Sport News Term 2 Week 5

Wednesday, 25 May 2022



For information regarding Barracuda club sports please email or call Nat Titcume or Martin Kelleher.

If your child has been at a sporting event for school, please collect them at the required time. The staff have had a long day too and also like to get home. I understand that the bus can sometimes be held up, if this is the case, we try to put a text message out to parents, if it is a secondary excursion, we ask the students to contact their parents as they usually have phones or students can ask a staff member if they can use theirs.

Please remember, as much as BDC would like to make sport more cost-efficient, there are a large number of factors that come into the cost of events. Transport, accommodation, uniforms, entry fees and the list goes on.

If you nominate your child for team selection to an NCIS sport, please be aware that if selected, you have committed to the payment to attend the sport in Sydney or wherever it is being held. If you withdraw your child, you will be required to pay the $100 non-refundable deposit.

ALL NCIS correspondence is to go through the sports administrators or Please DO NOT contact NCIS direct unless asked to.

We can’t always project what the costs will be for each event prior to all the information and numbers of students attending. 

Estimates for your decision of whether your child attends:

  • Coffs Harbour events up to approx. $30 
  • Travelling events up to approx. $100
  • Travel and overnight events approx. $100 - $200
  • NCIS/NSWCIS events $5 - $450 depending on the event, travel cost, individual, team

Our philosophy of sport outlines how travel and costs are set, including NCIS/CIS or rep sport.

Travel and Costs

Selected Bishop Druitt College team members will travel together to competitions. It is possible for students participating in events such as NCIS Swimming or NCIS Cross Country to travel with their parents.

With equity in mind, a standard charge will be levied for all students attending NCIS events whether they travel with their parents or on a school bus and share team accommodation.


Please read the BDC Sport Code of Conduct found at the below link and make sure your children know and understand the expectations of them when they represent BDC. 

NCIS Cross Country

62 BDC students travelled to Lindisfarne at Terranora to compete in very muddy conditions at the regional cross country.

Our runners came from every direction, some from school some with parents and some very tired Year 5 runners from camp. Thank you to Mr Smith who did the special bus run to make it possible for them to run.

Congratulations to the NCIS age champions and runners up from BDC

Age Champions

  • 11 Girls - Sophia Walraven
  • 11 Boys - Dylan Hannaford
  • 12/13 Boys - Finnley Clarke
  • 12 Girls - Bayley Johnson
  • 13 Boys Wilfred Kleinschafer
  • 15 Boys Daniel Williams

Runners Up

  • 12 Boys - Thomas Ricketts
  • 14 Girls - Caroline Mostert
  • 15 Girls - Jaskirit Khunkhun

3rd Place

  • Zara Harris

BDC came third overall in both Primary and Secondary schools’ results, with an amazing 48/62 runners qualifying for NSWCIS on 8 June. 

Again, wet weather has played havoc with sporting events being postponed. As soon as I know new dates I will post them.

Outside of BDC Sport Achievements

On 9 and 10 April 2022, four BDC North Coast Academy of Sport volleyball players travelled to Wagga Wagga to compete in the Regional Academy Games. Jaxon Salway (11) competed in the Senior boys’ division, Macy Paynter (7) in the Junior girls’ division and Darcy Kendall (8) and Ewan Clowes (7) competed in the Junior boys’ division. They combined with players from Coffs Harbour, Ballina, Port Macquarie and Kempsey to play in the 2-day tournament against teams from the other regional Academies of Sport in NSW. Excellent volleyball was demonstrated by all players with the Junior Boys team finishing 2nd and the Junior girls team finishing 3rd.

The next step for all players is the NSW Academy Volleyball Games being held in Sydney in August 2022.

Matt Kramer (12) represented Hockey Coffs Coast at the Hockey NSW U18 Boys Field State Championships at Moorebank in Sydney. Coffs were undefeated champions of their division, scoring 36 goals over 6 matches and conceding only 1. For the second state tournament running, Coffs U18s also won the Respect for Officials award for outstanding sportsmanship by any team in any division.

