Engagement and Community
March 13, 2020
This week, we welcomed a significant number of visitors to TIGS as part of our Open Day events. During Tuesday morning, 11 groups – each comprising several families considering TIGS for their child’s education – embarked on guided tours of the length and breadth of the school site. I had the pleasure of leading two tours ably assisted by some wonderful students from Year 7 and Year 11. Over the course of the morning, we visited classrooms, took part in demonstrations, dropped in on rehearsals for this year’s School Production, and spoke with several students and teachers about learning at TIGS. As we walked the School, I began to wonder what a visitor to TIGS would take home at the end of their visit – what are the most striking things about life at TIGS? The conclusion I reached, and it’s one I’m happy to share with you, is that engagement and community are the common themes that run through every inch of TIGS life. Taking on the fresh perspective of our visitors, you can see it in the way students conduct themselves with maturity and purpose between lessons, in the way they interact with teachers and each other in classes across the school, and in the way they talk about their experiences at TIGS when posed with unscripted questions from visitors. At every opportunity, our students demonstrate that they are actively engaged with school life, that they are aware of their contribution to the warm and productive culture we enjoy at TIGS and that in so many ways, they are flourishing in a community that is built on Christian care.
I would like to thank everyone involved in the Open Day itself – both teachers and students, but particularly to those who do so much behind the scenes to make these, and other school events, so successful.
Year 12 Parent Teacher Interviews – Monday 6 April
We will be using the booking system Parent Teacher On-Line (PTO) for all Parent Teacher Interviews this year. Year 12 Parents will be emailed their login details on Tuesday, 24 March and the booking system will be accessible from 5.00pm that day. Please make sure the School has a current email address to ensure your login details are sent to the correct place.
If you have any questions regarding Parent-Teacher Interviews please contact Courtney Hinch at [email protected]
TIGS had the privilege of having a visit from the NSW Waratahs last week, visit the Rugby Union page on OLLE for a full report and photos. A report on AICES Open Boys Basketball can also be found on OLLE.