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Issue # 3 15 February | 2013

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In the coming weeks, I will speak to all of our Secondary School year groups about the subject of drugs. I will be outlining the College’s “Illicit and Unsanctioned Substance (Drug) Policy”, and explaining clearly what is meant by the terms ‘illicit’ and ‘unsanctioned’. The policy can be found on the BDC website under the ‘Policies’ tab. The policy aims to give clarity on the College’s position on drugs. It offers particular definitions and outlines the prevention and intervention strategies we will employ. It aims to reflect a previous Department of Education Science and Training set of protocols (2000) for managing illicit and other unsanctioned drugs in schools. DEST has been superseded by DEEWR, and our policy will be reviewed periodically in line with DEEWR guidelines. In short, we seek to prevent drug use by educating our students about the very real threat drugs have to their lives. We also outline the options we will follow in the case of a breach of the policy. Zero tolerance is most definitely the College’s stance against the procurement and distribution of illicit or unsanctioned substances. In such circumstances, a student’s enrolment would be cancelled. If we are to take the mantle of caring educators seriously, then there must be scope to combine a sanction with education and rehabilitation if other breaches of the policy occur. In such circumstances, the school’s response remains entirely within my discretion as Principal. It is vitally important that the message about the scourge of drugs is made very clear to our children. We will do whatever we can to ensure our children are safe from the pernicious impact of drugs on young lives. Some schools now demand that students submit to random drug testing. Those who refuse are in breach of their enrolment contract. That is an extreme way of trying to ensure children remain drug free. Some schools, after an incident of drug use, demand random drug tests to ensure rehabilitation is taken seriously. We will attack the problem by doing what we can to educate and motivate students to remain drug free. Our stance on supply is crystal clear. While we cannot control what students do outside of school, we hope our preventative education will equip them with the information they need to say no to drugs. It is a message that must be reinforced at home. Congratulations this week to: • James Murray (8), local Sawtell Junior Surf Club member, who was voted recently North Coast Branch Junior Surf Lifesaver of the Year. James will travel to Sydney in April for further trials with other branch winners to be considered for state honours. • Tom McEntyre (8), who attended the Inverell Show last weekend with his Murray Grey heifer. He was placed 5th in Junior Judging and 5th in the Junior Parader. His heifer placed 3rd. • Nicholas Greenway (4) competed in the NSW Country Surf Lifesaving championships over the summer vacation, winning two gold, two silver and two bronze medals. He also competed in the Speedo Sprint heats at Kempsey on 2 February, winning four silver medals and has qualified for the NSW finals in Sydney on 9 March. Principal’s App of the week: coming very soon . . . BDCollege App Alan Ball Principal

Pastoral Care Chaplain’s chat Is it Week 3 already? I was reminded of the absolute wonder of creation as I held a brand new baby girl (who was only one day old) in my arms earlier this week and then I had the pleasure of assisting a parent by carrying a three week old baby girl to her vehicle. What a privilege it is to be your Chaplain. Lent at Bishop Druitt College was marked with a modified Ash Wednesday Service in the Theatre, because of inclement weather we were forced inside, Year 12 and Year 6 students attended with parents and staff. When I think of Lent I am reminded that, as a small child I would usually give up chocolate and other foods so I could observe fasting for 40 days. Some years ago I was challenged during Lent to move beyond food and wine towards giving up other habits that marked my life. This year is no different and I find I am being challenged to listen to that still small voice, instead of my own and take those steps of discipline that bring me closer to God. Remember that Lent is about spiritual transformation and conversion, and is basically a spiritual training period. Through our Lenten disciplines and prayer, we become more like Jesus and grow closer to God. One way we focus on Christ, and not on material goods, is to make sacrifices through Lent. For instance watching television during Lent is not sinful in itself, but since many people enjoy it, giving it up for 40 days is a sacrifice. Here are a few more ideas: Sacrifices: Coffee, computer use, alcohol, driving everywhere, eating out, gossiping, internet chatting, meat/red meat, smoking, swearing, sweets, sugar, television, using credit cards, etc. Some people choose to add more positive things: more prayer time, giving away more money and time, reading more scripture, studying more etc.