Please email a short report and photos to with any outside of BDC sporting achievements for inclusion in the newsletter.

2022 Carnival Dates


  • Wed 8 new date – NSWCIS Cross Country – Eastern Creek
  • Friday 17 – BDC Primary Athletics – BDC


  • Monday 25 – BDC Secondary Athletics – C ex Stadium 


  • Thursday - NCIS Athletics – Cex Stadium, Coffs Harbour NEW DATE


  • Tues 20 – NSWCIS Primary and Secondary Athletics - Homebush

Upcoming Sports

Please email Beth Hilton or Martin Kelleher for more information. Sign-up sheets will be online via Schoolbox.

  • Coffs Coast Futsal - Thursday and Friday 26 & 27 May
  • Bill Turner Football Girls and Boys - Tuesday 31 May - Coffs Harbour
  • BDC P&F Colour Run - Friday 3 June - BDC - POSTPONED
  • NCIS Primary Touch - Tuesday 21 June - Ballina
  • BDC V Trinity Grammar School (Football and Rugby Union - Wednesday 22 June - BDC
  • Secondary Touch Football - Wednesday 22 (Yr 7/8) and Thursday 23 June (Yr 9/10) - Ballina


Year 5 Camp

Thank you to Rachel Watson for attending camp in my place. Thank you also to Mr McNeil, Mr Hollindale, Mrs Martin, Mrs Caesar and Mr Smith for attending camp with the students.

All reports are camp was awesome and sooooo muddy.

Arnav Garg 5/6G camp report

Last week, Year 5 went to camp at Tyalgum Ridge Retreat. Throughout the four days, we did kayaking, rainforest walks, archery, mountain biking, rock hopping, high and low ropes, the flying fox and camping skills.

The camp providers told us basically everything about kayaking. I found the steering difficult at first, but eventually got the hang of it. During this activity, we did a race where we would have to go and collect something from one side of the lake and take it back. 

The high ropes were more than 15 metres high and the low ropes were dangerous because unlike the high ones there was no safety harness. To do the flying fox you would have to get to the top of the high ropes. It stretched over the grass, and it was all very exhilarating.

Rock hopping included hiking to a stream, where we would collect stones and wash them off in it. It was also slippery from all the mud and a lot of us slipped. In camping skills we gathered sticks and started a fire. We then cooked damper over the top and put maple syrup inside. 

During the rainforest walk we hiked a portion of a mountain to see a waterfall. We would have to hold a rope at some parts and step from rock to rock because it was the only way to avoid getting wet. In archery we were taught how to pull back an arrow properly in the bow and how to shoot it. We each had five arrows, but we did it twice. 

My favourite activity however was BMXing. We first all would get used to it by going in circles inside of an old tennis court. We then did an obstacle course, so we improved our control over the bike. Then we did a course over the grass and finally we went down a gravel path. I personally liked this activity the most because of the rush as we went down the hill really fast!

Overall, camp was fun, and I really enjoyed it.

2022 Camp Dates

Year 5 camp
Tuesday 17 – Friday 20 May – Tyalgum Ridge Retreat
Year 1 Outdoor Education Day
Friday 5 August - BDC
Year 11 Camp
Monday 10 Oct - Thursday 13 Oct - Camp Kokoda
Year 4 Camp
Friday 14 - Saturday 15 October – Margaret’s Field (a parent is invited for the evening activity)
Year 9 Camp
Monday 17 - Thursday 20 Oct - Pindari Adventures
Year 6 Camp
Thursday 20 Oct – Friday 21 Oct - Farnworth
Year 3 Camp
Thursday 27 – Friday 28 October- Yarrahapinni
Year 2 Camp
Friday 4 – Saturday 5 Nov - BDC

Beth Hilton
Sport and Outdoor Education Coordinator K-12
0417859252 or 66515644 ext 295