From the Principal

After settling back into the routine of face-to-face teaching and creating opportunities to motivate our students to achieve their very best results, our teachers have reflected on the experience of teaching in a totally online setting.  Certainly, the highly professional way in which they adapted their technology skills during the early days of the pandemic was evident to all, but now, they are considering using a blend of these methods to the best advantage to personalise the optimum learning environment.

Senior school students tell us that they have enjoyed the opportunity to be more self-reliant as they prepare for tertiary education in University or TAFE Colleges. Tertiary scholarships are certainly on the minds of Year 12 students at present.

It was great to see the 2019 Proxime Accessit – Raramai Purazeni “back” on campus via Zoom to talk to Year 11 and Year 12 about the myriad of Scholarship opportunities available to students when they are applying for university placements.

Rara is one of the recipients of a Bachelor of Accounting Cooperative Scholarship with UTS in Sydney worth up to $54,000 over the course of her degree. She discussed other types of cooperative scholarships available at UTS as well as the sorts of opportunities available at different universities and what type of qualities students need to include in a university scholarship application.

Year 12 students have been busy applying for their 2021 university placements over the last few weeks, and along with Year 11, enjoyed participating in the first ever “HSC and Beyond Virtual Careers Expo”.  In partnership with leading universities and higher education providers, students and parents were able to chat with major NSW universities and higher education providers (in a live forum) and participate in live Q&A sessions with expert HSC teachers, careers advisors and counsellors.  There was also the facility to watch exclusive webinars and download resources to help improve their results in the HSC.  Bishop Tyrrell students are well prepared for their future!

Suzanne Bain