News and Notices

A Message from our Troops

At the beginning of  this term, we commemorated ANZAC day (while in lockdown). As part of this, Year 6 students choose from a range of activities from the War Memorial website in Canberra. One of the activities was to ‘Write to the Troops’ (https://www.awm.gov.au/anzacathome/supporting-service-members_k). Dewinya S (one of our Primary Captains) chose this option and wrote a beautiful letter of support to our current serving troops. This week, she received a response from one of the troops. We are all delighted for her!

Dear current Troops of  Australia,

My name is Dewinya and I am 12 years old. I am writing this letter to you, as my small count of appreciation as many of us citizens couldn’t thank you within these hard times. Thank you so much for keeping many people safe and in happiness including overseas. Your everlasting determination, loyalty and love to Australia has brought Australia to how it is today.

We could never thank you enough, you have inspired countless citizens including me to respect, love and be committed to loving your land, people, animals and plants.

I am so grateful for having such determined and caring people in this world who show genuine love towards people.

I pray you are safe and happy through this difficult time in the world.

Lest we forget!

Yours sincerely,
Dewinya S – Grade 6 (Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College)

Hello Dewinya,

Thank you so much for your ANZAC email. My name is Joel and I am currently serving overseas in Kuwait supporting the operations in the fight against ISIS. Your email made me smile, it is nice to know that you are thinking about us. It makes being away from home and all the challenges of a deployment worth it.  I hope you are staying safe back at home and enjoying winter. It is summer here and today was 45 degrees. I will share your email with the other Australian soldiers and airmen, I know they will appreciate it.

Cheers,
JA OATES
CAPT
CJTF-OIR

Karen Hall
Year 6 Teacher

Year 9 IST students success in the National GROK HTML/CSS Competition

Recently students in Year 9 IST (Information Software and Technology) participated in a national competition to develop skills in web design. This included beginner, intermediate and advanced streams of HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language), CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and Javascript. Congratulations to Kusuma T and Joshua B who both achieved High Distinctions for their efforts in the Beginner stream of the Challenge. Special mention and a huge congratulations to Mufaro M who earned for himself a High Distinction in the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced strands – an amazing achievement! Hand coded web development is a life long skill and its exciting to see Bishop Tyrrell students engaging in this wonderful opportunity.

Mitch Cummings
Head of Technology and Applied Studies