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From The Principal

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Term 2 has begun with a flourish. On Monday, we held our school ANZAC service. Mr Lambert was our Master of Ceremonies. Mr Mike Colless’ address as the guest speaker gave the service a special resonance. He spoke about his father, Alan Colless, who served on the original HMAS Sydney and was involved in the Royal Australian Navy’s first victory at sea on board the ‘Sydney’ – the defeat of the German cruiser ‘SMS Emden’ on 9 November, 1914. Alan Colless was 16 when he joined HMAS Sydney, something our assembled teenagers must have found quite difficult to imagine. Wounded by shrapnel, Mr Colless Sr joined the Australian Army at the outbreak of World War II. In thanking Mr Mike Colless for his presentation, I likened our individual histories to threads of a tapestry. To have someone from the BDC give life to one of those threads with such clarity made this year’s BDC ANZAC service poignant indeed. Yesterday, we celebrated the naming and dedication of The Roger Oates Centre, our new trade training centre. We were very pleased to have Roger and Wendy Oates as special guests, and were also pleased to welcome Rev. J.P. Kavanagh (former chaplain) and Len Tyzack (former Business Manager) back to the school. It was also the first official visit of Bishop Sarah Macneil to BDC. The service was a real celebration of a milestone in BDC’s history. Roger Oates was Principal from 2004 – 2009. In his address, I was pleased to hear Roger use the possessive ‘our’ a number of times when referring to BDC. It is gratifying to know that in his fifth year away from the school, he still feels a sense of belonging. The service brought many members of the extended BDC family together. The school hymn ‘Lord of the Dance’ was sung with great enthusiasm by those assembled, and I was very proud of the way our student body engaged with the ceremony. I am sure that Bishop Sarah will have been most impressed with the way the school community came together yesterday. Following the service, guests and staff were treated to some fine cooking prepared by our Year 11 Hospitality class. Mrs O’Connor and Ms Pearce supervised the class, who proudly served their creations to the guests who had gathered outside the centre. Adding to our busy first week back at school was a successful Year 1 Parents and Carers cocktail evening and the Music faculty’s pre-tour concert. This was a showcase of some of the extremely talented musicians we have at the school. 47 students will tour to the Sunshine Coast next week, visiting Matthew Flinders Anglican School and Sunshine Coast Grammar School, joining workshops with music Staff Spotlight students from those schools as well as performing in concerts at both. Having heard them perform at the pre-tour concert on Wednesday, I am Teacher in profile: sure they will have an extremely successful trip to Queensland. Karen Curtin Congratulations this week to: • Natalie Giri (5), Tess Parker-Reynolds (6) and Paris Warncken (6) who competed at the ‘Ikin X Factor’ Sport Aerobics invitational competition on the Gold Coast at the weekend. Natalie Giri won gold in the national mini division. Tess won silver in the national cadet division. Paris won silver in the international cadet division. The girls are now heading to the State Championships in Newcastle on 10th May. Congratulations girls! • Zac Freuden (11) who swam at the NSWCIS Swimming Championships. He swam four PB’s to win a Silver Medal in the 17 yrs and Over 200 IM, another Silver medal in the 100 Butterfly, and then followed that up with a Gold Medal in the 17 yrs 200m Butterfly. • Madeleine Gough (9) who also swam impressively winning a silver medal in the 400m freestyle, and a bronze medal in the 200m Butterfly at the same meet. • Kaman Malou (9) who completed in the AFL All Nations Championships. Kaman won pre-selection for the 35 man U16 “World Team”, and will participate in further selection trials for the final squad of 25 to compete at the U16 national championships in July. • Jennessa Mok (10) who will perform in the PAA concerts this weekend, performing the Bach D Minor Double Concerto on piano. Alan Ball Principal

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I currently teach: Learning Support in the Primary I came to BDC from: Toormina Public School I studied at: Northern Rivers C.A.E in Lismore, (now known as Southern Cross University) I have also taught at: Blaxcell Street P.S. South Granville; Prince of Wales P.S. Peterborough, Ontario Canada; Whaley Bridge P.S. Derbyshire U.K. I grew up in: Narromine (near Dubbo) and Coffs Harbour. I went to school at: Narranga P.S. and Orara High School Subjects I have also taught: All grades K-6 I engage my students by: Teaching to their strengths. I am currently reading: The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory – an historical novel. My proudest career moment: Being a workshop presenter at a district school’s conference in Peterborough Ontario Canada. An area of expertise or my Literacy passion in education is: A leader/s I respect: Mother Teresa I am grateful for: My health and my family. Something students might find interesting about me is:

I have been ice fishing and dog sledding in Algonquin Park, Ontario Canada.

