Principal's Message


As an Early Years to Year 12 Catholic, co-educational College, Tenison Woods is renowned for its academic achievement, wonderful facilities, strong pastoral care program, close involvement of families and safe, supportive learning environment.

At Tenison Woods College we say:

                Every learner has a place.

                Every learner has a pathway.

                Every learner will shine.

This is our challenge and our celebration.

In practical terms, this means that our dedicated staff see and celebrate the competent individual child or adolescent, with their own needs, pathway and gifts.  Our staff are committed to the individual wellbeing (place) and learning (pathway) needs of each learner so that they are well prepared to shine for the next stage of their life, whether that be further study or the world of work.

Our Flexible Learning Program for senior students enables them to manage work, study and academic success in a program that caters specifically for their individual needs.

Students with special learning needs benefit from creative and customised learning programs to bring out their special gifts and talents.

At Tenison Woods College we understand that each member of our community is a learner and each member is a teacher.  This ultimately means that we value mutual relationships that foster inquiry, collaboration and innovation. 

As a Catholic College we value social justice, community service and student leadership. Our motto ‘Let Your Light Shine’ challenges all students to reach their full potential as citizens for a global community.


David Mezinec



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.