Young talent in Worawa Sports Academy

The Worawa Sports Academy caters specifically for young Aboriginal women, is based on an integrated Education, Culture and Wellbeing model and operates in an Aboriginal environment.

Australian Rules Football (AFL) forms the foundation ‘sport’ but also includes other team sports including soccer, netball, basketball, softball and soon, cricket.

This year we have seen the establishment of the Worawa AFL Umpiring Diversity Academy and the Lady Eaglehawk football team. A number of students have been selected to participate in the inaugural V-Line Youth Girls Cup, an AFL talent pathway in line with the TAC CUP regions which provides a pathway into an AFL talent program. Worawa students have been identified for their football ability and have the opportunity to be involved in a program where they will be provided with extra development to further their football talent.

As part of the AFL Female Kickstart/All Nations Pathway Program Worawa will host the AFL Victoria Female Diversity Future Leaders State Camp 10 -11 September in the lead up to the National Female Diversity Championships to be held 19-21 September.

Take a listen to Young Mbantua Born Shaquille Swan-Sharpe interview on the Caama Sports Show.

Debutante Dreaming 2016

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Debutante Dreaming is a fusion of traditional Aboriginal ceremonial practice and Western tradition to honour our young women’s transition to adulthood – a rite of passage celebrated universally.

Groove to the music of NAJA with virtuoso guitarist Nathanial Andrew and artists from the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts. Special guest appearance by vocalist Kaleena Briggs from the renowned Stiff Gins.

MC Dr Anita Heiss writer, satirist and Ambassador of Worawa Aboriginal College.

Slient auction of a special artwork produced by Gamilaraay artist Arkeria Armstrong and the Debutantes

Join us to celebrate an evening to remember – Showcasing Aboriginal culture and talent.

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Pullman on the Park,
East Melbourne

When: Saturday, 20 August 2016

Time: 7.00pm to 11.00pm

Contact Lisa on 0498 967 292
or email:

$130 per person – 3 course meal,
Drinks at bar prices.

Dress: Cocktail

Worawa Term 2 Newsletter 2016


Reconciliation sports carnival

National Reconciliation Week saw the annual Worawa Reconciliation Sports Carnival. On this day our community, partner schools, friends and supporters come together in the true Spirit of Reconciliation. The day commenced with cultural activities. Local band Ruckus set the scene with a rousing rendition of ‘Standing on Sacred Ground’, joined by Aboriginal musicians from the iconic Indigenous bands Coloured Stone and No Fixed Address.

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Careers at Worawa

CareersAtWorawa Work Experience is an essential part of our Careers Curriculum and reinforces the practical application of the Employability Skills framework. Our work experience program enables students to experience working environments and meet people working in industries that they may decide to enter in future.

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Science at Worawa

 Science at Worawa this term focussed on the topic of “Sustainability”. The term started with a number of guest speakers talking to and educating the girls on how Aboriginal people have been living sustainably on the land for thousands of years.

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The Arts

Worawa has a continued commitment to delivering a full and inspiring educational experience that includes a comprehensive Arts program. In each area of the Arts, an Aboriginal perspective is considered to be essential.

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Sports at Worawa

Worawa has a proud history of involvement in sport with a number of past graduates involved at the elite level of Australian Rules football. The Worawa AFL Sports Academy was initially launched in 2009 before Worawa changed from co-ed to an all-girls school.

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Debutante Dreaming

Debutante Dreaming is a fusion of traditional Aboriginal ceremonial practice and Western tradition to honour our young women’s transition to adulthood – a rite of passage celebrated universally.

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Sandra Bardas Art Gallery

Open to the public, the Sandra Bardas Art Gallery is situated on College grounds. The gallery is named in honour of Sandra Bardas OAM who worked with the Founder, Hyllus Maris to establish Victoria’s first and only Aboriginal school.

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