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Come with me for the journey is long… Most of us like to go on journeys. There’s something about a journey that appeals to our inquisitive nature. Is it just seeing new things and view exotic locations? Or is it meeting interesting and sometimes enigmatic characters that seem to have been secreted in some remote or obscure location? Whatever the reason for a journey there is always the possibility for discovery and enlightenment. All of us are on a lifelong journey that will take us to different places and situations that stir up a mix of emotions deep within. Whether we wander or run we are always going somewhere. As J.R.R. Tolkien says in The Fellowship of The Ring, “Not all those who wander are lost”… there is always purpose and motivation in our actions, which may not always be honorable. No matter the journey we travel, no matter how interesting it may be, at times we can feel lost, not geographically, but emotionally and spiritually. After Jesus’ death his faithful followers were feeling lost. They had hoped that Jesus was the one who was going to free Israel from the oppression of Roman rule. Most of us can probably empathize with the disappointment of the two disciples as they ‘chewed the fat’ on their journey from Jerusalem to the village of Emmaus. (Luke chapter 24) On their journey they were joined by a stranger who shared hospitality as they walked together, through hospitality a relationship was formed. This led to the disciples urging ‘the stranger’ to stay with them for a meal. Later, during the meal they recognized ‘the stranger’ as Jesus and were overwhelmed, suddenly their pessimism was transformed to optimism. Often in our lives we to are overwhelmed with pessimism. The good news is that hope is only a conversation away. Sharing bread and wine with ‘a stranger’ will nourish us for the journey ahead. The road of life is a long journey that tests us all, however if we offer hospitality and hope to those we encounter on our journey we may be surprised by the ‘stranger’ in our midst. As Ernest Hemingway reminds us, “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” Richest Blessings, Rev Marion Tanfield Chaplain

secondary school from the Acting head of secondary Welcome back! I hope all families enjoyed a restful break over the holidays. This term will again be very busy with a lot of opportunities for students to be involved in music, sport, drama, public speaking, community service and other activities. As well as all the ‘extra’ opportunities there are also the many challenges in the classroom as students work to their best in their subjects and reach their potential. When adults reflect on their schooling they often remember the ‘extra’ things they were involved in while at school. These are opportunities to develop relationships across year levels, to meet and work with people we would not normally be with in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. These activities can challenge us to develop further and try new things in a safe and secure way. Of course being involved in extra activities is not only a way for the students to develop their potential but for the school to build community. Our students can experience the satisfaction of working in a team to help others. One of our college goals is for our students to be active members of their community as adults and involvement here at school can help them develop these skills. Many of our students are already involved in activities in their communities and are active contributors, which is fantastic. There are many opportunities within school and within communities. The challenge for those who are not involved is to pick an activity and commit to it. I think they will be surprised how much they get out of it and how much they enjoy being more involved than they are now. Carmel Spry Acting Assistant Principal (Head of Secondary)

SECONDARY PARENT COCKTAIL EVENINGS The college in conjunction with the P&F is holding parent cocktail evenings in our new Trade Training Centre, known as the Roger Oates Centre. This is an opportunity for parents and carers to come along and meet other parents and carers as well as senior staff of the college. The dates for the remaining 2014 secondary cocktail evenings are: Wednesday, 14 May - Year 12 Cocktail Evening Wednesday, 18 June - Year 9 Cocktail Evening Wednesday, 27 August - Year 11 Cocktail Evening Wednesday, 10 September - Year 8 Cocktail Evening

