Number 19: 5 December, 2018

Key Dates 2018 click to open the Calendar of events

EXCURSIONS Both Kinder Classes, Both Prep Classes, All 1-2 Classes, All 3-4 Classes, All 5-6 Classes

COMMUNITY NEWS  – click to open Community News

* FOUND: 1 set of car keys,1 house key – please contact the office if you think they might be yours.

PRINCIPAL NEWS

Dear Families

The term is racing away with many exciting events happening right across the school.  This week all Year 1-6 students will have the opportunity to see the Taroona High School Production, My Fair Lady, and this Thursday many Year 3-6 students will be heading to Bellerive Beach for the annual Schools Triathlon Event.

Acknowledgement

Recently I received a lovely email from Donna Taylor (Manager, Environment and Engagement at Hydro Tasmania) acknowledging the contribution of our 2016 Year 3 students and Mrs Purdie in the development of some fabulous student and teacher resources for schools on renewable energy in Tasmania.  In her email, Donna states:

Hilary’s Grade 3 class of 2016 … conducted some research for us and presented some graphs and data on the level of understanding that Tasmanian students have of where their energy comes from and how energy is produced in Tasmania. That data from the students, and students from other schools, was instrumental in us getting executive approval and funding for this program to proceed. It resulted in my team receiving funding to employ a full time education officer and design and deliver this program to Tasmanian schools, so the students should feel really proud of how they have helped to make that happen. I would like to thank them and Hilary for their contribution and enthusiasm – a great example of data leading to decisions and making a difference.

What a wonderful demonstration of our students learning through authentic engagement with the real world!  Please click on the link for more information. https://www.hydro.com.au/education

Volunteer Thank You

Next Monday, 10 December, I look forward to seeing many of our fabulous volunteers at our Volunteer Thank You Afternoon Tea, to be held in the staff room at 2:15pm. These wonderful people make such a difference to our classrooms, students and school as they support student learning in a wide variety of ways such as joining an excursion, assisting at sport carnivals, participating in working bees, listening to students read, helping students run hands-on Science, Art and other activities, talking to students about their work, and more. Everyone who has helped out this year is welcome to join us. Please RSVP to the office by tomorrow (Thursday) and advise of any dietary requirements.

End of Year Reporting, Class Placements & Assemblies

Student reports, K-6, are currently being finalised and will be sent home with students next Friday, 14 December. Please note that due to the recent industrial action, teacher comments will not be included in all reports.

2019 Class Placement information will be sent home with children on Monday 17 November.

Our Final Celebration of Learning Assembly will be held on Wednesday 19th December at Taroona High School, commencing at 12.30pm sharp! An online programme will be made available to the community via Facebook on Monday 17 December.  Please arrive early to ensure a seat is available as the event is always extremely popular!

The Leaver’s Assembly is to be held on Thursday 20 December from 1.30pm in our GP Room.  This formal event is held each year as invited guests and dignitaries celebrate the achievements of our Year 6 students and farewell staff, students and families who are leaving the school at the end of the year.  Priority reserved seating is made available for family members of our leavers, with siblings of Year 6 students and all classes from Years 3-6 also attending.

2019 Staffing and Classes

I would like to take this opportunity to advise the community of staffing and class arrangements for 2019.

We farewell three of our contract teachers at the end of the school year: Vanessa Barretto, John Murray and Ngaire Green, and will be welcoming Frances Thorp (AST Early Years) and welcoming back Anita Wood (French) and Janelle Stowe (Music) in 2019.

Peta Gilmour has decided to take Long Service Leave at the end of the year and will retire during 2019.  Peta’s many years of dedication to the students at Taroona Primary School will not go without an appropriate farewell and I know there will be a few tears at the leavers’ assembly when we thank her for her profound and positive impact on the hundreds of students she has taught whilst here at TPS.

Finally, Sheri Matthews has decided to transfer her permanent hours to the Department of Education’s E-School from 2019, to undertake a different direction in her work into the future.  On behalf of the community I would like to thank Sheri for her commitment to ensuing high quality learning support for the many students with whom she has worked during her eleven years here at the school and to acknowledge her outstanding creative input into TPS, both inside and outside our classrooms.

Please see below for the 2019 Class List:

  • Kindergarten / LiL              Sarah Wilson 0.7
  • Kindergarten-Prep             Jos Pullen
  • Prep                                   Kylie Frost 0.6 / Em Dorney 0.4
  • 1-2                                     Angela Oldfield 0.8 / Kylie Broadbent 0.2
  • 1-2                                     Tania Glover 0.8 / Em Dorney 0.2
  • 1-2                                     Frances Thorp 0.8 / Lynne Sattler 0.2
  • 1-2                                     Mel Vincent 0.6 / Hilary Purdie 0.4
  • 3-4                                     Alex McNamara 0.8 / Anita Wood 0.2
  • 3-4                                     Alanna Carne
  • 3-4                                     Liz Parry
  • 3-4                                     Jane Graham-Smith
  • 5-6                                     Debbie Clark 0.6 / Tony Poynter 0.4
  • 5-6                                     Megan Tubb 0.5 / Emma Nuttall 0.5
  • 5-6                                     Philly Hughes
  • 5-6                                     Karen Gregson

Best wishes

Danielle Bresnehan

Principal

GRADE 6 LEAVER’S CRUISE

Payment is due now please – Deadline for payment is Monday 10 December.

Invoices have been sent out for the Grade 6 Leavers’ Cruise.

Payment can be made by Cash, Eftpos or Bpay.

Thank you.

Bianca Long

School Business Manager

SOUTHERN CHAMPIONS SWIMMING CARNIVAL

Congratulations to all students who competed at the Champions Swimming Carnival last Tuesday.  Below are photos of some of our top 4 place getters.

     

Thank you to the TPSA!

Flexi Stools

A huge thank you to the TPSA. Their kind donations have allowed us to purchase a cart to transport equipment for our outdoor learning and also a number of flexi stools to be used across the 1/2 team. These stools have been purchased to allow for flexible seating to cater to the differing learning needs and preferences of the students. These stools, and other endorsed classroom equipment, are being rolled out across the year groups. Keep an eye out for these in 2019!

Home Reader Books

A huge thank you to the TPSA for their very kind donation of $550, earlier in the year for home reader books for students. These have been very popular! We are continuing to update our supply to ensure that we have a good range of non-fiction and fiction texts; and also to include decode-able phonics texts also.

All school home reader books are due back to classrooms, by Friday the 14th of December  to audit our collection and reallocate them for 2019 classes. Please have a good look through bookshelves and cupboards!

Thanks for your support.

EXTENDED LEARNING 2018

Taroona Primary School is committed to supporting every learner, every day. Part of teacher planning includes differentiating the learning within each classroom to allow each child to engage at a point that brings both challenge and success. This helps build the skills of being a great learner, such as setting personal goals, striving for excellence, “failing forwards” (building resilience to learn from mistakes), working with others and thinking creatively to solve challenges.

In addition to in-class differentiation, TPS provides a range of extension and enrichment opportunities across the learning areas of the curriculum. These are responsive to student needs and interests, and may change year to year. We continue to look for ways to further connect with community and external organisations to provide opportunities for our students.

2018 participation:

  • Australian Mathematics Competition
  • Bebras Computational Thinking competition
  • Tournament of Minds
  • Asia-Pacific Mathematical Olympiad
  • Australian History Challenge
  • Digital game design with UTAS students
  • Young Archies
  • Chess Club
  • Maths Olympiad
  • Choose Maths video competition
  • Debating
  • Gifted Online programs (Ad Astra, Infinity Squared, CodeXX)
  • Maths Relay
  • Junior and senior choir
  • Computational and Algorithmic Thinking competition
  • Online writers group
  • Mathematics Challenge for Young Australians (4 week / 10 week)
  • Alliance Francais
  • Grade 5/6 band at Taroona High School

We are grateful for the support of parents and UTAS student teacher volunteers to help make these opportunities a success for our students. It is wonderful that TPS teachers continue to invest their time to learn more about enrichment and extension through face to face and online professional learning throughout the year. We look forward to continuing to develop challenging and engaging learning opportunities for all TPS students in 2019. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have feedback or new ideas in this area. For a snapshot of some of the extension opportunities, please see attached infographic By the Numbers.

AST – Support and Extension

Hilary Purdie

CLASSROOM NEWS

Kinder news

3-4P

TAROONA HIGH SCHOOL NEWS

TPSA NEWS –

October minutes click here

Next meeting – Tuesday 11 December 2018, 7pm Staffroom – All Welcome

Update from the TPSA Chair click here

Uniform Shop News

UNIFORM SHOP NEWS

 QKR!

We have now introduced online shopping via Qkr!

Please click on the following link for instructions on how to do this. Click here

Sales will still be available from the shop as well.

Closed last week of term

Please note that we will be closed in the last week of term 4, therefore our last open for the year will be Tuesday 11th December.

Back to school uniform sales

We will be holding our back to school sales on the following dates:

Thursday 31st Jan 9:30am – 11:30am Music room
Friday 1st Feb 9:30am – 11:30am Music room
Tuesday 5th Feb 1pm – 3:30pm Uniform Shop

You will have a better shopping experience if you attend on the Thursday or Friday, as we will be set up in the Music Room on these dates.

If you can’t make these dates, then order your uniform online using Qkr before these dates, and we will fill the order during the back to school sales dates. Uniform can then be collected from the sales days or the office.

 Help needed

Please contact Carolyn on basil_carolyn@bigpond.com if you would like to assist at one of these sales days and /or volunteer regularly at the Uniform Shop.

