Gawura Applications

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who attend Gawura are supported through the school’s scholarship program.

To apply for a place in Gawura, please contact Mr Bruce Perry who can assist you with the paperwork or Mr John Ralph, Head of Gawura School.  We have scholarship places available for Kindergarten 2022 and may have space in other years from  year 1 up. Please call 02 9286 9507 to discuss any questions you have.

Gawura offers six scholarships each year to new Kindergarten students.

Scholarships are given while your child is at Gawura school from Kindergarten to Year 6. On completion of Year 6, students are typically offered a scholarship to complete their secondary education at St Andrew’s Cathedral School.

Read Gawura’s enrolment policy here 2021 Gawura School Enrolment Policy

Gawura School scholarships are funded by a combination of government grants together with the generous donations of individuals, corporate donors and philanthropic foundations.  We thank each and every donor for their extraordinary generosity.

Scholarships cover tuition fees and additional needs like uniforms, participation in St Andrew’s Cathedral School activities including camps & excursion, and additional classroom resources. Students have the opportunity to undertake music tuition and to attend a large variety after school activities including Code Camp and dance classes.

All scholarships are subject to meeting the school’s enrolment criteria outlined below.

Applications for 2022 close on 31 July 2021.

For more information about Gawura please read our information booklet.

Enrolment application documents:

To apply for a scholarship at Gawura, please print, fill out and return the Gawura School Enrolment Application Form with copies of:

    • preschool reports, if you have them and are applying for Kindergarten
    • if applying for a place  from year 1 up, the last two years of school reports
    • Certificate of Aboriginality or Torres Strait Islander
    • student’s birth certificate or passport
    • parent/guardian’s Australian driver’s licence or passport
    • student’s immunisation history
    • any other supporting documents.

Please take the time to read our enrolment policy here 2021 Gawura School Enrolment Policy

Enrolment criteria:

Applicants will be shortlisted and then invited into an interview with a panel. Places will be decided based on the following criteria:
• Commitment to education and motivation for learning and family commitment to being part of the School
• Student’s academic progress and commitment to studies
• Student’s demonstrated commitment to the school and their local community
• Gender balance
• Evidence of financial disadvantage
• Pastoral considerations
• Acceptance of the Christian values of the School.

For more information about enrolling, please contact Bruce Perry via email BPerry@sacs.nsw.edu.au 

Ph: 02 9286 9500.

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Visit the school

As long as COVID restrictions permit, we would be happy to welcome you for a tour of Gawura and St Andrew’s Cathedral school.  Contact Bruce to arrange this on email: bperry@sacs.nsw.edu.au   Ph: 02 9286 9500.