Community

Parent Ambassador Program


A BDC Parent Ambassador is a positive spokesperson, an opinion leader and community influencer, accepted into the program.

Parent Ambassadors are current Bishop Druitt College (BDC) parents that have applied and been accepted into the program by the BDC Principal.

Be part of the conversation
Parent ambassadors are a positive spokesperson, an opinion leader and community influencer having regular conversations with the college towards common college goals, striving for excellence for the college community. 

Get involved in what you want, when you can
This new program allows for parents with a passion for the college to get involved and positively promote college interest areas, when applicable. 

Enrich our students, our community and our college culture
Get involved in college interest areas. Parents with particular interest areas such as sport, music, drama, events etc. can engage with the college within these areas, bringing passion while striving towards the best outcomes for the college.

Share your college knowledge
This program gives parents the opportunity to share positive college knowledge from their perspective and extend the hand of friendship to new parents joining the college community. 

The power to make a positive difference 
Ambassadors have the power to make a difference. You never know when a particular conversation between ambassador and family is going to lead to a positive decision or when the bond an ambassador creates with another parent is going to make them feel comfortable enough to join the school community. 

Activities
Parent Ambassadors may get involved in class activities, school open days, curriculum and co-curricular evenings, breakfasts, social engagements, strategic planning and other college activities at an ad hoc basis. 

Engagement
Parent Ambassadors will engage as a parent leader within their year group; Junior Primary, Senior Primary, Year 7,8,9,10,11 and 12. Parent Ambassadors will engage with their year group coordinator of the college as well as other staff within the college and alumni. 

Communications to ambassadors regarding community events, college events, class activities and programs or strategies will come through the project owner cc’ing the Stage/Year Coordinator. 

Program launch
The Parent Ambassador Program will be launched in 2023 and ambassadors will routinely go through a rollover process from one year to the next, changing their year level each year - for example from Year 5 to Year 6.

Promotion

  • Parent Ambassadors will be selected and then announced through the college media networks and on the college website.
  • Parent Ambassadors will share positive stories of the college via conversations with families, online reviews and queries, and social media channels.

BDC Parent Ambassador and volunteer thank you 
BDC will hold a thank you lunch for Parent Ambassadors in Semester 1 and a drinks and nibbles afternoon with ambassadors, staff and invited volunteers in Semester 2. The dates for these events will be listed here when available. 

BDC Parent Ambassadors will model the Bishop Druitt College Way

    1. Prioritise wellbeing
    2. Empower for life
    3. Embrace diversity
    4. Pursue excellence
    5. Serve our community

    The Bishop Druitt College Way builds and supports the entire school community, making positive and enduring connections between its members. It encompasses all aspects of college life through a combination of structured activities and personal relationships. The Bishop Druitt College Way is concerned with the total wellbeing of individuals within the college community and with the development of the whole person.

    These tenets are core to upholding the Bishop Druitt College vision. The Bishop Druitt College Way is supported by our college values of mutual respect, integrity, inclusivity, courage, justice and generosity of spirit.

    Applying parents must have a current Working With Children Check (WWCC) and provide the WWCC number.

    Parent Ambassador Program Application

    The BDC Way

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    Enhancing Wellbeing

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