Primary

Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College - Fletcher, Newcastle, Williamtown

Because education is a gift for life

Our students are inspired to learn, lead and serve in a caring, Christian environment. Every child is known, cared for and nurtured to grow – physically, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. Primary School students benefit from a dedicated classroom teacher who can support the needs of each child.

We are focussed on providing diverse learning experiences – we believe every student can find something they are passionate about and be given the opportunity to excel. Our Primary education program is the foundation to providing a lifelong love of learning.

The Primary School is located in the Broughton, Pearson and Housden buildings. Each area of the College has an allocated play area which means that while younger children are segregated from older students, they still benefit from all of the College’s facilities and amenities.

Hours

8.35am to 3.00pm

Curriculum

In addition to Maths and Literacy, students learn Science, History and Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE). Students also have a specialist teacher for Physical Education, Music and Library each week.

Music

Instrumental lessons are available for flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba, drums, percussion, guitar, bass guitar, violin, viola, cello, voice and piano. Group musicianship lessons are also available.

In Years 3 and 4 it is compulsory for all students to learn an instrument.

Sport

Students participate in Physical Education lessons with a specialist teacher every week. For more information about our sporting program, please visit our Sport page.

Technology

Classrooms are modern and bright and have been equipped with the latest technology.

  • Interactive whiteboard in every classroom
  • High-speed wireless internet throughout the campus
  • Dedicated Primary School Computer Lab complete with Programming, Graphic, Audio and Video Editing solutions
  • Students in Kindergarten to Year 2 have access to iPads and PCs in classrooms
  • Years 3 to 6 students bring an iPad to school each day as part of the College’s Bring Your Own Device policy

For more information on our education program, please read our Parent Handbook.