Our College

Our Anglican Foundation

Bishop Druitt College is first and foremost a Christian school in the Anglican tradition. The college lives out its faith in a creating and redeeming God in its day-to-day life and embraces the Gospel message of forgiveness, reconciliation, mission and service in the wider community and in the global world.

Bishop Druitt College reflects the Anglican tradition through the richness of symbol, story, ceremony and sacrament, embracing the core of Anglicanism: scripture - reason - tradition.

'The Anglican tradition at Bishop Druitt College underpins the educational mission of the college.'
Religious Education

Our youngest students use the Montessori method of 'Godly Play' to engage with the great biblical stories of the Christian tradition. The program encourages a spirit of wonder and contemplation, inviting students to respond with art, silence and mindfulness practices.

Students in Years 5-9 continue to study Christianity as well as faith, ethics and philosophy from around the world. Year 10 students may also choose to accelerate to complete the Preliminary HSC Studies of Religion course, with many continuing to complete the one or two unit HSC course by the end of Year 11.

Service

At Bishop Druitt College all students explore opportunities to use their skills and talents in serving others in the local and global context. Our range of service activities for students from K-12 include:

  • Visiting and writing to local nursing homes
  • Cooking for the local soup kitchen
  • Environmental service with beach clean ups and tree planting
  • Donating goods to the Christmas Hamper Appeal
  • Donating goods to Share the Dignity
  • Supporting Warrina Women’s Refuge with donation of goods and fundraising
  • Participation in Relay 4 Life and Surfing for the Disabled
  • Packing birthing kits for Zonta
  • Fundraising and advocacy for World Vision, the Cancer Council’s Shave for a Cure, STARRTS (NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors), Movember, White Ribbon Day, Legacy and Hope for the Homeless
  • Participating in the Act for Peace Ration Challenge
  • Our ongoing annual service and cultural visit to Cambodia
  • Weekly volunteering at the St John’s Anglican Church Op Shop
Our Link with the Grafton Diocese

Bishop Druitt College takes its name from the Right Reverend Doctor Cecil Henry Druitt, MA, DD who from 1914-1921 served as the first Bishop of the Diocese of Grafton. Bishop Druitt College was founded in the early 1990s through an initiative of Ken Langford Smith, Headmaster of the Armidale School, and the Reverend Stephen Pullin, the then Rector of St John’s Anglican Church in Coffs Harbour, and others.

Land was purchased in 1993, the building program commenced later that year and Bishop Druitt College was established as an independent school in the Anglican tradition, opening its doors to primary students in 1994. The secondary school commenced in 1995.

Our School Crest and Motto

The college crest portrays in stylised form a bishop's mitre that represents both the authority of the Anglican Diocese of Grafton and the office of the Reverend Doctor Cecil Henry Druitt, after whom the college is named. The waves evoke the waters of the Northern Rivers area in which the diocese is located and recall the same feature on the crest of the Diocese of Grafton.

The school motto Faithfulness in service is taken from a theme that Reverend Doctor Druitt addressed in a school sermon.

Our Philosophy

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Learning & Teaching

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Enhancing Wellbeing

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