We are open on Tuesdays between 2:45 and 3:15 under the staffroom. Qkr is provided for you to use if you cannot make these times.

SCHOOL BANKING

If your child has collected 10 Dollarmites tokens and would like to redeem them for a School Banking reward item this term, please fill in your child’s redemption slip and bring it along to school tomorrow 6 December. We will endeavour to get the reward item to you before the school holidays. Any Dollarmites tokens that are not redeemed this year can be used in 2019.

Our final School Banking day for 2018 is Thursday the 13th of December.

From Alison (retiring!) and Agnes

SCHOOL INFORMATION

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 PLAY WEST & OVAL) 8.30am to 8.55am
  • Car park & bus area 2.50pm to 3.05pm

Lady Gowrie Taroona Before and After School Hours Care

Vaccination Program

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), catering for children aged 4-12 years. 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 ensure the safety of our school property, please ring Crime Stoppers if you see anyone acting suspiciously in our school grounds.

 

SushI

Now offering Banjos Sandwiches & Scrolls (Term 4 Trial)

Please use the Sushi booking system Qkr.

Uniform Shop News

MOVE WELL EAT WELL

 

 

 




Number 18: 21 November, 2018

Key Dates 2018 click to open the Calendar of events

EXCURSIONS 5-6H, 5-6C, 5-6PT, 5-6GM, 3-4GS, 3-4P, 3-4C, 3-4McNB, Kinder G & Kinder O, Grade 6s 

COMMUNITY NEWS  – click to open Community News

* FOUND: 1 set of car keys,1 house key, 1 watch – please contact the office if you think they might be yours.

PRINCIPAL NEWS

Dear Families,

Stop Work Action 28 November

Yesterday I sent an email to all families regarding arrangements for 28 November 2018 due to the Public sector union stop work action scheduled. Our school will not open until 10:30am on this day.

This decision has been made in the interests of student safety as we will not be able to provide appropriate supervision for children until 10:30am. The following arrangements have been made for the day:

  • Students can be dropped off to classrooms / school from 10:30am.  Teacher supervision will be provided from 10:30am in the usual areas (classrooms, quadrangle and ECE playground) until classes begin.
  • Lessons will commence at 11:00am, with 2 x 20 minute breaks scheduled at 11:40am and 1:20pm.
  • Metro and Wisby Bus Services will not be in a position to operate additional school bus runs to cater for schools starting later. Services will run at their normal times in the morning and afternoon.  Please check timetables accordingly.
  • Families with existing bookings for before school care on November 28th are asked to contact Lady Gowrie directly to enquire about arrangements on that date.

I sincerely regret the inconvenience to parents and the disruption to the learning program for students; however, student safety is my primary concern. Please contact the school if you have any questions.

Leadership Positions 2019

I am excited to announce that Emma Nuttall is the successful applicant for our recently advertised Advanced Skills Teacher (AST) Instructional Coach – Literacy.  This new position, funded by the Government as part of the Department’s Literacy strategy, will commence in February 2019.

I am also extremely pleased to announce that the nominee for the AST Early Years position is Frances Thorp, subject to the DoE appeal process. Frances is currently working at Sandy Bay Infant School, leading their Refocusing Teaching and Learning Project and STEM and Inquiry programs as well as teaching Year 1.  Frances will meet with staff and students before the end of the year and I look forward to welcoming her to the school and Leadership Team in February 2019.

Year 3-4 Genius Hour Presentations

This week students in 3-4 GS, 3-4C & 3-4P scheduled time for families (and other classes) to come and learn about the inquiry based passion-projects the 3-4 students have developed during Genius Hour, an initiative where students have creatively explored an area of interest and made choices about what to learn during a set period of time each week.

Yesterday I had the privilege to hear many students talk at length about their inquiry questions, including the challenges they had confronted and overcome throughout their learning.  I viewed all exhibits, and was thrilled to see student learning captured in so many creative ways including videos, posters, books, displays, models, interactive activities as well as digitally enhanced games.  Congratulations to all of the students and their teachers on hosting such an inspiring event to showcase learning at Taroona.

5-6PT Waste Audit

I am immensely proud of all TPS students who have worked tirelessly this year to raise our awareness of litter and waste in our local environment.  Our students have used a variety of tools and technologies, as well as design thinking and problem solving, to engage with this problem and develop authentic solutions.

A small group of 5-6PT students (D’Arcy, Esther, Edie and Adelaide) have worked with Mrs Tubb to plan for a waste audit which will be conducted tomorrow, Thursday 22nd November. They have talked to Bob and Matt as well as educators at Lady Gowrie about the audit and have asked them to save all the waste from today so that they can sort this into categories tomorrow to collect data around the waste our school produces. They will post a live stream on our school’s Facebook page, filming everything that is happening from 8:30am until 11:00am.

The students have also invited students from neighbouring schools to watch the live-stream event and comment or ask questions while the stream is taking place – the aim being to start conversations about how to fix the problem. I do hope you have a chance to join the team online and see our school vision of developing Creative Thinkers, Connected Learners and Inspired Leaders in action!

Inquiry learning is one of our 2018 school improvement priority areas and I commend all teachers, K-6 for their ongoing and exemplary work in this area.

Best wishes,

Danielle Bresnehan

Principal

TAROONA PRIMARY SCHOOL AWARDS

  • Excellence – Tommy E, Maxim O, Saskia C, Huon C, Dan W, Annie H, Alara A, Ada S, Finn C, Khadija N, Chuanyu C, Mia M
  • Resilience – Angus F, Charlotte V, Sam G, Nicholas B, James P
  • Creativity – Annelise H, Jasper M, Alice R, Douglas H, Alfie W, Elliot K
  • Respect – Miles O, Louie C, Clem C.G, Memphis C.O, Millie B, Dylan K, Tess B, Jye R, Liam L, Eva R, Erin E, Rhys L
  • Collaboration – Ina B, Xander B, Patrick B, Alex E
  •  All 5 Values – Oliva F

GRADE 6 LEAVER’S CRUISE

Invoices have been sent out for the Grade 6 Leavers’ Cruise.

Payment can be made by Cash, Eftpos or Bpay.

Thank you.

Bianca Long

School Business Manager

STUDENT ASSISTANCE SCHEME – (STAS)

STAS is available to provide assistance to low income families towards the cost of levies for students enrolled from Kindergarten through to Year 12. An income assessment is applied for assistance under the Scheme.

Eligibility details for STAS 2019 are provided on the STAS application form, which can be downloaded below.

Application forms are also available from the school office.

Families who were approved and received STAS in 2018 have been sent correspondence regarding STAS directly from the Department.

https://documentcentre.education.tas.gov.au/Documents/Student-Assistance-Scheme-Application.pdf

Bianca Long

School Business Manager

KINDERGARTEN SPORTS DAY

Wednesday 28 November, 1.45pm onwards on the school oval.  Please ensure students wear suitable shoes and bring a small to medium size soft toy.

CLASSROOM NEWS

Prep VG

1-2 W

Year 1/ 2 Wilson have been exploring the great outdoors and undertaking STEM challenges. Students have been getting outside most days to tackle a variety of tasks from spelling, natural mosaics and Science investigations at Molesworth. Our school values of Collaboration and Resilience have been strengthened as we learn to step outside of our comfort zones and work together in teams.

We have also had STEM opportunities involving the organisation Ten Lives (learning about cats) and building LEGO creations with Year 8 students from Taroona High School. We would like to thank the TPSA for their very generous donation. This enabled us to purchase some new LEGO sets which has provided an outlet for problem solving, following instructions and creativity.

TAROONA HIGH SCHOOL NEWS

TPSA NEWS –

October minutes click here

Next meeting – Tuesday 11 December 2018, 7pm Staffroom – All Welcome

Update from the TPSA Chair

Taroona Primary School features!

The TPSA Committee recently saw a copy of a thank you message to all DoE employees by the Secretary, Mr Tim Bullard. We were all thrilled to see how much the students and staff and our grounds featured in the video message. Click here to have a look yourself:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrjpY7Y4–w&feature=youtu.be

150 years of public education in Tasmania

As parents who have select a public education for your child, you might be interested to know that DoE is celebrating 150 years of public education. A number of ambassadors will play a role promoting the milestone and sharing their public education story. Have a closer look here:

https://youtu.be/M0DRRTyqHaQ

Qkr for Uniforms

We continue to embed Qkr and now the Uniform Shop can be found online! Try Qkr for your next order but note that EFTPOS and cash are still available as payment options. Our sincere thanks to Carolyn McKinley, Uniform Shop Coordinator, for her commitment and effort in implementing Qkr as an additional payment method for parents.

Friday Canteen: Banjo’s trial

In Term 4 we are running a trial, offering 3 bakery items from Banjo’s Sandy Bay, in an expanded Friday Canteen menu. Thank you to everyone who has embraced our sandwich and scroll trial so far. If your children are not crazy about sushi, order a Banjo’s item instead and given yourself a break from lunch box duties. So far the cheese and vegemite scrolls is the popular pick. The items will only be offer in 2019 if well supported! Our thanks to Tracey Turner (Darcy and Lucas Eastall’s mum) who is our new(ish) Friday Canteen Coordinator!  If you have any questions about this trial, please feel free to contact me Tracey on yecartt@hotmail.com.

Volunteer afternoon tea

Save the date: if you volunteer in the School in any capacity, look forward to an invitation to the School’s Thank You Afternoon Tea, Mon 10 Dec 2018.

