In this issue

Open Day

STEM Centre and College Café

Trivia Night 5th June

Cast for College Musical of Mary Poppins Jnr.

Perspectives Survey

Deep Learning Projects 2021

Athletics Carnival

Sami Bayly Illustrator Visit

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Principal

This week we welcomed families to our first OPEN DAY since the COVID -19 shutdown. While we were introduced to ZOOM and other means of online operations last year, and won’t be giving them up anytime soon, it was such a delight to see our guests gathering face-to-face for school …

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This week we welcomed families to our first OPEN DAY since the COVID -19 shutdown. While we were introduced to ZOOM and other means of online operations last year, and won’t be giving them up anytime soon, it was such a delight to see our guests gathering face-to-face for school tours.

Bishop Tyrrell is an exciting learning environment where we offer an amazing range of educational experiences. Of course, it goes without saying we are very focused on literacy and numeracy and the development of these essential skills from Kindergarten to Year 9. We then build on this foundation by teaching the school curriculum using inquiry learning and the essential learning skills such as teamwork, collaboration, and thinking creatively. We are the only school in Newcastle using the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning framework which is “the how we learn” of the curriculum. Students find this approach to be challenging and exciting allowing students to be actively engaged in the globally renowned teaching approach.

Our newly refurbished secondary STEM Centre and College Café were a highlight during Open Day Tours, with STEM students engrossed in their electronics projects and Hospitality students showcasing their delicious muffins to our guests at Morning Tea. If you would like your own personalised tour of Bishop Tyrrell’s facilities, please don’t hesitate to call our Registrar on (02) 4979 8484.

Every two years Bishop Tyrrell seeks parent, staff, and student feedback through the Perspectives Survey. Our College staff have a continuous improvement mindset and are pleased to receive feedback on all aspects related to the education of the children in our learning community. We would be grateful if you could take the time to complete the survey you would have now received.

Kind regards

Suzanne Bain
Principal

 

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Preschool

This week the Sparkles have been busy being confident and involved learners, through our room interests of construction, vehicles, and dramatic play. We have scaffolded …

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Preschool

This week the Sparkles have been busy being confident and involved learners, through our room interests of construction, vehicles, and dramatic play. We have scaffolded onto their interest in vehicles adding a garbage truck, information book, and hands-on recycling exploration tub. During group time we have extended this learning through a recycling game and the introduction of household items that are either rubbish, compost, or recycling. The children are now able to identify each bin type and we will continue discussing what belongs in each bin.

We have revisited the construction site above Preschool, and the Sparkles were amazed to see an excavator and a dump truck onsite, along with many white pipes set in (presumably for the house plumbing), and many workmen in their safety clothing. This discovery was extended by additions of work boots, extra hi-vis vests, and walkie-talkies to expand the Sparkles interest during dramatic play indoors. For outdoor play, a variety of pipes have been added to the dump trucks in the dirt pit.

As it was National Simultaneous Storytime this week the Sparkle friends enjoyed the book ‘Give me some space!” by Phillip Bunting. This year was extra special as it was read by a real astronaut who lives and works on the International Space Station. Dr. Shannon Waker read the captivating story in zero gravity, with even the book floating on its own. This has provoked much discussion between the Sparkle friends, with many questions to investigate.

During relaxation time this week, we have been listening to cultural stories from around the world, many of these have been in a different language, some of the Sparkles have recognised the words and shared it with their Families.

Our interest in different cultures and where they live has evolved into an exploration of flags in the Treasures room. We learned that each country has a unique flag and the flag represents the values and beliefs of the people who live there. We spent some time examining our Australian flag and learned that the blue background represents the water that surrounds our land. We read on further and found out that the five white stars represent The Southern Cross. Upon learning this new and interesting information, we discovered several other flags in our book. Each of the children was given the opportunity to choose a flag that appealed to them. With some help from educators, the children identified the country the flag belonged to and the meaning behind its unique colours and symbols. Many of the children decided to follow this up by drawing the flag too.

This experience allowed each of the children to develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching, and investigating.

The Gems have continued to explore the human body by enquiring about how we breathe and the respiratory system. We read some stories about breathing and learned that we breathe in oxygen which fills our lungs and breathe out carbon dioxide which is our used air. We then made our own individual sets of lungs using balloons and straws which showed how our lungs fill with oxygen when we breathe in.

Esther – “Our lungs are red because there is blood in them”.

Ruhani – “There is air in our lungs when we breathe”.