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VISUAL ARTS Year 11 have been studying a unit called ‘Figurative Sculpture.’ Here is a finished piece by Dominic Gough. All of the students have produced work of merit and we will have an exhibition of their finished pieces in the Visual Arts Exhibition Space soon. Rebecca Brown Visual Arts

PUBLIC SPEAKING The face of public speaking at Bishop Druitt College is undergoing a change. We are starting an inter-house public speaking competition and the opening event will happen in D block at lunchtime Thursday of Week 3, 15th May, and of course you are welcome as spectators. What you will see is a junior and a senior champion from two houses deliver prepared speeches. There will be a junior and senior winner on the day and there will be an overall point score to determine which two winners will face off for the final event, which will be a prepared and an impromptu speech delivered, we hope, in front of a whole school assembly in Term 3. Of course, this mighty challenge cannot just whimper its way into this world, so soon representatives from each house will meet to participate in a draw so that the battle lines can be drawn up and each house can prepare to meet either in Week 3, 5 or 7 for the qualifying rounds. But wait, dear reader, there is more! Not only is this a public speaking challenge, there is an added Creative Arts Inter-house Competition! The most creative and amusing film documentary or mock film documentary submitted by a house, recording the process of selection and grooming their champion speakers will be awarded a one hundred dollar prize towards house funds, judged by reps from Visual Arts, Music and English. To allow this whole picture to unfold and still offer opportunities for the rest of the school in public speaking, I will run training and general interest public speaking on Thursday pm after school instead of lunchtime, only on week B. (So lunchtime competition plus the general meeting after school, Thursdays week B.) In the competition, juniors will be chosen from Years 7-9, seniors from Years 10-12. The juniors will speak for 5 minutes, seniors for 6 minutes. The speech topic will be of their own choosing (based on current affairs, news, or ongoing topic of controversy in the wider community). All speeches will be vetted for appropriate material before lunchtime events. You can rest totally assured that the Sutherland House tutor marking the event, Mr Jeremy Nash, will be completely unbiased in his approach. Stop laughing. For which reason, a second guest marker will be present. So to get in the training spirit for this event, if your child exhibits the remotest interest on any topic, challenge them to speak for two minutes on the subject at dinner, then do the same yourself. In the warm glow of this success, you will then be enthused to attend one of our lunchtime public speaking qualifying rounds! Jeremy Nash English Teacher

STUDENT ENVIRONMENT GROUP This week the Student Environment Group spent a day weeding and planting as part of our NAB Seed Funding Frog Monitoring and Bush Regeneration project. Over 180 native species were planted by the students under the supervision of Brent Hely from Coffs Coast Bush Regeneration. The regeneration zone being established by the students will enable the creek area to become an active outdoor learning space for all BDC students. The work also creates a ‘frog friendly’ habitat along the creek as we endeavour to help protect the endangered Giant Barred Frogs, which exist in our waterway. Congratulations to the following students for all their hard work on the day; Giles Tenant, Rhianna Grimley, Courtney Smith, Alannah Tunny, Jesse Hopper, Yaniv Shaul, Lillian Kok-McCosker, Mia Rann, John Kambere. Brett Bennett and Rosey Lang Student Environment Group Coordinators

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CAREERS The Annual Coffs Harbour Careers Expo to be held on 15th May at Coffs Harbour Racecourse. Attendance is a compulsory component of the Careers Education Program for Year 10 students. The aim of the Expo is to provide students with information on careers, training, skills shortages and employment opportunities. The Expo is organised by the Coffs Harbour Chamber of Commerce and Youth Directions to give rural and regional youth the opportunity to interact with a range of people across various industriesA letter providing the details was emailed to Year 10 parents this week with the permission slip due to the Secondary Office by Monday, 12 May. Year 10 Work Experience for 2014 will be held from 24 – 28 November. The completed Expression of Interest (Form A) is due by Friday 23rd May. The 2014 Work Experience Handbook and associated forms are now available online at http://bdccareers.com/. Year 10 students Careers assessment: Portfolio assignment with resume, cover letter, personal statement plus copies of TFN, ID/ Birth Certificate and awards is due to Mrs Crisp by Week 5 – Friday 30th May. Upcoming events and important dates: • 14th May – Professional Cadetships Australia (PCA) Business Cadetships applications due http://www.businesscadetships.com. au/bc_about.asp • 15th May – Year 10 Annual Careers Expo at Coffs Harbour Racecourse • 2-3 June – University of New England (UNE) Science and Math HSC study booster days http://www.une.edu.au/about-une/ academic-schools/school-of-environmental-and-rural-science/community-engagement/hsc-booster-days • 11th June – Workplace Health and Safety ‘White Card’ course at BDC. For Year 10 students wishing to undertake Work Experience in construction or manufacturing. Forms available from the Careers Lounge. • 16-20 June – Northcoast TAFE pre-trade automotive course for Year 10 and Year 11 students. See me for expression of interest form. • 26 June – University of Sydney Scholarships Information Evening http://sydney.edu.au/scholarships/prospective/hsc_ib.shtml • 10-11 July – University of Sydney Project Management Camp for Year 10 and 11 students interested in doing Project Management. http://sydney.edu.au/project-management/winter-camp/ Robyn Crisp Careers Adviser