Last meeting

The TPSA Committee will hold its last meeting for the year on Tuesday 11 December 2018. All parents are welcome.

Leah Magliano
Chair, TPSA

Uniform Shop News

We have now introduced online shopping via Qkr! See flyer below or click on the following link for instructions on how to do this. Click here.

Sales will still be available from the shop as well, on Tuesdays between 2:45 and 3:15.

Thank you to those who have dropped off plastic bags for us.

Please note that we will be closed in the last week of term 4, therefore our last open for the year will be Tuesday 11th December.

We are starting to organise our back to school sales for late January. Please contact me if you would like to assist at one of these sales days. Also if you’d like to volunteer regularly at the Uniform Shop!

Please contact Carolyn on basil_carolyn@bigpond.com with any queries.

 

 

SCHOOL INFORMATION

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 PLAY WEST & OVAL) 8.30am to 8.55am
  • Car park & bus area 2.50pm to 3.05pm

Lady Gowrie Taroona Before and After School Hours Care

Vaccination Program

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), catering for children aged 4-12 years. 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 ensure the safety of our school property, please ring Crime Stoppers if you see anyone acting suspiciously in our school grounds.

 

SushI

Now offering Banjos Sandwiches & Scrolls (Term 4 Trial)

Please see information above in the TPSA news regarding our new Sushi booking system Qkr.

Uniform Shop News

MOVE WELL EAT WELL

 

 

 




Number 17: 7 November, 2018

Key Dates 2018 click to open the Calendar of events

EXCURSIONS 1-2P,1-2G,1-2W,1-2N & 5-6H,5-6C & 5-6PT, 5-6GM

COMMUNITY NEWS  – click to open Community News

* FOUND: 1 set of car keys,1 house key, 1 watch – please contact the office if you think they might be yours.

PRINCIPAL NEWS

Dear Families,

2019 Planning & Class Placement Process

Our enrolment projection for next year has been changing on a daily basis and is currently sitting at 362 students. We are now planning for 15 classes and have started the class placement process for the following groups:

  • 1 x Kinder (21)
  • 1 x Kinder-Prep (8 Kinders / 14 Preps)
  • 1 x Prep (23)
  • 4 x 1-2 (22 or 23 students per class)
  • 4 x 3-4 (25 students per class)
  • 4 x 5-6 (26 or 27 students per class)

Forming classes is both an exciting and challenging time for staff, as we carefully consider the educational and social & emotional needs of each child, the balance of student abilities and the balance between boys and girls in each class group.  Thank you to those parents who have contacted me directly to gain further understanding about the class structures for 2019 and talk through individual circumstances.

There is still time for parents to participate in this process, and I am especially keen to talk to any 2018 Kindergarten parents who have questions regarding the delivery of learning programs for students placed in the composite Kinder-Prep Class in 2019.

Please note that from 2018, class placements will be announced in the last week of Term 4, and not included in student End of Year reporting information.

End of Year Reporting 2018

The Australian Education Union has directed its members not to include comments on Term 4 student reports.  Parents and Carers are advised that this may result in inconsistency in the way in which Taroona Primary School end of year reports are provided, given that some staff are not involved in union activities.

NAPLAN 2018

Each year our Department recognises students who have performed significantly well in literacy and numeracy in NAPLAN. This year Henry Nuttall will be recognised for achieving in the top 1% on the assessments. Henry and his family will attend a special ceremony next week to celebrate his achievement.  Well done Henry!

Outdoor Classroom Day & Nature Play 2019

Last Wednesday’s activities were a huge success and I would like to sincerely thank Emma Nuttall and Kara Spence for coordinating the programme and thank the TPSA for providing the financial support for us to employ Kara to work alongside the team to plan and deliver an amazing learning experience for our children.

Taroona Primary School staff recognise that children derive tremendous benefit from taking part in regular nature play and learning outside.  Research tells us that quality nature play adds value to classroom learning as well as childhood development. Nature play and outdoor learning provides provocations to deepen self-directed learning through play; allows children to respond positively to challenges, manage risk, cope with change and build resilience; supports skills of inquiry and experimentation, communication, reflection, problem-solving and co-operation; and enables teachers to learn to listen, observe and reflect on individual student needs in ways a classroom setting cannot.

TPS staff are looking forward to partnering with Kara Spence (Nature Be In It) and Jenny Dudgeon / Sharyn Brett (Sustainability Learning Centre / Aboriginal Education Services)  in 2019 to establish a high quality nature play program at TPS that will deliver the highest outcomes for students whilst meeting assessment and reporting requirements.  At last night’s meeting, the TPSA committed a total of $10,000 to this program, which will enable us to build staff capacity throughout 2019 and embed a nature play  program that is student centred and future focused.  Thank you TPSA!

Play West Cultural Garden beds

A huge thank you to Emma Abbott, Megan Tubb and Mel Vincent from the grounds committee, and all of the parent helpers and kids who came in last Sunday morning to complete the planting of the garden beds in Play West.  These native and indigenous plants were purchased through a grant provided by Aboriginal Education Services (which we have kept since 2016 for this purpose).  The final part of the grant will be used to engage Aboriginal Sharers of Knowledge to come and work with our students and teach them about the plants, specifically their traditional and ongoing uses.

Division A Inter school Swimming Carnival and Champions Carnival

Congratulations to all of our Year 3-6 students who participated in Monday’s carnival at the Aquatic Centre and demonstrated our school values throughout the event.  Thank you to Mrs Broadbent for coordinating the team and Mr Poynter for assisting with supervision on the day.  Also a huge thank you to Martine Siltman who was our TPS parent volunteer and assisted with the running of the carnival.  See below for a full report from Kylie and all the best to those students who have been selected to participate in the upcoming champions carnival!

 

Schools’ Waste Forum

On Tuesday 6th November, representatives from school communities in greater Hobart met at the Hobart Town Hall to share stories and resources about tackling waste at schools. We were delighted to be invited to present and share the great actions students have been taking at TPS. Congratulations to the Adelaide, D’Arcy, Edie, Hayden, Indigo and Kes for so competently preparing and presenting Taroona Primary’s experience at this event.

Remembrance Day 2018

On Sunday, Taroona Primary School will be laying wreaths at both the Taroona and Kingborough Remembrance Day services.  Thank you to Mrs McNamara for coordinating our student representatives to attend the services on behalf of the school.  Mrs McNamara and D’Arcy Clifton will be attending the service at Kingborough Beach and I will attend the Taroona service with Ruby Jacobson & Esther Graham-Smith.

Next Tuesday, 13 November at 2pm, we will be holding a special assembly to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice. A guest speaker from Kingston RSL will make a short presentation and all classes will make a contribution to the assembly. I do hope you can join us.

Best wishes,

Danielle Bresnehan

Principal

TAROONA PRIMARY SCHOOL AWARDS

  • Excellence – Toby B, Siobhan T, Benjamin H, Georgie P, Lucy T.R, Madeleine W, Gus F, Jye D, Lilli H.T, Charlie J, Evan H, Arran R, Ariette B.B, Elaine J 
  • Resilience – Eden T, Tamsyn W, Oliver B, Jeri B, Joseph C, Lotus F, Luka D, Lucas E, Michael E
  • Creativity – Serena Z, Coco W, Gemma D, Finley M
  • Respect – Charlotte T.T, Solomon V.G
  • Collaboration – Natania J, Oscar P.R
  •  All 5 Values – Annabella C, Leo P, Alexander K

GRADE 6 LEAVER’S CRUISE

Invoices are being sent out for the Grade 6 Leavers’ Cruise.

Payment can be made by Cash, Eftpos or Bpay.

Thank you.

Bianca Long

School Business Manager

INTER SCHOOL SWIM CARNIVAL YEAR 3-6 STUDENTS

Congratulations to all students who represented TPS so confidently on Monday the 5th of November. Taroona came a credible 7th. Thank you to Martine Siltman for being our parent official on the day.

Students who placed in the top 4 positions:

  • Bella. P – 1st 25m Freestyle, 4th 25m Breaststroke
  • Amelie. E – 1st 25m Freestyle, 3rd 50m Freestyle
  • Giselle. M – 1st 25m Freestyle, 3rd 25m Backstroke
  • Kaiki. M – 2nd 25m Freestyle
  • Thomas. H – 4th25m Freestyle
  • Evan. H – 2nd 25m Freestyle, 3rd 50m Freestyle
  • Daniel. M – 1st 25m Freestyle
  • Archie. V – 3rd 25m Freestyle, 2nd 25m Aquatic Underarm
  • Chloe. T – 4th 25m Freestyle
  • Addison. B – 3rd 25m Freestyle, 4th 25m Backstroke
  • Scarlett. G – 4th 25m Freestyle, 2nd 25m Aquatic Underarm
  • Luca. G – 4th 25m Breaststroke
  • Louis. N – 3rd 25m Breaststroke
  • Tom. H  – 3rd 25m Aquatic Underarm
  • Hugo. W – 4th 25m Backstroke
  • Stella. T – 4th 25m Backstroke
  • Charlie. G – 1st 25m Backstroke
  • Peri. B – 3rd 25m Backstroke
  • Ben. B – 3rd 50m Freestyle
  • Georgie. P – 4th 50m Freestyle

Year 6 Girls Medley Relay             2nd          Giselle, Adelaide, Bella and Amelie

Year 6 Girls Freestyle Relay          1st           D’Arcy, Giselle, Amelie and Bella

Year 5 Boys Medley Relay             4th           Hugo, Phillip, Kaiki and Ben

Year 5 Boys Freestyle Relay         3rd           Thomas, Hugo, Kaiki and Ben

Year 5 Girls Freestyle Relay          3rd           Stella, Madeleine, Jemma and Georgie

Year 4 Boys Medley Relay             3rd           Evan, Archie, Louis and Charlie

Year 4 Boys Freestyle Relay         3rd           Archie, Daniel, Evan and Charlie

Based on placings, some TPS students will be selected for the Champions Carnival, which is on Tuesday 27th of November. Information for this event will be forwarded to families of selected students next week.

