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Yr 4 Camp Berry ETA 5pm

We are expecting the Yr 4 Berry Camp Bus back at school at approximately 5pm this afternoon (Friday, 24 May).  

posted on 24 May 2019

ACT public school enrolments for 2020 are open

Enrolments for 2020 opened on Monday 29 April. This is for all enrolments from Preschool to Year 12. Visit the Education website at for more information and to enrol using the online enrolment form.  

posted on 30 Apr 2019

Term 2 begins on Monday 29 April

So does Transport Canberra's new network. If your child will be catching a bus next term, you can go on to the Transport Canberra website for more information, or access the note on this website.

The TPS Athletics Carnival is on day 2 of next term - Tuesday, 30 April at Woden Athletics Park, Phillip

School Photos are on day 3 of next Term - Wednesday, 1 May

ANZAC Assembly is on Friday of week 1 - Friday, 3 May at 2pm sharp

posted on 12 Apr 2019

Learning Journeys in Week 10

Learning Journeys for all classes will take place next week. Dates and times are shown below and all Learning Journeys take place in the classroom. Come along and marvel at what your children have been learning and producing.

YearDate and time
KindyFriday 12 April, 9am-10am
Year 1Wednesday 10 April, 8.30am-9.15am
Year 2Thursday 11 April, 8.30am-9.15am
Year 3Wednesday 10 April, 8.30am-9.15am
Year 4Thursday 11 April, 8.15am-9.15am
Year 5Thursday 11 April, 8.45am-9.30am
Year 6Tuesday 9 April, 2.30pm-3.30pm

posted on 02 Apr 2019

K - 3 Swimming lessons with RLS ACT

Swimming lessons for Kindy to Year 3 start next Monday, 1 April and continue every school day until the end of term (Friday, 12 April). Swimming lessons will be at the Lakeside Leisure Centre, Tuggeranong.

Lesson times for each class are shown in the table below. Please note a new class timeslot for KT has been scheduled.

All children need to wear/bring the following to school every swimming day:

  • swimmers, worn under school uniform;
  • thongs or other suitable wet area footwear;
  • underwear to change into after swimming;
  • towel;
  • plastic bag for wet items.
3J & 3AT (half)10.05am-10.35am
3S & 3AT (half)10.40am-11.10am
2N & 2BG (half)11.15am-11.45am
2T & 2BG (half)11.50am-12.20pm
Year 112.25pm-12.55pm
KN and KR1pm-1.30pm
KT1.35pm - 2.05pm

posted on 25 Mar 2019

Harmony Day - Friday, 22 March

Don't forget our special Harmony Day assembly is at 2pm this Friday in the Old Hall. All are welcome. Also children can wear national costume or orange to school on Friday.

posted on 18 Mar 2019

TPS Autumn Fair 2019

Torrens Primary School Autumn Fair 2019

Saturday, 30 March - 12 pm to 4 pm

For more about what's on offer at the fair, go to

To voluneer to help on the day,

posted on 14 Mar 2019

School Clean Up Day

Tomorrow - Friday, 1 March

Please send children to school tomorrow with some tongs or gloves (rubber or gardening) for our clean up of the school grounds tomorrow.



posted on 28 Feb 2019

2019 Class Information Sessions timetable

2019 Class Information Sessions - Wednesday, 20 February from 5pm

posted on 14 Feb 2019

2019 School Board Nomination Form

Nominations for three vacancies for Parents and citizens members on the Torrens Primary School Board opened on Monday 4 February at 11am. The nomination period remains open until 11am Monday 18 February. Nominations must be made on the Nomination Form available at the front office or find it here.

posted on 06 Feb 2019

School Board Elections - 2019

The Torrens Primary School Board has three parent vacancies for 2019. These vacancies are all for two-year terms.

Nominations open Monday, 4 February 2019 at 11.00am and close Monday, 18 February 2019 at 11.00am.

