Indigenous Education

Pymble Ladies' College Indigenous Education

Pymble Ladies’ College is committed to achieving the highest ideals in the education and development of girls and young women and embraces the opportunity to offer Indigenous girls an outstanding educational experience in their Secondary School years.

Education is the key to a brighter future for all Australians; however the challenges surrounding the education of Indigenous children are overwhelming. Despite the recognition of the important role education has in improving the conditions of Indigenous people, outcomes for Indigenous education have not improved.

Our vision is for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students to be educated side by side, and stand together as leaders of community and country. Our mission is to offer an outstanding education to Indigenous girls in a happy, caring and supportive community.

The Pymble Ladies’ College Indigenous Scholarship Program has been established to provide Leadership and Performance Scholarships for Indigenous girls from remote and regional Australia to attend the College.

Each year, the Program offers up to three scholarships covering tuition and boarding fees for Indigenous students during their Secondary School years (Years 7 to 12). This provides Indigenous scholarship recipients access to a total Pymble educational experience.

Pymble Ladies’ College can make a difference to the education of Indigenous girls. Our extensive curricular and extra-curricular educational programs, advanced learning technology, outstanding facilities, and wide ranging choices in the performing/visual arts, sporting and cultural arenas provides Indigenous girls with the opportunities to reach their potential with the confidence and ability to make a significant contribution to their local and global community.

The first  Pymble Indigenous scholar graduated in 2010 and after a two-year gap period, is now in studying Medicine at the University of Adelaide.

The College has an Indigenous Education Program as an integral part of the curriculum from Kindergarten to Year 12 to enable students to develop a better understanding and appreciation of Indigenous history, literature and culture.

Pymble Ladies’ College is a proud partner of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) in achieving proven outcomes in Indigenous education. The AIEF is a non-profit organisation focused on empowering Indigenous children in financial need to build a future through quality education and career pathways at Australia’s leading schools, universities and companies.