Principal's Update 2021 Term 4 Week 4

Friday, 29 Oct 2021
Fight the good fight, finish the race, keep the faith.
— 2 Timothy 4:7

The end of the year is fast approaching and with that comes the excitement of end of year activities. 

2021 Valedictorians 

Firstly I wish to congratulate our 2021 Valedictorians. This group of students have survived their senior years of schooling under the constraints of COVID-19 but they have more than just survived they have thrived. I am extremely proud of this group and I know that they leave the college World Prepared.

Read the Principal’s Address to the Class of 2021 - Friday 29 October

View the gallery of images and live stream video here 

Hail Storm 

Last Wednesday the college experienced an unprecedented weather event as a 25-minute hail storm enveloped the campus. The hail was then followed up by 68 mm of rain. This event caused 22 areas around the campus to be flooded. I wish to thank the staff who kept our children safe; moved them to dry areas; and then rallied to ensure students were calm enough to get on to cars and buses when they could. Staff stayed behind sweeping paths, bailing water out of classrooms and liaising with emergency contractors and builders so that we could be back to work by Monday morning.

New and Departing Families Information

The college has almost completed the enrolment process for 2022 and to avoid waiting lists in select year groups I would appreciate it if you could advise the school if you are going to withdraw your child at any stage in Term 4 this year. 

I also encourage families who have younger children that have not yet enrolled to complete their application as soon as possible for 2023. 

Academic Scholarships for 2023 (Entry to years 7-11)

Applications for 2023 Academic Scholarships for students entering Years 7-12 will open on 1 November 2021 and close at midnight AEDST Monday 7 February 2022. 

The Academic Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a competitive examination conducted by ACER, which will take place on Saturday 26 February 2022 at Bishop Druitt College. 

Full or partial scholarships are awarded by the Principal. Please see our website for further details:

P&F Association AGM 

The P&F Association AGM is occurring on Monday 15 November. The event will be conducted online due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

Thank you to our 2021 P&F executive for their commitment to the college and students. Thank you to Krystal Morris, Belinda Musgrave, Natalie Sexton, Steph Abbott, and Leisa Nilsson.

If you are considering being a part of the 2022 executive or would just like to help out in 2022 I encourage you to nominate yourself for the 2022 committee - click here for further details - or contact the BDC P&F Association directly