Number 22: 8 November, 2017

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KEY DATES 2017– click to open the Calendar of events

EXCURSIONS –   6GM, 3FB & 3H, KO & KG, 1N, 1W & 1/2G, 2P

COMMUNITY NEWS  – click to open Community News

SEASIDE FESTIVAL NEWS   click to open Seaside Festival News ** This Saturday 11 November 11am – 4pm**  Please click on the link for last minute Seaside Festival News updates.

*PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR WATER BOTTLES TO THE SEASIDE FESTIVAL as we are going as Green as possible.  No plastic cups will be available with the Tas Water Trailer.  Please bring your water bottle to fill up.

PRINCIPAL NEWS

Dear Families,

Excitement is high as our community completes final preparations for the 2017 Seaside Festival.  Thank you to Martine Siltman (TPSA Chair) and our hard working SSF committee for the many hours they have invested into ensuring this year’s event will be an outstanding success.  A huge thank you also to our teachers and students, for their efforts in preparing stall items and activities for this major fundraiser.  I know that there are still some classes requiring parent volunteers. Please check in with your child’s teacher to see if you can help out!

2018 Class Structures

Over the past few weeks, teachers and the School Leadership Team have been discussing class structures for 2018, taking into consideration the number of students within each year level, the educational and social and emotional needs of students across each year level and the balance between boys and girls across the school.

Our 2018 class structures have now been decided. In addition to our two Kindergarten and two Prep classes, we will have the following composite classes in 2018:

  • 4 x Grade 1-2
  • 4 x Grade 3-4, and
  • 4 x Grade 5-6

The location of Kindergarten and Prep classes remains unchanged for 2018. The remaining classes will be located as follows:

  • 2 x 1-2 classes in ECE block (current Y1)
  • 2 x 1-2 classes in Middle block (current Y3)
  • 3 x 3-4 classes in the rooms on the quadrangle side of top block (current 2P, 4-5PD & 4C)
  • 1 x 3-4 on walkway near the GP/Music Room (current 1-2G)
  • 2 x 5-6 in Middle Block (current Y6)
  • 2 x 5-6 classes in Top Block (current 4-5Mc & 4-5GS)

The teachers assigned to the grade groupings will be announced later in the term, when staffing and class placements are finalised. As per usual processes, children will meet their “new teacher” and spend time in their “new classroom” during the last week of Term 4. Please note that all class placement requests (see last week’s newsletter for full details) are due by Friday 10 November.

Staffing News

I am very pleased to announce that Mrs Alanna Carne will be transferring to TPS from the start of 2018.  Alannah is coming to us from Lansdowne Crescent Primary where she has been teaching for the past 11 years. We look forward to welcoming Alanna to our 2018 teaching team.

Taroona Awards

Congratulations to those students who received awards at last week’s assembly:

  • Respect – Luka H, Darcy B, George C
  • Excellence – Romy C, Thomas W, Hamish M, Izak S, Anthea F, Huon C, Liam C, Spencer M, Joel T, Troy B
  • Collaboration – Enya W, Andy M
  • Creativity – Chelsea M, Emma S
  • Resilience – Kari I
  • Excellence & Resilience – Emaan R
  • Excellence & Creativity – Charlie G
  • Collaboration & Respect – Jacob M
  • Collaboration & Excellence – Ben H
  • Resilience & Respect – Maggie A, Caspian S
  • All 5 Values – Evan H

Division A Interschool Swimming Carnival

Congratulations to all students who participated in this carnival on Monday 30 October. Taroona came a credible 6th, up against some tough competition.  Thank you to all parents who came along to support our students on the day and to Mrs Broadbent and Miss Hyland for coordinating the team.  Students who received a ribbon at the carnival are listed here.

See you at the Seaside Festival on Saturday!  Please come and say hello at the Salmon Stall, or try your luck at Beating the Goalie – I’m the target from 1.30pm!

