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Kindergarten 2018 - Information Evening

KINDERGARTEN 2018 - INFORMATION EVENING

The Kindergarten teachers will present an outline of the Kindergarten program and there will be opportunity to visit the Kindergarten classrooms after the presentation.

 If you are unable to attend but would like more information about Kindergarten for 2018  please do not hesitate to contact the school.

 

When: Tuesday 9 May 2017

Time: 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Where: School Library


Posted on 10 Apr 2017


Theordore Primary School now enrolling

Theodore Primary School now enrolling.

For more information visit http://www.theops.act.edu.au/

Theodore Primary School now enrolling


Posted on 07 Apr 2017


new student registration

2018 Preschool to year 6 Enrolments

Enrolments for Theodore Preschool and Kindergarten to Year 6 2018 will OPEN on

WEDNESDAY 26TH APRIL 2018.

If you have a child you would like to attend Theodore Preschool / Primary in 2018 please ensure you complete an enrolment form online.

All enrolment applications for Preschool to Year 6 are accessed online please go to www.det.act.gov.au

If you would like to discuss your child's enrolment with the school's Principal, please phone 02 61423100 to arrange a meeting.


Posted on 08 Mar 2017


2017 Meet the Teacher BBQ

'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


Posted on 04 Feb 2017


SCHOOL PLAYGROUP 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.  

 


Posted on 04 Feb 2017


2017 RETURN TO SCHOOL

2017 - RETURN TO SCHOOL DATES

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


Posted on 14 Dec 2016


School Board Nominations

THEODORE PRIMARY SCHOOL BOARD - NOMIATIONS

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.


Posted on 14 Dec 2016


Whole Christmas Carols

WHOLE SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PARTY


Posted on 06 Dec 2016


Mr Holdway winning School Leader of the Year

THEODORE PRIMARY SCHOOL CELEBRATES

CONGRATUALTIONS to Matthew Holdway for winning the 2016 ACT Public Education Awards for 'OUTSTANDING SCHOOL LEADER OF THE YEAR'

All staff at Theodore congratulate Matt on a great achievement !!!

Listen to Matthew Holdway's interview with ABC Breakfast Radio on Friday 4th November 2016.

http://www.abc.net.au/…/br…/act-teachers-of-the-year/7995284


Posted on 11 Nov 2016


2016 SCHOOL SATISFACTION SURVEY

2016 SCHOOL SATISFACTION SURVEY

https://www.schoolsurvey.edu.au/s/c5FGTanJ

The 2016 School Satisfaction Survey for Parents and Carers is now open. If you have not already completed the survey, please complete the survey by Monday 29 August 2016. A letter about the parent and carer survey was emailed to parents and carers or sent home with students. If you do not have a letter for each child in your family, please contact the school office. The letter contains all the information you will need to access the survey. The key ACT results from the 2015 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 2015 School Board Report. Thank you in anticipation of your participation in this important school survey.

 

Please note, a shortened version of the parent and carer questionnaire is available in the following languages: Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, Dari, Dinka, Farsi, Hindi, Karen, Korean, Mon, Urdu and Vietnamese. Please contact me if you would like a copy in any of these languages.

Thank you again for your help with these important surveys.

We want your feedback. Last year we received 100 surveys. This year we are aiming for 150. Once the survey has been completed your child should to return the confirmation slip. The class with the most returned slips will receive a TREAT with Mr Holdway.


Posted on 16 Aug 2016


Theodore Priamry School

THEODORE PRIMARY SCHOOL - LEARNING JOURNEY

LEARNING JOURNEY

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

When: Thursday 22nd September 2016

Time: 2.30pm to 4.00pm

Where: Theodore Primary School Classrooms


Posted on 16 Aug 2016


THEODORE PRIMARY SCHOOL - Student Australian School Climate Survey

THEODORE PRIMARY SCHOOL - Student Australian School Climate Survey

Australian School Climate and School Identification Measurement Tool (ASCSIMT) survey

This school is continually interested in gaining information that will assist in school planning and making decisions on an informed basis. To this end, the school in partnership with the Australian National University and the ACT Education Directorate is surveying staff, students and parents/carers. ANU is administering the survey on behalf of the ACT Education Directorate (EDU) and will be involved in data analysis and reporting of the findings to schools and the EDU in a way that ensures the anonymity of students. At this point in time the year 5 and 6 survey is not being used for research purposes by the ANU; however, it will be used by the school to monitor school performance and identify areas for improvement. If this changes a separate letter seeking parental consent for the ANU to use the information for research purposes will be sent to parents/carers. Details about how your information is stored and used are available in the EDU Privacy Policy (available at http://det.act.gov.au).   

