Number 19: 13 September, 2017

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KEY DATES 2017– click to open the Calendar of events

EXCURSIONS – 3H & 4/5 PD 

COMMUNITY NEWS  – click to open Community News

SEASIDE FESTIVAL NEWS   click to open Seaside Festival News **update available

 

PRINCIPAL NEWS

Dear Families,

Another fortnight has raced by with many exciting events engaging our community.  Our Year 6 Maths Relay team were “crowned” state champions, two of our Tournament of the Minds Teams received honours medals and the Minister of Education and Training visited our school! Last Friday’s assembly was especially memorable (I haven’t laughed so hard for a very long time) and I’m looking forward to the next few weeks with Jump Rope for Heart on Tuesday 19th (P-6) & Wednesday 20th (Kinder), Stride & Ride to School Day on Tuesday 26th and our K-6 Art Attack celebration afternoon also on Tuesday 26th September.  See below for more information.

Korean Teacher Visit

As mentioned in our last newsletter, Taroona Primary was asked by Government Education and Training International (GETI) to host a brief visit for two Korean teachers last week.  Michelle and Ken spent their time with us discussing school policies, curriculum delivery and assessment practices; meeting with the Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Jeremy Rockliffe MP; touring the school with our SRC President Ruby and Vice-president Charlie; and viewing the Terrapin Puppet Theatre performance, Washpool Gully.  They also observed K-2 and 3-6 Arts Rotations, the K-6 Daily Fitness Program and Literacy and Numeracy lessons in both ECE and Primary classrooms.

Ken: The staff were very welcoming and professional. I was very impressed by activities such as Daily Fitness and Art Rotation.

Michelle : The lessons were well planned and the students seemed very engaged and active.

It was wonderful to see our community engaging so readily with our visitors. I would especially like to thank Prep parent, Joe Jung, who volunteered his time on Friday morning, providing Korean language support to answer questions Ken and Michelle had in relation to their visit to Taroona Primary.

Year 6 Peer Leader Program

Last Friday, a Peer Leader training session was held for all Year 6 students in preparation for them to work alongside our younger students in the ECE playground from next Monday 18th September. The Year 6 students learnt about what it will mean to be a peer leader, the needs and interests of 5-8 year olds and the basic principles of effective conflict resolution. Ms Gilmour, Mr Poynter and I are excited that more than 90% of our year 6s have volunteered to give up their play time to mentor our younger students.

School Satisfaction Surveys

This year, School Satisfaction Surveys for students, parents and staff will be conducted during September. This survey provides an opportunity for students, parents and staff to provide important feedback on what the school does well and where we can improve. Questions will cover a range of topics about our school. Your responses will be secure and anonymous.

Students (from Year 5 and above), parents and staff will be invited to participate. Participating students will be able to complete the survey during school time.

Parents selected to participate in the parent survey will receive a letter in coming days. We encourage you to participate and complete the survey to give our school a clear direction for planning for future programs and services for students.

Please contact the office if you wish to use a school computer to complete the survey.

2018 Classes & Pre-Kinder Program Term 4

Thank you to those parents who have already contacted the office regarding changes to schooling arrangements for their family in 2018.  This greatly assists us with our planning for 2018 class structures.

Kindergarten 2018 enrolment forms need to be completed ASAP please. Pre-Kinder sessions start Week 1, Term 4 and we need to ensure we have all home area families enrolled so that information about this program can be sent out before the end of term.

Car Park Safety

The TPSA recently posted the following to their Facebook Page:

  • The Drop off/Pick up Zone: Make it brief. Drop off/pick up and go. If the child needs assistance or you need to get stuff out of/put stuff into the boot – find a car parking spot.
  • Do NOT wait for your child to come out of school whilst in the drop off/pick up zone. If your child isn’t out yet, drive around and come back.
  • Give buses priority into and out of the school.
  • When parking your car – make sure you have parked in an allocated spot. Do NOT make your own car park.
  • Don’t park awkwardly. Ensure cars and buses CAN get past without difficulty.
  • Do NOT park over a pedestrian crossing.
  • Consider walking to school with your child/ren if you live locally (or even if you don’t).
  • If you can’t get into the drop off/pick up area, don’t hold up traffic. Do a lap of the car park or even a quick drive out of the school and come back.
  • Consider parking in a nearby street and walk to the school, if you’re able.

Please help us to create better traffic flow!

Best wishes

Danielle Bresnehan

Principal

TAROONA AWARDS

Congratulations to the following students who received Taroona Awards at last week’s assembly. A copy of the certificates are on the wall in the foyer at the office if you would like come in to have a look and read.

  • Excellence – Ezra H, Sadie F, Simon M, Arlo M, Rhys L, Sharni F, Callisto P
  • Collaboration – Elsa G, Beatrix VG, Bella P
  • Resilience – Marc E, Molly R
  • Creativity – Marisol N, Eva R, Yu C, Angus F
  • Respect & Collaboration – Tommy E, Sophie E, Thomas H, Alanah BS
  • Creativity & Excellence – Huon F, Lily BD
  • Collaboration & Respect – Nyesa H
  • Resilience & Creativity – Lachlan S
  • Excellence, Creativity & Collaboration – Katie C
  • All Five Values – Dali B, Stella T

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

Congratulations to Laura S. who has been selected in Cricket Tasmania’s Southern Storm Under 13 State Championship Squad. The carnival will be held in Hobart during the Term 3 holidays.

Congratulations to everyone from Taroona Primary who participated in the Les Elliot Karate and Kobodo Academy Club Competition (Spencer & Charlie M absent)

TPS STUDENTS SELECTED IN THE PRIMARY SCHOOL SPORT TASMANIAN ATHLETICS CARNIVAL 2017

Please click here for a report from Kylie Broadbent

TOURNAMENT OF MINDS (TOM)

Please click here for a detailed report from Debbie Clark and Hilary Purdie.

 

ARTS CELEBRATION

KIDSMATTER PRIMARY

This week’s fact sheet focusing on helping children to manage feelings with useful ideas for parents and carers.

Please click on the image to access the 2-page article.

JUMP ROPE FOR HEART AT TPS – 19 & 20th September

Students can raise funds online. Visit: www.jumprope.org.au  go to the Kids tab and click on REGISTER. Money can also be deposited into the donations box at the school office from now until Tuesday 19th September.  Skipping ropes are available to purchase at the school office for $6.00 each.  Please wear a splash of red. Parents are welcome to come along to watch and participate with students.  We would particularly love parents of Early Childhood students to help turn long ropes during skipping rotations.

Jump Off Afternoon (P-6): Tuesday 19th September

Year 3 -6 students start at 1.10pm

Prep – Year 2 start 1.30pm

Quadrangle, Netball & Tennis Courts

Jump Off for Kindergarten: Wednesday 20th September

Kinder O students start at 12pm

Kinder G students start at 12.40pm

Netball Courts

SCHOOLS TRIATHALON CHALLENGE 2017

  • When: Friday 8th December
  • Where: Bellerive Beach
  • Who: Year 3 – 6 Students
  • What: Swim, Bike, Run – Teams or Individual competitors welcome
  • Cost: $20.00

Entry form and information is available at the school office or from Mrs Broadbent. Click HERE to print off Entry Form & Information. Forms along with money are due in to the office by Friday 22nd September (next week).

CLASS NEWS

KO & KG – Kinder news

It’s been a very busy few weeks in kinder with so many new and wonderful experiences! On August 30th, we were lucky to have Jess from Kingston Bunnings come to our classes and help us make tool boxes for our Dads for Father’s Day. Thank you to Bunnings for your donation of the boxes and to the many mums and dads who helped us build and paint them.

Last week we joined the rest of the school for Daily Fitness, led by our very talented Grade 4/5s, and we have ventured out into the ECE playground! We also had our first Cross Country and it was wonderful to see everyone compete and finish the course.

Well done to our amazing kinder group for adjusting so well to our morning routine changes and for continuing to be the happy little people we love to see in our school.

Tania Glover and Ang Oldfield

 

TAROONA PRIMARY SCHOOL SOCCER – END OF SEASON BBQ – 16th September (this Saturday).

  • Event: End of Season BBQ and Presentations
  • Date: Saturday 16 September 2017 at 12pm.
  • Where: TPS Quadrangle

BUS CHANGES – effective immediately

Route 260 will have a minor change to finish at West Hobart Terminus, Mellifont St #20 In (instead of Mellifont St #20 Out).

… Lansdowne Cr >Hill St >Hamilton St >Lochner St >Newdegate St > Mellifont St (finish at West Hobart terminus).

Hill St Stop #18 Out will no longer be serviced, However, there are set-down stops in Hamilton, Lochner and Newdegate Streets that will now be included.

Route Map – click here

Route Directions – click here

 TPSA NEWS

We meet once a month at 7pm in the Staffroom at the School to discuss everything from school staffing, updates on grounds, fundraising and ideas or issues brought to our attention by parents and staff.

2017 Dates: 16 October, 13 November & 4 December

If you are unable to attend meetings but would still like to know what’s going on, you can be added to our email list. Please email tpsaenquiry@gmail.com requesting to join the list.

Please see Seaside Festival News at the top of this page for the latest Seaside Festival News

LAUNCHING INTO LEARNING

Click here for Term 3 Calendar

 Woolworths Earn & Learn: – it’s on again.

The Woolworths Earn & Learn program is on again!  It gives primary and secondary schools, and Early Learning Centres around Australia the chance to earn amazing school resources. Earn one Woolworths Earn & Learn sticker for every $10 spent at Woolworths.  Stick the Stickers on a Sticker Sheet. Drop the Sticker Sheet into a Collection Box at the School Office or at Woolworths in Sandy Bay. We have Sticker Sheets at the office.

Click here for Sticker Sheets, more information, Frequently Asked Questions and Terms & Conditions – then stick together with your local community.

SCHOOL INFORMATION

To ensure the safety of our school property, please ring Crime Stoppers if you see anyone acting suspiciously in our school grounds.

School Banking: Calling for volunteers – we need your help!

We are looking for volunteers to assist running the Commonwealth Bank School Banking Program this year with a view to replacing the current Grade 5/6 Parents for 2018. This only takes about an hour of your time one day a week (currently Thursday morning).  The program is great for students to develop saving skills and is also a great fundraiser for our school.  Please click here for the Commonwealth Bank information and Newsletter.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact:  Leanne Barnbaum at barnbaum@bigpond.com or Alison Phillips at mailto:aphillip5@yahoo.com.au.

Uniform Shop News

We are open on Tuesdays between 2:45 and 3:15 under the staffroom. If you can’t make this time, place an order at the office for collection the following Wednesday morning.

Sushi

Click here for the sushi menu

 

For any queries during Term 3, please email Alex Terhell at:  alex.terhell@outlook.com.au

Duty of Care

Please note that students are not to arrive before 8.30am. This is for the students’ protection and safety as there are no teachers on duty prior to 8.30am and classrooms remain locked until this time. Supervision is provided before and after school:

  • Playground (EXCLUDING CREEK PLAYGROUND & OVAL) 8.30am to 8.55am
  • Car park & bus area 2.50pm to 3.05pm

MOVE WELL EAT WELL – Stride & Ride Day 26th September 2017


Number 18: 30 August, 2017

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KEY DATES 2017– click to open the Calendar of events

EXCURSIONS –  6PT & 6GM

COMMUNITY NEWS  – click to open Community News

SEASIDE FESTIVAL NEWS   click to open Seaside Festival News

 

PRINCIPAL NEWS

Dear Families,

Another wonderful fortnight of learning has raced by, with photos from our Book Week Activities and Arts Rotations recently posted to the Taroona Primary School Facebook page.  There were many colourful, creative and joyful moments experienced during these events, which energised all of us during this recent patch of cold weather!

Minister of Education and Training & Korean Teacher Visit

Two teachers from Jeju Island, Korea, will be visiting Taroona PS on Monday 4th September and Friday 8th September as part of a longer visit to Tasmania hosted by Government Education and Training International (GETI). The Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Jeremy Rockliff MP, will also visit TPS on Monday 4th September to officially meet the guests and tour our school.

Jeju and Tasmania have a longstanding sister state relationship, and earlier this year an MOU between the Tasmanian Department of Education and the Jeju Department of Education was signed by the two Education Ministers. The Jeju DoE are looking to Tasmanian DoE for learning in curriculum development and implementation, assessment methodology, innovation and inclusiveness. We look forward to showcasing the creative, dynamic and innovative teaching and learning programs we have here at TPS during their visit.

