday 29th September - AFL Grand Final Friday
  • Tuesday 7th November - Melbourne Cup Day
  • Monday 25th December - Christmas Day


Prep 2018 Enrolment School Tours

School Tours are conducted on a regular basis by the Principal. Tours begin at 9:30 am and last approximately one hour. The tour dates for 2017 are:

  • Monday 17th of July       
  • Tuesday 8th of August    
  • Monday 4th of September
  • Monday 16th of October  
  • Friday 10th of November

Enrolment Packs for 2018 will be available from Term 2 at the School Office between 8:30am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday, or if you are attending a school tour. For further enquiries please contact the school office on 03 9578 1327.

2018 Term Dates


30th January to 29th March


16th April to 29th June


16th JULY to 21st September


8th October to 21st December

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.

The Ormond Team


Glenn Butler

Assistant Principal 

Lorrie Dell


Glenn Butler

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...

Communications Survey

The Communications Sub-committee of School Council is conducting a survey of parents and I encourage all parents to contribute their thoughts. I am sure that the broadest range of responses will enable the Communications Sub-committee to identify key areas for focus and development so that our school can continue to improve. All students will benefit by us working together to make Ormond a great school. Please be assured that all responses are strictly confidential with only two parent members of the Sub-committee having access to the survey results. The results are only visible on an anonymous form with no scores or comments attributable to any individual. At the close of the survey the results will be analysed by the two parent representatives and a report made to the Communications Sub-committee. The survey remains open until Friday, 16th of June.

  • Please click on the link to start the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FGQLS5D
  • The survey should take no more than 5 minutes and will close on Friday16th June 2017.
  • Once the survey results have been complied and analysed, the results will be shared with you and focus areas moving forward.


Nutritious Snacks and Lunches

This week we begin a series of articles which highlight healthy eating options for school snacks and lunches. I know that parents are keen for their children to eat a broad and healthy range of foods throughout the week. However, it can sometimes be difficult to come up with new and interesting ideas. This week we have included some links to healthy food websites – Healthy Eating Advisory Service. Nutrition Australia and Foost. Please take time to have a look at these and try some ideas. Healthy eating!

Salad ideas:


Vegetable snacks ideas:





Parent Teacher Interviews - Booked through Compass

End of Semester One Parent/Teacher interviews will held on Monday 26th June 3:40 - 7:00pm and Tuesday 27th June 3:40 - 6:00pm. Bookings with your child's teacher for these interviews can only be done through the Compass Parent Portal. Access to the bookings will be made available as of Monday 19th June. 


Parent/Teacher Interviews with Jacinda Hocking will take place on Tuesday 27th and Thursday 29th June. Interviews with Joshua Kamoen will take in Term 3 on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th of July. Bookings for these alternative dates are also made via Compass.


Reports on Compass

As Semester One reports for 2017 near completi on it is a timely reminder for all parents to ensure that they take the time to save & print all of their child's reports for their own records once they are made available on Compass. This is strongly recommended, particulary for Year 6 parentsor any families leaving Ormond Primary School at any time throughout the year, as once a student has exited or completed their schooling at Ormond Primary School access to Compass is no longer availble.


Semester One Reports will be made available to parents via Compass on Friday 23rd June.


Head Lice

A number of case of head lice has been reported across the school. Please check your child’s hair and treat them if required.

Many head lice infections cause no symptoms, and probably less than half cause itch. So you have to LOOK to find out if your child has head lice. Do not rely on itching and scratching.

However, finding live lice can be difficult since the climbers move away quickly from disturbances in the hair, and they are very difficult to see.

  1. An easy way to find the climbers is to use the conditioner and nit comb technique: Apply conditioner to dry hair aiming to cover each hair from root to tip with a layer of conditioner. Detangle the hair using an ordinary comb.
  2. Immediately comb the hair with a fine tooth comb. The best comb for this is the Lice Meister comb. However, plastic nit combs with conditioner are also very effective for detecting climbers.
  3. Wipe the conditioner off the fine tooth comb onto a paper tissue and look for lice and eggs.
  4. Repeat the combing for every part of the head at least 5 times.
  5. Also examine the comb for lice and eggs


In accordance with Health Regulations, a child must be kept home from school until treatment has commenced. 


