This is the webpage where you will be able to access important information to assist you in planning for January 2018. This page will continue to be updated throughout Term 4 as important information comes to hand.
To assist you in navigating this information, below is a checklist of the mandatory forms for each year of entry. Below the checklist there is also information regarding Outside School Hours Care, Music and Drama.
Prep to Year 3 Entry, have you:
Year 4 to Year 6 Entry, have you:
Year 7 to Year 12 Entry, have you:
For your convenience and to avoid excessive wait times, an appointment is necessary if you require more than three or four items and/or if you require assistance with fitting and sizing of garments. You can make an appointment on our website
Additional orders can be emailed to our Uniform Shop Convenor, Mrs Belinda Meredith at email@example.com
The College is dedicated to providing the best possible care for your child’s wellbeing by providing a full-time Registered Nurse, who manages the Health Centre and its personnel and provides training to College staff. The Nurse allows the College to provide additional services that may not be found in other schools. To assist the College we ask all parents to complete the Medical Details and Consent form.
Medical Details and Consent form (Please complete and return to the College Registrar before Friday 13 October.)
Booklists for 2018 will be distributed during Term 4 and will be listed here.
An OSHC and Vacation Care Program is offered for Ormiston College students.
As part of the orientation process for new students, we would like to extend an invitation to you and your child to be part of the Step Up Morning on Wednesday 22 November. This morning will give some insight into what you can look forward to in 2018. Further details will be provided closer to the time.
An Orientation for new students entering Year 1 to Year 6 in 2018 will be conducted on Monday 23 January. Further information will be forwarded to you in December.
On the first day of school (Tuesday 24 January) children should arrive sometime between 8am and 9am. You are welcome to stay and settle your child but we ask that you leave at 9am. You are then invited to join our Parents and Friends (P&F) Association morning tea which is held on the first day of each term in the Hall of Fame.
Parent Information Evenings will be held in Term 1 2018. This is a great opportunity to meet your child's teacher and receive an overview of the program, procedures and expectations. Ample time will be available for questions and answers. Further details regarding these evenings will be provided closer to the time.
In the aim to develop the full potential of students, Ormiston College provides an extensive co-curricular program. It is an expectation of the College that students from Year 4 and onwards will participate in at least two co-curricular activities each year.
Students who are involved in programs outside of the College are expected to prioritise their commitment to College programs. Please complete and return the below Junior School Co-curricular Involvement Form to the College Registrar before Friday 13 October.
A textbook and resource hire scheme operates for all Secondary School students. The current cost of the textbook and resource hire scheme for Senior School students is $62 per term. This amount may increase slightly in 2018. A deposit on textbooks of $200 will be charged to your first fees account next year. The deposit, less any incurred charges for non-return or damaged resources, will be refunded at the completion of schooling at Ormiston College. Textbooks will be available for collection in mid-January, on the same days as stationery orders. You will receive this advice separately.
Textbook and Resources Hire Scheme Agreement (Please complete and return to the College Registrar before Friday 13 October.)
The College has a one to one Laptop Program for all students in Year 7 to Year 12. Please complete the Laptop Agreement Form below.
Laptop Agreement (Please complete and return to the College Registrar before Friday 13 October.)
Students in Year 7 to Year 12 are provided with a College Locker. Please complete the following Student Padlock Agreement Form.
Student Padlock Agreement (Please complete and return to the College Registrar by Friday 13 October.)
In the aim to develop the full potential of students, Ormiston College provides an extensive co-curricular program. It is an expectation of the College that students will participate in at least two co-curricular activities each year. Students who are involved in programs outside of the College are expected to prioritise their commitment to College programs. Please complete and return the below Secondary School Co-curricular Involvement Form to the College Registrar before Friday 13 October.
In Year 7 2018, Ormiston College offers Japanese or German as a language other than English. All students must continue to study a language other than English for three years, and may continue the study in Year 10 Foundation Studies and Year 11 and Year 12.
Year 7 Language Selection Form (Please complete and return to the College Registrar before Friday 13 October).
