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Senior School Co-curricular Activities


THE ARTS Questions on The Arts can be directed to Mrs M Douglas on 4220 0249 or mdouglas@tigs.nsw.edu.au

Capture Club Day and Time: Thursday 1.05pm – 1.35pm Contact: Mrs D Goodman At Capture Club the budding photographer can capture eye-catching videos or photographs using digital cameras, learn to edit what has been captured in iPhoto, iMovie and Photoshop, They can create and publish slideshows and videos, become trained as official photographers and capture events that happen at school such as the Music & Drama Competition and Swimming Carnival. Students also create audio visual presentations of school events to show on assembly as well as creating or improving their own movies and photographs based on what they want to learn.

Choral8 Day and Time: Wednesday 1.05pm – 1.35pm Contact: Miss J McIntosh jmcintosh@tigs.nsw.edu.au Choral8 is a performance vocal group consisting of 8 members, singing a capella in four part harmony. This group is created for performances and events as a representative group and is selected from committed and passionate members of the choir. The membership of this group is changeable depending on the repertoire and the proposed event.

Ceramic Club Day and Time: Monday 1.05pm 1.35pm Contact: Mrs S Esposito sesposito@tigs.nsw.edu.au Ceramics Club is held weekly on Mondays at lunch-time for interested students from Years 7 - 9. Students explore many different ceramics techniques including hand building, glazing and ceramic painting. Participants are also encouraged to foster their own sense of self, developing confidence through the exploration of the creative process. This is a very hands-on workshop where the students can develop their creativity and design skills within a small group.

Dance6 Day and Time: Various days during the year Contact: Ms C James cjames@tigs.nsw.edu.au TIGS Dance Companies and Ensembles aim to foster the development of dance students, and provide performance opportunities that showcase excellence in this art form. The ensemble program also offers opportunities to students who are simply interested in dance and performance and wish to build on their skill and experience. TIGS Companies and Ensembles play a role in high profile events held throughout the school year as well as participate and compete in eisteddfods and events in the wider community.

Dramatix Day and Time: Friday 1.05pm – 1.35pm Contact: Ms J McIntosh jmcintosh@tigs.nsw.edu.au Dramatix is a co-curricular activity for all students, 7 - 12, whether they are drama enthusiasts or not. Throughout the course of the year members of the club will work on finding and enhancing their vocal, physical and mental skills for performance. The skills developed are inter-disciplinary in nature, enhancing confidence in creative writing, presentations, Leadership and teamwork. Most importantly Dramatix is exciting and fun, allowing students to channel their energy and creativity in a positive way, whilst mixing with their peers and forming new friendships.


Guitar Ensemble Day and Time: Tuesday 1.05pm – 1.35pm Contact: Mr S Dyos through The Arts department Guitar Ensemble rehearses weekly, focusing on improving ensemble and performance skills for guitar players from Years 7 - 10. Bassists and drummers are also welcome at this ensemble. There are opportunities for performance in Lunchtime Concerts on the Library Lawn. This ensemble is mentored by an experienced industry professional who tailors much of the repertoire to suit the needs of the students.

Jazz Band Day and Time: Tuesday 8.00am – 8.40am Contact: Mrs C Hollander chollander@tigs.nsw.edu.au Students in the Jazz Band have the opportunity to develop their skills in improvisation. With a repertoire that includes funk and jazz standards, this ensemble is always a hit at school events and when representing the school at private and public performances and festivals.

Production Day and Time: Monday and Wednesday 3.30pm – 4.45pm Contact: Mrs R Pinazza rpinazza@tigs.nsw.edu.au TIGS Annual Production is the highlight of the Arts year. Staged at the end of Term 2, it is open to all students from Years 7 - 11. Productions are all inclusive and are a great opportunity for students to become involved in all aspects of mounting a production from the orchestra, cast and crew to front of house, set design, technical team, make up and costume design. Recent musicals have included Les Miserables, Cats, West Side Story, The Boyfriend, Footloose, Oliver and The Secret Garden.