Kylie Broadbent

PE Teacher

GRADE 2 & SENIOR CHOIR ( GRADES 3-6)

On Thursday 1st November the Grade 2 Choir and Grade 3-6 Choir attended the Music Count Us In event at the Bellerive Boardwalk. Students presented a combined piece for the ‘Schools Music Showcase’ and then combined with other schools for the nationwide event singing ‘One Song’.

OUTDOOR CLASSROOM DAY

On October 31 we participated in the International Outdoor Classroom Day. Classes used the outdoors in their learning – across all areas of the curriculum.  The TPSA kindly funded Kara Spence, a local Nature Play Educator, to spend the day working with children in the reserve adjacent to our grounds. Classes also utilised our school grounds for various learning activities.

It was a fun and exciting day for all involved.  Please feel free to come and look at our display and photo gallery in the foyer.

Emma Nuttall

AST

CLASSROOM NEWS

5-6 H

Digital Technologies focus

https://padlet.com/philly_hughes/DT

1- 2 N

Outdoor Classroom Day

We went out the door,

And sat on the Earth’s grassy floor.

The blazing sun was shining bright,

And everyone was more than alright!

We played lots of fun games,

Some of them had no names.

We ran to the enchanted place,

And we made tee-pees in this wild space.

We played amongst the tall trees,

And no one spotted any bees.

We were given a quest,

To find the woven treasure chest!

Jack jumpers surrounded us,

And everyone made a HUGE fuss!

To mark we were there,

We left our footprints somewhere.

We loved outdoor classroom day,

Hip-hip hooray!

By 1/2N

TPSA NEWS

October minutes click here

Loads happening with your TPSA

We have had a really busy start to Term 4 and I don’t anticipate that this feeling will end any time soon!

2019 classes

Principal, Danielle Bresnehan, has announced the class structure for 2019. She discussed this with the Association at our meeting last night. In response to diminished enrolments, particularly in Kindergarten, Danielle and her staff have considered different options and weighed up student needs. If you have feedback about 2019 classes, I encourage you to contact Danielle directly to discuss.

TPSA financial support

Given our fundraising so far this year, the Association has recently been able to support the purchase of additional learning resources across the School including an ICT storage and charging trolley, additional LegoTM and flexi stools for Early Childhood, a large trolley to transport objects used for outdoor play learning and on Wednesday, 31 Oct 2018, a whole day of learning for students and teachers in our School grounds.

Additionally we funded Anthony Wise from Plastic Pollution Solutions to meet all the students and a good number of parents, at our evening session on Thursday, 18 Oct 2018. Our thanks to teacher, Hilary Purdie, for her practical support implementing the classroom sessions and Committee members for setting and packing up after the event on that wild weather night!

Grounds

Many thanks to parents, Emma Abbott and Nicky Adams, and teacher, Megan Tubb, for arranging another gardening bee in our new Play West on Sunday, 4 November 2018. The garden continues to thrive thanks to this care and attention. You might be interested to know that the new plants in Play West are native and have traditional and ongoing uses according to the traditional owners.

Friday Canteen: Banjo’s trial

In Term 4 we are running a trial, offering 3 bakery items from Banjo’s Sandy Bay, in an expanded Friday Canteen menu. If your children are not crazy about sushi, order a Banjo’s item instead and given yourself a break from lunch box duties. So far the cheese and vegemite scrolls is the popular pick. The items will only be offer in 2019 if well supported! Our thanks to Tracey Turner (Darcy and Lucas Eastall’s mum) who is our new(ish) Friday Canteen Coordinator!

Qkr

We continue to embed Qkr, our online ordering, payment and financial reporting software. Qkr supports the work of our volunteers as they run our Friday Canteen and Uniform Shop programs and provide oversight of Association fundraising activities and finances. Watch out for the Uniform Shop online and ready for your next order (EFTPOS and cash still available)!

Industrial action by teachers

The Association recently received formal thanks from the Minister for Education and Training, Mr Jeremy Rockcliff MP, regarding our school community’s support of arrangements made to cover teachers who participated in recent industrial action. We are appreciative of Danielle and her whole staff who ensured that children were safe and engaged until bell time! Industrial action is likely to continue. The Association respect the rights of staff to exercise choice regarding industrial action however are here to represent parent concerns if they arise.

Volunteer afternoon tea

Save the date: if you volunteer in the School in any capacity, look forward to an invitation to the School’s Thank You Afternoon Tea, Monday 10 December 2018.

Leah Magliano our Chair (current taking a well-earned holiday), and I look forward to seeing you at an end of year event soon!

Alex Terhell
Acting Chair, TPSA

 

 

 

SCHOOL INFORMATION

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 PLAY WEST & OVAL) 8.30am to 8.55am
  • Car park & bus area 2.50pm to 3.05pm

Lady Gowrie Taroona Before and After School Hours Care

Vaccination Program

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), catering for children aged 4-12 years. 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 ensure the safety of our school property, please ring Crime Stoppers if you see anyone acting suspiciously in our school grounds.

 

SushI

Now offering Banjos Sandwiches & Scrolls (Term 4 Trial)

Please see information above in the TPSA news regarding our new Sushi booking system Qkr.

Uniform Shop News

The uniform shop is in need of plastic bags. If you have any you are able to donate, please drop them into the office, or at the shop on Tuesdays. The reusable supermarket type are ideal, but they must be clean please.

MOVE WELL EAT WELL

 

 

 




Number 16: 24 October, 2018

Key Dates 2018 click to open the Calendar of events

EXCURSIONS Yr 2 & Senior (Yr3-6) Choir,1-2P,1-2G,1-2W,1-2N,5-6H,5-6C, YR 3 -6 Interschool Swim Carnival (selected students)

COMMUNITY NEWS  – click to open Community News – There are lots of new School Holiday Programs and Term 4 information.

* FOUND: 1 set of car keys & 1 house key – please contact the office.

PRINCIPAL NEWS

Dear Families,

Term 4 has started off with much activity and excitement.  Last week our students were thoroughly engaged in Plastic Pollution Solutions workshops with Anthony Hill, had a wonderful day participating in the Year 3-6 Swimming Carnival (superbly organised once again by Mrs Broadbent), and selected Year 1-2 students enjoyed reconnecting with Maisie and Kathryn our Story Dogs Team.  We also had a number of students who participated in the Taroona Community Waste Expo on Saturday, which provided many people with the opportunity to learn more about the great actions our students are taking to tackle the problem of litter at our school. Thank you to Mrs Purdie for supporting the students at the expo.

The start to Term 4 has also been busy for our hardworking and energetic TPSA Executive who, in addition to running the Parent Evening with Anthony Hill on Thursday, spent two hours last Tuesday evening discussing the school intake area maps for consultation, reviewing and approving teacher submissions for additional school resources, and discussing and endorsing three new policies, developed in response to the new Education Act (2016).  The support of the TPSA is very much appreciated by all TPS staff and I thank Leah, Alex and the committee for engaging in this important work each month on behalf of the school community. All newly endorsed TPS Policies have now been uploaded to the school website in the Parent Handbook section.

Class Placement Process 2018

Over the coming weeks, teachers will be working together to construct class groupings for 2019. Decisions regarding class placement are made using the following process:

  1. Teaching staff 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 are 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. Final class placements will be announced in the last week of Term 4.  No changes will be made unless an obvious error has occurred.

Please note that 2019 class placement information will be sent home on Monday 17 December after students have met their new teacher and group earlier that day.

Tomorrow (Thursday) is the Show Day Public Holiday, and Friday a Professional Learning Day for staff, where the teaching team will review our 2018 School Improvement Priorities and also engage in some hands on learning using new digital technologies.  Care for students on Friday is available onsite by Lady Gowrie (6230 6806 or email  oshc@gowrie-tas.com.au) for those families who require this service.

I do hope to see you at next week’s Celebration of Learning Assembly on Tuesday afternoon where our Kindergarten and 5-6 H students are scheduled to share their learning.

Best wishes,

Danielle Bresnehan

Principal

TAROONA PRIMARY SWIM CARNIVAL YEAR 3-6 STUDENTS

A fabulous fun and action packed day was had by all on Thursday 18th October!

Thank you to all the students who showed amazing resilience to push themselves to great success at the carnival. Thank you to all the parents and volunteers who came along to help the carnival run so smoothly and support the students. Finally, thank you to all TPS staff for your hard work in running the carnival.

The final points for the day were.

1st           Waratah               820

2nd          Acacia                   719

3rd           Melaleuca           665

Kylie Broadbent

PE Teacher

GRADE 2 & SENIOR CHOIR ( GRADES 3-6)

On Thursday 1st November the Grade 2 Choir and Grade 3-6 Choir will be attending and performing for the Music Count Us In event at the Bellerive Boardwalk.

Students in the choir will present a combined piece for the ‘Schools Music Showcase’ commencing at 11am and will then combine with other schools for the nationwide event at 12.30 where they will sing ‘One Song’. This piece was written by students in Australia who received expert guidance and mentorship from award winning producer John Foreman OAM and Australian actress, singer, television host Justine Clarke.

