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.
For more information you can have a look at the FAQs on the ACT Education Directorate website.
posted on 17 Sep 2021
Term 4 UpdateThis update was emailed home to families on Tuesday 14 September.
posted on 15 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).
During this extended period of remote learning, all teaching will be delivered online either through live teaching, and by students accessing set work or resources provided by their teacher. Taking breaks is important and students should be encouraged to go outside if possible and get some physical activity.
To help us with our continued planning for remote learning, we would appreciate it if you could complete this short survey for each child in your household who attends Torrens Primary School or any of our three preschools -Torrens, Chifley or Pearce.
posted on 01 Sep 2021
Book Week Dress Up Day Postponed
Next week, 23 - 27 August is Book Week. Sadly we will not be able to enjoy our Book Week Assembly and Dress Up parade, but we will at a future date.
We suggest families celebrate Book Week by sharing a favourite book or two, and there will also be some activities posted during remote learning next week centred around the Book Week theme Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds and shortlisted stories.
If there are students who already had costumes ready and are excited to share, they can send a photo to Mrs Byrne via their Seesaw class or to firstname.lastname@example.org, but absolutely no pressure (especially if like Mrs Byrne you are keeping it a surprise for now!) and we will celebrate books in style sometime soon!
Amy Byrne - Teacher Librarian
posted on 20 Aug 2021
Keep up to date with COVID19 restrictionsFollow this link for the most up to date news
posted on 12 Aug 2021
posted on 21 Jul 2021
Using the CBR Check in App is encouraged at our school
posted on 12 Jul 2021
COVID-19 updates for Term 3
Information regarding COVID 19 is constantly evolving and you are advised to stay up to date with the ACT Government's latest advice.
No masks required at public schools, but you can wear them if you choose. Same advice for before and after school care. For more details visit: https://bit.ly/3AP9hlg And remember - if you’ve travelled interstate during the holidays, check the ACT Government’s COVID-19 websiteand follow all health advice and requirements.
CHECK IN CBR APP
We ask all adult visitors to our public schools to use the Check In CBR app to ensure quick and efficient tracing in case of an outbreak. This means if you leave your car when dropping off the kids, or you walk them into the playground, please locate a QR code and check in. You can also check in with the app using the unique six-digit code for our school, which is 963135. For more details visit: https://bit.ly/3AP9hlg And remember - if you’ve travelled interstate during the holidays check the ACT Government’s COVID-19 websiteand follow all health advice and requirements.
posted on 12 Jul 2021
Torrens Times Newsletter online every Thursday
Every Thursday during term time, you will receive an email with links to the Torrens Times weekly newsletter.
View the latest edition here
posted on 14 May 2021
Harmony Day Celebrations
These are on Monday 22 March (week 8).
Children may wear national costume or something Orange instead of normal school uniform.
If your child can bring in a tasting plate of food from other cultures to share in their Year level feast on Monday, please bring this in to the classroom (labelled with ingredients) before school on Monday.
Children should still bring their usual water bottle, recess and lunch to school on Monday.
posted on 18 Mar 2021
2021 Class Information Sessions Cancelled
Dear Parents and Carers,
Torrens Primary School apologises for cancelling tonight's Parents Information Sessions as we are unable to meet Covid19 density requirements.
Instead information will be sent home next week.
Torrens Primary School
Phone: 6142 0777 | Email: email@example.com
Education Directorate | ACT Government
Ritchie Street, Torrens ACT 2607 | www.torrensps.act.edu.au
posted on 17 Feb 2021
Torrens Primary School Class Information Sessions - Wednesday 17 February 2021
All parents and carers are invited to our class information sessions here at the primary school next Wednesday evening.
The table above show the times and locations around the school for each session. Click on a map of the school here to see where classrooms are.
Please note that the information delivered in these sessions will be of a general nature for the class and if your child has specific needs that their teacher may not be aware of, please make an appointment to speak to them at an alternative time.
posted on 12 Feb 2021
Nominations for School Board
The nomination period is now open and will close at 11am on Monday 22 February 2021.
Click to access the nomination form.
The Education Act 2004 (the Act) requires that each government school is to have a school board as a way of sharing authority and responsibility with the local school community.
School boards are based on two principles:
1. school communities should participate in school decision-making and should be able to determine their own educational policies, and
2. decision-making at the school level should involve school staff and the school community, including parents, carers and students.
The school board is responsible for the school’s strategic direction. Operational matters are the responsibility of the principal.
Functions of the school boards include:
- presenting an annual report to the Directorate and school community
- Develop, maintain and review curriculum for the school, within the framework set by the Directorate
- Develop and review school policies
- Approve the school budget
The Torrens Primary School Board has two Parent Representative vacancies and one P&C Representative vacancy for 2021. Two of these vacancies are for two-year terms and one is for a 12 month term.
A two week nomination period opened on Monday, 8 February (Week 2) at 11am.
If you would like to nominate for one of these vacancies, please see the Front Office for more information and a nomination form.
Nominations close on Monday 22 February (Week 4) at 11am.
posted on 09 Feb 2021