Mia – “Our lungs breathe oxygen”

Outdoors Esther, Meha, Eliza, and Matilda found an insect which led to discussions on what organs are inside a bug and whether they had bones and predictions on what animals have skeletons.

“Bugs don’t have bones they are small “- Eliza

“Bugs have a heart “- Aanya

“Cheetahs have legs and bones to make them run “– Meha

“Giraffes have necks so they can stretch it “– Noah

“Elephants have bones “– Miles

We then looked at Bees on National bee day and learned that bees have a heart, no lungs, and no bones they have an exoskeleton which is often known as a shell.

By identifying the different parts of their bodies and their functions, the children are strengthening their ability to take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical well-being which links to Outcome 3 of the Early Years Learning Framework, Children have a strong sense of well-being.

Michelle Neylan
Preschool Director

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Primary

It was wonderful to see all the parents at last week’s sports carnival. The sun was shining, and the students were in fine running form, …

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It was wonderful to see all the parents at last week’s sports carnival. The sun was shining, and the students were in fine running form, but most importantly the sportsmanship was there to see for everyone to enjoy. It warmed our hearts to see competitors at the end of each race or field event hug and congratulate each other on their efforts.  As you would be aware by now the electronic timers at the venue malfunctioned and allocated the wrong times during the 100m events. Although we would like to think 8-year-olds could run 100m in 9 seconds, we have decided to re-run the 100m events next Monday. Please see the email from Mr Eddy for more details.

This week we had our first open day since Term 1 last year and it was fantastic to invite prospective parents to tour the College facility. Our Year 6 leaders did a tremendous job leading the groups around and were fine ambassadors. If you know of someone interested in finding more about enrolment encourage them to visit our website for more details. Kindy enrolments for 2022 have already started and I look forward to meeting more families and their little ones over the coming months.

On Wednesday of this week, it was National Sorry Day which gives people the chance to come together and share the steps towards healing for the Stolen Generations, their families, and communities. Each class explored some themes relating to the people and discussions were had as to what we can do as individuals to continue the healing. Next week students will participate in activities relating to Reconciliation Week giving students the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of the rich aboriginal culture in our wonderful country.

Kindy

On Wednesday of this week, Kindy got together to have a whole Kindy talk about National Sorry Day. We listened to a few minutes of a kids news Podcast by The ABC explaining the importance of the day, we then read the story “Sorry Day”. KLB demonstrated our daily Acknowledgment of Country to the rest of Kindy.

This afternoon KLB read a second story about how being unkind can leave lasting damage on people’s hearts. After looking at some Aboriginal artwork the children created these beautiful wrinkled hearts.

Year One

Year 1 was very lucky to have two guest speakers come to talk to us about being a police officer. Students were able to ask a variety of questions and view police tools and uniforms. The Year 1 students used this information to create an information report in writing.

We have continued exploring different cultural festivals around the world throughout our History unit. Students have immersed themselves in the topic of creating lanterns, Mandala art, and reading and exploring a variety of enriching texts.

Year 2

Year 2 have been working hard in the classroom, endeavoring to challenge themselves in their learning. Students have finished their unit on the whole numbers in Mathematics and have moved on to using the jump strategy to solve addition and subtraction equations. They are learning to create their own number lines and to jump by multiples to make their work more efficient. Students are also learning that ensuring their work is neat and tidy assists in gaining accurate answers. In Science, students have continued to increase their knowledge on water, completing specific experiments on ‘run off’ and exploring the importance of dams, springs, and bores to access and conserve water. Using this knowledge, they discussed the sequence of the water story, describing how it gets from the sky to our taps, and used their coding knowledge to show their understanding. In History, students have continued to explore communication from the past, looking at the advantages and disadvantages of smoke signals, morse code, and semaphore flags.

In Week 5, Year 2 began their Deep Learning project that is based on their Science unit on water. Through the exploration of literature, students used their collaboration skills and brainstormed some of the problems and common themes found in the picture books, ‘The Flood’ and ‘Drought’ by Jackie French and ‘Two Summers’ by John Heffernan. Once we had shared our ideas, we looked at real-world examples of these problems in our local environment. We will continue on our Deep Learning journey each Monday afternoon to see if we can connect our learning to make a difference in the world.

