School has continually educated the local children for over 130 years.
From its modest beginnings in a bark building, the school has developed into
an educational facility with up to date technology, ensuring the local children
receive an elementary education which will be relevant into the 21st
enough to care, the children certainly receive individual attention. The
school prides itself on its caring, family orientated atmosphere, where parents
are always welcome to visit, contribute or discuss any aspect of their child's
the school is sitting at around 40 students, divided into two composite
class has students from Kindergarten to year 2, and the senior class combines
years 3 through 6. Specialist teachers join the staff on different days of
the week for literacy, music, science and library. Also special HSIE sessions
are held. A hands on approach has been a huge success with the children and a
great way to learn. Dressing up and role playing to experience life
as it was at the turn of the 20th Century and in the Gold Rush are days the
children, teachers and parents never forget!
children in our area living a fair way from the cities, there's always a
few excursions to Sydney and Canberra included during the year. Science and
Natural History Museums, Aquariums, a Gold Mining Village, a school of the
past and The Paralympics have all been excursions thoroughly enjoyed by our
students (parents and teachers) in recent years!
an area rich in aboriginal and colonial history, excursions of our local
area are also included as part of our curriculum.
compete in many regional Small School Sporting Events, Interschool swimming
carnivals, Soccer Gala Days, AFL and Athletic Carnivals annually.
year we also have a few fun events. An Easter Hat Parade, or perhaps a Bush
Dance or Disco are extra-curricular activities that the children look forward
to, and participate in with enthusiasm.
Our end of
year function is not only an opportunity to showcase the many talents of
the students and award them for a year of hard work with presentations, but
it's also a community get-together...and very much enjoyed by everyone!
available for school lunches on Mondays, and is run by voluntary and dedicated
mothers. On all the other days of the week, the canteen is open to buy
ice-blocks, drinks, yoghurt bars etc, thanks to the thoughtfulness of the
teaching and clerical staff.
Our Recent Achievements
The partnership between home
and school has fostered high expectations for students, parents and teachers. Results from
external assessment tasks are one of the many areas in which our students continue to
Involvement in various
charity events have encouraged our students to think about, and be supportive of those
who are less fortunate. Our participation in 'Fit Kids for Sick Kids' encouraged
parents and children to be more aware of healthy food habits as well as the benefits of
regular exercise. As regional winners of this award we are committed to improving
our students' health and fitness habits.
Strong community support for our students has enabled the provision of quality
playground resources through extensive fund raising activities and many working bees.
Parents working together have rebuilt pathways, installed equipment and landscaped
As state winners
of the 'Koolies' bread coupon competition, $3000 in funding towards a substantial
shade shelter has been provided.
Peer support programs
have played a significant part in developing leadership skills and shared responsibility
amongst our students.
Thanks for visiting us!
We hope you'll drop by again soon to read what's happening at our school.
Mr Peter Westren, Principal
Old Marulan Road, Tallong, NSW 2579
Phone/Fax: 02 4841 0292
Or email us any time!
Health Munch Shop...
A canteen that only sells fruit, juices and healthy lunch snacks.
Daily fitness program ...
that also develops sporting skills.
Promote Road Safety ...
Planning with parents, local council and the Roads and Traffic Authority.
Construction of an off street set down and pick up zone, and safe turn around area through community and council initiatives.
Address road safety through class programs and community sessions.
Our office is open three days per week, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 8.30am until 3.30pm.
Wishing everyone a successful 2004!