Danielle Bresnehan

Principal

IMPORTANT SCHOOL INFORMATION

Before School Care

Before School Care is up and running. If you need care for your child at school before 8.30am, please contact Lady Gowrie: 6230 6864 / oshc@gowrie-tas.com.au. The cost of Before School Care is $14 full fee for the session however, most families are eligible for Child Care Benefit which would reduce the cost of this program.  Depending on family income the cost of care would range from $3.00-$14.00 per session (1 Hour 7.30am- 8.30am). Please note that early arrivals are being monitored and families will be contacted where necessary, to discuss before school care arrangements for children who continue to arrive before supervision begins at 8.30am.

NDIS Information Session

Our school is proud to join with the National Disability Insurance Australia in raising awareness about the NDIS and helping our students, and people with disability, their families and carers, and our school community get ready to join the Scheme when it comes into our area.

An information session will be held on Wednesday 15th November at 3.10pm at our school for all interested parents / carers.  Please RSVP by Friday 10th November to taroona.primary@education.tas.gov.au or 62278325.

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

Congratulations to Laura. S (Y6) on her selection in the Under 12 State Cricket Team to play in the School Sports Cricket Championships between 5-12 January 2018 in Barooga, NSW.

KIDSMATTER PRIMARY

This week’s fact sheet focuses on Mental Health and Protective Factors.

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

CLASS NEWS

3H

So much has been happening in middle block. 3H has certainly been enjoying a diverse range of learning opportunities and experiences. The ‘Museum of Everything Hobart’ exhibition was created, and displayed across the Team Three classrooms and visited by our buddy classes.

We went on excursions to be audiences for musical productions of the ‘Hare and the Tortoise’ and ‘Hopsalot’ which we thoroughly enjoyed. We were complimented on our excellent audience behaviour and etiquette.

A visit by The Shell Questacon Science Circus was a terrific opportunity for us to experience science using everyday objects. For Science in our classroom, we conducted an experiment growing mould on bread and recording and investigating fascinating results.

The Australian War Memorial Teaching Box visited our classroom and we donned white gloves to handle items from World War 1.

In Literacy we have been writing Spooky Cinquains and writing letters introducing ourselves to our new penpals in picturesque Trento, Italy. We are looking forward to receiving our replies!

Please enjoy our photos on the links below:

https://padlet.com/linda_zywko_hicks/5wfr84wsxirg

https://padlet.com/linda_zywko_hicks/q43xuz5qdd4z

https://padlet.com/linda_zywko_hicks/mq0ftexqc91s

 4-5McB

 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: 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

Lady Gowrie Taroona Before and After School Hours Care – Taking 2018 Enrolments NOW.                        

Lady Gowrie Taroona After School Care operates from the hall each school day from 7.30-8.30am (Before School Care) and 3.00-6.00pm (After School Care) where we cater for children aged 4-12 year olds. We offer a safe and stimulating environment based on the children’s interests incorporating both indoor and outdoor play.  We employ trained Educators and provide a nutritious breakfast and afternoon tea each day.  Please contact the Lady Gowrie Outside School Hours Care Office on 6230 6806 or email us at oshc@gowrie-tas.com.au for more information. To enrol we require families to complete a 2018 enrolment form prior to care commencing.  Child Care Benefit is available to eligible families and all families meeting a work/study requirement are entitled to 50% off all on costs. For more information about what your family is entitled to please contact the Department of Human Services on 136 150.

Summer Vacation Care

We will also be taking bookings shortly for the up and coming school holidays. If you would like to see a copy of the Vacation care program please send an email to the above email address.

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

School Banking:

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.

Banking is on Thursdays and bank books are returned to students on Friday (along with Sushi orders).

 

Uniform Shop News

Term 4 is here, and that means hats are compulsory! Come and get yours from the Uniform Shop.

We are open Tuesdays 2:45 – 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

Kinder Sushi Term 4 News: Please see click here for details.

Sushi News!

