Primary School

Students in Kindergarten to Year 6 learn, lead and serve in a nurturing and supportive Christian environment.

We know each child by name, and they are cared for as individuals in our school. We help them to grow physically, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. Primary School students benefit from a dedicated classroom teacher who can support their educational and personal needs.

Knowing they are valued and cared for, our Primary School students thrive throughout the journey and are well-prepared for the high school years. 

At Bishop Tyrrell, learning experiences are diverse and interesting. We believe every student can find something they are passionate about and they are given the opportunity to excel in these things. Our Primary education program is designed to be the foundation of 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, though interaction between the year groups is encouraged at times. 

All students can benefit from the College’s many facilities and amenities.

Most Primary School bell times align with Secondary, with the Primary School day ending at 3:00pm.


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, Library and STEM each week.

In 2020, we are excited to be implementing a new Deep Learning Program and the Reggio Emilia Approach. You can learn more about both programs here


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, all students participate in the Stage 2 Music Program where they choose a musical instrument that excites them. For more information on music at Bishop Tyrrell, see our Co-curricular page


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


Our classrooms are bright and modern, and have been equipped with the latest technology, such as; Interactive whiteboards in every classroom, High-speed wireless internet throughout the campus, iPads and Classroom PCs for K-1, and an exciting BYOD program for Years 2-6.


In 2020 we are excited to bring Japanese studies to the Primary curriculum for years 3-6. Students will be immersed in Japanese culture and language through experience and technology to make them truly global citizens. 


Students in Kindergarten to Year 1 have access to iPads and PCs in their classrooms.

Students in Years 2 to 4 bring an iPad to school, and Years 5 to 6 bring a Windows Laptop each day as part of the College’s Bring Your Own Device policy.

For more information on our education program, or to see our Primary school in action, please book a personal tour!

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