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From The Principal Yesterday, the last of our Year 12 students finished their HSC. Their era at the College is now officially over. I hope that in the coming weeks all of our former Year 12 students enjoy the great sense of accomplishment that marks the end of their formal years of schooling. I hope too, that they enjoy a safe and enjoyable summer before the next stage of their life’s journeys begin. Today, our 2013 cohort of Year 7 students enjoyed their Orientation Day – and so the College’s cycle continues. Next week, I will write to parents of our Secondary School students explaining the new policy of BYOT ‘Bring Your Own Technology’. This will see students in the Secondary School encouraged to bring their own technology to school to use in class. BYOT is increasingly the norm in schools around the world. BYOT will be complemented by our bank of MacBook laptops. We expect that many students will utilise their own devices – laptops, iPads, iPhones, iPods, Tablets, etc. to participate in web-based learning and research in class. Congratulations to Mr Troy Sodeau, who has been appointed as Year 7 Coordinator for 2013. Mr Sodeau has six years of experience as a year coordinator in his last school. He looks forward to working with our new Year 7 students and their families. Congratulations also to Mrs Beth Hilton, who has been appointed as Coordinator of Outdoor Education. Mrs Hilton has much experience coordinating sporting activities at school, and is currently completing her Certificate IV in Outdoor Education. She brings a love of the outdoors and much enthusiasm to this position. Congratulations to Joseph Dean (11) who was selected to participate in the NSW State Schools Constitutional Convention held at Parliament House in Sydney on Monday. From that participation, Jo was selected (with 30 other students from NSW) to participate in the National Schools Constitutional Convention in Canberra in March. Congratulations to Helen Nevell (12) who has been selected to perform in Bravissimo, the regional version of Encore in February at the Glass House in Port Macquarie. Congratulations too, to Courtney Martin (12), whose body of work ‘6 Degrees’ has been nominated for inclusion in the 2013 Art Express exhibition. Final selection for Art Express is made from the best 500 of 9,500 students’ bodies of work, and the selection is made by individual art curators who represent the five exhibiting venues and regional touring exhibitions around the NSW. Some other exciting breaking news is that Cameron Bynon (12) has been accepted into Sydney College of the Arts, which is a great honour for one of our students to study at one of Australia’s most highly regarded visual arts institutions. Our exchange students to Montreal have settled well into life in a Francophone school. I have heard that a History lesson on Spanish Imperialism in French was a challenge, but that another History lesson about Gallipoli made some sense! There will be snow this weekend, and the temperature is about -5ºC. Principal’s App of the week: Cricket Live Australia Alan Ball Principal

The Australian flag flies at Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf in Montreal

Pastoral Care Chaplain’s chat With so much happening at the College it is sometimes hard to focus on stillness and peace. However, during Chapel our students have been enjoying stimulating conversations and sharing their definitions of peace in the world and in particular as they reflect upon their own lives. How do we instil peace as part of our daily habit? Is it something that we have to work on or does it come naturally for us? Is it something that we can achieve wholly on our own or is it a gift from God? Sometimes we can experience snippets of peace through a daily discipline such as meditation or contemplation. And quite too often peace is missing from our life. Mother Theresa reminds us, “it’s in the stillness when we hear Gods voice.” John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you, Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”

