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Important information for start of school year 2020

School starts back next week:

Monday 3 February - Kindergarten, Chifley and Torrens Stripes Preschools 

Tuesday 4 February  - Years' 1 to 6

Wednesday 5 February - Pearce and Torrens Spots Preschools 

Ideally arrive at school by 9am on this first day.

Please check your email today for important information regarding Coronavirus and the impact of Canberra's current poor air quality on medical conditions such as Asthma.



posted on 31 Jan 2020

Last day of school 2019 and first day of school 2020

School for 2019 finishes TODAY - Thursday, 19 December - Please do not come to school tomorrow (Friday). Enjoy the holidays and have a wonderful break. We will see you fresh and raring to go in 2020.

DATES for school in 2020 are:

  • Monday, 3 February - Kindergarten, Chifley Preschool and Torrens Stripes Preschool
  • Tuesday, 4 February - All other year levels at Torrens Primary School (ie Years' 1-6), including students who are new to Torrens Primary School in those year levels.
  • Wednesday, 5 February - Pearce Preschool and Torrens Spots Preschool 


posted on 19 Dec 2019

2020 Stationery Requirements Lists and Ordering now available

Click on the links to the right (Recent School Notes) to access your Child's 2020 Year level booklist and ordering instructions.

The link to order online with OfficeMax Winc is and the code for Torrens Primary School is 6RX9T.

To obtain free delivery to your home or place of work, orders need to be placed on or before Sunday, 8 December.

posted on 14 Nov 2019

Stop the Press………Wakakirri 2019

We have just received news that out of the 30 schools nominated for national selection across Australia -  Torrens Primary School “Swooping Season” has finished overall in  2ndPlace!


Torrens Primary has also received first place in the Style/GenréCategory!


If you’d like to watch the announcement and see some high lights please follow this link:


Congratulations to our Wakakirriteam!

posted on 17 Oct 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. 







26th September


Year 1


26th September


Year 2


24th September


Year 3


25th September


Year 4


25th September


Year 5


26th September


Year 6


24th September



posted on 16 Sep 2019

2019 School Satisfaction Survey

The 2019 School Satisfaction Survey - Closed

The 2019 Online Satisfaction Survey for all parents and carers is now closed.

Thank you to all those parents and carers who took the time to complete the survey.

posted on 19 Aug 2019

Online Bookings for Parent Teacher Interviews

Semester 1 reports go home with children tomorrow (Friday, 28 June). If you would like to have a ten minute mid-year interview with your child's teacher you can make a booking online by clicking on the booking link:

If you need assistance, please call the Front Office on 6142 0777 



posted on 27 Jun 2019

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