Catholic Education in WA is focussed on improving educational outcomes for Aboriginal students.
With almost 2,400 students of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
background and more than 100 Aboriginal Teacher Assistants in Catholic
Schools in WA, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment
for Aboriginal people in our schools.
The dedicated Aboriginal Education K-12 Team support all aspects of
Aboriginal education in Catholic schools in Western Australia.
Based in the Perth office at Leederville, with staff in the Bunbury,
Geraldton and Broome offices the team, along with CEWA is committed to
Growing Enriched Cultural Knowledge in Our Schools.
There are a number of Catholic schools that offer scholarship
opportunities to Aboriginal families who would like their children to
receive a Catholic Education.
Scholarships assist with the cost of tuition fees and in some cases can help with uniforms and books.
Scholarships do not cover boarding fees.
Sponsorships are intended to recognise educational commitment and also
assist Aboriginal students who might be denied a Catholic Secondary
education because of financial circumstances.
It is expected that students applying for sponsorship have established strong foundations for learning and aspire to complete Year 12. This is demonstrated by
regular attendance at school and involvement in sporting and
recreational activities in their school and community.
Information and application forms are available from the Principal, at
any of the schools listed below. As the number of sponsorships is
limited in each school, expressions of interest and applications need to
be submitted early.
Contact the following schools directly regarding the Aboriginal Secondary Scholarship Program: