Explore 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.

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

What is the BDC difference?

It is not really the BDC difference - it is the BDC advantage. We are a community. We are innovative. We are inclusive and we prepare children for an exciting, dynamic life.

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“My time at Bishop Druitt College nurtured my thirst for knowledge and faith in the kindness of people. Ten years on it's clear that this set me on the path to follow my passion and to make a positive impact in the world.“
— Lucy Cooper | College Dux and Captain 2009 | ATAR 99.35 Renewable Energy Engineering Graduate (UNSW) 2013 | First Class Honours | Renewable Energy Engineering Thesis Prize

Student Life

Learning & Teaching

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

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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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Beyond the Classroom

Students develop diverse skills, find new passions, expand friendship groups and build upon their sense of belonging.

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Latest News

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Thu, Feb 20 2020

One half of the...

Harry Buchanan (top left), one half of the Components Café team, grew up in Dorrigo...

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Wed, Feb 12 2020

Ambitious Amber

At BDC Amber Ford achieved an Academic Excellence Award in Technical Drawing and Visual Arts 2003...

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Tue, Jan 14 2020

BDC student 1st in...

Craig Verbruggen, Director of Learning and Teaching at Bishop Druitt College (BDC), says the class...

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Wed, Dec 4 2019

Students working with ‘The...

Pictured from left: Georgette Sonter (Warrrina Women and Children’s Refuge), Alli Martin, Asra Salman, Rev...

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Mon, Nov 25 2019

Bond University gives 50%...

Ebony Young and Olivia Gerrad Class of 2019 at Bishop Druitt College, have been successful...

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Thu, Nov 14 2019

Local students taking out...

Pictured from left: Jasmin Henson Gallardo, Tilly Howard, Alison Hollier. Bishop Druitt College students have...

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Upcoming Events

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Thu, May 7 2020

Mother's Day Breakfast


111 North Boambee Road, Coffs Harbour, 2456

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Tue, May 26 2020

Open Day


111 North Boambee Road, Coffs Harbour, 2450

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Fri, Feb 28 2020

Mud Run


111 North Boambee Road, Coffs Harbour

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Thu, Feb 20 2020

BDC Playgroup


OSHC room at BDC

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