Our School

Principal’s Welcome

On behalf of the students, staff and parents of Ormond Primary School, we extend a warm welcome to 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.

Creating a lifelong love of learning

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.

Kerri McLeod
Principal

Lorrie Dell
Assistant Principal

Nurturing individual potential

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.

Developing leadership qualities

We prioritise opportunities to develop student leadership, including senior students applying for captain or leadership roles, involvement in the Student Representative Council, becoming a buddy or mentor for younger or new students and providing student feedback to school leadership.

Working in partnership with parents

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 and 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 School.

Our Vision

Our Vision

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

Our values

Respect

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

Quality learning

  • Gain knowledge and skills through educational experiences
  • Seek knowledge through study and investigation
  • Display a positive attitude towards learning
  • Use critical and strategic thinking

Persistence

  • Never give up
  • Remain committed to achieving our goals

Excellence

  • Take pride in what we do
  • Strive to always do our best

Celebrating 130 Years of Inspired Learning

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.

We aspire for all children to develop a love of learning and to value lifelong skills and knowledge.

Our location

The school is in a quiet leafy suburban location and our impressive buildings are surrounded by gardens, playground areas, extensive play equipment, synthetic turf oval, running track, cricket nets and basketball courts.

An intimate learning environment

With approximately 385 students, Ormond Primary School provides an intimate learning environment and close-knit school community.

In a small school, children have a strong sense of connection. They mix with children from all year groups and learn to relate to people of all ages. They can make friends based on interests and maturity rather than being limited to those who are chronologically their peers.

Research tells us that belonging to close-knit communities is vitally important in developing a child’s resilience. It is also a protective factor against mental health issues and bullying. When kids have a feeling of belonging, they can breathe out and relax, and get on with the business of learning and thriving.

Modern classroom facilities

Our school is steeped in history, yet much has been done to upgrade and improve the facilities in keeping with more modern times.

The original 1916 ground floor brick building and the double-storey 1927 building were renovated in 2020 and in 2021 we opened our state-of-the-art STEAM centre. These newly refurbished areas provide flexible learning spaces, with opportunities to break-out and work in collaborative groups.

The STEAM centre opens out to a shaded courtyard with benched seating for group investigations. There are garden beds nearby for students to engage with planting and composting.

Our biological science units are enhanced by these outdoor learning spaces.

Classrooms, conference and breakout rooms all feature state-of-the-art information communication and learning technologies, including interactive whiteboards, iPad, laptops & robotic equipment, which contributes to a highly engaging learning environment.

Other features include:

  • large multi-purpose hall
  • flexible classrooms
  • modern library
  • Performing Arts area
  • multimedia studio
  • dedicated Art room
  • multiple playgrounds
  • oval
  • running track
  • basketball courts
  • cricket nets
  • bike shed

Excellence in teaching

Our dedicated teaching staff work collaboratively with education support staff and integration aides to provide the best possible learning environment for our students.

The school is organised into teaching teams which are based on the Victorian Curriculum Standards

There is also an extensive specialist teaching program covering Physical Education, Korean Language, Visual Arts and Performing Arts.
The library is managed by a part-time assistant and parent volunteers, the Multimedia program is conducted by a multimedia technician and our Out of School Hours program is staffed by a manager and two assistants.

Ormond Primary School is an active member of the Stonnington and Glen Eira (SaGE) Network of Schools.

Plans, Reports & Policies

Annual Report

Our school Annual Report is designed to inform parents and the wider school community of the school’s successes, activities and achievements throughout the year. The Annual Report is endorsed by the School Council each year in March at the Annual General Meeting.

School Strategic Plan

The School Strategic Plan sets out the direction for our school for a four-year period. The plan includes our vision, values, rationale, context and challenges as well as goals, targets and key improvement strategies in the three priority focus areas. The strategic plan is developed after a comprehensive review process which audits and analyses all school operations and data.

School Annual Implementation Plan

The School Annual Implementation Plan details how the key improvement strategies in the School Strategic Plan will be put into practice each year. It is the annual plan that guides our teachers in their work to achieve the goals and targets in the Strategic Plan and to help them monitor the progress and success of our students.

Policies

Aboriginal Learning Wellbeing And Safety

Acceptable Use Agreement ICT/Devices Yr 5 & 6

Acceptable Use Agreement ICT/Devices Foundation to Yr 4

Administration Of Medication

Annual Consent Form Photographing Filming And Recording Students

Anaphylaxis Policy

Asthma Management Policy

Attendance Policy

Bullying Prevention Policy

Brain Food Policy

Child Safe Code Of Conduct Policy

Child Safety Policy

Child Safe Code Of Conduct Policy

Child Safe Responding & Reporting Obligations Policy

Complaints Policy

DET Schools Privacy Policy

Diabetes Policy

Digital Learning Policy

Disability And Inclusion Policy

Duty Of Care Policy

First Aid Policy

Health Care Needs Policy

Healthy Eating Policy

Home Learning Policy

Inclusion And Diversity Policy

Mobile Device Policy

Newsletter Policy

Parent Payments 2023 Foundation

Parent Payments 2023 Year 1

Parent Payments 2023 Year 2

Parent Payments 2023 Year 3

Parent Payments 2023 Year 4

Parent Payments 2023 Year 5

Parent Payments 2023 Year 6

Photographing, Filming & Recording Students Policy

Pivacy Policy

Promoting Participation Empowerment

Remote Learning Policy

School Camp & Excursion Policy

School Council Hire Agreement

School To Community Communication And Engagement Policy

Social Media Policy (Parents/Carers)

Statement Of Values Philosophy

Student Discipline Policy

Student Engagement Inclusion Policy

Student Enrolment Policy

Student Leadership Policy

Student Wellbeing Engagement Policy

SunSmart

Uniform Policy

Visitors Policy

Volunteers Policy

Working With Children And Suitability Check Policy

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