ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF COUNTRY
St Scholastica's College community acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the First Peoples and Traditional Custodians of the Country upon which the College stands. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in our community.
A LONG HISTORY
St Scholastica's College Glebe has always welcomed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) girls into its care. Located near the heart of the Indigenous community in Redfern, St Scholastica's has had a long history of partnership with local ATSI families. Mum Shirl played a major role in establishing links and pathways for girls through St Scholastica’s for many years.
Whilst Schols was one of the first schools to offer bursaries and scholarships for ATSI girls, the introduction of the Indigenous Youth Leadership Program (IYLP), an initiative of the Federal Government, has enabled many more girls to receive a Schols education.
We have provided boarding school places to girls from as far away as the Kimberley Region in WA, the Northern Territory and Far North Queensland as well as from rural/regional and remote areas across NSW. The girls bring a richness to our community that is highly valued.