Tarrawanna Public School

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Telephone02 4284 4399


What we offer

Extra-Curricular Activities

Tarrawanna Public School provides an extensive range of co-curricular activities for your child to discover and develop their skills and talents. Various programs involve activities that are aimed at developing important skills in leadership, communication, performance, creativity, decision-making, cooperation and service. From dramatic arts and music to debating and peer support, co-curricular activities are a vital component of the Tarrawanna triangle and essential to growing well-rounded students, building student’s self-confidence and further enhancing their connectedness to the school.

The school boasts an exciting creative arts program, enabling your child to enjoy a rich array of media, with fantastic opportunities for ceramics, sculpture, dance, drama, music, and more.

Your child will also have the opportunity to participate in many other programs including; coding, gardening, lego league, music, choir, STEM, environmental education and our permaculture garden, Southern Stars, Dance Festival and a variety of school excursions.

Permaculture Garden

Here at Tarrawanna Public School we are lucky enough to be apart of The Living Classroom Project. This is a revolutionary new education program that is leaving behind the classic rows and columns of the classroom for the dynamic interactions offered by the natural world.

It is an outdoor learning program where students learn practical life skills like designing their own vegetable gardens, growing and then preparing their own food. Children also learn the importance of regenerative practices such as soil building, water saving and composting, all while getting out in nature and being active.

Our Living Classroom is a fully functioning permaculture garden located in the centre of our school. Each year, students in Year 3 are ‘garden ambassadors’, where they spend one day every fortnight out in the garden learning about the importance of regenerative practices such as soil building, planting trees, water saving and composting, all while getting out in nature and being active and growing amazing produce.  

It is much more than simply a garden where we grow food. In many ways, it is an integral part of our school identity. Produce from our garden is often used in cooking classes to make banana bread, pumpkin soup or spinach and cheese pastries. 

What do we have growing in our garden?

An endless variety of vegetables:

  • Our 4-season vegetable garden produces an abundance of seasonal veggies and herbs all year round

Over 30 fruit trees including:

  • Several banana trees
  • Citrus trees including oranges, limes, native finger limes, lemons, mandarins – and a couple of each!
  • Several macadamia trees
  • Mulberry tree 
  • Pawpaw tree
  • Guava trees
  • ... and many more!

Anyone and everyone is welcome to come in for a wander through the garden. We would love to show you around!



The benefits of music education are immense and highly beneficial to students. Music positively impacts a child’s academic performance, assists in developing social skills, and provides an outlet for creativity that is crucial to a child’s development.

Tarrawanna Public School we provide students from Kindergarten through to Year 6 the opportunity to engage in weekly music lessons. These lessons are deliveryed by Mr Mark Holder-Keeping, a highly skilled teacher and musician who comes to us from the Conservatory of Music, Wollongong.  

Students have the opportunity to learn musical concepts using a wide range of instruments. 
It is terrific to see all the children so engaged

Hiring our facilities

You may apply to use our school’s facilities for appropriate purposes provided your hiring of the facility doesn't interfere with our teaching and learning programs.

We assess each application on a case-by-case basis. Find out more at Using school facilities.

If you’re interested in hiring our facilities, contact us for details.