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Dedication of a Memorial to Steven Whitehead

On Thursday 14 December at 12.00 midday family, friends and former work colleagues, will gather with Fr Michael for the dedication of a memorial and prayers in memory of former student, Steven Whitehe...


End of Year Graduations and Award Presentations

On Tuesday 5 December we celebrated the graduation of our Year 5 and Year 9 students, as they finish up in their current sub-school and prepare themselves for the transition into Middle and Senio...

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Year 12 Graduation

The 2017 Year 12 Graduation was not only an opportunity to celebrate the journey of the students in our community over the years, but also an opportunity to wish them well as they greet life and take ...

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Jessica Herring
Public Relations and Events Graphic Design and Marketing Coordinator (08) 8724 4671

Upcoming Events

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Whole School Assembly

Date: Friday 13 April
Time: 12:00pm - 1:10pm

We wrap up term 1 with the Whole School Assembly.

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Year 3 - 7 Sports Day

Date: Friday 6 April
Time: 9:00am - 3:20pm

Our up-and-coming sports stars pop on their house colours and compete in the Year 3-7 sports day!

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Penola 2019 Year 8 Information Evening

Date: Wednesday 4 April
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm

The 2019 Year 8 Information Evening is an opportunity for families and prospective students from the Penola and surronding areas to discover what our amazing College can offer.

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College Twilight Tour

Date: Wednesday 28 March
Time: 6:00pm

The Twilight Tour is an opportunity for interested families to come and see the school grounds and the facilities on offer.

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2018 South East Field Days

Date: Friday 16 March
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Tenison Woods College will be at the Field Days to answer any questions about the College and its facilities.

Recent Videos

Lorraine and Ken Gazzard 2016 Shining Light Award Recipients

Lorraine and Ken Gazzard 2016 Shining Light Award Recipients

Well-known local business owners and community members Lorraine and Ken Gazzard received a Shining Light Award in 2016. The Gazzard family has had a long association with Tenison Woods College and its predecessor schools for several decades, with their six children, and 11 of their 14 grandchildren attending the school. Lorraine’s work as part of the former Mother’s club and Parents and Friends committee played a pivotal part in fundraising for the development of the hall. Take a closer look at Lorraine and Ken’s connection to the college.
Jessica Braithwaite 2016 Shining Light Award Recipient

Jessica Braithwaite 2016 Shining Light Award Recipient

While at school at St Paul’s Jessica Braithwaite was school captain in Year 7 and was involved in debating and public speaking when she reached Tenison College. She’s since gone on to complete a double degree in Journalism and International studies and pursue a career in the media. Her desire to give back to those less fortunate saw her volunteer in orphanages overseas and she also continues to dabble in music on the side. Take a look at Jessica’s journey so far.
Tony Pasin 2016 Shining Light Award Recipient

Tony Pasin 2016 Shining Light Award Recipient

Tony Pasin attended St Paul’s and Tenison College and went on to graduate from university with degrees in law and economics. After returning to Mount Gambier, he opened his own legal practice and represented local farmers, residents and businesses. Now married and a father of two, Tony has always believed in standing up for his local community, which led him to serve as a councillor with the City of Mount Gambier between 2003 and 2010. He was elected as the Federal Member for Barker in 2013 and considers himself an advocate for the people to ensure that the views of local communities throughout the electorate are heard in the Federal Parliament. Take a look at how his education at Tenison has shaped his path.
Eric Roughana 2016 Shining Light Award Recipient

Eric Roughana 2016 Shining Light Award Recipient

To say that Shining Light Award recipient Eric Roughana is community minded is certainly an understatement. At 90 years old, Eric is a former Marist Brother and has played a pivotal role in the timber industry, church, local sporting clubs, community groups and organisations such as Lions, Boandik Lodge and TAFE just to name a few. His community contributions are inspiring. Take a look at his journey in his own words.
2017 Reception Students

2017 Reception Students

Our Reception students are excited about starting school on Monday January 30, 2017.
Cristina D'Agostino 2016 Shining Light Award Recipient

Cristina D'Agostino 2016 Shining Light Award Recipient

Talented performer Cristina D'Agostino is a Shining Light recipient in 2016. Cristina attended St Paul’s Primary School, Tenison College and Tenison Woods College, and for all those who knew her throughout that time, it was pretty clear that her path as a performer was already set. She began dancing and performing from the age of three, regularly participated in eisteddfods and dance competitions all over the country, in addition to drama performances at school. She went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts Music Theatre from the University of Ballarat in 2008 and has since appeared in nine musical stage shows. Take a look at some of her experiences.
National Refugee Week Courage Film

National Refugee Week Courage Film

As part of National Refugee Week, we spoke to some of our students who have had refugee experiences and are now a big part of our local community. We hear what courage means to them and learn the most important message, to be brave and be yourself.
It's A Journey We Make Together

It's A Journey We Make Together

Ice Bucket Challenge - the video

Ice Bucket Challenge - the video

You've seen the photographs, now here’s the video! Tenison Woods College Principal David Mezinec and Deputy Principal Nathan Hayes have completed the #icebucketchallenge and now it’s time for Member for Mount Gambier, Troy Bell, and Member for Barker, Tony Pasin to take on the challenge. Thanks to Year 12 students Mitch and Rory for helping to compile the video.
Tenison Woods College Early Learning Centre

Tenison Woods College Early Learning Centre