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.
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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
2018 SCHOOL BOARD NOMINATIONS
Posted on 11 Dec 2017
Theodore Primary School Board 'We want YOU' for the Theodore Primary School Board! If you are keen to contribute to the governance of Theodore Primary School, you should nominate for one of three vacant parent representative positions on the board.
- Board Chair
- Assistant Chair
- Staff Member
No prior experience is necessary. Meetings are held twice per Term at 3.15pm on a Wednesday and run for around 1 hour.
Nominations open 11.00am Monday 5th February 2018 and close 11.00am Monday 19th February 2018. The Functions for the school board are to :
Establish strategic direction
Monitor and review school performance
Develop and review policies Develop
Maintain and review curriculum for the school and approve the school budget
Nomination Forms can be collected by contacting Rose Rodriguez on 61423100 or Rose.Rodriguez@ed.act.edu.au on Monday 5 February 2018 to 19th February 2018.
2017 BOOK FAIR
Posted on 29 Oct 2017
Theodore Primary School
BOOK FAIR IS COMING SOON!!!
When: 7th to10th November 2017
All Book Fair purchases benefit OUR school.
P&C END OF YEAR CONCERT & FOOD FAIR
Posted on 11 Oct 2017
When: Thursday 7th December
This year our annual student concert will be followed by a fabulous food fair! It will be a night of music, food, and fun, allowing the whole school community to come together and celebrate the achievements of our students in 2017. The event is also a major fundraiser for new outdoor play equipment.
There will be a range of food available including baked potatoes, butter chicken, vegetarian curry and rice, BBQ (sausages, kranskys, steak sandwiches), Dutch poffertjes, ice creams and drinks. There will also be a raffle drawn on the night with some amazing prizes.