Give to Gawura

Why is Gawura special?

  • Our students commence in Kindergarten – a critical, foundational year, and we keep classes small so we can care for students holistically.
  • Students learn about, and share each others culture which builds self-esteem, confidence and resilience in each child.
  • We work in partnership with community & our parents have a voice.
  • Gawura offers a dedicated bus service resulting in high attendance rates of 92-94%.
  • Gawura teaches a focused, dedicated literacy and numeracy programme in a culturally enriching environment.
  • Gawura is located near a large Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community (in Redfern and Glebe).

Our focus:

  • We teach a culturally relevant curriculum.
  • Wiradjuri language is taught at Gawura and in the St Andrew’s Cathedral School Junior School.
  • Indigenous perspectives are taught in the classroom – connecting mainstream curriculum to Aboriginal history. Parents & Elders teach arts, crafts & culture.
  • We teach in partnership with families and communities and empower parents to become part of their child’s education.
  • Special events are celebrated throughout the year for example Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week.
  • We provide pastoral care and mentoring for students and families.
  • There are pathways and milestone support throughout and beyond school to universities & TAFE.
  • We run the Gawura Volunteer Morning Reading Program each day with approximately 10 volunteers reading with K-4 students for 30 minutes.

Our Staff:

  • There are 6 Indigenous teaching staff for 35 Gawura students (K-12).
  • Two K-2 teachers aides (part-time).
  • Full time Years 7-12 secondary mentor.
  • Community liaison coordinator (part-time).
  • Wiradjuri language teacher

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