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.

Tracey Stewart

Acting Principal

What's Happening at Theodore Primary

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Posted on 17 Sep 2017



School online orders choose from a great list of lunch options and pay online – all without the last minute morning hassle.


The Public Place Café, a local based business, is providing and delivering the food using the best quality ingredients. They are very amenable to menu changes and welcome suggestions if you would like to see something new.


·         Lunch orders will be available every Thursday

·         Orders must be placed by 8am on the day of delivery


To place your order visit, register your family and then follow the prompts to choose your lunch selection and place your order. You will need to register before you can view the menu as each school has a different menu. It only takes a minute or two to register and is very simple. Simply click on the calendar on any Thursday to view the menu.


The Great Book Swap

Posted on 05 Sep 2017

Book Swap

Indigenous Literacy Foundation

Next Friday will be our annual Great Book Swap fundraiser.

Students who wish to participate need to drop in a pre-loved book to Miss White before or on the morning of the 15th September.

At recess time the students who have brought in a book will meet Miss White in the Library to swap their pre-loved book for a new pre-loved book. As it is a fundraiser all student who wish to participate in swapping a pre-loved book will be asked to donate a gold coin.



Posted on 05 Sep 2017

Learning Journey 2017


Parents are invited to come along and see all the great work their child/ren have  done throughout the term.

When: Wednesday 13 September 2017

Time: 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Where: Theodore Primary School Classrooms

Drama Classes @ Theodore Primary School

Posted on 05 Aug 2017

Coming soon!

Creativity - Confidence - Communication

When: Classes held on Wednesday Mornings

Time: 8.00am to 9.00am

Where: Theodore Primary School Library

For more information and enrolment please go to the link below:

Contact: Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art 1300 908 905

Enrol now:


Posted on 05 Aug 2017


In conjunction with our Book Week celebrations, Theodore Primary will be having our Pyjamas and Hot Chocolate evening. This a wonderful opportunity for children to wear their pyjamas, have a cup of hot chocolate and read a variety of books as a family.

When: Tuesday 22 August

Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Where: School Library

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