Nomination forms will be available from the Front Office from Monday, 4 February 2019.



posted on 11 Dec 2018

2019 Booklists and ordering instructions released

2019 Book and Stationary lists have gone home today for all year levels. Copies are also on this website under Notes. To order and pay online, please use the code for Torrens Primary School which is: 9XZ3Q 


posted on 08 Nov 2018

Yr 6 Sydney Trip ETA

The Year 6 students are due back from Sydney tonight at approx. 7pm.   

posted on 21 Sep 2018

2018 School Satisfaction Survey link

To complete the survey online, please follow this link. 

posted on 21 Aug 2018

Torrens Primary School is celebrating its 50th year in 2018!

Torrens Primary School will host an Open Day on Sunday, 9 September from 11am until 2pm. Come along and join in the fun!

posted on 13 Aug 2018

Torrens to celebrate Nelson Mandela Day

Next Friday, 3 August Torrens Primary will celebrate what would have been Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday. Read about this great man and Zanie's (Year 6) initiative to raise funds for  in honour of Nelson Mandela Day in this week's Torrens Times newsletter.

posted on 26 Jul 2018

Assembly time change

To accommodate the Being Brave incursion this week, Assembly on Friday 29 June is on at the earlier time of 10am in the Old Hall. The walkathon raffle will also occur during this assembly.


posted on 26 Jun 2018

Next week at Torrens Primary

Don't forget Queen's birthday holiday on Monday. Then gymnastics for Yr K thru 2 commences on Thursday 14 June. Kindy Assembly is on next Friday at 12.15pm, followed by the 2018 Torrens Talent Quest final which will commence at 1.45pm in the Old Hall.

posted on 07 Jun 2018

Assembly tomorrow is on at the later time of 2pm in the Old Hall

Because the walkathon is taking place in middle session tomorrow, Assembly hosted by Year 1 will be on at the later time of 2pm in the Old Hall.

posted on 31 May 2018

Year 4 Berry Camp ETA

The latest ETA for our Year 4 Berry campers is between 4 pm and 4.30 pm today at school.

posted on 18 May 2018

Awards Assembly (Yrs 1-2) is on tomorrow at 2pm in the Old Hall

To accommodate Naplan testing, Assembly tomorrow will be on at the special time of 2pm.

posted on 17 May 2018

Kindy Zoo & Aquarium Excursion Rescheduled

Owing to predicted bad weather for this coming Friday, the Kindy Zoo & Aquarium excursion will now take place on Friday, 18 May.


posted on 09 May 2018

Dates to Remember

  • School resumes on Monday, 30 April
  • Online enrolments for Preschool and Year 7 2019 open on the Directorate Website on Monday, 30 April
  • Tuesday, 1 May is the school Athletics Carnival at Woden Athletics Park
  • School Photos are on Wednesday, 2 May
  • The ANZAC Assembly is on Friday, 4 May at 2pm in the Old Hall

posted on 13 Apr 2018

Swimming lessons for Yr K - 4 Continue EVERY DAY until the end of term

Swimming lessons for Kindy to Year 4 continue EVERY school day now until the end of term (Friday, 13 April).

If your child is swimming he/she needs to come to school EVERY day wearing swimmers (under uniform) and bring:

  • thongs or other suitable wet area footwear
  • underwear to change into after swimming
  • towel and plastic bag for wet items

If you need to know lesson times, please contact the Front Office or refer to current newsletter where a timetable is published.


posted on 03 Apr 2018

Torrens Primary School turns 50 in 2018!

We invite past and present staff, students, families and community to join us in celebrations during Week 7 in Term 3 (August).

More information will become available on our website and in future newsletters.

If you have any ideas or memorabilia for our celebrations, please get in contact via our Front Office or email

posted on 07 Mar 2018

Revised times for Year 5 and 6 Parent Information Sessions

Remember that Parent Information Sessions are being held for all year levels next Wednesday, 28 February from 5pm. A flyer has gone out today showing the session timetable. Please note the changes in start times for the Year 5 and 6 sessions. As a result of parent feedback, Year 5 and 6 sessions will both now commence at 5pm.  

posted on 22 Feb 2018

Online lunch order service remains unavailable at this time.

posted on 14 Feb 2018

Online lunch ordering service currently unavailable

Please note that the online lunch ordering facility is currently unavailable until further notice. Apologies for any inconvenience this causes.

posted on 05 Feb 2018

The last week of term in 2017

Don't forget the following dates, times and info for the last week of school for 2017!

