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Gawura Foundation

Gawura School


Gawura is a unique Primary School for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children on Gadigal land in the heart of the Sydney CBD. Gawura focuses on literacy and numeracy in an environment that celebrates Indigenous cultures as a pre-eminent part of the learning environment. Close collaboration families is critical to the success of this program and continued engagement of the students.

The aim of the program is for our Gawura students to achieve educational outcomes equal to (or better than) their non-Indigenous peers. Our mission is to break the entrenched cycle of disadvantage experienced by Indigenous children by providing them the best opportunity for educational success, a choice of direction for the future and a foundation upon which they can build for the rest of their lives.

As students "graduate" from Gawura’s Junior School, they are offered scholarships at St Andrew's Cathedral School for Secondary education – a day school. The Gawura students are well prepared for the transition to high school, as they are already familiar with the shared school facilities and have participated in activities and made friends in their peer group.

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 Gawura students receive no Government funding and are supported by generous companies, foundations and individual donors. 


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Contact Details

Gawura School C/- St Andrew's Cathedral School Sydney Square

(02) 9009 5465

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Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.