Our Approach

Local Excellence, Global Possibilities

By creating a nurturing culture where learning is paramount, our students are in the ideal environment to achieve their individual best. Our cohesive educational structure ensures that TIGS students develop the gift of lifelong learning. Academic excellence is the ambition of both our students and staff, and we believe our school’s record of success is achieved by combining these four key components:

  • The effort students put into their studies
  • The expertise of our staff
  • The opportunities provided at TIGS
  • The involvement of families determined to provide the best for their children.

Our collective success is illustrated by TIGS’ outstanding record with typically 85 to 90% of our students offered university placement, the majority before they sit their exams at the end of Year 12.

We are proud to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) teaching framework in the Junior School. With its focus on developing the whole child with skills for lifelong learning, the IB helps your child become an independent thinker – while having the support of world-class academics and teachers. An IB education transforms your child as they learn, through dynamic cycles of inquiry, action and reflection. Your child will be encouraged to try different approaches to learning and to take responsibility for their own educational progress as they explore how knowledge itself is constructed. In this way, the IB fosters a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond intellectual development and academic success.

Key to the IB approach is an individualised style of learning, which recognises that every student learns in their own way and from their own perspective. We believe the best results are achieved through a flexible and individually-driven framework.