Filed Under (Introduction) by on January 26, 2014


‘Get to Know You’ interviews
The purpose of these interviews is for you to meet your child’s teacher and to share information about your child.

Each year level will have one late night of interviews – please check the dates below. Interviews will be of 10 minutes duration.

For these interviews we are introducing a new internet-based booking system called Parent Teacher On-Line (PTO). This will save time for parents, staff and students! Using this system you will be able to book the interview times that suit you best using any internet-connected computer.

If you do not have internet access at home or elsewhere, you will be able to contact the school on 9894 3400 and a staff member will book the most suitable time for you.

Further information will either be emailed to parents (if you have already given your email address to the front office) or a letter will be sent home.

Bookings will open on 23rd February.

Please click on this link to go to Parent Teacher Online to make your booking. This will take you to the login screen and on the right hand side, please click on obtain pin password and enter your email address. This will then send you an email with your login details.

Many apologies for the glitches – everything is up and running now. Click on the link above and just use the login details on the paper slip that will come home with your child this afternoon.

23rd Feb: Years 1 and 2 Parent Information Evenings @ 6pm. District Swimming
24th Feb: Years 3 and 4 Information Evenings @ 6pm
25th Feb: Years 5 and 6 Information Evening @ 6pm. Whole school Athletics Day
2nd March: ‘Get to know You’ Interviews – Years 1 and 2
3rd march: ‘Get to know You’ Interviews – Years 5 and 6
4th March: ‘Get to know You’ Interviews – Years 3 and 4 and Year 1LC


Bully Stoppers: Being Cool Online

Students achieve their best at school in safe and supportive environments, where they are free from bullying and disruptive behavior. We put a big emphasis on making sure we provide a great environment for our students – one that promotes tolerance and is inclusive, harmonious and free from bullying.

We can work towards this goal through education in the classroom, intervention in the playground and a focus on promoting positive behavior.

However, with the rise of social media, bullying now occurs online, as well as in person. Cyberbullying is just as harmful as face-to-face bullying, and online actions can have real life consequences.

Cyberbullying is an increasing issue in the wider community – and the best way to tackle it is for schools, students and parents to work in partnership.

Orchard Grove Primary School is supporting the Victorian Government’s Bully Stoppers campaign – which has just launched a new series of tools and resources for parents and students to support students in preventing cyberbullying and how to practice Netiquette. Available from 10 February, our students will be encouraged to participate in an online quiz hosted on the Bully Stoppers website, where they will learn more about how to be good net citizens and go into the draw to win an iPad as well as other prizes for our school.

These resources, called Bully Stoppers: Being Cool Online, are available on the Bully Stoppers website, at www.education.vic.gov.au/bullystoppers – visit the site to find out more.

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