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As we begin to experience aspects of peace as part of our Advent journey we explore the idea of how God’s peace could help us to make a difference in our families, community and in the greater world by examining our own hearts. How can we expect to share peace with our neighbour if we can’t find it within ourselves? The prophesy of Isaiah assure us “For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” One of my favourite references for Jesus that I have loved ever since I was a child is this reference in Isaiah 9:6 referring to the Messiah as “The Prince of Peace” and as we look forward to Christmas may we focus on finding and giving peace to one another as that perfect gift! This year it was my absolute privilege to wear two hats on Grandparents Day, one as Chaplain, and also as Grammy to my own grandchildren in Kinder and Year 1. In this modern world and living in regional Australia it is not always possible to have grandparents living in close proximity to their families but this didn’t dampen anyone’s spirit last Tuesday. Being Melbourne Cup Day as well, there was a stampede of grandparents flocking to our doors. The weather was kind to us and it was a pleasure to have little people take great delight in sharing their skills and work as they took pride in showing their grandparents and grandfriends their College. Almost six weeks ago a representative from the Uniting Church asked me if we would have any senior students who may be interested in volunteering their time to model in a fundraiser in the form of a fashion parade for Lifeline. I would like to thank the four students who gave up their time to support the community in this way and for this community to recognise their servant hearts. Giselle Tomkinson, Grace Kyburz, Mac Nebo, and Charlie Watson. These students had lots of fun sorting out the bags of vintage clothes to see what they would wear and had even more fun trying them on. This week I received an email from the organisers to say that these students were delightful ambassadors for the College. Thank you to parents who have responded to our annual Christmas appeal for Anglicare and Unitingcare. We could not contribute much needed supplies for each of these worthwhile service providers without all of BDC families generous donations of help, thank you. Please keep on sending donations to the College and give them to your child’s teacher or Tutor. Throughout our journey may we grow and reap the good harvest as we too discover Jesus together. Peace Rev Marion Tanfield Chaplain

Cyberbullying Using technology to harass or bully someone is what we term Cyberbullying. It can affect people not only at home but also at school and even in the workplace and it can affect people in different ways. The best way to protect yourself from Cyberbullying is to skill up. Some of the ways people can bully you online is to put embarrassing photos or things about you online, text you, call or email saying things that are not nice, use Facebook or other social media to say humiliating things, and set up a fake profile that pretends to be you. So, what can you do? The most important things is to keep a record, either by printing off the message or storing it in some way. Talk to your parents, a teacher or a counselor at school as they are here to help protect you. You have the right to feel safe and to be treated fairly and respectfully, and not to be subjected to harassment. Cyberbullying is bad because a lot of people can be involved. People can hide who they are and the messages are often hard to remove. It is very hard for the person being bullied to escape if they are regular users of technology and the content can be shared with a lot of people in a short time. How can you protect yourself? • Never share your private information with anyone, even your best friend! Be careful where you post photos of yourself, your family and your friends • Don’t answer any messages when you are hurt or angry. This can encourage people to increase their harassment of you • If you are feeling harassed, log out and stop messaging. Turn on the TV, go and talk to your mum, go for a walk, read a book. Remember, you have the option of continuing the process or stopping it immediately! You can block, delete or report anyone who is harassing you • Most of all, remember to set up privacy options on your social networking sites so that only the people you want to have contact with you have access. Remember we at school are here to help you so talk to a teacher or a counselor or me if you are having trouble dealing with this or any other issue. Karin Lisle Director of Pastoral Care K-12

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from the head of secondary Inspiration I am continually amazed by the dedication and commitment of our young people. As you might know, three of our senior boys, Jo Ashley, Wil Ashley and Callum Small have decided to give up forty days of their holidays to kayak down the Murray River. WHY??? Well there are two reasons. The first is to raise as much money possible to support cancer research, in the hope of finding a cure. The second is to promote healthy lifestyles and the fact that young people can do amazing things. We can all learn many things from these three boys. They originally set a target of $10,000 and have reached $12,000 – what an effort. Thank you to everyone in the College community, on behalf of the boys, for this fantastic support. They have one more target and I would kindly ask if you could please take two minutes of your time to assist. The boys have entered their adventure onto “Sunsuper Dreams”. This charity donates $5,000 a month to another worthwhile charity. It is decided on the number of VOTES received in this month. So to support them in receiving a further $5,000 all you have to do is click the link below. http://sunsuperdreams.com.au/dream/view/that-young-people-will-know-a-cancer-free-world You then click the yellow ‘vote for this dream’ button, supply your first name and email, and then click the verification link when you receive the confirmation email. Please spare a few minutes to do this and support their dream. You can also go directly to their website to offer a donation. http://www.everydayhero.com.au/kayak_for_a_cure Uniform 2013 I would like to remind the Secondary school community that the two-year changeover of uniform items including College skirts, sports uniform and socks, ends this year. From 2013 all girls must wear the pleated style skirt, all students must have the new version of the sports uniform and the only socks to be worn are the ones with ‘BDC’ sewn into the top. This applies to all students in Years 7-12. Presentation Evening The presentation evening for the Secondary school will be held on Tuesday 4 December, 6:30pm at C.Ex Club Coffs Harbour. This is a compulsory attendance evening for all students in Years 7-11. If there are issues with attendance for your child/children then I would request written notification via letter or email. It is important that we gather together as community to celebrate the academic, cultural and sporting successes of our students and to complete the year formally. I can be contacted at: tegan@bdc.nsw.edu.au APP OF THE WEEK Groupon gives you 50-90% off unbeatable deals regarding the best things to do, see, eat and buy. Tim Egan Assistant Principal (Head of Secondary)

