Sacred Heart College is committed to providing an accessible educationalexperience for Aboriginal students, while acknowledging, respecting and reflecting on Aboriginal peoples’ histories and cultures for the benefit of all in our school community.


It is our hope that in working with Aboriginal community members we can contribute to improving the life and career opportunities for Aboriginal youth.


To achieve this, Sacred Heart College contributes up to $100,000 annually towards an Aboriginal Bursary Program for Aboriginal students who would otherwise not be able to afford enrolment at the College. This Bursary is available to selected current and prospective students, with the purpose of recognising and rewarding a student’s commitment to their education.

  • Selection Criteria
  • The Sacred Heart College Aboriginal Bursary is awarded to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who:
    - Have a desire to receive a Christ-centered Catholic education
    - Will support the College Ethos.
    - Demonstrate a commitment to learning.
    - Demonstrate regular school attendance.
    - Are eager to participate in College activities.
    - Aspire to complete Year 12.
    - Can confirm their Aboriginality.

  • Fees
  • The Aboriginal Bursary will contribute up to the full value of the annual tuition fee from Year 7 through to Year 12. In 2024, this is valued at $8325. The costs of the enrolment fee, levies, laptops, uniforms and books are not covered by the bursary program and are the responsibility of parents and caregivers. Where demand for Aboriginal Bursary support is high, it will be the discretion of the College Principal, Director of Finance and Corporate Services, and College Aboriginal Liaison Officer to determine who will be awarded the bursary and/or what percentage of support can be provided to the applying families, not exceeding the $100,000 commitment.

  • Levies, Laptop, Uniforms and Books
  • The cost of Levies, the computer (in Year 7 and 8 only), uniforms and books are the responsibility of the parents.

    • Building & Resource Levies - $1,956
    • Basic uniform costs - $1,000 (Pre-loved uniforms are also available)
    • Books - $600 (Seccond hand nooks are also available)
    • Laptop purchase - from $1,349

  • Other Financial Assistance
  • The College offers circumstantial financial support to the families of students who are enroled and have genuine financial need. Payment plans are also available for all College families upon successful enrolment. Please contact our College Accounts Receivable staff member on (08) 9246 8208 for more information on financial support and payment options.
    Families may be eligible for financial support such as:
    - Health Care & Pension Concession Card discount
    - Sibling Assistance
    - ABSTUDY Supplement Allowance

  • Student Support
  • Sacred Heart College is committed to providing comprehensive support to its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, ensuring their inclusion, preserving their heritage and facilitating their educational success. Please refer to the Aboriginal Bursary Information Booklet for more information. 

  • Enrolment Process
  • Parents and caregivers who wish to apply for the Sacred Heart College Aboriginal Bursary should complete the following steps:
    1. Complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) through our College website. (Please note there is an $85 EOI fee which is non-refundable).
    2. Once you have received the Enrolment Application link via email, complete the attached Aboriginal Bursary application form.
    3. Complete a Statutory Declaration confirming Aboriginality.
    4. Upload both the Aboriginal Bursary Application Form and Statutory Declaration to the enrolment application online or deliver in person to our College Registrar.
    For Year 7 enrolment and bursary consideration, it is recommended that an Expression of Interest is submitted by the end of Year 4 through our website. In January of Year 5 our future Year 7 enrolment selection process commences, and applications are opened. It is at this stage that interested families should also submit their bursary application. Once enrolment and bursary applications are submitted, students and their parents/caregivers will be invited for an interview with the College Principal and an outcome communicated.




 Contact: Mrs Niki Jenkins, College Registrar
               (08) 9246 8283
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