Secondary Academic

Deep Learning Projects 2021 – updates

Bishop Tyrrell is a Deep Learning School. We are part of a global initiative that seeks to activate students learning. Over the past 2 weeks, students have been moving through their projects covering:

Years 5-8 – City of the Future

Students developed design principles aligning to sustainability within a city, the school, & at home. They also discovered ways cities can be connected. Students investigated how autonomous vehicles and transport will change our cities.

Years 9-11 – Business Builders

Students are creating a Minimum Viable Product, in preparation for their launch. Students will explore promotion methods before they begin designing appropriate marketing for their business.

Study Skills Tip

Here is a summary of nine strategies to help you achieve your personal best.

  1. Identify the top 3 strategies that would make the biggest difference to your personal best performance.
  2. Schedule a time to act on those strategies.
  Strategy Description Action
1 Values


Your values are the things that are most important to you. Place your focus and energy on those activities. Identify what’s most important to you in your life.
2 Wellbeing


Look after yourself physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually so you have the energy, attitudes, and mindset to pursue your goals. How can you be less critical of yourself and rejuvenate when needed?
3 Responsibility


It can be tempting to make excuses or blame others for not achieving your goals. Being responsible for taking action you can control in your life gives you power. Blame and excuses disempowers you. What’s an area of your life you can take more responsibility and ownership?
4 High Standards


Don’t settle! Push past your comfort zone. Set high standards in all areas of your life. Seek to grow and improve to reach them. Recall a time you pushed past your comfort zone and became better at something.
5 Energy Manage your energy. The actions we take, the food we eat and the relationships we are in increase energy or drain energy. What’s one thing you need to stop or start to lift your energy?
6 Resilience


The only true failure is the failure to not live to your values? Don’t quit! Setbacks and disappointments happen. It’s how you respond that counts – persevere! How can you use a current disappointment to fuel you and help you improve?


7 Relationships


Develop positive relationships. Surround yourself with people who support you and your goals and vision for your life. Who are the top 5 positive people in your life?
8 Team


We not me! Understanding that we all need help to improve and grow means we work in teams for win-win solutions. Recall a time you received help to improve a skill? How can you also contribute to helping others?


Focus Control the controllable! There are many things competing to take your attention away. Focus on the things you can control and minimise focus and attention on those you can’t control. What’s something that has drained you, which you can’t influence and need to let go?