Ngara–our Commitment

Ngara translates as listen/hear/think in the language of the Gadigal people and encompasses the value of learning.

Welcome to Country

Two of our 2022 Year 12 First Nations students pay their respects to the traditional custodians of the land on which Ascham stands.

Our obligation is to consciously contribute to the process of reconciliation which aims to achieve an equality between Australia’s original inhabitants and those who came after.

The Ascham Ngara Commitment strives to grow a community of deeply aware and brave thought leaders who will contribute boldly to the Australian story of reconciliation with our First Nations People.

We have adopted a framework to guide our work inside and outside the classroom, and within the wider Ascham community, to become a culturally responsive school that is focused on contributing to a nation in which all people and cultures can thrive.


Seek First Nations People’s perspectives to guide our understanding and appreciation.


Implement a range of opportunities for students and staff to learn and grow in our understanding.


Create meaningful opportunities that cultivate real connectiveness and belonging.

Our Ngara Scholarship Fund

Our Ascham Ngara Commitment comprises a wholistic and whole-School approach to creating a culturally responsive school that boldly contributes to the Australian story of reconciliation with our First Nations People.

We strive to grow a community that seeks to be guided by, and walk alongside, the local Gadigal people.

A vital part of our Ngara Commitment is the Ngara Scholarship Fund, specifically for First Nation students. We invite you to support this fund and invest in our dedication to supporting Indigenous students.

Donations are confidential and tax-deductible and can be made by:


Commonwealth Bank of Australia
BSB:  062 000
Account Number: 2050 1079
Account name:  Ascham Ngara Scholarship Fund

Include your full name under reference.
The School will issue a tax deductable receipt.

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