TSA Independent Schools
We commit to ensuring the provision of a safe and inclusive environment for young people where they feel respected, safe, valued and encouraged to reach their full potential.
KEY DATES & TIMES
NEWS AND EVENTS
SCHOOL TERM DATES 2023
Term 1 QLD Mon 23 Jan - Fri 31 Mar
Term 1 NSW Mon 27 Jan - Fri 6 April
Term 2 QLD Mon 17 Apr - Fri 23 Jun
Term 2 NSW Mon 24 April - Fri 30 June
Term 3 QLD Mon 10 Jul - Fri 15 Sept
Term 3 NSW Mon 17 July - Fri 22 Sept
Term 4 QLD Tue 3 Oct - Fri 8 Dec
Term 4 NSW Mon 9 Oct - Fri 15 Dec
Monday - 9:00am - 2:30pm
Tuesday - 9:00am - 2:30pm
Wednesday - 9:00am - 1:30pm
Thursday - 9:00am - 2:30pm
Friday - 9:00am - 2:30pm
OTHER KEY DATES:
14 May - Mother's Day
14 May - 21 May - Road Safety Week
26 May - National Sorry Day
27 May - 3 June - Reconciliation Week
The Salvation Army’s Commitment to Inclusion Statement:
"The Salvation Army Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet and work and pay our respect to Elders past and present.
We value and include people of all cultures, languages, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions and intersex status. We are committed to providing programs that are fully inclusive. We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of people of all ages, particularly children."
Welcome to The Salvation Army Independent Schools
YOS Lawnton, YOS Lawnton (Riverview), Bundaberg Tom Quinn Community Centre Alternative School (TQCCAS) and Oasis College, Surry Hills are all part of The Salvation Army Independent Schools.
All three schools work with young people aged between 14 and 18 years, that have disengaged from mainstream education due to individual, relational or social factors, to help them re-commence their education.
YOS Lawnton and Riverview currently operate for students in years 10 to 12. TQCCAS operates for students in years 9 and 10 and our Oasis College operates for students in years 11 and 12. Our team of teachers, teacher aids and youth workers support young people who are struggling with adversities, such as mental and physical health, legal and other educational barriers. Every opportunity for extra assistance needed to overcome individual adversities and build independence is made available to each young person.
The staff at TSA Independent Schools advocate tirelessly for those who may not be aware of their rights in education, or the resources that are available to them. Young people who have missed large portions of school find it difficult to navigate through the job market, Centrelink services, the legal system and so on. The staff at our schools provide education, training and employment pathways as well as advocating for young people, especially those who do not have the support of an adult in their lives at home.
The Salvation Army distributes 100% of all Commonwealth and State education funding to the schools for the benefit of our students and the communities we serve. The funding is worked out for each school at a Commonwealth level in accordance with the Australian Education Act 2013 section 78 4(a) under Division 2 of Part 3.