01 Nov 2021

IMPORTANT - Updated Health Guidelines for ACT Schools

The ACT Government has released updated COVID-19 guidelines for ACT schools to bring them into line with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions across the broader ACT community. These changes will take place in two stages – from 29 October and 29 November.

Importantly these updates will not change the key measures we have introduced for term 4 including drop offs and pick up procedures at the start and end of the day, student cohorting and hygiene, ventilation and cleaning, use of the Check In Canberra app for all adults and mandatory mask wearing for staff.

Our school’s COVID-19 Safety Assurance Plan will remain in place until the end of term 4 and visitors who are in direct contact with students at our school will still need show evidence of their vaccination status when checking in.

15 Oct 2021

Important information about return to onsite learning at our school

Today we have provided detailed information about the changes that will be taking place in our school to ensure a COVID-safe return of students to our school campus. Click on the pdf  document 'Return to Onsite Learning' to read more (Under the Covid-19 safety at our school tab at the top of this homepage).

As always, if you have any questions about the operation of our school - including issues like mask wearing, ventilation and cleaning - the Education Directorate also has some very useful Frequently Asked Questions on their website which may answer questions you have.

Indoor air quality plans will be available on this website by 22 October.

Term 4 2021
13 Oct 2021

Returning to the classroom in Term 4

Refer to the table below for your child's return to onsite learning date:

Year LevelsDate returning to school or preschool site
  • Chifley Preschool Kookaburras
  • Torrens Preschool Kangaroos
  • Monday 25 October
  • Pearce Preschool Butterflies
  • Torrens Preschool Koalas
  • Thursday 28 October
  • Kindy
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 6
  • Monday 25 October
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Year 5
  • Monday 1 November

Message from the Principal


Welcome to Torrens Primary School! We are a vibrant, colourful P-6 school set in spacious grounds, with three offsite preschools in Chifley, Pearce and Torrens. We enjoy strong community involvement and support in all aspects of school life. The partnership between school and home is extremely important to develop 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,   concerts and talent quests. We have the latest technology, screens, devices and robots. We are part of an active cluster. Along with Mawson and Farrer Primary schools, 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 Psychologist, EALD staff, learning assistants, 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

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