The below information is for parents (or caregivers) whose child is a current recipient of the Indigenous Scholarship, which is being progressively phased out.

A number of transitional arrangements have been implemented to enable families to adjust to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Bursary Program:

  • Students on the existing Indigenous Scholarship will continue on their scholarship whilst at their current Primary or Secondary school.
  • In the second half of the 2016 school year, Year 6 students currently receiving the Indigenous Scholarship will be required to apply for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Bursary for their secondary schooling years commencing Year 7 in 2017. The bursary will then continue to the end of the student’s secondary education.

A letter was sent from the Catholic Education Foundation in term 1 2016 to parents whose children are directly affected by the transition. This will affect Year 6 students in 2016 who will transition to Secondary schools, commencing Year 7 in 2017. Furthermore, current Primary school students who will commence Secondary schooling beyond 2017 will also be appropriately notified.

For any queries or concerns regarding this information, please contact:

Debbie Harrison
Manager: Catholic Education Foundation
Phone: (02) 9569 6111
Email: Contact Us