Theme: Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world

EdWeek 2018 - theme and dates announced

This year's Education Week will be held from Monday 6 August to Friday 10 August 2018 (Term 3, Week 3). The theme for Education Week is ‘Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world'. This theme communicates how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities they need to thrive in a rapidly changing, globalised world. Video: Mark Scott announces theme for EdWeek 2018 You tube video: Read more


The staff at Tacoma Public School are excited to be starting another school year with another group of dynamic young people. The 2018 school year promises to be a great year for our school community with the implementation of the first year of our 3 year school plan. Staff will be returning on Monday 29 January for a day of Professional Learning and students from Years 1 to 6 will return on Tuesday 30 January 2018. All of Kindergarten will commence school on Monday 5th February.... Read more

Fun in the photo booth


On Tuesday 12 December our Year 6 students celebrated the end of their Primary School years. They met at Wyong Golf Club for a lovely dinner followed by lots of fun and dancing. A photo booth captured the fun atmosphere of the night. These photos can be viewed in the gallery section of this web page if you click here Gallery Photos It was lovely to welcome the parents in for the last half hour to listen to the speeches. The night of celebration was enjoyed by all.... Read more

Ready for our fabulous helpers


On Friday 8th December we made sure that the helpers of our school realised how fabulous we think they are. The staff hosted our annual Helpers Morning Tea, where they mixed and chatted with all the volunteers, helpers and friends of our terrific school It was wonderful to enjoy a cuppa and a nibble of some delicious food and enjoy each other's company for an hour or so. If the laughter coming from the staff room was any indication is was a most enjoyable time. Tacoma Public School is so lucky to have a school community where the best possible... Read more


Our school uniform shop will be open on Monday 29 January from 10am until 12 noon for anybody who has just realised that their school uniforms are not ready for the new school year. It will also be opened each morning in the first week of school from 8.30 until 9.30am.... Read more

2018 School Captains


At our Annual Presentation Day on 4 December the students who are to lead our school throughout 2018 were announced to some very anxious students and parents. The leaders for 2018 will be: SCHOOL CAPTAINS: Dylan and Simran SPORT CAPTAINS: Pelicans: John and Summer Plovers: Linley and Charli Seagulls: James and Lucy Congratulations to our new leaders and we wish you a successful year in your important roles.... Read more

Outgoing captains host the ceremony


On Monday 4 December we came together as a school community and celebrated the achievements of each and every one of our students. Five students from each class were rewarded with certificates for their outstanding achievements in various learning areas throughout the 2017 school year. Special awards such as Sportsmanship Awards, Premiers Spelling Bee, Public Speaking, University NSW Awards, Dux, Citizenship were also presented. School Captains and House Captains for the 2018 school year were named. It was wonderful to see our parents, family,... Read more

Yarning circle


Our Ngara Barayi (Listen to Earth) garden is a unique outdoor learning area filled with wonderful features. It is a colourful area with lots of sections including the learning, yarning circle, the rainbow walk which is also a sensory path, the rainforest, the desert succulents, the beach and the bush tucker. The garden holds a very special place, with a glittery purple seat, to sit and remember Sana, with frangipanis and lots of love. When you walk by there, quietly stop and spend some time thinking of her and remembering her wadhayi badhang... Read more

June received her award


Mrs Dillon and Mrs Stuckey recently had the pleasure of attending the Rotary Club of Northlakes Toukley annual awards dinner. During the course of the evening two of our students were recognised. June and Amy, our school captains were presented with a certificate and medal for their outstanding citizenship skills at Tacoma Public School. These girls are great ambassadors for our school.... Read more

Ngara Assembly of Excellence


Four of our students were recognised at the Ngara Assembly of Excellence held today at Wyong High School. This assembly is held annually by the local AECG to showcase indigenous students who excel in different areas. Tacoma students recognised were: Kymberly for Leadership Tamsyn for Academic Excellence Kiana for Cultural Excellence Jay for Sporting Excellence Hannah for Improved Application to Learning... Read more

