News and About Our School

Message from the Principal

Welcome to Torrens Primary School! Torrens is a vibrant, colourful P-6 school set in spacious grounds. We also have three offsite preschools in Chifley, Pearce and Torrens. Torrens enjoys strong community involvement and support in all aspects of school life. The partnership between school and home is extremely important to develp and foster high academic achievement, meaningful relationships and a love of learning in our students.

At Torrens Primary School, teamwork and tolerance are promoted. High quality educational and extra curricula programs are presented by an extremely dedicated and involved team of staff. Torrens is known for the range of incredible opportunities offered to students throughout their years here. From gymnastics to soccer, carnivals to camps, djembe drumming to choirs to concerts and talent quests. There is also the Wakakirri Story dance competition, the Chinese Friendship Society's Panda competition, the latest technology, screens, devices and robots. We are part of an active cluster. Along with Mawson Primary and Farrer Primary, we work with Melrose High School and Canberra College to offer outstanding transition programs.

At Torrens Primary School, we cater for a broad range of individual differences including gifted and talented students and students with special needs. Emphasis is placed on providing the best possible start during the first years of schooling. Early intervention programs include the development of early literacy and numeracy skills through an active support team led by the Deputy Principal. The team includes Executive teachers, School Psycologist, EALD teacher, learning assistants, Chaplain, parents and special interest partners such as One Link, Woden Community Services and the Schools Volunteer Program.

Torrens Primary School is a resilient, thriving social democracy. Together we are building an inspiring and inclusive vision. The staff, students and community are united in working towards excellence in education, promoting diversity and nurturing a culture of wellbeing. Everyone is celebrated as an individual. Plans are personalised. Learning is differentiated. Students are engaged in their learning. Positive outcomes are achieved. Our collegial nature places a high priority on trust, collaboration and positive relationships. There is a sense of belonging and pride at Torrens. Welcome to the journey.

Every learner. Every day.

Rachel Matthews - Principal


17 Sep 2021

Term 4 Parent Carer Term 4 Planning Survey

The Education Directorate wants to hear from public school parents, carers and students about how we can make the transition back to onsite learning as positive as possible, how we can support your wellbeing needs, and what you need to feel confident that our school is a safe place to be.

The links below will open separate surveys – one for you, and one for your child or young person. If you have more than one child or young person, they can use the same link as each other. Responses will be recorded separately and are completely anonymous.

The surveys will be open until Friday 24 September and will help inform our planning for the safe return to school in term 4.

We encourage all parents, carers and students to complete the survey if they can. Each survey will take around 10 minutes to complete.

Ø  Education Directorate Parents and Carers Survey


Ø  Education Directorate Student Survey

For more information you can have a look at the FAQs on the ACT Education Directorate website.

15 Sep 2021

Term 4 Update

This update was emailed home to families on Tuesday 14 September.

01 Sep 2021

Online Learning to continue to end of Term 3 & your feedback on online learning sought

The Chief Minister has announced that remote learning will continue for the remainder of Term 3, which ends on Friday 17 September.  A decision about learning in Term 4 will be made and communicated to families by the end of Week 1 of the holidays (Friday 24 September).

To Report an Absence

Phone: 6142 0777

Upcoming Events

View our Calendar

Labour Day

04 Oct 2021

Term 4 Begins

05 Oct 2021

Remembrance Day

11 Nov 2021