Number 2: 26 February 2020

Key Dates 2020 click to open the Calendar of events


COMMUNITY NEWS  – click to open Community News


Dear Families,

How wonderful it was to announce our House Captains and Vice Captains at our Monday morning Daily Fitness assembly.  We look forward to seeing our leaders shine at this week’s Year 3-6 Athletics Carnival, scheduled to start at 9:15am Thursday on the oval. 

  • Acacia: Captains – Hannah G-S & Izak S / Vice Captains – Lucy J & Daniel K
  • Waratah: Captains – Jonte M & Louis N / Vice Captains – June B & Darcy E
  • Melaleuca: Captains – Felicity Y & Archie V / Vice Captains – Essie R & Evan H

Please see below a timetable of events.

Thank You to our Volunteers

Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time last Friday to ensure our Open Classrooms and Welcome Back BBQ were a great success. It was lovely to see so many people visiting classrooms, browsing in the new library space and socialising in the quadrangle.  A special thanks to the Green Team who once again ensured our environmental footprint for this event was significantly reduced from previous years. 


TPSA Elections

A reminder that the positions of Taroona Primary School Association Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer are up for election at our March 10th Annual General Meeting.  If you are keen to nominate for one of these positions, please complete the nomination form and drop it into the office as soon as possible.  

2020 Assemblies: Change of Day and Time

Please be aware that our Celebration of Learning Assemblies will be held on Friday afternoons this year from 1:50 – 2:30pm. Dates for our Term 1 assemblies are below:


 Classes presenting

Week 5: March 6

1-2A,  2,  5-6C

Week 7: March 20

P-1,  3-4C,  5-6D

Clean Up Australia Day @ TPS 2nd March

On March 2nd our school will be participating in the annual event, Clean Up Australia Day. Classes will spend 10 minutes or so cleaning up their adopt-a-patch area, with all rubbish sorted and recorded. 

Families can assist our school in reducing the waste we produce each day by providing nude food lunchboxes and eliminating plastic and wrappers from our school environment.  This is especially important given how close our school is located to the Derwent river. 

We have collected data for the past 3 years, so it will be interesting to see what this year’s data looks like in comparison to previous years!  

Best wishes

Danielle Bresnehan



Kinder Wilson

Kinder Wilson have ventured to the Taroona High School Reserve. Please click on the image below for more details.

3-4 Graham-Smith

3-4GS have started work on their Science unit titled ‘Fizz, Pop, Bang!’ Please click on the image below for more details.


Please see below our Term 1 calendar for Launching into Learning.


Please click here for information about student bus travel and if your child is eligible to travel free of charge.


Please click here for the TPSA minutes.

Please click here for the 2019 Annual Review for Taroona Primary School.

Please click here for the TPSA Principal Report.

Please see below Notice of Annual General Meeting, 10 March 7pm in TPS Staff room.


New 2020 Uniform Shop Hours – Thursdays – 2.45pm – 3.15pm


After consultation and feedback from the Taroona Primary community, we’ve introduced 3 new uniform items as a trial. These items will become permanent if sales trial is positive.

  • Polar Fleece Vests (Sizes 4 – 14) $40
  • Track pants with Reinforced Knees (Sizes 4, 6, 8 only) $47
  • Leggings (Girls Size 4 – 14) $35

See flyer here for photos.

Price lists and order form

Click “here” for the range of uniform items.

Click “here” for a price list. However, to save us and our office staff time, we do prefer orders to be via Qkr.

Opening hours:  

Thursdays – 2.45pm – 3.15pm


We are seeking 2-3 volunteers to join our sushi packing roster on Friday mornings in 2020 commencing in Term 1. This is a fun and easy task requiring around 1 hour from 9-10 am. Volunteers are rostered subject to their specified availability e.g. once a fortnight or once every 4-6 weeks, whatever suits you! You work in pairs with another volunteer in the school staff room. A Working with Vulnerable People Check is essential. If you could do a buddy shift before the end of the year, that would be great also but if you cannot, we are happy to train you up at the start of Term 1.

If you are interested, please contact Tracey Turner on 0439 618 520 or


Student Absences

A reminder to parents/carers to advise the school office if their child is unable to attend school due to illness or any other reason.

A medical certificate is required if a child is absent due to illness for 5 days or more.

Signing Students in/out

To ensure we have an accurate record of student attendance in case of an emergency, we ask that any student arriving at school later than 9:00am or leaving for any reason during the school day be signed in or out at the school office.

Message to Students

If you need to get a message to your child, please contact the school before 2:15pm to ensure enough time for us to pass the message on.

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, BLUE COURTS & OVAL) 8:30 to 8:55am
  • Car park & bus area 2:50 to 3:05pm

School Volunteers – Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP)

All volunteers and helpers working within our school are reminded that they must have a current WWVP card.

To register go to the Department of Justice website and follow the instructions. Remember to select DoE and Taroona Primary School.

You will need to sign in at the office and show your card when helping at school or joining a school excursion.

The registration approval process can take several weeks, so new parents to the school, are encouraged to start their application as soon as possible. If you have a card please check that it is still current. Registration requires renewal every 3 years.


Lady Gowrie Taroona Before and After School Care operates from the hall each school day from 7:00-8:30 am (Before School Care) and 3:00-6:00 pm (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.

Please click here for Lady Gowries Taroona Vacation Care Program.

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