Information for schools

We invite you to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who would benefit from participating in the Wingara Mura - Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program at the University of Sydney.

We understand that school results alone are not always a true measure of a student's potential, so we ask you to consider not only students who are academically adept, but also those who show personal motivation both inside and outside of the classroom, are committed to their studies and play an active part in the life of their community.

Participation in the Wingara Mura - Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program incurs no cost to parents or schools, as the University of Sydney covers airfares, food and accommodation.

Supporting your students application

To assist your students in applying for the Wingara Mura - Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program, please select students who show potential to succeed, and would thrive on the opportunities offered by a University of Sydney on campus educational experience.

Your school will be asked to complete a declaration of support for your student’s application. When completing this declaration please include student’s strengths both in and out of the classroom and the significance their attendance would play on furthering their education.

Can our staff attend?

If your school is planning on applying for a group of four or more students we are willing to provide a teacher or Aboriginal Education Worker from your school the opportunity to attend in the role as chaperone. Chaperones will be provided with accommodation and travel and in return expected to assist with the supervision of students. For more information please contact .