 The aim is to gather information about the school’s social climate, day-to-day experiences, the strengths of the school, and the future challenges. This survey will take place this term (Term 3, 2016). You will receive an e-mail from the school with a link to the survey and students will complete the survey at school.

We hope to be able to discuss the findings of the survey with you at a future time and feel that gathering this information annually is important in ensuring the quality of the relational and wellbeing climate of the school for staff, students and parents/carers. 

 


Posted on 02 Aug 2016


Satisfaction Survey

THEODORE PRIMARY SCHOOL - Satisfaction Survey 2016

2016 School Satisfaction Surveys will be conducted later this term.

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 the school improvement process, which aims to achieve high standards in student learning, innovation and best practice in Canberra public schools. 

Although the survey is voluntary, we hope you will want to participate. It won’t take much of your time and it will help us understand areas where we are doing a good job and areas for further development. A letter or email about the parent survey will be sent to you in August. The key ACT results from the 2015 School Satisfaction Surveys have been published on the Education and Training Directorate website (www.det.act.gov.au) and a summary of our school results is provided in our 2015 School Board Report.

We want your feedback , last year we received 100 surveys, this year we are aiming for 150.  The challenge will be once the survey has been completed for your child to return the completed slip.

The class with the most returned  slips will have a TREAT with Mr Holdway.


Posted on 02 Aug 2016


The Great Book Swap 2016

THE GREAT BOOK SWAP 2016


Posted on 02 Aug 2016


Theodore PS - Fete Sponsors

THEODORE PS - FETE SPONSORS


Posted on 02 Aug 2016


Theodore Primary School Celebrating BOOKWEEK

Theodore Primary School Celebrating BOOK WEEK

PYJAMAS AND HOT CHOCOLATE EVENING 

When: 25th August 2016

Where: School Library

Time: 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Time in the library where we all share books and enjoy a warm drink. Come along and enjoy seeing and hearing some wonderful books. 


Posted on 02 Aug 2016


Irish Dancing

TERM 3 IRISH DANCING 2016

Term 3 - Irish Dancing @ Theodore Primary School

Children of all ages and experience levels invited to participate in a non - competitive just for fun dance class focused on making friends while learning new skills.

When: 19th July to 20th September 2016

Cost: $50.00 per child for 10 weeks

If interested please contact the schools front office on 61423100

 


Posted on 19 Jul 2016


Pizza and Problem Evening

PIZZA AND PROBLEM EVENING @ THEODORE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Come and join in a great night of fun and food at Theodore Primary School as wee 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 22nd June 2016

Time:             5:00pm to 7:00 pm

What:            Yummy Pizza to eat after you participate in Maths games and activities.

                       


Posted on 31 May 2016


Pancake Breakfast

CELEBRATING PUBLIC EDUCATION - PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Celebration 2016 Public Education at Theodore Primary School  

All welcome to a PANCAKE BREAKFAST with Theodore Staff and Students

When: Friday 27th May 2016

Where: Theodore Primary School KITCHEN

Time: 8.15am to 9.00am

 


Posted on 24 May 2016


2016 VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS

As you are all aware voluntary contributions help provide our school with extra resourcing that supports the enrichment of your child’s education.  This funding allows us to purchase additional resources and or provide additional learning opportunities for your child.

In past years the School Board has set the voluntary contributions and did so again at the start of 2015. 

The Board request the following amounts:

  • $75.00 for one child
  • $120.00 per family 

Please note, you are able to contribute more or less if you choose.  These contributions are from Preschool to year 6. Of course, you can still pay the amounts above and we would be very appreciative of this.