Principal Class Forum

On Thursday and Friday this week Lorrie dell and I will be at the Melbourne Convention Centre for the South Eastern Victorian Regional Principal’s Forum. In our absence the Acting Principals will be Sally Berryman and Felicity Hall-Shulman.


Congratulations and Welcome Back

A very big welcome back to Ormond to Jan Cassidy, our Business Manager. Following an exciting and celebratory holiday in Europe, Jan has returned to Australia as a brand new grandmother. Great times ahead!


Glenn Butler


School News

Events on Compass awaiting Approval

Year 2

Hands on Science - by 21st July

Year 3

Yr 3/4 Soiree - by 16th June

Yr 3 Camp - by 7th July

Year 4

Year 3/4 Soiree - by 16th June

Selected Students

Yr 5/6 District Girls Soccer Gala


*Events Coming Soon

Year 4 - 6 Bike Education

Year 6 Braeside Park Bike Ride

Year 5/6 Soiree Information


COMPASS Parent Portal


*please note that once the 'due by' date has passed the online consent function is no longer available.


Second hand Uniform Stall - CHANGE OF DATE

The Second Hand Uniform Sale will now take place on Friday 28th July. 

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

Cash only, please avoid large denominations as limited change will be available. No Efptos is available.


Any parent volunteers availble on this day or for future stalls please contact Rachel Marsden on [email protected]

Library News

Scholastic Book Club

Term 2 Book Club orders are in the process of being finalised. Orders should be delivered sometime this week and then distributed to students shortly after. 


Please note that from Term 3, all bookclub orders will be required to be processed online, directly with Scholastic Australia. Cash orders will no longer be acccepted. 

Ormonds Got Talent

Ormonds Got Talent is an annual event showcasing performing arts talent within the school. Students from Year 3 to 6 are able to audition, and if selected will perform at our grand final performance on Thursday 29th June, in the Hall. 

The whole school is invited to watch our talented acts in the areas of singing, dance, acting, comedy,magic and music performance. 

Year 3 News

Year 3 Camp

The Briars Camp provides unique learning experiences which complement student school-based studies in a caring, non-competitive team environment. Students can extend themselves, both mentally and physically in the safe and confident use of specialised equipment in a range of activities. There are opportunities to grow new friendships through cabin group, meal time and camp activities leading to a growth in self-reliance, personal decision-making and responsibility. Other outcomes include growth in personal security, self-esteem and the capacity to develop positive relationships with friends and teaching staff.


The camp will take place from Thursday 17th  August Friday 18th August


The total cost of the camp is $170.00
Payments can be made in full or via a payment plan through Course Confirmation/Payments on the Compass parent portal. Parents wishing to pay in instalments need to select the 'Pay by Instalments' option. Instalments are automatically debited on the dates stated. Compass accepts Debit or Credit cards.  Alternatively, payments can be made by cash, credit or Eftpos at the office. All payment enquiries should be directed to the office on 9578 1327.

Consent and First Instalment for Camp is due by Friday 7th July. Please ensure the you return the completed Medical Consent form that has also been sent home with the students. This form can also be found in the School Documentation section on Compass or in the Resources section of this event.

Year 3 & 4 Soiree

The Year 3/4 Soiree is only 6 sleeps away and the student's are looking fabulous!


Just reminding everyone if you have not booked your tickets, you can do so through TriBooking (https://www.trybooking.com/QJHQ.)



A maximum of 2 Adult seats per student/family is in place due to limited seating available. 

Children Year 2 and younger will be required to sit on adults laps. 

Children Year 5 and older will be required to sit on floor area in front of chairs. 

