Experiencing Life in Year 7
March 19, 2021
Try TIGS Year 7
One of the challenges we faced last year with COVID-19 restrictions was how to promote our School when we weren’t able to have visitors onsite. As was the case with a lot of businesses, we had to go online to engage with people who were considering our School. It was not easy.
The ability to have visitors back onsite has been one of the highlights of this year so far. We had an extremely positive Open Day on Tuesday 9 March with many guests visiting the campus, and a similarly encouraging and well-attended Try TIGS day last Tuesday 16 March.
Tuesday’s Try TIGS day gave current Year 6 students an opportunity to experience life and learning in the Senior School prior to their commencement in 2022. Our Year 6 cohort from the Junior School were joined by 47 students external to TIGS, making a total of 107 students on the day. In the morning, the students participated in lessons in Maths, English, Science and HSIE (History); while in the afternoon, students chose from a variety of Masterclass options including Woodwork, Coding, Soccer, Music Composition, Visual Arts and Outdoor Education.
I had the privilege of overseeing the day and was able to move around and see the students engaging in their learning. I couldn’t have been more thrilled at the way the students embraced the challenges of tuition in the Senior School. It was such a joy to behold. I was also thrilled at the way TIGS staff had enthusiastically planned and executed a rich suite of creative and compelling educational experiences for the students. It was a wonderful promotion of our School.
An addition to our Try TIGS offering for Year 6 this year was the opportunity for parents to take a tour of the School. Around 20 families took up the offer to participate in the tours which were conducted by some of our senior leaders. It was gratifying to hear TIGS parents say how valuable it was to be able to go into the classrooms and see the students at work. For many it was the closest they had come to seeing first-hand the real business of learning at TIGS.
The events of the last couple of weeks has reminded me what an exceptional School TIGS is. We have a great story to tell, and it has been a delight to be able to participate in the telling of that story this week. It has also been a pleasure to see students and parents savour the taste of a TIGS education. Congratulations and well done to all involved!