Winner of Teacher Professional Learning Scholarship announced.

Monday, 23 Sep 2019

Bishop Druitt College would like to announce that the inaugural FXBC Fuji Xerox Teacher Professional Learning Scholarship winner is Mark Freeman. This scholarship is to the value of $3000 and has been generously donated by Gary Evans, Dealer Principal, Fuji Xerox Business Centre Mid North Coast.

Mark will be undertaking a leadership session regarding improving outcomes through Talk for Writing, a second session focussing on reading into writing, shared writing and creative writing and a number of school visits to recommended Talk for Writing schools. 

BDC is also pleased to announce there is a second winner in 2019, Rev Naomi Cooke, who will use her scholarship to attend a Holy Pilgrimage to Nazareth and Jerusalem. This will include a spiritual component and an academic component. This event is being led by the Dean of the Cathedral, the Very Reverend Dr Greg Jenks.

‘We have been partners with BDC for many years and at Fuji Xerox Business Centre Mid North Coast we have a policy of trying to give back every year. This scholarship came about while speaking with BDC Principal Nick Johnstone and we both agreed on the program. There has been really good interest and we are planning to run the program again next year.’ Gary Evans, Dealer Principal, Fuji Xerox Business Centre Mid North Coast. 

‘We value our partnership with Gary and his team and are excited that we can work together to enrich what staff bring to BDC and therefore deliver to our students.’ Nick Johnstone BDC Principal. 

‘This a fantastic initiative and I feel so privileged to be a part of the first round.’ Mark Freeman BDC Teacher. 

‘This is fantastic news - super exciting for both Mark and I’. Naomi Cooke BDC Chaplain. 

Gary said, ‘If we didn’t donate the funds for this program, no-one would and it wouldn't happen’. 

Congratulations to our two scholarship winners Mark and Naomi.