eNews 19th May 2022

Issue 4


Acknowledgement of Country

I would like to begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians
of the land, the Bunurong people of the South-Eastern Kulin
Nation and recognise their continuing connection to the land, the 
bay, the wetlands and the community.

I would also like to pay my respects to the Elders, both past and
present and to those of the future, for they hold the memories, the
traditions, the cultures and the hopes of Aboriginal Australia.

Event Calendar

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Principal's Report

Latest news from Mr Whitworth.... TPS Primary School Landscape Vision

While we are very excited about the Shade Sails at the front of the school our State Government funding is providing us, we also want to draw attention to the landscape component that is being provided to us by a donated third party.  While most of this will be the re-development of the space, at the front of the school.

School Council’s Building and Grounds Sub Committee will be making a strong presence in how our future is laid out in phases 2 and 3.  A few years ago the vision of ‘indigenous and identity’ was established.  Indigenous was to represent native flora and identity was to pay respect to the decision to name our school houses after local animals.






Over the course of late 2021 and early 2022, our Building and Grounds, led by Paul King, has been instrumental in maintaining this vision, especially in their work at the front of the school.  Constant works in maintaining the neatness of the area and the upkeep of the  vision has been such an important symbol of this.

Phase 2&3 of our Project, represents the elements of our vision of a sensory garden development, enhancing the wellbeing at the school for all students.

While the long term landscape plan is still in development, we hope our first stage implementation gives the school community an idea of what is to come.

Wayne Whitworth


Fundraising - Colour Run

Our Fun Run Day is coming up fast, June 1st....

The Crazy Colour Day is all about Fun and it’s not that far away!!!

Have you created your child’s profile yet???

Jump online now to register to be part of a fantastic fundraiser for our school. It will be a huge colourful mess and is undoubtably one of the most exciting days on our school’s calendar, with everyone’s participation the aim, so please make sure they attend of the day and cheer the other kids on!

How do I create my child’s profile?

Firstly, go to schoolfunrun.com.au and create a student profile page.

Everything to do with your fundraising revolves around this page. The great thing about online fundraising is that you can share the link to your child’s profile with friends and family via email, SMS and Social Media.

Students who raise just $10 will be able to choose a prize! The more they raise, the better their reward – don’t forget to check these out in the sponsorship form!


Not only can you support the school and students with your sponsorship – but you can join in on the fun! We would love to welcome parents and family members to attend the Crazy Colour Day. If you would like to volunteer on the day, please get in touch.

The Week in Photos

Fun Experiments in Grade 1/2
VSSEC Grades 4/5B 5/6G 5/6M
Number Talks in Grade 3/4M 1/2s




The 3/4's loved adding to their number talk last week. During Maths the students are asked to share their thoughts, knowledge and ideas about a random number on the board. 

They are build their confidence through listening to each other in the session and begin to add their own understandings to the board throughout the 15 minute whole class activity. 

The students were very proud of their of efforts in this photo and wanted to share with everyone how well they did. 

Grades 4/5 B 5/6G and 5/6M had opportunity to vist the Victorian Space Science Education Centre this week.

Education Week

Celebrating Education Week at Tootgarook Primary School

This year, Education Week runs from 22–28 May. The theme, ‘150 Years of Public Education’ commemorates the past, celebrates the present and imagines the future of education in Victoria.

Education Week is an opportunity for our primary school to highlight our education journey.

This year, Tootgarook Primary School will be 68 years old. On Monday July 12 1954 - Mrs. Wordsworth and her school children vacated the local hall and moved into the newly constructed Tootgarook Primary School No: 4661. Over the years we have seen many changes to our small community based school.

Tootgarook Primary School will be celebrating Education Week by running a variety of activities throughout the week and also the week before and after. Please see the attached flier to see these activities and opportunities families have to join us over the next few weeks.

Student Health Ambassadors

Student Health Ambassadors....

Student Health Ambassador leaders for 2022 

This team will be working toward making a cleaner and healthier school environment and students and their families in it.  We will together explore ways in which this can be done.  Each class with in Tootgarook have held votes on who they think would best represent their class after listening to well-prepared speeches their peers made as to why they should be part of the team.

We are pleased to announce 2022’s student Ambassadors:

F/1B Kara Ledwidge and Jax Curtis

1/2H Evie Robertson and Oliver Wilson

2W Gemma Andrews and Rocco Simmons

3/4C Isla DaCosta and Angus Locke

3/4B Levi Batton and Emma Leonard

4/5B Rhiannon Finn and Coraline Barker

5/6G Oscar Connelly and Sophie Sambrook

5/6M Fisher Sinclair and Eva Read.

We look forward to creating a healthier Tootgarook with these Ambassadors.

Clair Hill

Recently the Student Health Ambassadors had a meeting where we had a lovely lady, Marlene from Rosebud Bunnings come to help is recreate our garden.  She gave us lots of vegie. The winter vegies she gave us were cabbage, spinach, silver beet, peas, leeks, turnips, radishes, parsnips, cauliflower and broccoli. She even gave us 1000 wiggly worms to put in our worm farm.