Year 3 began their ‘Deep Learning Journey’ last week as they started to inquire into how Mathematics is found in different workplace Jobs.  So far we have explored how maths is important for many different professions, as it allows a number of different workers to complete their jobs to the best of their abilities. This week we focused on maths in the food industry, we learned how a Chef needed to understand specific mathematical concepts so they could make a recipe correctly and how restaurants ‘cost’ meals before they are put onto a menu. It has been very interesting so far and who knows where next week will take us???

During History, we have been exploring the relationship Aboriginals have shared with the land and their ‘care for country’ way of life. It has been fascinating listening to the point of view of a number of different Aboriginal elders and Torres Strait Islanders as the Year 3 students have painted a picture in their minds about the links they create from the past to the modern world we all share now. As we head towards the end of Term 2 we will be beginning to create a ‘postcard from the past’ which will explain what we have learned in areas that celebrate our Australian Indigenous cultures.

Year Four has embraced the new band program for 2021 and thriving in extra ensemble groups. Wednesday afternoons our halls are filled with the sounds of strings, woodwind, and drums. Students have the incredible opportunity to play with Year 5 students and work in larger groups to build their musical skills. Staff couldn’t be prouder of students embracing classical songs, national anthems, and sometimes even the Jaws Theme. It is so rewarding watching the children’s skulls develop and the smiles on their faces as it all comes together.

Year Five

On Friday last week, Year Five thoroughly enjoyed meeting the award-winning author and illustrator, Sami Bayly. Students were able to experiment with their creative artistic skills, as Sami Bayly demonstrated how to draw ugly and dangerous animals that are presented in her books. In class, Year 5 has begun looking at the Gold Rush in History and how that shaped Australia as we see it today. In Writing, they are learning the art of poetry and have created some entertaining pieces modeled on the rhyming couplets method Roald Dahl employs in his ‘Dirty Beasts’ poems. This week in Film Studies, students have enjoyed analysing the film techniques and themes shown in the short films ‘Lou’ and ‘Lifted’.  Last Thursday, Students participated in the Athletics carnival. Students had an enjoyable day, and it was great to see the high levels of participation amongst students.

Year 6 has been working towards the end of the term with persistence and resilience. Within English, students continue to construct biographies on a chosen relative and have been honing their typing skills whilst editing their final copies of the assessment. We have journeyed down the Mekong, wandered through a devastated Phnom Penh during Khmer Rouge times, and battled through the Cambodian jungle while following the story of a young boy named Vithi in the novel, ‘Little Brother’. Students continue to amaze their teachers with their innate spelling skills and believe they could challenge Captain Durie to a spelling competition at an upcoming assembly. Within Mathematics, students are working tirelessly to increase their effort, accuracy, and mastery whilst completing energisers, rich tasks, modules, and mini-lessons. Many students are challenging themselves to obtain their set learning goals well and truly before the term’s end. We were delighted to join in with part of Year 1 Sport on Thursday, meeting up with their buddies from last year. It was heart-warming to see the connections and fun had by all students, not to mention the sportsmanship shown by Year 6 in ‘allowing’ Year 1 students to win the games. We have also taken the opportunity to enjoy this beautiful Autumn weather in our Primary Courtyard while completing our daily reading sessions.

Mark Durie
Head of Junior School

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Deep Learning Projects 2021 Bishop Tyrrell is a Deep Learning School. We are part of a global initiative that seeks to activate students’ innate desire …

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Deep Learning Projects 2021

Bishop Tyrrell is a Deep Learning School. We are part of a global initiative that seeks to activate students’ innate desire to connect and be curious through authentic deep learning. Our goal at Bishop Tyrrell is to foster new pedagogies for deep learning so that students can contribute to the common good, address global challenges and flourish in turbulent and complex times.

Last week saw the commencement of the 2021 projects.

Years 5-8 – City of the Future

Week 1 – Students were introduced to the learning outcomes and overarching task. Students were able to offer their opinions on futuristic concepts, create innovation and focus on building a team. Students worked through what makes a good team and why.

Week 2 – This week students will investigate rising trends in the food industry due to food shortages, environmental concerns, and technology advancements.

Years 9-11 – Business Builders

Week 1 – Students were introduced to the unit and began to ideate. As students will be finalising their idea by the middle of the next session, it is important to encourage them to continue ideating until the next session.

Week 2 – This week students will decide on the business avenue they would like to investigate.

They will finalise the formation of their teams and conduct a competitor analysis.

Online Years 10 and 12 Parent Teacher Interviews

Wednesday 2nd June March 4.00 pm – 8.00 pm

Years 10 and 12 Parents / Caregivers have been sent information about how to book and attend these online interview sessions. Please check your emails for these instructions.

