Ormond Primary School

16 August 2017
Issue Fourteen
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


Thursday 17th  -  Yr 3 Camp Depart 8:30am

Friday 18th - Bike Ed Continues Year 5-6

Friday 18th  -  Yr 3 Camp Return approx 3pm

Saturday 19th  -  P&F Trivia Night

Thirsday 24th - Book Week Dress Up Day

                                 - Yr 6 Leadership Incursion
Friday 25th - Bike Ed Concludes Year 5-6

Tuesday 29th  -  School House Athletics 

Thursday 31st - Smart Start incursio Prep-Yr 2



Friday 1st - Footy Colours Day (gold coin)

                      -  Smart Start Incursion prep-Yr2

Monday 4th  -  District Athletics TBC

Tuesday 5th -  P&F Meeting 

Tuesday 12th  - Yr 3 Geograpghy Expo TBC  

                                  - Ed Sub Committee 6:30pm

Thursday 14th  -  Yr 1/2 Soiree 630pm

Wednesday 20th  -  School Council 7:00pm

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



Monday 9th - Term 4 begins

Friday 12th  - Yr 6 Braeside Park Bike Ride

Tuesday 24th - Ed Sub Committee 6:30pm

Wednesday 25th - Yr 5 Excursion TBC

                                       - School Council 7:00pm

Thursday 26th  - Prep Soiree TBC



Monday 6th - Curriculum Day - no school

Tuesday 7th - Public Holiday

Thursday 9th - Ed Sub Committee 6:30pm

Monday 13th - Yr 4 Camp Depart TBC

Wednesday 15th - Yr 4 Camp Return TBC

                                - School Council  7:00pm

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 Meeting

  • Wednesday 16th  August 7:00pm
  • Wednesday 20th September 7:00pm
  • Wednesday 25th October 7:00pm
  • Wednesday 15th November 7:00pm
  • December meeting TBC

2017 Education Sub-Committee Meetings

  • Tuesday August 8th 6:30pm
  • Tuesday September 12th 6:30pm
  • Tuesday October 24th 6:30pm
  • Thursday November 9th 6:30pm

2017 Public Holidays


  • 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 upcoming tour dates for 2017 are:  

  • 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

Acting Principal/

Assistant Principal 

Lorrie Dell


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 Acting Principal...

Acting Principal Role

I would like to join the School Council, Staff, Students and Parents in welcoming Ms Natalie Rose to Ormond Primary School.  Ms Rose will be commencing her role as Acting Principal here at Ormond Primary School on Monday 28th August 2017.



We welcome back Michael Pannam, Sandra Johnson, Brodie Thomson and Lina Sidiropoulos who have been on leave, we know they had a restful and enjoyable break.


The following staff are currently on leave or planning to take their leave between now and the end of term; Jade Lipson, Margot Hudson, Helene Ioannou, Chris Cheverton and Felicity Hall-Shulman.


I have been advised by the Department that our IT technician Alexx Verdichizzi has gained a promotion within the department and will be leaving us at the end of August. Kim Stewart, John Davis and I will be interviewing applicants.


Congratulations to Jade Lipson who married Joshua Zajonc last Thursday.  We wish them both a lifetime of happiness. 

We congratulate Ms Bianca Borsi on her successful appointment to the Educational Support team for Students with Disabilities at Ormond Primary School.  Bianca has been working with us on a casual basis in this capacity for the past 6 months.



The National Assessment Program- Literacy and Numeracy school and Year 3 & Year 5 student reports were distributed today.  Naplan data will be discussed with staff and the school’s performance will be shared with School Council.  If you did not receive your child’s individual Naplan report please contact your child’s class teacher.


Year 3 Camp

The Year 3 students will be attending their first school camp tomorrow and are looking forward to this with much anticipation. The staff who are attending this camp are: Julie Nield, Josh Kamoen, Stephanie Halliday, Jacinda Hocking, Tristan Kopitz, two student teachers who are currently on placement at OPS and myself.


New Year 5 and 6 Playground

On Monday we had teacher time on the newly installed playground much to the student’s amusement. The students in Year 5 and 6 were given their opportunity to play and enjoy this new space when the fences came down at 10.30 this morning.  


I would like to acknowledge the resourcefulness and dedication of the Facilities Committee in sourcing the appropriate equipment, the students for their input into the designs and the Parent Community for their tireless fundraising activities which made this project possible.


Professional Learning

The school’s two Leading Teachers, Felicity Hall-Shulman and Sally Berryman will be attending the Victorian Principals Conference “Inspiring Teams Through Positive Leadership”,

17th & 18th August. On 22nd August Sally and I will be attending the Bayside Principal Forum to discuss the Teaching of Literacy.


