Situated in Wollongong with a view of the Illawarra escarpment, TIGS
is a renowned educational centre with excellent physical resources and a
well-established pastoral care program. TIGS aim is to encourage its students
as self-confident individuals and to provide them with educational
opportunities of the highest order. The school’s mission is the achievement of
academic excellence in a caring environment that is founded on Christian belief
and behaviour, so that students are equipped to act with wisdom, compassion and
justice as faithful stewards of the world.

Electives Years 7 to 10: Commerce, Computing Studies, Drama, French,
Japanese, Music, Photography, Physical Education, Sports Science, Textiles and
Design, Visual Arts, Wood Technics. Religious education is compulsory from
Preparatory to Year 10.

Electives Years 11 and 12: English (Advanced, Standard and Extension
1 and 2), Mathematics (General, Advanced and Extension 1 and 2), Biology,
Information Processes and Technology, Legal Studies, Photography, Sport Leisure
and Recreation, Business Studies, Chemistry, Geography, Music (1, 2 and
Extension), Drama, French (Beginners, Continuers and Extension), Industrial
Technology, Japanese (and Extension), Physics, Visual Arts, Ancient and Modern
History (and Extension), PD/Health/PE, Economics, Senior Science, Design and
Technology, Textiles and Design, Software Design and Development. VET courses
include Hospitality, Information Technology Business Services, Construction,
Airbrushing, Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy (other options are available).

Sport: AFL, athletics, basketball, board riding, cricket,
cross-country, dance, equestrian, gymnastics, hockey, mountain biking, netball,
rowing, rugby, skiing, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, touch football,
triathlon/fitness, volleyball, beach volleyball, ski club, surfing.

Co-curricular activities include: Australian Photography
Competition, chess, Christian Fellowship, concert band, Constitution
Conventions, debating, drama, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, Enviro
Workshop, Future Problem Solving, honours program, jazz band, mock trial, model
United Nations forum, peer support, public speaking, orchestra, stock market
game, Streamwatch, SRC, Tournament of Minds, vocal group, Young Achievers, and
school production.

Welfare and personal development: The welfare and discipline system
is based on relationship building, obligation and mutual respect within a
Christian context. In the senior school, students are grouped in houses, with
both academic and pastoral care monitoring at each Year level. A Peer Support
scheme operates to assist all new students. A pastoral care team is in place,
consisting of House mentors, counsellors, careers adviser and deans. Students
have input into the welfare program via the SRC and senior leadership
positions. An important part of the personal development and welfare system is
an integrated outdoor education program in the Senior School.

Special features: Scholarships and financially assisted enrolments
are offered for Years 5–11. Applicants are judged on an examination and

School Information

  • Type: Independent
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: Anglican
  • Year: Year 1 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: approximately 1000 students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered:
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre:
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options:
  • Fees: 4k - 8k tuition 2010 $4715 to $11,520 (prep to year 6); and $13,325 to $15,040 (years 7 to 12).
  • Address:PO Box 225, Figtree 2525
  • Phone:02 4220 0200
  • Fax:02 4220 0201

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