On behalf the students, staff and parents of Ormond Primary School, I extend a warm welcome you and your family. We are very proud of our school and trust that it will not be too long, before you also feel the same pride and sense of belonging that we all enjoy. In choosing Ormond Primary School, you have chosen a community that values the success of individuals, celebrates diversity and recognises the importance of community.
We are committed to creating an environment where all learners take risks, become confident, resilient and possess a healthy sense of self, students who are encouraged to develop a love of learning together with 21st Century skills, resources and motivation to fully experience lifelong education. Ormond Primary School provides a high quality education through a relevant and stimulating curriculum in a secure and purposeful environment.
Our school promotes a set of values which empowers students to make positive contributions to our school, local and global communities developing into the global citizens of today and for the future.
Our dedicated staff are committed to nurturing each child’s full potential with authentic, deep and relevant learning and teaching experiences. Our teachers set high expectations for student achievement, as our school implements the priorities of the Victorian education system, emphasising the importance of providing all students with strong foundations in English and Mathematics, but also curriculum with a global context.
We recognise your commitment to quality educational experiences for your child and hope you work in partnership with us to support your child in their learning journey. We ask you to embrace opportunities to get involved in our school, whether supporting our classroom learning programs, special events and celebrations, Parents & Friends activities both social and fundraising and membership on our School Council or subcommittees. Your contributions are valued and long lasting in this exciting part of your children’s lives.
We wish you a close and rewarding association with our school and look forward to working with you and your child at Ormond Primary. Please contact our office for further information on 9578 1327.
Ormond School Profile 2017
Ormond Primary School was founded in 1891 and is committed to providing a nurturing and stimulating environment which allows all children to be challenged, guided and engaged in their learning. As a learning community, Ormond Primary School aspires for all children to develop a love of learning and to value lifelong skills and knowledge.
Ormond Primary School is a school of 415 students located in the suburb of Ormond in the Southern Metropolitan Region. The school is housed in attractive and well maintained grounds and buildings. The school’s excellent facilities include the original 1916 ground floor brick building and the double-storey 1927 Building which includes well-resourced and maintained classrooms, computer laboratory, staff, first aid, reception and office facilities. The 2000 Building comprises a large multi- purpose hall and assembly area, an Art room, wet area and four flexible classroom spaces. The most recent 2011 Building comprises a modern Library, Performing Arts area, Multimedia Studio on the ground floor and four flexible classroom spaces, atrium and wet area on the first floor. Four portable classrooms accommodate two class groups, Korean, teacher resources, instrumental music and community resources.
The establishment and maintenance of a school neighbourhood boundary has enabled the school to better manage enrolments. As a consequence the enrolment levels are anticipated to remain in the range of 390 – 420 students over the foreseeable future.
The school has a moderate number of students from a non-English Speaking background and a low percentage of families in receipt of the Camps, Sports and Excursion Fund (CSEF). Most families have at least one parent in full time employment with most working as professionals or in their own businesses. Most families value education highly and have high expectations of the school and their children. Nearly all students have attended a pre-school prior to enrolment at school.
The school has an effective full time staff of thirty-five people. Staffing includes a principal and an assistant principal and a well-balanced staff profile comprised of two leading teachers and a range of expert, accomplished and graduate teachers. In addition, educational support staff members contribute effectively to provide an excellent learning program. Educational support staff includes one full-time business manager and a full-time assistant in the office as well as five integration aides who work with a small number of children across the school. The Library is managed by a part-time assistant and Korean is taught by a part-time cultural aide. The Multimedia program is conducted by a multimedia technician. An Out of School Hours program is staffed by a manager and four assistants.
The school is organised into teaching teams which are based on the Victorian Curriculum standards. There is an extensive specialist teaching program covering Physical Education, Information and Communications Technologies, Visual Arts and Reading Recovery.
Ormond Primary Schools continue to be an active member of the Stonnington and Glen Eira (SaGE) Network of Schools.
Our Vision and Values
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.
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
Accepting 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 attitude towards learning
Utilise critical and strategic thinking
Never give up
Remain committed to achieving our goals
Take pride in what we do
Strive to always do our best
School Tours for 2019 Enrolments
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 2018 are:
- Monday 19th March
- Friday 20th April
- Tuesday 22nd May
- Wednesday 13th June
- Thursday 26th July
- Friday 17th August
- Monday 10th September
- Wednesday 17th October
- Monday 12th November
Enrolment Packs for 2019 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 Curriculum Days
- Monday 29th of January
- Monday 16th of April
- Friday 3rd of August
- Monday 5th of November
2018 Term Dates
Monday 29th of January – Thursday 28th of March
Monday 16th of April – Friday 29th of June
Monday 16th of July – Friday 21st of September
Monday 8th of October – Friday 21st of December
Council of International Schools
All CIS Member Schools are high quality schools committed to incorporating international and intercultural perspectives into their programmes so that students can move forward with the attitudes and understanding that will provide them with a solid base wherever their studies or work may take them.
