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If you have yet to register as an old scholar please click here.

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Old Scholars Are an Integral Part of the History, Tradition and Future of Tenison Woods College

Catholic Education in Mount Gambier has a long and proud history stretching back over 135 years incorporating St Joseph’s School (1908-1952), St Mary’s School (1958-1981), Marist Brothers Agricultural College (1931-1971), Mater Christi College (1953-1971), Tenison College (1972-2000), St Paul’s School Junior Co-ed (1916-1952), St Paul’s School (1972-2000) and Tenison Woods College (2001-current).

We invite all old scholars, past parents, friends and former staff members to reconnect through our Friends of Tenison committee. Join us for reunions, seminars and other activities to maintain an association with Tenison Woods College and to reconnect with former friends.

Join our Friends of Tenison Working Party.


Are You Planning a School Reunion?

Contact the Principal to see how we can assist you with the planning of your reunion. If you are planning a reunion, we can assist you with tours, room hires, magazine photos, or why not consider a mass held at the college or attending a parish mass. We can connect you with Staff and more. 
Please contact Principal, Mr. David Mezinec at Tenison Woods College on (08) 8724 4613 or email

Please refer to the Reunion Checklist to assist you. Click here to download the checklist. 


Shining Light Awards

Tenison Woods College and its predecessors, St Paul’s School, Tenison College, Marist Brothers Agricultural College, Mater Christi College, St Mary’s School & St Joseph’s College, value the contributions of all students past and present. The “Shining Light” Awards recognise significant contributions by former students, staff or catholic community members to the local and global community. By recognising these outstanding citizens, the College hopes to inspire current and future students, as well as celebrating the rich history of Catholic education in South East South Australia. Each year in October, we celebrate a group of shining lights who have been nominated and selected as worthy recipients.




2021 Shining Light Awards - Full Length Presentation: 

2021 Shining Light Recipients Individual Story Videos - Click recipient name below:


2019 Shining Light Recipients Click on each name to view their individual story.


2018 Shining Light Recipients Click on each name to view their individual story.


2017 Shining Light Recipients Click on each name to view their individual story.


2016 Shining Light Recipients Click on each name to view their individual story.


Nominate an old scholar or member of our College community for a Shining Light Award.

Tenison Woods College respectfully acknowledges the Boandik people are the First Nations people of the Mount Gambier South Eastern region of South Australia and pay respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, past, present and emerging.