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Faulkner Centre

Posted by Thomas More College on 10 February 2020
Faulkner Centre

The Faulkner Centre


Our Senior Students had a very welcomed benefit of starting this year with the completion of the Faulkner Senior Centre. You may have seen the video on our social media pages which captured their responses as they walked through the doors on the first day of school last week; the photos below also give a sense of what this awesome building will offer our students. I am pleased to have watched them settle in and see their teachers take advantage of the new types of learning that this space promotes.

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2019 SACE Results

Posted by Thomas More College on 17 December 2019
2019 SACE Results

Good afternoon members and extended members of the TMC College Community,

It is with great pleasure that I present the 2019 Thomas More College Year 12 Results.  We are very proud of the individual and cohort achievements which, from any angle, look impressive.   We celebrate again the cohort achievement of 100% SACE, as well as significant results across the board.

I thank everyone who has had a part to play in our students with their R-12 educational journey; the students' results are theirs but can celebrated and welcomed by all of us.

I hope you have a blessed Christmas and break with family and friends.

Corey Tavella

Principal

 

Celebrate More Festival

Posted by Thomas More College on 21 November 2019
Celebrate More Festival

Thank you to all that made the Celebrate More Festival such a great success, including staff, students, their families and our Old Scholars.

With the marking of the 40th Anniversary of the College, it was decided to embrace the opportunity of this milestone to rejoice in the past, and to celebrate the future.

Celebration Aims:

  • Celebrate with existing students, families and teachers
  • Reconnect with past students, families, teachers and community pillars.
  • Connect with Primary partner schools.
  • Connect with local businesses
  • Reach out to the broader community that live and work in the College zone
The Celebrate More Festival was an opportunity for the school to both showcase offerings and invite the community to enjoy a twilight event with a myriad of activities:
  • College Art Exhibition, featuring Senior student SACE work
  • Food Tech students working with Masterchef top 10 finalist to create a platter of homemade food
  • Science show performed by Dr Chris Soar with crowd participation
  • Design & Technologies 3D printing interactive display
  • Music students and staff band showcasing their talents
The participation of the Defence Forces was intended to inspire our students and reinforce the connection of the College into the Broader community.
Life FM were invited to Broadcast live in the hope of attracting broader community & confirming our Christian values

This event intended to portray the values and vision of the College and showcase how the College operates and the importance it places on community. 

We certainly hope that this is what you experienced on the night!

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Vinnies Sleep Out 2019

Posted by Thomas More College on 3 September 2019
Vinnies Sleep Out 2019

Vinnies Sleep Out 2019  by Claudia Papillo


On Friday the 30th of August, myself along with 60 other students gave up the luxury of our warm homes and beds and became homeless for the night. The Sleep Out gave student the opportunity to experience what 116,000 Australians experience every night, raising awareness and money to donate to St Vinnies. The event not only opened the opportunity to challenge and educate students, it also gave students the opportunity to build new relationships and step out of their comfort zone, allowing them to connect with other students and teachers in our community.

After having the enjoyment of a scavenger hunt and various other activities, Jane and Brian from St Vinnies spoke to us about why we are uniting to make a change. Brian exposed us to the realities of homelessness, once being homeless himself. This opened the eyes of many of our students as to why they are involved in this event. As the night continued, we challenged ourselves to sleep under no shelter and allow us to replicate homelessness using boxes and tarps to help us create our beds.

This charitable event was a true success, allowing students to become more understanding to the realities of life and appreciate what we have and what others do not have. It allowed us not only to build new relationships but to conform as a community and stay strong together through this experience. Although this was a fun night, it was still a challenge for many of us to give up our regular night time routines and comfy beds. Needs to say, this has changed a lot of our perspectives and has allowed us to appreciate our privileged lives more frequently.

In the end, as a community, we raised $1,420 which all was donated to St Vinnies. These donations were made from parents online, people supporting the sleepout, students participating in the event and CuppaGino's coffee van who helped us keep warm throughout the night, donating all profits made. This event has been life changing and I hope as a college we continue to persist to make a change, challenge ourselves and support those who need it most.

Please give generously to the Vinnies Winter Appeal

Claudia Papillo

Social Justice Captain

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Impressive Research Project Results!

Posted by Thomas More College on 2 August 2019
Impressive Research Project Results!
We were very pleased this week to gain our Year 12 Students' Research Project results. The Research Project is a compulsory Stage 2 Subject in the SACE. Our Teachers work closely with each Year 12 student to challenge and support them to achieve their best; this mirrors our whole school approach of getting to know our students well as learners and find the best ways to work with them. Congratulations to the Year 12 Cohort for passing the compulsory subject. We also congratulate our Research Project Coordinator Mrs Eldridge and Teachers Mrs Wherry, Mrs Stewart, Mrs Sinapius, Mrs Lange and Ms Watters for working alongside our students.

Highlights of TMC Year 12 Research Project results include:

     100% successful completion

     49% of overall final grades situated the A Band

     Four A+ scores overall

     14 pieces of work of an A+ standard

     Higher percentage of students compared to the state average in the A, A- and B+
     bands (and below in lower grade bands).

Every school will produce data when detailing results. It important to look behind the data for what is says about the College. For us, this data tells stories of whole cohort, majority and individual successes. I tend to look at it through a prospective parent lens, in the sense that if my daughter or son was at TMC this year, they would have successfully passed this compulsory element of the SACE, successfully pursued an area of passion and individual choice, developed themselves as a capable learner, and would have had a 1 out of 2 chance of achieving an A overall. These are awesome results from our students.

Corey Tavella

Acting Principal

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