Senior Art Workshop Day and Time: Wednesday 3.30pm – 5.00pm Contact: Mrs S Esposito sesposito@tigs.nsw.edu.au The Senior Art Workshop is an opportunity for students in Years 11 and 12 to receive individual specialist help with their practical projects as well as participate in a range of practical workshops which include Etching, Painting, Photoshop, Studio Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture and Drawing.

Senior Choir Day and Time: Tuesday 1.05pm – 1.35pm Contact: Mr J Pinazza jpinazza@tigs.nsw.edu.au Senior Choir is a non-selective ensemble that allows students from the Senior School to develop and enhance their vocal skills. Working in four-part harmony, the choir allows for students to find their own voice, whilst also developing their musicianship skills in listening, reading music and performance. Senior choir explores a variety of repertoire to suite all voice levels and student taste. Performance opportunities such as School Events, Wollongong eisteddfod and The Christmas Celebration enhance the group’s confidence whilst also building strong friendships within the ensemble. I recommend senior choir for any students who enjoy singing and hope to meet new friends of all ages.


Senior Orchestra Day and Time: Monday 3.30pm – 4.45pm Contact: Mrs J Hitchcock jhitchcock@tigs.nsw.edu.au The Orchestra is comprised of woodwind, brass, percussion and string players of all ages and abilities across the senior school. In the first semester this ensemble forms the Production Orchestra and in second semester builds repertoire with a view to School performances such as Carols, Presentation Day and Year 12 Graduation. The Orchestra has also toured internationally and participates in skills development days with professional musicians.

Senior Strings Day and Time: Monday 8.00am – 8.40am Contact: Mrs R Pinazza rpinazza@tigs.nsw.edu.au Senior Strings is an Ensemble for students in Years 7 - 12 open to any student who has private lessons in Violin, Viola, Cello or Double Bass. This is a large ensemble catering for students of different abilities. Our repertoire is diverse, covering a wide range of genres from Baroque and Classical to Tangos and arrangements of Popular and Film pieces. With lots of performance opportunities we encourage any string players to join the Senior Strings!

Wind Ensemble Day and Time: Thursday 8.00am – 8.40am Contact: Mrs C Hollander chollander@tigs.nsw.edu.au Wind Ensemble is a band for woodwind, brass and rhythm players from Years 7 - 11. It is a supportive learning environment for both experienced and developing players where selected repertoire is fun and varied. This ensemble performs throughout the year at school and public events.

SPORT TERM I and IV The TIGS Co-curricular Sport program offers a great range of activities for student participation and enjoyment. A Summer Sport program is offered in Terms I and IV and a Winter program is offered in Terms II and III. The Summer options are listed below however the Winter program options are at present being developed. Some of the activities we are envisaging to offer in Winter include Rowing, Spin classes, Rockclimbing, Basketball, Boot Camp training, Netball and Rugby just to name a few. The school utilizes numerous local facilities to support this program and students are transported to and from the venues with school buses. The school also offers training in a variety of sports during the year in preparation for Gala Day competitions and representative opportunities. TIGS have developed a Talented Athlete program in Athletics and Football which students are invited to attend. Questions on sport can be directed to Mrs L Hinch on 4220 0258 or lhinch@tigs.nsw.edu.au

Boys Gym - Year 9/10 Day and Time: Thursdays 3.30pm – 5.00pm Contact: Mr M Toussis mtoussis@tigs.nsw.edu.au

Girls Fitness (Strength and Conditioning) - Year 9/10 Day and Time: Tuesdays 3.30pm – 5.00pm Contact: Mrs N Sullivan nsullivan@tigs.nsw.edu.au


Hangdog Climbing Gym Day and Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3.30-5.00pm Contact: Mr B Parsons (Tuesday) bparsons@tigs.nsw.edu.au Contact: Ms J Graydon (Thursday) jgraydon@tigs.nsw.edu.au

Hangtime Trampolining Day and Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3.30pm – 5.00pm Contact: Mrs J Golding (Tuesdays) jgolding@tigs.nsw.edu.au Contact: Mrs E Troiani (Thursdays) etroiani@tigs.nsw.edu.au