School Tours

The final School Tour for Term 3 will be conducted on Monday 4th September at 9.30am. 


I would like to remind families with children who will be commencing school in 2018 that we are taking enrolments now. Could all current parents who have not as yet completed and lodged enrolment forms for 2018 Prep students please see Brodie for an enrolment form as soon as possible so planning can begin. If you are aware that your child/children will not be attending OPS in 2018 could you please inform the Office in writing.


Parent Opinion Survey 2017

A reminder to parents who were selected to participate in the Parent Opinion Survey that their responses are required by Sunday 27th August. Our school will use the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies.


Lorrie Dell

Acting Principal                                                                       

School News

Events on Compass awaiting Approval


Smart Start Incursion - by 27th August

Whole School Athletics - by 23rd August

Year 1

Smart Start Incursion - by 27th August

Whole School Athletics - by 23rd August

Year 2

Smart Start Incursion - by 27th August

Whole School Athletics - by 23rd August

Year 4

Whole School Athletics - by 23rd August

Year 5

Whole School Athletics - by 23rd August

Year 6

Student Action Teams Leadership- by 17th August

Braeside Park Bike Ride - by 14th September

Whole School Athletics - by 23rd August

Whole school
House Athletics Carnival - by 25th August

Selected Students

Hooptime Basketball - by 20th August


COMPASS Parent Portal


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


Footy Colours Day

On the Friday the 1st of September, Ormond will be holding its Footy Colours Day to help raise money for the Fight Cancer Foundation.


Students will be able to wear the colours of their favourite football team (AFL, Soccer, Rugby League and Union) with a gold coin donation. Students are not be permitted to wear any hair spray with colour or paint their face. The day will be a fantastic opportunity to raise money for a great cause.

Library News

Book Week Celebrations - Dress Up Day

As part of Book Week, commencing Monday, August 21st, we will be having a ‘Dress Up Day' on Thursday 24th August. 

All students are invited to dress up as their favourite book/story character and we will have a class parade in the hall commencing around 9:15am. Parent are welcome to come and watch the parade.



A big thank you to the Nicola and Canadi families for their kind donations of books to the library. Your contributions are very much appreciated. 

Year 5/6 News

Movie Night Extravaganza

Last Wednesday,  Year 5 and 6 students held their ‘Movie Night Extravaganza!’.

As the evening was the ‘Premier’, the students arrived for the red carpet event dressed to the nines. Displayed throughout were the students Movie and Music Posters, advertising the films.


After the paparazzi took photographs and the ‘Stars’ took time to catch up with each other, all students and their families filed into their classrooms. There was a count down and the show began. Laughter, oohing and clapping could be heard from the classrooms throughout the screening. The show was clearly a hit! There was a walk down memory lane, with a special viewing of our ‘stars’ before they were famous. The grade Fives enjoyed watching themselves as six years olds in the Numbat and Friends video “Respect”. The Sixes loved seeing their seven year old selves singing and dancing to their anti-bulling video “Bully”.


A wonderful night was had by all. A special thanks to the producers and art directors Zach, Mrs Stewart and Ms. Kupfer for all the work they put into the show.


Sport News

Whole School Athletics Parent Volunteers

Just a reminder that the Whole School Athletics Carnival will be held on Tuesday 29th August at Duncan McKinnon Reserve.  All parents are welcomed and encouraged to come and watch thier children compete in their track and field events. 

If any parents are available to assist on the day with set up/pack down or ribbon presentations, please contact your class teacher. 


Year 5/6 Bike Education Chang of Dates

Many thnaks to the parent volunteers who continue to help out on Friday mornings.


Due to the Hooptime Basketball Competition on Friday 25th August dates for upcoming Bike Ed sessions have had to be made.

Bike Ed dates are as follows:

Friday 19th August

Friday 1st September 


If any parents would still like to help out during Bike Ed you are more than welcome. All you need to do is turn up 15 minutes before the session. 

Year 5 - 9:00am to 10:40am

Year 6 - 11:10am to 12:50pm



Georgia W recently represented Ormond Primary school at the Rhythmic Schools and Acro Schools Gymnastics Victoria Championships .

Georgia came 1st in her clubs routine out of all primary school girls (some of them in year 6) and also came 4th in ball and rope and 5th in freehand.

Congratulations Georgia! What a fantastic achievment.


Out Of School Hours News

Lost Property

There is still plain clothing from the Winter Holiday Program left in our lost property. Please come and check if you are missing any children’s clothing.


