Welcome to the 2021 school year! I would like to extend a warm welcome to our families with whom we have had a long-term association with and to those families who have joined our Ormiston school community for the very first time.
A special welcome is extended to our new Early Learning 3 to Year 6 students who have all attended school this week and I would like to congratulate our Foundation students who have this week started their official first year of Primary schooling. I was delighted to see so many families and students with smiles on their faces on their first day of school.
New Foundation to Year 6 Ormiston Students
I would like to congratulate all of our new students who have settled in so quickly. At our Junior School Assembly next week, our Foundation to Year 6 students will receive their Ormiston badge. Our new students from Foundation to Year 6 are:
Caroline Chen, Anne Fu, Lena Li, Joelle Whelan & Jessica Yu
Matilda Collins, Annicle Li, Yoyo Zeng, Sabrina Zhao, Rava Liu, Angela Wu & Cecilia Yang
Ellie Tsigounis, Alysa Zhang, Hanna Lindsay & Claire Nguyen
Grace Chan, Hannah Law, Allison Stocker, Ann Brookes, Kealey Liew & Eshani Nagarajan
Alina Johnson, Angel Li & Alex Kossaris
Ormiston Staffing for 2021
Here is our Ormiston Team for the start of this year:
Early Learning 3
Angela Follacchio & Effie Kitsiris
Early Learning 4 (Full Time)
Ramila Sadikeen & Joanna Lee
Early Learning 4 (Part Time)
Relief Early Learning Assistant
Foundation & Year 1 Literacy & Numeracy Support
Year 2 Literacy & Numeracy Teacher
Anjali de Quadros
Rebecca Leondidis & Liz Ruffles
Jasvindar Gill & Ellie Zarfaty
Craig Goodwin & Fiorella Soci
Katrina Cheong & Nancy Robottom
Scarlett Zhang, Peipei Liu & Lin Zhang
Nichole Adams & Penny Byrne
Sport & Physical Education
Liana Kitsou, Dot Georgiou, Kath Woolcock & Nareen Robinson
Reverend Helen Creed
Lisa White, Anjali de Quadros, Michelle May (EAL) & Melissa Donelly (EAL)
Meet the Teacher Evening
I would like to thank all parents that joined our Foundation – Year 6 class teachers online via Zoom for their start of the year Meet the Teacher evening. It was an excellent opportunity for parents to receive information about their child’s year level program while at the same time, meet other parents. I strongly encourage parents to contact their child’s class teacher if they have any questions about the evening.
Weekly Junior School Assemblies
Our Junior School assemblies will begin next week (Week 2) on Wednesday mornings at 8.40am. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, parents are unable to join us at this stage at school. However, we hope to invite parents to our assemblies later this term.
It is very exciting to start our co-curricular program next week at Ormiston. It has been nearly 12 months since our activities have been organised for our students to elect to participate. I encourage parents to keep a close eye on the Junior School Weekly for regular updates as we would like to expand the types of activities that we offer our students this year.
Each year level from Early Learning to Year 6 attend a fortnightly Chapel class held in our Chapel from Reverend Helen Creed. These sessions are a feature of our own unique student wellbeing program called BRAVE (Being Resilient and Valuing Everyone). These sessions started last week and take place on a Friday morning.
I wish all our Ormiston families a restful weekend.
Head of Junior School