Three early learning options in Tocumwal
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 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 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.