Kindy to year 6: Money collected through voluntary contributions this year will help to create richer classroom environments and may include painting of walls, purchase of display materials and or furniture as well as upgrades to technology.

Preschool: Money collected through voluntary contributions this year will contribute to the construction of a new shade shelter for over the swing set.

 



Posted on 24 May 2016


School Assemblies

TERM 2 SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES

TERM 2 SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES

Time: 12.20pm to 12.50pm

Where: School Hall

  • 3rd June - Year 5/6  students presenting
  • 17th June - Year 3/4 students presenting
  • 1st July - Year 1/2 students presenting

Posted on 24 May 2016


2017 Student Enrolments Open

2017 STUDENT ENROLMENTS OPEN !!

Student Enrolments  for Theodore Primary and Theodore Preschool 2017 are now OPEN . If you have a child you would like to attend Theodore Primary or Theodore Preschool in 2017 please ensure you complete an enrolment form as soon as possible.

All enrolments for Preschool to Year 6 are to be completed online please go to - www.det.act.gov.au.

If you would like to discuss your child's enrolment with the schools' principal Matt Holdway please phone 6142 3100 to make an appointment.


Posted on 02 May 2016


2016 Chief Ministes Reading Challenge

CHIEF MINISTERS - READING CHALLENGE

Students from Preschool to Year 6 will participate in the 2016 Chief Ministers Reading Challenge.

  • CHALLENGE - Read 15 books before 9th September 2016

Posted on 02 May 2016


Grandparents Visit

Yr1/2 - Grandparents Visit

On Friday 6th May we will be having our Grandparent’s Day as part of our History unit. We would like to invite our student’s grandparents to come in to Yackatoon from 9:30am and talk to our students about what their life was like when they were young.  We want our students to realise the changes that have occurred in the lives of people that they know. Students will ask questions about school, home, food, books, transport and other topics of interest.  If your child’s grandparent/s have an item they would like to bring along to show the students that would be fantastic.


Posted on 02 May 2016


Theodore Primary School 'VALUES'

THEODORE PRIMARY SCHOOL 'VALUES'

PERSONAL BEST

INTEGRITY

RESPECT

COMPASSION


At TheodorePERSONAL BEST is:

  • quality work
  • participating in all activities
  • having standards and always doing our best to reach them
  • not giving up and showing resilience

At Theodore INTEGRITY is:

  • being honest and trustworthy
  • owning your behaviour
  • telling the truth
  • treating everyone fairly

At Theodore RESPECT is;

  • being polite and using good manners
  • being considerate of others
  • taking care of each other and our school enviroment
  • allowing everyone to have a voice

At Theodore COMPASSION is:

  • caring for others
  • being tolerant
  • acceptance of others beliefs, differences and opinion
  • showing genuine interest and concern for the feelings of others

Posted on 06 Apr 2016


ICAS competition

ICAS COMPETITION

International Competition and Assessments for School - ICAS 2016

Year levels 3 to 6

TESTING   

Science - 31st May

Writing- 14th June

Spelling - 15th June

English - 2nd August

Maths - 16th August  




Posted on 05 Apr 2016


Anzac Day Assembly

ANZAC ASSEMBLY - 2016

Where : Theodore Primary School - FLAGPOLE

When: Wednesday 27th April

Start time: 10.30am


Posted on 05 Apr 2016


Theodore Primary School Fete 2016

2016 THEODORE PRIMARY SCHOOL FETE


Posted on 31 Mar 2016


2017 Preschool Enrolments

2017 PRESCHOOL ENROLMENTS

Enrolments for Theodore Preschool 2017 will open on Tuesday 26th April 2016 . If you have a child you would like to attend Theodore Preschool in 2017 please ensure you complete an enrolment form as soon as possible.

All enrolments for Preschool to Year 6 are done online please go to - www.det.act.gov.au.

If you would like to discuss your child's enrolment with the schools' principal Matt Holdway please phone 6142 3100 to make an appointment.


