Students working on their PYP projects

Celebrations All Round!

October 30, 2020  
Head of Junior School - Ms Geneva Clayton

Primary Years Programme (PYP) Exhibition

Congratulations to our Year 6 students on an outstanding Primary Years Programme (PYP) Exhibition. Despite the challenges that the year has presented for these students, they have grown in resilience, have demonstrated the capacity to be independent, self-reflective and developed an awareness of the wider world that surrounds them. They have shown a true appreciation for each other, our school and themselves as learners.

This year’s PYP exhibition was simply spectacular and we have been truly blown away by the incredible learning that has taken place. The PYP Exhibition is a significant event in the Primary Years Programme, where students participate in a culminating project known as the ‘Exhibition’. Students engage in a collaborative inquiry process that involves them identifying, investigation and offering solutions to real-life issues or problems. Students demonstrate their capacity to generate deep meaningful lines of inquiry based on an area of interest, connected to the world. The process itself requires students to demonstrate all of the learning attributes and dispositions that they have developed throughout their experience within the Primary Years Programme. There is an important component of ‘taking action’ providing students with the capacity to consider how they can make a difference to our world. Connecting to our community and sharing through the process of an exhibition, allows our students to demonstrate their understanding of what they have learnt and to identify how their project makes a difference to our world.

Please join me in congratulating the Year 6 students of 2020 for an outstanding PYP Exhibition, their Year 6 teachers Mrs Dorothy Segar and Mr Andrew Carroll, Mrs Anna Carswell, Stage 3 Coordinator, Mrs Karen Wallace our PYP Coordinator, Mrs Rebecca Grneski, Junior School Admin, and our many mentors and Junior School staff.

Celebrations of learning continued this week and students were thrilled to be able to share their learning with their families live.  It was encouraging to see so many families jump on to the live link and then return to view after the event.  Thank you for your support as we return to our events this term.

A Few Key Updates

Stage 2 Instrumental Concert | Tuesday 10 November (Week 5)

Our annual Stage 2 (Year 3 and Year 4) Instrumental Music Concert will be a ‘live’ event and can be accessed via the link that will be placed on the Year 3 and Year 4 OLLE page. The performances times are:

11.00am – Year 3
1.30pm – Year 4


Junior School Day Camps (Week 6)

We are thrilled to be able to provide day camp experiences for our students this year. Correspondence regarding these camps has been communicated with families earlier this week. Please note the following date/day changes:

Monday 16 November – Year 5, Mt Keira Scout Camp

Wednesday 18 November – Year 6, Mt Keira Scout Camp

Thursday 19 November – Year 3, Onsite at TIGS

Friday 20 November – Year 4, Onsite at TIGS

All camps will run from 9.00am until 2.45pm.


Year 2 Progression and Infants’ Pageant

Our wonderful Year 2 Progression and Infants’ Pageant will now be recorded on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 November and will be released to families on Tuesday 1 December.

Thank you for your understanding as we amend current formats to reflect the considerations required currently. The careful planning, preparing and recording of our students ensures that they are best prepared for this special event.


Welcome New Students

We welcome Kikki to Year 3 this week. We thank all of Kikki’s wonderful school buddies who are ensuring that she is settling in with ease. Kikki is delighted to become a part of our beautiful community and I thank you for welcoming her, and her older brothers in Senior School to TIGS.


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