Our aim is to assist your child to settle into the Middle School quickly and happily so that he or she may concentrate on learning effectively. Part of this includes the Making Connections Day, a Parent Information Evening and Orientation Day.
Parent Information Evening will be held on Wednesday 18 October.
Making Connections Day will be held on Wednesday 22 November.
Orientation Day will be held for students and their parents on Monday 23 January 2018. It is compulsory for Year 7 students to attend this day. Please note that students are not permitted to purchase uniforms on Orientation Day.
Further information regarding these events will be forwarded to you in due course.
Ormiston College encourages all students to acquire a lifelong love of music. Specialist music teachers inspire and equip students to become the best musicians they can be.
In doing this, music becomes a highly valued component of their lives both at school and beyond the classroom and as a consequence of this, students develop skills in the areas of socialisation, self-expression and creativity, critical and subjective thinking, concentration and self-discipline. We believe the pursuit of excellence in music to be an essential part of a holistic and integrated education for all students.
Ormiston College provides a comprehensive and expansive Music Tuition Program. The College’s Music Tuition Program has long had a reputation for producing outstanding results and engaging students as lifelong musicians.
For more information regarding Music offerings at Ormiston College please view the Arts Brochure below.
Private or group co-curricular drama is offered to interested students in the Junior School and Middle School. The drama students have the opportunity to enter eisteddfods and participate in accredited drama examinations. Various productions and presentations are also held throughout the year.
Sport plays an integral part in the well-rounded education
offered by Ormiston College.
Central to the program is our commitment to TAS (The Associated Schools), an
independent schools’ sporting association which offers seasons of Saturday fixtures
as well as swimming, cross country and athletics carnivals. Complementing the TAS
competition is the opportunity to participate in the regional selection process which
allows our elite athletes to ultimately compete at State and National level.
All students have the opportunity to represent their House in a range of interhouse sporting events which culminate in a Champion House Cup. We offer outstanding sporting
opportunities for students, including excellent coaching programs and state-of-theart
facilities. Most importantly, our sporting program boasts an exciting tradition of
excellence with premierships recorded every season.
The Ormiston College Swim Academy is where our students, parents, staff and members of the public come together to enjoy swimming in an inclusive, positive and friendly environment. Everyone is welcome, from OC students and their families to members of the general public!
Synergy Tennis offers a Tennis Program at Ormiston College to create a pathway from Prep to Year 12. This Private Coaching Program provides a link for students who wish to improve their individual skills throughout the year, complementing the team coaching provided at TAS and Junior TAS levels. For more information, please download the brochure.
The following information regarding fees was provided at your enrolment interview. To refresh your memory, we are including it here again.
Before commencement, all up-front fees (Application Fee, Confirmation Fee and Building Fund Contribution) for your child must be paid. You will be aware that the Building Fund Contribution ($630) is tax deductible.
When parents accept a position for their child, or children, at the College, they acknowledge that full payment of all fees will be made by the due date. Our tuition fee is all-inclusive for academic activities, ie there are no subject levies and cost for local excursions and/or visits from outside performers (or other skilled professionals) organised by the College are generally met by the College. Costs of co-curricular activities, in the main, are covered by the tuition fee, the exceptions being school camps and tours. Extra-curricular activities (eg aerobics, ballet, Science Club, After School Art, and private tuition for music, drama, swimming etc) are the responsibility of parents, as are purchases of stationery and uniforms.
The College has an Accident Protection Plan which provides insurance coverage for students at all times, not only when at College or involved in College-related activities.
Fees are to be paid in four equal installments and are due two weeks prior to the commencement of each new term. They can be paid using BPay, a credit card or by cheque. Please do not bank term fees directly into the Ormiston College account unless given specific instructions to do so.
If at any time you are experiencing difficulty with payments, we encourage you to contact either the Business Manager or Headmaster to discuss this.
Due Dates for Fee Payments in 2018 are as follows:
Term 1: Tuesday 9 January 2018
Term 2: Tuesday 2 April 2018
Term 3: Tuesday 3 July 2018
Term 4: Monday 24 September 2018
If you require any clarification or further information please contact our Registrar on the below details:
Tel: 07 3488 6794