About Bishop Druitt College

Bishop Druitt College is an independent, co-educational Kindergarten to Year 12 Anglican school situated in Coffs Harbour on the Mid North Coast.

Bishop Druitt College aims to develop graduates who are dynamic, caring and optimistic. These are the qualities that will enable them to make a positive contribution to the communities in which they live and work.

The Student Environment Group at Bishop Druitt College are actively involved in a number of projects at school and in the community. In partnership with the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) students are key partners in the Tree Parents Project, a community volunteer project aimed at enhancing Koala habitat within Bongil Bongil National Park. The group have ownership of a 2 hectare block in which they plant, tend and nurture the trees and provide ongoing maintenance of the site. The students have developed a real sense of ownership of the block and look forward to watching trees they planted as tiny seedlings become mature koala habitat trees in the future.

On school grounds over 180 native species have been planted by Environment Group Students students under the supervision of Coffs Coast Bush Regeneration. The regeneration zone being established by the students will enable the creek area to become an active outdoor learning space for all BDC students. The work also creates a 'frog friendly' habitat along the creek as we endeavour to help protect the endangered Giant Barred Frogs which exist in our waterway.

For the first time in 2017, Bishop Druitt College has offered Environmental Studies as an elective subject in Year 9. The subject has proved very popular with 22 students selecting this option and studying both local and global environment topics.