We wish the students well for this event and look forward to hearing about their experience.

Janelle Stowe

Music Teacher

OUTDOOR CLASSROOM DAY

On 31st of Oct we will be participating in the International Outdoor Classroom Day. Classes will be using the outdoors in their learning – across all areas of the curriculum. In addition to lessons planned by our TPS teachers, the TPSA have also kindly funded Kara Spence, a local Nature Play Educator, to spend the day working with children in the reserve adjacent to our grounds. She will be running Nature Play sessions with the Early Childhood classes and some of their buddies. Working with Kara will be a wonderful experience for the staff and children alike – she is a wealth of knowledge in this field and we are all very much looking forward to the day!

Children will need to be suitably attired for bush play, including tree climbing, mud play and hut building. We ask that children bring long trousers (they are welcome to change into these from shorts/skorts if it is a particularly warm day), sturdy footwear (e.g. gumboots) and a raincoat (weather permitting). The day will go ahead in all weather, with the exception of severe weather warnings!

We look forward to sharing our pictures of the day!

Emma Nuttall

AST

Please click on the following link: https://mat.aamt.edu.au/Activities/Student-Activities/Solving-Problems-with-Maths

CLASSROOM NEWS

1-2 P

 

5-6 PT

Early bird discount of 10% off for any enrolment made before 7 October 2018.

Enrolments are direct with Coder College at cc-taroona-t4.eventbrite.com.au

BOOK CLUB

The final date for Book Club is Thursday 1 November.  Please place your orders by this date to avoid disappointment.

Ways to order:

  • Online via the LOOP
  • place cash and order form in an envelope in the box provided at the Office.

TPSA NEWS

August minutes click here

 

 

SCHOOL INFORMATION

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 PLAY WEST & OVAL) 8.30am to 8.55am
  • Car park & bus area 2.50pm to 3.05pm

Lady Gowrie Taroona Before and After School Hours Care

Vaccination Program

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), catering for children aged 4-12 years. 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 ensure the safety of our school property, please ring Crime Stoppers if you see anyone acting suspiciously in our school grounds.

 

SushI

Now offering Banjos Sandwiches & Scrolls (Term 4 Trial)

Please see information above in the TPSA news regarding our new Sushi booking system Qkr.

Uniform Shop News

The uniform shop is in need of plastic bags. If you have any you are able to donate, please drop them into the office, or at the shop on Tuesdays. The reusable supermarket type are ideal, but they must be clean please.

MOVE WELL EAT WELL

 

 

 

 




Number 15: 26 September, 2018

Key Dates 2018 click to open the Calendar of events

EXCURSIONS 

COMMUNITY NEWS  – click to open Community News – There are lots of new School Holiday Programs and Term 4 information.

PRINCIPAL NEWS

Dear Families,

The end of term is fast approaching after another successful ten weeks of learning at TPS. I do hope you have some restful activities planned for the break so that children return energised and ready for another action-packed term when school resumes on Monday 15 October.

The TPS team is certainly looking forward to the in-school student workshops scheduled in the first week of Term 4 and the accompanying TPSA Parent Information Evening on Thursday 18 October, all delivered by Plastic Pollution Solutions in partnership with Plastic Wise Taroona. The Year 3-6 Swimming Carnival is also scheduled for our first week back, and will be held at Clarence Pool on Thursday 18 October using the same full-participation format as per the last two years. Please see the weekly calendar for full details on Term 4 events.

Staffing Updates

Mrs Gilmour is currently on LSL. Mrs Heather Fallon is teaching 5-6GM until the end of the week.

Mrs Clark will be taking four weeks LSL at the start of Term 4. Mr Andrew Watchorn (Monday) and Mr John Murray (Tuesday – Friday) will be responsible for 5-6C during this period.

Mrs Janelle Stowe will continue to deliver our K-6 Music Program until the end of the school year and Mrs Lynne Sattler will continue to teach 1-2N one day per week (changing to a full day on Wednesdays) to enable Mrs Nuttall to complete Advanced Skills Teacher responsibilities.

2019 Classes

Planning is well underway, with fourteen classes expected to the start the new school year. Parents / carers are asked to advise the office ASAP if circumstances have changed and children are not returning to TPS in 2019.

Letters of offer for Kindergarten 2019, with accompanying information regarding our Term 4 Pre-Kinder sessions, are being sent this week to all eligible and/or in-area families. TPS Families who have a child who is eligible for Kindergarten in 2019 and who haven’t received a letter of offer are asked to contact the office ASAP to complete the enrolment process.

Out of Area Applications for 2019 are being considered in accordance with the Secretary’s Instructions No 2 for Enrolment from Outside Intake Area, with a response to be sent to all applicants by the end of Week 2 Term 4.

Have a safe and happy holiday.

Danielle Bresnehan

Principal

 

eSmart

Our journey towards gaining our eSmart School accreditation took a huge step forward last week. We are proud to announce that we have officially achieved planning status! We are now working on the final stage, prior to achieving full accreditation as an eSmart School.

TAROONA AWARDS

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

  • CREATIVITY – Ruben D, Marley F, Charlotte T.T, Riley S, Charlie M, Sadie F
  • RESPECT – Hamish C, Allie S, Matthew C, Nelankia J, Aren R
  • RESILIENCE – Raewyn W, Romy C, Isla C, Daniel K
  • EXCELLENCE – Ewan W, Sam W, Kai S, Spencer M, Ruby J, Sabrina J, Maille S, Danika W
  • COLLABORATION – Louis C, Lena B, Jasmine H, Ted J, Millie B
  • ALL 5 VALUES -Elliott P, Fankie S, Una O, Georgina P

WORKING WITH VULNERABLE PEOPLE

As per the New Education Act – We now require to sight and check, with the Department of Justice, ALL WWVP cards at the office every time you sign in and are onsite at Taroona Primary School. Please carry your WWVP card with you when you come to Taroona Primary. Once a check has been confirmed we will provide you with a Visitor Lanyard or Visitor sticker at the office. Please attach yourself to Taroona Primary School.

(more information in last weeks newsletter)

SWIMMING CARNIVAL GRADE 3-6 STUDENTS

When: Thursday 18 October

Where: Clarence Aquatic Centre

Time: 9.45-1.45

Wanted:

Parent help with timing and recording is essential for the success of this carnival.

If you are free on this day we would love your help to support our year 3-6 on our exciting swim carnival day.

Please let Jo Moore or Kylie Broadbent know if you are free.

Also wanted at TPS: Plastic Bags for the Uniform Shop

The uniform shop is in need of plastic bags. If you have any you are able to donate, please drop them into the office, or at the shop on Tuesdays. The reusable supermarket type are ideal, but they must be clean please.

 

 

 

Early bird discount of 10% off for any enrolment made before 7 October 2018.

Enrolments are direct with Coder College at cc-taroona-t4.eventbrite.com.au

 

PAST STUDENT – Meg Smith

I am now in Grade 5 at Jakarta Intercultural School in Indonesia. My fifth grade class went to a wonderful camp last week. We learnt traditional Indonesian practices like how to plant rice, plough fields with buffalo and weave fabric. But my favourite thing we did was to play soccer with the local kids. I donated a big box of old Taroona Primary School shirts that Mrs Broadbent had given us. Thank you so much, the kids were very happy to receive them!

 

CLASSROOM NEWS

Kinder Glover

 

 

1-2 Gregson

SRC

Footy Colours Day was a great success.  Thank you to those who embraced this fundraising day dressing up in their favourite team colours. We raised $285.40

 

Taster Day

TPSA NEWS

Dear TPS parents and staff

As another busy term comes to an end, I wanted to provide you with a quick update of Association activities from the past few weeks and thank you for your support during Term 3.

Term 3 started with our launch of Qkr, our new electronic ordering and payment system for parents. The move to Qkr improves the transparency and timeliness of all our financial transactions, reduces the manual workload for many of our volunteers and provides convenience for parents.

All our Friday Canteen customers now use Qkr for ordering and payment, and over 60% of our parents used Qkr to buy their Quiz Night tickets! Thanks for your support of this new initiative this term, I hope you have found it convenient! Special thanks to our TPS Office staff who helped answer parent questions and trouble-shoot a small number of issues in the early weeks of implementation.

Qkr has helped our Friday Canteen volunteers so much that they are super keen to offer you and your children more choice with an expanded menu! If sushi has never been popular you might like to try a sandwich or scroll from Banjo’s Sandy Bay. On trial in Term 4, give Qkr and the new menu items a try!

Our ‘Your Hero’ Quiz Night held on Saturday 15 September, was well attended by parents, staff and community and together we raised approx. $4,500! We had two best dressed awards given to ‘Jack Sparrow’ (Chris Lloyd-Parker) and Maleficent (Jo Moore).

In a tight budget year for the School, the Association has agreed to allocate funds raised from the Quiz Night and our sell-out Cake Stall at the Soccer BBQ (raised $450) on the previous weekend, to purchase an information technology storage and charging rack and cover the costs of staff salaries for professional learning about incorporating outdoor nature play in teaching and learning.

As a part of our TASSO grant, the Association is facilitating a series of student workshops and a parent session by Plastic Pollution Solutions (PPS), which supports our School and local community interest in sustainability. We know the children are fighting their ‘war on waste’ in various ways in their classrooms and so we feel this a great way to support further learning for them and us! Come along to see the movie, Bag It, and a discussion with Anthony Hill from PPS, on Thursday 18 Oct 2018, from 6.30pm.