On this very day the Student Health Ambassadors had to help plant all the vegies and put sugar cane around the plants in the garden.  When we finished with the plants we watered them with Seasol mixed in water, which kind of stank a lot.  Finally wee put 1000 worms in the worm farm. Then we said goodbye to Marlene.


By Rhiannon Finn and Coraline Baker.


State Schools Relief - Uniform Assistance

Uniforms items available to all students, see below for details....

Family Wellbeing with Sonia



Sonia is currently on leave updates will be provided as they become available.

See what is happening with afterschool activities at Jimmy's this week and what is available for adults and young people.
Address:827-829 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud 3939

Click on link for more details: Activity Schedule

Jimmy's offers Weekly Yoga, Meditation and Sound Healing for parents and carers.

Click on link for more info: Yoga

Acupuncture with Kerry is available Wednesday 12- 6 pm.    

For info and bookings click on link: Accupuncture

Naturopathy consults with Cherelle - Monday - Thursday 12-6 pm.
Click here to learn more: Naturopathy

If you have any questions, please give Jimmy's a call on
0475 277 131 

Don't forget to follow Jimmy's Sanctuary on Instagram to keep up to date with what's happening.

What's Happening....

* Walk Safely to School Day
* Year 6 Specialist Day
* Education Week
* Fun Run
* District Cross Country
* National Simultaneous Storytime
* Tootgarook Community Market
* Victorian Science Space Education Centre (VSSEC) 3/4s
* Boys Netball/ Girl's Footy
* Music Camp
* WLPs

20th May - This Friday is National Walk Safely to School Day. As in the past we would love to give our community the chance to walk to school together to raise awareness and celebrate this day!
21st May - Election Day Sausage Sizzle - Tootgarook Primary School, will be used as a voting poll location. 

22-27th May
- Education Week - check out the flyer for activities and opportunities to visit the school planned across the week!!!

24th May - Year 6 students are invited on a special day in Melbourne exploring topics relating to Music, Polish and Art.
The cost of this excursion is heavily reduced due to the First Call Fund subsiding the cost of ballet tickets and the transportation to and from the city ($55 per student!!!)

25th May - District Cross Country
25th May - National Simultaneous Storytime

28th May - W
e are currently looking for volunteers for the up coming market . Grades 5/6s are rostered on and students as well as parents/carers and community members  have the opportunity to assist on the day. If you could spare an hour or so it would be much appreciated. Please contact the off on 5985 2864 if you are able to assist. Thank you

The funds raised by the market are redirected to the school to enhance opportunities at TPS for students. Past funds have allowed us to purchase one to one notebooks for all students – iPads throughout the school – shade sails in the F-2 area – Robotics for whole school use – Interactive circuit boards for STEM – purchase of our bikes.

1st June -
Colour Fun Run

2nd June
- 3/4 students - This program is designed to give students a strong feel for the forces around them. The Victorian Space Science Education Centre will visit Tootgarook Primary School and provide materials and tools necessary for the students to work with the activities on the day. 

8th June - Boy's Netball and Girl's Footy Day

15-17th June - Music Camp

22nd June - Winter Lightening Prems

Community News

Net Set Go
FREE School HolidayEvent - Razzamatazz Family Variety Show
Job Vacancies - Village Glen - LGI Media - Peninsula Gas & Fuel


FREE School HolidayEvent @ TheThornburyTheatre Thanks to the generous sponsorship from businesses across Greater Melbourne, this incredible spectacle provides children of all abilities and backgrounds with an opportunity to experience world-class acts of astonishing magic and illusions, hilarious comedy and mind-blowing balancing and juggling acts.

Enjoy an inclusive, accessible and flexible environment with a relaxed attitude to audience noise and movement. Theatre doors will remain open, lights dimmed, and a designated quiet area will be available. If you can't attend the live show, watch a professionally filmed version of the show direct. 

SUNDAY 26th JUNE 2022 @ 11.00 am / 1.30 pm / 4.30 pm
MONDAY 27th JUNE 2022 @ 10.30am / 1.00pm / 6.00pm

Please the flyer below for booking details.

LGI Media are on the lookout for an Administrative Assistant to join our team in Sorrento. We are looking for someone with excellent customer service skills and time management. This position is currently part time (24hrs per week) over 4 days.


Some of the responsibilities include:

Administrative Tasks, including some data entry

Booking meetings and travel

Design catalogues


Please refer to the main job ad for further information about the position and if interested, please email a resume to info@lgimedia.com

Main Job Ad

Peninsula Gas & Fuel

WE ARE HIRING!! Looking for a fun, energetic & reliable person to join our awesome team!

Hours will be permanent part-time to possibly full-time. Shifts range between the hours of 6am to 5pm (happy to offer school hours to the right applicant if required) Monday to Friday and the occasional Saturday morning.

Position involves cash register work, assisting in our café and other retail tasks! Experience is not required as we will train any new team member on the job.

Please send resume to ashlee@peninsulagasandfuel.com.au