Term 4 has seen the introduction of Sushi Wednesdays for our Kinder classes, it has been great to introduce the students to the Sushi fundraising program and they have embraced the opportunity to have a healthy and different option for lunch. Well done to both classes and their teachers!

I have been so impressed with the number of families that have prepaid for the term and the students who are trying a variety of Sushi fillings. The surprise favourite at the moment is the humble Inari, a delicious pillow of rice with sesame seeds stuffed into a tasty tofu pocket!

If you have any questions or queries about Sushi please email me (Ally) at allycgunton@gmail.com or Text 0400607004. We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming Seaside Festival, come and say Hi at our Sushi stall!!

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 21: 25 October, 2017

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KEY DATES 2017– click to open the Calendar of events

EXCURSIONS –  4/5 GS, 6PT & 6G,

COMMUNITY NEWS  – click to open Community News

SEASIDE FESTIVAL NEWS   click to open Seaside Festival News **2.5 Weeks to go – please see update

 

PRINCIPAL NEWS

Dear Families,

We have started the new term with focused children and settled classrooms.  It’s been wonderful to see our students so happy to be back and engaged in their learning.

TPS Swimming Carnival & Interschool team

Term 4 is always an action-packed term, and the swimming carnival last Thursday was an excellent way to kick-start events for our year 3-6 students.  Congratulations to all who participated in the carnival and a huge thank you to Mrs Kylie Broadbent, class teachers and parent volunteers who ensured the carnival was another outstanding success. Best of luck to the following students who have been selected to participate in the Division A Interschool carnival on Monday, 30 October:

  • Year 3 Girls – June B, Chloe T, Meg S, Jonte M & Hannah S (R)
  • Year 3 Boys – Charlie G, Archie V, Evan H, Daniel McK & Louis N (R)
  • Year 4 Girls – Jemma V, Georgie P, Jasmine H, Stella T, Neve H, Piper P(R)
  • Year 4 Boys – Ben B, Hugo W, Kaiki M, Leuca T, Phillip C, Joshua D (R)
  • Year 5 Girls – Bella P, D’Arcy C, Amelie E, Keira M, Adelaide S, Giselle M
  • Year 5 Boys – Luca G, Nathan W, Arlo M, Charlie B, Tom H, Max R (R)
  • Year 6 Girls -Laura S, Jessica H, Cate W, Alanah BS, Ruby B, Kelsie W, Kate M (R)
  • Year 6 Boys -Jake V, Floyd T, Joel T, Max J, Nick H, Ned J

Before School Care

Before School Care with Robin and the Lady Gowrie Team is up and running and a small number of families are already accessing this service. However, with the number of students arriving early and well before supervision / duty of care at school begins, I am expecting that BSC enrolments will increase as the term gets going and families become aware of the program.   If you need care for your child at school before 8.30am, please contact Lady Gowrie: 6230 6864 / oshc@gowrie-tas.com.au. The cost of Before School Care is $14 full fee for the session however, most families are eligible for Child Care Benefit which would reduce the cost of this program.  Depending on family income the cost of care would range from $3.00-$14.00 per session (1 Hour 7.30am- 8.30am). Please note that early arrivals are being monitored and families will be contacted where necessary, to discuss before school care arrangements for children who continue to arrive before supervision begins at 8.30am.

NDIS Information Session

Our school is proud to join with the National Disability Insurance Australia in raising awareness about the NDIS and helping our students, and people with disability, their families and carers, and our school community get ready to join the Scheme when it comes into our area.

An information session will be held on Wednesday 15th November at 3.10pm at our school for all interested parents / carers.  Please RSVP by Friday 10th November to Taroona.primary@education.tas.gov.au or 62278325.

