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Parent & Community Engagement

A strong commitment to our boarding families and communities has underpinned the TGS Boarding Program for more than 130 years.

Parent and community engagement is vital in ensuring our Boarding experience is effective, supportive and relevant to the needs of our boarding families. The following outlines how we communicate with our families and the opportunities for involvement in the Boarding and School community.

Parent Communication

Parents/guardians will receive the following regular communications:

Parent Engagement Opportunities

Boarding parents are encouraged to join in the Boarder Parent Support Group meetings that take place at the beginning of each term, on the Boarder Travel Day.  Other opportunities for parent engagement include:

Boarding Parent Engagement Events & Livestreaming

TERM 1 Week 1
Boarders' Travel Day
Meeting for New Boarding Families
Boarding Families' Welcome Lunch
Boarder Parent Support Group Meeting

Week 10
Boarders' Travel Day

Boarder Bus (Return Travel) visits to boarding regions
Holidays Week 2 Boarding Experience Days 
(Cancelled due to Covid-19)
TERM 2

Week 1
Boarders' Travel Day

Boarding Families' Lunch  (Cancelled - Covid-19)
Boarder Parent  Support Group Meeting
Week 4 Livestreaming - Pro Diligentia Awards (Years 7012)
Week 9 Boarder Bus (Return Travel) visits to boarding regions
TERM 3

Week 1
Boarders' Travel Day

Boarder Parent Support Group Meeting
Friends of Boarding  BBQ

Week 4 Livestreaming - Cum Laude Awards Ceremony
(Years 7-9 and Years 10-12)
Week 10 Boarder Bus (Return Travel) visits to boarding regions
TERM 4 Week 1
Boarders' Travel Day
Boarder Parent Support Group Meeting
Friends of Boarding BBQ

Week 2 Livestreaming - Pro Diligentia Awards (Years 7-12)
Week 2 Boarders' Valedictory Dinner (Year 12)
Week 3 Livestreaming - Year 12 Graduation Assembly
Week 7  New Boarders' Orientation Program (2021)

See our Parent Communication brochure (below) for more information on how the School communicates with parents/families and opportunities for engagement.

Parent Communication + School App & Parent Lounge