Thanks from me to all our volunteers and TPS staff who have supported us in this particularly busy term!

Have a restful and safe break.

Leah Magliano
Chair, TPSA

Quiz Night photos

 

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS – available to purchase at the office or order online here

Help to support our school whilst you enjoy discounts at local restaurants, cafes and attractions etc.  in Hobart and Surrounds.

SCHOOL INFORMATION

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 PLAY WEST & OVAL) 8.30am to 8.55am
  • Car park & bus area 2.50pm to 3.05pm

Lady Gowrie Taroona Before and After School Hours Care

Vaccination Program

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), catering for children aged 4-12 years. 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 ensure the safety of our school property, please ring Crime Stoppers if you see anyone acting suspiciously in our school grounds.

 

SushI

Now offering Banjos Sandwiches & Scrolls (Term 4 Trial)

Please see information above in the TPSA news regarding our new Sushi booking system Qkr

 

 

Uniform Shop News

The uniform shop is in need of plastic bags. If you have any you are able to donate, please drop them into the office, or at the shop on Tuesdays. The reusable supermarket type are ideal, but they must be clean please.

 

MOVE WELL EAT WELL

 

 

 

 




Number 14: 12 September, 2018

Key Dates 2018 click to open the Calendar of events

EXCURSIONS 

COMMUNITY NEWS  – click to open Community News – There are lots of new School Holiday Programs and Term 4 information.

Dear Families,

The end of term is fast approaching after another successful ten weeks of learning at TPS. I do hope you have some restful activities planned for the break so that children return energised and ready for another action-packed term when school resumes on Monday 15 October.

The TPS team is certainly looking forward to the in-school student workshops scheduled in the first week of Term 4 and the accompanying TPSA Parent Information Evening on Thursday 18 October, all delivered by Plastic Pollution Solutions in partnership with Plastic Wise Taroona. The Year 3-6 Swimming Carnival is also scheduled for our first week back, and will be held at Clarence Pool on Thursday 18 October using the same full-participation format as per the last two years. Please see the weekly calendar for full details on Term 4 events.

Staffing Updates

Mrs Gilmour is currently on LSL. Mrs Heather Fallon is teaching 5-6GM until the end of the week.

Mrs Clark will be taking four weeks LSL at the start of Term 4. Mr Andrew Watchorn (Monday) and Mr John Murray (Tuesday – Friday) will be responsible for 5-6C during this period.

Mrs Janelle Stowe will continue to deliver our K-6 Music Program until the end of the school year and Mrs Lynne Sattler will continue to teach 1-2N one day per week (changing to a full day on Wednesdays) to enable Mrs Nuttall to complete Advanced Skills Teacher responsibilities.

2019 Classes

Planning is well underway, with fourteen classes expected to the start the new school year. Parents / carers are asked to advise the office ASAP if circumstances have changed and children are not returning to TPS in 2019.

Letters of offer for Kindergarten 2019, with accompanying information regarding our Term 4 Pre-Kinder sessions, are being sent this week to all eligible and/or in-area families. TPS Families who have a child who is eligible for Kindergarten in 2019 and who haven’t received a letter of offer are asked to contact the office ASAP to complete the enrolment process.

Out of Area Applications for 2019 are being considered in accordance with the Secretary’s Instructions No 2 for Enrolment from Outside Intake Area, with a response to be sent to all applicants by the end of Week 2 Term 4.

Have a safe and happy holiday.

Danielle Bresnehan

Principal

 

eSmart

Our journey towards gaining our eSmart School accreditation took a huge step forward last week. We are proud to announce that we have officially achieved planning status! We are now working on the final stage, prior to achieving full accreditation as an eSmart School.

TAROONA AWARDS

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

  • CREATIVITY – Ruben D, Marley F, Charlotte T.T, Riley S, Charlie M, Sadie F
  • RESPECT – Hamish C, Allie S, Matthew C, Nelankia J, Aren R
  • RESILIENCE – Raewyn W, Romy C, Isla C, Daniel K
  • EXCELLENCE – Ewan W, Sam W, Kai S, Spencer M, Ruby J, Sabrina J, Maille S, Danika W
  • COLLABORATION – Louis C, Lena B, Jasmine H, Ted J, Millie B
  • ALL 5 VALUES -Elliott P, Fankie S, Una O, Georgina P

WORKING WITH VULNERABLE PEOPLE

As per the New Education Act – We now require to sight and check, with the Department of Justice, ALL WWVP cards at the office every time you sign in and are onsite at Taroona Primary School. Please carry your WWVP card with you when you come to Taroona Primary. Once a check has been confirmed we will provide you with a Visitor Lanyard or Visitor sticker at the office. Please attach yourself to Taroona Primary School.

(more information in last weeks newsletter)

SWIMMING CARNIVAL GRADE 3-6 STUDENTS

When: Thursday 18 October

Where: Clarence Aquatic Centre

Time: 9.45-1.45

Wanted:

Parent help with timing and recording is essential for the success of this carnival.

If you are free on this day we would love your help to support our year 3-6 on our exciting swim carnival day.

Please let Jo Moore or Kylie Broadbent know if you are free.

Also wanted at TPS: Plastic Bags for the Uniform Shop

The uniform shop is in need of plastic bags. If you have any you are able to donate, please drop them into the office, or at the shop on Tuesdays. The reusable supermarket type are ideal, but they must be clean please.

 

 

 

PAST STUDENT – Meg Smith

I am now in Grade 5 at Jakarta Intercultural School in Indonesia. My fifth grade class went to a wonderful camp last week. We learnt traditional Indonesian practices like how to plant rice, plough fields with buffalo and weave fabric. But my favourite thing we did was to play soccer with the local kids. I donated a big box of old Taroona Primary School shirts that Mrs Broadbent had given us. Thank you so much, the kids were very happy to receive them!

 

CLASSROOM NEWS

Kinder Glover

 

 

1-2 Gregson

SRC

Footy Colours Day was a great success.  So far we have raised $284.40, with students still pledging to bring their gold coin donations tomorrow.

 

TPSA NEWS

Quiz Night photos

 

 

The TPSA 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. 2018: Next Meeting to be held on, Tuesday 16 October 2018 at 7pm. If you want to keep in touch with what is going on but are unable to attend meetings you can find all minutes here.

Leah Magliano
Chair, TPSA

ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS – available to purchase at the office or order online here

Help to support our school whilst you enjoy discounts at local restaurants, cafes and attractions etc.  in Hobart and Surrounds.

SCHOOL INFORMATION

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 PLAY WEST & OVAL) 8.30am to 8.55am
  • Car park & bus area 2.50pm to 3.05pm

Lady Gowrie Taroona Before and After School Hours Care

Vaccination Program

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), catering for children aged 4-12 years. 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 ensure the safety of our school property, please ring Crime Stoppers if you see anyone acting suspiciously in our school grounds.

 

SushI

Now offering Banjos Sandwiches & Scrolls (Term 4 Trial)

Please see information above in the TPSA news regarding our new Sushi booking system Qkr

 

 

Uniform Shop News

The uniform shop is in need of plastic bags. If you have any you are able to donate, please drop them into the office, or at the shop on Tuesdays. The reusable supermarket type are ideal, but they must be clean please.

LAUNCHING INTO LEARNING

MOVE WELL EAT WELL

 

 

 

 




Number 14: 12 September, 2018

Key Dates 2018 click to open the Calendar of events

EXCURSIONS  5-6PT, 5-6GM, 5-6C, 5-6H, Kinder O & Kinder G

COMMUNITY NEWS  – click to open Community News

PRINCIPAL NEWS

Dear Families,

Another wonderful fortnight of learning has passed. I do hope you have been checking our Facebook page for regular updates: https://www.facebook.com/TaroonaPS.

Tournament of Minds

Congratulations to the four Taroona PS Tournament of Minds (TOM) teams competing at the State Finals on Saturday, impressing judges and entertaining audiences. Each team had been working on a long-term challenge for six weeks; meeting at lunchtimes, after school and on weekends to research their topic, discuss possible solutions, prepare scripts and create props for the presentation. The finals also included a spontaneous (unsighted) challenge, with a particular emphasis on the teamwork processes to develop solutions under pressure.

The culminating performances were an outstanding example of our TPS Values: collaboration, creativity, excellence, respect and resilience. All four teams received positive feedback from the judges; with teamwork, attention to detail, stage presence and humour being acknowledged. The Social Science team and The Arts team received an Honours award in their category!

This year the Taroona PS teams have been supported by teachers Debbie Clark and Hilary Purdie, and parent volunteers Natasha Rowell and Helen Ludlow. A big thank you to the facilitators for your extra time and encouragement, and all TOM families for your support leading up to and on Saturday.

    • STEM Team – Claire, Charlie B, Bella, Ellen, Iola, Lena, Kaiki
    • Language & Literature Team – Silas, Charlie G, Ruby, Otto, Lucy, Siobhan, Bonnie
    • Social Sciences – D’Arcy, Scarlett, Tom H, Sebastian S, Stella T, Edie, Neve
    • The Arts – Sebie P, George, Liam C, Hannah, Liam L, Jasmine, Jacey

Blue

I would also like to acknowledge the work of a passionate group of Year 5-6 students from 5-6PT who put together a well-run event last Friday night to raise community awareness of industrial scale fishing, habitat destruction, species loss and pollution of our oceans. Adelaide, Edie, Esther and D’Arcy presented the documentary BLUE, which provided an intense and provocative journey into the ocean realm. Throughout the evening, I learnt that half of all marine life has been lost over the past 40 years, there is a huge garbage dump in the Pacific Ocean called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch which is twice the size of Texas, plastic has entered our food chain as a result of micro plastics being ingested by sea-animals, and, if we don’t make immediate, significant and sustained changes to reduce plastic use, by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.