Online Year 10 Subject Selection Information Session (for Year 11 in 2022)

Wednesday 2nd June March 8.00 pm – 9.00 pm

Years 10 Parents / Caregivers and students have also been invited to attend a 2022 Subject Information Session from 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm discussing Year 11 and 12 subjects, the HSC, and the ATAR. I will also be to explain to you what subjects we have on offer at Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College and to answer any questions you may have about the subject selection process.

Study Skills Tip – PERFORMANCE: Neuroplasticity – The Elastic Brain

Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to form and reorganise connections in the brain, especially in response to learning or experience.

What we now know from this form of brain science is that:

  1. Your brain grows and changes depending on your experience and environment.
  2. If you don’t use certain skills you will “lose them”.
  3. Knowing how to “rewire” your brain will help you improve your ability and intelligence.

 What does this mean for you practically?

You can train your brain and rewire it to help achieve your goals.

  1. Commit to short practice sessions.
  2. Be sure when you practice you are doing it correctly.
  3. That means shorter more intense practice sessions.
  4. Try to practice in the same environment you will need to perform in.

Ms Tania Lloyd
Deputy Principal / Head of Secondary

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Secondary Pastoral

Developing personal character in students While society might value qualities like ambition, intelligence, or sporting prowess, at Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College we celebrate and grow …

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Secondary Pastoral

Developing personal character in students

While society might value qualities like ambition, intelligence, or sporting prowess, at Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College we celebrate and grow personal character in our students. There is nothing wrong with striving for excellence in academics, creative pursuits, or any other field of endeavour. However, the good personal character should underpin all such efforts.

In Chapel this week, Mr Mark Story talked about God’s word consistently highlighting the importance of developing personal characteristics such as wisdom, humility, and a teachable spirit.

By supporting our students with their personal development, we hope they will become young men and women with character traits that equip them for lives of significance and service.

Personal growth: moral and intellectual character

Personal character is hard to define but is something we recognise when we see it. What we do know is that personal character reveals itself in actions.

There are two types of personal character:

  • Moral character (actions)
  • Intellectual character (thoughts)

Your moral character consists of your actions and behaviours which reflect who you are. As such, moral character is developed through repeated behaviours that shape who you are becoming. Exemplary moral character is evident by displaying ‘right behaviours’, consistently.

Your intellectual character consists of your inner attitudes and dispositions toward things like truth, knowledge and understanding. It is the cognitive (thought) dimension of personal character. Exemplary intellectual character is evident through devotion to seeking the truth.

Moral and intellectual character are linked as moral failure is typically the outworking of defective intellectual character. Our thoughts guide our actions. Our goal at the College is for all our students to continue growing in personal character.

House Cultural Challenge

The Secondary School students are working hard on their contributions to the House Cultural Challenge which will be held on the last day of this term. Combined Music videos are being prepared, 6 and Under groups are rehearsing their songs and artworks are underway with paint being splashed around all over the place.

Ms Tania Lloyd
Deputy Principal / Head of Secondary

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Athletics carnivals, netball gala days, futsal tournaments, rugby league trials, touch football, mountain biking championships, and AFL State Championships have made for a jam-packed fortnight …

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Athletics carnivals, netball gala days, futsal tournaments, rugby league trials, touch football, mountain biking championships, and AFL State Championships have made for a jam-packed fortnight of Sport.

The highlight of this fortnight comes from the Primary and Secondary Athletics Carnivals that took place in Week 5. Under the shining sun and clear blue skies, students ran, jumped, threw, and battled their way through track and field events. The collegial spirit was immense amongst students, none more so than our Year 12 students. In their final carnival, they led the way in participation and support for each other. It was wonderful to see their enjoyment in competing followed by celebrating the successes of their peers. Well done Year 12!

Primary followed on Thursday and were cheered on by the hundreds of peers and spectators as they raced down the main straight, launched shot puts and discus’s, soared through the air, and jumped to dizzying heights. Wonderful levels of participation were evident, as was the support given to one another. Our K-1 students didn’t miss out on the action and it was heart-warming to see their excitement at competing in their first athletics carnival, evident by their smiling faces as they raced down the track in the 70m sprint.  A big thank you must be given to our Secondary students who assisted on the day, making for a well-run event.

The results for Secondary, including age and house champions, will be announced at the Week 7 assembly. The Primary results will be announced at the Week 8 assembly, as we complete our 100m sprints next Monday at Hunter Sports Centre, Glendale.