Visual Arts Year 10 have recently completed a unit titled ‘Objects as Subjects.’ Students completed a drawing and painting study in the form of a chair. Then students reinterpreted the functional characteristics of the chair into a sculpture form. Many of the chairs explore the notion of status, normally associated with differing styles of chairs and their particular owners. Rebecca Brown Visual Arts Faculty

Japan Tour 2013 Plans are well underway for our school tour to Japan next year. Thank you to all those parents and students who attended the information night on Tuesday. It was great to see so much enthusiasm. If you would like to join the tour but were unable to come to the information night, please come and get the information sheets and forms from the Languages staff room as soon as possible, or send an email to kwyndham@bdc.nsw.edu.au and they will be sent to you electronically. Deposits must be paid by Friday 23 November. Katherine Wyndham Head of Languages Faculty

Careers news Congratulations to our 2012 Year 12 students who have received early guaranteed entry into the school of Engineering at Griffith University. Early entry to university offers to SCU, UNE and CSU will be announced in the next week or so.

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Year 9 Last Friday, Claire Newnham from the Australian Taxation Office delivered a talk about tax and many students completed a tax file number application. It is never too late to collect an application from the Secondary office or Careers lounge. Year 9 students were informed about work experience in 2013. This will occur in the first week of the June holidays Monday 24-Friday 28 June 2013. Year 10 Parents are encouraged to talk about their children’s results from recent activity completing career-building tools within their own account in ‘my guide’ in myfuture.edu.au. New Year 12 It is very pleasing to see many students have signed up to complete another comprehensive Career building and management tool called Career Match, kindly donated by Southern Cross University care of Peter Marshall, SCU Student Recruitment Officer. For an amazing array of potential volunteer work opportunities check out the following link: http://www.myfuture.edu.au/The%20Facts/Work%20and%20Employment/Work%20Opportunities/Volunteer.aspx Robyn Crisp Careers Advisor

NSW Constitutional Convention On Monday, the 5th of November, I was fortunate enough to attend the NSW Schools State Constitutional Convention at State Parliament House, Sydney. The event hosted ninety-five Year 11 students from ninety-five secondary schools within the state, all of which are nominated by their school principals and must write a one page essay on the year’s issue and their suitability as a candidate in order to be considered. This year, the issue was “The role of the Head of State in Australia and whether or not Australia should become a republic.” The day began with a keynote presentation from three distinctive figures; Prof. Anne Twomey, a professor of constitutional law at the University of Sydney; The Hon. Adam Searle, Deputy Leader of the Opposition; as well as Mr. Mark Speakman MP, the Liberal member for Cronulla. All had a firm republican agenda and gave thorough insights into the issues in relation to the constitution and Australian society. The remainder of the event saw the ninety-five students split into groups of nineteen in order to discuss the issues at hand. During this time, each group constructed a report-back to deliver to the remainder of the groups in the Lower House. Time was also allocated to vote in a secret ballot for the six most constructive individuals in the group to attend the National Convention in Canberra next March. Luckily, I was privileged enough to be selected for this event. Despite its competitive nature the convention was incredibly worthwhile, especially for individuals interested in politics, law, public speaking or the contemporary issues our generation must soon confront. Joseph Dean Year 11

primary school from the head of primary 2013 CLASSES Class teachers for 2013 are as follows: Kinder Mrs Casey Johnston (nee Morton) and Mrs Sally Sullivan Year 1 Mrs Jenny Booth and Mrs Rebecca Ireland Year 2 Ms Lynne Davis and Mrs Maretta Wood ELC Mrs Annette Campbell and Mrs Lorraine Sharkey Year 3 Mrs Rachel Caesar and Mrs Truus Muelenbroeks

Year 3/4 Mr Mark Reedy Year 4 Mrs Linda Morgan and Ms Sharon Habgood Year 5 Mrs Diana Davey, Mrs Wendy Phillips and Mrs Sarah Stokes Year 6 Mrs Rachel Crismale, Mr Mark Freeman and Mr Glenn McNeil

Please understand that a large amount of time goes into designing well balanced classes and every attempt will be made to ensure children are placed in a class with at least one friend. Parents who believe there is a significant factor that should be considered in relation to their child’s class placement for 2013, should forward this confidential information in writing to me (not the class teacher) at gnaftel@bdc.nsw.edu.au by 16 November. After this date it will not be possible to consider any further requests. As I am sure you can understand, it is impossible to satisfy all requests and design well balanced classes, but please be assured that all genuine requests will be considered.

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MADAME MOO Madame Moo has taken up residence next to the canteen overlooking the Primary Quad. The school really does look wonderfully bright and alive lately, with the new artwork outside the Senior Library, the fantastic new mosaic in the amphitheatre outside the Performance Space, and now Madame Moo.

GRANDPARENTS’ DAY It was wonderful to see so many guests at school on Tuesday. The weather was wonderful, the school looked fantastic, and the grandparents, friends and parents with whom I spoke were clearly having a most enjoyable visit.

SPORT ASSEMBLY The annual Sport Awards Assembly will be held next Thursday 15 November in the Green Room, beginning at 2.30pm. Age champions in the various sports and the Junior Primary encouragement awards will be presented, along with the House Shield for this year’s winning House. You will have been contacted by Jim Webber or Beth Hilton, if your child is scheduled to receive an award at this assembly. The Senior Sportsperson of the Year awards, will be announced at Presentation Day on Tuesday 4 December. Graeme Naftel Assistant Principal (Head of Primary)

SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB Orders for Book Club Issue 8 will close on Friday 16 November. These may be sent to school and handed to your child’s teacher at any time before that date. (It helps me greatly if orders come in gradually rather than all at once on the day orders close.) Please note the following: • Fill out your child’s full name and class on the order form (also on the envelope); clearly mark all items to be ordered. • If paying by credit card: All orders from the different brochures may be combined in one payment so only one credit card slip needs to be filled out. This also applies to orders for different children in the one family. • If paying by cheque: Orders may also be combined into one payment so only one cheque needs to be written. The same also applies for cash payments. • Cheques must be made out in one of two ways – either to ‘Scholastic Australia’ (no variations on this) or ‘Bishop Druitt College’. As this is the last Book Club issue for 2012 I would like to thank those parents who have supported Book Club during the year. Your support has enabled us to purchase extra resources to be used in the classrooms and Library. Linda Morgan Book Club Coordinator

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GRADE OF THE WEEK - YEAR 6 “We should all be treated as equals” - Year 6 Debate topic

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Equality is vitality, don’t let it slip away! Firstly - appearance. A problem that has been going around for decades is how people get treated negatively because they don’t look as attractive as someone else. This happens nearly everywhere in life. For example, jobs or just socialising with other people. Just because someone has a huge scar on the middle of their face doesn’t mean that that person is any different to others. Or just because you don’t have blue eyes doesn’t mean you are no good at modelling. So, should we treat someone differently just because they are not as beautiful as someone else? Equality is Vitality, don’t let it slip away! Secondly - disabled people. Some unfortunate people were born differently to others, either mentally or physically, but that’s not their fault. It’s nature - some are lucky, some aren’t. But that’s no excuse to treat them differently. Even though you think you are being kind, disabled people don’t like how they are being treated. Imagine this, a girl goes up to a person with disabilities and treats them unkindly, unsurely and indelicately, not knowing how to behave around the disabled person. Then imagine that same girl going up to a person who is not disabled but this time the girls knows exactly how to behave, speak and treat the person. This happens all the time. Even confident humans do not know how to behave around disabled people. How do you think the disabled person would feel? Lift your heads up at the real situation! Finally - racism. Do you know how many articles about racism in the United States can be found on the Internet? LOTS! People with dark skin in the United States feel they do not receive as much respect as people with light skin, even though they may have a good education. The majority of people with dark skin believe that they do not have good job opportunities just because they feel there is no equality. Just looking at Australia, if you are saying that we shouldn’t all be treated equally that pretty much means that anti-discrimination laws should be removed. But I thought Australia was famous for being multicultural! A multicultural country must treat every race the same but if the anti-discrimination laws are removed everything will get out of hand because anyone can treat people differently just because they have dark skin. Then what will happen is not only will we lose the title of a multicultural country but there will be conflicts all over Australia. That’s just Australia and ‘we’ can relate to anyone so imagine what it will be like around the world! Endless conflicts! Maybe every country will be like Libya. Insane!! So if you were on the Negative Team’s side before then now is the time to change sides and support us. Remember: Equality is Vitality, don’t let it slip away! Manuli Narangoda (6CP)

Solomon Fergusson (6CP) Caricature of Liam

Summer Hot sand on the beach Swimming in the cold water Waves crash on your feet Spring It’s time to wake up Animals come out to play Hop up and say, “Yay!” Winter Snow starts to come down It’s time to hibernate Kids like snow ball fights Autumn Leaves fall down from trees Plants start to go reddish brown Heat starts to build up

Annabelle Young and Mercedes Oliver (6F) - Design for a new Australian flag

Kelly Mclean (6F) FIRE Flames burning like a wild monkey, Glass shatters like a wave. I run away from the heat That is as fast as a wheelie bin going down a hill The ballistic heat rages. It shows its decayed hand and Reaches for my drink-bottle-body. I’m engulfed by the flames and Powered like I’m in a mortar and pestle. Jem Batley (6H)

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Ensembles Evenings A reminder to parents about the Ensembles Concerts next Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. As you would be aware, the major Music faculty goal is the purchase a set of Timpani and a Bass Drum for our College Orchestra and our various school Bands. Our monetary target is $10,000. We need parent helpers to assist with the barbeque prior to our Ensembles concert each evening please. If you are able to assist us in any way, could you please e-mail Louise Ray lray@bdc.nsw.edu.au or contact Mrs Egan at school on 6651 5644 ext. 218. We very much welcome your support. There will be a raffle running throughout the Ensembles Evenings, which will be drawn on the Wednesday night. Tickets for the evening concert will be available on the night. Major prizes include: A magnificent handmade timber children’s chair (personally engraved), one term of guitar lessons with Mr Santo Cimino, a musically decorated cake, a bottle of Moet and a digital metronome/ chromatic tuner. Students will by now, have received an information letter explaining the arrangements for the evening, uniform requirements and the Friends of Music fund raising barbeque. Please contact me if you have any questions relating to either evening. A link to the information Ensembles’ Evenings 2012 letter is on the College Website. Alternatively, click here.

Bravissimo Congratulations to Jo Ashley and Helen Nevell who have been selected to perform at the Bravissimo HSC Music Concert as representatives for the region. Helen and Jo represent a select group of young musicians that will showcase HSC talents, drawing from candidates from over 50 high schools. The Concert is to be held as a Wednesday matinee performance at 12:30pm, February 20, 2013 at the Glasshouse, Port Macquarie. Please contact the Glasshouse if you would like to purchase tickets and support these talented students.

Primary and Secondary Assembly Performances Thanks to Hamish Stuart for his performance at assembly. Thanks to Primary Bands, Year 2 Choir, Flute Quartet, Carla Strydom, Keisha Arena-Stuckey, Prue and Spencer Burnet, Emma Husband, Mali Taylor, Grace Jones, Fletcher Scott, Hannah Joseph, Erin & Georgie, Eden Rees, Perry Foster, Angus Longworth-Browne, Cameron Williams, Nanda Soe and Louisa Jeffery for providing the entertainment for Grandparents’ Day 2013 – it was thoroughly enjoyed by the audience.

