Bishop Tyrrell Day is an important event in our College calendar as it is a chance to remember the life and achievements of Bishop Tyrrell, in whose honour the College was named. This year’s celebrations took place on Wednesday 23rd March. Students in Years 3-12, parents and friends of the College gathered together in Newcastle Cathedral for a special service to commemorate Bishop Tyrrell and to welcome and commission Reverend Richard Loh as College Chaplain. Students in P-2 also gathered in the Francis Batty Hall at the College for a special Assembly to celebrate Bishop Tyrrell Day. These students were treated to a performance which highlighted special chapters in Bishop Tyrrell’s life.
The Bishop Tyrrell Day celebrations were capped off by the return of the College Fair. From 3-7 pm many College families and neighbours from the surrounding area sampled the wares and participated in a range of activities. Highlights included the return of the Dunk Tank, the hair-raising rides, the show bags, families socialising in the glorious afternoon sun and the fantastic food on offer. A number of students and staff volunteered their time to support the Parents and Friends Association. Many, many thanks must go to those tireless parents and friends who gave so much time and energy to the College in the planning stages and on the day. Money raised at the Fair will go toward air-conditioning the Francis Batty Hall which will benefit everyone in the community. We look forward to continuing the tradition of the College Fair in 2017.