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Students receive Wowsers for responsibility


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

Cutting the ribbon for the canteen refurbishment


There was a little excitement around our school canteen on Friday 8 June when the canteen refurbishment had it's official reopening. Students witnessed the ribbon being cut by one of our school captains. To add to the festivities the school ukulele group and Kindergarten students provided some wonderful entertainment. A special lunch order day was held in conjunction with the day and was a great test for the new online ordering system.... Read more

Because of Her we can


"BECAUSE OF HER WE CAN" is the theme of this year's Naidoc Week celebrations. This theme celebrates the essential role that women have played as active and significant role models. We are asking all students and staff to bring in a copy of a photo of an important female in their life. It can be a mother, grandmother, aunt, elder, sister, daughter, sport coach, friend or any significant female in their life. The photos must be copies and not the original as they will not be returned. Share the fun in recognising your female role... Read more


Friday 18 May 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

Mrs Glachan with her certificate


Our school recently had the pleasure of presenting staff member Mrs Jackie Glachan with a certificate for her 20 years of service to the Department of Education. Mrs Glachan is a School Learning Support Officer where she provides assistance to students with special needs. She is a much loved and valuable member of our school staff.... Read more

Students have been rewarded for respect


RESPECT - due regard for the feelings, wishes, or rights of others. Students who have shown "respect" to all in our school and have earned the "Wowser" award at the Values assembly. It is wonderful to know that our students know and show the meaning of respect.... Read more

Mr McFarlane showing his skills


Masterchef competitors need to watch their backs as students in Waagir show us their skills in the kitchen. Mr McFarlane and his students utilised the new kitchen to whip up some corn fritters. According to reports the fritters were delicious. Who knows we may see some Tacoma people on Masterchef in the future.... Read more

Netball activities were enjoyed


Friday 18 May saw the entire school student body participating in sport activities all in together. It was such a success that a decision has been made to make this a regular event. Everybody participated in a happy sportsmanlike manner.... Read more

The students are guided by Smartboard program


At least once a day all students in Garawa participate in a mindfulness activity. Mrs Nicholson and the student are assisted in these yoga sessions by programs on the Smartboard such as Smiling Minds or Zen Den. The students are enjoying these sessions.... Read more

Students of our school remembering the fallen


What a wonderful sight to see so many of our students take the time out of the school holidays to remember those men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice. Our students marched in torrential rain with with students from Wyong Public, Tuggerah Public, Jilliby Public, Wyong Creek Public and Wyong HIgh school to show their respect on Anzac Day. It is wonderful that our school has such a caring community.... Read more

Are you the Game Changer we're looking for?

Education Week will be a game changer

Excursions to the moon, teleporting between classes, face recognition roll call or a school without bell times or walls – the school of the future is only limited by your imagination. That is the message from the organisers of an exciting new challenge being launched today in the lead up to Education Week 2018. The inaugural Game Changer Challenge will showcase the theme of this year's Education Week, Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world, which highlights how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities... Read more

Visitors enjoyed the Ngara Barayi story


On 11 April Tacoma Public School hosted the fifth meeting of the Central Coast Garden Interest Group. We were chosen by Central Coast Area Health to host this day. Around forty staff from Central Coast Schools both public and private toured our school gardens including our special Ngara Barayi garden. Our visitors were very impressed with the quality of our gardens and the enthusiasm for them shown by both our staff and students.... Read more

Ready to go


Friday 6 April was a fantastic day weather wise for our school's annual Cross Country Carnival. A course was set up within our school grounds. All students participated with enthusiasm and great sportsmanship. It was wonderful to see parents encouraging their children all around the course.... Read more

We're closed


Our school canteen is having a makeover and will be closed from Friday 23 March. Due to these renovations there will be no Breakfast Club, Recess, Lunch or Uniform Shop until the beginning of Term 2. We are very excited and can't wait to see our new look canteen.... 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

Sixteen Tacoma students attended the STEM day


"Mr Kirk this is the best day I've ever had" was a comment made by Liam after a recent visit to Jilliby Public School. Tacoma Public School students were lucky enough to be invited to participate in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) held at Jilliby. Sixteen of our students were selected by our staff to attend this fantastic day. It was an opportunity for some extensive learning in STEM areas. The activities teams were selected for were: Science in the Kitchen Robotics Mania Mega Structures Maths Olympiad. ... Read more

Ready to show off their hats


What a great morning we had at our school for the annual Easter Hat Parade on Thursday 29 March. Almost 200 parents, grandparents and members of our school community joined us to see a brilliant display of some amazing hats. It was wonderful to see our visitors participating in the dancing along with our students. .... 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

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

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

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