PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN TOORA PRIMARY SCHOOL AND THE WIDER COMMUNITY

At Toora Primary School we strive to build and strengthen relationships within the school community and the local community to improve student learning and wellbeing and broaden experiences for all students.

RAC AUSTRALIA   VIPLUS DAIRIES   TOORA PEAR ORCHARD  STOCKYARD GALLERY  TOORA CREATIVE ARTS CENTRE   TOORA BOWLING CLUB      ESSO AUSTRALIA     TOORA FOODWORKS

ESSO AUSTRALIA
Esso, through the Gippsland Basin joint venture between Esso and BHP Billiton, has been investing in the local Gippsland community for the past 50 years and in Toora Primary school over many years.
Each year schools are invited to apply for funding through the ESSO Bright Futures program.   This program has a strong focus in the Science and technlogy areas, ensuring local children have access to effective educatoinal programs that increase their competency and interest in the areas of science and maths.  We are very proud of our partnership with Esso and very grateful for the funding provided to date to enhance our students learning.
TOORA FOODWORKS
Anish Singla and everyone at Toora Foodworks work very hard to ensure students of Toora Primary School have the very best opportunities possible for their learning.  Toora Foodworks donated 10,000 in 2017 to have split system air conditioning installed throughout the school.
 "Anish recognised the need for air conditioning after a bout of extremely hot weather and talking to his customers - many of whom are families/students/staff of Toora PS"
Anish Singla of Toora Foodworks presenting a cheque for $10000.00 to Acting Principal Bob Tinker and students  of Toora PS

NATIONAL SCHOOL CHAPLAINCY PROGRAM

Since 2008 Toora Primary School has employed a part-time secular Student Welfare Worker funded through the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Worker Program. This has been a successful program supporting students’ emotional and social development and providing support to staff and parents. Unfortunately the funding ceased early in 2014. The school community will need to determine if they wish to apply to become a part of the newly established National School Chaplaincy Program that will commence in 2015.

 

 

 RAC AUSTRALIA

Toora Primary School has been fortunate to be in partnership with the Toora Wind Farm from its inception in 2009.  Initially the Wind Farm was a motivator for whole school science learning and developed into ongoing funding to support teaching and learning throughout the school enabling netbooks and iPads to be purchased and updated providing one-on-one access for all students. Toora Primary School greatly appreciates the generous sponsorship provided by RATCH Australia.

Josephine (Jo) Dart - Community Relations & EA to Business Development Team for RATCH AUStralia pictured here with students utilising their new Netbooks.

VIPLUS DAIRIES

The closure of the Bonlac factory on 30th June 2000 impacted negatively on the Toora Primary School community.  VIPLUS Dairies has recently purchased the factory and is operating a viable business which has provided local employment and a positive outcome for the iconic building.

 VIPLUS and the school community have exchanged ideas and the students are excited by the prospect of VIPLUS plans to develop a dairy museum and a community garden on their site.

VIPLUS generously donated funds to Toora Primary School to re-establish a school canteen. Modifications to the sports stadium kitchen and the purchase of equipment have recently taken place. The school looks forward to offering canteen one day a week in the near future.


ViPlus Dairy Donation to Toora Primary School

TOORA HERITAGE PEAR ORCHARD

Students explore the Toora Heritage Orchard as part of their school curriculum (Our Community). They also support the Annual Pear Party by creating art works and writing pieces for exhibition to showcase their talents and appreciation of this wonderful community asset.

Student Portrait works          Toora PS Artwork for the Toora  Pear Party
    Artwork for the Pear Party

STOCKYARD GALLERY - Life Aquatic competition / GREAT SOUTHERN PORTRAIT PRIZE

An important component of the Arts curriculum is to provide students with the opportunity to create art works to present to an audience.  Toora Primary School values annual participation in the - Life Aquatic competition and the GREAT SOUTHERN PORTRAIT PRIZE as it allows students to present to a wider audience.

Mr Walter Birkenbeil & Mrs Di Farmer conducted portrait workshops over several sessions in readiness for the Great Southern Portrait Prize. Mr Walter Birkenbeil & Mrs Di Farmer conducted portrait workshops over several sessions in readiness for the Great Southern Portrait Prize.

Student Portrait works Student Portrait works

Student Portrait works Student Portrait works Student Portrait works


TOORA CREATIVE ARTS CENTRE

Senior students regularly visit the Toora Arts Centre to attend exhibitions and to participate in talks / workshops. Toora Arts Centre provides valuable learning experiences for our students and also reinforces the sense of belonging and community.

 


TOORA BOWLS CLUB
  

Toora Bowls Club annually provides lawn bowls workshops and barbecue lunches for Toora Primary School senior students at their grounds. This introduces students to a new sport, teaches the rules and code of conduct when visiting the Bowls Club and supports the building of respectful relationships between our students and older members of our local community.

Grade 6 Graduation Dinner 

The grade 6 Graduation Dinner is always held at the Toora Bowls Club as it provides an intimate well- resourced venue to celebrate this very important milestone. Parent volunteers decorate the hall and prepare a delicious meal for students to share with their parents and school staff. Exit students return to assist on the evening and special guests present awards.

 


PROM VIEW LODGE (NURSING HOME) 

For many years our students have walked to the Prom View Nursing Home to spend time with the residents. Students have regularly joined in exercise sessions and performed for and with the residents (singing, dance, drama).  Students and residents have shared afternoon tea and conversation allowing time to develop relationships, learn about each other and develop respectful relationships.  Unfortunately with relocation to the new Foster facility in November 2013 and the recent sale of this community asset means this partnership is difficult to maintain. Residents have moved to the Foster facility creating a transport issue for the school.

Students entertain Prom View Lodge Residents
   


This site is a Toora School Community Project ~ 2017

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