2018 Class Placements

Teachers have started the process of considering class structures and placements for 2018. Our Class Placement Policy is as follows:

  1. Teaching staff will place students in a class group taking into consideration the educational needs of the child, the social & emotional needs of the child, the balance of student abilities within the class group and the balance between boys and girls in each class group.
  2. In the first two weeks of November of each school year, parents will be given the opportunity to make a class placement request for their child for the following year. This should be communicated to the Principal either by letter, email or a formal meeting. A class placement request will only be considered on educational grounds, not individual class teacher preferences.
  3. After teachers have initially placed students in a class group for the following year, the Principal will review class placements in light of any specific parental requests. Not all class placement requests can be met and ultimately the final decision rests with the Principal.
  4. Class placements are announced on the Friday of the second last week of Term 4 and no further changes will be made unless an obvious error has occurred.

Staffing News

This term we welcome Miss Kate Boatwright and Cathy Fountain as our 3P teaching team for the remainder of the year. Miss Boatwright is here on Monday and Tuesdays and Mrs Fountain, Wednesday to Friday.

Ms Nina Penfold very recently announced that she will be formally retiring from her Advanced Skills Teacher position and permanent work with the Department of Education at the end of 2017.  We look forward to celebrating Nina’s many years of service at Taroona, and within the DoE, later in the term.

In addition, Ms Susan Young will transfer to South Hobart Primary School at the start of 2018, after 19 years of dedicated service to the students and families of Taroona.  With Mr Grinham last term announcing his retirement from teaching at the end of 2017, the End of Year Leavers Assembly (Thursday 21 December at 1.30pm) is one not to be missed!

In addition, I am very pleased to announce that Mrs Lisa Ker will be transferring to TPS from the start of 2018 as Music Teacher (0.6FTE) and Mrs Kylie Frost will permanently transfer into Taroona as class teacher (0.6FTE) . Many families know Kylie in her role of lead teacher in Taroona’s Launching into Learning Program (Little Wrens) during the past three years. We look forward to welcoming both Lisa and Kylie to our 2018 teaching team.

Staff Professional Learning

This week, Mrs Hilary Purdie launched our Digital Technologies in Schools Grant program with staff involved in an exciting after school session on Tuesday exploring the new curriculum and using digital tools including Little Bits, Bee Bots, Mindstorm Lego and Makey-Makeys to solve real-life problems.

This Friday, all teaching staff will be involved in further professional learning, focusing on Positive Education, Student and Staff Wellbeing as well as Planning for 2018.  Please note that Friday is a student free day and care will be available in the GP Room with Lady Gowrie for those families requiring this service.

Best wishes,

Danielle Bresnehan

Principal

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

 

Congratulations to Kelsie and Caitlyn at the 50th National Irish Dancing Championships in Adelaide.

They’ve both danced the best they’ve ever danced, with Kelsie’s 4-hand team collecting a medal for 20th in Australia, and both of them getting medals for 6th in the Intermediate Figure Dance (a large-team dance).

 

 STAFF ACHIEVEMENTS

Mrs Kylie Broadbent wins gold in the 800!

Wonderful news just in from the NW Coast. Kylie won Gold in the 800m Over 40yrs at the Australian Masters Competition currently being held in NW Tasmania.

Congratulations Kylie. We are very proud of your efforts.

KIDSMATTER PRIMARY

This week’s fact sheet focuses on families working together.

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

CLASS NEWS

1-2G

Grade 1-2 Gregson have had an extremely rewarding Term 3. The highlight was our trip to the TMAG where we showed many people how our Rube Goldberg machine worked. We were even on Southern Cross news! We certainly demonstrated the TPS values.

 

4-5PD

In Term 3, we have been doing abstract art with George’s Mum, Kate McCarthy. Kate McCarthy is an abstract artist, and sells abstract art. If you don’t know what abstract art is, it’s art with a special meaning to you, and it doesn’t have to make sense to anyone else, just something that’s important to you. We had lots of fun working on it, and we produced some amazing pieces of artwork. You can say she puts the ‘art’ in ‘McARThy’. Here are some of the artworks we have made.

