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Caritas Australia Project Compassion School's Launch

Posted by Thomas More College on 19 February 2021
Caritas Australia Project Compassion School's Launch

Today we were joined by guests from the Archdiocese, CESA, neighboring schools, The Most Reverend, Archbishop Patrick O'Regan, and CESA Director, Dr Neil McGoran, in launching the 2021 Project Compassion theme "Be More".
St Oscar Romero's words "Aspire not to have more, but to BE MORE" remind us of the importance of how we can choose to live our daily lives. How we care for others, how we behave and what we value as a meaningful life. He is a wonderful inspiration for us here today to Be More. The 2021 Project Compassion theme, Be More, asks us to consider more deeply how we can live more aligned to the values that St Oscar Romero and Jesus Christ taught us by living out the Catholic Social teachings. During the liturgy Archbishop Patrick O'Regan spoke beautifully about opening our hearts more to God, whilst also taking time to love ourselves and others more during this Lenten period. At the conclusion of our liturgy and as is tradition on Shrove Tuesday we gathered to share pancakes with each other. 
We encourage everyone to consider how the theme of Project Compassion theme "BE MORE" resinates with them and how together we work to build a more just and loving world.


 This story was shared via the Southern Cross and through Channel 7 News.  


Junior Educational Transition interviews

Posted by Thomas More College on 25 August 2020
Junior Educational Transition interviews
Today is our second annual Junior Education Transition Interviews, for students in Years 7,8 and 9. Hosted by the Wellbeing Mentor, the J.E.T. Interview is led by the student, who presents a summary of their growth as a T-Shaped learner.
The J.E.T. process Is designed to promote student agency, supporting them to reflect on how they are demonstrating the Learner Behaviours and Wellbeing Values. Students present work they are proud of, evidencing their capabilities as a learner. The Year 9 process is unique and is designed to facilitate the significant transition from the Middle School to the Senior School. The 360 review provides students with valuable feedback from parents, teachers and peers which supports their self-reflection and presentation. 
We would like to thank all of our Middle School parents/carers for connecting with us in this process and taking the time to join us here at the College to support your child in taking ownership of their journey as a learner.
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Year 8 Visual Art

Posted by Thomas More College on 15 June 2020
Year 8 Visual Art
Painting is always an exciting part of any Visual Art course. The chance to create colour and apply it to your own composition using paint is a traditional staple to learning and experiencing art making. 

Year 8 Visual Art students had their opportunity to use acrylic paints interrupted due to the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Rather than changing the course entirely and starting a new project, this task was reimagined and adapted to embrace the traditional painting elements but through an online medium, as part of the Connected Learning Model.

Year 8 VA students completed their Thomas Fedro painting task by having it realized as a public art display, in the form of a collaged paste up on the school grounds.

After watching the time lapse video of the installation together, the students were able to view their work on display and had the opportunity to share and celebrate their work with Mr Tavella, who absolutely loves it!

It is wonderful to be able to have student learning on display.

Paul Kralj

Arts Leader of Learning

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Vinnies Winter Appeal

Posted by Thomas More College on 18 May 2020
Vinnies Winter Appeal
The More Justice Team is keen to keep vulnerable South Aussies warm this winter.

Can you help?

Our first aim is to gather 100 items to keep homeless people warm.
Items being sought after by Vinnies SA include....Beanies, Bankets, Socks, Gloves and Sleeping Bags.
They do not need to be new but please ensure if you are going to donate that the items are still in good condition.
Donations can go into the St Vinnies bin outside the front office.

Bradley, Chloe, Masoumeh, Ashley and Ms Taylor (More Justice Team)

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A message to our Students from your Principal

Posted by Thomas More College on 31 March 2020

A message to our Students from your Principal

Good afternoon students,

I hope you are going ok during this interesting time.

As the majority of you are away this week, I wanted to touch base with you as your Principal to let you know that we miss all of you, and that we want and need to continue to stay connected with you as you people throughout the rest of this term, and also through whatever next term throw at us.  Just because some of you may not be here, it does not meant that this connection is not important; it perhaps more important now more than ever. 

Very shortly we will send to you and your families specific information about how we will do this holistically.  As a brief introduction though, The Thomas More Connected Learning Model aims to ensure that we stay connected as a Community.  It connects the key elements of learning, wellbeing and spirituality by embracing technology.  It creates both collaborative and personal learning experiences online; however, we are not just going online, we are remaining connected.

I want to also show you how we are asking that all of you connect with us starting tomorrow.  It's important, starting tomorrow and continuing until Friday, and then starting again next term, that you follow a routine and be up and ready to start this vital connection activity.  Please follow the video link here.

Please remember that you matter to us, and you matter absolutely. 

We look forward to you staying connected with us this week, and as Term 2 starts.

Take Care,

Mr Tavella

Corey Tavella | Principal

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