Acknowledgement to Country

At Bendigo SDS we acknowledge the Jaara People and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging of the Dja Dja Wurrung and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owners of the land.



Bunjil - was created by our whole school community (students, staff, parents, siblings, admin, therapists, KESO team and external aboriginal community members from LAECG meeting) and is displayed proudly in our front office.



Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are one of the oldest, continuous cultures in the world, having existed in Australia for at least 60,000 years. The uniqueness of these cultures and the wisdom and knowledge embedded in them are things to be highly valued by all Victorians.

The Victorian Curriculum includes the knowledge and skills students are expected to develop about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ histories and cultures, given their particular and enduring importance.


Education Protocols

All teachers must follow the relevant protocols when teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.

These protocols provide guidelines about how to protect the integrity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural expressions and enable all Victorian teachers and students to engage respectfully and feel connected to this identity.


For more information, please refer to these Department of Education pages: