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From The Principal We have three busy weeks of term remaining. For our Year 12 students, there is much ahead of them as they finish their preparations for their HSC examinations next term. There is much ahead too, as we will celebrate with them their end of school days. For them, it is an exciting time. Another exciting event at school will be the College production ‘Ten Things’. The Drama and Music departments have worked hard to produce this play, that is based on the film ‘Ten Things I Hate About You’, which itself, was loosely based on Shakespeare’s ‘The Taming of the Shrew’. For these students, it is the culmination of countless hours of work. The production will run from Thursday, 6 September – Sunday 9 September in the College Theatre. I encourage you to come along and support our young performers. Bring some friends. You will be very impressed with the talent on display. Musicians, Choir and Drama students from Years 7-11 are involved. Hannah Luke, Patrick Diffey, Jordan Betts, Casey Hogben, Damian Wagland and Clarice Berry have lead roles. Tickets are available via a link on the College website, on the ‘BDC Spotlight’ bar or via the events page. Having a full house means a huge amount to our students. I know they would love to see you there. In the coming two weeks, we will hold two ‘Open House’ events at school. On 4 September, the Secondary School will be open to visitors and on 11 September, we will open the Primary School. Both events run from 11.00am – 1.00pm. If you have friends or family who are interested in knowing more about the College, please let them know about these events. We would be very pleased to have them visit. Information is also on our website. Our building project has made great progress. We can thank the dry weather for that (long may it continue). Things are currently a little ahead of schedule. It has been interesting to see the foundations being put down – they are in fact screw piers on which the concrete slab will be laid. Seeing the lift-well take shape and the myriad of plumbing pipes laid has, after such a long period of waiting, been very pleasing. I am pleased to be able to announce that the building will no longer be known as the COLA. College Council agreed that the building should be named after a prominent member of the school’s history. With his willing assent, the building will be known as the ‘Branson Centre’, in honour of Mr Victor Branson, the College’s foundation Principal. I will speak more about the ‘Branson Centre’ as the project unfolds. Congratulations to Mr Brendan Pitman, who has been appointed Assistant to the Head of Senior School at Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie) in Brisbane. Mr Pitman will start work at Churchie next term, after ten very successful and productive years at BDC. In his time here, he has been a teacher of Mathematics and PDHPE, Stage 4 Coordinator, Coordinator of Outdoor Education, and most recently, Director of Administration K-12. His move to Churchie will bring him many new challenges and the chance to work in a very different, all boys’ environment. Mrs Christa Pitman, who teaches in the Primary School, will not move to Brisbane until the end of Term 4. Brendan has made an outstanding contribution to the College, and he will be greatly missed. His last day at BDC will be the last day of this term. Reminder: If your child will not be returning to the College in 2013, notice must be given by the last day of this term (21 September) to Mrs Lyn Mercer at enrolments@bdc.nsw.edu.au Principal’s App of the week: Little Bird Tales (a great way to let our youngest children create their own storybooks. Alan Ball Principal

Pastoral Care Chaplain’s chat The Spring volume of PARTNERS, the magazine of the Anglican Board of Mission-Australia Ltd, has just arrived on my desk and I want to share with you a significant article “Remembering the Martyrs of New Guinea.” A word from Archbishop Joseph Kopapa of Papua New Guinea; It has been 70 years since the horrific martyrdoms that took place during World War 2. On September 2 we honour the lives of John Barge (priest), Margaret Brenchley (nurse), John Duffill (builder), Leslie Gariardi (evangelist and teacher), May Hayman (nurse), Henry Holland (priest), Lilla Lashmar (teacher), Henry Matthews (priest), Bernard Moore (priest), Mavis Parkinson (teacher), Vivian Redlich (priest) and lucian Tapiedi (evangelist and teacher). We will give thanks for their dedication to God and for the devotion, which they showed, to the people of what is now Papua New Guinea. But the Church does not only look backwards in grateful commemoration. The Church is looking forward. Just as the priestmartyrs ministered at the altar for the people of PNG, so too the Church prays today. Just as the teacher-martyrs taught the people of PNG and proclaimed the Gospel, so too the Church educates and evangelises today. Just as the nurse-martyrs cared for the sick of PNG, so too the Church heals today. Just as the builder-martyr worked to help the people of PNG, so too the Church labours to build up the people of PNG today.