primary school from the acting head of primary Welcome back everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Easter and had the opportunity to spend some quality time with your family. The holidays already seem like a distant memory, as so much has happened already at school this week. However, before I look forward, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on a couple of things that have now passed. Firstly, thank you to all junior primary parents who attended our Easter Hat Parade and Concert on the last day of Term 1. All the students had a wonderful time and it is due in no small part, to the support that you all provide for your children. Without your support, these types of events would not happen. Secondly, thank you to all the parents who brought their children to participate in the Anzac Day March in Coffs Harbour on 25 April. We had a great response and I was so proud of our students – their behavior was exemplary! I would also like to thank all the parents of our Year 1 students who attended our Cocktail Evening on Wednesday. I hope you enjoyed the opportunity to meet with other parents of students in Year 1. Often the parents of our children’s friends can become our life long friends so I hope you had the opportunity to make some new connections and get to know each other a little better. Week 2 is now before us and there are a number of special events planned for next week. We have our Mothers/Carers Breakfast, Mother’s Day stall and our Book Fair all on Thursday 8th May. Technology and electronic devices may be the way of the present and future but for me nothing will replace the joy I get from reading my favourite children’s books. As a parent, combine that experience with a cuddle at bedtime with your child and nothing could be more rewarding! I would like to encourage those who have the time, to pop in to our Book Fair next week and see what is available for purchase. Children’s books are still a wonderful birthday gift and can create beautiful memories. Happy reading! Karen Curtin Acting Assistant Principal (Head of Primary)

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Kitchen Garden News On the last day of Term 1, Year 5 cooked up a storm! We made fresh pasta with basil pesto, pumpkin soup, flat bread, garden salad and hummus with vegetable dipping sticks. For dessert, we shared warm mini hot cross buns. We would like to say a HUGE thank you to our wonderful volunteers who helped us on the day. Teachers are now planning our end of Term 2 feast. Year 5 classes will be in the kitchen and garden on Tuesday afternoons this term and we would love your company. You do not need to know how to garden or cook…come along and learn with us. It’s great fun!

writers of the week Students in 2D are using their imaginations to create some wonderful writing: Imagine a day when everything is soft as snow. The river is snow where people go skiing and sledding. It is chilly and beautiful. The rain is soft snowflakes that are all sorts of different shapes and sizes. In winter it is sunny which is a very happy day. At school children like having snowball fights. By Prue Burnet Imagine a day when everything floats in the air. Can you imagine a day when boats turn into bridges? Imagine a day when your wishes or dreams came true. Can you imagine a day when you can transport anywhere in a time machine? By Christopher Dawson Imagine a day when all lived in peace and death became life. Imagine a day when days were fine and dark became bright. Imagine a day when cold is warm and when lazy was fun. Imagine a day when you help each other. Imagine a day when people help birds. Imagine a day when people say only nice things. By Isabelle Crowe

‘Celebration’ artwork by Jasmeh Kaur, Tom O’Connor, Tabitha Follett and Stephanie Evans

