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Community Coffee Catchup


Join us for a coffee and catch up on Wednesday, 29th June 2022 at 9am in the Beehive.

Congratulations Sarah & Heather


Congratulations to Sarah Byrne and Heather Docherty who have been awarded by the Department of Education for achieving Highly Accomplished or Lead Teacher status by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).

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Inspiring Excellence Awards


The Inspiring Excellence awards are given to one child per year level who demonstrates a positive commitment to their learning. This year's recipients are:

  • Yasmin Sandhu
  • Harvey Bond
  • Ella Bond
  • Eva Watson
  • Stella Ricci
  • Matilda Shannon
  • Archie Leigh

The Hindmarsh Shield recipient is selected from this list of children. This child is selected as the overall winner of the Inspiring Excellence award. This year we presented this to Ella Bond. These awards are a fantastic recognition of children in our community who consistently demonstrate the Character Strength of Love of Learning and Perseverance towards each and every learning opportunity.

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TWCS School Concert 2021


On Thursday 16th September our 2021 School Concert was held at the Christian Family Centre, Seaton. The concert was called "In the beginning" and told the story of God's Creation through days 1-7. The students dressed in a plethora of costumes, dancing, singing and playing instruments such as ocarinas, belle plates, ukuleles, recorders and bucket drumming. They also used body percussion to create rainstorm! The 5/6's treated us to a rap battle and to finish the whole school performed "In the Beginning" by Andrew Chinn

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2021 House Leaders


Congratulations to our 2021 House Leaders. our school community gathered to listen to the Year 6 students present their speeches for voting of House Leader.

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Inspiring Excellence 2020


Congratulations to the following students who received an 'Inspiring Excellence' award for their commitment for displaying dedication to their learning, endeavouring to improve an area of challenge and exhitbiting many of the character strengths or espousing a sprituality aligned to St Mary of the Cross MacKillop and Fr Julian Tenison Woods.

Reception - Grace, Year 1 - Annika, Year 2 - Mira, Year 3 - William, Year 4 - Marissa, Year 5 - Nathaniel, Year 6 - Abigail.

Annika was the recipient of the Hindmarsh Award voted by staff for her overall commitment to learning.

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Capturing the Spirit Awards 2020


The Capturing the Spirit awards are presented to two graduating students who throughout their time at Tenison Woods have reflected the Tenison Ten and the Josephite traditions along with the spirit of Fr Julian Tenison Woods and St Mary of the Cross MacKillop. 

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Fresh look at Australia's first Saint


To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the canonisation of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop 4 year 6 students, Ruby, Olivia, Amiel and Rose have produced their own unique visual interpretations of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop. 

Full story is available on The Southern Cross website.


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School Fees Reduced in 2021


Today we welcomed Fr Philip Marshall and Bruno Vieceli to announce the unprecedented move, that the South Australian Commission for Catholic Schools (SACCS) will reduce school fees at every Catholic parish primary school in the state in 2021.


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National Reconciliation Week 2020


National Reconciliation Week started in 1993 as a week of prayer for Reconciliation. Religious communities worked together to pray for reconciliation between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous people.

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