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