St Joseph’s School awards a number of scholarships each year.

Aboriginal Scholarship

Aboriginal Scholarships for Years 7-12, are available for students that meet the following criteria:

  • Desire of family for a Catholic education
  • Demonstrates a strong interest for learning
  • Demonstrates regular school attendance
  • Aspires to go to a Catholic Secondary School
  • The student’s application is endorsed by a member of Catholic Education Aboriginal Committee (CEAC) or an Aboriginal Corporation to ensure that the student fulfils the definition of being Aboriginal*

*The official definition of Aboriginality that is accepted by government and Aboriginal community is a three part definition:

  • Is of Aboriginal (or Torres Strait Islander) descent
  • Identifies as Aboriginal
  • Is accepted as Aboriginal by the Aboriginal community in which he/she lives

The Aboriginal Scholarship covers books from the booklist, a full set of school uniforms from the uniform shop and school tuition fees.  The purchase of an iPad for school is not covered.  Applications and an interview with the Principal is a requirement of the process with Application Forms available from the School.