From the Principal...
Buildings and Grounds
We are looking forward to the arrival of our new outdoor seating next week and this will be installed for all students to use soon after. We thank the facilities team for their behind the scenes work to ensure fundraising money has been put to good use. We also had a final update on money raised at the walkathon. I am pleased to announce that we raised $10,418! A significant portion of the funds raised will be used to help provide better resources in the school library, with the remainder of the money going towards the school's Building Fund. Thanks again go to Year One Parents and Friend's volunteers for assisting with this popular event.
On Tuesday, we had a visit from 18 adults who are studying at the local English language centre. They visited Ormond PS to discover what education in Australian schools looks like and how they can become involved. They went on a tour of the school, spoke with children in classrooms and asked me numerous questions about parent teacher interviews, class sizes and educational pedagogy. The facilitator of the group was so appreciative of our time and how she could now use the visit as an opportunity for further oral language activities.
Ormond Has Got Talent
Ormond certainly has got talent as seen this week in the hall. The students performed extremely well and the audience thoroughly enjoyed all the acts. The staff item was well received, regardless of limited practice opportunities. Keeping such an act secret was always going to prove to be problematic. I do hope that are wonderful staff continue to shake their tail feathers at many events to follow!
One Year 1 student who did not perform at this event, has come to my office to share some incredible news. Chloe in Year One has been chosen as a first prize winner of the 2019 ‘Golden Classical International Music Awards’ and as a Vienna Grand Prize Virtuoso recipient. She has been selected to play in Vienna in September and at the Weill recital hall in New York. This is an incredible accomplishment and we would all love the opportunity to hear Chloe play the piano at an assembly or special event.
Recently, the Bentleigh RSL invited local schools to attend a presentation highlighting the importance of the RSL, what the RSL represents and how we can help to support this organisation. Paras, Sam, Louie and Ruby were selected to represent Ormond PS and they thoroughly enjoyed listening to veterans talking about their experiences. They asked thoughtful questions and interacted with the presenters, displaying great respect.
3-Way Student Led Conferences - Bookings close Friday 16th August 3:30pm
This term we are introducing the 3-Way Student Led Conference as part of our school’s Assessment and Reporting Program. This will be held for all students from Foundation to Year 6. During this 3-Way Student Led Conference, the students, their parents and classroom teacher meet to discuss their child’s learning and goals. Everyone has a role to play.
Roles and Responsibilities
Students plan and prepare their work for discussion with the support of their teacher. During the conference, students demonstrate their learning goals with evidence provided. This will enable students to share their work in a confident and articulate manner.
Parents are expected to attend the conference with their child. Parents can offer support and encouragement, be active listeners and praise their efforts.
Teachers play a crucial role in supporting students to plan and prepare the work they choose to present as evidence of their learning. Teachers facilitate the 3-way conversations. They support the learners and parents by clarifying, elaborating and responding to specific questions.
What to Expect
- The conference will take up to 10 minutes. A learning goal from Mathematics and English will be selected.
- The structure of the conference may differ across year levels.
- The student will present their learning goals and discuss the evidence. The child’s strengths and any concerns are discussed.
- Your child takes an active role. They lead and parents may ask questions, make comments or express wonderings.
Ormond Primary School believes that a 3-Way Student Led Conference is one important way to support students in their learning. We aim to provide all students with increasing responsibility and ownership of their education to encourage independence in their journey as a life-long learner. We hope that this is a valuable and informative experience for all.
Bookings are now open on Compass for parents/carers to book via 'Conferences' in the Community Tab (two heads). Please contact the office if you have any issues with the booking process.
Year 3 Camp payment and Consent due by this Friday 9th August
For those families still yet to make payment and consent for Year 3 Camp, a reminder that Friday 9th August is your last day to do so. Please contact the office as soon as possible if you have any questions regarding payments.
Curriculum Day - Friday 9th August
There will be a Curriculum Day on Friday 9th August. Students are not required at school for this day.
Out of School Hours Care will be available on this day for those who require care. Please contact the program directly on 9578 5826 or see April or Sharelle in the Hall during program hours.
Enrol Now for 2020
We are open for 2020 enrolments and forms can be collected at the Office. If you have a child turning 5 by April 30, 2020, please complete an enrolment form and bring in a copy of your child’s birth certificate and immunisation record and we will process the enrolment immediately. It helps us enormously with planning, if we have a clear indication of enrolments as early as possible. We will be conducting further tours for those who may have missed an opportunity to visit our school, please keep an eye on the website.
Foundation Transition is scheduled to start in September. Please ensure your child is enrolled to confirm their participation in the program.
Out of School Hours Care
By now you should have made two payments this term including your End of Term 2 fees. As stated on your child’s enrolment form you should be making a payment every fortnight.
After School Care Activities
Thursday 8th Aug Paper Mache bracelets
Friday 9th Aug Shadow Puppets
Monday 12th Aug Jack in the box
Tuesday 13th Aug Juggling balls
Wednesday 14th Aug Pine Cone creatures
Thursday 15th Aug Embossed photo frames
Friday 16th Aug Pencil Toppers
Monday 19th Aug Magnetic Butterflies
Tuesday 20th Aug Dangly Monster
Wednesday 21st Aug Corner bookmarks
Out of School Hours Program