Worawa Aboriginal College provides a holistic education and boarding experience for young Aboriginal women in the middle years of schooling (Years 7 - 12) who come from Aboriginal communities in urban regional and remote Australia.
An Aboriginal community initiative, Worawa was established in 1983 on Aboriginal-owned land. It is governed by Aboriginal people. Students are from Aboriginal communities across Australia. The College seeks preferred futures for young women who present with complex issues. Girls present at the College having experienced individual factors which have impacted on their ability to focus on education. Students live and study in a supportive and nurturing environment that fosters positive cultural identity and individual potential.
The College operates in an Aboriginal framework based on Aboriginal values. Worawa provides a holistic education program integrating education, culture and wellbeing – ensuring students have the opportunity to progress academically, socially, emotionally, culturally and spiritually. The College aims to harness the potential of girls to learn and develop the academic skills, knowledge, confidence and attitude as future leaders. ‘living skills’ to prepare them for living in the school community and beyond.