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Restrictions and additions can often overlap. For instance, some people give up swearing for Lent, but when they accidentally do swear, they put money in a jar. Not only does this discourage future swearing, the money in the jar can be given to charity at the end of Lent. Some of my friends give up buying cappuccinos every day and the money saved after 40 days is given to the poor. These are just a few suggestions on how to fast during Lent. Think of some your own! One person’s fast is not always appropriate for another. Lent is about conversion, turning our lives more completely over to Christ and his way of life. That always involves giving up sin in some form. The goal is not just to abstain from sin for the duration of Lent but to try to root sin out of our lives forever. Conversion means leaving behind an old way of living and acting in order to embrace new life in Christ. As we enter this season of Lent may we use it as a time to reassess, reflect and examine ourselves as we go forward with Jesus. Shalom my friends Rev Marion Tanfield Chaplain

secondary school from the head of secondary I would like to thank the Secondary school students and staff for the wonderful day on Tuesday at our annual swimming carnival. Poolside was filled with colourful banners and decorations in support of all Houses and the atmosphere was fantastic. These days are as much about House Spirit as the competition and the students and staff contributed to the House spirit magnificently. Thank you to Mr Webber and Mrs Hilton for their tireless efforts in organising this event. It is important to understand the College policy when students need to leave early or leave for appointments. All students must sign out before they leave and produce a note to the teacher to allow them out of class. Students in Years 7-12 must remain in student services until a parent or legal guardian collects them. The exception to this is for those students who have permission to drive to school. These students must have written permission to leave the College outside of the acceptable times. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact me at the College. Some students do not have correct shoes to wear with the College sport uniform. The footwear must be a sports shoe. Any style of flat sole shoe is not acceptable. Please assist us with this at home as it is important to have the correct style of shoe so that young feet are protected and have the correct support while participating in sporting activities. Tim Egan Assistant Principal (Head of Secondary)

curriculum BYOT In Term 2 the secondary school will introduce BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) and we will continue to encourage our teachers to embed technology into their teaching when and where it is appropriate. Technology has many advantages in the classroom for engaging students, enhancing explanations, examples and increasing the opportunities for students to cover content and skills at their own pace. However, there is a negative side to technology as there is little restriction on what material is available or how people can use or misuse it. As a part of our BYOT program we will incorporate ‘Digital Citizenship’ units in the school from Years 7 to 12. These units are designed for students to make them aware of the ethical issues and consequences of the incorrect use of technology. The resources we will be using are from an American resource called Commonsense Media and are age appropriate. We will cover six units with our students as recommended by the education site Edmodo. Many of you may be familiar with Edmodo as a lot of our classes are now using this as a portal for collaborative discussions and sharing of resources within a class. I invite you to also be proactive in discussions with your son/daughter about the correct use of technology and to continue to communicate with us about technology and how it is being used in your families. Subject Changes There are often requests for students to change subjects, particularly in Year 9 and 11 as they learn more about the choices they made last year. The Year 9 students are able to change subjects up until 8 March. By this stage they will have experienced three full cycles of their timetable and know if their choices are the correct ones. There are some restrictions about changes as some of the practical classes are full.

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Please discuss these changes carefully with your son/daughter as any change can cause students to be unsettled and we would like to avoid this as much as possible. The Year 11 students have less time to consider a change as they very quickly begin assessment work for their Preliminary subjects and once this has begun, students face a significant increase in work if they try to ‘catch up’. The deadline for the Year 11 students is 22 February. The process is the same but Year 11 students must carefully check they meet the Board of Studies requirements for HSC/ATAR eligibility prior to any change. Students in other year levels should only request a change of subject in extreme circumstances. Any request to change a core class in Years 7 to 10 should be directed to the relevant Year Coordinator. Australian Curriculum As most of the secondary teachers headed off to the swimming carnival, a small group of teachers in English, Mathematics and Science have begun the process of preparing for the introduction of the Australian Curriculum in these subject areas in 2014. The introduction of the curriculum will be staggered with Year 7 and 9 in 2014 in English, Mathematics and Science and will then move through BDC. Other subjects will also be incorporated as the curriculum documents are finalised by the NSW Board of Studies. This is an exciting project and we will work diligently to ensure a smooth and successful transition for BDC students. Carmel Spry Director of Curriculum