Writing about our holidays, by 3C: My holidays were the usual experience and were awesome. I went on my traditional trip to Gran and Pa’s and guess what I saw… I saw a solar eclipse and I also skipped a stone to the other side of a large dam. When we returned we had a fantastic Easter and went to see The Muppets movie with my babysitter. We also went to the clog barn and saw an eel that was 2 metres long! The next day we went to Lazer tag with Sabine and saw another movie -Lord of the Rings. Finally we went roller skating, shopping and saw the Lego Movie – where everything is awesome! By Will Morrall In the fist week my cousins came over for Easter. When they arrived I was so excited that I raced outside to see them. We went inside to our secret office, it is very old as it used to be my mums bedroom. We started making Easter craft. After Easter we went to The Woolgoolga Curry fest and I bought three colourful rings and one rainbow friendship bracelet. I had a fantastic time. By Grace Yarnold

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Sabine Dorz, Jaxon Salway, Brody Byron and Matilda Watson - ‘Look into my eye’

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The students were asked to write an orientation based on the stimulus picture provided. We had discussed using the 5 senses to bring their writing to life and as a means to create powerful descriptions: I look up to see only dust and grey clouds. Tasting the air as I breathe it in. The bomb had only gone off just minutes before they finished building the road. Nothing was left but the remains of the telegraph posts. It was silent, but then eventually, very quietly I heard a slight, ‘Beep, beep, beep.’ By Jordan Hill I am running down this long stretched out road. I stumble into potholes and the dry cracked tar. All the little rocks crunch under my feet. My sweat dripping into my eyes and clinging to the edge of my nose. I can feel my throat drying up rapidly and my lungs crying out for a rest. I look up at the ultra bright midday sun, making my vision blurry. My eyes recover and spy on the horizon…THE VILLAGE! By Sam Parkes I sprinted along the dusty, cracked road. The dust flew into my mouth, filling it with a musty, charcoal taste. I coughed and spewed it out. My heart throbbed in my ears, and the sound of gunfire momentarily disappeared behind me. All I can see is sand dunes, electricity wires and more sand dunes. The sharp rocks in the sand spike through my soft leather shoes making my feet extremely sore. I can’t smell anything except the rubbery plastic smell of this mask. Sweat poured down my face and my arms and legs are stinging from sunburn created from the burning sun that beats down on me in the Afghan sky. I stop and so does the gunfire…I think. By Louisa Jeffery

Musical Notes • Thank you to all involved in the very successful Sunshine Coast Pre-Tour Concert. The musicians and their teachers provided a beautiful evening of top quality music for the receptive audience. These students and teachers embark next week for our 5-day tour of the Sunshine Coast. Students now have their tour booklet (which must be brought on tour please), tour shirt and checklist of everything that they need to bring. Please include a pair of swimmers also, as we have a pool at Alexandra Park. Parents, please ensure that student suitcases are kept to the smallest size. We have discussed this with students. As we will be moving around with musical equipment it is important that luggage is kept to a reasonable and manageable size. All of our prayers are with this cohort for safe travels. • All of Year 8 will be attending a performance called ‘Beating Around the Bush’ by Mark Stewart on Wednesday 21st May during period 5, in the theatre. This performance is linked to our Semester 1 unit of work ‘Styles of Rock’. Please note that $5 will be billed to your account to cover the cost of this terrific performance. • Jennessa Mok will feature in the PAA concerts this weekend. She is performing the Bach D Minor Double Concerto on piano, from memory. This is quite an achievement from one of our students as well as from a regional community. Jennessa is also Grade 7 level on violin. The concerts are as follows: – Grafton Cathedral, Saturday 3rd May at 2pm – Bellingen Memorial Hall, Sunday 4th May at 2pm Tickets are sold at the door: $20 adult, $15 concession, $5 child • The instruments listed below are for sale by families who no longer use them – please ring the music office for further details or email megan@bdc.nsw.edu.au: - EK Amadeus full size ‘cello with Seitz bow, spare bow and soft case - $2,800 (Will be available to try if you contact the Music Office) - Fontaine Alto Saxophone, brand new condition (only used for 6 months), $400 - ½ size ‘cello, excellent condition, $300 - Beginner student violin, full size, excellent condition $200 Dale Condon Head of Music K-12

college sport Rugby League CIS Trials for U15s & U18s will be held in Sydney in week 3 and week 4. Students interested need to see Mr Webber for a nomination form.