We will be conducting a matinée performance to the whole school (in full costume) on Monday 19th June from 2-3pm in the Ormond Primary School hall.  Parents, friends and special guests who are unable to attend the evening concert are more than welcome to come and watch. We don't want anyone to be left out.


Please ensure your students' costume is brought to school on Monday for this performance. They will take their costumes home and come dressed in their costume for the evening.


Students are required to be dropped off at Glen Eira College on Monday at 6pm.  Doors will open at 6:10pm for a 6:30pm start.


Year 3/4 Teachers



Year 4 News

Last fortnight, Year 4 students paid Melbourne Zoo a visit to learn more about tropical rainforest species, their features, habitats, food chains and life cycles.

Some of the things we learned were:

"Elephants know exactly how big they are so that they don’t hit their head or hurt themselves. The mother orangutan takes forever to teach their young to find food because they’re always moving!" Rosa

"Humans and orange-tans share 97% of the same DNA." Mitchell

"To make palm oil, companies chop down trees in rainforests." Kevin & Paras

"Orangutans are nearly extinct because the rainforest is being destroyed to plant palm oil." Takara & Lachlan

"I learnt that lemurs are herbivores and a type of cat." Asha

"Ring tailed lemurs are endangered from tree clearing and the destruction of their habitat.

We should stop buying products that have palm oil in them." Thomas

"Butterfly caterpillars eat green plants and fruit. Butterflies are eaten by birds." Lucia

"A lot of the food products we buy have palm oil in them but the packaging says ‘oil’ not ‘palm oil’." Ruby


PE & Sports News

Divisional Cross Country

Congratulations to the Ted B, Toby C, Hannah F and Isla T who represented Ormond Primary when competing at the Divisional Cross Country last week.  A fantastic effort was put in by all students. 

Good luck to Caitin L who has automatically qualified to compete in the Regional Divison Cross Country.

Year 4-6 bike Education Term 3

Students in Years 4 to 6 will be participating in Bike Education in Term 3. The program will begin in week one. Each child will require a bicyle in safe working order and an Australian approved helmet that fits correctly and in good condition. Parents are also asked to ensure that their child's bicyles are serviced prior to the commencement of the program. Further information and parent consent will be availble on Compass in the coming days. 


Out of School Care News

Holiday Program

Winter Holiday Program booking form is now available. It will run from the 3rd to 14th of July and copies of the booking form can be obtained from the program, on Compass or below. Payment must be in by Wednesday 28th June to confirm you child’s place in the program. Book early as limited spaces are available.

After School Care Activities

Thursday 15th June                 Shadow Puppets

Friday 16th June                      Tie Dye Bookmarks

Monday 19th June                   Ballerina

Tuesday 20th June                   Sparkly Paper Plate Dinosaurs

Wednesday 21st June              Children’s Choice

Thursday 22nd June                Clothes Peg Trivets

Friday 23rd June                     Cardboard Turtles

Monday 26th June                   Children’s Choice

Tuesday 27th June                   Cooking

Wednesday 28th June              Plate Plate Frisbees


Pre-End of Term Fees

Pre- End of Term Fees will be available after Monday 19th June. This will include all attendances until the 18th of June and will need to be paid by Wednesday 28th June to confirm your child position for Term 3.


The End of term fees will be posted to families in the first week of the Winter Holidays. This will include the remaining 2 weeks of Term 2 and must be paid in the first week of school by Friday 21st July.


Sharelle Davis

Acting Out of School Hours Coordinator

Upcoming Meeting Dates - 7:30pm in staffroom

  • Tuesday 18th July
  • Tuesday 8th August

Save the Dates

  • Friday 23rd June  -   Winter Warmer (Adults only) – Organised by Year 2
  • Saturday 19th August  -  Trivia Night (Adults only) – Organised by Year 5
  • Friday 1st September  -  Father's Day Breakfast (Dad's & Kids) – Organised by Year 4
  • Saturday 25th November - End of Year Party (Families & Staff) – Organised by P&F 

Upcoming Event Information

Winter Warmers

On Friday night, June 23rd P&F will be hosting a winter warmers night with mulled wine and a fireplace to toast your toes. Come along and have fun playing giant jenga, backgammon & roulette, or amuse yourself in the DIY photo booth.