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The theologian Tertiullian (d.c.225) wrote, “The blood of martyrs is the seed of the Church”. The seed planted by the Martyrs of New Guinea has borne fruit and continues to do so in contemporary Papua New Guinea. As members of the Church continuing the witness of the Gospel today, we are called to be “Transformed by the renewal of the mind to obedience of Faith for Holistic Mission in a radically Changing Global Landscape,” offering our sanctified bodies and renewed minds as living sacrifices for our Lord’s glory (Rom. 12:1-2) May I encourage you to remember the Martyrs in prayer and contribute to the work of the Anglican Church in Papua New Guinea through ABM’s Martyrs Campaign if you are interested please visit www.abmission.org. This beautiful stained glass window is found in the north transept of St Peter’s Anglican Church Eastern Hill, Melbourne. This window commemorates the New Guinea Mission and the martyrs of 1942. Throughout our journey may we grow and reap the good harvest as we too discover Jesus together. Peace Rev Marion Tanfield Chaplain

Building resilience in our children I have often asked parents what they most want for their children and over the years the answers do not vary much: happiness, success in school, satisfaction with their lives, and good friendships. We can help children achieve these goals in partnerships with families, but there are some things we all need to do to help children deal with the many challenges and demands they encounter. We call this capacity to cope and feel competent resilience. Resilient children are hopeful and possess high self worth. They feel special and appreciated. They have learned to set realistic goals and expectations. They have developed the ability to solve problems and make decisions and thus are more likely to view mistakes, hardships and obstacles as challenges to confront rather than as stressors to avoid. There is no guarantee that your child will achieve in any aspect of their lives, there are many setbacks in life (as we all know!) and many elements such as unique personality, educational experiences, family and social values influence what happens to each child. However, there are certain things we can do to assist children on their road to adulthood: Empathy – it is important for parents to be able to put themselves in the place of their child at times and see the world through their eyes. This does not mean you approve of everything your child does but it is important to appreciate their point of view. Listen and communicate effectively – to validate what children are trying to say and not to get into a power struggle is especially difficult as teenagers become more assertive and seem to know their own minds more. Don’t interrupt when they are speaking and don’t make fun of their arguments but acknowledge the points they are trying to make. Show kids other ways of solving problems – if one way doesn’t work, model how to look at problems from different angles without getting upset and emotional Believe in your children – this is probably the easiest/hardest thing to do, but to convey love and acceptance and help each of our children feel special makes a huge difference in developing resilience. Help them set realistic goals – this means goals for themselves, not what we want them to do necessarily. I am sure we all have had dreams of our children becoming brain surgeons or famous dancers, but we need to realistically look at our children’s abilities and support them to achieve. Nurturing and growing a social conscience, responsibilities and compassion are key elements to help our children become better, more resilient human beings and get on in society. Even giving children chores at home helps teach them that they are part of a bigger picture and their contributions are important. Children need opportunities to make a positive difference in their world so participating in charitable acts fosters self-esteem and a social conscience. I have been lucky enough to be granted Long Service Leave for the rest of the term, so I wish you all well until Term 4. As I will be staying at home, I am sure I will bump into some of you at the shops – please stop and have a chat. Sue O’Connor, Year 12 Coordinator, will be Acting Director of Pastoral Care K-12 for the rest of term, so if you need to contact her regarding any pastoral care issue, her email address is: sueoconnor@bdc.nsw.edu.au

project SHIELD Project SHIELD is designed to prevent a wide-reaching problem – adolescent binge drinking – by empowering parents with practical and positive strategies to keep their adolescents safe. Research indicates that most teenagers will be exposed to risky situations involving alcohol consumption at some point, regardless of whether they choose to drink or not. To read more about Project SHIELD, visit their website via this link and download a short information brochure here. Karin Lisle Director of Pastoral Care K-12

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from the head of secondary Have you booked your College Production tickets yet?

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APP OF THE WEEK JotDot Notebook is a simple to use, easy to manage notebook editor for school, work or casual writing.