Science During the holidays two Year 12 students, Edward Condon and Fraser Tankel, attended the NYSF, a two-week immersive science experience at ANU in Canberra. There was a rigorous application process prior, involving interviews, presentations, and the submission of a school report through Rotary. From more than 2000 applicants, 450 made it into the NYSF. The program included numerous lab visits to leading institutions within ANU as well as field trips to places such as ADFA, Parliament House, and Questacon. These provided a great insight into the institutions and the people involved. NYSF students stay on campus in residential colleges, experiencing the university life firsthand. There were a number of guest speakers, including some of the top scientists in Australia, as well as a video conference with the head of CERN in Geneva! There were also many opportunities to meet and talk to these amazing people (many are NYSF alumni) at dinners and on lab visits. It’s not all just lab visits and talking to scientists; there were many opportunities to have a good time, including activity evenings, where students can go bowling, play music, or play sport. There is also a disco and concert, along with a cricket match on Australia Day and swimming at Pine Island, not to mention Questacon, and late night shopping! The greatest part of NYSF is making new friends from all over the country; like-minded people who you will never forget and likely will meet again at university. The NYSF gives you the opportunity to reconnect with these people at the “Next Step” sessions in major cities around Australia. The NYSF also opens the doors to prestigious international programs, which only accept NYSF alumni from Australia. These include RSI Boston, SIYSS Stockholm (Including attending the Nobel Prize ceremony), and many others. The NYSF is a life-changing experience for students passionate about science. The opportunities afforded here are once in a lifetime, and only available to a select few. The people you will meet are the future of Australian science, and you will keep the connections made for a lifetime. So, if you’re in Year 11 and doing any science subject, apply for the NYSF. The application is tough, but it is worth it when you get there. Edward Condon and Fraser Tankel Year 12

Cambodia On Tuesday 4 December, students in Year 11 left the safety and comfort of BDC and Australia and embarked on a journey to Cambodia. On out two week adventure we experienced everything from poverty to the commercial side of Cambodia. After visiting the Sunrise Children’s Orphanage, building 20 houses in one day and refurbishing a school our horizons and perspectives were widened. The historic cultural and culinary experiences were unforgettable. Angkor Watt, a monk’s blessing, khmer cooking school, the silver Pagoda and Tuol Sleng were a few of the highlights. We encourage as many Year 11 students to get involved in this year’s trip. Emily Robertson and Laura Hallen

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Visual Arts As a taste of what some of our talented students can produce, we celebrate some past works on display now in the exhibition area of the Visual Arts Faculty. All are welcome to visit or pass through! Also a reminder that the Westmead Children’s Hospital ‘Operation Art’ Competition for K-12 is running now, for entry forms please visit www.artsunit.nsw.edu.au Rebecca Brown Visual Arts Facutly

Careers Year 11 and 12 students All students are encouraged to book a 10-minute time slot with me this term. This is primarily to talk about individual goals and plans including possible post school options. I look forward to advising and supporting our senior students to help them achieve their goals. Year 10 Work Experience is optional for students in 2013 and is scheduled to occur in the first week of the three-week mid year break from 24 - 28 June. We encourage all students to participate and contact prospective employers now to organize a rewarding work experience placement. Documentation aimed to assist parents and students and employers is available on the College website at http://www.bdc.nsw.edu.au/careers. Paperwork is due back at the College by late March. TVET students North Coast TAFE will not be processing any more transfers of TVET students after the end of this week. (15 February) Opportunities • Projects Abroad: student volunteers open day is on in Sydney on Saturday 16 March, 1 – 5 pm • World Education Program Australia (WEP) student exchange info sessions are coming up soon, see posters in Careers Lounge • Defence Force Program: 2013 updates The Defence work experience program, ADF cadets, Long Tan Leadership and teamwork programs are continuing. However the Defence Technical Scholarship (DTS) program is suspended for 12 months and the D2020 is to be concluded. If you have any enquiries please contact me on rcrisp@bdc.nsw.edu.au. Robyn Crisp Careers Advisor