By Nathan, George, Lucas and Dylan

 

 

 

4/5 Clark

Grade 4/5 Clark are managing the wonderful ART and CRAFT stall at the Seaside Festival. We have some beautiful handmade crafts already brought in. HOWEVER…. if you are especially crafty or know someone who is, we’d love to have the items you have made.

You are welcome to drop them into school to Mrs Clark, to Marlene Silton or Michelle Catherall, who are collecting the items.

If parents from our class are able to help on the stall, we’d love to hear from you as we still need parents. Please contact Rachelle Douglas (davechelle@bigpond.com) with regards to this.

Thank you from 4/5 Clark

 

 

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: 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

 

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:

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.

Banking is on Thursdays and bank books are returned to students on Friday (along with Sushi orders).

 

Uniform Shop News

Term 4 is here, and that means hats are compulsory! Come and get yours from the Uniform Shop.

We are open Tuesdays 2:45 – 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

Kinder Sushi Term 4 News: Please see click here for details.

For any queries during Term 4, 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 20: 27 September, 2017

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KEY DATES 2017– click to open the Calendar of events

EXCURSIONS –  

COMMUNITY NEWS  – click to open Community News

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

 

PRINCIPAL NEWS

Dear Families,

I would like to end the term by acknowledging the amazing work of our team here at Taroona.  Their commitment to your children and their educational outcomes, including social and emotional support, is nothing short of outstanding. This term has been testament to their willingness to go above and beyond, including time spent outside of school hours providing opportunities for your children to shine.

The whole of school Arts Rotation Program was an outstanding success – the Arts Showcase on Tuesday was an excellent event to capture this learning.  Thank you to Sarah Wilson, Linda Hicks, Bobby Pedersen and Debbie Clark (TPS Arts Team) for inspiring us with this project during Term 3.  Our appreciation is also extended to all the parent helpers, community volunteers and THS students whose support during the Arts sessions was invaluable!

I would also like to acknowledge the work of Andrea Smith, Parent Volunteer for the Senior Choir this year.  Yesterday’s performance at the Arts Celebration showed how skilled the students have become under Andrea’s expert tuition.  Andrea will not be available to continue her work in Term 4 and I would like to express our sincerest thanks to Andrea on behalf of the students and staff for her efforts this year.

Introducing TPS Story Dogs

We are very excited to introduce Kathryn and Maisie and welcome them to the Taroona Primary School community. They are our Story Dog Team, and will be working with children in 1-2 Gregson and 2 Penfold on Tuesday afternoons, starting in Term 4. Story Dogs is a reading support program where selected children read to an accredited dog (Maisie) and its handler (Kathryn).  Please click on the brochure below to read all about this exciting program, made possible through generous financial support provided to Story Dogs Tasmania by the Kingborough Lions Club.

  

Staffing Update 3P

Mrs Bobby Pedersen has very recently been appointed to a new role as Project Officer – Blended Learning within Curriculum Services. This fixed-term position is scheduled to start on October 16th 2017 for a 12 month period. Bobby’s last day at Taroona for 2017 will therefore be Friday 29th September. Given the extremely short timeframe, the resulting vacancy is yet to be filled. I will communicate to all 3P families as soon as I have more information regarding the teacher for 3P in Term 4.

I would like to take this opportunity to extend our very best wishes to Bobby on this exciting promotion, and look forward to the continued support Bobby will provide for TPS staff in her new role within the Department.

Retirement News

At last week’s assembly, staff, students and the TPSA celebrated Mrs Heather Fallon’s 42-year teaching career and her significant contribution to our TPS community over the past 11 years! Thank you to Shelagh Curtain who made a presentation to Heather on behalf of the TPSA. It has been wonderful having Heather return to work with us this term whilst Jane Graham-Smith has been on LSL. I would like to sincerely thank her for her efforts and energies with 4-5GS over the past 10 weeks and extend our very best wishes to Heather for this next exciting phase.