Racquet Sport Day and Time: Tuesdays 3.30pm-5.00pm Contact: Mr T Southcombe tsouthcombe@tigs.nsw.edu.au

Rowing Day and Time: Tuesday (Term I) 6.30am – 8.00am, Tuesdays and Thursdays (Term II) Contact: Mrs M Stanford mstanford@tigs.nsw.edu.au

Stand Up Paddleboard Day and Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.30am – 7.30am return bus to school Contact: Mr S Rodgers srodgers@tigs.nsw.edu.au

Street Dance (Hip Hop) Day and Time: Tuesday 3.30pm – 4.30pm Contact: Mr T McMaugh tmcmaugh@tigs.nsw.edu.au

Surfing Day and Time: Mondays and Thursdays 6.30am – 8.00am Contact: Mr J Tregonning (Mondays) jtregonning@tigs.nsw.edu.au Contact: Mr M Grieve (Thursdays) mgrieve@tigs.nsw.edu.au

Swimming Days and Time: Mondays and Fridays 7.00am – 8.00am Contact: Mrs M Sharpe (Mondays) msharpe@tigs.nsw.edu.au Contact: Mr S Chamberlain (Fridays) schamberlain@tigs.nsw.edu.au

Tennis Day and Time: Thursday 3.30pm – 5.00pm Contact: Mr S Houghton shoughton@tigs.nsw.edu.au


SPORT TERM II and III The TIGS Co-curricular Sport program offers a great range of activities for student participation and enjoyment. A Summer Sport program is offered in Terms I and IV and a Winter program is offered in Terms II and III. The Winter options are listed below. The school utilizes numerous local facilities to support this program and students are transported to and from the venues with school buses. The school also offers training in a variety of sports during the year in preparation for Gala Day competitions and representative opportunities. Questions on sport can be directed to Mrs L Hinch on 4220 0258 or lhinch@tigs.nsw.edu.au

Athletics Day and Time: Thursday 6.45am – 8.00am Contact: Mr A Deck adeck@tigs.nsw.edu.au

Basketball Day and Time: Tuesday 3.30pm – 4.30pm Contact: Mr G Stutchbury gstutchbury@tigs.nsw.edu.au

Boot Camp Day and Time: Thursday 7.00am – 8.00am Contact: Mr M Toussis mtoussis@tigs.nsw.edu.au

Cardio Boxing Day and Time: Tuesday 3.30pm – 4.30pm Contact: Mr M Toussis mtoussis@tigs.nsw.edu.au

Girls Fitness (Strength and Conditioning and Spin Classes) - Year 9/10 Day and Time: Tuesday 3.30pm – 5.00pm Contact: Mrs F Neal fneal@tigs.nsw.edu.au

Hangdog Climbing Gym Day and Time: Tuesday 3.30-5.00pm Contact: Mr B Parsons bparsons@tigs.nsw.edu.au

Hangtime Trampolining Day and Time: Thursday 3.30pm – 5.00pm Contact: Ms S Houghton shoughton@tigs.nsw.edu.au

Pilates/Body Balance Day and Time: Thursday 3.30pm – 4.30pm Contact: Mrs T McMaugh tmcmaugh@tigs.nsw.edu.au


Rowing Day and Time: Thursday 6.45am – 8.00am Contact: Mrs M Stanford mstanford@tigs.nsw.edu.au

Run for Fitness Day and Time: Thursday 3.30pm – 5.00pm Contact: Mr M Sharpe msharpe@tigs.nsw.edu.au

Street Dance (Hip Hop) Day and Time: Tuesday 3.30pm – 4.30pm Contact: Ms C James cjames@tigs.nsw.edu.au

Squash/Tennis Day and Time: Tuesday 3.30pm-5.00pm Contact: Mrs Sharpe msharpe@tigs.nsw.edu.au

Taekidoaki Martial Arts Day and Time: Tuesday 3.30pm – 5.00pm Contact: Mr M Grieve mgrieve@tigs.nsw.edu.au

Tennis Day and Time: Thursday 3.30pm – 5.00pm Contact: Mrs J Golding jgolding@tigs.nsw.edu.au

TIGS Netball Club Contact:

Mrs Sharpe msharpe@tigs.nsw.edu.au


Other Co-curricular Activities ASX Game Day and Time: Various Contact: Mr G Lanyon glanyon@tigs.nsw.edu.au This is a simulation game where student’s trade live on the Australian Stock Exchange, putting themselves against other students from around Australia. Students will develop an understanding of the market and the risks involved, while encouraging them to research and collaborate in making decisions.

