Discover Bishop Druitt College

Our purpose is to transform the lives of our students every day, with the aim of Bishop Druitt College being the foremost K-12 college on the North Coast of New South Wales.

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Discover the BDC Advantage

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Meet our Principal

'The student journey at BDC is more than a collection of exciting educational opportunities. It is a transformative experience.'

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“At Bishop Druitt College we see the balance between an outstanding academic environment and a safe and caring pastoral community as being the key to producing world prepared citizens.“

Our Vision & Values

Bishop Druitt College was founded on the pursuit of excellence, with the vision of creating a premium K-12 independent educational experience.

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Our Philosophy

Learning should be innovative, adaptive, resourceful and collaborative.

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The BDC Advantage

Learning & Teaching

Our mission is to ‘light fires not fill buckets’.

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High Performance & Athlete Development

A program designed to be supportive, flexible and responsive to individual student needs, and will help provide our students who are at elite levels in performance, composing, dance and sports to continue to strive at the highest level.

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Enhancing Wellbeing

A supportive and caring environment where students can reach their intellectual, spiritual, physical, emotional and social potential.

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“As a graduate engineer at Cochlear, it is with great pride that I reflect on Bishop Druitt College as an open door to the world that I know and love today. The value I place on community, my respect for education and my closest friendships are all anchored here.“
— Hugh Chan | Dux of Bishop Druitt College 2012


Latest News

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Tue, Nov 28 2023

Bishop Druitt College recognises...

Bishop Druitt College proudly announces the recipient of the prestigious 2023 King Constantine Medal, awarded...

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Thu, Nov 16 2023

Chaplain's Chat - Christmas...

Last week was the first time rain fell in a significant amount since early autumn...

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Wed, Nov 15 2023

Principal's update Term 4...

The last fortnight has been a busy time at the college with Performing Arts Awards...

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Wed, Nov 15 2023

Sport update Term 4...

Congratulations to Year 9 students Karl Turner and Quinn Evans (HPP) on their selection in...

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Wed, Nov 15 2023

Performing Arts Term 4...

Performing Arts Awards EveningLast Thursday evening, the college held its first annual Performing Arts Awards...

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Wed, Nov 15 2023

BDC Alumnus Doctor Shannon...

Bishop Druitt College Alumnus Shines in Astrophysics: Dr. Shannon Melrose's Inspiring JourneyIn 2003, a young...

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Upcoming Events

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Mon, Jun 20 2022

BDC Playgroup Locations


Valla Beach Community Hall, Emerald Beach Cherry Haven, Urunga Neighbourhood Centre, Coffs Harbour Bishop Druitt College

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Wed, Dec 6 2023

BDC Community Christmas Carols


111 North Boambee Road, Coffs Harbour

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