Bishop Druitt College
|Bishop Druitt College|
|Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
|Motto||Faithfulness in Service.|
|Principal||Nick Johnstone (2018-present), Alan Ball (2010-2017), Roger Oates (2004-2009), Victor Branson (1994-2003)|
|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).
The College commenced operations in 1994 with an enrolment of 57 primary school students. 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.
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).
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.
The school's houses are named after significant people in Australia's history and are as follows:
- Cottee, named after Kay Cottee (Blue)
- Hollows, named after Fred Hollows (Red)
- Kngwarreye, named after Emily Kngwarreye (Orange)
- Murray, named after Les Murray (Green)
- O'Shane, named after Pat O'Shane (Yellow)
- Sutherland, named after Joan Sutherland (Black)
House shield winners from past years have included: