Three early learn­ing op­tions in Tocumwal

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Tocumwal Pub­lic School

Tocumwal Pub­lic is a well-equipped school with a com­mit­ment to pro­vid­ing a car­ing, shar­ing, ef­fec­tive learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment for its stu­dents.

Stu­dents are ed­u­cated to have high ex­pec­ta­tions and to reach their full po­ten­tial with re­spon­si­bil­ity, self-mo­ti­va­tion and com­mon sense.

Staff treat your child as an in­di­vid­ual, aim­ing to max­imise po­ten­tial and cul­ti­vate ex­cel­lence in each child ir­re­spec­tive of their field of en­deav­our.

The school em­pha­sises lit­er­acy and nu­mer­acy with re­me­dial and ex­ten­sion ac­tiv­i­ties be­ing an in­te­gral part of class ac­tiv­i­ties and bal­ances all cur­ricu­lum ar­eas to pro­vide the es­sen­tial ground­ing of what­ever the fu­ture may hold for your child.

The school ac­tively pro­motes a car­ing and dis­ci­plined at­mos­phere and bases the school’s oper­a­tions on open­ness, ac­ces­si­bil­ity and fair­ness to all.

For all en­quiries, please con­tact prin­ci­pal Dar­ren White on (03) 5874 2128.

Sa­cred Heart

Sa­cred Heart was es­tab­lished in 1898 as a Catholic school, and whilst keep­ing the tra­di­tions it has de­vel­oped to in­clude chil­dren of all faiths.

It is a school for those who wish to of­fer their chil­dren a wide range of learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ences.

The Tar­geted Maths Pro­gram and the con­cen­tra­tion on read­ing skills are a fo­cus at the school. Each child is sup­ported with an in­di­vid­ual learn­ing plan, en­sur­ing that the core skills are cov­ered and each child is on track for suc­cess for their fu­ture ed­u­ca­tion.

Lit­er­acy is en­hanced by the French lan­guage pro­gram, pub­lic speak­ing com­pe­ti­tions and a whole school drama pro­duc­tion.

Staff are sup­ported by a range of vis­it­ing pro­fes­sion­als which in­clude an oc­cu­pa­tional ther­a­pist, speech ther­a­pist, Tar­geted Maths teacher, in­clu­sion and di­verse learn­ing teacher, school coun­sel­lor, art teacher, drama teacher and IT spe­cial­ists.

With these core skills on track there is room for ex­tra ac­tiv­i­ties such as the an­nual trip to live the­atre in Mel­bourne, vis­it­ing mu­si­cians and a re­cently de­vel­oped arts pro­gram which in­cludes ce­ram­ics and out­door paint­ing ex­cur­sions. This en­hances the lit­er­acy and creative arts pro­grams.

Sa­cred Heart is sit­u­ated on a large ru­ral block in Tocumwal where chil­dren are en­cour­aged to lead their own play. They en­joy creative and bush play and are free to build cub­bies around the Pep­per­corn Trees. Ju­nior chil­dren en­joy par­tic­i­pat­ing in the mud kitchen each week.

Chil­dren are en­cour­aged to take care of the en­vi­ron­ment and have been in­volved in the de­vel­op­ment of the sus­tain­abil­ity area. They have been in­te­gral in the build­ing and plan­ning of our veg­etable gar­den.

Chil­dren of all skills and in­ter­ests are able to con­trib­ute through build­ing paving, feed­ing the chick­ens, col­lect­ing eggs, plant­ing and har­vest­ing veg­eta­bles.

Stu­dents also par­tic­i­pate in a range of STEM (science, tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing and maths) ac­tiv­i­ties. They ex­plore, build, cre­ate and prob­lem solve.

Tra­di­tional val­ues are not for­got­ten with at­ten­tion to uni­form and self-re­spect. Chil­dren are en­cour­aged to be out­ward look­ing with a view to im­prov­ing and con­tribut­ing to school, lo­cal com­mu­nity and world is­sues.

Op­por­tu­ni­ties for sport in­clude com­pet­ing at a state level in cross coun­try, ath­let­ics, swim­ming and other sports. Sa­cred Heart of­fers a swim­ming and wa­ter safety pro­gram and Skill­szone pro­mot­ing the de­vel­op­ment of skills and pos­i­tive at­ti­tudes in sport.

An obli­ga­tion and cost free op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in school life is of­fered to all preschool stu­dents in Term 4 with the Leap into Learn­ing pro­gram. Spe­cialised teach­ers pro­vided a pro­gram which as­sists with skills needed for smooth tran­si­tion to pri­mary school.

For more in­for­ma­tion, an in­ter­view, a tour of the school or an en­rol­ment pack­age please con­tact Therese in the of­fice on 5874 2371.

Tocumwal Preschool

Tocumwal Preschool pro­vides an ac­ces­si­ble ser­vice that meets the needs of the chil­dren, fam­i­lies and com­mu­nity.

Qual­i­fied and ex­pe­ri­enced staff pro­vide an in­ter­est-based frame­work that sup­ports the holis­tic de­vel­op­ment of our chil­dren which en­ables them to en­ter a for­mal school sys­tem with con­fi­dence.

On Mon­days and Wed­nes­days, the preschool holds a com­bined group ses­sion of three and four year-old chil­dren. Tues­days and Thurs­days are only for four year olds and Fri­days are for the three yearold group.

Chil­dren par­tic­i­pate in the KITE (kids in­ter­act­ing with the el­derly) pro­gram, reg­u­larly vis­it­ing the Lions Hos­tel next door to play games and spend time with the el­derly residents.

The preschool has an open door pol­icy and new enrolments are al­ways wel­come. Speak to one of the friendly ed­u­ca­tors and pick up an en­rol­ment pack.

An open day and in­for­ma­tion ses­sion on en­rol­ment will be held from 3.30pm to 5.30pm on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 26.

Sa­cred Heart’s Char­lie Haynes play­ing the ukulele.

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