Secondary – Pastoral

Welcome back to Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College from the Secondary School Team. It has been a great start to 2021. Seeing smiling students enjoying each other’s company after the long summer break has been fantastic. It has been a pleasure to welcome our Year 7 and new students to the College as they embark on their Secondary School journey.

From the Heads of 7-9 – Mr Brian Bull and 10-12 – Mr Mitchell Cummings

In our travels around the Secondary School, we have noted how students have settled into their classes and study regimes smoothly and we congratulate them on a great start to the academic year. Along with that, we have been very pleased with the standard of uniform being worn by most students in the Secondary School. There has been and will continue to be a focus on correct uniform wearing. This year, Secondary students that choose not to come to school in correct uniform will be required to go to Room 70 to reflect on the fact that it is their responsibility to ensure that they are in correct uniform. If any student is in doubt of the uniform standard, they can find it in their College diary on pages 11 and 12.

We also welcome several new staff to the Secondary School, and I know that they look forward to building meaningful relationships with their students. It is also timely to remind parents and caregivers that the first point of contact for Pastoral Care matters is the Tutor teacher and for Academic matters the Classroom teacher. Please refer to the lines of communication chart in the College diary on page 4.

This Year our Tutor program has Secondary School students engaging with an integrated holistic resource called Study Samurai, enjoying the sunshine each Wednesday as our “Healthy Outside Day”, engaging and reflecting on themes discussed in Chapel and Tutor time and our regular Secondary, House and Year group assemblies. As you can see, we have hit the ground running, looking forward to embracing all that is in store for 2021.

From Head of Currey House – Ms Lani Grey

This term, Currey House is organising the first out of uniform day for 2021 on Tuesday 23 February. As the new Head of Currey House, Ms Lani Grey, is continuing Currey House’s strong record of supporting the Beyond Blue Foundation and they are looking forward to raising funds to assist Beyond Blue in their mission to provide information and support to help Australians achieve their best mental health. To read more about this cause, please click here.

The Currey House Year 12 students have decided on the theme of ‘Cartoon Characters/Childhood Memories’. Students can come dressed as their favourite character or wear cartoon-inspired clothing. We want to see the cartoons that made their childhood a little more fun.

Tania Lloyd
Deputy Principal / Head of Secondary School