10 Things - September 6, 7 & 8 at 7:00pm and Sunday 9 September at 2pm All performances are in the College Theatre. See you there! Book tickets vis this link Year 12 Congratulations to all Year 12 students who have submitted major works or completed performances for their HSC examinations. Those in Visual Arts, Textiles, Design and Technology, Society and Culture, English Extension II, Industrial Technology and Drama have been working long hours to put the finishing touches on their works, well done. All the best for our Musicians in week 9 as they perform their pieces for external marking teams. 40 Hour Famine Bishop Druitt College is holding its 40 Hour Famine times this weekend on the 1st and 2nd of September. The 40 Hour Famine is an event set up by World Vision who provide children around the world with the necessities of life, food and water. To enter visit the 40 Hour Famine website at http://worldvision.com.au/40HourFamine.aspx (or just search 40 Hour Famine in Google) and click register. Follow the instructions when it says whether you would like to raise money for a team or individually, click team and search for Bishop Druitt College Senior School. Please have a go and get out there fundraising. Tim Egan Assistant Principal (Head of Secondary)

visual arts This year has seen another cohort of talented and successful Year 12 students. The major works they have produced are an exciting and challenging experience for the viewer. Designing and creating these works is a long, inspiring, and intense task for both student and teachers. This week marks the end of that roller coaster as the works are now wrapped up or sent away for HSC marking. The Visual Arts Staff congratulate the students and wish them the very best. Thanks must also go to Ms Teena Goodman and Ms Natasha Foggiato who have spent many hours at school, weekends and at workshops to assist the students in their journey. Enjoy a sample of their work: Rebecca Brown Visual Arts Faculty

careers news Thank you to the Year 11 and 12 parents and students who have provided feedback on the Post Secondary Options evening held at the College recently. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our guests for the evening for their assistance and time; Laurie Erskine - North Coast TAFE Karen Burkitt - PRD Nationwide Real Estate Deanne Carroll - Centrelink Ingrid Hughes - ETC Limited Alice Turner - UNE Peter Marshall - SCU Early entry to university applications should have been submitted. Late submissions are accepted on occasion, so please see me as soon as possible. To assist with further planning for post secondary options, please follow this link. http://www.bdc.nsw.edu.au/ careers Year 11 Students interested in the following opportunities must see me. • Sydney University for a day on 25 September • UNSW Mining summer school 7-10 January 2013 Robyn Crisp Careers Advisor

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camps Year 3 students have spent the last two days at the Yarrahapinni Youth Centre, just south of Macksville. The students participated in a range of outdoor activities during their first taste of BDC’s outdoor education program. Early next term, Year 5 students will be attending the Great Aussie Bush Camp at Tea Garden. This camp, the highlight of Primary School for many children, provides a more challenging environment for the children. At both camps, the children are encouraged to participate in activities that they would not normally experience, and develop a sense of fellowship with their classmates that will place them in good stead as they move through the Primary School into Secondary School.

NORTHERN BEACHES CHALLENGE Students from Years 4, 5 and 6 participated in the first Northern Beaches Challenge at St Francis Xavier school at Woolgoolga this week. The students competed against six other schools from the region in soccer, netball, handball and public speaking. A full report can be found in the Sport section of this newsletter. Graeme Naftel Assistant Principal (Head of Primary) Levi, Yulahra, Tayha, Nanda (2nd Place), Rose and Alice all made the finals of the Public Speaking Competition

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Last weekend the Tournament of the Minds Challenge was held at West Port High School in Port Macquarie. This competition is designed to give students the opportunity to participate in creative activities involving stimulating open ended Challenges, which demand experimentation and drama techniques and reward divergent thinking. Each team is given a long-term challenge, which they have six weeks to prepare. They also have to compete in a spontaneous challenge on the day of competition that is limited to just ten minutes of preparation time. The Primary School entered two teams this year, one for the Applied Technology Challenge and one for the Social Studies Challenge. The teams performed with great enthusiasm on the day and although we have not made it through to the state rounds, they represented our school very well. Jenny Booth and Diana Davey TOM Teachers ‘The Tech Heads’ (L to R) Daniel Oroszvari, Andreas Diem, Jack Brown, Alex Spry, Sam Booth, Alice Jeffery, Riley Maddeford

‘Social Butterflies’ (L to R) Kenzie Beswick, Addison Kennedy, Louisa Jeffery, Carolyn Watson, Lizzie Tune, Zoe Campbell, Rose Simmonds

HADLEY CYCLES RIDE FOR SICK KIDS On Wednesday 29 August, ‘Hadley Cycles Ride for Sick Kids’ visited the Junior Primary students to speak about Ronald McDonald House and how it helps families with sick children. The students thoroughly enjoyed the assembly and also had the opportunity to learn about bike safety. This year the charity ride is travelling from Grafton to Ronald McDonald House in Newcastle and they hope to raise $300,000, to provide support for families with seriously ill children who call Ronald McDonald House their ‘home away from home.’ All the students also participated in a colouring competition and the winners were: Madison Parkes, Rishit Redyam, Alicia Dayori, Chris Dawson, Jonathon Summersell, Bill Simmonds, Flynn O’Connor, Analiese De Jong, Shivali Bagga, Violet Blanchette, Aaron White, Wel Porter, Zeb Misios, Abiel Singh and Jessica Kerr. Each child received a gift provided by McDonalds. Hadley Cycles, one of the other major sponsors of the charity ride, donated two pushbikes to give away to one lucky boy and girl. Junior Primary students’ names were entered into a raffle for the bikes and $719.50 was raised for this worthy cause. The lucky winners of the bikes were: Elliot Parry (1J) and Amy Gillespie (ELC). Thank you to everyone who donated money and supported this wonderful charity. Karen Curtin Junior Primary Coordinator

