Secondary Academic

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