I was incredibly impressed with the way the group went about preparing for this event; presenting their initial ideas to me for approval, planning all logistics including inviting guest speakers for a Q&A and developing a risk-management plan to ensure the night ran smoothly. The students also put together an online survey that was completed at the end of the night, collecting data about future actions for reducing plastic usage. The results in the graph show that the event made a significant impact on the 32 families who attended.

I look forward to learning more about the actions we can take in addressing this global issue with the upcoming TPSA Plastic Pollution Solutions Information sessions to be run in Week 1, Term 4 with both students at in-school workshops and a Parent Evening on Thursday 18th October from 7-9pm. Please see below for more information from the TPSA who are sponsoring this event in partnership with Plastic Wise Taroona.

Hope to see you all dressed up at the TPSA Quiz Night this Saturday!

Danielle Bresnehan

Principal

 TPSA Quiz night – Saturday 15 October (this Saturday)

It’s nearly too late……only a couple of tables left

Our major TPS fundraising event for 2018!

Organise your team (up to 10 people)

Purchase your tickets via Qkr app

Or

Contact Alana Fitzgibbon

Alana.fitzgibbon@ths.tas.gov.au

Please see further down the newsletter for more information and a list of our generous sponsors.

 

TAROONA AWARDS

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

  • CREATIVITY – Ruben D, Marley F, Charlotte T, Riley S, Charlie M, Sadie F
  • RESPECT – Hamish C, Allie S, Matthew C, Nelanika J, Aren R
  • RESILIENCE – Raewyn W, Romy C, Isla C, Daniel K
  • EXCELLENCE – Ewan W, Sam W, Kai S, Spencer M, Ruby J, Sabrina J, Maille S, Danika W
  • COLLABORATION – Louis C, Lena B, Jasmine H, Ted J, Millie B
  • ALL 5 VALUES – Elliott P, Frankie S, Una O, Georgina P

WORKING WITH VULNERABLE PEOPLE

As per the New Education Act – We now require to sight and check, with the Department of Justice, ALL WWVP cards at the office every time you sign in and are onsite at Taroona Primary School.

Please carry your WWVP card with you when you come to Taroona Primary. Once a check has been confirmed we will provide you with a Visitor Lanyard or Visitor sticker at the office.

In July 2014 the Registration to Work with Vulnerable People Act 2013 commenced in Tasmania.

This registration aims to help keep vulnerable people safe. Under the new legislation all volunteers and people who work with students (this includes teachers, school staff and parents and carers, school contractors) must apply for their own Registration to Work with Vulnerable People (RWVP) once every three years.

As the application can take up to 6 weeks to process, it is imperative that volunteers complete their application as soon as possible. The online form can be accessed at: http://www.justice.tas.gov.au/working_with_children/application

The above link will direct you through the process.

  • Complete the online application form –
    • if you get paid for your role, select Employment/Volunteer
    • if you are a volunteer and do not get paid, receive material benefit or reward, select Volunteer
  • Print the application receipt or write down your reference number
  • Pay the application fee (online by credit card or at Service Tasmania)
  • Visit Service Tasmania (external link) to:
    • provide proof of identity
    • have your photo taken
    • pay the application fee if you haven’t already paid online
    • accept the Terms and Conditions if someone filled out the form on your behalf

Please attach yourself to Taroona Primary School.  If you already have a WWVP card, but have not attached yourself don’t worry.  This can be easily done by going into the Department of Justice Website and updating your details by following the steps below:

Steps:

  1. Click on link – https://www.cbos.tas.gov.au/topics/licensing-and-registration/registrations/work-with-vulnerable-people
  2. Click on “Check the status of an application or registration”
  3. Click “Check an application/registration
  4. Apply your Card number & Last name.  You will also need to click on “I am not a Robot” and look for items. This is a security measure.
  5. Under Existing Employment and Volunteering Details, please click on Add Employer
  6. In the Organisation Name: please select “Department of Education (includes LINC’s, Child and Family Centres, Trade Centres)
  7. In the Location: Please select Taroona Primary School (you will need to scroll down for this)
  8. Please complete the rest and then press Submit.
  9. You should receive an email stating that it has been updated.

EARLY CHILDHOOD DANCE EVENT – Kingston Sports Centre, Kinder – Grade 2 classes – Wednesday 19 September – see Excursion tab for more information.

SCHOOLS TRIATHLON CHALLENGE – Grades 3 – 6 – Friday 23 November

Gather your team or enter as an individual or both! Hurry – Forms due back next week (no later than next Friday 21 September).  Please refer to email sent last week or click here for Parent Letter and Entry Form.

 

ARTS ROTATIONS – Kinder – Grade 2 (ECE)

Donations of the following items would be greatly appreciated for the Kinder – Grade 2 (ECE) Arts Rotations:

  • cardboard rolls that may be in the recycling – paper towel rolls etc. (no toilet rolls please)
  • small offcuts of wood
  • plastic lids from bottles

Please drop off to either Emma Nuttall or Sarah Wilson’s classroom.

CLASSROOM NEWS

3-4 C

Rhyming Couplets in 3/4 Carne

Students have been reading, examining, enjoying and creating various forms of writing throughout the year. Currently we are focusing on poetry and rhyme. Here are some of our poems featuring rhyming couplets.

“I’m gonna play soccer

So I opened up my locker

But look what I found

It didn’t make a sound!

It was a quiet little mouse

I wish it had a house.”       Chloe T

 

“Once there was a crown

That was brown

The kingdom thought it was green

But they really haven’t seen.”           Angus M

 

“Once there was a jolly farmer

Who looked after a marvellous llama

The llama was so dazzling white

It gave the jolly farmer a fright.

Everyday he combed him

From his head down to his last limb.

The llama was so cheeky

He made the tap quite leaky!”           Jonte M

Students showing their poetry writing.

 

 

SRC

THANK YOU – We raised $530.20 for the Farmers

The money has gone towards the “buy a bale” program.

The SRC held a farm theme dress up day on Tuesday, 4th September to raise money for farmers in drought stricken areas.  Thank you to everyone who dressed up – you all looked fantastic.

 

TPSA NEWS

 

The TPSA 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. 2018: Next Meeting to be held on, Tuesday 16 October 2018 at 7pm. If you want to keep in touch with what is going on but are unable to attend meetings you can find all minutes here.

Leah Magliano
Chair, TPSA

 

TAROONA HIGH SCHOOL – TOMORROW NIGHT – Thursday 13 September, 2018

 

 

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 PLAY WEST & OVAL) 8.30am to 8.55am
  • Car park & bus area 2.50pm to 3.05pm

Lady Gowrie Taroona Before and After School Hours Care

Lady Gowrie Vaccination Program Info

Lady Gowrie Taroona Before and After School Hours Care 

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.

 

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

SushI

Now offering Banjos Sandwiches & Scrolls (Term 4 Trial)

Please see information above in the TPSA news regarding our new Sushi booking system Qkr

Please contact Alex on 0407 330 552 or alex.terhell@outlook.com.au with any questions.

 

School Banking:

Urgent, Urgent, Urgent!!!       Helpers needed for banking to continue this year.

Banking has always been supported by volunteer parents in the past.  At the end of the year we lost some of our volunteers as their children moved to High School.

What’s involved: Come onsite to Taroona Primary School to sort and process the bank books and enter data. At the most this will take 1 hour a week of your time.

For more information please contact Alison Phillips – aphillip5@yahoo.com.au

Scholastic Book Club

Thanks to all the families who ordered books from Scholastic Book Club Issue 1.  Orders have now closed and we raised more than $400 for the library.  If you missed out on Issue 1, you can now order via LOOP online (only) from Issue 2 until 28th March Schools – Bookclub – Catalogue – Scholastic Australia

Jennifer Hemer

 

Uniform Shop News

LAUNCHING INTO LEARNING

MOVE WELL EAT WELL

 

 

 

 




Number 13: 29 August, 2018

Key Dates 2018 click to open the Calendar of events

EXCURSIONS  5-6PT, 5-6GM, 5-6C, 5-6H, Kinder O & Kinder G

COMMUNITY NEWS  – click to open Community News

FOUND: a pair of glasses have been handed into the office

PRINCIPAL NEWS

Dear Families,

School Intake Area Review

The Department of Education (DoE) is seeking your views as part of a review of government school intake areas, as required under the Education Act 2016.

During the initial stage of this community consultation process DoE has developed suggested intake areas for each government primary school.  Feedback on these maps is sought from student families and the community.

Please click on the link below for a letter containing further information.

School Intake Area Review Letter

The area intake maps are available to view via the link in the ‘Where to find information’ section of the letter. There is also a link in the letter to share your views using Survey Monkey.

TPS Sun Smart Policy 2018

Following a recent review of the TPS Sun Smart Policy in consultation with Cancer Council Tasmania, school staff and the TPSA Executive endorsed the updated TPS Sun Smart Policy 2018. Please click on the link below for a copy of the full policy.

Sun Smart Policy

The key change for all parents to note is that TPS needs to implement sun protection measures from the beginning of September until the end of the school year. Please dig out your child’s school hat and ensure they are worn from Monday 3rd September. As per the policy, all children without hats will be required to play in shaded areas during lunch and recess breaks.