Brain Bee Challenge Day and Time: Various Contact: Ms F Fisher ffisher@tigs.nsw.edu.au The Australia-New Zealand Brain Bee Challenge (ABBC) is a competition for students in year 10, based on a booklet published by the British Neuroscience Association. Students learn what the brain does, how it functions and how important it is to everything we do and who we are as human beings. This knowledge helps to provide self-esteem, dispels misconceptions about neurological and mental illnesses, and explains the importance of enhancing your brain’s potential through learning, exercise and avoidance of illicit drugs.

Careers Club Day and Time: Tuesday 3.20pm – 4.30pm and some lunchtimes in M16 Contact: Mrs Glenys Murphy gmurphy@tigs.nsw.edu.au This club provides an opportunity for students to attend work preparation workshops eg resume writing and interview techniques. Students may book individual and group career counselling sessions. Guest speakers can be arranged at student request at lunch time or after school.

Chapel Band Day and Time: As required Contact: Mr A Deck adeck@tigs.nsw.edu.au Students who play an instrument or sing are invited to be part of the Chapel Band which play at our weekly Chapels.

Chess Day and Time: Monday and Thursday 1.05pm – 1.35pm in B14 Contact: Mr M Wall mwall@tigs.nsw.edu.au The Illawarra Grammar School has run a thriving Chess Club for over 20 years. The club is designed for players of all abilities. It is a friendly atmosphere where students can learn to play chess and play against other students. For the more serious, there is an opportunity to be selected for the school team and play in the following competitions: The Illawarra Schools Competition and The NSW Junior Chess League’s Country Secondary Schools Competition.

Chinese and Japanese Painting Day and Time: Wednesday 1.05pm – 1.35pm and Thursday 3.30pm – 4.30pm Contact: Mrs Yeh (Wednesdays) syeh@tigs.nsw.edu.au Contact: Ms T Shiine (Thursdays) tshiine@tigs.nsw.edu.au Chinese and Japanese painting provides students the opportunity to experience traditional Chinese and Japanese bush painting and brush writing.


Christian Group Fish Day and Time: Friday 1.05pm 1.35pm Contact: Rev J Rogers jrogers@tigs.nsw.edu.au There are three voluntary lunchtime groups for Christian fellowship at TIGS: ‘Lifesavers' for Years 5-6; ‘Fish' for Years 7-9 and ‘Xplore' for Years 10-12. While these groups are open to all students, they are of particular interest to those who have a Christian faith or would like to explore the Christian faith in a friendly and safe environment. There is some time at each meeting given to reading the Bible, discussing topics of interest, praying, and developing friendships over food and friendly discussion. Occasionally we work together on a project which enhances the life of the School or broader community.

Community Service Day and Time: As required after school Contact: Rev J Rogers jrogers@tigs.nsw.edu.au In Year 11 students offer their services to the community in a special program run outside normal School hours. We have a range of partners which provide service opportunities for our students. These partners include The Disability Trust, The Smith Family, Figtree Anglican Church and SCARF. Students commit to a block of service where they can develop relationships with those less fortunate than themselves. In this way our students learn to model the love of Jesus and bring the blessing of Jesus to those with special needs. Needless to say, our students are greatly blessed themselves as they serve in this way.

Da Vinci Decathlon Day and Time: Various Contact: Mrs M Dubowski mdubowski@tigs.nsw.edu.au Da Vinci Decathlon is a team based interschool problem solving competition for gifted students across all disciplines. The competition takes place at Knox Grammar School, against other private schools across the state. Students are selected for this competition through a process of staff nomination. Da Vinci problems require very explicit higher order thinking ability and intensive teamwork. Training for the event begins at the start Term 2 and the competition is held in May each year.

