MISSION STATEMENT :: 'To be the best that we can be.'

"We want our students to find happiness in life
To be confident of their own abilities and of who they are,
Yet to be responsible for their own actions and
Considerate of the needs and feelings of others.

As society becomes increasingly more complex and competitive
The prime objective of a school is to help every student
Discover success on whatever individual journey
Their personal skills and talents take them.

It is our mission as a school...to achieve this objective
...For EVERY student."

"Absol Fiducia : Self-respect, Self-confidence, Self-reliance, Self-belief."

"We are not interested in being a 'big' school...we're only interested in being a 'good' school. To be the best that we can be."
[Geoff Mills - Principal]

Our Daily Affirmation Statement ::

     I am the only person in the world who can stop me from being the best that I can be.

TKIS is in many ways, a very special school. We are committed to 'excellence' in everything we do, yet clearly there are many things that a small, academically-oriented school located in a rural area simply can not do. We therefore take the approach that if we can't do it right, then we probably shouldn't do it at all.

For this reason...

  • we don't have an 'internal' instrumental music program,

  • we offer only a small range of team sports options,

  • our Manual Art's program could only be described as 'Introductory'

  • and our 'Home Economics' offerings are limited to a small number of Senior school students.

Yet...

  • all our traditional academic subjects offer one of the best student-to-teacher ratios in the country

  • our Golf and other Mastery Programs are equal to anything in the world

  • our pathways to university study programs are excellent

  • 'the safety, security and happiness of our students' is our number one priority

  • constantly improving our technology resources is one of our highest priorities

  • we have a strong focus on 'whole person education' offering structured programs in subjects like First Aid, Self-Defence, Literacy, Careers Guidance, etc.

  • and our Arts programs are blessed with some of the finest teaching staff available.

Indeed the quality of our teaching staff is a constant source of pride to the school and the standards of behaviour and work ethics of our students is exemplary.

We are a good school and we constantly strive to get better.

The school's mission, like that of our students... is to be the best that we can be.