Bishop Druitt College aims to provide an excellent education for boys and girls from Kindergarten to Year 12 based on a foundation of Anglican traditions. Situated on fifteen hectares in the picturesque North Boambee Valley in Coffs Harbour, Bishop Druitt College has outstanding indoor teaching and learning facilities as well as extensive outdoor recreational areas. Our goal is to develop well-rounded individuals who have a passion for learning and will have a positive impact upon the communities in which they live and work.
Bishop Druitt College has a strong history of academic success, based on recognising and nurturing a student’s individual talents while providing a safe and caring environment in which to develop. Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of learning activities with passion, commitment, creativity and innovation. There are also many students that achieve highly commendable results in areas such as Sport, Music, Spiritual and Community Service ventures. It is the combination of academic and non-academic learning that formulates the Bishop Druitt College experience.
Underpinning the success of Bishop Druitt College is a simple belief - we believe in the right of every student to learn and of each teacher to teach. Our College has a proud record of excellent academic results in statewide and nationally benchmarked tests, and has historically produced Higher School Certificate results that place it in the upper echelon of schools in New South Wales.
The Primary School at Bishop Druitt College has over four hundred students enrolled from Kindergarten to Year 6 with an average class size of 24. The Primary School uses the NSW Board of Studies curriculum for all key learning areas. In addition to classroom teachers, specialist teachers work with students in areas including: research skills, speech, Drama, Music, French, Japanese and Learning Resource Centre programs (Gifted and Talented and services assisting students facing learning challenges)
The Secondary School has classes in each year level and offers a broad choice of study programs based on the NSW Board of Studies curriculum. Bishop Druitt College has a strong history of academic success, based on recognising and nurturing the individual’s talents and providing a safe environment in which they can develop. As well as offering a thorough grounding in English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Personal Development Health and Physical Education, a wide range of electives in Technology and Applied Studies, Creative and Performing Arts and Languages is offered to students as they progress through the Secondary years. TVET courses are also supported in the senior years at Bishop Druitt College, where students can incorporate TAFE studies with their HSC schedule.
The co-curricular program of Bishop Druitt College provides enormous opportunities for our students to explore who they are and the gifts they possess. It includes sporting pursuits, community service activities, music and the arts, drama, public speaking, debating and a highly valued outdoor education program.
The co-curricular program forms an important part of life at Bishop Druitt College. Being involved is a commitment to the College, to oneself and to sharing experiences with students and teachers that might not necessarily be encountered in the daily routine. The program offers our students the opportunity to be a part of a team in an increasingly egocentric world. They encounter challenges, work together to overcome obstacles and accept judgement, learn to manage the disappointment of defeat and share the joys of success.
Pastoral care is central to the total school environment at Bishop Druitt College. Therefore, pastoral care at the College addresses the diverse needs of the community- emotionally, physically and spiritually. Pastoral care is integral to the Bishop Druitt College community where everyone has the right to be safe, to learn and to be respected and treated with dignity.
We believe that Pastoral Care provides opportunities for positive relationships and interactions within the school community, through both the formal and informal curriculum as well as promoting a holistic approach to quality teaching and learning in ways that foster the self-esteem and integrity of each person. It is the shared responsibility of every person in the community to ensure individual student needs are met in a warm and welcoming atmosphere regardless of factors such as gender, ethnic origin, race or ability.
Whether completing the HSC or starting school for the first time, Bishop Druitt College aims to provide the best platform for each student to gain knowledge and skills to prepare them to enter a world full of exciting challenges.
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