Teaching & Learning - Secondary

Welcome to Bishop Druitt College Secondary School. We seek to realise the ideals expressed in our vision and values document through a range of excellent educational experiences.

The secondary school operates with the middle school (Years 7-9) and the senior school (Years 10-12). The approaches to teaching and learning vary depending on the age of the students within the secondary school. The pastoral care system is also organised with middle and senior school co-ordinators (one per year group).

The secondary school uses a five-stream model for Years 7, 8, 9 and 10. A sixth stream can occasionally be added to a year level group because of the demand for places. Study programs in Year 11 and 12 are based around student choice and every effort is made to customise our classes in these year groups accordingly. Each academic faculty determines its own structure in a manner that best suits the individual cohort. Therefore, some subjects may be streamed while others are not.

The college has a strong history of academic success based on recognising and nurturing the individual's talents and providing a safe environment in which to see them develop.

A thorough grounding is offered in the first two years of secondary school in English, mathematics, science, history, geography, personal development and health, technology and applied science, creative and performing arts, and languages. Many elective choices are offered in challenging disciplines for students as they progress through the secondary years.

Many recreational clubs and sporting options are also available. Our sporting tradition combines the excellence of high performing teams with the opportunity for everyone to participate at their own level.

Underpinning the academic structure of the college is the pastoral care system . Each student belongs to a tutor group and a house. The tutor group is horizontal (the same year level) and the house is vertical (K-12). Students usually remain in the same tutor group and house for the duration of their secondary enrolment.

We offer the services of exceptional educational professionals at all levels in the classroom, in technology support and in educational support services. We also offer the best pastoral care available, using our house system as the foundation for creating a caring and personal experience of the Anglican tradition.

All this in the beautiful natural environment of the Boambee Valley, minutes from Coffs Harbour and with beautiful beaches and the rainforests of the hinterland nearby.

 

 

 

 

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Empowering students within a caring and supportive learning environment with a dynamic curriculum that engages, connects, inspires, challenges and enthuses.