There is a bittersweet feeling in our school community as we approach the end of Term 3.  On the one hand, we are farewelling our Year 12 students from daily College life as they prepare for their HSC examinations.  This group of fine young people have set the benchmark for commitment to learning, academic achievement and strong leadership.  We look forward to hearing of their success in their career pathways and, as members of our College Alumni, we want them to keep in contact with the Bishop Tyrrell community after graduation.  Our online Valedictory Assembly will be streamed to College Council Members, parents, families and to students and teachers in classrooms on Friday morning.

On the other hand, we are very excited to welcome the Year 11 students to the leadership of the College from Term 4.  Parents, staff and students viewed the live-streamed ceremony on Wednesday.  I shared parts of the 2014 Commencement Address for Texas University by US Admiral William McRaven, a former Navy Seal, a widely acclaimed motivational address available online and YouTube. Lessons for ‘Life’ and ‘Leadership’ abound in this address. I am inspired every time I hear this motivational speech and I encourage you to Google and enjoy ( I know our College community will support our Year 11 students as they take on this important leadership role in the College.

Please join me in congratulating the following new Student leaders

College Captains:
Charlotte Eve and Sam Ostrowski

College Prefects:
Faith – Connor Warland
Events and Service – Oliver Carroll
Creative Arts – Serena Mamone
Sport – Jessica Cam
Student Representative Council (SRC) – Rohit Rajeev

House Captains:
Currey – Nakita Warner
Darcy – James Baker
Fletcher – Mason Taylor
Thomas – Madeleine Bailey

We wish you a happy and safe holiday break – remember always be COVID safe.

Sue Bain