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FUN WITH SPHERO

This term students in Years 2 - 5 will have the opportunity to participate in a STEM program using coding and "Sphero" robots. This fun program is both highly educational and engaging. Gundang had so much fun in their recent session and showed how "Sphero" inspires curiosity, creativity and invention. During these lessons students learn coding and design and invent challenges proving that "Sphero" is more than just a robot. Thomas explains the concept. You tube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gri62sybUTs... Read more

Senior Dance Group perform

ON STAGE WESTFIELD

Our students joined other local schools to present a series of performances on stage at Westfield Tuggerah as part of Education Week celebrations. Both Senior and Junior Dance Groups performed together with our school choir and our Kindergarten choir. The Tacoma school community should be very proud as all performances were presented with professionalism and pride in their school. All of our performers were great ambassadors for Public Education.... Read more

Gulang enjoying the Banal in the yarning circle

BANAL FOR NAIDOC CELEBRATIONS

"Banal" was shining on our NAIDOC celebrations which allowed our visitors and us to participate in the organised outdoor activities in beautiful sunshine. Our NAIDOC program provided our students and visitors with a vast range of activities including a netball clinic run by members of the Pelicans Netball Club, making lemon myrtle icing, spear throwing, reading in the yarning circle, various aboriginal art activities and a cultural learning session with "Uncle Mick". The highlight of the day was definitely the "Because... Read more

Happy Spirits

KNOW ANY FUTURE HAPPY SPIRITS?????

Tacoma Public School is the home of "Happy Spirits" with small hands who dream big. We would like some more. The school is now distributing information packs for children who are eligible to enrol in Kindergarten at our school in 2019. Any children Kindergarten age who would like to join our "Happy Spirits" next year please have their family contact the school office at their earliest convenience. Information packs will be available and distributed shortly. Further information on enrolment at Tacoma is available in the Our... Read more

ONLINE PAYMENT CONFUSION ???????

We like to keep things simple however there seems to be some confusion as to which payments can be made where. We hope this will help: School Website: The "Make a Payment" tab on this site is where school based (not P&C) payments are made including excursions, Life Education, book packs, school contributions. My School Connect: is for all P&C based payments including canteen, fundraising and any other P&C activities. The helpful staff in the school office can help you out of you aren't sure.... Read more

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Education Week Poster

WE'RE IN FOR A BUSY WEEK

It will be a busy week at Tacoma this week as we celebrate Education and Naidoc Week together. Activities for the week are as follows: Monday - Ned Kindness Show Tuesday - Combined Ngara Choir will be performing at the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander at Wyong Racecourse Wednesday - Kindergarten, both dance groups and the school choir will be performing at Westfield Tuggerah. Thursday - Sphero STEAM incursion for Years 2-5 Friday - Is Open Day where invite parents and friends into our school to participate in some activities listed... Read more

The launch of Education Week

Premier highlights the value of public education

Kiama and Parramatta public schools hosted the launch of Education Week today. The Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, with (from left): Education Minister Rob Stokes; State Member for Parramatta, Geoff Lee; Department of Education Secretary Mark Scott; student performers and comperes, and the Principal of Parramatta Public School, Gail Charlier (far right). Public education can be the springboard to the top job in New South Wales. That was the message from the Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, as she launched Education Week celebrations today at... Read more

The standard of speeches was outstanding

PUBLIC SPEAKING FINALS

On Friday 3 August we held the finals of the Class Public Speaking competition. Two students from each class participated in the finals of their stage. The standard of speeches was outstanding and there was a vast range of topics covered during the finals. It was wonderful to see the support from parents who came along to watch the speeches.... Read more

Junior Dance Group

THE WOW FACTOR

The "Wow Factor" of the Central Coast Dance Festival was evident by the buzz around Laycock St Theatre during the performances. Tacoma's dance groups enjoyed the opportunity to perform in this type of environment and this showed throughout their dance. They were great ambassadors for our school. Activities like these are only made possible by the support of the parents of our school and we thank them so much.... Read more

All who attended had a great day

EXPLORING PLAYING LEARNING

Students from K-2 enjoyed exploring, playing and learning about Newcastle history during their excursion to Newcastle Museum on 26 July. The children enjoyed all the hands on activities and asked lots of sensible questions. These young students were wonderful role models for our school.... Read more

Education Week starts on 6 August 2018

Education Week 2018 - Today's schools creating tomorrow's world

The future of education will be showcased in NSW public schools from August 6 – 10 as students, teachers and parents across the state celebrate Education Week 2018. Education Week kicks off on Monday, August 6, with a simultaneous launch at Parramatta and Kiama public schools livestreamed on YouTube so all government schools and their communities can join in. This year's theme, Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world, highlights how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities they need to thrive in a... Read more

Students from Condell Park Public School

New uniform policy for NSW public schools

A new uniform policy has been introduced for NSW public schools, which for the first time include the option for girls to wear shorts and pants. The Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, and the Minister for Education, Rob Stokes, announced the new "clear and concise" policy today at Condell Park Public School in Sydney. Ms Berejiklian said the "modern makeover" would ensure that uniforms were practical and comfortable for students and affordable for parents. The new policy says all students should have the opportunity to access the full range of... Read more

Craig Reucassel

Public schools building great Australian lives

The Public Education Foundation has launched a new campaign promoting the importance of public schools to the community. The online campaign helps raise awareness and instil confidence in parents and the community that our public schools provide a vibrant, inclusive and high quality education to all Australians. The videos feature three famous Australians who credit their public education for equipping them with the skills and values that have enabled them to go on and make great contributions to society. David Hetherington, executive director... Read more

Winner announcement

WE SO LOVE OUR SUPPORT

What an outstanding indication of the support our community gives to Tacoma Public School. Last Thursday we were advised that there were 2 X $500 Gift Cards as prizes in the NSW Healthy Towns Challenge. The two organisations who recorded the most votes would be the winners. Closing was Saturday evening. In just 3 days our dynamic little community got right behind the cause and we were announced as the organisation with the most votes. We so love our support.... Read more

GETTING READY FOR A BUSY TERM 3

The dynamic staff at Tacoma Public School are getting ready for a busy Term 3. For teachers the term will start on Monday 23 July with a Staff Development Day. Staff will be spending this day in various training. This training ensures that our staff have knowledge of the latest procedures. methods of teaching and topics such as Workplace Health and Safety the Department of Education have in place. Students will return to school on Tuesday 24 July.... Read more

Students rewarded for co-operation

WE LOVE CO-OPERATION

Students were recognised for their display of co-operation in the latest Values reward assembly. These students showed that they are able to work together and comply with any requests made of them. Congratulation to the students who were rewarded for their Co-operation.... Read more

Impression of new Alexandria Park Community School

More new classrooms, preschool places and teachers in $17.3 billion education budget

NSW Budget 2018 features historic firsts for education, including record funding to expand the number of new and upgraded schools, unprecedented investment to air condition more classrooms and universal pre-school for three year olds. Above: Artist impression of the new Alexandria Park Community School. Credit: Design | TKD Architects, Visualisation | Narrative. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet, Education Minister Rob Stokes and Early Childhood Minister Sarah Mitchell outlined a range of new initiatives funded by the $17.3 billion education... Read more

The successful team of students

Gamechanger Challenge finalists announced

The 16 teams selected to compete in the inaugural Game Changer Challenge in Education Week have been announced. Superfast scooters to transport students between classes, time travel excursions to key moments in history, sustainable schools that are self-sufficient in power, water and food and real-time brain scans to track student learning and wellbeing. These are just some of the futuristic visions that helped propel 16 NSW school teams into the finals of the Game Changer Challenge which will be held in Sydney during Education Week from... Read more

Students receive Wowsers for responsibility

VALUES REWARDS

Values education is taught in all classes. Three values are covered each term in terms 1,2 and 3. Wowser awards for displaying the values taught are presented in at the assembly in Weeks 3, 6 and 9. Award winners for Week 6 of this term were recognised with Wowsers awards for responsibility. The final value for this term is Co-operation which will be presented in Week 9. Values taught in Term 3 will be Care, Fairness and Democracy.... Read more

Friday 18 May harvest

WHAT A WEEKLY HARVEST

Our Green Team sees the rewards of their hard work each Friday. The team get together at Recess each Friday and harvest any crops which are ready for use. Crops such as lettuce, cucumbers and various herbs are among the regular crops. These fresh and healthy looking goodies are then sold each Friday at the school assembly. Funds raised from the sales goes back into purchase of more seeds and seedlings.... Read more

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