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Gawura Foundation

Gawura School

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Gawura is a Kindergarten to Year 6 school for First Nations children, located in Sydney’s CBD.

Established in 2007 by St Andrew’s Cathedral School, Gawura is a highly regarded model for First Nations education and was named 2020 Australian School of the Year. Gawura offers students a supportive, nurturing space where they a feel secure, are surrounded by culture and language and can learn at their own skill level.

Students are offered a scholarship to St Andrew’s Cathedral School for their secondary education.

Every dollar raised makes a difference. 

Close collaborations with families are critical to the success of this program and continued engagement of the students.  

Our mission is to break cycles of disadvantage experienced by providing the best opportunity for educational success, a choice of direction for the future and a foundation upon which students can build for the rest of their lives.

How will the funds be used?

Gawura receives government funding because it is a school within its own right.  There is however, a $8,400 difference per child between this funding and what is required to ensure each can participate fully, and be given the same opportunities as all of our students.

In high school only 5% of the cost of educating students is paid thorugh Government funding.  Students fees are donated by generous companies, foundations and individual donors. 

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Contact Details

Gawura School C/- St Andrew's Cathedral School Sydney Square
SYDNEY NSW, 2000

(02) 9009 5465

Are donations tax deductible?

Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.