Class Structures and Enrolments 2018

We are now starting to plan for 2018 and ask all current Kindergarten to Year 5 families whose schooling arrangements will change in 2018, to let us know as soon as possible.  This will greatly assist with 2018 class structure and staffing decisions, which need to be made in the very near future.  A reminder to families with young children who are eligible for Kindergarten in 2018 to please contact the office as soon as possible, arrange a time to tour the school and complete enrolment forms. All enquiries Phone 6227 8325 or email: Taroona.primary@education.tas.gov.au

Working With Vulnerable People Cards

A reminder that parents coming into the school to assist with classroom programs, including excursions, need to hold a current WWVP card.  Please contact the school office for more information.

Kids Matter Primary Resources

Information about family relationships, the second brochure in our series from KidsMatter Primary, is included in this week’s newsletter. KidsMatter Primary is a mental health and wellbeing framework for primary schools and is proven to make a positive difference to the lives of Australian children. Please click on the image or link to obtain full access to this week’s brochure: About Family Relationships.

Don’t forget the TPSA meeting on Monday 4th September from 7pm in the staffroom! I hope to see you there.

Best wishes

Danielle Bresnehan

Principal

TPS VALUES AWARDS

Congratulations to the following students who were acknowledged with Taroona Awards at recent assemblies.

4 August

  • Excellence – Azaan R, Alexander M, Jeri B, Otto N, Floyd T, Ellen H, Gael F
  • Creativity – Milo R, Amie M, Riley S, Patrick B, Memphis C
  • Resilience – Marisol N, Anabelle A, Ruby B, Chloe T
  • Collaboration – Sabrina J, Lui A, Isaiah C
  • Excellence & Respect – Isabel W
  • Respect & Collaboration – Jorja N, Madeleine W
  • All Values – Silas G, Eden S, Georgina P, Olivia H, Roy C

25 August

  • Respect – Ari B-B, Otis L, Lorenzo F
  • Excellence – Henry C, Khadijah N, Zac K, Oliver M, Adelaide S, Isla C
  • Creativity – Ben P, Tom T, Gus F, Leo J
  • Collaboration – Maggie A, Lani J, Scarlett H, James H
  • Collaboration & Resilience – Kai S
  • Excellence & Respect – Hugo D, Shem H, Max D
  • Respect & Collaboration – Henry N, Sam W, Charlie W, Sienna F
  • Resilience & Respect – Louis N
  • All Values – Elsa B, Meg

CELEBRATING STUDENT SUCCESS

Congratulations to our Year 6 Maths Relay Team, recently crowned Tasmanian Maths Relay Champions for 2017!  Thanks again to Peta Gilmour and Tony Poynter for coordinating and supporting both TPS teams at the competition.

Congratulations to Max J, Year 6, recently selected in the Under 12 Tasmanian Hockey Team to compete at the Pacific School Games to be held in Adelaide in December.

Finally, congratulations are also extended to Kelsie W and Caitlyn W, Year 6, who participated in the Victorian Irish Dancing Championships last weekend in Melbourne.

SCHOOLS TRIATHALON CHALLENGE 2017

  • When: Friday 8th December
  • Where: Bellerive Beach
  • Who: Year 3 – 6 Students
  • What: Swim, Bike, Run – Teams or Individual competitors welcome
  • Cost: $20.00

Entry form and information is attached to this newsletter, available at the school office or from Mrs Broadbent. Click HERE to print off Entry Form & Information.

JUMP ROPE FOR HEART AT TPS

  • When: PE lessons and Daily Fitness in the next 4 weeks
  • Who: Whole School
  • Where: Around the school grounds on hard surfaces
  • What: To raise money for the Heart Foundation

Money donations can be dropped off to the office and popped in the JRFH box. Skipping ropes are available to purchase at the school office for $6.00 each

Jump Off Afternoon: Tuesday 19th September

Kylie Broadbent

CLASS NEWS

1 WILSON

 

TAROONA PRIMARY SCHOOL SOCCER – END OF SEASON BBQ

Event: Taroona Primary School Soccer End of Season BBQ and Presentations

Date: Saturday 9 September 2017 at 2pm – 4pm (This is also the date of last round of soccer)

Where: TPS Quadrangle

 SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB

Thank you to everybody who ordered from Book Club Issue 5.  All orders have now been sent home and $368 was raised for the School.  If you missed ordering from Issue 5 you can order online (only) from Issue 6 using LOOP.  The catalogue is here: http://www.scholastic.com.au/schools/bookclub/assets/pdfs/bc617.pdf  Orders need to be submitted by September 14.  This is a great way to order gifts and 20% of your order earns rewards for the School.

Regards Jennifer Hemer

THANK YOU

Many thanks to the TPSA for providing funds for us to buy a very handy portable sound system. This will be used for a variety of events and make life that much easier for our learning community.

The Taroona Tech Team, led by Ollie W, will be co-ordinating the use of the device for school use. The team is Ollie W, Jordon D, and Hugo W. They are there to help you with any questions or assistance you may require. Thanks Team!

TPSA NEWS

Please see Seaside Festival News  at the top of this page for the latest Seaside Festival News

 

 

TAROONA HIGH SCHOOL – Wednesday 13 September

PRE-TEEN & TEEN ONLINE PARENTING PROGRAM

Researchers at The University of Queensland are offering Australian parents of pre-teens and teens (aged 10-16 years) the opportunity to try a brand new online parenting program for free as part of a research trial. The program is based on the successful Triple P: Positive Parenting Program.
To find out more or register for the study, visit: https://exp.psy.uq.edu.au/parentingteens/project/online

 TPSA NEWS

We meet once a month at 7pm in the Staffroom at the School to discuss everything from school staffing, updates on grounds, fundraising and ideas or issues brought to our attention by parents and staff.

2017 Dates:   4 September, 16 October, 13 November & 4 December

If you are unable to attend meetings but would still like to know what’s going on, you can be added to our email list. Please email tpsaenquiry@gmail.com requesting to join the list.

SEASIDE FESTIVAL – save the date – Saturday 11 November 2017, 11am – 3pm.

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See below for the latest information.  (All other information is available via this link)

 

 

LAUNCHING INTO LEARNING

Click here for Term 3 Calendar

 Woolworths Earn & Learn: – it’s on again.

The Woolworths Earn & Learn program is on again!  It gives primary and secondary schools, and Early Learning Centres around Australia the chance to earn amazing school resources. Earn one Woolworths Earn & Learn sticker for every $10 spent at Woolworths.  Stick the Stickers on a Sticker Sheet. Drop the Sticker Sheet into a Collection Box at the School Office or at Woolworths in Sandy Bay. We have Sticker Sheets at the office.

Click here for Sticker Sheets, more information, Frequently Asked Questions and Terms & Conditions – then stick together with your local community.

SCHOOL INFORMATION

To ensure the safety of our school property, please ring Crime Stoppers if you see anyone acting suspiciously in our school grounds.

School Banking: Calling for volunteers – we need your help!

We are looking for volunteers to assist running the Commonwealth Bank School Banking Program this year with a view to replacing the current Grade 5/6 Parents for 2018. This only takes about an hour of your time one day a week (currently Thursday morning).  The program is great for students to develop saving skills and is also a great fundraiser for our school.  Please click here for the Commonwealth Bank information and Newsletter.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact:  Leanne Barnbaum at barnbaum@bigpond.com or Alison Phillips at mailto:aphillip5@yahoo.com.au.

Uniform Shop News

We are open on Tuesdays between 2:45 and 3:15 under the staffroom. If you can’t make this time, place an order at the office for collection the following Wednesday morning.

Sushi

Click here for the sushi menu

 

For any queries during Term 3, please email Alex Terhell at:  alex.terhell@outlook.com.au

 

Duty of Care

Please note that students are not to arrive before 8.30am. This is for the students’ protection and safety as there are no teachers on duty prior to 8.30am and classrooms remain locked until this time. Supervision is provided before and after school:

  • Playground (EXCLUDING CREEK PLAYGROUND & OVAL) 8.30am to 8.55am
  • Car park & bus area 2.50pm to 3.05pm

MOVE WELL EAT WELL


 

Number 17: 16 August, 2017

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KEY DATES 2017– click to open the Calendar of events

EXCURSIONS –  4-5C & 4-5PD, 6 PT, Prep PY & Prep SG, 1N & 1W, 3P & 3H

COMMUNITY NEWS  – click to open Community News

SEASIDE FESTIVAL NEWS   click to open Seaside Festival News

 

PRINCIPAL NEWS

Dear Families,

National Science Week is upon us with classes engaging in hands-on science activities, workshops, experiments, conversations and more! Last Friday, a number of classes participated in the amazing Festival of Bright Ideas at Princes Wharf and this week, many primary classes will be given the opportunity to engage in Taroona High School’s Science Fair.  Next week we will be celebrating Children’s Book Week with a range of activities including our annual Book Week Parade.  This is always a colourful event, with parents and carers invited to come along on Wednesday and enjoy the festivities from 9am in the quadrangle. A reminder that the Premier’s Reading Challenge finishes this Friday, 18th August and all children are encouraged to return their logs on or before the date.

Year 6 Peer Leader Program

An additional leadership opportunity is currently being developed for our Year 6 students.  The Peer Leader Program (opt-in for interested students) will provide training to enable leaders to support and mentor our youngest students in the ECE playground. Peer leaders will be given a red hat so that they are easily identified. Mr Poynter is coordinating this program and has reported a very high interest, with over 35 Year 6 students willing to give 20 minutes of their break time each week to this program.  More information will be provided as the program commences over the next few weeks.

Kindergarten Enrolments 2018

Families within the Taroona home area with young children who are eligible for Kindergarten in 2018 are urged to contact the office as soon as possible and arrange a time to tour the school and complete enrolment forms. All enquiries Phone 6227 8325 or email: Taroona.primary@education.tas.gov.au

Kids Matter Primary Resources

Over the coming weeks, our newsletter will include information for families from KidsMatter Primary. KidsMatter Primary is a mental health and wellbeing framework for primary schools and is proven to make a positive difference to the lives of Australian children. KidsMatter Primary provides methods, tools and support to help schools work with parents and carers, health services and the wider community, to nurture happy, balanced kids. Please click on the image or link to obtain full access to this week’s brochure on Effective Family Communication.

Tasmania’s Education Act

This week you may have seen or heard Education Minister Jeremy Rockliff in the media, explaining his decision not to lower the school starting age for Tasmanian school children. The proposal to lower the voluntary starting age for Kinder from four years to three and a half was part of reforms made to Tasmania’s Education Act, and would have come into effect in 2020.

After receiving a report on the likely economic and social impacts of such changes on the state’s early childhood education and care sector, the Minister accepted the report’s advice not to proceed with the lower starting age. However, in recognition that access to high-quality early learning sooner is best for all Tasmanian children, the Working Together for 3 Year Olds – targeted pre-school initiative will be implemented. To find out more about this initiative visit the Department website.

Best wishes

Danielle Bresnehan

Principal

TASMANIA FIRE SERVICE – HOME FIRE SAFETY PROGRAM

A firefighter from the Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) is visiting our school this week to present a Home Fire Safety Program to our Prep to Grade 6 students.

The age appropriate program is designed to raise fire awareness in children and includes fun in class activities, videos, activity books, website www.tfseducation.com.au and giveaways.

Parents and other family members are also encouraged to participate by reading the information and assisting your child with the after school activities.

The TFS aims to deliver appropriate fire safety education to every primary school child in Tasmania and is part of the TFS’s ongoing commitment to create a fire safe Tasmania.

Key Fire Safety Messages include,

Wake up – Install a smoke alarm in every bedroom

Plan and practice a home fire escape plan with the whole family

In a fire crawl low and go, go, go to the nearest exit

In an emergency call triple zero

Keep flammable material at least two metres from the heater

If your clothes catch fire, stop, drop, rock and roll

Keep matches and lighters away from children

Cooking – Turn it off before you turn away

Cool a burn under cold water for at least 20 minutes

Most house fires can be avoided. Make your home fire safe

More information www.tfseducation.com.au

EARLY CHILDHOOD

TFS receives regular requests from kindergartens, preschools and child care centres asking for firefighters to visit and teach children about home fire safety.

TFS does not deliver structured fire safety programs to children below primary school age. This decision was made based on research carried out by the Mental Health Services of the Royal Children’s Hospital and the Metropolitan Fire Brigade in Melbourne. This research indicated that:

  • Children under the age of five had low retention of the information they had learned; and
  • In some children, the information had actually stimulated their curiosity about fire and they had begun to play with fire.TFS has also developed resources for young children that introduce them to the friendly firefighter characters that they will meet when they receive the School Fire Education Program including a colouring book, a money box shaped like a fire truck, and stickers with home fire safety messages for the whole family.

TFS believes that parents and caregivers are the best people to make sure that very young children are safe from fire. To help with this, TFS has a fire safety website for parents, carers, teachers and students.

TFS has also developed resources for young children that introduce them to the friendly firefighter characters that they will meet when they receive the School Fire Education Program including a colouring book, a money box shaped like a fire truck, and stickers with home fire safety messages for the whole family.

NAPLAN ONLINE – TRIAL OF THE NEW ONLINE ASSESSMENT PLATFORM

You may have heard that NAPLAN online is being introduced across Australia over three years from 2017. Tasmanian Government schools will be administering NAPLAN online from 2019. NAPLAN online will provide better assessment, more precise results and faster turnaround of information.
Our school has opted to trial the new assessment platform (the computer system the test will be taken on) and assess our readiness to participate in NAPLAN Online from 2019. This trial is called the School Readiness Test (SRT).  The SRT is not a test of student achievement and results will not form part of a student’s overall assessment.

Participating in this trial is important as it will help us ensure we have adequate internet connectivity, and whether students have access to sufficient number of devices for NAPLAN testing. During the trial, our school will have the opportunity to practice managing the classroom logistics for an online assessment and the new test administration processes.

Feedback from schools participating in the trial will inform transition to the online assessment as well as provide valuable feedback to shape the final development of the NAPLAN online platform.

The SRT has not been constructed to assess curriculum knowledge, but rather to provide students an opportunity to experience the types of questions that will be included in the new online assessment.

During September 2017, selected students in Years 4, 5 and 6 will participate in the trial of the assessment platform, by undertaking one online test that include examples of the new NAPLAN online questions. This test will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. Participation in this trial is a key step to ensuring a successful NAPLAN online experience.

If you have further questions, please contact Tony Poynter at the school.

 

WINTER CARNIVALS – YEAR 5/6 STUDENTS

Congratulations to all students who were selected to participate in the Winter carnivals in their respective sports.

Soccer – Ineeka, Ruby and Moreton

Netball – Laura and Olivia (absent)

Football – Joel, Pat, Nick and Lucas

Hockey – Floyd, Max, Sam, Adam, Anders and Andy Good luck for your all day round robin carnival on Tuesday 22nd August

Kylie Broadbent

PE Teacher

CLASS NEWS

Prep PY

Prep PY has been looking at Australian Animals through the lens of literature and art. We have created sketches of a possum from the TMAG, painted our visualisations from our class book ‘Bollygum’ by Gary Fleming and written beautiful sentences using positional language and place to orient the audience. We have also been investigating the animals on Australian coins. To complement our work, we will be going to see a performance of ‘Diary of a Wombat’ by Jackie French on Tuesday 22nd August.

 

 

3H

Many and varied learning experiences have been happening in 3H!

We have been problem solving, practicing our gymnastics, writing exciting book reviews, improving our filming techniques with clay characters we created, upgrading our cricket skills, performing at assembly with the 3H band, learning to draw in two point perspective and actively engaging and learning, with our ‘O’clock Buddies’.

Please click onto our padlets to find out more!

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6GM

Grade 6 G/M News

Grade 6 G/M has recently finished the book “Wonder” and has started the novel, “The Cay.” Both novels have many themes running through them, but one of the main themes is ‘how we treat people.’ We have had many discussions about the themes and how we can relate these to our school values. As a result we all wrote our own precepts, and poems showing our feelings about racism. Some examples of both are in the following pic collages. Other pieces of work are on display in our classroom.

BOOK WEEK – Monday 21 August – Friday 25 August.  Book Parade on Wednesday 23 August at 9am.

This year our school we will be celebrating “Book Week” from Monday 21 to Friday 25th of August.

Book Week is the longest running children’s festival in Australia and it is a great opportunity to celebrate Australian Authors & Illustrators.

The Children’s Book Council has announced the short list titles for 2017. We now have these titles in our library and teachers will be reading them to our students in the lead up to the announcement of the winners. As part of the Book Week celebrations the library will be running a number of activities including:- Daily Story Telling, Story Quiz, Art Activities and the “BOOK CHARACTER PARADE”.

This year our parade will be held on Wednesday 23rd August at around 9 am and everyone is encouraged to come as their favourite Book Character. If you need any help with ideas for dress ups, we have books on costumes in the library & there are plenty of great ideas on the internet. So have fun!

Kind Regards

Kristina  – Library

STUDENT COUNCIL NEWS – Crazy Hair Day – We raised….$407.70 for Cystic Fibrosis – Well done, everyone.

TAROONA PRIMARY SCHOOL SOCCER – END OF SEASON BBQ

Event: Taroona Primary School Soccer End of Season BBQ and Presentations

Date: Saturday 9 September 2017 at 2pm – 4pm (This is also the date of last round of soccer)

Where: TPS Quadrangle

TPSA NEWS

Please see Seaside Festival News  at the top of this page for the latest Seaside Festival News

 

 

 

 

PRE-TEEN & TEEN ONLINE PARENTING PROGRAM

Researchers at The University of Queensland are offering Australian parents of pre-teens and teens (aged 10-16 years) the opportunity to try a brand new online parenting program for free as part of a research trial. The program is based on the successful Triple P: Positive Parenting Program.
To find out more or register for the study, visit: https://exp.psy.uq.edu.au/parentingteens/project/online

 TPSA NEWS

We meet once a month at 7pm in the Staffroom at the School to discuss everything from school staffing, updates on grounds, fundraising and ideas or issues brought to our attention by parents and staff.

2017 Dates:   4 September, 16 October, 13 November & 4 December

If you are unable to attend meetings but would still like to know what’s going on, you can be added to our email list. Please email tpsaenquiry@gmail.com requesting to join the list.

SEASIDE FESTIVAL – save the date – Saturday 11 November 2017, 11am – 3pm.

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See below for the latest information.  (All other information is available via this link)

 

 

LAUNCHING INTO LEARNING

Click here for Term 3 Calendar

 Woolworths Earn & Learn: – it’s on again.

The Woolworths Earn & Learn program is on again!  It gives primary and secondary schools, and Early Learning Centres around Australia the chance to earn amazing school resources. Earn one Woolworths Earn & Learn sticker for every $10 spent at Woolworths.  Stick the Stickers on a Sticker Sheet. Drop the Sticker Sheet into a Collection Box at the School Office or at Woolworths in Sandy Bay. We have Sticker Sheets at the office.

Click here for Sticker Sheets, more information, Frequently Asked Questions and Terms & Conditions – then stick together with your local community.

SCHOOL INFORMATION

To ensure the safety of our school property, please ring Crime Stoppers if you see anyone acting suspiciously in our school grounds.

School Banking: Calling for volunteers – we need your help!

We are looking for volunteers to assist running the Commonwealth Bank School Banking Program this year with a view to replacing the current Grade 5/6 Parents for 2018. This only takes about an hour of your time one day a week (currently Thursday morning).  The program is great for students to develop saving skills and is also a great fundraiser for our school.  Please click here for the Commonwealth Bank information and Newsletter.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact:  Leanne Barnbaum at barnbaum@bigpond.com or Alison Phillips at mailto:aphillip5@yahoo.com.au.

Uniform Shop News

We are open on Tuesdays between 2:45 and 3:15 under the staffroom. If you can’t make this time, place an order at the office for collection the following Wednesday morning.

Sushi

Click here for the sushi menu

Hello Parents and Families,

DID YOU KNOW:  You can order a full term of Sushi for your child/children by paying in the first few weeks. There are 10 weeks in term 3 so please multiply your order by 9 if you submit it in the 2nd week of term. For example one sushi roll for term will be $31.50. If your child is absent from school on Friday you have the options of sending their sushi to a sibling within the school, pick it up or donate it to the school. Please let the office know when notifying of student absence.

Thankyou to those adventurous students who have been trying out the new Sushi fillings. Our grade one classes and grade six classes continue to lead the way with Sushi orders.  A big Thankyou to all families for supporting the Sushi program and in term fundraising for your childrens school.

For any queries during Term 3, please email Alex Terhell at:  alex.terhell@outlook.com.au

 

Duty of Care

Please note that students are not to arrive before 8.30am. This is for the students’ protection and safety as there are no teachers on duty prior to 8.30am and classrooms remain locked until this time. Supervision is provided before and after school:

  • Playground (EXCLUDING CREEK PLAYGROUND & OVAL) 8.30am to 8.55am
  • Car park & bus area 2.50pm to 3.05pm

MOVE WELL EAT WELL

Number 16: 2 August, 2017

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KEY DATES 2017– click to open the Calendar of events

EXCURSIONS – 1-2G & 2PF, 4-5C & 4-5PD, Prep PY & Prep SG, 3P & 3H

COMMUNITY NEWS  – click to open Community News

SEASIDE FESTIVAL NEWS   click to open Seaside Festival News

ASSEMBLY: This Friday, 4 August, 2pm in GP Hall

PRINCIPAL NEWS

Dear Families,

What a fabulous start to Term 3!  We have welcomed six new students into our school community (Prep S, Prep P, 1N, 3P, 3H & 6PT) and started a wonderful term of learning.

Arts Program

This term all classes (K-6) will be involved in exploring the Australian Curriculum: The Arts and this week, Years 3-6 started a 6-week Arts Program. Classes have been split into mixed groups to experience a range of activities including collage, drama, dance, photography, cross-stitch, models, print making, 3-D drawing, pasta and ink art. Our Tournament of the Minds teams will also meet each week during this time to develop their skills and prepare for this event later in the term. Our Kinder to Year 2 classes will have their own Arts experiences later in the term.  We are certainly grateful to the parent and community volunteers who are assisting teachers with this program over the coming weeks, and supporting our school to develop Creative Thinkers, Connected Learners & Inspired leaders!

Cyber safety

On Monday, all of our Year 3 to 6 students were involved in a cyber safety session with Matt from Tasmania Police. This session followed our very successful parent / staff cyber safety presentation last term with the Australian Federal Police. During the student sessions, we found out that we have a large number of children at our school who regularly access and use social media and programs to communicate with others online. During the session, students learned how to keep themselves and others safe online using secure passwords, adjusting privacy settings within Apps / programs, only being “friends” with people they know in person and not chatting with strangers (especially when gaming). They also learned what to do if something goes wrong.  For more information including fact sheets and videos go to https://www.thinkuknow.org.au/parents-portal

School Uniform

We have recently noticed an increase in the number of students wearing clothing items that are not approved school uniform. We ask that parents support our staff, and the school association, in their endeavours to encourage the wearing of school uniform. It has a unifying effect, diminishes unproductive competitiveness between students and is cost effective. It also advertises our school in the wider community. The uniform shop is open every Tuesday afternoon from 2.45pm.

Road Safety Concern

On Tuesday morning, one of our middle primary students was almost hit by a car travelling down the road to the high school.  The driver, a teacher from THS, came into the school office to alert us of the near-miss, stating that the student had ran across the road to school from the area opposite the Early Childhood classrooms.  Visibly shaken, the driver asked us to remind families and students about using the school crossings at all times, particularly during the busy drop off and pick up times.

NCCD: Nationally Consistent Collection of Data

Taroona Primary School will continue to meet its obligations under the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data. Please refer to the attached information sheet. Any parent with a student with an identified disability who DOES NOT wish their child to be included in this collection of data, is requested to notify the school.

I do hope you are able to join us at our Celebration of Learning Assembly this Friday from 2pm in the GP Room.

Best wishes

Danielle Bresnehan

Principal

EDUCATION ACT

From July 10, the new education act came into effect. Information about changes to school attendance, enrolment, managing behaviour, school associations and other topics is available via the links below.

New Education Act Commences

Attendance Matters. Changes to Student Absenses

YOUNG ARCHIES

Congratulations to Taroona Primary School Young Archies Finalists! Last term, many students from K-6 entered the Young Archies Portrait Competition. The entries had to be at least A4 in size, any medium and of someone known to the artist.

Our judges, Sheri Matthews and Anita Wood, spent almost 2 hours looking through the amazing unnamed entries to select 4 from years K-2, 4 from years 3-4 and also 4 from years 5-6. Congratulations to all the students on a brilliant display of beautiful artwork and especially to the 12 finalists.

Kinder – Year 2

  • Aime M Prep  “Me”
  • Silas K  2P  “My Mum”
  • Isaac N  Kinder  “Isla”
  • Sadie F 1W  “My Self Portrait”

Years 3-4

  • Marley F 4/5 PD “Excited”
  • Liam L 4/5 Mc/B “Helen”
  • Bonnie H  4/5 Mc/B “Meg Melrose Magnificence”
  • Gael F  4/5 C  “Decade 1”

Years 5-6

  • Ruby B 6 GM  “Ineeka, you must hide”
  • Tom H  4/5 C  “My Granpa”
  • Esther GS   4/5 P “Emotion-Self Portrait”
  • Hannah G 4/5 P “Tired”

The work will be exhibited at the Tasmanian College of the Arts, UTAS, Hunter Street in Hobart from Sunday the 6th of August to Sunday the 20th August. It will be an amazing exhibition of K-12 artworks and I recommend you visiting.

Debbie Clark

Young Archies Coordinator

ARTS ROTATIONS

This term all of our students will be involved in several different arts experiences.

The students in grades 3-6 will begin their six week Arts Rotations on Monday of Week Two. Each Monday afternoon will see most of the students experiencing a different form of art including performance and visual arts. During these sessions 21 grade 5-6 students will be working on their TOM (Tournament of Minds) challenge.

The Kinder-Grade 2 students will begin their rotations in Week Six and spend two weeks working on two different art experiences. Their rotation sequence will last for four weeks with two weeks on each activity. Parent help will be greatly appreciated. Please see your child’s teacher if you are able to help.

The Arts Team

CLASS NEWS

Kinder O & Kinder G

 

4/5 Clark 

Endangered Species Afternoon Tea

Last term we worked on studying Endangered Species. There was 3 parts to our work. Firstly we learnt about the Red List of Classifying Animals ranging from ‘No Data Available’ to ‘Extinct’, what factors made animals become vulnerable or endangered, what solutions are in place and about introduced and feral animals. We each student focused on one animal so they became an expert about that endangered animal. The final part of our work is to create a fictitious animal! So many creative creatures, from flying monkeys to balldogs! We then invited parents, friends and relatives to our afternoon tea to look at our work. Almost 40 people came, we were so excited! It was a lot of fun. Please click on the link below for photos.

Endangered Species Afternoon Tea

Buddies Surprise!

4/5 Clark and 1 2 Gregson join up for Buddy activities. On the last day of Term 2 we visited our 1 2 buddies to listen to them read their wonderfully written stories. We then surprised them by returning in the afternoon, armed with newspaper, scissors and tape to dress our buddies in newspaper as a character in their own story! What a wonderful parade of interesting costumes!  Please click on the link below for photos.

Buddies August Newsletter

Aboriginal Land Rights

We have learnt about Aboriginal land rights through the song ‘From Little Things Big Things Grow’ by Paul Kelly. We have studied the lyrics and then used the information to write newspaper articles. We will be singing parts of the song,(it is very long!) and playing instruments at the assembly on the 25th of August. Here are a sample of the newspaper articles.

Click on the links below:

Aboriginal Rights 4-5C

Land Goes Back to Original Owners

Vincent Lingiaris Stand

STUDENT COUNCIL NEWS – Crazy Hair Day – Friday 4th August – Gold Coin Donation

 TPSA NEWS

We meet once a month at 7pm in the Staffroom at the School to discuss everything from school staffing, updates on grounds, fundraising and ideas or issues brought to our attention by parents and staff.

2017 Dates:  7 August, 4 September, 16 October, 13 November & 4 December

If you are unable to attend meetings but would still like to know what’s going on, you can be added to our email list. Please email tpsaenquiry@gmail.com requesting to join the list.

SEASIDE FESTIVAL – save the date – Saturday 11 November 2017, 11am – 3pm.

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See below for the latest information.  (All other information is available via this link)

SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB:

This week your child will receive Issue 5 of Scholastic Bookclub.  Please place your order online using LOOP or return cash/cheque orders to the office by Wed 9th August.  Any donations of sturdy paper bags or cloth bags will your child’s name to send books home will also be gratefully received at the office.

LAUNCHING INTO LEARNING

Click here for Term 3 Calendar

 Woolworths Earn & Learn: – it’s on again.

The Woolworths Earn & Learn program is on again!  It gives primary and secondary schools, and Early Learning Centres around Australia the chance to earn amazing school resources. Earn one Woolworths Earn & Learn sticker for every $10 spent at Woolworths.  Stick the Stickers on a Sticker Sheet. Drop the Sticker Sheet into a Collection Box at the School Office or at Woolworths in Sandy Bay. We have Sticker Sheets at the office.

Click here for Sticker Sheets, more information, Frequently Asked Questions and Terms & Conditions – then stick together with your local community.

SCHOOL INFORMATION

To ensure the safety of our school property, please ring Crime Stoppers if you see anyone acting suspiciously in our school grounds.

School Banking: Calling for volunteers – we need your help!

We are looking for volunteers to assist running the Commonwealth Bank School Banking Program this year with a view to replacing the current Grade 5/6 Parents for 2018. This only takes about an hour of your time one day a week (currently Thursday morning).  The program is great for students to develop saving skills and is also a great fundraiser for our school.  Please click here for the Commonwealth Bank information and Newsletter.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact:  Leanne Barnbaum at barnbaum@bigpond.com or Alison Phillips at mailto:aphillip5@yahoo.com.au.

Uniform Shop News

We are open on Tuesdays between 2:45 and 3:15 under the staffroom. If you can’t make this time, place an order at the office for collection the following Wednesday morning.

Sushi

Click here for the sushi menu

Hello Parents and Families,

DID YOU KNOW:  You can order a full term of Sushi for your child/children by paying in the first few weeks. There are 10 weeks in term 3 so please multiply your order by 9 if you submit it in the 2nd week of term. For example one sushi roll for term will be $31.50. If your child is absent from school on Friday you have the options of sending their sushi to a sibling within the school, pick it up or donate it to the school. Please let the office know when notifying of student absence.

Thankyou to those adventurous students who have been trying out the new Sushi fillings. Our grade one classes and grade six classes continue to lead the way with Sushi orders.  A big Thankyou to all families for supporting the Sushi program and in term fundraising for your childrens school

If you have any questions or queries please email us on: Allycgunton@gmail.com or alex.terhell@outlook.com.au

Entertainment Books – ORDER NOW  

Purchase your Entertainment Memberships from Taroona Primary School again to support their fundraising efforts.  Please click here for more information or to purchase.

Duty of Care

Please note that students are not to arrive before 8.30am. This is for the students’ protection and safety as there are no teachers on duty prior to 8.30am and classrooms remain locked until this time. Supervision is provided before and after school:

  • Playground (EXCLUDING CREEK PLAYGROUND & OVAL) 8.30am to 8.55am
  • Car park & bus area 2.50pm to 3.05pm

MOVE WELL EAT WELL

Number 15: 5 July, 2017

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KEY DATES 2017– click to open the Calendar of events

EXCURSIONS – 3P & 3H

COMMUNITY NEWS  – click to open Community News

 

PRINCIPAL NEWS

Dear Families,

With the end of term rapidly approaching, I would like to thank everyone within our school community for their ongoing commitment to our students and their learning.  Term 2 has certainly been action packed and I know that everyone is looking forward to the break to recharge batteries and prepare for exciting events in Term 3 including: Science and Book Weeks, Tournament of the Minds, K-2 and 3-6 Arts programs, off-site excursions and much, much more!

Staffing Updates

The following changes are scheduled for the start of Term 3:

  • Jane Graham-Smith is off for the term on LSL. Mrs Heather Fallon will be taking 4-5GS in Jane’s absence.
  • Mel Vincent will be taking LSL until August 18.  Mrs Ngaire Green will cover this period of leave, working Monday to Wednesday in the Prep-Year 1 Learning Support Teacher role.
  • Nina Penfold will be on LSL until 18 August. Cathy Fountain will teach 2PF full-time during this period. After her leave, Nina will teach 2PF fulltime until the end of the year.
  • Alex McNamara will be Acting Advanced Skills Teacher, stepping in for Nina Penfold from the start of Term 3 until the end of the year.
  • Lynne Sattler will be reducing to 0.8FTE until the end of the year. Mrs Ngaire Green will be teaching Prep S on Fridays.
  • Bianca Long will be on LSL until 18 August. Mrs Claire Shum will be Acting School Business Manager.
  • Bob Griffiths is on extended leave for the first 4 weeks of Term 3.  Mrs Sandy Petit will fill the temporary vacancy during this time.

Vacation Care & Professional Learning Day (Student Free Day) 24th July

A reminder that school resumes for students on Tuesday the 25th of July. Care for the holiday period and the student free day on Monday the 24th of July is provided on site through Lady Gowrie. Please see below for information and contact details.

Best wishes for a wonderful break!

Danielle Bresnehan

Principal

TAROONA AWARDS 16 & 30 June

Congratulations to the following students who received Taroona Awards at the June assemblies:

  • Excellence – Roo H, Mia C, Aldo G, Charlotte McD, Annabelle A, Claire B, Tom H, Scarlett J, Will B, Cooper B, Emily R, Nicholas H, Emilia W, Erin E, Sam J, Kate M, Charlie M, Lara S
  • Respect – Quincy CG, Aria R, Molly O,
  • Creativity – Iola F, Giselle McD, Raewyn W, Evie B, Amie M
  • Resilience – Maggie A, Clem GC, Ben B, Alex W, Sophia W, Philip C, Anja N
  • Collaboration – Coco W, Xander B, Xavier C, Gemma D, Caitlyn W, Violet F, Roland H
  • Excellence & Respect – Moreton F, Xave M
  • Excellence & Collaboration – Claire A, Esther G-S
  • Respect & Collaboration – Alice O, Nysea H, Grace F
  • Respect & Resilience – Dan W
  • Creativity & Respect – Ted H
  • Creativity & Resilience – Jasmine C
  • Excellence, Creativity & Respect – Lilith F, Sebastian S
  • All Values – June B, Felicity Y, Hannah G-S

ALLIANCE FRANCAISE

Alliance Française

Well done to all the students who have completed a poster, or learnt a poem!  The competition run by the Alliance Française de Hobart is one of Tasmania’s oldest and largest languages competition. A number of government and independent schools participate.

Students from Years 1 – 6 have the opportunity to participate in a poster competition, where students must demonstrate both French language skills and cultural knowledge. Students in Year 6 also have the chance to travel to Hobart College and participate in a poetry recital.  A big special BRAVO to the following students who have represented the school at Hobart College in the poetry section. They have all been awarded Honourable Mentions: Andrew M, Aria R, Isabella P, Kelsie W, Nicholas H and Sarah B.  A merci to our reserves Olivia L and Chelsea M who were ready to help if needed during the weeks leading up to the competition.

The poster section had a lot of students busy this year.

Years 1 and 2 had a topic of French animals.  Anabelle A has received 1st place in the competition. Ruby A, Xavier C and Poppy W have received Honourable Mentions. Erin E and Evie B will receive certificates of participation.

Years 3 and 4 had to create a menu about what a special French lunch could look like.  Hannah G-S has received 1st place in this section. Honourable Mentions have been awarded to Meg S, Hannah G-S, Liam L, Bonnie H, Felicity Y and Madeleine W.

Years 5 and 6 had the challenging task of researching what a trip by boat on the River Seine would look like. This section was a Taroona Primary blitz!  1st place was awarded to Amelie E, 2nd place was awarded to Esther G-S and 3rd Place was awarded to Jack L-P. An Honourable mention was awarded to Mollie U. Participation Certificates will be received by Giselle M and Marion E.

A huge thanks must also be given to Mrs Nicole Morgan who assisted on the day!

Anita Wood

French Teacher

DEBATING

Congratulations to all the Year 5 and 6 students who recently participated in the Term 2 inter-school debating roster. It was so exciting to see the students develop their skills and confidence as public speakers.

Well done to these students:

  • Taroona 1: Isabella P,   Olivia  L,  Aria R, Will B, Cooper B and Max J
  • Taroona 2: Sharni, Nicholas, Adam B., Ruby J, Caitlyn W and Jess O
  • Taroona 3: Cate  W, Jake  V, Chelsea, Liam C, Joel  and Hal

CLASS NEWS

4/5GS

What an exciting term 4/5GS has had. Click here to view a few highlights:

 1 N

We have had a really busy term in Year 1. We have visited Molesworth for an Aboriginal study and completed a Science unit on bugs and their habitats. To finish off the unit, we have been making habitats for a chosen creature. We wrote letters to our Year 6 buddies asking them for some help with the habitats and then had a wonderful morning together making them. Next we are going to make creatures from clay and put them in the habitats. Keep an eye out for these in our classroom!

Emma Nuttall

STUDENT COUNCIL NEWS

 So far we have raised $374.35 and counting……

so if you forgot your gold coin today we can accept it tomorrow morning.

FORMER STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

     

Brigitte Fountain

Former student Brigitte Fountain has successfully auditioned to play Jane Banks in the upcoming production of Mary Poppins at the Theatre Royal, by the same company who put on Wicked earlier this year. Congratulations Brigitte.  Its always lovely to hear what our former students are up to.

LIBRARY

LADY GOWRIE TAROONA VACATION CARE PROGRAM JULY 2017

Click here for the program.

WORKING BEE UPDATE FROM THE TPSA

 

Garden Working Bee is done and dusted.

Thank you to all the parents and children who turned up to help finish the Early Childhood Education garden area. With the amazing help from the Taroona Environmental Network we planted, staked, watered, dug, barrowed, raked and enjoyed a piece of cake. The great results can be seen in the pictures. Job well done!! Special thanks to the Kingborough Council for providing us with appropriate plants and grasses for this soon-to-be busy play space.

For information on the Taroona Environment Network – click here.

Martine Siltman

TPSA Chair

TPSA NEWS

We meet once a month at 7pm in the Staffroom at the School to discuss everything from school staffing, updates on grounds, fundraising and ideas or issues brought to our attention by parents and staff.

2017 Dates:  7 August, 4 September, 16 October, 13 November & 4 December

If you are unable to attend meetings but would still like to know what’s going on, you can be added to our email list. Please email tpsaenquiry@gmail.com requesting to join the list.

SEASIDE FESTIVAL – save the date – Saturday 11 November 2017, 11am – 3pm.

Put this date in your calendar to come and enjoy the Taroona Primary School Seaside Festival.  This biennual Festival is always a fun-filled day that brings together many different members of our community and is a significant fund-raising initiative for the School.

We will have so many things for all ages to enjoy on the day including: a wide variety of food and produce stalls, live music, trash and treasure, side-show alley, a marine expo and educative displays from other Taroona community groups.  A special highlight of this year’s Festival will be a line up of music talent from the Taroona High School Band to individuals performers providing quality entertainment throughout the day.

Please note that we will formally acknowledge Rememberence Day and be striving to provide an environmentally-friendly experience for Festival goers including being plastic-bag free.

Contact Leah Magliano, leah.magliano@calvarycare.org.au, for more information about volunteering; participating as a stall holder;  or to offer your fund-raising ideas.

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SEASIDE FESTIVAL RAFFLE – TICKET PRINTING – CAN YOU HELP?

A key component of the fundraising efforts for the upcoming Seaside Festival is the raffle. Do you, or somebody you know, have a printing business that could donate the printing of the tickets? Your business name would appear on the tickets and would be promoted as part of the festival. This could save us $200-$300.

We have been very fortunate in previous years to have Whatsinaname Print Shop supply our printing, for which we have been very grateful. Please contact Carolyn McKinley on basil_carolyn@bigpond.com or 0419 613 927 if you can help!

 

  SEASIDE FESTIVAL BOOK STALL

Seaside Festival Book Stall news – good quality second hand books wanted!!

We would be grateful for donation of good quality second hand books for our book stall. Please drop them off in a box or bags at school office on Wednesdays and Fridays. If you would like to arrange a direct drop off with the stall coordinators, please contact Janette on 0428 324 225, Yuko on 0411 284 828 or Naomi on 0408 599 035.”

 

LAUNCHING INTO LEARNING

Click here for Term 3 Calendar

 TAROONA HIGH SCHOOL – EMBER TONIGHT WEDNESDAY 5 JULY, 5-8PM

  

SCHOOL INFORMATION

To ensure the safety of our school property, please ring Crime Stoppers if you see anyone acting suspiciously in our school grounds.

School Banking: Calling for volunteers – we need your help!

We are looking for volunteers to assist running the Commonwealth Bank School Banking Program this year with a view to replacing the current Grade 5/6 Parents for 2018. This only takes about an hour of your time one day a week (currently Thursday morning).  The program is great for students to develop saving skills and is also a great fundraiser for our school.  Please click here for the Commonwealth Bank information and Newsletter.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact:  Leanne Barnbaum at barnbaum@bigpond.com or Alison Phillips at mailto:aphillip5@yahoo.com.au.

Uniform Shop News

We are open on Tuesdays between 2:45 and 3:15 under the staffroom. If you can’t make this time, place an order at the office for collection the following Wednesday morning.

Sushi

Click here for the sushi menu

Any queries please email Ally at: allycgunton@gmail.com

 

Entertainment Books – ORDER NOW  

Purchase your Entertainment Memberships from Taroona Primary School again to support their fundraising efforts.  Please click here for more information or to purchase.

 

Duty of Care

Please note that students are not to arrive before 8.30am. This is for the students’ protection and safety as there are no teachers on duty prior to 8.30am and classrooms remain locked until this time. Supervision is provided before and after school:

  • Playground (EXCLUDING CREEK PLAYGROUND & OVAL) 8.30am to 8.55am
  • Car park & bus area 2.50pm to 3.05pm

MOVE WELL EAT WELL

Number 14: 21st June, 2017

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KEY DATES 2017– click to open the Calendar of events

EXCURSIONS – 3P & 3H

COMMUNITY NEWS  – click to open Community News

 

PRINCIPAL NEWS

Dear Families,

Mid-year Reports

Our teaching teams spend many hours carefully considering and documenting evidence of your child’s progress and identifying areas for development and future focus. The Prep-Year 6 Mid-year Reports are a celebration of this work and are currently being prepared for each student. These reports provide detailed summaries of your child’s progress in Mathematics, English, Humanities and Social Sciences and Science as well as general comments on each child’s progress across all other aspects of school life. I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to the teachers for all of the extra hours they have committed to this important task. Mid-year reports will be sent home with students this Friday 24th June.

Parent-Teacher Meetings

The Kinder-Year 6 parent-teacher meetings are extremely important for teachers and parents to discuss and share each child’s learning journey. Meetings are scheduled to start the week beginning Monday 26th June. The online booking system for each class is now open, with full details about how to access the system available below.

Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)

This term we are reporting against the Australian Curriculum in the areas of Mathematics, English, Science and Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS).  This is the first year we have reported on HASS, previously we have reported on History and Geography separately. In the Australian Curriculum, the Humanities and Social Sciences learning area includes a study of History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship and Economics and Business. History and Geography are taught to all students Prep to Year 6. The Civics and Citizenship curriculum starts in Year 3 and the Economics and Business curriculum starts in Year 5.

The Humanities and Social Science subjects in the Australian Curriculum provide a broad understanding of the world in which we live, and how people can participate as active and informed citizens with high-level skills needed for the 21st century. Through studying Humanities and Social Sciences, students will develop the ability to question, think critically, solve problems, communicate effectively, make decisions and adapt to change. Thinking about and responding to issues requires an understanding of the key historical, geographical, political, economic and societal factors involved, and how these different factors interrelate.

Road Safety Concerns

I spoke to the students at this week’s Monday morning assembly about riding bikes and scooters safely to school following a complaint received from a member of the public who has had 2 or 3 instances where she has almost been knocked over walking along the Channel Highway footpath. Today we received another call from a concerned parent regarding three young students walking to school in the bike lane.  I ask all parents with children who ride or walk to school to please take some time to once again talk to your children about keeping themselves and others safe on their journey.

Attendance and Sickness 

Our aim is to have all of our students at school, everyday and on time for learning.  However, we know that with the winter sickness of recent weeks this is not always possible.  Please remember, if your child is home sick or absent from school for any reason, a call or email to the office before 9.30am is required.

Fence Building in ECE Playground

A huge thank you to Tristan Burns, Giles Newstead, Matt Yarrow, Richard Wilkinson, Tim Price, Matt Groves, Kris Clauson, Greg Milne & Nicky Adams for their efforts last Sunday to extend the fence line in the ECE playground ready for the next Working Bee to be held on Sunday July 2nd (see below for full details). It was wonderful to see the hut in the playground, made by Matt and his young helpers Luca, Charlie, Arlo & Jonte, and used by many children throughout the week.

 

Best wishes

Danielle Bresnehan

Principal

2017 TASMANIAN PREMIER’S READING CHALLENGE HAS STARTED

The program is in its 10th year, and incentives this year include Hawthorn football game tickets and weekly book voucher prizes. And for those children who complete the challenge, we could win a visit by a Hawthorn Football hero—so please encourage your child to finish the Challenge this year.

For more information please visit the PRC website at https://premiersreadingchallenge.tas.gov.au/

INTERSCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY

  

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On Tuesday 13th June, Taroona Primary School competed in the Division A Interschool Cross Country at Lindisfarne North Primary School.  The year 3 girls came 3rd in their team event and received a pennant.  Congratulations to all who participated, we placed 7th out of 19 schools.  Thank you to Martine Siltman for being our official on the day.

Kylie Broadbent

PE Teacher

 

CLASS NEWS

3P

What a busy term we have had in 3P!

Recently we were involved in the two week swimming and water safety program and participated in the Taroona High School Sports Leaders program where our students have been joining in with activities prepared by the High School Leaders.

Action has also been occurring in our science focused study ‘I’m picking up good vibrations’ where we have been discovering about pitch, sound, and vibrations as we endeavour to answer the essential question ‘How can we use everyday objects to make music?’.

As part of our studies on ‘I’m picking up good vibrations’ Team Three students have even been learning the recorder.

We have had guest speakers who are musicians to help our budding scientists and musicians as they aim to produce their ‘Rubber Band Bands’.

As always challenges, information, and student work can be found on Fronter.

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Here is a link to some of our term work – enjoy! https://padlet.com/bobby_pedersen/74k0e0p5exau

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RECYCLE

Terracycle and Oral Care Waste

Our school has partnered with Terracycle to recycle all old toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and caps, floss containers and their outer packaging. Year 1 Wilson have a collection box in their classroom if you wish to dispose of these items as we have been learning about the importance of tooth care. We also learnt that over 30 million toothbrushes and 90 million toothpaste tubes are thrown away in Australia and New Zealand every year. Terracycle can turn these into various products, including outdoor bench seats. We know we can make a difference!

TPSA NEWS

We meet once a month at 7pm in the Staffroom at the School to discuss everything from school staffing, updates on grounds, fundraising and ideas or issues brought to our attention by parents and staff.

2017 Dates: 3 July, 7 August, 4 September, 16 October, 13 November & 4 December

If you are unable to attend meetings but would still like to know what’s going on, you can be added to our email list. Please email tpsaenquiry@gmail.com requesting to join the list.

 

We are having a whole school Working Bee on Sunday the 2nd July from 10am-12pm.

I’m sure you would have noticed the work slowly progressing in the Early Childhood Education area. We have had a few ups and downs but thanks to the hard work of Arcadia Garden design, the Taroona Environmental Network (TEN) and a small dedicated group of parents we are now ready for the final push.

 

We need many hands to help move mulch that is being delivered as well as planting a substantial number of native plants that have been donated by Kingborough Council.

TEN are returning to give advice on best planting practice and lend a hand.

If you are able to come shoot me an email martine.siltman@gmail.com so I know how many brownies to make 😜 or just turn up on the day.

Thanks in advance,

Martine Siltman

SEASIDE FESTIVAL – save the date – Saturday 11 November 2017, 11am – 3pm.

Put this date in your calendar to come and enjoy the Taroona Primary School Seaside Festival.  This biennual Festival is always a fun-filled day that brings together many different members of our community and is a significant fund-raising initiative for the School.

We will have so many things for all ages to enjoy on the day including: a wide variety of food and produce stalls, live music, trash and treasure, side-show alley, a marine expo and educative displays from other Taroona community groups.  A special highlight of this year’s Festival will be a line up of music talent from the Taroona High School Band to individuals performers providing quality entertainment throughout the day.

Please note that we will formally acknowledge Rememberence Day and be striving to provide an environmentally-friendly experience for Festival goers including being plastic-bag free.

Contact Leah Magliano, leah.magliano@calvarycare.org.au, for more information about volunteering; participating as a stall holder;  or to offer your fund-raising ideas.

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  SEASIDE FESTIVAL BOOK STALL

Seaside Festival Book Stall news – good quality second hand books wanted!!

We would be grateful for donation of good quality second hand books for our book stall. Please drop them off in a box or bags at school office on Wednesdays and Fridays. If you would like to arrange a direct drop off with the stall coordinators, please contact Janette on 0428 324 225, Yuko on 0412 284 828 or Naomi on 0408 599 035.”

 

LAUNCHING INTO LEARNING

Click here for Term 2 Calendar

TAROONA HIGH SCHOOL

  

SCHOOL INFORMATION

To ensure the safety of our school property, please ring Crime Stoppers if you see anyone acting suspiciously in our school grounds.

School Banking: Calling for volunteers – we need your help!

We are looking for volunteers to assist running the Commonwealth Bank School Banking Program this year with a view to replacing the current Grade 5/6 Parents for 2018. This only takes about an hour of your time one day a week (currently Thursday morning).  The program is great for students to develop saving skills and is also a great fundraiser for our school.  Please click here for the Commonwealth Bank information and Newsletter.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact:  Leanne Barnbaum at barnbaum@bigpond.com or Alison Phillips at mailto:aphillip5@yahoo.com.au.

