Lois Peeler on the Dreaming Trail at Worawa, Barak Lane, Healesville.

Welcome to our website. I hope you enjoy browsing through it.

Students need three things for a good future:

  •  pride and confidence in themselves and in culture
  • strong education, especially in literacy and numeracy, but in all the main areas of school
  • a safe, fit and healthy life-style.

Worawa Aboriginal College offers these three essentials.

As you can find out in this website, the College is on lovely country in the Yarra Valley east of Melbourne. All our students live in. House parents look after them in small groups and during term time, we run a seven-day-a-week program.

We only enrol girls, although some of our partner schools have boys and we sometimes share activities with them.

We only enrol years 7 – 12 and concentrate on providing a proud and modern Indigenous education. Each girl has a personal learning program designed for her. After year 10, we help students to go on to TAFE or to senior certificate through a network of partner schools.

For students approved by ABSTUDY, Worawa is free. Other students will need to pay some fees unless they win a scholarship.

Worawa is a great opportunity. Our Elders or I would be glad to talk with you about it.

Lois Peeler
Executive Director