Number 14: 12 September, 2018

Key Dates 2018 click to open the Calendar of events


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




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.


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


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)


When: Thursday 18 October

Where: Clarence Aquatic Centre

Time: 9.45-1.45


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.





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!



Kinder Glover



1-2 Gregson


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.



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.


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 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.



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.