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.

The importance of drama and performing arts in education

The importance of drama and performing arts in education is significant.

Whether children have the opportunity to perform in theatre productions or help out behind the scenes, studying Drama and Performing Arts not only engages with the creative side of the brain, it also provides an ideal balance in students’ patterns of study.

Top study tips for exams

By Tania Lloyd

As our Senior students prepare to embark on the exam season, it is important that we remind ourselves of the ‘big picture’.

Students will no doubt be feeling stressed and nervous. But if they are well prepared, these feelings can be kept at bay.

Why play based games are important for early learning

By Kathryn Morelli

More and more we are seeing the benefits of play based learning in early childhood. Play allows young children to explore, identify, negotiate, take risks and create meaning from their environment.

Play based learning is described as a “context for learning through which children organise and make sense of their social worlds, as they actively engage with people, objects and representations,” (Early Years Learning Framework, 2009).

There are a number of ways that play based games are important for early learning:

The intellectual and cognitive benefits have been well documented.

How to prepare your child for Preschool

By April Cooke and Jacqui Soto 

The advent of Preschool signifies an important milestone in any family. Feelings of excitement and nervousness will no doubt come to the fore for both parents and children alike. For many families, this is the first time your child enters the big wide world alone.

5 benefits to a private education in the early years

By Peter Moulds

Early learning is not just about colouring, painting and playing dress-up. A child’s experience at Preschool can set the foundation for learning for the rest of their life. Early childhood is about learning how to learn.

Our early childhood program is based on the Reggio Emilia philosophy, providing a foundation for literacy learning.