The Australian Education Awards were announced on Thursday evening, 26 November, 2020. Gawura was a finalist in the category of Special Education School of the Year. Not only did Gawura emerge as the winner of that category, but was also the overall winner of the Australian School of the Year!
Judges’ comments include:
'An innovative approach to a First Nations lead education within a mainstream system. It's great to see a greater emphasis on ensuring that the broader has a high level of respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and perspectives'; 'Terrific school ethos with strong expectations in learning evidenced by supporting data'; 'A lighthouse program in indigenous education with wonderful almost unheard of outcomes'.
The Ethical Partners Tatrai Giving Fund is proud to be supporting the cost of educating a Gawura student that commenced in year 7 in 2020.