Our Under 14, 16, and Opens Girls battle it out at the HRIS Netball Gala Day this Monday. They fought hard with varying results throughout the day. Well done to all that participated, you represented the College wonderfully and according to Miss Trimble, followed instructions and advice given by coaches and greatly improved throughout the day.

Mrs. Welch had the following to say about our Under 16 Girls Futsal Team. Our Under 16 girls played in the NNSW Regional Futsal Championships at Maitland this week, playing their hearts out and making it to the Grand Final. They were eventually awarded runners-up, within a 4-1 loss. However, because they finished in the top 2 they are through to the NNSW State Futsal Championships in Maitland in a few weeks!!! What a fantastic achievement for the girls who only had 1 sub all day.

Our Under 16 Boys attended the NNSW Regional Futsal Championships at Maitland this week also. They began the day against stiff competition and bounced back from the defeat to capture a draw and a resounding 5-1 win in the last game. Well done to all of the boys who attended, you represented the College wonderfully.

Our Primary Futsal team also attended the NNSW Regional Futsal Championships this week. Mrs. Johns had this to say about her team..“On Monday, the Stage 3 Futsal team headed to Maitland Basketball Stadium to participate in the Northern NSW Futsal Gala Day. The team played fantastically and ended up drawing in the first game 1-1, winning the second game 11-0, winning the third game 9-0, and losing the fourth game 4-1. Unfortunately, we missed out on playing in the semi-finals by 1 point. Throughout the day, the team worked so well with exceptional passing, great communication, amazing resilience, and perseverance, and displayed a positive and encouraging team spirit. It was a challenging, yet fun day and Mrs. Johns was very proud of the team’s attitude and efforts”. Well done to all involved.

This week, Ryan Bonham attended the Under 15 NSW AFL Championships as a member of the NSW CIS team. He performed outstandingly well and has earned a spot on the NSW All Schools Under 15 AFL Team. A huge achievement for Ryan and we will share more details, including some photos, when they come in later this week. Congratulations!

We also had some exciting individual sporting achievements occurring outside of the school environment the past fortnight. Congratulations to Caden Neill, who was offered a place in the Northern NSW Football’s U/13 Boys Talent Support Program. He will complete the 10-week program as he aims to make the Newcastle Jets Academy Squad. Caden started his training this week and we wish him all the success on his footballing journey. We also had our budding golfer, Nash Peattie hitting straight to come away with 1st place at the Jack Newton Junior Golf Tournament held at Charlestown. This was followed by another 1st Place finish at the same tournament held at Merewether Golf Club last Sunday. A wonderful achievement Nash, congratulations.

We look forward to another exciting fortnight of Sport.

Rob Eddy
College Sport Coordinator

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Creative Arts

Creative and Performing Arts  Creative and Performing Arts Fortnightly Event and Rehearsal Calendar – Please click here to access this calendar.   College Music Production …

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Creative and Performing Arts 

Creative and Performing Arts Fortnightly Event and Rehearsal Calendar – Please click here to access this calendar.

 

College Music Production 2021 

The College is excited to announce the 2021 College Cast of Mary Poppins Jnr.

The Creative Team would like to congratulate these students on their outstanding achievements.

The College’s show-run of Disney’s Mary Poppins Jnr. will take place in the first week of Term 4. Please keep an eye out for ticket pre-sales!

College Music Program 

A reminder – Opportunities for Gifted and High Potential Music Students

The College has established two new programs targeting our high number of Gifted and High Potential Music students, every Wednesday from 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm.

These classes take the form of a Theory/Musicianship class catering for all levels, and a Performance Workshop Masterclass series available to students who have attained a minimum of Grade 3 A.M.E.B/Trinity, or equivalent, providing them the opportunity to perform for an exciting roster of musicians to receive individual and detailed feedback on their performance practice.

To express your interest and register your child please complete the form via the QR code here.

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Instrumental Teacher Profile

STAFF PROFILE – Introducing Jeremy Borthwick

Jeremy Borthwick is considered one of the finest jazz trombonists and band leaders in the country. He is also a highly respected educator with regular appearances at many clinics, camps, and workshops each year, as well as a large number of private students.

