Principal's Message – Theodore Primary School

Matthew Holdway Theodore Primary School Principal

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, Gardening Club, Cooking club, cross class buddies, 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.

Matthew Holdway Principal

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'2017 MEET THE TEACHER BBQ'

Posted on 04 Feb 2017

2017 Meet the Teacher BBQ

This is a great opportunity to meet your children's teacher and other members of our community.

The school will supply Sausage Sizzle Sandwiches.

  • WHAT TO BRING: Picnic Rug and Water Bottle / Drinks
  • Students 2017 Information Pack will be handed out in your child's classroom

When: Wednesday 8th February 2017

Time: 5.30pm to 6.30pm



SCHOOL PLAYGROUP 2017

Posted on 04 Feb 2017

SCHOOL PLAYGROUP 2017

ALL WELCOME TO THEODORE PLAYGROUP 

Are you interested in bringing your child/ren to a playgroup at Theodore Primary School on Wednesday mornings?

Have fun with your child as we sing, play, read, laugh, talk and enjoy being parents. The playgroup will be run each week by a qualified teacher and all are welcome from babies, toddlers, pre-schooler through to parents, grandparents and carers.

Playgroup is held at Theodore Primary School in the BILBIES Preschool Unit on Wednesday mornings from 9.00am to 10.30am. Playgroup commences Wednesday 8th February 2017.

For more information please phone 61423100.  

 



2017 - RETURN TO SCHOOL DATES

Posted on 14 Dec 2016

2017 RETURN TO SCHOOL

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEWYEAR TO ALL OUR FAMILIES AT THEODORE PRIMARY SCHOOL

DATES RETURN TO SCHOOL 2017

New students commencing in 2017
Preschool Possums & Bilbies - Monday 30 January 2017
Time: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Preschool Koalas - Wednesday 1 February
Time: 8.45am to 11.45am

Kindergarten - Monday 30 Jan 2017 – All day

Year 1 to Year 6 Students: Monday 30 Jan 2017
Time: 9.00am to 10.00am (Meet 2017 teacher)

Continuing Students Commencing - 2017
When: Tuesday 31 January
Time: 9.00am to 3.00pm
Meet: School Hall



THEODORE PRIMARY SCHOOL BOARD - NOMIATIONS

Posted on 14 Dec 2016

School Board Nominations

THEODORE PRIMARY SCHOOL BOARD - NOMINATIONS

We want YOU for the Theodore Primary School board! If you're keen to contribute to the governance of Theodore Primary School, you should nominate for one vacant parent representative position on the board. 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 11am Monday 30th January 2017...
*Nominations close 11am Monday 13th February 2017

The functions of the school board are to:
• Establish strategic direction
• Monitor and review school performance
• Develop and review polices
• Develop, maintain and review curriculum for the school and approve the school budget.

Nominations forms will be available from the Front Office.



WHOLE SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PARTY

Posted on 06 Dec 2016

Whole Christmas Carols

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