We acknowledge the Yawuru people,
the traditional owners and custodians of the land
on which we work and learn together.

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West Kimberley Academy - Clontarf

Statement of Purpose

The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the discipline, life skills and self-esteem of young Aboriginal men and by so doing to equip them to participate more meaningfully in society. The programs are delivered through a network of academies established in partnership with local schools. Full-time, locally based Clontarf staff mentor and counsel students on a range of behavioural and lifestyle issues while the school caters for their educational needs.

What the Clontarf Foundation will bring to the program:

  • Staff with experience in working with Aboriginal youth
  • Professional skills – strategic plan sets out the skills and abilities that are required for staff
  • Strategic and project plans that demonstrate where we impact on students
  • Resources for the football program which impact on the school

Outcomes:

  • Attendance – Increased participation in the school’s educational program
  • Punctuality – Increased access to support structures to improve punctuality
  • Fitness programs for the students
  • Motivated students
  • Positive relationships with the students, teachers and the extended families of the students
  • Positive experiences that can support the educational program
  • Links to high-profile role models who will support the foundation and the host school
  • Staff to support physical education programs within your school
  • Links to private enterprise and possible work experience
  • Employment placements and prolonged post school support
  • Links to Rotary and service clubs
  • Sense of identification and pride with Aboriginality
  • Improved student self-esteem and leadership
  • Help sustain links to the Aboriginal parents and community
  • Non-indigenous students will benefit from access to the coaching program prior to whole school football fixtures and events

For further information contact: Jack Reagan, West Kimberley Academy Director.