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Education & Children



Taroona Playgroup operates from the Taroona Community Hall in Batchelor Way

Every Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm during school terms

$3 per family per week + a piece of fruit to share


Taroona Playgroup is a "free play" environment for pre-school children, toddlers and babies. Children enjoy a wide range of toys, play equipment and activities including painting, drawing, sand-play, play-dough, music, craft and bike riding in a safe indoor-outdoor setting.

Playgroup is an excellent opportunity to meet other parents and carers of children in your local community.  Morning tea is provided.

Newcomers are always welcome throughout the year.

An annual membership fee of $25 per family ($18 concession) to the Playgroup Association of Tasmania covers insurance. Members can access toys for hire (through the Toy Library) and craft supplies for purchase as well as receiving a free ABC Baby Card (national discount card) and newsletter subscription. The Association organises community events such a the Teddy Bears Picnic and children's concerts.

Visit Taroona Playgroup or phone Amy on 0417551150.


Possums Playcentre

For 3 to 5 year olds.

Held at the Community Hall in Batchelor Way from 9 am -12 noon

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays during school terms

Possums Playcentre website


Our Schools

Taroona has a State Primary School with Kindergarten, and a State High School. The schools have adjoining campuses on land between Channel Highway and the Derwent foreshore.


High School


Primary School




Taroona Out of School Hours Care

Out of School Hours Care (TOSHCA) is facilitated by Lady Gowrie Centre and is held at the Primary School.




University - IMAS campus

A Campus of the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies  is located on the Taroona Foreshore at the end of Nubeena Crescent. 

Taroona IMAS campus