Year 6 Graduation Assembly - Thursday 14 December 2pm Old Hall

Year 6 End of Year Excursion - Friday 15 December

Last day of term - Friday 15 December

OfficeMax stationery orders for 2018 - Sunday 17 December (nil delivery fee). [Order at and use Access Key: 4RX2Q] 

First day of term 2018 - Monday 5 February (Kindy and Preschool) ; Tuesday 6 February (all other years)




posted on 13 Dec 2017

Year 5 Assembly with Awards of Excellence

This assembly will commence in the old hall at the earlier time of 12pm on Friday, 8 December.

posted on 06 Dec 2017

Senior Concert in the Old Hall tomorrow night

Further rain is expected today and tomorrow and so the Senior concert will commence with the choir at 5.45pm in the Old Hall tomorrow - Tuesday, 28 November.

posted on 27 Nov 2017

Congratulations Mrs Matthews!

Congratulations Mrs Matthews on winning the role of Principal at Torrens Primary School!

posted on 09 Nov 2017

2018 Stationery Requirements

These are now available for ordering online from OfficeMax. Orders will be delivered to your home or place of work. Free delivery applies to orders placed by Sunday 17 December and zipPay allows you to order supplies now and pay later.

The school's access key for placing orders is 4RX2Q (the code is case sensitive). A hard copy of your child's 2018 year list and ordering instructions will come home in school bags today.

Any queries please ask at the Front Office for help.

posted on 02 Nov 2017

Crazy Camel Fundraiser finishes tomorrow, Friday 27 October

Orders must be in and paid for by tomorrow, Friday 27 October. Sorry but no late orders can be accepted.

posted on 26 Oct 2017

Learning Journeys

Learning Journeys will be in your child's classroom next week. Please make a note of day/s and time/s:

Kindy, Year 1 and Year 4:  Tuesday 19 Sept 8.45am - 9.30am

Year 6:  Wednesday 20 Sept 2.45pm - 3.30pm

Year 5:  Thursday 21 Sept 8.45am - 9.30am

Year 2:  Thursday 21 Sept 2.45pm - 3.30pm

Year 3:  Friday 22 Sept 8.45am - 9.30am 

posted on 14 Sep 2017

Year 6 Sydney Trip - ETA

As we have heard nothing to the contrary, please assume the Year 6 happy campers will return to Torrens tonight between 6.30 and 7pm.

posted on 08 Sep 2017

Book Week Celebrations

Tomorrow is our Dress as your favourite book character day and assembly will be at 12.15pm.

posted on 24 Aug 2017

Year 3 Birrigai Camp ETA at Torrens

We are expecting Year 3 Birrigai campers to return to school at 3.10pm this afternoon.

posted on 04 Aug 2017

Things to remember and helpful hints

The school newsletter Torrens Times is available online every Thursday afternoon during term time. It will always list important dates and events and when various excursion notes and payments are due. For example, the Sports Awards assembly is on Friday, 4 August (Week 3) at 12.15pm.

If you have missed a note, you can always find a copy under the  Recent School Notes link on the right hand side of this homepage.

Most excursions will require a completed Excursion Medical Consent form. You can download this from the Medical Information and Forms link on the right of this homepage. Save it to your hard drive to fill, print and reuse for all excursions.

You can pay for most excursions and the like by accessing the Payment link at the top of this homepage.

If you need any help at all, call the Front Office on 6205 7411. We are only too happy to assist!   

posted on 28 Jul 2017

Message from the Principal

I am writing to inform you that I will be taking long service leave at the end of this term before retiring in November.  I have been very privileged to have been able to have a career doing something that I love and have had a fabulous time working (and playing) at Torrens Primary School. I  wish all staff,  students and their families all the best for the future.  But it is now time for me to pursue other interests which I am very much looking forward too.