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grade of the week - year 5 The Surprise I walk in the room. The lights are off. I switch them on. “SURPRISE!” everyone screamed. I fall on the ground and scream. Then I black out. I wake up in the hospital. This is how it happened. It’s my birthday. My mum gave me a cute puppy before school. I patted it and played with it. Then I went to school. At school, I put my bag on the bag rack and went outside. Someone I didn’t know pushed me down the stairs. Then I hit him. He ran off crying to the teacher so I got detention all day. Then I went home on the bus. But that was more trouble! I tried to sit on the back seat but a high-schooler tripped me over. Finally, I got off the bus. Just as I thought it couldn’t get any worse, I walk inside. I switch on the lights and have a heart attack from the surprise. I fall on the ground. Now I’m in hospital. I see a light. I’m in heaven and have a white robe on. I swim in a chocolate river, pick money off the money trees. I will live happily ever after! John Stebbings (5D) Goldfields Narrative Orientation I am Mary-Jane Clarke and I have an older sister called Lucy. We, including my mother (Jane) and father (Frank), are in the Australian goldfields. Jane and Frank said it’s named Bathurst. The Australian goldrush started in 1851, currently it’s 1855. I am twelve years of age and I personally think my family is wealthy, but my sister doesn’t. She told me that Frank told her that we were really poor. Lucy tells a lot of lies. I hardly ever believe her, she’s like the boy who cried wolf.

Reuben Lewis (5D) Soldier - based on Sidney Nolan’s “Gallipoli Soldier”

Jane had told me to get on my horse. “Quick!” her voice was sharp and high. Frank was in the hotel so he couldn’t snap at her for being rude to her children. I flung my leg over the reddishbrown horse as I stared at our hotel. It was a golden brown colour on a street with very large buildings. My horse trotted down the dusty, dirt road after Lucy’s. Why couldn’t I be so beautiful? Lucy had an ivory complexion and dark brown hair. Her eyes were a violet blue and her mouth was a glossy, light pink. I, however, had slightly peachy skin and a disgusting brown colour for my hair. My eyes were greeny-brown and my lips were not very full. We both had our hair curled from our ears and wore light coloured dresses, bloomers and bonnets. Yulahra Habgood-Williams (5M) The Red Tree In 5W this term, we have been exploring the features of Narrative texts. We have studied the techniques used by the author Shaun Tan in his picture book, ‘The Red Tree’. After discussing the theme of depression and the symbolism of the red tree of hope, we stepped into the shoes of Shaun Tan to imagine what he might have written if there had been one more page in his book.

Lauren Walsh (5M) Goldfields Character

She found a spark of happiness. The leaves were softer than a ball of fur. The girl went to bed dreaming of another fabulous day. The tree was still there shining brighter than a sunrise, hoping and waiting for a glimpse of a place where everyone understands. Ruben Mouton (5W) She stared at the tree until she felt brave enough to touch it. As her hand got closer, her heart nearly stopped as the warmth comforted her soul. As she stepped to her bed and dropped to her pillow, she thought of being happy. Her life slowly changed like a flame starting again. Jacob Hurley (5W) You have realised that there is always hope, but that cannot be said for all. You must teach others that they should not give up hope, no matter what. There are many people who suffer from depressing thoughts, just as you have. With your help, they can learn that there is still hope for all. Marius Naftel (5W)

Harrison Evans (5W) Life on the Goldfields

She walked into her room and saw a flame coloured tree. At first she was scared to touch it but then she reached out. She felt a shock of new life, as if the darkness had lifted from her. Jacob Oxley (5W) The girl finds a new hope. She sleeps, and in the morning the leaves are everywhere. But the leaves are special. They are not blocking her way and she walks through them with a faint rustle. They are the colour of strawberry jam spread on a soft fluffy homemade scone. There are birds chirping peacefully. She feels the warm sunlight on her back heating her from the outside in. The girl knows with all her heart that this day will be wonderful. Jonah Summersell (5W)

