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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.

Maddie goes for gold!

FAREWELL: Gillieston Heights swimmer Maddi Elliott sent off in style to her second Paralympics by school mates at Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College. Picture: Jonathan Carroll.

Year 12 student Maddison Elliott will tonight compete in her first event at this year’s Paralympics in Rio.

Hospitality Showcase

1 Restaurant, 19 students, 70 guests and a five course menu were the ingredients required for this year’s Hospitality Showcase dinner.

This year we had the opportunity to display our talents in the award winning Pinna Restaurant located on 741 Hunter Street, Newcastle.

Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College Bids Farewell to Patron

Bishop Tyrrell Anglican bid farewell to College Patron, Mr Harry Bottriell, who sadly passed away on Friday 8th April. Mr Bottriell’s funeral was held at Christchurch Cathedral on the 15th April and was attended by many current and former staff and students who formed a guard of honour after the service to acknowledge his immeasurable care and support of the College since inception.

Bishop Tyrrell Day

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.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES

From the earliest years at Bishop Tyrrell, your child is immersed in learning opportunities which are both experiential, and open windows onto the world. This is for a number of reasons: firstly, because Bishop Tyrrell is a College that aims to be both globally aware and locally relevant. We believe that the future for your child needs to include opportunities to be involved in the great questions and vocational opportunities of the day. In our own time, that means being open to the global. Secondly, we believe that children learn best in safe but challenging environments, when they are taken out of the ordinary and placed in settings where they need to think for themselves. Finally, a Bishop Tyrrell education at its core is about teasing out the leadership potential that each child has within them. To lead in the 21st Century means, again, to be open to the global, within which all the great questions of our day are posed.

Sydney Swans visit College

Two member’s of the AFL’s Sydney Swans team visited excited Years 3 to 6 students on Tuesday 9th February to talk about their rise to elite sporting success.

Star midfielder, Dan Hannebery, and new recruit, Abe Davis spoke at the Primary School assembly, giving a memorable presentation to students.

New Scholarships announced

Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College is delighted to announce five new Academic scholarships for Year 11 students.

The School is experiencing an exciting period of growth and offers a wide range of HSC subjects. Applications are open to both current Bishop Tyrrell students and new enrolments.

Preschool fees reduced

Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College is committed to keeping quality education affordable and this year reduced its Preschool fees have been reduced to $58 per day. This represents a daily saving of $14, or a 19 percent discount.

The Preschool discounting follows a successful application for a government grant which assists with financing the delivery of this important teaching and learning program.