In my absence Rachel Matthews will be assuming the Principal’s role before it is  advertised for permanent filling. Louise Zietlhofer will take up the Deputy Principal’s position and Kelly Knox will be our new Executive Teacher. 

Sue Mueller


posted on 22 Jun 2017

June 2017 - Notes and Dates

  • K-2 Gymnastics program starts on Thurday 8 June. Please return permission note and medical to the front office by Tuesday 6 June.
  • Google Docs on the Chrome Books for Parents presentation is on in the library Tuesday 6 June from 6.30pm - 8pm.
  • iBean Café is on again! Friday 9 June from 2pm-3pm, in the new hall.
  • Walkathon Sponsorship is due to the front office by Monday 26 June for the raffle at assembly on Friday 30 June.

posted on 01 Jun 2017

Torrens Disco - Friday 19th May

The Torrens Disco is on tonight in the Old Hall! Entry via Batchelor St only.

  • Junior: 6.30-7.30pm
  • Senior: 7.45-9.00pm 

Cost $5, includes entry, drink and BBQ. Don't forget your signed permission note and all children must be collected from the hall - no exceptions!

posted on 19 May 2017

Important dates and notices for Term 2 2017

  • Week 1 of Term 2 starts on Wednesday 26 April.
  • Online enrolments for Preschool and Year 7 2018 open on Wednesday 26 April and remain open until 9am on Monday 29 May.
  • Learning Journeys for all classes are on Friday 28 April in the classrooms. You are welcome to visit your child's classroom between 9.15am and 11.00am on that day.
  • Our special ANZAC Day assembly is on Friday 28 April at 2pm in the old hall. You are warmly invited to attend.

posted on 06 Apr 2017

Swimming lessons for K-4 begin next week

Classes begin next Monday, 27 March (week9) and continue every school day until the last day of term. ALL children swimming need to bring the following to school everyday:

  • Swimmers, worn under school uniform
  • Thongs or other suitable wet area footwear
  • Underwear to change into after lesson
  • Towel
  • Plastic bag for wet items

Lesson times for each class are as follows:

Leave School
Lesson Time
Leave Pool
2D & 2K

posted on 23 Mar 2017

Harmony Day Tuesday 21 March

Don't forget that next Tuesday is our Harmony Day celebration at school.

  • Wear national dress or something orange to school
  • Our special assembly will be in the old hall at 11.40am
  • Our multicultural lunch will be at 12.30pm
  • Our parent community is warmly invited to celebrate this day with us

posted on 16 Mar 2017

Yr 5 Cooba Camp ETA 3PM today

We are now expecting our Year 5's back slightly earlier at 3pm today.

posted on 03 Mar 2017

Upcoming events and notices

  • Year 5's are currently enjoying themselves at camp and all is well!
  • Send kids to school tomorrow with gloves and/or tongs for Clean Up School Day
  • There is a change to school bus service 663 from Monday 6 March
  • The TPS swimming carnival is on next Tuesday, 7 March at Lakeside Leisure Centre, Tuggeranong from 9.30am
  • The Wellbeing Courtyard Opening happens next Thursday, 9 March at 11am
  • Note information in this week's newsletter about registration, payment and permission notes for Royal Life Saving Swim and Survive (Yrs K, 1, 3 & 4) and Aqua Safe (Yr 2) programs

posted on 02 Mar 2017

Online lunch order service available

This service is available to order lunch on Thursdays and Fridays during term time.

To set up an account go to and click on the 'Register' link.

posted on 08 Feb 2017

Nominations for School Board Parent Vacancies Open

The Torrens Primary School Board has three parent vacancies for 2017. These vacancies are for two years. Nominations are now open and close 11am on Monday 13 February 2017.

Nomination forms are available from the Front Office.

Completed nomination forms may be lodged by hand to the Front Office, or by email to , or by post to Christine Hynes Assistant Returning Officer C/- Torrens Primary School, Ritchie Street TORRENS ACT 2607.



posted on 01 Feb 2017