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congratulations Congratulations to the following students for passing their recent AMEB exams and progressing to the next level. Name Michaela Adendorff Grace Jones Sarah Mintern Juliette Oliver Imogen Rose Isobel Rose Fletcher Scott Mali Taylor Breanna Widdowson Spencer Burnett Hannah McEvoy Theo Cooper Charlotte Bedford Arshiya Azeem Mercedes Oliver Sereima Caldwell Jennessa Mok Alanna Fraser Nanda Soe Cameron Williams Ellen Butler Tsui-Shin Mok

Grade Piano 1st grade Piano 1st grade Piano for leisure new 2nd grade Piano preliminary Piano 2nd grade Piano 3rd grade Piano preliminary Piano preliminary Piano 3rd grade Viola grade 1 Viola grade 1 Viola grade 3 Violin grade 3 Violin grade 3 Violin grade 3 Violin grade 3 Violin grade 5 Violin grade 6 Cello grade 1 Cello grade 2 Cello grade 3 Cello grade 3

Name London Hawke Stephanie Egan Julia Magri Mai-Anh Holland Manuli Narangoda Caillean Honor Susan Brown Bella Ashley Jessie Woodward Ursula Cooper Caragh Butler Nadia Jutha Harry Buchanan Tristan Buchanan Athiya Azeem Patrick Kelley Fraser Tankel Gaelan Parnell Edward Condon Samiah Ward Ellie Bishop

Grade Cello grade 4 Cello grade 5 Double bass grade 4 Double Bass grade 5 Flute grade 1 Flute grade 1 Flute grade 1 Flute grade 1 Flute grade 2 Flute grade 4 Flute grade 4 Clarinet grade 1 Clarinet grade 6 Oboe grade 4 Saxophone grade 3 Saxophone grade 5 Saxophone grade 6 Trumpet grade 5 Trombone grade 7 Piano Piano

Timpani Drums Our new College Orchestra does not have access to Timpani Drums. Parents will remember that during our recent Soirees we were collecting coins to contribute to the purchase of two much needed drums. I am keen to reconvene the Friends of Music to explore some ideas for fundraising for such a purchase. Each drum is approximately $3,500. If anyone has some great ideas about the best way to raise $7,000, I would appreciate hearing from you.

VIEW Clubs National Grand Celebration Bishop Druitt College has been invited to contribute musical items for the VIEW Club of Australia’s National Convention. This is a wonderful privilege for our musicians. This will take place on Sunday 16 September 2012 at the Coffs Harbour Racing Club, starting at 9am. Parents/ caregivers are required to take their children to and from this event.

Orchestra Workshops On Tuesday 9 October 2012 (Term 4), Maestro Warwick Stengaards, from Vienna, will be treating the orchestra students to a day of rehearsals, followed by a lunchtime concert at school. There is no cost and morning tea will be provided. Notes have been sent home - please return them ASAP.

Primary and Secondary Assembly Performances Thanks to the Symphony Orchestra, Maxyn Dorz and Grace Jones for their performances at assembly last week. Dale Condon Head of Music K-12

college sport Year 2 Swimming Program As part of the Year 2 swimming program, the children participated in a water safety lesson, designed to simulate how to survive a potential drowning situation. Students had to wear their pyjamas over their swimmers and perform survival and rescue techniques.

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Rugby 23 August saw the last games of senior school Rugby, with JPC hosting our U16 Boys and Open Girls teams. Once again our students showed great heart and spirit competing for their school, and although both teams lost their matches, they put some great second half plays together and both came back and outscored the opposition in the second half. My play of the day award goes to Ashley (The Axe) Van Den Boogaard, for a perfect “text book” tackle around the legs of her much bigger and heavier opponent who was barraging her way through the defence. Great work Ashley! Friday night rugby presentation is on this Friday 31 August. U8s and U10s - 6.00pm U12s and U14s at 6.30pm

Northern Beaches Challenge This inaugural competition for Senior Primary students was held on Wednesday at Woolgoolga, involving a total of seven primary schools from around the Coffs Coast. The challenge involved students competing in football, netball, handball and public speaking. BDC fielded girls and boys football teams, a girls netball team, girls and boys handball teams and a mixed public speaking team. It was an intense day of competition with all our students performing extremely well. All our public speakers made it through to the final round with Nanda Soe finishing runner up. All the handballers played well against very stiff competition and our netball girls only lost one game to make it to the finals and lost narrowly by one goal. Finally our girls and boys football teams played extremely well, with the girls narrowly missing out on the final. The boys went through undefeated to make the final of the “Barney Barselar Cup” against St. Francis Xavier. In a fantastic match our boys lost narrowly 1-0. Thanks to our Secondary referees for the day, Will Booth, Jake Ashley and Jessie Hopper.

