Tungamah is a small agricultural township with a population of about 300 people on the Boosey Creek, 30 kilometers south west of Yarrawonga in North East Victoria. Most students are drawn from within the town itself; however, two bus routes also bring around 20 students from the nearby rural communities of Burramine South, Lake Rowan and St. James.
The school was established in 1880 in Barr Street and moved to its present Tower Street site in 1972. In addition to the complex of three classrooms, an administration block and library, the site includes a 25 metre swimming pool which is available to the general public outside school hours.
The school also consists of a large Outdoor Learning Center. This facility was built using funding from the Building Education Revolution initiative.
At Tungamah Primary School we promote and actively encourage strong, positive relationships. Our values program Tunga Kids are Friendly Kids and BounceBack aim to explicitly teach and engage students in conversations about being resilient and bouncing back from situations.
Tungamah Lions Breakfast Club Mornings
On Thursday mornings from 8am onwards, the Tungamah Lions Club run our morning breakfast program. Ybonne and Carol come along every Thursday morning and supply the students with toast and juice.
We are so lucky to have this program running and we would like to thank the Tungamah Lions Club for providing our school with this program.
Breakfast is one of the most important things kids can have each morning to help them learn and focus on their work at school.
The students enjoy this program very much and we once again thank the Lions Club for running this important program.
Parents are also welcome to come along and with their child and have some breakfast if they would like too.
Foundation - Grade 2
Today Miss Purcell and the junior students have been working hard on their literacy skills. The students worked in groups to expand on their vocabulary using a picture dictionary. The students will be using their dictionaries to help with their grammar, writing and spelling skills everyday. The students may take home their dictionary with their reader satchel but it must be returned everyday to assist with our literacy tasks.
Wednesday 8th June 2016
Week 9 Term 2 Notice
There will be no Auskick tonight, Wednesday 8th June due to the weather conditions. This Saturday 11th June, there will be a game of Auskick at Katandra during the Tungamah vs Katandra senior’s half time break. The students that wish to play in this game are required to attend with their parents and wear their football gear for the game. Tom Wren will meet the students at the game. A change of clothes / towel may be needed after the game!
Good luck to everyone who will play in the match. I am looking forward to hearing about how it goes!
Sadly, over the winter month’s staff members do get sick and are required to take some time off to recover. Here at Tungamah Primary School we are endeavouring to have 2 staff members on at all times. Thank you for the parent feedback regarding this issue.
Cadbury Chocolate Fundraiser
Today we are sending home the Cadbury chocolate fundraiser boxes to those families who have ordered them. The envelopes for these are due back in week 1 term 3. Thank you to everyone who has been able to help out with this fundraiser.
If you have any concerns or questions regarding the above points, please do not hesitate to give Chrissy a call on 5748 5627 to discuss. Have a fantastic long weekend!
Expression of Interest School Breakfast Club Program 2016
Auskick will begin on Wednesday 20th April 2016 at Tungamah Primary School starting at 4.30pm. Tom Wren will be coaching these sessions for 45 minutes. There will be 8 sessions in total every Wednesday afternoon.
Auskick is open to all community students for free. If you would like an official Auskick pack students will need to register and pay online with Auskick.
Apologies to any student who had registered online and went to Auskick last night at the Tungamah football grounds. The AFL Auskick team advertised the incorrect details. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call Chrissy on 5748 5627.
We are looking forward to seeing you all next Wednesday!