The function of the P&C Association is to promote parent participation and to enable parents to contribute to the school and the ACT public schooling system generally. The P&C provides a forum for discussion of educational issues and fundraising support. The Annual General meeting is held in February and General Meetings are normally held each month during school terms. Parents are encouraged to attend and provide support.
The School Board is a body comprising three parents (one of whom is elected chairperson), two elected teachers, the Principal who acts as Executive Officer and an Education Department nominee. The Board may co-opt other members if it so wishes. The School Board's principal role is to determine the school's educational policies and programs in educational and resourcing. Members of the community are invited to attend Board meetings as observers. The meetings are held monthly and are advertised in the school Newsletter.
The regular whole school assembly is usually held fortnightly on Friday at 12.20pm unless otherwise advertised in the school Newsletter. Each unit in the school has the opportunity to lead an assembly reflecting classroom activities and student participation. Parents and interested friends are encouraged to attend.
The school newsletter contains items of educational interest, reports from the P&C and School Board, advertisements for upcoming events and many other important messages. Tuesday is the publication day for the Newsletter and they are sent home with the eldest child in each family.
The Student Representative Council has an important role in the school as a means of conveying student ideas to the broader community. Each term classes in years 3-6 elect 2 representatives to meet weekly. The SRC runs the first school assembly each term, selects charities to support, decides on fundraising ideas and co-ordinates these fundraising events. They also run 2 school discos per year and participate in decision making that affects the whole school community. At the end of each term the SRC's work is celebrated with afternoon tea with the Principal.
School uniforms are available for purchase at PSW, a schoolwear retailer.
1/61-63 Colbee Court
Phillip ACT 2606
Phone: 02 6282 0789
You can also order online at www.psw.com.au (on the home PSW homepage, scroll to the bottom of the page and choose Theodore from the drop down menu ââ‚¬˜choose your schoolââ‚¬™)
Theodore price list http://www.psw.com.au/retail/schools/8381.pdf
Bucket hats are still available from the front office.
Theodore Primary School no longer has a canteen on site. Calwell High School provides a canteen service to our students via the Metro Canteens website ordering system. Just go to www.metrocanteens.com.au and click on online orders - register here in the menu on the left hand side and enter your email address twice. An email will then be sent to you. Go to the links from that email and complete the registration form. You will need to choose a user ID and password. It will prompt you to choose a school (Theodore Primary) and enter your child's name and class.
It will also prompt you to make a credit card payment. You need to make a payment before you can order. Any amount (from $20.00 upwards) can be put into your Metro Canteen account, then as you order, the order charges are deducted from the credit card payment you have already made. When the balance is low, you will be prompted to make another payment.
Remember that orders must be submitted by 9.15am on the day the order is required. You can order up to a month ahead if you are super organised!! Orders go direct to the canteen at Calwell High School, where each order is made, ready for collection by our volunteer at 12.45pm.
There is a toll free help line if you need any assistance with registering or ordering - 1300 361 769. This service is available from Wednesday - Friday.