Parents

Communications

Compass

Compass allows parents to access the most up-to-date information about our school, events and activities, your child’s progress and any urgent news the school needs to send to parents.

With Compass you can:

  • Monitor your child’s attendance, and enter an explanation for absence or lateness
  • Communicate with your child’s teachers
  • Download and view your child’s progress and Academic Reports (hyperlink to academic reports section)
  • Book parent-teacher conferences
  • Pay and provide consent for events and school fees
    update your family contact details (please also notify the office of such changes)

Accessing Compass
Compass is accessible on any modern web browser or by using the Compass iOS or Android apps – search for ‘Compass School Manager’ in the App store.

Login and password
Every family receives a unique Compass login when joining the school.

Troubleshooting
If you have any issues with accessing Compass, including log in details and password resets please contact the office on 03 9578 1327 or ormond.ps@education.vic.gov.au.

Social Media

The Parents and Friends committee establishes a Year level Facebook page for each incoming year. This is an opt in, inclusive platform where parents share handy school hints, ask questions, or post last-minute reminders. For further information please speak to your class representative or contact the school office on 03 9578 1327 or email ormond.ps@education.vic.gov.au.

Year Level Information

At the commencement of each school year, parents are invited to attend a Year level information evening. This is an opportunity to meet the teachers, hear what’s planned for the year ahead and ask questions.

In the first weeks of each term, Year level teachers send out a summary of the curriculum and special events for the term ahead.

Parent teacher interviews

Ormond Primary is committed to building and sustaining strong partnerships between teachers, students and their families.

Shortly after the Year level information nights at the start of each year, parents are invited to book a time to meet with their child’s Year level teacher to discuss any issues or concerns they may have about their child. This helps the teachers to work in partnership with parents and students to ensure the best possible learning outcomes for the year ahead.

Formal face to face parent teacher interviews are held twice a year to discuss your child’s progress and to collaborate with your child’s teacher to support their learning and development. In Term 3, the school conducts 3-way conferences, which is an opportunity for students to discuss their progress and personalised learning goals with their teacher and parents/carers.

You can email your child’s teachers directly at any time via Compass.

School newsletter

Through our fortnightly newsletter parents are kept up to date with school news and event information.

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School Council

Our School Council plays a key role in helping develop a vision for the school in collaboration with all members of the school community and is actively involved in the development and endorsement of the School Strategic Plan.

Structure
Our School Council consists of 14 representatives including the school principal. There are eight elected parent members, four Department of Education employees, and one Parents and Friends liaison nominee.

Sub-committees
Much of the School Council’s work is organised through four active sub-committees:

Finance and Trading Operations
Community Engagement and Maintenance
Education and Policy
Parents and Friends

Guiding principles

The School Council and its sub-committees work enthusiastically to develop key strategies and action plans for each group to focus on. When developing these plans two guiding principles are adhered to:

  1. ‘It’s all about the children’ – the overarching goal for the School Council is about improving student achievement for all students.
  2. Every decision or action must be guided by the health and welfare needs of the students.

School Council 2020

Executive Officer
Kerri McLeod

President
Nerida Crake

Vice President
Jo Feather

Treasurer
Vee Ann Tran

Secretary
Michelle Gilmore

Sub Committee Council Members

1. Finance and Trading Operations
Jan Cassidy, Kerri McLeod, Vee Ann Tran, Lorrie Dell, Michael Pannam

2. Community Engagement/Buildings & Grounds
Kerri McLeod, Brodie Thomson, Gregg Workman, Renee Le Mar, Nerida Crake, Diana Bosanac, Angus Dickason

3. Education
Lorrie Dell, Delia Robey, Jacqui Warfe, Michelle Gilmore, Effie Liarakos, Kirsty Eather

4. Department of Education Representatives
Kerri McLeod, Lorrie Dell, Gregg Workman, Delia Robey, 

5. Parents and Friends Convenors
Heather Hosken, Jacqui Warfe, Kath Spencer

Parents & Friends

Ormond Primary School Parents and Friends (P&F) is an open group of enthusiastic volunteer parents / carers who work with the school leadership and teachers to add to the quality of school life for the children and the school community.