Debating Day and Time: Various Contact: Mrs M Dubowski mdubowski@tigs.nsw.edu.au Debating workshops are held twice each term for interested students. These workshops equip students with the skills necessary for competitive debating. Some participants in these workshops are selected for inter-school debates throughout the year.

Disability Trust Disco Day and Time: Various Contact: Mrs A Lowe alowe@tigs.nsw.edu.au The Disability Trust Disco is a feature of the Community Service calendar, with TIGS hosting a disco for Disability Trust clients once a term. Year 11 students are involved in setting up, organising the music and lighting and making sure that the Trust clients have a fantastic time at this social event.

Disability Trust Sport Day and Time: Various Contact: Mr M Daranelli mdaranelli@tigs.nsw.edu.au In association with the Disability Trust, our Year 11 students help facilitate touch football training afternoons at North Wollongong PCYC. The experience they gain from helping kids with a disability is invaluable and rewarding. This enables them to develop their empathy skills and their role in the wider community.


English Help in Library Day and Time: Mondays and Tuesdays 3.30pm – 4.45pm Contact: Mr A Rout (Monday) arout@tigs.nsw.edu.au Contact: Mr R Whitton (Tuesday) rwhitton@tigs.nsw.edu.au It is not a tutoring session. It is an opportunity for students to gain help with English problems encountered in class or even with work missed due to illness or other commitments. Students can also use the time to complete their English homework and ask for help with problems they do not understand.

FPS/CmPS Day and Time: Monday and Friday 1.05pm – 1.35pm Contact: Mrs J Burton jburton@tigs.nsw.edu.au Contact: Mrs J Locke jlocke@tigs.nsw.edu.au Future Problem Solving involves teams of four responding to scenarios on various topical issues such as the environment. Based on research and imagination, they find creative solutions to problems like global warming or child labour. Community Problem Solving is the practical arm of the programme. Individuals or small groups identify a problem in their locality such as bullying, coeliac awareness or surf safety and devise a project which addresses the issue. They connect with their community to explore different approaches to solving the problem like running workshops or hosting afternoon teas for Harmony Day. Both FPS and CmPS are part of International Competitions.

French Club Day and Time: Various Contact: Ms D Previati dpreviati@tigs.nsw.edu.au Contact: Mrs N Phipps nphipps@tigs.nsw.edu.au The French club offers the viewing of French films and the preparation and sampling of French food so that students can have authentic French experiences at school. They also practise their language skills in a supportive atmosphere with students who are fellow Francophiles, even if they are in different years.

GateWay8 Day and Time: Various Contact: Mrs M Dubowski mdubowski@tigs.nsw.edu.au GateWAY8 is also a team based interschool problem solving competition, hosted by Macarthur Anglican College each year. It is run in the same way as the Da Vinci Decathlon

Honours Program Day and Time: Various Contact: Mrs M Dubowski mdubowski@tigs.nsw.edu.au The Honours Program is open to all students entering Years 7 and 8. The program provides students with an opportunity to pursue an area of personal academic, creative or social interest at a level of depth and breadth not otherwise offered in the mainstream curriculum. It also encourages and acknowledges contributions to Community Service and Co-Curricular activities.

Japanese Events Day and Time: Various Contact: Mrs M Naito mnaito@tigs.nsw.edu.au Term I Sapporo Nichidai High School visits from Japan in March Term II Japanese Tea ceremony Term III and IV Language Art Workshop


Library Help Day and Time: Monday 3.30pm – 4.45pm Contact: Mrs P Pollum ppollum@tigs.nsw.edu.au This is to help individual students with their research on their projects and assignments. We will focus on the following: Using Key words to define what their topic is about, locating resources, selecting information (Is the information relevant, accurate, and unbiased?), organising and presenting information, referencing.

Library Maths Help Day and Time: Wednesday 3.30pm – 5.00pm Contact: Mrs M Jakeman mjakeman@tigs.nsw.edu.au This is an opportunity for students to gain help with Maths problems encountered in class or even with work missed due to illness or other commitments. It is not a tutoring session. Students can also use the time to complete their maths homework and ask for help with problems they do not understand.

