Congratulations to Grace Boyle

Congratulations to Grace Boyle, Year 12 2016, whose Musicology Viva Voce on the Beatles was selected as an exemplary work in the 2016 HSC Music 1 Examination. Grace’s outstanding achievement will be acknowledged as part of ENCORE 2016 Honour Roll.

From the Principal: Christmas message

As I prepare my Christmas message, we, the community, prepare for what have evolved as Christmas Day traditions.

For weeks, we are bombarded by the usual suspects proclaiming ‘the perfect Christmas gift idea’. Even online, we can’t escape it. In fact, recently I came across a website advertising a suite of somewhat unusual Christmas gifts:

A shower head with a temperature-controlled light that changes colour, turning the water from blue to red as it heats up.

Why faith is important in education

A faith-based education provides students with a strong sense of direction in life. As a collective, students share the same beliefs and values which provide a meaningful education experience.

The theologian Karl Barth offers some useful guidelines to help us understand our responsibility in responding to God’s calling.

Why we need to celebrate educational milestones

Helping students develop a success mindset has great rewards.

In a way, the old adage ‘success breeds success’ is true. There’s no doubt in our mind why we need to celebrate educational milestones.

When students are noticed and their successes are celebrated, they begin to see themselves as someone who is successful rather than as a person who is trying to become successful.

Why participation in sport is vital for children

As a nation, sport is highly valued by Australians. This year's Olympic Games brought people from around the globe together, as we witnessed the highs and lows that only sport can deliver.

As a school community, we rallied in support of our own Maddi Elliott (Year 12) as she competed on the world swimming stage in the Paralympic Games.

Kindergarten ready: preparing for big school

Starting school for the first time is a monumental occasion in a child’s life. While many young children will be excited about this new adventure, others might be feeling a little nervous.

To smooth the transition into Primary School, Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College conducted a series of Orientation Day sessions earlier this term.

From the Principal

Initial research reveals almost half of teenagers check mobile devices during the night

The Headmasters' & Headmistresses' Conference of the UK (HMC), in partnership with online safety organisation Digital Awareness UK (DAUK), has conducted a survey of 2,750 pupils aged 11-18, looking into teenage use of mobile devices overnight and the impact this is having on their health and wellbeing.