Funding the department provides.

Funding assistance of $1000 is available for your school to complete a PALS project. PALS projects are varied, and your school may already be involved with initiatives that are eligible for PALS funding. PALS funding is available to all WA primary and secondary schools and encourages schools with and without Aboriginal students to participate.

PALS is an initiative of the department which encourages WA schools to develop projects that promote reconciliation in their local community. PALS is based on the core attributes of:

  • Partnership between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people based on trust, mutual respect and understanding;
  • Acceptance of and respect for diversity and valuing Aboriginal perspectives;
  • Learning more about each other, Aboriginal histories, languages and cultures; and how we can build strong partnerships with Aboriginal people;
  • Sharing a common journey towards healing and reconciliation.


To complete your PALS Acquittal, login to the 360 Portal. All funded projects must be acquitted in October by submitting the completed project. The projects will then be judged as part of the annual PALS Awards process.

Each year Awards are offered to outstanding PALS projects in each category and are presented at a PALS Awards ceremony, including an overall winner.


All WA primary and secondary schools.
Page reviewed 07 November 2019