Parent Teacher Interviews - Booked through Compass
End of Semester 1 Parent/Teacher interviews will held on Monday 20th June 3:40 - 7:00pm and Tuesday 21st 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 13th June.
Reports on Compass
As Semester One reports for 2016 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 parents as once a student has exited or completed their schooling at Ormond Primary School, parents will no longer have access to Compass to obtain them at a later date.
Semester 1 Reports will be made available to parents via Compass on Friday 17th June.
Approving Outstanding Absences on Compass
So that the most accurate data can be uploaded into your child's Semester Reports, could all parents please ensure that they approve any outstanding absences for their child on Compass by Friday 10th June.
Entering any absences directly into Compass on the day your child is away from school or ahead of time where possible is the best way to stay up to date with approving absences.
To approve or enter an absence please look for the green + (AddNote/Approve) on you Compass Parent Portal home page or in each child's individual profile and follow the prompts.
If you have any issues or questions regarding how to do this please contact Brodie for assisstance.
Compass now has a free app for your smart phone/tablet. This is an extremely convenient way to access and communicate information when you are on the go, particularly for entering absences.
Just go to your App Store and search for Compass School Manager.
Zac McMahon, our Multimedia Technician, and his partner Martine are now proud parents of daughter Asha. Congratulations and best wishes from all of the Ormond community.
School Staring Times
I have been concerned over recent months about the early arrival of students in the yard. Parents and students are reminded that the yard is officially supervised from 8:45 am until the bell sounds at 9 am. Many children have been arriving as early as 8:00 am. While school sports practice or before school care are both conducted at that time it is important to emphasise that staff are not able to supervise other children in the yard.
Head Lice & Infectious Outbreaks
In order to effectively manage expected outbreaks of head lice in the school I seek parent assistance through early notification. In order to get on top of outbreaks I encourage all parents to call the school if they find their children with head lice at home. This information will be treated confidentially and will help us respond quickly to avoid further spread of head lice in classrooms. Notification should also be given for infectious illnesses such as measles, chicken pox, slapped cheek, school sores, scarlet fever as these can spread quite fast and have the potential to cause serious illness to some members of the wider community.
The various School Council Sub-committees hold their scheduled meetings in the week prior to School Council. Education & Policy and Parents & Friends usually conduct their meetings of an evening while the Facilities & Environment and Finance & Operations conduct their meetings at around 8 am. The sub-committees thoroughly investigate pertinent issues and initiatives and then the report or make recommendations to School Council. The next meeting of School Council will be on Wednesday, 15th of June.
Vandalism and Loitering
Broken glass, empty cans and cigarettes are being found in the school on Monday mornings. I ask our neighbours to contact the Caulfield Police on 9524 9500 if they see any groups using the school yard for purposes other than ball games.
Police advise that thefts from vehicles are increasing in our area. Please take extra care with your valuables in order to deter offenders.
Artist in Residence
The ‘Alice in Wonderland’ installation is well underway. This collective work utilizes contributions from all current Ormond students and staff and it is due to be completed for the start of Term 3. Scaffolding will be brought in over the holidays so that the overhead section can be completed during the break.
Parents are reminded to plan for the upcoming Curriculum Day to be held on Friday, 15th of July. This will be a Student Free Day. Out of School Hours Care will operate on this day. Please contact OSHC or see April to book your child into the program on this day.
End of Term
The End of Term Assembly in the Hall will begin at 2:15 pm on Friday, 24th of June, with students being dismissed at 2:30pm. Students and teachers return for the start of Term 3 on Monday, 11th of July.
Election Day Events
Ormond Primary School will be a voting place for the Federal Election to be held on Saturday, 2nd of July. A BBQ conducted by the 1st McKinnon Scouts will be held in the school grounds on that day. Please support the community on the day.