About Us - School Profile

Tyrrell College is a Prep to Year 12 education provider. It was formed in 1994 from combining Berriwillock, Nandaly and Sea Lake Primary Schools and Sea Lake Secondary College. Drawing on a tradition of sharing and co-operation, and a history of innovation, these schools recognised that merging on a single site would provide enhanced educational opportunities.

Tyrrell College is located in Sea Lake, a small Mallee town on the Calder Highway. This close knit rural community is well served by excellent recreational facilities and community resources. The College offers a wide range of opportunities to learn and contribute beyond schooling. The College has a student population of 180 from Prep to Year 12. It currently has 25 teaching staff and 7 Educational Support staff. It has a leadership structure of Principal, Assistant Principal and 4 Leading Teachers. Tyrrell College is focussing on the improvement of teaching and learning to help improve the generally sound educational outcomes of the students. This has provided the impetus for a change in Leadership structure with a focus clearly on Teaching and Learning.

    Purpose

    To provide a safe, positive and challenging environment in which effective teaching and learning takes place, where everyone

     is encouraged to achieve their full potential and become responsible community members.

    Values

    Respect

    Responsibility

    Doing Your Best

    Honesty and Trustworthiness

    Motto

    Your Opportunity to Succeed

Curriculum offered from Prep to Year 10 incorporates AUSVELS with an emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy; Learning Technologies; Music; and a Personal Development program. VCE, VET and VCAL are all offered at Years 10, 11 and 12 providing enhanced pathway choices. Secondary level course structures, assessment and reporting practices have been modelled on the VCE design.

Combining with the Mallee Secondary Schools Cluster and the Tyrrell Cluster of Primary Schools provides Tyrrell College with increased access to library, technical and teacher resources. Interactive distance education links help maintain a breadth of curriculum.

Students participate in an extensive range of cultural, academic and sporting activities including visiting performances, drama workshops, college productions, camps and excursions, public speaking and inter-school sport.

Tyrrell College is committed to consultation, principles of democratic management and forward planning. Open discussion on areas of school policy reflect this commitment.

Parents are welcomed and encouraged to participate in all College activities and to become partners with teachers in developing positive educational outcomes for their children. Tyrrell College will provide students with the opportunity to become independent, caring, and community-minded