Library Science Help Day and Time: Wednesday 3.45pm – 4.45pm Contact: Mrs F Neal fneal@tigs.nsw.edu.au It is an opportunity for students to gain help with Science problems encountered in class or even with work missed due to illness or other commitments. Students can also use the time to complete their Science homework and ask for help with problems they do not understand.

Mandarin Club Day and Time: Wednesday 1.05pm – 1.35pm Contact: Mrs H McCall hmccall@tigs.nsw.edu.au The Mandarin Club has been established to help build an understanding of Chinese Australian relationships both within a school and community context as well as a more global contest. We will look at identities and relationships; personal and cultural issues as well as globalisation and development. The Mandarin Club has been specifically set up for students with a Chinese heritage and learners and speakers of Mandarin within the school. It is however; open to all students who have an interest in Chinese and Australian relationships.

Maths Help Day and Time: Tuesday 1.05pm – 1.35pm Contact: Mrs L Gulabovska lgulabovska@tigs.nsw.edu.au This is an opportunity for students to gain help with Maths problems encountered in class or even with work missed due to illness or other commitments. It is not a tutoring session. Students can also use the time to complete their maths homework and ask for help with problems they do not understand.

Mathematical Olympiad Day and Time: Friday 1.05pm – 1.35pm Contact: Mrs L Gulabovska lgulabovska@tigs.nsw.edu.au The Year 7 and 8 Mathematical Olympiad introduces students to mathematical concepts and strategies which develop their flexibility regarding problem solving. It encourages creativity, ingenuity and intuition, with the aim of fostering an enthusiasm for and an enjoyment of mathematics. The Mathematical Olympiad also results in students experiencing a sense of satisfaction, thrill and joy at having met mathematical challenges.


Mock Trial/Mooting Day and Time: As required Contact: Mrs K McPhate kmcphate@tigs.nsw.edu.au Mock Trial is an interschool competition organized by the NSW Law Society. The team has a Solicitor, two Barristers, two Witnesses and various Court Officials. Every 3 weeks the team receives a case and then prepare to represent their client. Students learn valuable skills including: group/team work, analysis of challenging legal situations, application of legal precedents, presentation of clear logical arguments, thinking ‘on their feet’, court room etiquette. Participation is by application for Year 11 students. Bond Mooting Bond University’s hold an annual High School Mooting Competition. The competition is aimed towards students who want to: be challenged by preparing, articulating and defending legal arguments experience live courtroom environments, apply legal rules to real-life cases, mount legal arguments before one or more judges In teams of three, students will prepare a ‘moot’ which is a presentation of a legal argument by opposing teams before one or more judges – a simulation of a barrister’s appearance in a real court. Contestants are asked to apply legal rules to fact situations, and are judged on their advocacy skills along with their ability to understand and argue the legal problem. Participation is by selection form the Mock Trial Team and is open to Year 12 students.

MUNA/Evatt Trophy Day and Time: As required Contact: Mrs H McCall hmccall@tigs.nsw.edu.au Model United Nations simulates the workings of a United Nations Assembly. It challenges young people to respect differences of race, religion and nationalism. Students are presented with ‘resolutions’ true to real life and take the political stance of a given country on those issues. They then enact a United Nations Assembly. There are two major competitions each year commencing in May. The Rotary club organise a one day event hosted at the Nan Tien Temple and UN Youth NSW organises The Evatt Trophy which has regional, State and National events.

Naganambala Activities Day and Time: As required Contact: Ms F Fisher ffisher@tigs.nsw.edu.au Nganambala is a remote Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory, approximately 400 km South-West of Darwin. Eight years ago, Year 12 chose to raise funds to support the new school at Nganambala. Out of this developed a relationship between our School and the Nganambala community, which continues to grow and develop through on-going fundraising and return visits. This is an enormously valuable life-experience for those who go, as well as an opportunity to engage with and contribute to the lives of children from a different cultural background.

