Our College

The BDC Advantage

'It is not really about 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.'
Student Wellbeing
  • A caring and inclusive Christian community
  • Our K-12 Student Wellbeing Centre with chaplains, a school psychologist and a family therapist
  • A hands-on, meaningful service-learning program
  • Targeted and proactive wellbeing programs 
  • An innovative rites of passage focus 
Educational Outcomes
  • Top school on the Coffs Coast using NAPLAN and ATAR benchmarks
  • Inspirational specialist teachers working across the K-12 campus, including in languages, technologies, physical education, drama, music, learning support and library
  • Known for our academic focus and innovative practices
  • Career education and pathways coach from Year 5 to Year 12
  • Acceleration and extension opportunities across the campus
  • HSC and vocational education opportunities - with 40 course options in the senior school
Opportunities Beyond the Classroom
  • Extensive outdoor education and camps program from Year 1 through to Year 12, building student empathy, resilience, leadership and determination
  • Highest performing music program in the region with over 300 students involved in the instrumental music program
  • Excellent sporting opportunities and resources across all independent school sports, with specialist sporting academies in netball and golf
  • Member of the International Round Square network with 180 sister schools - access for students to attend national and international conferences and exchanges
Resources & Facilities
  • New wellbeing hub
  • New virtual and augmented reality laboratory (2020)
  • New school-farm partnership - 'Farnworth'
  • New STEAM Lab
  • Trade training centre with a commercial kitchen
  • Performing arts faculty with 17 music tutors and 6 performing arts teachers
  • Indoor international standard basketball centre
  • Three full-size football fields
  • New 1 GB network bandwidth - making us the fastest school on the Mid North Coast
  • Latest technology in classrooms, such as laser cutters and 3-D printers
  • Climate controlled classrooms being rolled out over the next 2 years
  • Creative arts gallery
  • On-campus Midfords uniform shop outlet
  • Modern canteen with a healthy seasonal menu
  • Extensive primary and secondary library resources, services and facilities, a dedicated senior study area and comprehensive online assignment support 
Value-Added Education
  • Partnerships with TAFE and universities that are growing quickly 
  • After-school homework club (2 days per week)
  • Outside school hours care from 7.45 am to 6.00 pm daily
  • Free bus service to the Coffs Coast Northern Beaches
  • Annual international tours and exchange programs 
  • Stationery, incursions and excursions included in primary fees
  • Year 7-8 sport costs included in fees
  • Foundation Day, swimming carnival, and college picnic included in fees
  • On-site speech therapy and occupational therapy support
  • Online portals for students, parents and staff that provide access to calendars, diaries, timetables, notices, school reports and more

Our Philosophy

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Learning & Teaching

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Enhancing Wellbeing

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