After School Care Activities

Thursday 17th            Paper Dinosaur Hats

Friday 18th                   Cooking         

Monday 21st               Cooking

Tuesday 22nd             Clay creations

Wednesday 23rd     Pape Glasses

Thursday 24th           Straw planes

Friday 25th                  Children’s Choice

Monday 28th              Fridge magnetic

Tuesday 29th              Bracelets

Wednesday 30th      Washi Flowers


Term Fees

It is now the fifth week of Term 3. OSCH Fees must be paid weekly or fortnightly for families using the service 4 to 5 days a week. Families using the service 3 days a week can pay every 3 weeks. This means with the end of term fee due the first week of term 3 all families should have made two payments by the end of the week.


Sharelle Davis

Acting Out of School Hours Coordinator


Upcoming Meeting Dates - 7:30pm in staffroom

  • Tuesday 5th September
  • Tuesday 3rd October

Save the Dates:

  • Saturday 19th August: Trivia Night (Adults only) – Organised by Year 5 
  • Tuesday 5th September: Father's Day Breakfast (Dad's & Kids) – Organised by Year 4
  • Saturday 25th November - End of Year Party (Families & Staff) – Organised by Parents & Friends

Upcoming Event Info

Trivia Night 2017

This year’s Trivia Night is almost here and promises to be another great night on the school social calendar.  All table request were fulfilled and you should have received an email from your table captain re payment. If you have not yet paid you can do so at https://www.trybooking.com/RIIR


Trivia night is also one of our only fundraising events for the year and we are keen to maximise donations to secure as many funds for the school as possible.
 There are two main ways you can donate:

  1. Wine/alcohol for the Wine Barrow raffle – to date we haven’t had a lot of donations.  This is one of the main fundraisers for the night and we would love to have a barrow brimming with alcohol to encourage ticket sales.  You can make your donations to the office every day this week.  
  2. Vouchers.  We are looking to auction off a number of voucher hampers and are looking for donations of vouchers to add to the hampers.  Why not add a Coles Myer, Movie voucher etc in to the shopping this week and likewise drop them off to the office before Friday 4pm

 For the near 200 of you who are coming on the night we look forward to seeing you….. there will be a few items to bid for on the night – but don’t forget some cash for the wine barrow raffle ($5 for 1, $10 for 3 or $20 for 8)

Father’s Day Breakfast 2017

Tuesday 5th September in the OPS Hall 7.30 – 8.45am

Kids come celebrate Father’s Day at school with your Dad or other special male friend. Everyone’s favourite Pancakes are on the menu again, yes we will be serving pancakes, fruit, toppings, ice cream,  juice, tea and coffee from  a coffee van for the ‘real’ coffee drinkers.



$19 for a dad with 1 child

$26 for dad with 2 children

$34 for a dad with 3 children

$43.00 for a dad with 4 children

(Additional charge for coffee van - paid directly on day)


Please make your bookings via the Trybooking website.  You can book, pay and print your own tickets.  Please nominate your sitting time as we will be running 2 sessions to manage congestion:

Session 1:   7:30 – 8am

Session 2:   8 - 8.30am

Click here to make your booking: https://www.trybooking.com/RDYK

Bookings close on Friday 1st September so book now.


Entertainment Book:

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.

You can purchase a hard copy of the book from the office, or purchase a Digital version through the App store or Google Play


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 21st August 9:00am 


Anna P  -  Quality Learning

Anna works diligently on all learning tasks striving to improve her understanding  and producing work of an excellent standard.Congratulations, Anna!

Teo C  -  Respect

Teo is a constant role model remembering to take turns during discussions and always considering her peers in all learning situations.

Keep it up, Teo!

Michelle C  -  Quality Learning

Michelle has improved her reading and writing with practice of her frequently used words. She is displaying more confidence in her abilities.

Ayden K  -  Quality Learning

Aydan is showing greater focus on his learning tasks. This improvement is particularly evident in his writing where he is showing greater understanding of sentence structure.

Mila F  -  Quality Learning

Mila demonstrated a range of thinking strategies in Numeracy to help her solve her addition problems. Keep it up, Mila!

Poppy B  -  Excellence

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


Year 1

Philip O  -  Excellence

For giving his best efforts in practicing for 1A’s concert song. Philip continues to listen attentively and shows great teamwork by helping others. Well done, Philip!

Jonathan J  -  Persistance

Jonathan has improved his ability to persist in all areas of his learning. With this he has found confidence within himself. Well done Jonathan!

Lia H  -  Excellence

Lia consistently produces pieces of writing that are to the best of her ability. Her attention to detail is fantastic. Well done, Lia!

Ying Y  -  Persistence

Ying Ying has been working hard lately. She refuses to give up and keeps her focus throughout lessons.

Claudia H  -  Respect

For being thoughtful and patient in your classroom. Keep up the great work Claudia.

Olive L  -  Quality Learning

For your outstanding enthusiasm for your reading and writing. Well done Olive.