Students continuing lessons in 2013 We are looking into the first term of 2013 for timetabling music lessons. If your child(ren) learns an instrument at the College, you will have received an intention to continue studies form for next year. Please return these to the Music Office by November 19th.

Change in music fees We are looking into the first term of 2013 for timetabling music lessons. If your child(ren) learns an instrument at the College, you will have received an intention to continue studies form for next year. Please return these to the Music Office by November 19th. Lesson type Individual - 30 minutes Individual - 45 minutes Individual - 60 minutes Group of 2 students - 30 minutes Group of 3 students - 30 minutes Group of 3 students - 45 minutes Instrument hire Primary bands (training or performance)

Parent cost 2013 $32.00 $48.00 $62.00 $18.50 per student On application to tutor only On application to tutor only $40 per term, per instrument $13.00 per tutorial, per student

Dale Condon Head of Music K-12

college community important dates and events 13 Nov Ensembles Evening 1 - 5:30pm, BDC Theatre - Event Page 14 Nov Ensembles Evening 2 - 5:30pm, BDC Theatre - Event Page 15-16 Nov Northern NSW Philosothon - Information 19 Nov Partnerships in Learning: Dyslexia information session - 4:00pm in BDC Primary Library 27 Nov BDC Carols Evening - 6:30pm

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out of school hours care We would like to welcome a new member to the OSHC family, with the help of OSHC Students and staff we now have a new fish at OSHC called “Papa Smurf”. He is a beautiful Betta fish with a blue colour and a red strip on one of his fins. On Thursday children and staff walked down to the creek, while children stayed with one staff member discussing what they knew about Betta fish another went down to collect river rocks. These were then taken back to OSHC room and washed by the children. We placed clean rocks and a new plant into his bowl, children then waited in suspense as Rachel Knox moved him from his plastic bag into his new home. Papa Smurf is loving his new home and is very happy. Next week will will be continuing our study into the Betta Fish as children create some beautiful art work and for the first time clean out his bowl. To place a booking for After School Care please contact Marielos on 66517400 or via email oshc@bdc.nsw.edu.au.

parents and friends Next Meeting – AGM Monday 19 November, 6.30pm The Annual General Meeting is next Monday 19 November at 6.30pm. P&F members are invited to nominate and vote on Executive Positions for 2013. Everyone is welcome for the meeting following with College information and discussion with other parents. Refreshments provided. Dyslexia All interested parents or persons who would like to know more about Dyslexia and how we can help BDC become more dyslexia friendly, are invited to come to the next P&F meeting or contact Sue Robertson directly on suemal@bigpond.com.au or 0414343027. 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 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: AGM Monday 19 November, 6.30pm, Senior Common Room, 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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Dyslexia What do Jamie Oliver, Keira Knightley, Richard Branson, Ted Turner, Thomas Edison and Albert Einstein have in common? They are all internationally recognised in their chosen fields and they are dyslexic. Come to BDC to find out more about Dyslexia, how it is diagnosed and what we can do to help our children. Hear from parents with first hand experience as well as staff at the school who would like to share their knowledge.

Monday, 19 November, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm in the Primary Library After School Care will be available if you wish to book your children in. Just email Marielos at oshc@bdc.nsw.edu.au or call 6651 5644 ext 301

congratulations luke At the 2012 NovaSkill Awards Night held on Thursday 8 November, Luke Kent received the prestigious Indigenous Trainee of the Year award. Luke has recently completed a Certificate III in Asset Maintenance which he has completed over the past two years at Bishop Druitt College. Also nominated as Host Employer of the Year, BDC has supported over a dozen trainees in the last three years with several of our trainees receiving awards during this time in areas including Business Administration, Child Care, Information Technology, Horticulture, Science Lab Technician, Asset Maintenance and Special Education.

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