Public Speaking Day and Time: As required Contact: Mrs M Dubowski mdubowski@tigs.nsw.edu.au Public Speaking workshops are held once a term for interested students. These workshops equip students with the skills necessary for public speaking in a range of contexts. Participants are encouraged to try out for selection for public speaking competitions throughout the year. Some of these include Rostrum Voice of Youth, Un Youth Voice, Quota Student of the Year and Lions Youth of the Year.


SCARF Homework Day and Time: Monday 3.30pm – 4.45pm Contact: Mrs A Lowe alowe@tigs.nsw.edu.au The SCARF Homework help program is a collaborative project between SCARF and The Illawarra Grammar School. SCARF is a local organisation that is dedicated to assisting refugee families in the Illawarra region. Year 11 students are involved in working with primary school aged refugee students from Wollongong West Primary School on Monday afternoons in the TIGS library. This program offers much needed assistance to these students in helping them with their homework and language skills and at the same time offers TIGS students the opportunity to actively assist disadvantaged students in the community.

Science Olympiad Day and Time: Mondays and Tuesdays 1.05pm – 1.35pm Contact: Mr M Sormus msormus@tigs.nsw.edu.au The Australian Science Olympiad Competition is the training and selection process for top performing secondary science students which culminates in the International Science Olympiads – the Olympic Games for science students. To earn a spot representing Australia at the International Science Olympiads, top performing Year 10 and 11 science students must first sit an Australian Science Olympiad Exam in biology, Earth and environmental science, chemistry and/or physics. This activity is designed to support students who may be interested in competing in the Australian Science Olympiad exams.

Streamwatch Day and Time: Wednesday 1.05pm – 1.35pm Contact: Ms K Goonan kgoonan@tigs.nsw.edu.au Streamwatch is a community-based environmental program run by the Australian Museum. Year 9 students at TIGS are trained in the tests before they commence formal testing. Once trained, we test water in American Creek on a weekly basis. Our test site is adjacent to Cordeaux Heights. Our results are posted on a Streamwatch web site and form part of a state-wide data base. Students also get the opportunity to do some macro-invertebrate sampling. Wednesday lunchtime is our timetabled testing time.

Study Skills Help Day and Time: Tuesday 3.30pm – 4.45pm in Goodhew Research Centre Contact: Ms B Henry bhenry@tigs.nsw,edu.au In study skills help students will be working on developing their information skills to support their learning. Organisation, note-taking, research and literacy based activities will be undertaken.

Tertiary Information Evenings Day and Time: Various times Contact: Mrs G Murphy gmurphy@tigs.nsw.edu.au The Tertiary Information Evening is a Careers event held at the school which hosts over 750 people. If you are interested in getting some experience in event management please see Mrs Murphy or the Careers Prefects, Lachlan Hubble and Nikhil Verma to register your interest to attend scheduled meetings.


TIGS Tech Day and Time: Saturday (3rd Term) 9.00am – 4.00pm Contact: Mr M Unwin munwin@tigs.nsw.edu.au TIGS Tech provides students from year 7-10 with the opportunity to learn about the various technologies used in the entertainment industry. Students learn how to use audio, lighting and vision equipment in practical settings such as school events. The course is also highly beneficial for students thinking of completing the VET Entertainment course for their HSC. TIGS Tech is a fantastic opportunity for technologically minded students to share their skills in a fun and friendly team environment.

Tournament of Minds Day and Time: Various during Term II and III Contact: Mrs M Dubowski mdubowski@tigs.nsw.edu.au Tournament of Minds is an interschool creative problem solving competition. Cross-grade teams of eight students compete to solve very challenging problems in Maths/Engineering, Language/Literature, Social Sciences and Applied Technology. The solution to each problem must be a dramatic performance presented according to strict guidelines of the competition. Training takes place from mid-Term II in preparation for the competition during the first five weeks of Term III.

Xplore (Christian Group) Day and Time: Thursday 1.05pm – 1.35pm Contact: Mr M Grieves mgrieves@tigs.nsw.edu.au Year 10 to12 Christian lunchtime group.

Co Curricular Activities Sport Terms I, II, III and IV  

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