Calendar 2019

09:15AM 11 February
Week 3
Early Learning Centre Tour (T1W3...
07:00PM 13 February
5 Tips for Parents
Michael Carr-Gregg Parent Seminar
07:00PM 15 February
Back to the Boatshed 2020
09:15AM 20 February
Week 4
Junior School Tour (T1W4 2020)
09:00AM 27 February
Week 5
Middle & Senior School Tour (...
09:15AM 04 March
Week 6
Early Learning Centre Tour (T1W6...
09:15AM 11 March
Week 7
Junior School Tour (T1W7 2020)
11:30AM 15 March
Solitaire Automotive Presents One...
09:15AM 26 March
Week 9
Early Learning Centre Tour (T1W9...
09:00AM 31 March
Week 10
Middle & Senior School Tour (...
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Welcome Back!


2 February 2018

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to another exciting and brilliant year for Torrens Park Campus.

For a brief moment this week it looks and feels like Groundhog Day… the Gratton Lawn a mass of uniformed teenagers gathered around their House banner awaiting the moment when I let rip without a megaphone my words of welcome. I’ve been doing this for some years now and whilst the moment looks the same, it is far from it! Apart from the obvious differences such as bright new faces in the staff and student body and for this year an unseasonably cool start, the big difference is that we are on the brink of something very special as we enter the penultimate year for our centenary celebrations and that has implications for all of us. It is a time to be excited, to be strategic, to make sure the seeds of activities are well planted and at the same time continue to make a difference in the lives of our wonderful children.

It is easy at Scotch to say our children, families and staff are happy. But I don’t want us to be measured by an emotion – that is great to have, however, I would rather we be measured by the needs we meet.

Our campus staff are well prepared and understand our mission to know each student, to work with them and their families, to share their expertise around subject knowledge and on a regular basis the development of life skills. We also meet other needs which move beyond the personal and develop the leadership of our campus within our wider community. Our graduates are prepared to be people of impact through action and advocacy. The responsibility and ethics we engender them with is much needed in a world that is often sceptical and looking for trust in relationships and purpose.

This year we will continue to celebrate all that is great about our community, individual achievement and build on our strengths. We will as always engage in opportunities to progress our effectiveness in how we deliver our educational offering. The changing nature of relationships between parents and staff and the understanding of our operations through clear communication is key to our success.

The arrival of Oculus Rift in the Library has been received with great excitement and enthusiasm. So far, the reactions of those who have had the opportunity to be immersed in this high end virtual reality experience has been overwhelmingly positive. Virtual experiences have included visits to the International Space Station, a tour of the Titanic, the Obamas guided tour of the Whitehouse and many students have traversed the globe in Google Earth. We are engaging in this experience and asking students and staff to imagine the possibilities for their learning. As part of a wider exploration of technologies to support our learning and teaching we will be looking at a range of ways in which we can enhance our offering.

In this eNews you will read important updates around curriculum, student achievements, summer camp programs and upcoming opportunities. We are a happening place!

I look forward to seeing many of you at our Back to Torrens Park House Welcome next Friday at 6pm.  Please RSVP through the invite on the web page. Have a great weekend.


That's a wrap on Term 4 and 2019! Enjoy the summer break and have a happy and safe Christmas!