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The Arts

Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College - Fletcher, Newcastle, Williamtown

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Our comprehensive Arts program encourages students to explore and express their creativity through a range of mediums. Students at Bishop Tyrrell have a range of Arts experiences available to them.


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.

Co-curricular Music opportunities include Junior Choir, Junior Percussion Ensemble, String Ensemble, Senior Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, College Band, Senior Vocal Class and College Choir.


Students in Years 9 to 12 can study Drama as part of the curriculum or through participation in co-curricular activities.

Drama has become an integral part of the education program at Bishop Tyrrell. The College offers Performing Arts scholarships and boasts a dedicated Drama room.

Students explore a range of theatrical experiences. They will make, create and present. Drama in oral, practical and written forms and will learn how to use the body and the voice and develop expression and imagination.

Highlights of the Drama program are the Drama productions and Musicals which are held every second year and are performed in the Francis Batty Hall.

Visual Arts

The College has a strong Visual Arts program for students in Kindergarten to Year 12. Students design and create artworks using media, techniques and processes from a range of studio areas.

  • Animation
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing
  • Sculpture
  • Mixed Media
  • Textiles
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Photography
  • Visual Design

The study of Visual Arts allows students to express creativity, build problem-solving skills, flexible thinking, analysis and an appreciation for diversity.