Term Dates  –  2020

Term 1

First day of term: Wednesday 5th February
Last day of term:  Thursday 9th April

(Easter: Friday 10th April – Tuesday 14th April)

Term 2

First day of term: Monday 27th April
Last day of term: Friday 3rd July

Term 3

First day of term: Monday 20th July
Last day of term: Friday 25th September

Term 4

First day of term: Monday 12th October
Last day of term: Thursday 17th December

Public Holidays

Regatta Day – 10th February 2020
Eight Hour Day – 9th March 2020
Good Friday – 10th April 2020
Easter Monday – 13th April 2020
Easter Tuesday – 14th April 2020
ANZAC Day – 25th April 2020
Queen’s Birthday – 8th June 2020
Royal Hobart Show Day – 22nd October 2020

School Hours

     Teaching staff on duty at 8.30 am

Home Group:  8.45 am – 9.00 am
Period 1:  9.00 am –   9.50 am
Period 2:  9.50 am – 10.40 am
Recess: 10.40 am -11.00 am
Period 3: 11.00 am – 12.00 pm
Period 4: 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm
Lunch: 1.00 pm – 1.35 pm
Period 5: 1.35 pm –   2.35 pm (Primary School)
1.35 pm – 2.55 pm (High School)
Home Group:  2.55 pm – 3.00 pm

Primary Classes dismissed at 2.35 pm
Secondary Classes dismissed at 3.00 pm

Student Free Days

Tuesday, 4th February 2020
Thursday, 9th April 2020
Monday, 20th July 2020
Friday, 23rd October 2020

Uniform

The School Association encourages all students to wear complete, recommended school uniform.  We will do everything possible to assist families in achieving this goal.  Most uniform items can be ordered from the school office.  A supply of good, second-hand uniform items is available at the school by contacting the office. 

The school is happy to accept second-hand uniforms in suitable condition from school leavers and students who have outgrown their uniforms.  

When students are unable to wear uniform a note should be presented to the class teacher.

Uniform items consist of the following:

  • New style bottle green/yellow polo top with embroidered logo
  • New style sports shirt
  • New style bottle green/yellow hoodie with embroidered logo 
  • Polar fleece bottle green 1/2 zip jumper with embroidered logo
  • Green softshell jacket
  • Girls’ summer school dress
  • Trousers, sport track pants, shorts, 3/4 length trousers to be plain black in colour
  • Sports shoes or black fully enclosed shoes
  • Hats – black bucket hat 

Jewellery, including body piercing, is to be kept to a minimum and must be unobtrusive due to Occupational Health and Safety issues. 

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Adherence to the School’s uniform policy relies on the goodwill and support of parents.

Sun Smart

 SUN SMART SCHOOL

Triabunna District School is a proud Sun Smart accredited school.  

From September to April when UV is usually 3 and above –

The Cancer Council encourages sun protection be used when heading outdoors for more than a few minutes.  So, during this period students are reminded to wear your hats and sunscreen. 

School Association

Triabunna School has a School Association that meets approximately twice a term. The School Association focuses on providing a forum for parental contribution to policy and budgeting decisions. Nominations for these positions are called for in the school newsletter at the beginning of the year. The School Association are also the fundraising body that assists the education of our students by providing extra equipment, off campus opportunities, facilities and resources.

Parent and Community Volunteers

Being involved in your child’s schooling adds richness to their experience and sends a clear message that their education is important to you. Your child will do much better in school if you are actively involved in their education and if you are as informed as possible about the education system.

We encourage parents to become involved in their child’s learning, this can be done by engaging in Parent Help for your child’s class, and we welcome assistance on excursions and at Sports Carnivals etc.  Parents and community members involved in directly assisting students in class or on excursions must have a current Working With Vulnerable Persons (WWVP) card before commencing in these roles.

We invite community members to share their varied skills with our student group.  We will strongly support the integration of community programs to provide our students with access to a variety of skills, mentors and learning opportunities.

School Newsletter

School newsletters are a great way to find out about activities you can be involved in, as well as what is happening at the school. The newsletter can be sent home with the youngest enrolled child fortnightly on Tuesday, but we encourage families to register for a digital copy to be emailed directly to them.  The school sign (located on Vicary Street) also provides parents and the community with information relevant to the school diary, as does the school Facebook Page.

School Banking

Students are invited to open a Commonwealth or Bendigo Bank Account through the school. Bank day is Wednesday. Students hand their bankbook and their money to their class teacher before school on that day and it will be returned when our co-ordinator has finalised the banking. 

Breakfast Program

The school, in conjunction with community volunteers, conduct a Breakfast Program.  This program is available to all students every morning, Monday to Friday.  Toast, cereal, yoghurt, fresh fruit and hot chocolate are served from 8:30am in the Foods room.