BDC 30th Anniversary

Welcome to the 30th Anniversary celebrations of Bishop Druitt College

30th Anniversary Gala Dinner - Friday, 19th May 2023

I am thrilled to share the highlights of our unforgettable Gala Dinner, which took place on Friday, 19th May. The event was a resounding success, as we welcomed almost 350 esteemed guests, including many of our DSN principals and chairs, all four past principals from BDC, foundational families, current families and staff, and a heartening number of alumni. It was a truly remarkable gathering that brought together the past, present, and future of Bishop Druitt College.

David Ford Centre - official opening

As part of the 30th Anniversary celebrations, we had the honor of officially opening the David Ford Centre, our new senior hub. This state-of-the-art facility represents a significant milestone in the college's growth and commitment to providing an exceptional education for our senior students. The David Ford Centre is equipped with cutting-edge resources, designed to foster a dynamic and enriching learning environment.

Rededication of the senior building

During this momentous day, we also had the privilege of rededicating the senior building to the "Win Howard Building." This renaming pays tribute to the enduring dedication and visionary leadership of the last two College Council Chairs, who have played instrumental roles in the development and progress of Bishop Druitt College. The "Win Howard Building" stands as a testament to their long-term commitment and the impact they have made on our educational community.

Join us in celebrating 30 years of educational excellence

I invite you to join us in celebrating 30 years of excellence at Bishop Druitt College. Our anniversary festivities are a testament to the collective efforts of our community in shaping the success of the college over the past three decades. 

I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all those who have contributed to the growth and success of Bishop Druitt College over the years. Here's to the next 30 years of continued excellence and inspiring generations of learners.

Nick Johnstone

Celebrate 30 Years of Bishop Druitt College with our limited-edition book

As part of our momentous 30-year celebrations, we are thrilled to present a remarkable collection of stories about the rich history of Bishop Druitt College. Compiled by both current and foundational staff members, this limited-edition book offers a captivating journey through the evolution of our beloved institution.

The book was unveiled during our grand Gala event on May 19th. Now, we are excited to offer a select number of copies to those who missed the opportunity to secure one at the Gala.

Given the limited availability of these books, we encourage you to act swiftly to secure your own piece of Bishop Druitt College history. To acquire a copy, please get in touch with our college reception via 02 6651 5644 or email, who will be delighted to assist you in organising your purchase.

Don't miss this chance to own a cherished memento of our remarkable journey. Immerse yourself in the tales that shaped our college and be inspired by the resilience, growth, and achievements of Bishop Druitt College over the past three decades.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the staff members who contributed their time, dedication, and passion to make this commemorative book a reality. Their collective efforts have resulted in a truly extraordinary publication that captures the spirit and essence of our college.

Join us in celebrating our rich heritage and embrace the spirit of Bishop Druitt College by acquiring your copy today.

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