Uniform Shop News

We are open on Tuesdays between 2:45 and 3:15 under the staffroom. If you can’t make this time, place an order at the office for collection the following Wednesday morning.

Sushi

Click here for new sushi menu

Any queries please email Ally at: allycgunton@gmail.com

 

Entertainment Books – ORDER NOW  

Purchase your Entertainment Memberships from Taroona Primary School again to support their fundraising efforts.  Please click here for more information or to purchase.

Lost Property

Our lost property is overflowing, including some swimming gear and lots of Polar Fleeces – please come and check the basket (located in the medical room). Please ensure all uniform and soccer jumpers/jackets etc are clearly labeled to help us get the goods back to you.

Duty of Care

Please note that students are not to arrive before 8.30am. This is for the students’ protection and safety as there are no teachers on duty prior to 8.30am and classrooms remain locked until this time. Supervision is provided before and after school:

  • Playground (EXCLUDING CREEK PLAYGROUND & OVAL) 8.30am to 8.55am
  • Car park & bus area 2.50pm to 3.05pm

MOVE WELL EAT WELL

 

 

Number 13: 7 June, 2017

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KEY DATES 2017– click to open the Calendar of events

EXCURSIONS – Prep S, Prep PY, Kinder O & Kinder G, 1W & 1N

COMMUNITY NEWS  – click to open Community News

 

PRINCIPAL NEWS

Dear Families,

Last night around 50 parents and staff attended an extremely thought provoking presentation on cyber safety and security, delivered by Australian Federal Police officers Nick and Sean. Throughout the 75 minute presentation we gained a better understanding of how children are using the internet and mobile technologies as well as some of the safety issues involved.  A child-focused session will be held early in Term 3 for Year 3-6 students. All materials provided at the session are available at https://www.thinkuknow.org.au/

I would like to express my sincere thanks to parents, staff and Taroona Environment Network volunteers for assisting with our first ECE grounds working bee last Sunday. As you can see from the report below, it was a very productive 2 hours at the school, preparing the grounds and garden beds for further working bees scheduled over the coming weeks.  Thank you to Nicky Price for coordinating this event.  Families are now asked to volunteer some time on Sunday 2nd July, from 10am – 2pm. We need volunteers to assist with planting and mulching in this area.  Please lock this date into your calendar.  More information will be available via Facebook closer to the date.

This Friday we will thank and farewell Ms Sandy Pettit, who has been working in a contract and relief capacity at our school for the last 18 months, cleaning Early Childhood classrooms as well as offices and other spaces in the Administration and GP Room areas.  On behalf of the staff, students and parents, I would like to sincerely thank Sandy for her energy and commitment to maintaining clean and safe learning spaces across our school. I know that we will continue to see Sandy here in relief roles into the future.

Next Tuesday, 13th June, we will officially welcome Mr Matthew Smith to our team.  Matthew has been appointed permanently to our full-time Education Facility Attendant position, coming to us from a range of experiences within many schools across the southern region, most recently at Cosgrove High School.

Our school value of Creativity has definitely been evident across the school in recent weeks and I urge all parents to take some time to look at the current range of artworks on display within classrooms.  The talent is extraordinary! Our Year 6 students have been extremely engaged in producing designs for their 2017 Leavers’ hoodies.  Congratulations to Sarah, Eloise and Cate whose design was chosen for the final product!

Best wishes to all of our Year 3-6 students who have been chosen to represent TPS at the Division A Interschool Cross Country Carnival next Tuesday.

Danielle Bresnehan

Principal

HEALTH AND WELL BEING

There has been a confirmed case of the Chickenpox (Varicella) at Taroona Primary School. Chicken Pox is an infection starting with a cold, headache and temperature. Small red pimples appear on the body first then on the limbs changing to yellow blisters which then drop off after 12 days.  This is a highly contagious disease.  It is suggested that treatment of Chicken Pox be provided by a doctor and the child must remain at home at least 5 days after the last spot appears.  If you suspect your child of having Chicken Pox, please see your doctor.

CLASSROOM NEWS

1-2G

Grades 1-2 Gregson and 2 Penfold had a fantastic day on our excursion last Wednesday. We attended the LINC in Kingston and listened to Peter Gee read The cow tripped over the Moon as part of the annual National Simultaneous Storytime. “It was awesome because I saw someone from television’, says Tess. “It was really fun and the book was funny”, says Scarlett.

We then travelled the windy roads back to the Shot Tower. “It was cool because it made me think of the olden days”, says Henry. The children enjoyed the Alphabet challenge where they had to use every letter of the alphabet to describe what they observed at the Shot Tower and its surrounds.

We then headed to Hensby Beach where we were greeted with a fantastic barbeque lunch (thanks amazing parents)! “I had a nice sausage and I saw my mum and played with my friends”, says Ted. The students went to visit Batchelor’s Grave. “It was really small and that surprised me because I thought he was going to be really big and tall”, says Brody.

“It was so small, and it was a small space to be in right near the water”, says Evie.

The students have thoroughly enjoyed learning about our local Taroona history.

Karen Gregson

4-5MCB

 Please click here for the full report.

 

DEBATING

Congratulations to our three debating teams who represented our school with distinction at Mt Stuart Primary school on Monday afternoon.  The debate topic this fortnight was: ‘That children’s television shows should have advertisements’ and each team presented many convincing arguments for and against this topic.

Well done to our three successful teams:

Taroona 1: Will B, Cooper B and Max J.

Taroona 2: Ruby J, Caitlyn W and Jess O.

Taroona 3: Liam C, Joel T and Hal D.

Tony Poynter, Debating Coordinator

PREP – YEAR 6 CROSS COUNTRY

TPS Cross Country Results 2017

Thank you to all students for giving 100% effort at the school cross country on Friday 26th May.  Thank you to our Taroona High students who assisted as course Marshalls and supporting our students around the course.  Thank you to all the parents and grand parents who came along to support students running.  Thank you to Danielle Bresnehan for keeping our morning to schedule.

Below is a list of students who placed in the top 6 in their event from Prep to Grade 2.

Prep Girls: Ella, Ashlin, Margot, Florence, Coco & Elsa

Prep Boys: James, Flynn, Archie, Samuel, Zayne & Nicholas

Year 1 Girls: Erin, Mia, Millie B, Millie U, Sadie & Eva

Year 1 Boys: Duncan, Darcy, Aldo, Huon, Tom T & Tom L

Year 2 Girls: Katie C, Scarlett G, Sabrina, Tessa, Anna & Addison

Year 2 Boys: Tom K, Henry, Hamish, Xavier, Ted & Lewis

TPS Interschool Cross Country Team 2017

Congratulations to all students selected to represent TPS at the Division A Interschool Cross Country Carnival to be held at Lindisfarne North Primary School on Tuesday 13th June.  These students have been selected based on their performance in the top 7 place getters. Good luck to all students.

  • Year 3 Girls: Hannah, Felicity, Bella, Nelanika, Claudia, Jonte & Meg (R)
  • Year 3 Boys: Charlie, Evan, Jye, Archie, Izak, Louie N & Daniel K (R)
  • Year 4 Girls: Jemma, Madeleine, Georgie, Stella, Lucy, Edie, Anthea
  • Year 4 Boys: Hugo, Joshua, Harry, Gael, Leuca, Phillip & Ben (R)
  • Year 5 Girls: Esther, Ruby J, Keira, Bella, Ellen, Sophie & D’Arcy (R)
  • Year 5 Boys: Luca, Xavier Mur, Xavier Mul, Arlo, Jordan, Kes & Moreton (R)
  • Year 6 Girls: Ruby, Alanah, Ineeka, Jessica, Laura, Sarah & Cate (R)
  • Year 6 Boys: Jordan, Charlie, Nick H, Max, Joel, Jake & Adam B (R)

Kylie Broadbent

PE Teacher

 

SWIMMING AND WATER SAFETY

 

BOAT SAFETY – PRESENTED  BY IAN ROSS FROM MAST (Marine and Safety Tasmania)

 

WORKING BEE UPDATE: SUNDAY 4TH JUNE

We had great turn up from  the Taroona Environment Network (TEN), teachers and parents from prep/1/2. A big thanks to TEN; Nigel, Ruth, Lorne, Simon; to teachers Melissa and Emma; and parents Fiona, Aaron, Joel, Paul, Wayne, James (and his little helper), Alison, Darren, Tim, Nicky and one mum who came early worked hard then left, whose name escapes me – sorry to that mum! Students Seb, Ben and Nicholas helped by setting up the morning tea that was kindly provided by Angie and Marlon, everyone loved the cakes!

While enjoying the rest TEN filled us in about their land care program around the primary and high schools and into other foreshore and gully spaces. They let us know that the Taroona Community Newsletter has there working bee dates and locations in it and people are always welcome to attend

We got lots done- weeding, dirt re-distributed, raised beds removed to allow for a loose play space that the teachers wanted for the kids, existing trees tidies up, and some other pruning attended to around the place. We didn’t quite finished the removal of the metal raised beds outside the tennis court, that is a work in progress, but everything else planned was done. Many hands really do make light work!

We are now ready for a fencing day in a few weeks and then there will be another call out to all TPS parents and kids for a planting and mulching day in July- 2nd at 10am—2pm.  TEN will assist us again from 10am-12pm. This will be with local native plants donated by the Kingsborough Council-when put in at this time of year they should look after themselves water wise but the kids will have to remain patient as they will need to keep off the area for 12-18 months while the plants establish themselves… oh for a quicker solution for our little people!

National Tree day is on July 28th. So get out and plant your own trees or join us on the next working bee.

Thanks to all

Nicky Price

Sunday 2nd July!! 10am-2pm

 

  LAUNCHING INTO LEARNING

Click here for Term 2 Calendar

 

 

 

TPSA NEWS

We meet once a month at 7pm in the Staffroom at the School to discuss everything from school staffing, updates on grounds, fundraising and ideas or issues brought to our attention by parents and staff.

2017 Dates: 3 July, 7 August, 4 September, 16 October, 13 November & 4 December

If you are unable to attend meetings but would still like to know what’s going on, you can be added to our email list. Please email tpsaenquiry@gmail.com requesting to join the list.

SCHOOL INFORMATION

To ensure the safety of our school property, please ring Crime Stoppers if you see anyone acting suspiciously in our school grounds.

School Banking: Calling for volunteers – we need your help!

We are looking for volunteers to assist running the Commonwealth Bank School Banking Program this year with a view to replacing the current Grade 5/6 Parents for 2018. This only takes about an hour of your time one day a week (currently Thursday morning).  The program is great for students to develop saving skills and is also a great fundraiser for our school.  Please click here for the Commonwealth Bank information and Newsletter.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact:  Leanne Barnbaum at barnbaum@bigpond.com or Alison Phillips at mailto:aphillip5@yahoo.com.au.

Uniform Shop News

We are open on Tuesdays between 2:45 and 3:15 under the staffroom. If you can’t make this time, place an order at the office for collection the following Wednesday morning.

Sushi

Click here for new sushi menu

Any queries please email Ally at: allycgunton@gmail.com

 

Entertainment Books – ORDER NOW  

Purchase your Entertainment Memberships from Taroona Primary School again to support their fundraising efforts.  Please click here for more information or to purchase.

Lost Property

Our lost property is overflowing, including some leftovers from Soccer on Saturday- come and check the basket (located in the medical room). Please ensure all uniform and soccer jumpers/jackets etc are clearly labeled to help us get the goods back to you.

Duty of Care

Please note that students are not to arrive before 8.30am. This is for the students’ protection and safety as there are no teachers on duty prior to 8.30am and classrooms remain locked until this time. Supervision is provided before and after school:

  • Playground (EXCLUDING CREEK PLAYGROUND & OVAL) 8.30am to 8.55am
  • Car park & bus area 2.50pm to 3.05pm

MOVE WELL EAT WELL

 

 

Number 12: 24 May, 2017

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KEY DATES 2017– click to open the Calendar of events

EXCURSIONS – Kinder O, Kinder G & 4/5MCB

COMMUNITY NEWS  – click to open Community News

 

PRINCIPAL NEWS

 Dear Families,

The term is simply flying by with our children engaged in wonderful learning activities.  Many classes have been out of the school, participating in a variety of exciting programs at venues including TMAG, Kingston Linc, Collegiate Pool and the Raptor Centre. Year 3, 4 & 5 students head off to Collegiate Pool from Monday 29th May – Friday 9th June for their 10-day Swimming and Water Safety program, coordinated by Mrs Kylie Broadbent. Please ensure you keep the bus zone clear for the next couple of weeks as buses will be collecting students to take to Swimming and Water Safety.

School photos are scheduled for next Monday, 29th May. The majority of classes will have class and individual photos taken prior to lunch on that day (families photos afterwards at 12pm). However, 4-5C and 4-5PD have had their photos postponed due to the timing of their swimming lessons.  Friday 16th June has been booked for these two classes as well as any family photos that were unable to be taken on school photo day.

As part of our commitment to Move Well Eat Well, we have reviewed the icy-pole and ice-cream products available at school and removed less healthy options.  A small group of students taste-tested new icy pole flavours last week and gave them 10 out of 10!  Every Thursday, the following icy pole / ice-cream options will now be available for purchase:

  • Paddle Pops: Chocolate, Rainbow and Banana                     $1.20 each
  • Frozen yoghurt: Strawberry, raspberry and mango             $1.50 each (please provide spoon)
  • Proud and Punch fruit icy poles (our dairy free alternative)
    • Orange, pear and strawberry
    • Apple, pear, spinach and lime                                         $1.50 each

TPSA & Parent Working Bees are scheduled for the Early Childhood Playground over the coming weeks.  The first is to be held on Sunday 4th June 10am – 12pm.  An invitation has been sent out to all parents with children in K-1 classes, encouraging them to participate in weeding and preparing the garden beds for planting in the following weeks.  The Taroona Environment Netork (TEN) volunteers will be assisting the TPSA in the working bee and we urge all parents who are able to come along, even if only for an hour, to RSVP to Nicky Price as soon as possible: nicky.price@bigpond.com

Don’t forget that we will be hosting a ThinkUKnow presentation on Tuesday 6th June from 7pm. ThinkUKnow Australia is a cyber safety education program that educates parents, carers and teachers of how people are using technology, the challenges they may face online, and how to help them overcome these in a safe and ethical way. For more information, you can visit www.thinkuknow.org.au. To rsvp call the school office on 6227 8325 or email Taroona.Primary@education.tas.gov.au

I hope to see you at the Cross Country Carnival this Friday.  Preps start racing at 9.15am.

Best wishes

Danielle Bresnehan

Principal

HELP WANTED: CROSS COUNTRY 26th MAY

Help wanted please – parents to do recording on the morning of the carnival.  Please contact the office or Kylie Broadbent if you are available to help.

Please click here for a timetable of the carnival.

CLASSROOM NEWS

PREP S

The first three weeks of Term 2 have been very busy in Prep Sattler:

  • We made our class jigsaw and everyone all fits together!
  • We’ve been looking at what things are made of in Science and had a detective hunt to find special materials.
  • In HASS we’ve been talking about different family celebrations.
  • We made lots of surprise presents for our mums for Mother’s Day.
  • We are reading the hilarious books of Aaron Blabey, and some people have shared their own books.
  • We’ve learnt how to make Pic Collages on our iPads.
  • We were excited to get tennis racquets from Mrs Broadbent-THANK YOU!
  • We’ve made hats for Hh week and birds in nests for Nn week.

Phew! We’re exhausted already!

 

3H

3H has been reflecting on Anzac Day and writing personal messages of thanks to those who have served for our country. We read some wonderful emotion-filled books. ‘The Poppy’ and ‘The Last Anzac’ were our favourites. We have also been practicing our interview skills with our buddy class Prep P. This has allowed the students to get to know their buddies much better. Please have a look at our art work on the topic we are researching this term, about sound and vibrations!

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DEBATING

Congratulations to our three debating teams: Aria, Olivia and Isabella (Team 1),  Adam, Sharni and Nicholas H (Team 2) and Chelsea, Cate and Jake (team 3) who represented our school splendidly at the first inter-school debate hosted by Taroona Primary on Monday after school.

All teams presented persuasive and well-rehearsed arguments for and against the topic: That playing team sports at school should be compulsory. A special thank you also to the students who volunteered their time to undertake the roles of chair, time keeper and greeter. The next debate, That children’s television shows should have advertisements, will be held at Mt Stuart Primary on Monday June 5 from 4-5pm.

Tony Poynter, Debating Coordinator

 

PARLIAMENT ALIVE

YEARS 1, 2 & 6 SWIMMING

 

 

HOT SHOT TENNIS PROGRAM – PREP STUDENTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taroona Primary school is part of the ANZ Hot Shots Tennis Program.  This program is fabulous as all of our Prep students receive a free tennis racquet as part of the program.  The program is encouraging students to improve their fundamental motor skills, hand eye co-ordination, fitness, fun and team work.

We hope you child looks forward to using the racquet to increase their movement skills and hand eye co-ordination.

Kylie Broadbent

PE Teacher Taroona Primary School

  LAUNCHING INTO LEARNING

Click here for Term 2 Calendar

 

 

 

TPSA NEWS

We meet once a month at 7pm in the Staffroom at the School to discuss everything from school staffing, updates on grounds, fundraising and ideas or issues brought to our attention by parents and staff.

2017 Dates: 5 June, 3 July, 7 August, 4 September, 16 October, 13 November & 4 December

If you are unable to attend meetings but would still like to know what’s going on, you can be added to our email list. Please email tpsaenquiry@gmail.com requesting to join the list.

SCHOOL INFORMATION

To ensure the safety of our school property, please ring Crime Stoppers if you see anyone acting suspiciously in our school grounds.

School Banking: Calling for volunteers – we need your help!

We are looking for volunteers to assist running the Commonwealth Bank School Banking Program this year with a view to replacing the current Grade 5/6 Parents for 2018. This only takes about an hour of your time one day a week (currently Thursday morning).  The program is great for students to develop saving skills and is also a great fundraiser for our school.  Please click here for the Commonwealth Bank information and Newsletter.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact:  Leanne Barnbaum at barnbaum@bigpond.com or Alison Phillips at mailto:aphillip5@yahoo.com.au.

Uniform Shop News

THE SECOND HAND SOCCER BOOT SWAP / SALE IS BACK! Bring in your too-small pair of soccer boots and swap for a bigger size! If you don’t have a pair to swap, make a $5 donation to the TPSA and get yourself a pair. Come and see us at the Uniform Shop.

We are open on Tuesdays between 2:45 and 3:15 under the staffroom. Or, if you can’t make this time, place an order at the office for collection the following Wednesday morning.

 

 

Sushi

Click here for new sushi menu

Any queries please email Ally at: allycgunton@gmail.com

Please write your child’s name, class (2PY / 1N etc.) and the amount enclosed on the envelope e.g. Jo Moore, Prep S, 1 x Avocado, $3.50 and ensure correct money is enclosed.

Entertainment Books – ORDER NOW  

Purchase your Entertainment Memberships from Taroona Primary School again to support their fundraising efforts.  Please click here for more information or to purchase.

Lost Property

Our lost property is overflowing, including some leftovers from Soccer on Saturday- come and check the basket (located in the medical room). Please ensure all uniform and soccer jumpers/jackets etc are clearly labeled to help us get the goods back to you.

Duty of Care

Please note that students are not to arrive before 8.30am. This is for the students’ protection and safety as there are no teachers on duty prior to 8.30am and classrooms remain locked until this time. Supervision is provided before and after school:

  • Playground (EXCLUDING CREEK PLAYGROUND & OVAL) 8.30am to 8.55am
  • Car park & bus area 2.50pm to 3.05pm

MOVE WELL EAT WELL

 

 

Number 11: 12 May, 2017

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KEY DATES 2017– click to open the Calendar of events

EXCURSIONS – Kinder O & Kinder G, 1N & 1W, 4/5C & 4/5PD, 4/5GS & 4/5MCB

COMMUNITY NEWS  – click to open Community News

 

PRINCIPAL NEWS

Dear Families

Cyber News

In addition to receiving the $50,000 Australian Digital Literacies School Grant, Taroona has also been selected as one of 21 pilot schools in Tasmania to introduce the ‘eSmart Schools’ project, an initiative of the Alannah and Madeline Foundation. This program is designed to help schools improve cyber safety and reduce cyber bullying and bullying by equipping students with the appropriate tools to be smart, safe and responsible online.

As part of this work, we will be hosting a ThinkUKnow presentation on Tuesday 6th June from 7pm and all community members are encouraged to attend. ThinkUKnow Australia is a cyber safety education program that educates parents, carers and teachers of how people are using technology, the challenges they may face online, and how to help them overcome these in a safe and ethical way. ThinkUKnow Australia is a partnership between the Australian Federal Police, Microsoft Australia, Datacom and the Commonwealth Bank. The program is delivered by Federal law enforcement officers. The presentation covers issues relating to children and young peoples’ privacy and security online, their relationships with other users and their online reputation. It provides insight into the devices young people are using, as well as the popular websites, apps and social networking sites they’re accessing. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to learn more about young people and the online environment, and how you can help them to be safe and responsible users of technology.

For more information, you can visit www.thinkuknow.org.au. To rsvp call the school office on 6227 8325 or email Taroona.Primary@education.tas.gov.au

Asthma & Anaphylaxis Training

This week all teachers were involved in asthma and anaphylaxis training, delivered by an educator from Asthma Australia.  Our team reviewed the symptoms and causes of asthma and allergies, how to recognise asthma and severe allergic reactions and learnt how to deliver medication in an asthma or anaphylaxis emergency.  The training also included practical demonstrations in using asthma inhalers and spacers and administering adrenaline auto-injectors.

It was emphasised during the training that all high risk asthma and anaphylaxis students (i.e. those students for whom medication has been prescribed) who are deemed no longer at risk, require a letter from their prescribing doctor to be taken off the school’s High Risk Asthma & Anaphylaxis register.  Office Admin will contact families who need to update Medical Action Plan information ASAP.

Newsletter Changes

In consultation with the TPSA, it has been decided to move to a fortnightly school newsletter, with the day of publication changing to Wednesdays. Please note that the school calendar of events will continue to be updated weekly and distributed to the community via email and Facebook. Our next newsletter will be published on Wednesday 24th May.

Staffing Update: 3 Hicks

Following Mrs Fallon’s retirement announcement, I can now confirm that Mrs Linda Zwyko-Hicks will continue working with the Year 3 students in 3H until the end of 2017.

Best wishes to all mothers in our community for a wonderful Mother’s Day on Sunday!

Danielle Bresnehan

Principal

TAROONA AWARDS

Congratulations to the following students who received Taroona Awards at today’s assembly:

  • Respect – Millie Bennett, Ishaq Askey-Doran, Laura Scott
  • Collaboration – Charlotte Cannell, Alex Abbott, Hannah Scott, Jack Lloyd-Parker
  • Resilience – Zayn Newton, Louie Chatwin
  • Creativity – Florence Palmer
  • Excellence – Izac Plowman, Julian Boxall-Stewart, Keira Mearns, Emily Reid, Yashmina Marshall, Lachlan Murphy, Ishmael Ashby
  • Respect & Collaboration – Hugo Dean, Elliott Pirie, Douglas Hemer, Kes Bunda
  • Respect & Excellence – Jacey Ganey, Lucas Eastall
  • Creativity & Excellence – Amelie Eaves
  • All School Values – Madeleine Wapstra, Bella Isles

SWIMMING PROGRAM – Grades 1, 2 & 6 – Monday 15 – Friday 19 May

Please remember to bring your swimmers, cap, hairbands for long hair, underwear and plastic bags for wet gear.  Please do not dress your child in stockings that week as they are very hard to put on wet legs

CROSS COUNTRY – Friday 26th May 9.15am – 11am

Help wanted please – parents to do recording on the morning of the carnival.  Please contact the office or Kylie Broadbent if you are available to help.

Please click here for a timetable of the carnival.

CLASSROOM NEWS

1 Wilson & 1 Nuttall: Safari in the Playground

6 Poynter-Tubb:  Excursion to Campbell Street Penitentiary and Tasmanian Parliament

During our work on ‘Rules and Laws’ 6 Poynter-Tubb visited the Campbell Street Penitentiary and Tasmanian Parliament. At Campbell Street, we learnt about how laws and punishments have changed since colonial times. At parliament, we met the speaker, Elise Archer, and role played a parliamentary debate about a proposed bill to introduce more subjects into primary school.

FROM THE OFFICE

Volunteering

A reminder to parents/grandparents and carers who volunteer in our school that you must have a current Working with Vulnerable People Card. When applying for the card please remember to “attach yourself” to Taroona Primary School by choosing Department of Education from the organisation drop-down box and then select Taroona Primary from the location drop-down box. For more information follow the link below. The cost is $18.36 and the card is valid for 3 years. At Taroona Primary School we appreciate and value the support parents/carers continually give us.

http://www.justice.tas.gov.au/working_with_children

SCHOOL INFORMATION

To ensure the safety of our school property, please ring Crime Stoppers if you see anyone acting suspiciously in our school grounds.