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Well done to our 10 secondary students who competed at the NSWCIS Swimming Championships in Sydney this week. They all competed very well and had a great time together, as you can see from the photo. Congratulations again to Zac Freuden and Maddy Gough on their incredible performances as highlighted by Mr Ball. Maddy also competed in two events at the Australian Age Swimming Championships in Sydney over the holidays. She swam a 16 second PB in her 800m Freestyle and finished as the fifth fastest Australian in that event. She also competed in the 400m Freestyle where she got a 4 second PB and came 15th overall.

Trinity Grammar Visit Trinity Grammar will again be coming north to play against our primary boys in football and rugby. They will arrive on Tuesday 17 June and stay for two nights, leaving the morning of Thursday 19 June. We are again going to need parents to take billets, and if at all possible, we would like team members from both teams to take a billet. Circumstances do not always allow for this to happen, so please let us know if billeting is not possible. Please email Jim Webber or Beth Hilton in Sports Administration if you can help out.

cross country results Please note that all Cross Country Results for primary and secondary will be published next week.

Upcoming Events NCIS Touch Football – Goonellabah Wednesday 7 May NCIS Cross Country – Tweed Heads Friday 16 May Bill Turner Cup – Bishop Druitt College - TBA Girls CIS Cup Semi Final – Sydney - TBA Jim Webber Sports Administrator K-12

Rugby TASRC 2014 The College Under 13 boys Rugby squad recently travelled to Armidale to compete in the annual TAS Rugby Carnival hosted by The Armidale School. 48 teams from NSW and QLD competed across three divisions over the weekend. BDC has been competing at the carnival since the carnival began and found the level of competition very strong in past years. Since 2013, the players have set their sights on improving their rugby skill level and have made an enormous effort to commit to training and improving both as individuals and as a team. This dedication to training and improvement has resulted in 2014 being our best year from a results perspective and reflects the hard work of these boys. Winning 4 out of 5 games over two days of hard rugby is an outstanding achievement and places us close to being the best team in our division of 17 teams which is a mighty result for our small rugby program. Each year the carnival organisers present each team with one ‘Spirit of Rugby’award for the player that best represents the carnival ideals of fair play and sportsmanship. This year BDC Rugby also introduced an award to a player in year 7 who has made a significant contribution to the team over the years at the carnival. It is with great pleasure that we announce the TASRC Spirit of Rugby award winner for 2014 is James Cullen-Ward and the year 7 BDC player of the 2014 carnival is Caleb Williams-Lee. Both these awards will be presented at upcoming assemblies for Primary and Secondary. Overall, the boys are to be commended for their behavior and commitment and we look forward to next year with even greater expectation. Special thanks to Mrs Hilton for managing and first aiding the team and Mr Webber for driving our bus provided by Newcombe Coach lines. FRIDAY NIGHT RUGBY COMPETITION TAS Rugby Carnival 2014 squad The Friday Night Rugby competition is due to start on Friday May 16 for Under 8, 10, 12 and 14 boys. Every player must be dual registered with the ARU and BDC RUGBY to ensure they are fully insured and accredited to play Rugby for the College in 2014. CHJRU have made changes to the fee structure this year to bring junior Rugby Union into line with other codes in the area with fee differences for various age group. One fee for each age group to cover the ARU/CHJRU/BDCRU fees will be collected via BDC Trybooking. Please note the registration fee will include the 2014 BDCRU fee to cover equipment, coaching resources and coaching accreditation costs. Trybooking will be available for these payments on Wednesday next week. Each parent/carer will also have to complete an ARU registration form for each player which will be made available at training next week. TRAINING Training is compulsory for all age groups. Under 8, 10 and 12’s train on Monday afternoons 3.20pm to 4.45pm and Under 14’s train on Wednesdays 3.30pm to 5.00pm. Cancellations will be communicated via the BDC mobile device app.

