Lift­ing the grade

Comment News (Gosnells) - - News - Jes­sica War­riner

FROM a pi­lot pri­mary school launch to a new high school pro­gram, Girls Acad­emy is putting young indige­nous women front and cen­tre in Armadale.

Ce­cil An­drews Col­lege of­fi­cially opened its acad­emy on Oc­to­ber 20 af­ter Chal­lis Pri­mary launched its acad­emy.

Pro­gram man­ager Tara-Lee Mor­ri­son said the acad­emy has been al­ready been a great ben­e­fit to the girls aca­dem­i­cally, so­cially and emo­tion­ally.

“It warms my heart to see the at­ti­tude change in so many girls,” Ms Mor­ri­son said.

“To be able to build re­la­tion­ships with these girls has been the best re­ward, and to see how they have taken own­er­ship of the Girls Acad­emy and shown great lead­er­ship amongst each other.”

Girls Acad­emy works to boost school at­ten­dance, im­prove aca­demic per­for­mance, build con­fi­dence, en­hance health and well­be­ing, and strengthen cul­tural con­nec­tion.

Year 12 stu­dent Shon­tae Quar­ter­maine said the acad­emy had had a pos­i­tive im­pact on both her aca­demic life and so­cial life.

“The way they com­bine scholas­tic and so­cial ac­tiv­i­ties en­cour­ages girls to get more in­volved and come out of their shells,” she said.

“Be­ing a part of the acad­emy has helped us girls achieve bet­ter grades and build longer last­ing friend­ships.”

Pro­gram man­ager Tara-Lee Mor­ri­son with the Ce­cil An­drews Girls Acad­emy.

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