Cost is $15pp, which includes a drink on arrival and finger food, dress is ‘a little bit fancy’.


Trivia Night 2017

Table Bookings for this year’s trivia night will be done via TryBooking on Friday 21st of July at 10am.  Please be prompt as it will again be a case of first in best dressed!  All table bookings will be accepted and we will do our best to accommodate all but please note that there is a chance that the last tables in will miss out if we have a huge demand (we will confirm back as soon as possible).  When booking you will be required to enter in the name of the table captain, all members of the table and at least one nominated contact for cleanup. TryBooking Link will be available next newsletter.

Get planning!! 


Entertainment Book 2017

Ormond Primary School is again this year selling the Entertainment Book. Money from every book purchased goes back to the school. The book has hundreds of offers in it for everything you love to do.

Order forms are available in the office or you can order online at www.entbook.com.au/186r356. Paperback Book and Digital Memberships available for $70.

Contact Details

If you are not receiving emails from P&F and would like to be added to the list, please email your details including child’s name/s and grade/s to [email protected]

Community News & Adverts




Global Citizen Awards

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

Monday 19th June 9:00am


 Ivy M  -  Acceptance

Ivy displays greater empathy and tolerance towards her peers. She shows a greater understanding of others feelings and kindness towards all. Keep it up, Ivy! 

Cooper S  -  Quality Learning

Cooper is always excited to be challenged in

all areas of his learning. He is working hard to make great improvements with his writing. Great work, Cooper!

Lyla B  -  Excellence

Lyla always works hard to complete work with her best presentation. She aims for writing to be neat with beautiful pictures.

Waylen Y  -  Quality Learning

Waylen is working hard to learn to write sentences. He is writing with spacing and simple frequently used words.

Kingsley Q  -  Quality Learning

Kinglsey is enthusiastic towards all learning tasks and always asks questions to ensure he understands the learning intention. Well Done, Kingsley.

Jazzlyn C  -  Excellence

Jazzlyn puts in her best effort to all of her work to ensure it is always to a high standard. Great work, Jazzlyn.


Year 1

Wesley R  -  Persistance

Wesley has been giving his best effort in Handwriting recently. When writing, he consistently making sure that he adds full stops, capital letters. Great job, Wesley!

Alexander M  -  Persistance

Alexander has been giving his best effort recently by making sure he is completing and handing in his work within the required time. Well done, Alexander!

Austin W  -  Persistence

Austin has been giving his best effort in English recently. When writing, he consistently writes as much as he can. Great stuff, Austin!

Seou H  -  Quality Learning

Seou has been a very active participant in Maths recently. He loves to share his addition strategies with the class. Keep it up, Seou!

Sarina L  -  Excellence

For consistently displaying enthusiasm and effort to complete tasks to the best of her ability. Well done Sarina.

Jayden T  -  Persistence

For displaying excellent persistence during Writing time as recognised by his classmates. Keep up the great work Jayden.


Year 2

Sammy M  -  Persistence

For showing great persistence with improving his handwriting. Keep up the great work Sammy.

Zoe X  -  Quality Learning

Zoe displays a positive attitude towards her learning and has worked particularly well on solving maths investigations. Well done Zoe!

Edie H  -  Excellence

Edie excels in the presentation of all her written work. She sets a very high standard.

Justin C  -  Persistence

Justin has demonstrated persistence with his interpretation of a more complex text.  Well done Justin.

Year 3

Sarah D  -  Excellence

Sarah has shown excellence by choreographing the dance sequences for the class soiree, displaying fantastic leadership skills. Well done Sarah!

