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Category Archives: General

TGS Joins International Read to Me Day

Toowoomba Grammar School Junior School students traded their desks and chairs for trees and picnic blankets for International Read to Me Day on Monday, 1 April. The Prep to Year 6 boys set up under the Jacaranda Grove to enjoy two books, which were read to them by Year 5 teacher, Mr Ben Woolacott using a PA system. Statistics from the International Read to me Organisation show that: children aged 4-5 years who are read to 3-4 times a week have reading ages six months ahead of children read to once or twice a week; and reading to children nearly every day almost doubles their progress to one year ahead of their peers. An OECD assessment in 2016 found that only 61% of Australian students aged 15 years achieved the National Proficient Standard in reading literacy and 18% were low performers. Alarmingly, the study also found that students’ performance overall had declined significantly (by 12 points) since 2009. Promoting reading […]

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Great War Story Comes to TGS

A Brisbane author will be sharing the incredible story of his family’s involvement in the Great War...

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TGS Students Take a Hike for Charity

Toowoomba Grammar School students are putting their best foot forward to raise funds for children with...

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TGS Students Help Clean Up the Streets

The streets around Toowoomba Grammar School will have a new sparkle from today, Thursday, 28 February...

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TGS Taken to the World

Toowoomba Grammar School is being taken to the world, thanks to a virtual reality project - You Tour,...

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Welcome Preps

A warm welcome to the youngest members of Toowoomba Grammar School, our 2019 Preps. We have 28 little...

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New Boarders move into TGS

When you think about ‘first-day jitters’ it’s often the little Preps and Year 7 students that...

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Santa has Helpers at TGS

A group of Year 6 Toowoomba Grammar School students have embraced the spirit of Christmas by organising...

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TGS Carries the Legacy

It is the symbol of Legacy, a two-metre high cross, adorned with red poppies that were knitted by local...

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TGS Honours Fallen Old Boys

In a fitting lead in to Remembrance Day on Sunday, 11 November, Toowoomba Grammar School is launching...

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