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Learning environment and curriculum

Gawura is a cultural hub where traditional context meets innovative learning. The high teacher/student ratio enables a focus on academic support and offers intensive literacy and numeracy education. Gawura celebrates Indigenous culture as a pre-eminent part of the learning environment. Students learn an Aboriginal language, Wiradjuri, and are given the freedom to embrace Indigenous heritage. Close collaboration with Gawura parents and families is critical to the success of this program and to the continued engagement of the students.

Key Learning Areas


Gawura works to the guidelines of the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW, the key learning areas are:

  • Mathematics

  • Science

  • History

  • Geography

  • Creative Arts

  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Specialist Teachers

The Gawura students receive support from specialist teachers and combine with Junior School classes in Science, History, Geography, Music, Visual Arts, Drama, PE/Sport and Christian Development.

Individual and personalised learning plans

Student progress is assessed through both qualitative and quantitative measures and monitored through Individual Learning Plans (ILP’s), Personalised Learning Plans (PLPs) and ongoing tracking procedures. The assessment of students’ progress towards the achievement of the NSW Board of Studies requirements, content and skill acquisition, along with the development of values and attitudes is ongoing.

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Learning Support and Intervention

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