Before and After School Playground Supervision

Parents are reminded that students are not to arrive unsupervised at school before 8.30am or play unsupervised after school finishes at 2.55pm.

Please note that parents are responsible if their children use the school grounds after school. Recently there have been reports of children climbing on the rocks and kicking balls in Play West, sliding down eroded banks near the silver slide and pulling out stakes and seedlings that were planted at our recent working bee. Parents are requested to work with staff in encouraging respect for the school property and the environment outside of school hours.

Before school supervision begins at 8.30am in the quadrangle / ECE playground and after school supervision is provided in the carpark and bus areas from 2.50pm to 3.05pm.

ECE Arts Rotations

Kinder to Year 2 Arts Rotations started this week and were, by all accounts, a wonderful learning experience. It was lovely to receive a copy of an email sent from a parent which captured beautifully the intention of the Arts Rotation experience for all students, Kindergarten to Year 6.

I just wanted to share with you what I observed this afternoon following Arts Rotations. As I strolled down the boardwalk there was an exceptionally heightened sense of excitement and joy exuding from the children as they ecstatically showed, and talked about their beautiful creations and experiences from this afternoons activities. Everywhere I looked, parents and children hovered over little items lovingly cradled by their creators as they showed them off with pure pride. Well done, and thank you for being an integral part in this enriching and delightful experience for our little ones.

I know the Year 3-6 students are enjoying their Arts Rotation programme as much as the younger students. Thank you to all our teachers, teacher assistants, parents and THS student helpers involved in delivering such engaging opportunities for our children and a huge thank you to The Arts Team (Sarah Wilson, Debbie Clark, Alannah Carne, Em Dorney) for planning and coordinating the delivery of this wonderful program.

National eSmart Week & eSafety Resources for Parents / Carers

National eSmart Week (2-8 September) is an initiative developed by the Alannah & Madeline Foundation in partnership with the Telstra Foundation. Held to coincide with National Child Protection Week, National eSmart Week creates awareness, solutions and ideas and encourages the whole community to be smart, safe and responsible when using digital technology.

The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner ( https://www.esafety.gov.au/iparent ) provides useful information for parents/carers about the digital environment and advice about how to help children have safe and enjoyable online experiences. Resources include a 10-minute interactive tour for parents/carers of pre-teens and young teens (10 to 14 years), which has plenty of tips and practical steps to help children explore safely and manage online issues should they arise.

Comprehensive resources for parents and educators are available at https://www.esafety.gov.au/about-the-office/resource-centre

Best wishes

Danielle Bresnehan

Principal

 

Student Assistance Scheme (STAS) Close Date

Please be aware that financial support for the payment of school levies is available to families via the Department of Education Student Assistance Scheme (STAS).  STAS 2018 closes to new applications on 6 September 2018. Once approved for STAS families need not re-apply for the following year. The Department of Education contacts approved families by letter each year.

If you feel you could be eligible for STAS please collect an application form from the office. For further enquiries in regards to STAS please phone 1800 827 055 or via email to stas@education.tas.gov.au

Bianca Long

School Business Manager

 

TAROONA AWARDS

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

CREATIVITY – Izac P, Cully C, Beatrice B, Henry J

RESPECT – Emaan R, Max C, Emilia M, Alex W

RESILIENCE – Claire B, Livanshi S, Anna B, Maliyah C, Lauren R, Clara F, Jye R

EXCELLENCE – Piper P, Zac K, Kaiki M, Isla B, Will T, Elsa C, Harrison E, Oliver P

COLLABORATION – Indigo S, Zayn N, Bruni L, Ruby M

ALL 5 VALUES – Stella R

SCHOOLS TRIATHLON CHALLENGE – Grades 3 – 6 – Friday 23 November

Gather your team or enter as an individual or both! Forms will be going home next week.

NAPLAN

NAPLAN ONLINE – TRIAL OF THE NEW ONLINE ASSESSMENT PLATFORM (Year 2, 4 and 6)

You may have heard that NAPLAN Online is being introduced across Australia over three years from 2018. Tasmanian schools will be administering NAPLAN online from 2019.

NAPLAN Online will provide better assessment, more precise results and faster turnaround of information.

Our school will 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 2018, students in Years 2, 4 and 6 will participate in the trial of the assessment platform, by undertaking one online test (Year 2) or two online tests (Years 4 and 6) that include examples of the new NAPLAN Online questions. Each 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 any further questions, please contact me.

Tony Poynter

Assistant Principal

 

TOURNAMENT OF MINDS (ToM) 

Creative thinkers, Connected learners and Inspired leaders

Tournament of Mind (ToM) is an international program designed to give students the opportunity to participate in creative activities involving stimulating open-ended challenges which demand experimentation and reward divergent thinking. The program aligns perfectly with the Australian Curriculum.

An enthusiastic group of students in Years 5 & 6 have been meeting each week to work on their six week long term challenge and to prepare for their spontaneous challenge. Students are demonstrating our school values of Creativity, Collaboration, Excellence, Respect and Resilience as they work together to develop a solution to a complex problem. Our student teams are:

Language Literature:     Ruby, Otto, Charlie G, Silas, Bonnie, Lucy, Siobhan

Social Science:                 Sebastian, Tom H, D’Arcy, Scarlett, Stella, Edie, Neve

STEM:                               Ellen, Charlie B, Bella, Claire, Iola, Lena, Kaiki

Arts:                                   Sebie, George, Hannah, Liam C, Jacey, Liam L, Jasmine C

 

A big thank you to our parent facilitators, Natasha Rowell and Helen Ludlow, who are helping support the teams until the state final on 8th September, at Ogilvie High School. We wish all our teams well!

Debbie Clark & Hilary Purdie

 

ARTS ROTATIONS – Kinder – Grade 2 (ECE)

Donations of the following items would be greatly appreciated for the Kinder – Grade 2 (ECE) Arts Rotations:

  • cardboard rolls that may be in the recycling – paper towel rolls etc. (no toilet rolls please)
  • small offcuts of wood
  • plastic lids from bottles

Please drop off to either Emma Nuttall or Sarah Wilson’s classroom.

 

CLASSROOM NEWS

Prep FD

 

SRC

Support our Farmers! The SRC will be holding a farm theme dress up day next Tuesday, 4th September to raise money for farmers in drought stricken areas. Get out your cowboy hats & flannelette shirts or dress up as a farm animal! Don’t forget your gold coin donation.

 

 

BLUE FILM NIGHT

SOCCER – End of season BBQ & Trophy Presentation

The annual end of year BBQ and trophy presentations will be held straight after the last round of soccer on Saturday 8 September commencing at 2pm and finishing up around 4pm. The BBQ will be held in the quadrangle. There will be plenty of food for all the family. The BBQ is free as costs are covered by your soccer registrations.

The TPSA will also be there selling cakes and other goodies raising funds for the school.

Hope you can make it.

Taroona Primary School Soccer Committee.

Cakes/Slices/Muffins

The TPSA  will be holding a FUNDRAISING cake stall at the Soccer BBQ 2-4pm on the 8th September.

We really need your baking skills. Anything that takes your fancy.

Please bring your delicious baked goodies on the day (I will be there by 1pm) or you can drop off at my house the night before (34 Flinders Esplanade) or drop off at the school on Friday afternoon to Alex Terhell.

Don’t forget to label your containers and list the ingredients on the cake.

Many thanks for your help and look forward to seeing you there.

Leah (TPSA)

 

BOOK DONATIONS WANTED

Book donations wanted for Paediatrics unit at the RHH

The Paediatric Outpatient Clinic and other areas for children at the Royal Hobart Hospital is in desperate need for some more children’s books. The books must be able to be wiped – so hardback or glossy pages only please!

Donations are being collected at the school office. Please give generously!

Please contact Kate Allingham  0448 877 056 if you have any queries.

 

TPSA NEWS

Short movie clip (password if required: qkr)

Brochure for parents

The TPSA 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. 2018: Next Meeting to be held on Tuesday 4th September, 2018 at 7pm. 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.

Leah Magliano
Chair, TPSA

TAROONA HIGH SCHOOL

ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS – available to purchase at the office or order online here

Help to support our school whilst you enjoy discounts at local restaurants, cafes and attractions etc.  in Hobart and Surrounds.

 

SCHOOL INFORMATION

 

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 PLAY WEST & OVAL) 8.30am to 8.55am
  • Car park & bus area 2.50pm to 3.05pm

Lady Gowrie Taroona Before and After School Hours Care

Lady Gowrie Vaccination Program Info

Lady Gowrie Taroona Before and After School Hours Care 

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.

 

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

Sushi

Please see information above in the TPSA news regarding our new Sushi booking system Qkr

Please contact Alex on 0407 330 552 or alex.terhell@outlook.com.au with any questions.

 

School Banking:

Urgent, Urgent, Urgent!!!       Helpers needed for banking to continue this year.

Banking has always been supported by volunteer parents in the past.  At the end of the year we lost some of our volunteers as their children moved to High School.

What’s involved: Come onsite to Taroona Primary School to sort and process the bank books and enter data. At the most this will take 1 hour a week of your time.

For more information please contact Alison Phillips – aphillip5@yahoo.com.au

Scholastic Book Club

Thanks to all the families who ordered books from Scholastic Book Club Issue 1.  Orders have now closed and we raised more than $400 for the library.  If you missed out on Issue 1, you can now order via LOOP online (only) from Issue 2 until 28th March Schools – Bookclub – Catalogue – Scholastic Australia

Jennifer Hemer

 

Uniform Shop News

LAUNCHING INTO LEARNING

MOVE WELL EAT WELL