Posted on 31 Mar 2016


Alex Yialeloglou Royal Canberra Show Entrant

Alex Yialeloglou Royal Canberra Show Competition

Alex Yialeloglou entered the Royal Canberra Show Cooking Completion during February 2016. Well done Alex a fantastic effort all round.

The following are all the prizes Alex won on the day;

Jar of Lemon Butter - First

Bottle of Preserved Fruit - First

Fighter Jet - First

Decorated Biscuits - Second

Packet Cake - Third

Chocolate Cake - Third

Large Lego Creation - Third

Lego Creation - Encouragement Award

Novelty Cake - Highly commended

Jams, Spreads and Preserves - Junior Champion

Models - Reserve Champion


Posted on 03 Mar 2016


Working with Vulnerable peopl check

Working With Vulnerable People Renewal

Time for volunteers and visitors to renew their WWVP registration

Parents and other adults who volunteer, or work in some paid capacity at school, are required under the Working With Vulnerable People Act to be registered with Access Canberra. There are however some exemptions.

Those who registered in 2013 will need to apply to renew their registration during 2016.

If your card is over three years old it has probably expired and you cannot lawfully have contact with children as a volunteer or visitor in a school-related activity.

If you are uncertain, you should contact Access Canberra on 13 2281 or accesscanberra.act.gov.au, or in person at an ACT Government shopfront.

If you think you may be exempt under the Act, you should contact the school.

Registration for (unpaid) volunteers is free. Registration for employees and paid visitors is $76 for three years.


Posted on 03 Mar 2016


Swimming Carnival

When: Thursday 25 February 2016

Where: Queanbeyan Aquatic Centre

Travel: Bus

Buses are leaving just after 9am. Please have your child/ren at school by 9am

  • Kindy to Yr 2 student will return to school at approx. 12.30pm
  • Yr 3 to Yr 6 will return to school at approx. 2pm

Children are encouraged to wear their house colours

FOX – Blue

ALLEN – Yellow

JENNINGS – Green

RODDA – Red

Please ensure your child is provided with the following;

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Water bottle
  • Labelled towel
  • Swimmers ( Please have your child wear their swimmers to pool under their clothes)
  • Change of dry clothes
  • Morning tea, lunch and snacks

Please note children will not be able to access the canteen on the day.


Posted on 18 Feb 2016


Welcome back students and families to 216

Welcome Back Students and Families to 2016

We would like to welcome back all our students and families to begin a new year at Theodore Primary School. Please see details for starting dates and times for Preschool to Year 6 and also a few reminders.

Preschool Students

Possums and Bilby groups students - Monday 1st Feb at 9.00am

Koala group students - Wednesday 3rd Feb at 8.45am

All preschool children meet outside their room at the preschool

Kindergarten Students

Kindergarten students - Monday 1st February at 9.00am

All kindergarten children assemble in the school hall on arrival to meet their teacher and class group for 2016.

New Students in Year 1 to Year 6

New students in year 1 to year 6 are welcome to come to school for a short time, with their parents, to meet their teacher and be shown to their new classroom. They will then start fulltime on Tuesday 2nd February 2016.

Continuing Students - Whole School

All other students start on Tuesday 2nd February 2016

Year 1 to year 6 students, assemble under the shade shelter to meet their teacher and class group for 2016.

Reminders:

Students Medication - Please return your child's updated medication and action plan to the front office labelled in a plastic bag on the first day of school. If your child has developed any medical condition over the school holidays please contact the front office on 61423100 to discuss further first aid for your child.

  • Please provide students with a sun smart hat ( school hats are available at the front office to purchase)
  • Recess and lunch (pack with an icepack for hot weather) in a school bag
  • Water bottle
  • Theodore Primary and Preschool is a NUT FREE school
  • Pre- ordered bookpacks will be sent home with students during week 1
  • Chalk Education will be at the school hall on Tuesday 2nd February from 2.30pm to 4.00pm if you would like to order a book pack for your child.

We look forward to a successful partnership between yourselves and the school to achieve the best outcomes for your children.

Thank you

Admin


Posted on 30 Jan 2016