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Mrs Dillon with our new kitchen


Toward the end of 2017 our school purchased a portable kitchen. This kitchen is available for use by all classes. During Term 1 Gundang have used the kitchen to prepare Moroccan cous cous and Murgu created a tasty pineapple fried rice during their use of the kitchen. It was wonderful to see that these students didn't mind cleaning up and of course eating their tasty creations. They are all looking forward to their next kitchen lesson.... Read more

Leaders meeting


Our Sport Captains certainly embraced their first job of 2018 They displayed great leadership and pride in their new roles at the recent swimming carnival. They encouraged other students to participate in events to represent their houses. The atmosphere was electric with the loud cheering and encouragement from the stands. The final job for the carnival was to provide a write up for the school newsletter on the event. You can read the excellent article in the Newsletter.... Read more

Our P&C provided a tasty BBQ


Teachers and staff enjoyed meeting parents both old and new on Tuesday 13 February. Parents were invited to attend to meet their child's teacher and enjoy a BBQ supplied and manned by our hard working P&C. A wonderful afternoon of information and interacting was enjoyed by all who attended.... Read more

Our band of book coverers


Thanks to a wonderful band of helpers our new books are available already for use. At the end of 2017 our school purchased an enormous amount of new books for classroom use and for borrowing in our library. Thanks to our hardworking helpers for covering the new books so that these valuable resources were ready to be used immediately by our students.... Read more


Gardening girls


Members of our 2018 Green Team have been working very hard since the start of the year. They have been busy planting vegetables and herbs including tomatoes, basil and oregano. The herbs will once again be for sale at the Friday assemblies for $1 a bag. Funds raised from these sales are used for the purchase of seeds and resources for the green team. They have been lucky enough to have some unique Arnotts biscuit tins donated by Mrs Clifford, our music teacher and succulents donated by a Kindergarten parent. The succulents have been planted... Read more

Numeracy groups


TEN (Targeting Early Literacy) is a program in use in our classrooms to assist students understand the basic concept of numeracy. Students are placed in ability based groups where they participate in numeracy activities using a variety of tools including dice cards and dominoes. These photos show students in Garawa using playing cards to work on their subtraction skills. More photos of activities undertaken in Mrs Nicholson's classroom can be viewed in the Gallery.... Read more

A written test was undertaken


Staff of the Department of Education are required to undertake CPR and Anaphylaxis training each year to ensure that our students are in the safest hands possible. The Tacoma Public School staff undertook the annual training in these areas on first School Development Day of the year on 29 January 2018. A written test was undertaken together with a practical test on CPR and administering an Epipen to a person experiencing anaphylactic reactions. All staff passed these tests conducted by a trainer from the Surf Lifesaving Association of NSW.... Read more

Tacoma representatives


On 7 March eligible swimmers from our school represented us at the Zone Swimming Carnival. They proved to be great ambassadors for the school displaying outstanding behaviour and sportsmanship. Mrs Kable who accompanied the students was very proud of each and every one of the swimmers.... Read more

Kendall presents badges


It was an exciting time for our new school leaders and house captains when they were presented with their leadership badges. It was wonderful to have a previous school leader come to our school to present the badges. Thank you to Kendall for taking the time out to join us at this exciting assembly.... Read more

Our first WOWsers for 2018


It's not the Grammys or the Oscars or the Golden Globes or the Emmys it's the Tacoma WOWsers. Values are taught in every classroom at Tacoma Public School and we have our WOWsers to recognise and congratulate those students who have WOWed us with their display of relevent values. Our school values include participation, honesty, excellence, respect, responsibility, cooperation, care, fairness and democracy. What we learn becomes a part of who we are. Our first WOWsers were recognised on Friday 16 February for the outstanding display of the... Read more

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULMFWr7_OzU... 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

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