primary school from the head of primary It was lovely to see so many parents and other family members at the swimming carnival and the children were so supportive of their Houses, either by cheering on team members or entering races themselves. What a lovely atmosphere. There continue to be many opportunities for family members to take part in the education of their children at the College. Families are the first educators of their children and they continue to influence their children’s learning and development during the school years and long afterwards. It is satisfying to know that we all recognise that working together is so important. The Family-School and Community Partnerships Bureau is a great site to find information about how we can work together in partnership. They have stated: “Research demonstrates that effective schools have high levels of parental and community involvement. This involvement is strongly related to improved student learning, attendance and behaviour. Family involvement can have a major impact on student learning, regardless of the social or cultural background of the family. Family involvement in schools is therefore central to high quality education and is part of the core business of schools.” http://www.familyschool.org.au/about/partnerships If you would like to assist in classrooms at any time you are most welcome to come either on a regular basis or on specific occasions. Helping by listening to children read, working with a maths group, or attending assemblies on Thursday afternoons are all ways of supporting your children. If you would like to work in classrooms, it is important to fill in the Working with Children form available at the primary office and have your signature sighted by Mrs Porter. Your child’s teacher will then suggest times that will suit best for each classroom. Of course you are always welcome to talk to me, also, and I value your opinions and suggestions. I can be contacted on klisle@bdc.nsw.edu.au or phone 66515644 extension 205. Karin Lisle Assistant Principal (Head of Primary)

SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB The Book Club Issue No. 1 booklets have been distributed and orders will close on Wednesday 20 February. Orders may be sent to school and handed to your child’s teacher at any time before that date. For parents who are new to Book Club as well as a reminder for those who have placed orders in the past, the following things need to be noted when filling out a Book Club order: • •

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Cheques must be made out in one of two ways – either to ‘Scholastic Australia’ (no variations on this) or ‘Bishop Druitt College’. Credit card payments are made by telephone or online BEFORE you send the order to school. The information slip on the bottom of the order form is sent to school with the Book Club order. Finally, and very importantly, put your completed order plus payment in a securely sealed envelope, which has your child’s full name and class written on the front.

Thank you for your support of Book Club. Your orders enable us to receive extra books for our classrooms, library and teacher resources by way of a rewards system. Most importantly, it is a great way to keep our children reading. Lorelle Newton Book Club Coordinator

Grade of the week - Year 5 ‘I Don’t Know’ To add to our troubles, they were closing in. Not only were we trapped in a cave with an active volcano, but the alien men were closing in. They looked terrifying with their pale skin and tiny, beady, red eyes. By the way, ‘out’ means me and my brother. “What was that?” screams my brother, snapping me back to reality. Poor kid. He’s only 12. He looks so scared, it brings tears to my eyes. “Where?” I answer. “Up there on the edge of the volcano,” he whispers. I look and see two figures racing down the side, one in a suit, the other in modern dress. As they get closer I see that one is a girl, probably in her early 20s. He looks around the mid 30s. They rush up to us, sticking to the shadows. She grabs my hand. He grabs my brothers and utters a single word, “RUN!” I can hardly hear him over the roar of the exploding volcano. We all run. They seem to know their way around. After 20 minutes of running we finally find the entrance to the cave. Out we run into the cool, fresh air. I thank the strange duo and they smile back. Me and my brother rush back home. After five minutes we look back but the duo are not there. In their place is a huge whooshing noise and the rustling of leaves. By Georgia Coleman

Madi Dorrough (5D) Icebreaker Pushing Through Sea Ice

Creative Writing The thick ash hung overhead of the ravenous raptor, who was finishing off his splendorous dish of triceratops. Suddenly, Raven’s six-pack stomach yelped and screamed for more meaty food. Raven slammed his sharp third claw on the surface, then sprinted quickly away. Raven was an Utahraptor that stood taller than a grown man. He lived in Utah and his name means Thief from Utah. Raven joined up with his deadly gang consisting of Sparky, Hunt and Goldie. Goldie wore very many sore looking battle scars and had lost his arm in a dangerous fight with their rivalry gang called the Roamers. Hunt had killer claws but had no feathers and wore an eye patch. Raven stared with fear up at the thick ash that was now growing wider…. By Blake Ireland Coffs Harbour Needs a New Skate Park I strongly believe we should get a new skate park in Coffs Harbour. The reason I think we should get a new skate park is so kids can be active, have a good childhood and develop talent.