He has performed and toured with many great international jazz artists including Cleo Laine, Jim McNeely, Bert Joris, Florian Ross, John Hollenbeck, Charles Tolliver, Jon Cleary, Barney McCall, Spoon, Philip Johnson, Alan Youngblood, and Chris Potter. He works regularly with many leading Australian musicians including Dan Barnett, James and John Morrison, Mike Knock, Phil Slater, James Muller, The Catholics, Steve Hunter, Johnathon Zwartz, Dave Theak, Andrew Dickeson, Evan Lohning, Anthony Howe, James Ryan, George Washing Machine, Jon Stevens, Monica Trapaga and the Unity Hall Jazz Band.

Projects have included his quartet “Exposed Bone”, the “JazzGroove Mothership Orchestra”, the “Bogalusa Strutters”, “The Rehab Brass Band”, “The Vanguard Players”, ”The Unity Hall Jazz Band”, “Dan Barnett Big Band”, “Mucho Mambo” and several other working bands and original projects.

He has performed at most major festivals in Australia, and also several in New Zealand and Europe including Montreaux and Ascona. He has released two albums featuring his original music, “Volume 1 – Smokin’ da Bone” and “Volume 2 – Plugged”, which was voted in the top ten albums for 2007 by SMH. To add to this impressive list Jeremy has appeared on over twenty recordings as a sideman.

Jeremy currently conducts College showband and leads Trombone sections and band rehearsals in Year 3 to 5 Instruments Programs.

To enquire about both trumpet ad trombone lessons for your child with Jeremey here at the College please email: borthwickj@btac.nsw.edu.au

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Instrumental Lessons

 Here at Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College we embrace proven research that shows a clear correlation between the engagement in learning and playing a musical instrument, and brain development in young people – even from as early as infanthood.

The skills students develop when involved in music education, and the learning of an instrument, include communication, insight into others, cooperation and collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving, and ability to make connections across complex ideas. As you know, such skills are imperatives to enhance lifelong learning, and are integral in preparing your child for the real world – regardless of their future career endeavours.

I would like to take this opportunity to again share this clip with parents and caregivers:

Instrumental lessons are now available on campus before, during and after College hours. The College proudly boasts a some of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley’s most talented and experienced instrumental staff. To enquire about lesson availability fees etc, please go to CALEB – Co-Curricular – Instrumental Music Lesson. Here you can follow the links to contact Instrumental staff directly. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Mr Ross rossg@btac.nsw.edu.au.

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Mr Gareth Ross
Head of Creative Arts and Performance ­­­­­­­

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Library News

Sami Bayly Illustrator visit Year 3-6 Students (and Staff) were thrilled to meet best-selling author and illustrator Sami Bayly last week when she visited the …

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Library News

Sami Bayly Illustrator visit

Year 3-6 Students (and Staff) were thrilled to meet best-selling author and illustrator Sami Bayly last week when she visited the College. As well as sharing a wealth of fascinating facts about some incredible animals, she also gave us a special sneak preview of her latest book The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Peculiar Pairs in Nature (due out in September), and even taught us how to draw some dangerous and ugly animals ourselves!

 

Adrianna Demmocks
Librarian and Careers Advisor

 

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News & Notices

Trivia Night  When you walk around the school, there is a strong sense of connectedness, of community and it is something that we have worked …

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News & Notices

Trivia Night 

When you walk around the school, there is a strong sense of connectedness, of community and it is something that we have worked hard to develop over
the years. The annual Year 12 fundraiser is part of Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College’s tradition that cultivates a strong sense of belonging to our community. This year, Year 12 has chosen to support Sea Shepherd Australia. Tickets are $25 per person. $20 of which will go straight to Sea Shepherd and $5 will go towards a cash prize on the night.  Plus, did somebody say dress up?  Yup! And the theme is….you guessed it! NAUTICAL. So dust off your sailor’s outfit and join us on the 5th of June!

Click here to book now 

Year 10 Vaccinations 

If your child was absent for Vaccinations that occurred this week, an opportunity for catch-up will occur on the 3rd of September. Alternatively, you can have the vaccination performed by your GP should you prefer to do so. Any child that missed their vaccination will be contacted closer to the catchup date with details of arrangements made. Vaccination forms can be returned to your child’s Tutor Teacher.

Nappy Collective

The Nappy Collective

Bishop Tyrell Anglican College has committed to fundraising for The Nappy Collective. Twice a year The Nappy Collective collects nappies from around Australia to distribute to families in need. Our target is to fill up Mark Durie’s office in Primary!  We are only halfway so please buy some nappies for this initiative during your next shop and drop them into College Office.

Around 1 in 10 Australian mums will struggle to afford the nappies they need for their babies.