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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2018 SCHOOL SATISFACTION SURVEY
Posted on 10 Aug 2018
Parents and carers, school staff and students (in years 5 to 12) will be asked to participate in these important surveys. The survey results will contribute to school research and improvement processes.
Although the survey is voluntary, we hope you will want to participate. It won’t take much of your time and will help us improve our school for your child and future students. A letter or email about the parent and carer survey will be sent to you in August. The key ACT results from the 2017 School Satisfaction Surveys have been published on the Education Directorate website (www.education.act.gov.au) and a summary of our school results is provided in our 2017 School Board Report.
LINK TO SURVEY
PIZZA AND PROBLEM EVENING
Posted on 25 Jun 2018
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: Wednesday 27th June 2018
Time: 5:00pm to 7:00 pm
What: Yummy Pizza to eat after you participate in Maths games and activities
SMS NOTIFICATION TERM 3- STUDENT ABSENCES
Posted on 25 Jun 2018
With the new Sentral system upgrade the school will be moving to SMS absence notifications from Term 3. If your child/ren are away from school you will be sent an SMS notifying you that they are absent from class. This will replace the current email process already in place.
The SMS will be sent to the first priority contact listed on your child\ren’s enrolment paperwork. Please see the front office if you need to amend these details.
STUDENT ENROLMENTS - 2019
Posted on 17 Apr 2018
Enrolment applications for term 1 of 2019 open on Monday 30 April 2018 and must be submitted online at https://form.act.gov.au/smartforms/landing.htm?formCode=1087.
All ACT children are guaranteed a place in an ACT Public School, from preschool through to college. Information about the enrolment assessment criteria and priority enrolment areas can be found at https://www.education.act.gov.au/school_education/enrolling_in_an_act_public_school.
If you are applying to enrol in preschool, year 7 or year 11 we ask that you submit your application by 4 June 2018 to support timely processing and school planning. From 30 June 2018, after the application has been processed, parents/carers will commence receiving advice from the school on the enrolment. Please note, that the order in which applications are received is not a factor in schools determining places and as a result, there is no requirement to submit your application form on the first day applications open.
your reminder to park safely and legally around schools
Posted on 05 Mar 2018
Every day across Canberra, parents are parking illegally in school zones and putting all kids in the area at risk. With school parking patrols increasing in 2018, if you keep doing it, you will get caught and you will be fined.
Video – Parking safely around schools