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Byallawa Scheme


The Byallawa scheme was introduced to Catholic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta  and means ‘yarn up’ or ‘speaking together’. The scheme works in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to help them afford a quality, Catholic education.

Making Catholic Education more affordable

In the spirit of the gospel message of love and welcome, the Parramatta Diocese supports the enrolment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in local Catholic schools. We recognise that for some families, school costs can be difficult to cover and it is our promise that no student will be refused enrolment or be disadvantaged for financial reasons.

How does the Byallawa scheme work?

You make the contribution you can afford to pay towards school costs (including tuition fees, the school building levy, school resource fees, subject fees, other levies, excursion fees, etc) and the school will cover the rest. If required, the school may also assist with the provision of a school uniform.

Who is eligible for the Byallawa scheme?

Families from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds who receive Centrelink financial support and/or are holding a NSW Health Care Card are eligible to apply for the scheme.

For assistance completing the application form or if you have any further questions please contact the Jarara team on (02) 9677 4301 or email us.

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