Taren Point Public School

Telephone02 9524 6379

Emailtarenpoint-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Welcome

At Taren Point Public School, we believe in creating an environment that is engaging, inclusive and nurturing to develop safe, respectful learners. We aim to inspire students to develop a passion for learning and actively strive for success in all endeavours. We are committed to ensuring all students become successful, confident and creative lifelong learners.

​Our school pledge  

'We are the students of Taren Point Public School. We are proud of ourselves and our school.

We pledge to work hard, play fair and be kind to each other. We are the 'Pride of the Point'.

Our school vision 2021-2024

Taren Point Public School inspires all students to strive for excellence through a supportive environment, quality teaching and learning and high expectations. A safe learning environment and a whole school focus on student wellbeing ensures that the students will be engaged learners and will develop the necessary skills to be active and informed citizens.


We welcome new families in all year levels throughout the year.  If you have recently moved into the area, please contact us to make an appointment. More information can be found on the Enrolment page of this website.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school office if you have any questions. 

Enrolments are now being taken for Kindergarten 2023. 

Discover the benefits and wonderful opportunities a small school has to offer your child!

If you would like to visit our school and meet with the principal, please phone or email the school office to make an appointment.

+61 2 9524 6379

tarenpoint-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

We liaise with our local preschools and school community to ensure a smooth transition to 'big' school.

Families who have already enrolled are invited to join us for our first Transition session, our Teddy Bear Picnic on Wednesday 31 August 2022.

In Term 4, we will hold a further 2 transition sessions on Thursday 27 October and Tuesday 22 November 2022.


At Taren Point Public School, we are proud to have an extensive environmental and sustainability focus.

Our programs are well supported by the school community as we offer recycling opportunities through Return and Earn and a variety of recycling options (Soft plastics, Lids 4 Kids, Organics, Paper & Cardboard). We aim to recycle all of our waste and reduce land fill to zero. Our chickens and garden are the beneficiaries of compost and worm farm byproducts. 

The children enjoy gardening and generating produce for consumption at our school canteen and events. Our chickens, Phoenix Snowball, Pom Pom, Henny, Penny and Bolt happily lay free range eggs that the community enjoys.

The gardens benefit greatly from our rain water collection tanks and keep watering costs to a minimum.

Through these school wide sustainability programs, students learn the value of our natural resources and the importance of minimising our foot print, preserving what we have for future generations.


At TPPS, we value the benefits of learning a second language! All students learn French an hour a week.

Research shows that there are many advantages in learning a second language:

  • Improved cognitive functioning
  • Enhanced memory, listening and problem solving skills
  • Improves your English
  • Boosts creativity
  • Builds confidence
  • Slows dementia
  • Travel opportunities

Find out more about how we are a hub for French learning on the French tab under the Curriculum tab at the top of this page.

In addition to our whole school learning about French language and culture, we introduced a French immersion program in 2018. Its success has enabled us to become a member of the Australian Association of French English Bilingual Schools (AAFEBS), one of only 3 schools in NSW and 15 in Australia to have this recognition.

The program has the ongoing support of the French government in both Sydney and Canberra along with the Canadian Consulate.

The French teacher is parent funded and team teaches with the classroom teacher, teaching the Australian Curriculum in French (4 hours per week). 

The program is offered in all years, K-6.  Places are limited so it is essential to register interest early.

Our annual French market - La Belle Vie is a fabulous day on our calendar - 1st Sunday in May. With over 70 stalls of French goodness and 4000 plus visitors each year, you can be guaranteed a fantastique, family day out!

The market is a joint initiative with the Francophone Association of Southern Sydney (FASS) and held to promote the French programs at TPPS. This event great showcase for TPPS and offers an international vibe to the Sutherland Shire.

We are honoured to have the French Consul General, Mme Anne Boillon,  DEC Executive Director, Deb Summer Hayes and Director, Mark Long attend and show their support for our efforts.

It is a date not to be missed! We hope to see you next year - Sunday 7 May 2023.


A Centenary in the Making

​You might think it is a long time away, but in just 3 years time (2025), Taren Point Public School turns 100!
To ensure a celebration to remember, we are building a database of former students and friends of Taren Point PS. If you would like to be included, please contact us:

PHONE: 02 9524 6379

EMAIL: tarenpoint-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

We are also very keen to collect any photos of the school that our community may have. Feel free to scan and email the photos with a brief description or pop in to the school office for us to scan them for you (on the spot).
As we get closer to the time, we would love to form a committee to assist in planning the festivities, so if this is something you would like to be a part of, please don't be shy and let us know.

We would be grateful if you could spread the word about our initiative 

A Diamond Jubilee booklet (and more) was created in 1985. It is attached for your reading pleasure.
 


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