Sport and Outdoor Education Update - 2021 Term 4 Week 6

Thursday, 11 Nov 2021

Water Safety Programs

Years 2 and 4 are both getting into the swim with their programs going well. It is so good to be able to include this vital skill as part of our sport curriculum. 

Next week Year 6 will take part in their surf safety program.

Outside of BDC Sport Achievements
Tehani Badke Wins 2021 Achievement Rider award 

Tehani Badke of year 6 has achieved an outstanding accolade as an elite equestrian. On the back of her NSW state team selection Tehani was announced top 3 finalist in the Pony Club Australia Awards as highest Achievement rider under 13 years in Australia for the second year running. She was honoured and overwhelmed to be announced as the Winner of the 2021 award, as the best Achievement Rider under 13 years in Australia.

Tehani has represented the local area at 3 state championships in 2021 on her little mare Raleigh Fine Touch (Mary) and has also welcomed Dublin Lights (Dillon) into her competition team, using the time during covid restrictions to train and develop the team ready for upcoming events.

Please email a short report and photos to with any outside of BDC sporting achievements for inclusion in the newsletter.

Upcoming events 
Year 4 Swimming
Friday 29 October - 19 November (excluding 12 November)
Year 6 Surf Safety
Monday 15 November & Thursday 18 November - Sawtell Beach
Junior Primary Swimming Carnival
Wednesday 17 November (9.00am - 12.00pm) - Sawtell Pool
2022 Carnival Dates 
Monday 7 February
BDC Secondary Swimming Carnival
Tuesday 8 February
BDC Primary Swimming Carnival
Thursday 14 February
NCIS Primary Swimming Carnival - Alstonville
Thursday 17 March
NCIS Secondary Swimming Carnival - Alstonville
Tuesday 5 April
BDC Cross Country
Thursday 12 May
NCIS Cross Country - Lennox Head
Tuesday 14 June
BDC Secondary Athletics - C.ex Stadium
Friday 17 June
BDC Primary Athletics - BDC
Wednesday 17 August
NCIS Athletics - Coffs Harbour

Other sorting dates will be published in the coming newsletters.

Year 11 Camp

Year 11 had 2 days of outdoor activity last week. On Monday Cottee, Hollows and Kngwarreye had a great day paddling the Nymboida River, while Murray, O’Shane and Sutherland spent time at Margaret’s Field working with their peers in team building and Rites of Passage activities, finishing the day with some highly competitive ten pin bowling.

On Tuesday they swapped activities. 

These days although not the normal camp are very beneficial to the cohort as they head into their last year of schooling at BDC.

Thank you to Joel Blythe, Kate Law and Vicki Fisher, Bess-Anne Caldwell, Daniel Bartlett, James Brown, April Lord, and Nat Titcume and Simone Evans.

Year 6 camp

On Wednesday Year 6 finally got their Rites of Passage day. 

There was much excitement as they headed to Margaret’s Field, that changed in trepidation as the staff stopped them at the gate and Mr Close (who will be their year coordinator for the next 6 years) sorted them into groups, you could hear their minds spinning trying to work out which group they would be put in. Once they were all grouped, Mr Close changed them around until asking them why they thought they were put in a particular group, there were some interesting answers.

After entering the circle around the fire pit and listening to instructions, they were put in their final groups, their tutor group.

It was a fun filled day learning about yourself and others in your group through games and challenges.

This program is designed to help students in their transition to secondary school.

Thank you to Mark Freeman, Terry Close, Truus Meulenbroeks, Sally Crane, Kayla Lewis, Patrick Galvin and Glenn McNeil.

Thank you to the year 10 BBQ cooks for the 3 days of outdoor ed, I couldn’t have done it without them!

  • Ziggy Brown 
  • Jesse Cameron 
  • Caden McClelland 
  • Lachlan Sullivan 
  • Tom O’Connor
  • Duke Rowthorne
  • Campbell Brear
  • Jamika McAulay-Earnest
2021 Camp Dates 

Year 3 Camp
Monday 29 November - Yarrahapinni
Year 2 Outdoor Education
2022 Camp Dates 
Year 7 Camp
Monday 14 - Thursday 17 February - Tea Gardens
Year 9 Camp (2021)
Monday 21 - Thursday 24 February - Pindari Adventures
Year 5 Camp
Tuesday 17 - Friday 20 May - Tyalgum Ridge Retreat

Beth Hilton
Sport and Outdoor Education Coordinator K-12
0417859252 or 66515644 ext 295.