Principal's Message – Theodore Primary School
Theodore Primary School is situated in Canberra's culturally and historically significant Tuggeranong valley. The valley has been recognised as a significant area to the Ngunnawal people and contains a number of significant sites within the local area.
Theodore Primary School opened its doors to children of the valley in 1991. The school caters for students ranging from preschool to Year 6 and prides itself on providing a stimulating, balanced curriculum that encourages lifelong learning. Decision making is a shared responsibility and the community is active in the education of our students.
The staff at Theodore Primary School are committed professionals who work together to explicitly teach English and Mathematical skills which support students to be literate and numerate members of society. Students in preschool and kindergarten engage with investigation based learning, where students are given opportunities to extend their knowledge in areas that are of interest to them. Each student spends time as a focus child, photographer and reporter which enables them to demonstrate and articulate their learning. Our students in years 1 to 6 participate in an inquiry or project-based learning approach. Student learning is based on the investigation of questions, scenarios or problems. We encourage students to inquire, think, question, plan, create and reflect in order to make meaning of their learning. We have specialist teachers delivering Science and PE curriculum and provide a wide range of opportunities that meet the needs of our students including Minilit (phonological/phonemic awareness skills), EALD support, school library, ICAS competitions, West African Drumming club, Instrumental Music Program (ukulele band), Choir and KultureBreak dance.
At Theodore Primary School we pride ourselves on being sensitive to students’ individual emotional needs. As part of our daily practice we ensure that mindfulness and explicit social skills are taught.
We believe in strong community connections and enjoy offering after hours events which strengthen relationships and give students the opportunity to participate in learning alongside parents, carers and friends. Theodore Primary School works hard to build strong relationships between the students, staff, parents and the community. Children are respected and encouraged to develop their potential in all areas through a forward-thinking approach to education. Our policies and programs are developed to provide a safe, caring and inclusive environment where all our students achieve their best and know they are successful.
Theodore Primary School is a community of learners that I feel very privileged to work with. I look forward to the educational year ahead.
What's Happening at Theodore Primary
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Posted on 27 Jul 2017
As part of our Book Week celebration this year, Theodore is holding a writing competition. So it’s time to fine tune your imagination and get ready to write. The theme for our writing competition is ‘Escape to Everywhere’.
How to participate:
1. Write and publish an original piece of writing
(eg: short story, poem, description etc.) using the theme;
‘Escape to Everywhere’.
2. Submit your story to your teacher by Wednesday 16th August
Please clearly write your name and class on the top of your entry.
3. You’re done!! It’s that easy!!
NOTE: Maximum length is 1 page (approximately 800 words).
Completed entries can be hand written or typed.
Only one entry per person.
PIZZA AND PROBLEM EVENING
Posted on 13 Jun 2017
Come and join in a great night of fun and food at Theodore Primary School as we celebrate the importance and joy of Mathematics.
Who: The whole family (Students need to be accompanied by an adult)
Where: Theodore Primary School Hall
When: Thursday 22nd June 2017
Time: 5.00pm to 7.00pm
What: Yummy Pizza to eat after you participate in Maths games and activities
INFORMATION FOR NSW RESIDENTS 2018 ENROLMENTS
Posted on 29 Apr 2017
Information for NSW residents applying for preschool in 2018.
All applications from NSW residents for preschool in 2018, regardless of when they are submitted in 2017, will be held by the first school listed on the application and considered in 2018. If you have any queries about this process please call the ACT Education Directorate on 6205 5429.
Information for NSW residents applying for kindergarten to year 6 in 2018.
Applications from NSW residents for kindergarten to year 6 will be processed in the Initial and Subsequent Enrolment Consideration period as per the timeline on the Education Directorate’s website. If you have any queries about this process please call the ACT Education Directorate on 6205 5429.
KINDERGARTEN 2018 - INFORMATION EVENING
Posted on 10 Apr 2017
The Kindergarten teachers will present an outline of the Kindergarten program and there will be opportunity to visit the Kindergarten classrooms after the presentation.
If you are unable to attend but would like more information about Kindergarten for 2018 please do not hesitate to contact the school.
When: Tuesday 9 May 2017
Time: 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Where: School Library
Theordore Primary School now enrolling
Posted on 07 Apr 2017
Theodore Primary School now enrolling.
For more information visit http://www.theops.act.edu.au/