Tess Parker-Reynolds (5S) Antarctica Landscape

Firstly, I think kids should be active outdoors because kids don’t develop their outdoor skills. Do you think kids should be trapped indoors their entire life? Kids should spend most of their time outdoors because their lives will be ruined from watching TV or playing PS3’s and on the computer. Secondly, I think we should get a new skate park because kids need a good childhood. The reason I think this is because people should have a good childhood, which means they will be happy when they are older. Thirdly, we should get a skate park so we can develop talent. Say you or I were really good at skating, you could win a competition and a trophy. If we don’t get a skate park we won’t develop our talent for skating. These are the reasons I think we should get a skate park in Coffs Harbour. By Lachlan Roberts

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Paris Warncken (5P) Black and white self-portrait

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Instrumental music tuition fees Music tuition invoices will be mailed out this week. Fees are payable via the College website’s link to Try Booking www.bdc.nsw.edu.au Instructions are on the invoice. Thank you for your timely payment.

Bravissmo

The Bravissmo music excursion is on 20 February. Bravissimo showcases the very best talents of music students on the Mid-North Coast of NSW and is equivalent to Encore in Sydney. Permission notes have been sent home. Please return these a.s.a.p. to the Music Office so numbers can be finalised. All Preliminary and HSC Music students will be attending this event and several Year 10 students. Please note: The school has already purchased the tickets from the Glasshouse. Your $70 covers the cost of your seat at the concert and transport.

Frontier Projects Fundraising Dinner – Hope 4 Haiti

Primary music is planning for the Primary Performance Choir (which includes some Year 5 and 6 students) to sing with Nathan Hardy at the Hope 4 Haiti fundraiser, Saturday 23 February at 8pm. This will be held at Osprey Restaurant CHEC. More information will be available shortly.

World Harmony Festival Day

Primary Performance Choir (which includes some Year 5 and 6 students) have been invited to perform with the Combined Schools’ Choir at World Harmony Festival Day, Botanic Gardens, Coffs Harbour, Sunday 17 March at 10am. More information will be available shortly.

Primary Music Camp

We are in the process of finalising details for a music camp. The last couple of years we have run a very successful, fun weekend camp and concert for Superstrings. This year we will incorporate Primary Band, Primary Guitar Group and Superstrings. This will be held at Yarrahapinni Youth Centre, 23/24 March. You will receive an expression of interest letter next week regarding this event. Please contact the music office is you have an enquiry relating to the Primary Music Camp.

Kodaly

Alice Jamison is running Kodaly music classes for all children interested in music. The classes help to develop a child’s confidence in music as it enhances their understanding of the structure of music: developing pitch, rhythm and a strong inner ear. They are very much based in games and the children are given the opportunity to enjoy music in a relaxed environment. These classes are a great base for someone already learning an instrument or for a child interested in music and not yet ready to begin learning an instrument. Cost is $5 per lesson, to be paid termly. Please contact Alice Jamison at opusalice@gmail.com to book a place or for further information: Senior primary (3-6) - Monday 8am, M1 Secondary - Thursday, 8am, M2 Lower secondary (7-8) - Friday, 8am, Band Room

Primary Bands

The primary bands program will run again this year. Students in Years 3-6 are encouraged to join the training program, where they will begin the learning process on a band instrument as well as practice and perform in a band situation. No experience is necessary. Students in years 5-6, who were in the training program or who have started to learn a band instrument and reading music are encouraged to join the performance band, where they will continue tutorials and band life. This is a very popular program, with fun rehearsals, performances, eisteddfods and plans for a weekend music camp. Cost is $13 per week, which covers tutorials/instrumental lesson. Instrument hire is $40 per term. A small, one-off initial setup cost is involved, after that band rehearsals are at no cost. Contact Mrs Hazel Buchanan on 0458572525 or hazel@mountaintoptimbers.com.au. Alternatively, contact the Music Office on 6651 5644 ext. 218 for further information.

Secondary Guitar Band

This band is in its infancy and we have great hopes for some great music with this group. Any secondary student who can play guitar, read music and able to practice their part at home or at school during their break times are welcome. There is no cost associated with the band. Please contact Mr Santo Cimino on 0407292444 or email scimino@bdc.nsw.edu.au for further information. Alternatively, contact the Music Office on 6651 5644 ext. 218 for further information.