To become members of CIS, schools participate in a rigorous application process which includes a visit to the school by a CIS staff member. Schools must meet the Membership Criteria and Standards and agree to support and uphold the CIS Code of Ethics for Schools.
Ormond Primary School
Ormond Primary School has been recognised as a high performing school at each of the three previous school reviews conducted by the Department of Education Victoria in 2006, 2010 and 2014. Through CIS accreditation Ormond Primary School will be acknowledged as a high quality school within a broad, international educational forum. Membership and accreditation with the CIS implies that Ormond will achieve and maintain exemplary standards in all key areas well into the future. The achievement of the seven School Membership Standards ensures that Ormond Primary School is joining with very high performing schools from around the world. All of these high performing schools are successful in developing students who are truly capable of continued studies and employment in a range of global settings. The nurturing of global citizens begins at primary school with a sharp focus on a comprehensive and holistic education for all students. The culture and environment necessary for the maintenance of a very high performing school will be developed through the achievement of the CIS School Membership Standards.
CIS Membership Standards
School Membership Criteria
CIS Membership acknowledges that the school:
- Clearly demonstrates international mindedness and actively promotes international awareness in its students
- Applies the CIS Code of Ethics for Schools
- Is willing to undertake an external school improvement process School Membership Standards
CIS Accreditation Co-ordinator
School Membership Standards
A. School Guiding Statements
- The school has clear guiding statements (e.g. mission, vision, educational objectives) which are suitable for the enrolled student body
- The guiding statements commit the school to providing international and inter-cultural experiences for its students and this commitment is reflected throughout the school
B. Teaching and Learning
- In their content, design and implementation, curricular programmes serve to put the school’s guiding statements into practice including the school’s commitment to global citizenship
- Curricular programmes are well organised, documented, and support teaching and learning
- Teaching and learning are adequately resourced in terms of staff, facilities, infra-structure and support materials
- The school demonstrates commitment to the ongoing professional development of its staff, and this development is informed by student learning needs
- The school has developed and implemented procedures and criteria to assess student performance and the impact of teaching on student learning
- The school has processes in place to record, analyse and report individual student performance to parents
C. Governance and Leadership
- The Governing Body and School Leadership and Management are constituted to provide the school with sound direction, continuity of leadership and effective support in the current and long term life of the school
- The Governing Body and School Management observe legal and ethical principles in all dealings with the school community
- The Head of School is a suitably qualified, competent and experienced in education
- There is a co-operative and effective working relationship between the governing body and the head of school supported by written documentation which outlines roles, responsibilities and limitations of authority
- The school’s operations and expectations for staff are guided by clearly formulated policies and practices
- The school carefully plans its development to ensure ongoing school viability, quality school programmes, and accomplishment of the school‘s guiding statements
D. Faculty and Support Staff
- The school has leadership, management, teaching and support staff sufficient in numbers and with the qualifications, competencies and character to carry out satisfactorily the school’s mission, programmes, services and activities and to support student well-being
- All staff are employed under clear written contracts or employment agreements and receive adequate compensation for their work. Adequate procedures are in place for the recruitment, orientation and well-being of internationally recruited teachers
E. Access to Teaching and Learning
- Language Support, Special Education provision and Guidance/Counselling systems are commensurate with the identified needs and aspirations of the student body, and they ensure that students benefit from the school’s programmes
- The school provides adequate health care, and insures provisions for emergencies on-site and at school functions which take place away from the school premises
F. School Culture and Partnerships for Learning
- A school climate characterised by fairness, trust and mutual respect supports student learning and well-being
- Effective processes for the interchange of opinions with students, parents and teachers foster a good home and school partnership and a positive learning community
- The school offers extra/co-curricular activities which complement the school’s curriculum and support its mission
- (Boarding schools only) Boarding services serve the well-being of all boarding students and staff, and support the school’s mission
G. Operational Systems
- The school’s financial resources are well managed and capable of supporting implementation of the school’s mission- including sustaining chosen curricular programmes
- The school grounds, buildings, installations, basic furnishings and equipment are adequate for the effective support of the school’s mission and the total school programme
- The school meets safety requirements of the local authorities, as well as those required by CIS where necessary
- Any “auxiliary” services which the school may be offering (food, security, transportation, cleaning, etc.) meet acceptable standards of safety and quality