Tenison Woods College

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Coordinates: 37°49′47″S 140°45′17″E / 37.829684°S 140.754588°E / -37.829684; 140.754588

Tenison Woods College
Location
Mount Gambier, South Australia
Information
Type Private
Established 2001
School district Limestone Coast
Principal Mr David Mezinec
Staff 150+
Grades R-12
Number of students 1300+
Colour(s) Navy Blue and black
Website

Tenison Woods College is a co-educational Roman Catholic R-12 school in Mount Gambier, South Australia. It is named after the pioneer priest, scientist and educator Fr. Julian Tenison Woods in recognition of his contribution to Catholic education. It was established in 2001 as an R-12 Catholic college as a result of the efforts of the Parish of Mount Gambier, the Boards and community of Tenison College and St. Pauls Primary School. The school's motto is Let Your Light Shine (from Matthew 5:16) which is displayed on the school logo. Tenison Woods College has over 1300 students and over 150 staff members.

Development[edit]

Tenison Woods has continued improving in academic, sporting and available facilities. The school has recently opened the Aston Fields, which include a full sized soccer field and is currently building the flexible learning centre, a multi-million dollar double story expansion for the senior students. Its sporting achievements include winning the year 10 South Australian State Girls Netball Final.

Education[edit]

Tenison Woods has a high TER (tertiary entrance rank) result. An average of 23% of students from 2007[1] to 2009[2] received a TER of 90 or higher, whilst an average of 45% received a TER of 80 or higher over the same period.[1][2]

Tenison Woods is one of a few schools that has a system where from year 10, the student starts the next year level a few months earlier (for example, if the student is in year 11, the last semester/term of the year they go into year 12 ).[citation needed] This helps students prepare for year 12 examinations by giving them more study time.[specify]

Tension Woods College offers a course Generations in Jazz Academy.[3] According to the schools website, the course contains an excellent balance of performance and academic units. It can be undertaken on a one year, full-time basis.[4] The course involves, Improvisation, Jazz Theory Aural Training, Jazz History, Large Ensemble and Business of Music.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Results & Award Winners for 2007" (PDF). Mount Gambier, South Australia: Tenison Woods College. 2007. p. 2. Retrieved 19 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Year 12 Results 2009". Mount Gambier, South Australia: Tenison Woods College. 2009. Archived from the original on 19 January 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "GIJ Academy". Mount Gambier, South Australia: Tenison Woods College. 2007. Archived from the original on 19 January 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "About the course". Mount Gambier, South Australia: Tenison Woods College. 2007. Archived from the original on 19 January 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2011. It is the only course in Australia, including Universities that will offer this unit as 80 minutes a day, five days a week ... Your first performance will be as special guests with James Morrison at the Generations in Jazz weekend. 

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