Up Coming Events 12 September - Senior Primary girls and boys football vs CCS at BDC – 12.30pm 12 September - CIS Primary Athletics at Homebush Olympic Park 19 September - CIS Secondary Athletics at Homebush Olympic Park Jim Webber Sports Administrator K-12

college community important dates and events 4 Sept Secondary Open House: 11am-1pm 5 Sept Year 5 Gold Day 6-9 Sept College Production “10 Things” Web event & ticketing 11 Sept Primary Open House: 11am-1pm 12 Sept Year 7 Vaccinations Primary CIS Athletics 16-17 Sept Year 12 Retreat

parents and friends Fathers’ Day Stall – Wednesday, 29 August A big thanks to Deborah Mauger and Jenny Morrall, for the organisation and running of the stall on Wednesday. It was a great success selling 466 presents! Next Meeting – Monday 17 September The P&F have decided to have a day time meeting to see if this might suit some parents to attend. This will be held at 2pm in the Primary Performance Space and should not run any longer than an hour. Hope to see some new faces that normally can’t make it to our evening meetings. Come along for College information and an afternoon with other parents. Refreshments provided

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BDC Golf Day – Saturday, 14 October, 12.30pm shotgun start Sponsorship and entry forms will be sent out shortly. If you are interested in sponsoring a hole or playing in the 4 person Ambrose event, please fill out the form and return to Bonville International Golf Club. For more information please contact Erika Smith on parentsandfriends@bdc.nsw.edu.au P&F Cookbook For just $25 you can share hundreds of yummy homemade recipes contributed by the BDC community. They are available either through the Accounts office or send in the following order form to the Front Office. P&F Cookbook order form. upcoming events Community Carols - 27 November - Mark it in your diary now! Canteen Volunteers Needed If you have a spare hour or more, especially between 10.30am and 12pm (recess service) or 1pm and 2pm (lunch service) the Canteen Manager, Ben Pike would be greatly appreciative. If you can offer a hand please fill in the form located on the BDC website and return to the College or for further enquiries please email Ben on bpike@bdc.nsw.edu.au Positions Available - Vice President Social and Vice President Fundraising Details available from President Allan Williams. 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 P & F email: parentsandfriends@bdc.nsw.edu.au Next Meeting: Monday 17 September, 2pm-3pm, Primary Performance Space, refreshments provided The Bishop Druitt College Parents and Friends Association is an organisation that supports the aims and objectives of the College. It does so through the promotion of fundraising, fellowship, friendship and fun.

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The current Uniform Shop demountable is due to be retired and will be housed in the new Multi Purpose Centre once completed. For the next 6 months, we will temporarily locate the Uniform Shop in a classroom under the Music Block at the rear of the College. To get ready for the big move, we will have to close the shop in the last week of this term and first week of the upcoming holidays. Please take the opportunity to think about any requirements you have for your son or daughter especially in relation to the summer uniform and purchase any items you need before Friday 14 September, as the shop will be closed from Monday 17 September until Tuesday 2 October. Extended Trading Hours To help parents for the next two weeks, the Uniform Shop will be open from Monday 3 to Friday 14 September for extended hours: Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday:

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Closed for Trading The Uniform Shop will be closed from Monday 17 September to 1 October inclusive and reopens under the Music Block on Tuesday 2 October. Regular Trading Hours The Uniform Shop will return to regular trading hours from Tuesday 2 October under the Music Block. Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

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Parking Parking will be available at the front of the College for parents wishing to access the Uniform Shop.

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We are holding two ‘Open House’ mornings for prospective students and parents to come and experience our dynamic and disciplined learning environment. Come and see and hear how your son or daughter could benefit from joining Bishop Druitt College in 2013. Hear from the Principal and senior staff, take a guided tour, and then join classes as you choose. Please r.s.v.p. to Lyn Mercer by: enrolments@bdc.nsw.edu.au or call 6651 5644. 111 North Boambee Road, Coffs Harbour Ph: (02) 6651 5644 | www.bdc.nsw.edu.au a kindergarten to year 12 school in the anglican tradition

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