Toby C  -  Respect

Toby has displayed respect by being courteous and showing fantastic manners in the classroom. Keep it up Toby!  

Saila I-A  -  Persistence  

Saila has strived to do her best when editing her persuasive writing. She is always willing to  receive feedback to ensure her work is of a high standard. Well done!

Zane K  -  Persistence

Zane has been working hard to achieve his learning goals that he has set for himself this term. It has been great to watch him strive to succeed as he has nearly reached them. Well done!

Anastasia T  -  Persistence

Anastasia has demonstrated great persistence in our money unit in Mathematics. She can now identify equivalence between coins and notes and ‘count on’ when working out change. Well done!

Mia T  -  Acceptance

Mia provides an excellent role model in the class for empathising with other students and recognising that everyone has their own strengths and skills to offer. Well done Mia.

Year 4

 Fonjer Z  -  Excellence

Fonjer produced an insightful account of the palm oil industry and its disastrous effects on the world’s tropical rainforests and inhabitants.

Kevin L  -  Excellence

Kevin has achieved at an exemplary level in all areas of the curriculum; his positive attitude and motivation to do his best, enables him to excel.

Sacha L  -  Quality Learning

Sacha has been very driven in his studies into addition and subtraction this term. Each session sees him focused on improving and applying with great results. Well done.

Shauna E  -  Excellence

Shauna has been giving 110% into our soiree practices each day. Such energy and enthusiasm is a fantastic motivational asset to the class. Well done

Sophie M  -  Excellence

For conducting extensive research and  writing a fantastic Information Report on the Tree Kangaroo.

Oliver S  -  Persistance

For persisting with his Information Report writing through fact finding to draft to a good copy with beautifully joined handwriting.

Year 5

 Senin S  -  Excellence

Senin always puts in great effort into all his tasks. He always shows a great interest in what he is learning. Keep up the good work!

Ted B  -  Persistence

Ted shows a great level of persistence to always finish his work to the best of his ability, a great quality to aspire to. Well done Ted!

Samuel J  -  Persistence

Sam has been working hard to develop the imagery in his writing. His ‘Explode  the moments’ have been really vivid and entertaining.

Joo J  -  Persistence

Joo has committed to working hard on all number tasks, with the results being further development of her skills and confidence.


Year 6

Zach Mc  -  Persistence

Zach enjoyed all aspects of the Year 6 camp and showed tremendous persistence while working on team building activities.

Tyler S  -  Quality Learning 

Tyler has paid attention to details when working on components of his Geography project. This has resulted in an excellent understanding of the Asian region.

Sarah N  -  Persistence

Sarah displayed excellent persistence at Year 6 camp and took on many new challenges. Her  leadership shone through during many activities.

Claudia S  -  Excellence

Claudia performed at a very high level during the Year 6 debating competition. She was highly organised and articulate throughout each round of the competition.



 Tom M  -  4C  -  Respect

Tom listens carefully to instructions and always encourages his teammates by passing the ball around.

Allegra C  -  1A  -  Persistence

Allegra always actively participates in all P.E games. She enjoys tackling in soccer and never gives up.

Visual Art

Lulu L  -  4A  -  Excellence

Lulu’s ink painting of a Jaguar is an excellent example of the pride and diligence she consistently applies to all artwork created during Visual Arts sessions.

Ted H  -  3C  -  Quality Learning

Ted’s Sun/Moon picture is a great example of his consistently positive attitude and the excellent effort he applies during Visual Arts sessions.

Ormond Primary School
COMPASS Parent Guide 2017.pdf
'How To' - Make Parent Payments.pdf
'How To' Give Parent Consent.pdf
Booking Confirmation Form Winter 2017.pdf
Winter 17.pdf
Winter Holiday Program 2017.pdf
Winter Holiday Program 2017.pdf
Booking Confirmation Form Winter 2017.pdf
Winter Holiday Program 2017.pdf
Booking Confirmation Form Winter 2017.pdf