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Thank you for remaining vigilant in applying COVID safe behaviours.

This is incredibly important as the COVID-19 situation across NSW and Victoria continues to rapidly evolve. Across the nation, we are seeing new cases every day and many of the more transmissible Delta variant of the virus.

Although the recent requirement to wear face masks in the ACT has ended, the extension of Check In CBR to retail settings and transport services is now in place. People aged 16 and older must check in immediately, regardless of how long they are in a venue. Please continue to check in using the Check In CBR app when you enter the school (via the Front Office only).

These measures ensure contact tracing teams have access to the best available data to quickly contact any individual who may have been exposed.

Please continue to:

  • maintain physical distancing where possible
  • use good hand and respiratory hygiene
  • follow check in procedures in your workplace and in the community
  • stay home and get tested if you are unwell.

Finally, COVID-19 vaccination registration eligibility in the ACT was extends to people aged 30 to 39 from today.

Posted on 21 Jul 2021

Use the CBR app to check in

Using the CBR Check in App is encouraged at our school

Posted on 12 Jul 2021

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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, Wellbeing staff, 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