St Gregory’s College Campbelltown offers AIEF Scholarships for boarding students.
In 2021 St Gregory’s College continued a great relationship with AIEF. Our Year 12 student graduated from the program, a worthy AIEF scholar and proud Indigenous young man Jett. He has worked closely with his AIEF mentors over the years and will graduate knowing he has their ongoing support to commence his future beyond St Gregory’s College.
Our remaining AIEF Scholarship Students continue to enjoy the breadth of their educational opportunities at St Gregory’s in Years 7 to 11. We are very proud to have a number of boys from all around Australia, including many from remote communities. We have Indigenous students from across NSW, Lord Howe Island and in the Northern Territory.
In 2021 we welcomed Mr Craig Ashby to our College as our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Liaison. Craig is a graduate of the St Joseph’s College Indigenous Fund and a former Ambassador of AIEF. Since leaving secondary school he has gone on to achieve amazing things, which have and will continue to have, significant positive impacts on the students he meets and mentors. We are very proud to have Craig as part of our team at St Gregory’s and I know the Indigenous young men in the AIEF program truly value Craig.
We continue to have many more Indigenous student applications than we have places, so we look for families with a very strong commitment to education; boys who are going to make best use of every opportunity that the College provides; and boys who can have a positive cultural impact on the St Gregory’s community.
We set high expectations for all our Indigenous students. Coupled with the extensive help we give them, both academically and pastorally, we believe they all have the capacity to meet these expectations.
Our AIEF students continue to flourish and it would be fair to say a number have taken great steps in personal growth, in their academics and in their cocurricular pursuits. This year we also welcomed Lindsay Munro, one of the AIEF Graduating Class of 2020, back to the College as a Boarding House Assistant.
The College wishes to acknowledge the work of the AIEF Team and gratefully appreciate the support that we receive in moulding our students into fine young men and good citizens.
In 2021, I have again witnessed first-hand the enormous contribution of AIEF. We look forward to seeing many more empowered leaders come from our Indigenous scholars at St Gregory’s College in the future.
In 2021, AIEF Scholarship Students at St Gregory’s College, Campbelltown were spread across Years 7 to 12.
In 2021, the 62 Indigenous students enrolled at St Gregory’s College Campbelltown were representative of 6.4% of the total population of 974 students.
In 2021, AIEF supported 11 students at St Gregory’s College Campbelltown.
In 2021, the retention and Year 12 completion rate at St Gregory’s College Campbelltown was 85%.
Note: Attrition rates do not imply underperformance as students may leave a school for a variety of reasons including changes in personal circumstances such as family relocation interstate, personal or family health issues, or moving to a school that is more suited to the needs of the student.