Gavi Duncan and the smoking ceremony


The sun shone brightly for the opening of Ngara Barayi (Listen to Earth) on Friday 24th November. It was wonderful to see so many community members and special guests wandering through this wonderful garden. The day began with an assembly in the hall followed by an Aboriginal smoking ceremony accompanied by didgeridoo by Gavi Duncan. The Foini and Roy families provided the school community with morning tea and the canteen treated us all with a taste of traditional Samoan food. Ms Emma McBride visited during the day and was amazed by our... Read more

The children enjoyed getting up close to animals


Students in Kindergarten to Year 2 recently visited the farm at Wyong High School and had fun participating in various farm and cultural activities. During the course of the day they witnessed the shearing of an Alpaca, got to hold a baby chicken and visited the cows. They also had the opportunity to take part in aboriginal dance and painting. The children displayed outstanding behaviour and were great ambassadors to our school. This is a greart day to look forward to each year.... Read more

Climbing fun


On Monday 30 October stage 2 students set off to the Great Aussie Bush Camp at Karuah where they had a jam packed few days. The children were challenged to try new activities and to work together as a team to problem solve. The instructors, Nathan and Jay demonstrated the activities and taught the children the importance of stepping out of their "comfort zones". Some of the activities we participated in included high ropes obstacle course, staple climb, canoeing and the giant swing. Evenings were filled with fun where some stories... Read more

Murgu doing writing assessment


Murgu have been very busy improving their writing skills with the writing program "7 Steps Writing". This program is being used right across the school to develop writing skills and to make written text more interesting and exciting. Mrs Mercieca has had her students doing writing assessments during this week to determine the level of improvement in the writing of students in Murgu.... Read more

Mrs Kable with her class


Our congratulations go to Mrs Kable who was nominated by our teaching staff for this year's World Teachers' Day award. Mrs Kable is an amazing teacher who shares her vast knowledge and experience with all staff. Her love of her job as a teacher is quite evident in any visit to her classroom where she engages each and every student in her delivery of lessons. Mrs Kable was presented with her award at a Central Coast Public Education presentation held at Mingara Recreation Club on Monday 30 October. World Teachers' Day was Friday 27 October.... Read more

Stage 3 students explore the new garden


We are getting excited as our new garden and outdoor learning area nears completion. The area called Ngara Barayi, meaning "listen to earth" includes our new flagpole, a yarning circle and many smaller garden areas. The area will be used as a learning area in lessons and will incorporate a cultural connection. On our first day back after the holidays some Stage 3 students had a great time inspecting the garden and exploring all the smaller gardens within it. We are looking forward to the completed project and being able to make good... Read more

Volunteers needed


Tacoma Public School Canteen is a P&C run canteen and relies on Volunteers to provide nutritious lunches and snacks for our students. All profits from the Canteen go to the P&C which inevitably purchases valuable resources for our school. Helping in the canteen gives volunteers the opportunity to meet new people and get to know your children's peers. It can be lots of fun and very rewarding so if you can help out call in to the canteen and complete a volunteer information form.... Read more

Fun night at McDonalds Wadalba


What a fun night we had at Wadalba McDonalds for our Year 6 fun raising. The night was well supported and we raised in excess of $300. These funds will go toward the Year 6 Farewell and the Yeaqr 6 gift to the school. Some of our students enjoyed dressing up as various McDonalds products including French Fries. A big thank you to all who supported this event.... Read more

2018 Resource Allocation Model funding

In October 2017, all NSW public schools will receive a 2018 Planned School Budget Allocation Report. The report will assist with the management of the total budget delivered to schools through the Resource Allocation Model (RAM). The Resource Allocation Model (RAM) methodology distributes funding based on the individual needs of students and schools. This gives schools greater flexibility to make local decisions. Learn more about the 2018 funding by visiting the department's website or watch a short animation about managing the total school... Read more

Waagir are all ready for a busy term


Students and staff come back to school on Monday 9 October all ready for a busy term. There is no School Development Day in Term 4 therefore we all return together. As usual Term 4 is a very busy one and our school will be a hive of activity. On Thursday 12 October we will be welcoming our new 2018 Kindergarten students and their families with our wonderful Happy Spirits Kindergarten Orientation program. This program will run for 4 weeks to familiarise these children with our school routines and surroundings. During Term 4 we have excursions,... Read more

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