Year 2

Utkarsh S  -  Tolerance

Utkarsh displays fairness in his words and actions.

Jack C  -  Persistence

Jack has demonstrated persistence with learning the dance steps to our concert song.

Emily F  -  Persistence

Emily has demonstrated persistence in completing more challenging tasks and to an excellent standard.

Sophie L  -  Resilience

Sophie has shown great resilience and persistence in her ability to speak and understand english.Great work Sophie.

Year 3

Aydan G  -  Excellence

Aydan showed excellence when making the correct decision when witnessing an incident involving his classmates. He decided not to be a bystander and intervene by informing a teacher on yard duty.  

Finlay S  -  Persistence

Finlay displayed persistence when writing his Explanation Text. He was able to outline clearly the steps involved when learning how to play the guitar’. Well done Finlay!

Dimitri S  -  Persistence

For working consistently at his learning task, checking his writing carefully for errors and adding detail to increase the readers interest. His positive attitude to all classroom activities should be commended.

Jakob M  -  Excellence

Jakob shows an enthusiastic approach to all learning activities. He is always eager to increase his knowledge.  

Oscar S  -  Excellence

Oscar’s huge improvement in spelling is evidence of how he works to the best of his ability at all times and is committed to his learning. Well done!

Sam H  -  Persistence

Sam’s improvement in his spelling was clearly shown in his test. This demonstrates his commitment and persistence in achieving his goals. Well done!

Year 4

Isabelle L  -  Persistence

Isabelle shows great determination to increase her understanding and skills in Mathematics. Her success has led to a rich enjoyment of maths tasks and new learning. Congratulations!

Zoe R  -  Excellence

Zoe has produced many mature  poetry pieces where she has taken advantage of using metaphors and similes to create beautiful  imagery in the mind of her audience. A great talent!

Zack T  -  Persistence

Zack is to be congratulated for the steps he is taking to meet classroom expectations and upgrade his productivity. On your way to a model ormond citizen. Well done!

Zoe M  -  Excellence

Zoe has excelled in our recent studies intro poetry. She has applied figurative and descriptive language with maturity and creativity in both her ‘Colour’ and ‘Magic Box’ pieces. Beautiful work!

Samuel M  -  Respect

For sharing resources, and working respectfully and collaboratively with others  to produce an intricate mathematical design of a theme park ride.

Rachel H  -  Quality Learning

For her constant focus and attention to detail during Reading Groups. Rachel wrote an extremely detailed and substantiated prediction for her book last week.

Year 5

Sassi N  -  Quality Learning

In Maths, Sassi has put in extra effort into her division work. She should be proud of her success. Keep up the great work Sassi.

Ewan B  -  Persistence

Ewan has been a huge help to myself and the class with any ICT issue. He doesn’t give up and nearly always solves our issues. Thanks you Ewan!

Noah S  -  Persistence

Noah has a positive attitude towards class tasks. He works with determination to complete his work and this persistence and often means he is a step ahead. Great work Noah.  

Thomas W  -  Respect

Thomas has a very inclusive nature, shows patience and willing helps others. He speaks all students and teachers courteously and can see the lighter side of situations. Well done Thomas.  

Year 6

Julian K  -  Respect

Julian consistently treats his peers and teachers with courtesy and respect.

Kate M  -  Quality Learning

Kate’s project work is well researched and presented in a thoughtful and considered manner.

Eliza K  -  Persistence

Eliza has displayed incredible persistence and drive with her maths. She practised hard, resulting in her passing and moving up a level in Rocket Maths. A great effort!  

Tom W  -  Quality Learning

In English, Tom has worked hard on his narrative story writing and shared some excellent examples of how to develop characters and settings.   


Anastasia T  -  3C  -  Persistence

For remaining focused on her work and striving to complete it in the set time.

Josh H  -  5A  -  Tolerance 

For the patience and kindness he displayed when assisting a friend to construct a robot.


Delfin T  -  5B  -  Excellence

Delfin demonstrates exceptional athletic ability, sportsmanship and the personal driv to excel in all sports.   

Hayley JA  -  1C  -  Tolerance

Hayley is a natural athlete who shows tolerance and leadership by explaining game rules and strategies to her classmates in P.E.


Noah P  -  1B  -  Excellence

For consistently striving to do his best to complete all Artwork. His ‘Vincent van Gogh’ inspired vase of sunflowers, is an awesome example of this!

Benji B  -  3C  -  Quality Learning

For approaching newly introduced techniques in Art with a positive attitude, as well demonstrating a high ability to critique and improve his own fabulous drawing skills.

Ormond Primary School
COMPASS Parent Guide 2017.pdf
'How To' - Make Parent Payments.pdf
'How To' Give Parent Consent.pdf