School Banking: Calling for volunteers – we need your help!

We are looking for volunteers to assist running the Commonwealth Bank School Banking Program this year with a view to replacing the current Grade 5/6 Parents for 2018. This only takes about an hour of your time one day a week (currently Thursday morning).  The program is great for students to develop saving skills and is also a great fundraiser for our school.  Please click here for the Commonwealth Bank information and Newsletter.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact:  Leanne Barnbaum at barnbaum@bigpond.com or Alison Phillips at mailto:aphillip5@yahoo.com.au.

Book Club

Book club is due Wednesday 17th May.  Please place your order in an envelope with your child’s name and class. If paying by cash please ensure you have the correct money.

Donations of clean and sturdy paper or plastic shopping bags are needed to sort orders into. If you are able to help with this, could you please drop them into the School Office.

Sushi

Click here for new sushi menu

Any queries please email Ally at: allycgunton@gmail.com

Please write your child’s name, class (2PY / 1N etc.) and the amount enclosed on the envelope e.g. Jo Moore, Prep S, 1 x Avocado, $3.50 and ensure correct money is enclosed.

Uniform Shop News

THE SECOND HAND SOCCER BOOT SWAP / SALE IS BACK! Bring in your too-small pair of soccer boots and swap for a bigger size! If you don’t have a pair to swap, make a $5 donation to the TPSA and get yourself a pair. Come and see us at the Uniform Shop.

We are open on Tuesdays between 2:45 and 3:15 under the staffroom. Or, if you can’t make this time, place an order at the office for collection the following Wednesday morning.

Entertainment Books – ORDER NOW  

Purchase your Entertainment Memberships from Taroona Primary School again to support their fundraising efforts.  Please click here for more information or to purchase.

Lost Property

Our lost property is overflowing, including some leftovers from Soccer on Saturday- come and check the basket (located in the medical room). Please ensure all uniform and soccer jumpers/jackets etc are clearly labeled to help us get the goods back to you.

Duty of Care

Please note that students are not to arrive before 8.30am. This is for the students’ protection and safety as there are no teachers on duty prior to 8.30am and classrooms remain locked until this time. Supervision is provided before and after school:

  • Playground (EXCLUDING CREEK PLAYGROUND & OVAL) 8.30am to 8.55am
  • Car park & bus area 2.50pm to 3.05pm

TPSA NEWS

Hello Taroona Primary School Community. I am Martine Siltman, Chairperson of the Taroona Primary School Association (TPSA). I have three children at Taroona Primary: Jake in grade 6, Jemma, grade 4 and Archie in grade 3.  I would like to introduce you to our 2017 TPSA Committee members.

Executive

  • Martine Siltman – Chairperson
  • Tristan Burns – Deputy Chairperson
  • Kate Brown – Secretary (child in grade 4)
  • Agnes Marczewska – Treasurer

General members:

  • Leah Magliano (children in grades 6, 5 & 3).
  • Alana Fitzgibbon (children in grades 5 & 1).
  • Richard Angus (child in Prep).
  • Shelagh Curtain (children in grade 3).
  • Belinda Leeson (child in Kinder).
  • Penny Brodribb (child in Kinder).
  • Nicky Adams (children in grades 5 & 3).
  • Yuko Massom (child in grade 4).
  • Naomi Symons (children in grade 3 & 1).

We meet once a month to discuss everything from school staffing, updates on grounds, fundraising and ideas or issues brought to our attention by parents and staff.

Any parent/guardian or carer is welcome to attend our meetings and we would love it if you could join us. This year’s dates are 5th June, 3rd July, 7th August, 4th September, 16th October, 13th November and the 4th December. We meet at 7pm in the Staffroom at the School.

If you are unable to attend meetings but would still like to know what’s going on, you can be added to our email list. Please email tpsaenquiry@gmail.com requesting to join the list.

MOVE WELL EAT WELL

We are very pleased to announce that Taroona Primary School has been successful in renewing its Move Well Eat Well Award. Our school is now confirmed as a Move Well Eat Well Award School for another two years, until April 2019.

 

Number 10: 5 May, 2017

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PRINCIPAL NEWS

Welcome back.  Hope you all had a lovely break.

Digital Literacy Grant

We are very excited to announce that we have been awarded one of only 54 national projects (3 successful projects in total for Tasmania) through the Australian Digital Literacy School Grants. We will receive $50 000 for a two year project to support teachers and students in embracing the digital age and in implementing the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies. Congratulations to Mrs Hilary Purdie and the Digital Technologies team for all their work in putting together our successful application.

Staffing

Mrs Purdie will reduce her classroom commitments to coordinate the Digital Literacy project across the school. Mrs Em Dorney will now be teaching the year 4-5 class on both Monday and Tuesday. We are delighted to welcome Mr John Murray to the school on a more regular basis to teach Mrs Gilmour’s Year 6  class on Mondays. In other staffing news, Mrs Ngaire Green will continue working on the Prep class until Mrs Lynne Sattler returns from Long service leave on Monday. Ms Bresnehan will also be retuning next week from her week of Long Service Leave.

NAPLAN

The annual NAPLAN testing for Year 3 and Year 5 will be conducted on Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 10th  and Thursday 11th of next week. Students will be completing tests on Reading, Writing, Language Conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation)  and Numeracy. Catch up session will be held for students who are absent on any of these days. Over the last few weeks students have become more familiar with the format of the NAPLAN testing to ensure they are all well prepared and clear about the expectations of each test.

The benefits of participating in NAPLAN testing:

  • NAPLAN tests the skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life such as reading, writing, spelling, grammar and numeracy.
  • NAPLAN results provide valuable information on how your child is progressing against national minimum standards of literacy and numeracy skills expected for each year level.
  • The NAPLAN tests provide you as parents with an individual report that shows your child’s results and a comparison of your child’s performance against all other Australian students in their year level.
  • Teachers use the NAPLAN results to determine your child’s areas of strength and where future focus is required and how best to provide support or extension activities.
  • School teachers use the online NAPLAN Toolkit to analyse your child’s results. The Toolkit provides detailed information right down to the individual question with links to teaching strategies.
  • Principals, senior staff and others use NAPLAN results to inform school planning and to allocate resources and support including informing decisions around targeted programs and initiatives for individuals and groups.

The best way you can assist your child is by helping them to feel comfortable about the nature and purpose of the tests, and assure them that the tests will give them an opportunity to show what they have learned in class.

For more information about the national tests, please visit the national NAPLAN website at: http://www.nap.edu.au/naplan/naplan.html

Coming up this term

  • May 9 -11 NAPLAN testing for Year 3 and 5
  • May 12 Whole School Assembly (Classes presenting: 1N, 1-2G and 6PT, Hosts: Sarah, Jezreel, Laura, Nick Harnwell)
  • May 15-19 Swimming Program for Year 1, 2 and 6
  • May 26 Cross Country for Prep to Year 6 students (9-11am)
  • May 29 -June 9 Swimming and Water Safety Program for Years 3, 4 and 5

Tony Poynter

Acting Principal

 

KEY DATES 2017– click to open the Calendar of events

EXCURSIONS click to see information for Kinder O & Kinder G, 1N & 1W

COMMUNITY NEWS  – click to open Community News

CLASSROOM NEWS

Prep PY

A Busy First Week in Prep PY!

We have had a wonderful first week back at school with a lot of exciting learning. From our class photographers’ pictures you can see our science fun with magnets, our vegetable seedlings now growing in the vegie garden, our kitchen roleplays, hat making and our super progress during reading groups. All this and it is only Week 1!

4/5 GS – Science News

Year 4/5 had a great time completing the Science unit, ‘Let’s Experiment!’ The unit began with scientific drawing. Drawing 3D objects in two dimensions was quite a challenge. Completing science experiments collaboratively, working through issues, following scientific procedure and drawing conclusions are all skills that the Year 4/5 students developed during the term. Here are a few highlights from some of our Year 4/5 scientists:

“I enjoyed the hydrometer experiment.” Ishaq

“I liked the candle experiment because it was mysterious how the water went in the jar.” Nathanael

“I loved seeing the reaction of the science experiments and finding out why they happened.” Isla

“My highlight was when you put water on the coin and trying to float the paper clips on water and working with people.” Kaiki

“Working with a partner.” Jasmine

“My science highlight was trying to drop the paperclips on top of the water even though it didn’t work, I still had fun.” Pat

“In 🔬, I liked the Red 💦 and Shaving Cream in the Jar experiment.” Oscar

“😸 My highlight of is that you have to work with a partner.” Claire

“Let’s Observe a Candle was my highlight.” Madeleine

“My highlight was trying to balance paper clips on water.” D’Arcy

“I really like how Science is hands-on.” Natania

“My favourite experiment was the candle in a jar experiment because it was fun and cool to see the water being sucked into the jar.” Dan

“I have loved every single experiment so far. I especially liked the shaving cream experiment because shaving cream is fun to play with and it really looked cool when we added red food colouring. I can’t wait to do more experiments.” Sophie

“I really loved how when we changed the liquids, the candle created this mass of air.” Cameron

“The paper clip floating on water 💦 was my favourite experiment. Why? Because it was new and it was a challenging task.” Ben

 

STUDENT COUNCIL NEWS

The Easter Raffle raised total of $530.05

ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS – ORDER NOW. 

Purchase your Entertainment Memberships from Taroona Primary School again to support their fundraising efforts.

CLICK ON IMAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION OR PURCHASE

 

INFORMATION FROM THE OFFICE

VOLUNTEERING

A reminder to parents/grandparents and carers who volunteer in our school that you must have a current Working with Vulnerable People Card. When applying for the card please remember to “attach yourself” to Taroona Primary School by choosing Department of Education from the organisation drop-down box and then select Taroona Primary from the location drop-down box. For more information follow the link below. The cost is $18.36 and the card is valid for 3 years. At Taroona Primary School we appreciate and value the support parents/carers continually give us.

http://www.justice.tas.gov.au/working_with_children

SCHOOL INFORMATION

To ensure the safety of our school property, please ring Crime Stoppers if you see anyone acting suspiciously in our school grounds.

BOOK CLUB

 

 

 

Book club is due Wednesday 17th May.  Please place your order in an envelope with your child’s name and class. If paying by cash please ensure you have the correct money.

Donations of clean and sturdy paper or plastic shopping bags are needed to sort orders into.  If you are able to help with this, could you please drop them into the School Office.

SUSHI

Click here for new sushi menu

In Term 2 we will be offering the option to order Sushi for a full term in advance. We trialled this option with a few families in Term 1 and it was successful. Term 2 has 10 weeks so an order of 1 roll per week will cost $35 ($70 for 2 rolls etc) for the term. It is preferable that your child has a consistent order but it can be easily changed by sending us an email. Refunds can not be offered, but if your child is sick on sushi Friday their sushi can be collected by a family member, donated to the school or sent to a siblings class.

Please email me at: allycgunton@gmail.com

If you would like to order in advance or alternatively send your childs order into the Sushi box with full payment and sushi choice.

Just a reminder when you place an order please write your child’s name, class (using their year and the first letter of the their teacher’s last name – ie. 2PY, or 1N), and the amount enclosed clearly the envelope. For Example, Jo Moore, Prep S, 1 x Avocado, $3.50. Please ensure correct money is enclosed. Also please don’t use foreign coins for payment as they can not be banked.

UNIFORM SHOP NEWS

SOCCER BOOTS 

THE SECOND HAND SOCCER BOOT SWAP / SALE IS BACK! Bring in your too-small pair of soccer boots and swap for a bigger size! If you don’t have a pair to swap, make a $5 donation to the TPSA and get yourself a pair. Come and see us at the Uniform Shop.

We are open on Tuesdays between 2:45 and 3:15 under the staffroom. Or, if you can’t make this time, place an order at the office for collection the following Wednesday morning

Cargo shorts: We are phasing out of the old cargo shorts. They are exceedingly sturdy and are going out at the bargain basement price of $10. We have limited stock in sizes 4 and 6. And plenty of sizes 10, 12 and 14’s. Size 8’s have sold out. Grab yours before they disappear forever!

We are open Tuesdays 2:45 – 3:15, or you can place an order at the office anytime.

DUTY OF CARE

Please note that students are not to arrive before 8.30am. This is for the students’ protection and safety as there are no teachers on duty prior to 8.30am and classrooms remain locked until this time. Supervision is provided before and after school:

  • Playground (EXCLUDING CREEK PLAYGROUND & OVAL) 8.30am to 8.55am
  • Car park & bus area 2.50pm to 3.05pm

MOVE WELL EAT WELL