Superstrings

Superstrings is an ensemble for students in Years 3-6, who have begun to learn a string instrument (violin, viola, ‘cello, double bass) and reading music, who would like to be part of a string group. This is a very popular and strong program, with fun rehearsals, performances, eisteddfods and plans for a weekend music camp. The only costs associated with this would be the Primary Music Camp. Please contact Ms Louise Ray on 0438384286 or lray@bdc.nsw.edu.au. Alternatively, contact the Music Office on 6651 5644 ext. 218 for further information. Dale Condon Head of Music K-12

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Surf Lifesaving Congratulations to James Murray, Year 8, who was recently voted North Coast Branch Junior Surf Lifesaver of the Year. James will travel to Sydney in April to for further trials with other branch winners to be considered for state honours.

Golf The BDC Primary Golf Club will commence again each Thursday afternoon at CHGC. Students are to meet Mr Lang at the Golf Club at 4.00pm and parents will be responsible for transporting students to and from the venue. For further information please contact Mr Lang or Mr Webber. CIS Secondary Golf Championships for Open Boys and Girls and Junior (Year 7, 8, 9) will be held at Wauchope GC on March 11. Nominations for this close next Monday 18 February and students who wish to attend must see Mr Webber to be nominated.

AFL Training will commence next Friday at lunchtime for Primary 5/6 boys, and during Secondary lunchtime for Years 7-10. Mr Horan will be looking after the Primary team, while Mr Sodeau and Mr Bennett will be coaching the Secondary teams. This training is in preparation for the NCIS AFL Gala Day in March.

Futsal Futsal trials will commence this Monday during sport for U/14 girls and boys, and U/16 girls and boys. This will take place at Sportz Central and students must bring their permission notes back to Mr Webber.

Rugby Primary U/12 team will start training in the next week or two with training sessions on Monday afternoons after school. Notes have gone out to students and parents informing them of training times and coaches. Mr Oxley and Mr Lang will be coaching theses teams in preparation for the Primary Rugby Seven’s in March and the trip to the Armidale School for the TAS Rugby weekend at the end of Term 1. There is a 10-a-side U/16 and Open competition that will be on Friday nights at Rugby Park over the next six weeks. The competition will start next Friday, 22 February so players need to see Mr Grace and Mr Doran for training and further information.

Triathlon The All Schools Triathlon Championships are on February 21-22 at the International Regatta Centre in Sydney. We have four students competing at this event: Tom Place, Zac Freuden, Zoe Burgess and Kalina Bennett. Jim Webber Sports Administrator K-12

college community important dates and events 20 Feb 21 Feb 23 Feb 24 Feb-2 Mar

Bravissimo Music Excursion Year 12 Leadership Retreat ACER Scholarship Examinations Year 7 Camp

Out of school hours care This week we celebrated Shrove Tuesday and Valentines day. We started the week with making play-dough pancakes on Monday and then the kids got to make their own pancakes for afternoon tea. With Amber Davidson as our nominated Head Chef for the afternoon, the children made 50 pancakes on Tuesday, which they enjoyed with fruit and yoghurt. Later we got stuck into making Valentines day craft. We first started with making valentine mail boxes out of paper plates, they then made lolly top flowers and love heart hangers for our room. Next week we will be focusing on our Portfolios. Children will get to design their own portfolios and working on what to put in them. This will become a weekly session and parents are invited to have a look at what their children are doing at after school care. We will also be experimenting with goop, making parachute pegs and making animal masks. To make a booking for after school care please notify Marielos Urrutia on 02 6651 7400 or send an email to murrutia@bdc.nsw.edu.au booking forms for Term 1 are now available on the OSHC Website.

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Parents And Friends Next P&F Meeting - 18 February Please remember the first P&F Meeting for 2013 is on next Monday and we will be discussing the proposal to hand over the Canteen Management from the P&F to the College. Please come and give us your opinion of this proposal and any other College related information that may be discussed. Welcome to Parents, 6 March - Mark it in your diary now! The P&F will be holding their annual Welcome to Parents Evening on Wednesday 6 March, commencing at 4.30pm in the Green Room. The P&F will provide a movie in the theatre for the kids (including chips and poppers), so book them into OSHC and come along for a fun, social night and to meet and chat with other new and current parents. Afternoon tea and refreshments are provided. 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: 18 February 2013, 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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