Families may also have heard that Mr Phil Grinham will be retiring at the end of 2017.  Phil recently announced his decision and will be finishing 6 years with us at the end of Term 4.

Pre-Kinder Program Commences Thursday 19th October, 9.15am Kindergarten Block

Information will be mailed out this week to all families with children who have been allocated places in Kindergarten at TPS in 2018. Session information and dates are included in this pack. Please contact the office at the start of Term 4 if you require further information.

Please note that Tony Poynter will be Acting Principal for the reminder of this week (Wednesday to Friday) whilst I travel to Newcastle and participate in the 10-day Australian Women Masters Hockey Tournament.

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday break.

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.

  • Respect –Lilli HT
  • Creativity – Tabitha R, Sean L
  • Excellence – Jimmy T, Lara S, Jemma V, Charlie W, Flynn Mc, Addison B, Max HT, Thomas S, Charlie B, Natanyia J, Jack LP, Hal D
  • Resilience – Oliver W, Livanshi S, Henry S, Toby B
  • Resilience & Excellence – Angus A
  • Excellence, Creativity and Resilience – Eve C
  • Creativity & Collaboration – Ruby J
  • Creativity & Excellence – Soraya N
  • Resilience & Respect – Cameron H
  • All five values – Kes B, David H

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

The Pop Scare Machine Presentation – TMAG 26th September 2017

A group of students from 1-2 G presented their Rube Goldberg machine at the My Education technology challenge with Mrs Gregson this morning at TMAG. Their presentation included photos & video of the learning journey and the terrific machines that the class invented.  Congratulations to everyone involved!

Australian Meteorological & Oceanographic Society Art Competition 2016

Recently, the school was advised that our 2016 prep Sattler Class won the Special Creativity Prize – Class Category for the series artwork Weather in our World in the Australian Meteorological & Oceanographic Society Art Competition 2016!  This Australia-wide art competition is open to any student / class in Australia who are in pre-school to year 10. The school has received $200 to go towards purchasing meteorological and/or oceanographic theme books / science kits / resources.

Please click on the link  to see the Prep 2016 Prize Winning Artwork.

ARTS CELEBRATION


If you missed out on the fabulous Arts Celebration Assembly on Tuesday, please call past the office and view the slideshow on the office monitor!

Put a lid on Climate Change

Students in Year 1 at Taroona Primary School focused on Weather this term and the progression to Climate Change became a natural one.

After speaking to various Scientists who are experts in their field, the students brainstormed words that reflected their understandings. One student then summarised Climate Change as ‘Weather changing our future.’

There is an understanding that we need to rethink some of our actions and consider the environment in our everyday living. Thus ‘Put a lid on Climate Change.’ Students have used old lids from jars and containers to frame their individual art work.

The artwork represents The Sun heating up The Earth with the chain showing the strong link between the two elements.

 

KIDSMATTER PRIMARY

 

This week’s fact sheet focuses on children and grief.

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

CLASS NEWS

3P

This term our context for learning in 3P has been Hobart – Past, Present and Future. We have been comparing how Hobart looked and functioned long ago and finding the similarities and differences. We embarked on a mystery tour of Hobart which highlighted a number of these. This helped us to appreciate the rich history that surrounds us.

Check out the padlet link below which highlights a few of our learning experiences from the term.

https://padlet.com/bobby_pedersen/gcbqn5m3n98d

Or keep up with our learning via Fronter – our online classroom.

https://casas.tas.edu.au/vle/

Guest login: tps

Guest password: tps

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 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

Woolworths Earn & Learn:

Thank you for all those families that supported the Woolworths Earn & Learn program this year.

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:

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.

Banking is on Thursdays and bank books are returned to students on Friday (along with Sushi orders).

 

 

Uniform Shop News

Term 4 is around the corner, and that means hats are compulsory! Come and get yours from the Uniform Shop.

We are open Tuesdays 2:45 – 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

Kinder Sushi News: In Term 4 – please see click here for details.

For any queries during Term 4, 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 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

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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