BDC NAIDOC Week 2024

Tuesday, 25 June 2024
BDC celebrated NAIDOC Week from 24th-27th June. 

Our NAIDOC Week BBQ was a success! The BDC Goori Group did an amazing job organising the BBQ. Well done to all! Even Barkley got a sausage!

NAIDOC Week display

To celebrate NAIDOC Week, the iHub showcased a wonderful range of books on Australia’s First Nations people and history.

NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians, whatever their heritage, to come together to learn about and celebrate our First Nations Peoples and their achievements, culture and contributions. It is also an opportunity to participate in a variety of activities and events to help support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. As well as a book display, the iHub uses its network of TV displays to share information on the history and significance of NAIDOC Week. 

NAIDOC Assembly

Celebrating Culture: NAIDOC Assembly at Bishop Druitt College

The assembly began with a meaningful smoking ceremony organised by our Goori Group students and Uncle Troy, warmly welcoming staff and students.

Archie Mercy opened with an Acknowledgement of Country, honoring the traditional custodians of the land. Following this, Charlie and Ruby Knight delivered a heartfelt speech on the significance of NAIDOC Week. Archie Lindsay then shared a Dreamtime story about Dulaybam and Dunggirr (Wallaby and Koala), explaining the origins of the Wallaby's tail and Koalas' unique habits. You can view Archie's story on our BDC Facebook page. 

The assembly culminated in a vibrant performance by our Goori Group students, who showcased their cultural heritage through dance. Their spirited presentation received enthusiastic applause from the audience. You can view this performance on our BDC Facebook page.

Explore the photos below to relive the NAIDOC Assembly's memorable moments, capturing our community's celebration.

At Bishop Druitt College, we celebrate cultural diversity, ensuring all students feel valued and empowered.