Bishop Druitt College

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Bishop Druitt College
BDC shield.png
Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
Coordinates 30°18′S 153°5′E / 30.300°S 153.083°E / -30.300; 153.083Coordinates: 30°18′S 153°5′E / 30.300°S 153.083°E / -30.300; 153.083
Type Independent, co-educational
Motto Faithfulness in Service.
Denomination Anglican
Established 1994
Principal Nick Johnstone (2018-present), Alan Ball (2010-2017), Roger Oates (2004-2009), Victor Branson (1994-2003)
Employees ~200[1]
Enrolment 1300[2]
Colour(s) Red, white and navy blue
Slogan Dynamic, Caring, Optimistic

Bishop Druitt College (BDC), is an Independent Anglican school located in southwest Coffs Harbour. Named after Right Reverend Doctor Cecil Henry Druitt, the first Bishop of the Diocese of Grafton, it consists of a primary, middle school and senior school section (K-12).[3]


Bishop Druitt College is an independent, co-educational Kindergarten to Year 12 Anglican school situated in North Boambee on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales.

The College commenced operations in 1994 with an enrolment of 57 primary school students.[4] The original plan was for a school of just 600, but this has expanded through a building program to cater for an enrolment of over 1200 students.[2]

Secondary Curriculum[edit]

As well as compulsory study in English, Mathematics, Science, Personal Development and Health, the school provides opportunities for students to undertake electives in Technology and Applied Science, Geography, Creative and Performing Arts and Languages (including French and Japanese courses, which can be taken within the college campus, as well as Italian and German, through distance education).

School Houses[edit]

Each student belongs to a Tutor Group and a House. The Tutor Group is horizontal (the same Year level) and the House is Vertical (K-12). Students usually remain in the same Tutor Group and House for the duration of their Secondary enrolment. Students participate in sporting events and pastoral care in these house groups.[5]

The school's houses are named after significant people in Australia's history and are as follows:

House shield winners from past years have included:

Year House
2002 Kngwarreye
2003 Hollows
2004 O'Shane
2005 O'Shane
2006 O'Shane
2007 O'Shane
2008 Hollows
2009 Murray
2010 Hollows
2011 Hollows
2012 Hollows
2013 Hollows
2014 Cottee
2015 Cottee

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Staff List Archived 12 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b Enrolment Overview Archived 1 November 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Official Website
  4. ^ Bishop Druitt College, College Diary, 2007, p11
  5. ^ House System Archived 18 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine.

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