Key goals:

  1. Assist in building the participation of parents in the life of the school
  2. Support the work of School Council
  3. Assist in fundraising

P&F regularly organise events and activities for both the parents/carers and the children with the aims of building a strong, fun and inclusive community and raising much needed funds for the school. We welcome new volunteers and would love you to get involved.

All parents and carers of Ormond Primary School students are invited to volunteer with Parents and Friends.

For further information contact us at any time at p.and.f.ormond@gmail.com.

School Uniform

Ormond Primary School has a compulsory school uniform. Wearing a uniform encourages the development of our school culture in addition to portraying a unified image.

Our uniform is available from the PSW Uniform Shop located at 1/596 North Rd Ormond. Visit the PSW Uniform Shop for a current price list.

Some second-hand items are available from our Ormond Primary School Uniform shop, which is run by Parents and Friends once a term on school grounds (Covid permitting). A transition stall is also held as part of the Prep transition program in November each year.

All proceeds from the stall are used to further develop the school facilities and opportunities for Ormond students. As a school community we are committed to the environmental principles of reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Lost property

Busy children often leave behind their belongings. We gather these in our lost property cupboard which is located off the library/atrium. Students are encouraged to check there when they have misplaced items. Any clothing or property coming to school should be clearly named. Items that are unnamed and not claimed are sold through our second-hand stall.

The Before and After School Care Program also has a small box of items misplaced while students are in their care. This box in the school hall is worth checking for named items.

Before and After School Care

Ormond Primary School offers a Before and After School Care Program, School Holiday Program and Curriculum Day Care. These programs are provided in our school hall and grounds where children participate and enjoy a variety of activities.

Eligibility
This service is available to Ormond Primary School children only.

Further Information & Enrolments
For further information about the program please contact our Out of School Hours Coordinator April Kopitz on 0439 111 026

Traffic safety

In the interests of children’s safety, parents are strongly encouraged to observe the following points:

  • Kiss and Go drop off zones are available on Wheatley Road out the front of the school and in Ruby Street. Please note this is not for parking. City of Glen Eira ‘Drop off Zone’ rules apply i.e. drivers are not permitted to vacate their vehicle, and Council by-laws officers are vigilant in patrolling these areas.
  • Care when parking, dropping off children, or when collecting children from school to ensure compliance with parking restrictions
  • Be aware of danger of turning and pulling out from the kerb when children are outside the school grounds
  • Cars may not be driven onto the school grounds

Parents and carers should park where it is safe and legal and walk a short distance to ensure the safety of our children. Please observe the parking regulations on all streets adjacent to the school property. Parking officers patrol the area as a safety measure.

Key Events & Term Dates

Key Events

august, 2022

Term Dates 2022

Term 1 – Monday 31 January – Friday 8 April
Term 2 – Tuesday 26 April – Friday 24 June
Term 3 – Monday 11 July – Friday 16 September
Term 4 – Monday 3 October – Tuesday 20 December

Curriculum Days
Each year we have approximately four curriculum days so our teaching staff can undertake professional development and planning. These are student free days, however we offer our  Out of School Hours Care program for those students who need supervision.

  • Friday 20th May – Pupil Free Day

 

Public Holidays 2022

Australia Day
Wednesday 26th January

Labour day
Monday 14th March

Good Friday
Friday 15th April

Easter Monday
Monday 18th April

Anzac Day
Monday 25th April

Queen’s Birthday
Monday 13th June

AFL Grand Final Holiday
Friday 30th September

Melbourne Cup
Tuesday 1st November

Christmas Day
Sunday 25th December

Boxing Day
Monday 26th December

Christmas Day Holiday
Tuesday 27th December

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