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NZ RUGBY TOUR 2015 We are currently exploring a boys Under 15’s Rugby Tour to NZ in the second half of 2015. Expressions of interest will be called for next week from interested players via parents/carers. Fund raising will be a key component of the successful organisation of the tour to ensure costs are kept to an absolute minimum. The 2015 Tour will be open to boys turning 14 and 15 in 2015 in the first instance and we hope to make this a biennial (every two years) event. Enquiries can be emailed to rugby@bdc.nsw.edu.au Shane Oxley MIC Rugby

college community important dates and events BDC Music Tour Mothers/Carers and Student’s Breakfast P&F Mother’s Day Stall 13-15 May NAPLAN Junior Primary Cross Country 14 May Year 12 Parents Cocktail Evening More on the College Calendar 6-10 May 8 May

Outdoor Education Kathmandu are offering the BDC community corporate rates again during May. This is a fantastic opportunity that is offered to us, so please remember to read the terms and conditions of this sale event so as not to be disappointed. Please ensure you take some form of proof of involvement with BDC with you to benefit from these great bargains. See news item on the BDC website for more information. Beth Hilton Outdoor Education Coordinator

Parents And Friends We need YOU! Are you able to help out as the P&F secretary while our current secretary is overseas? If you think you can offer some help (whether big or small), please come chat with us at the next meeting on 19 May or email our President at akwillo@live.com.au for more information.

In honour of Mother’s Day, Bishop Druitt College is hosting a

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If you have ever been a mother or a carer, this event is for you! Bring your mother, your daughter or son, a friend or all of them. Make some special memories with your loved ones. Enjoy a delightful breakfast consisting of: Gourmet Yoghurt Fresh Fruit Freshly Baked Muffins

K’Pane Croissants Juices Tea and Coffee

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Mothers’ Day – Sunday 11 May Mothers’ Day is on the 11 May this year and the P&F will be holding their very popular primary Mother’s Day Stall on Thursday 8 May. For those new to the school, an email will be sent shortly with clear instructions on how you can order gift(s) for your mother, step-mum or carer. The cost per gift is $7 which will be payable on TryBooking, via the College Website. The day before the stall, class lists (with number of gifts ordered per child) will be distributed to class teachers and your child is able to select gift(s) from a range of items provided by the P&F. Please note: Orders must be completed and paid for by Wednesday 7 May to avoid running out of gifts on the day. Calling for Expressions of Interest! Want to be involved in your child’s schooling? The P&F currently have an email group that is often used to inform parents of upcoming P&F/College events, news, volunteer requests etc. You do not have to be a P&F member to be included, so if you want to help out every once in a while or just want to hear about upcoming events or information please email parentsandfriends@bdc. nsw.edu.au. Contact Us For more information, to view our Constitution or read our latest meeting minutes, click on “Our Community” then “Parents and Friends” on the College Website. We look forward to your support. President: Allan Williams 0408 332 082 akwillo@live.com.au P & F email: parentsandfriends@bdc.nsw.edu.au Next Meeting: Monday 19 May, 2pm, refreshments provided

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Mother’s Day

Stall

Thursday 8 May From 9am - 10.30am Gifts will need to be pre purchased via the Activity Payments page on the BDC website at $7 per gift.

fire and rescue open day Fire and Rescue NSW is hosting its Annual Open Day on Saturday 17 May 2014 between 10.00am and 2.00pm. This is a fantastic opportunity for young people and their parents to meet their local firefighters and learn more about home fire safety. Should you require further information please visit www. fire.nsw.gov.au or click on this link 2014 Open Day Participating Stations to find your local Fire Station and join us on Saturday 17 May 2014.

Come ’n’ Try Day: 3pm Sunday 4 May — only $5

Flippaball are non-contact, fun, water polo games for primary school kids in standing water 

6 wk program

Cost $60 inc. Flippaball t-shirt, rego, all games & pool entry

Dynamic

Caring

6 wk training program starts Sunday 11 May in shallow end of indoor pool at Coffs Harbour War Memorial Olympic Pool, Coff St: 3-4pm Sundays

Kids’ Water Polo

E C I V R SE

Optimistic

Contact: Claire on 0415 495 010 or visit Coffs Harbour Water Polo Club at: www.chwp.com.au

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