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Student Summary

An overview of Knox Grammar School's Indigenous students who were part of the AIEF Scholarship Program in 2020. Read about their backgrounds, their interests and their achievements throughout the year.

Dylan

Dylan from Walgett completed Year 9 at Knox Grammar School in 2020 on an AIEF Scholarship. Dylan has a real passion for learning about the natural world and his traditional language, Gamilaraay. Dylan is a natural teacher and invited several of his peers to his home community to teach them about Aboriginal culture, bush food and the history of the Tingha area. This experience increased Dylan’s pride in his Aboriginal heritage and he thoroughly enjoyed learning the didgeridoo and participating in cultural mentor sessions in 2020.

William (Billy)

Billy from Lake Condah completed Year 8 at Knox Grammar School in 2020 on an AIEF Scholarship. Billy is an exceptional and unassuming young man who holds strong cultural values. He has embraced every opportunity at Knox and focused on both his academic and sporting pursuits. In 2020 Billy improved his skills playing the didgeridoo.

Noah

Noah from Walgett completed Year 7 at Knox Grammar School in 2020 on an AIEF Scholarship. Noah was an outstanding role model during school visits, camps, and the orientation program in boarding and the day school. In 2020, Noah started sailing lessons and thoroughly enjoyed learning the didgeridoo.

Jarrah

Jarrah from Nowra completed Year 10 at Knox Grammar School in 2020 on an AIEF Scholarship. Jarrah is an affable student and elite sportsman who enjoys athletics, diving, water polo and squash. He has also has secured a rugby contract with a Sydney club and Gen Blue squad. Jarrah has grown his public speaking skills, delivering speeches and Acknowledgements of Country at school assemblies. In 2021, Jarrah will commence a TAFE course and work towards his goal of a career in the building industry.

Matthew

Matthew from Nowra completed Year 12 at Knox Grammar School in 2020 on an AIEF Scholarship. Matthew is a humble, capable young man and the younger boys looked to him as a role model. In his final year of school, Matthew focused on his academics, sports and leadership. He was elected the Captain of the First XV following the strong support of both his cohort and the staff. He was diligent and committed to his team and led them through the uncertain times of COVID -19. Matthew applied at St Andrews College and will study sports science at the University of Technology, Sydney. Matthew is looking forward to joining the support team for the Indigenous Program at Knox in 2021.

William (Bill)

Bill from Redfern completed Year 8 at Knox Grammar School in 2020 on an AIEF Scholarship. Bill is an outstanding young man and a keen sportsman, representing Knox in rugby and leading his league team to victory as the team captain. He was elected as a boarder leader in 2020. Bill often wins the ‘Man of the House’ Award for his boarding stage and has enjoyed learning the didgeridoo. Bill is always inclusive of others and a wonderful mentor to his peers.

Hunter

Hunter from Inverell completed Year 7 at Knox Grammar School in 2020 on an AIEF Scholarship. Hunter is a gifted sportsman and an affable young man who shows pride in his Aboriginal culture. Hunter has begun to assume leadership positions by delivering Acknowledgements of Country on different occasions.

Thomas

Thomas from Nowra completed Year 10 at Knox Grammar School in 2020 on an AIEF Scholarship. Thomas is a friendly young man who enjoys playing guitar, rugby and golf at the local club. Thomas displays a keen interest in his cultural heritage and is eager to learn more about his mother’s family from Cabbage Tree Island. Thomas has developed his public speaking skills by delivering Acknowledgements of Country and in 2021 he will complete a TAFE course to pursue his goal of joining the police force.

Cayd

Cayd from Peak Hill completed Year 9 at Knox Grammar School in 2020 on an AIEF Scholarship. Cayd participated in the Da Vinci Science Program and a variety of cultural activities in 2020. He has found group mentoring and Cultural Mentor Uncle Waylon very valuable to his understanding of culture. Cayd has enjoyed learning to play the didgeridoo and was very proud when Uncle Waylon presented him with his own didgeridoo.

Kyh

Kyh from Lightning Ridge completed Year 11 at Knox Grammar School in 2020 on an AIEF Scholarship. Kyh has continued to excel in his academic and sporting pursuits, participating in the Knox Cadet Unit, the Pipe Band, athletics and representing the North Sydney Bears in rugby league. In 2020, Kyh received a Certificate of Attainment, a $1,000 Scholarship to study at Macquarie University and was the joint winner of the ‘Exceptional Contribution to the Community by an Indigenous Boarding Student’ Award by the Australian Boarding Schools Association. Kyh regularly speaks at school events and Acknowledges Country with pride and confidence. Kyh has been elected as a Prefect for 2021 and is looking forward to pursuing sports science at university.

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I’m so excited for the beginning of my adult life! I’ve finished school and am so happy with my results and I’ve accepted a job doing something I love. Thanks to AIEF especially who has helped me along the way. I can’t wait to see what the next few years have to offer.

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