Recognition for Clontarf Academy students
■ The Clontarf Academy Awards Night was held on November 26 at the Karratha Leisureplex to recognise the achievements of young Aboriginal men in Karratha.
The Clontarf Foundation aims at improving the education, life skills and confidence of indigenous boys and the Karratha Academy, based at Karratha Senior High School, is the third biggest in Australia with 130 students this year.
The awards night was attended by 160 guests. Heath Hyland won the Karratha Clontarf Melissa Price MP Durack Leadership Award, Dylan Hansen was announced as overall Champion Attender and Kendall Taylor and Khobe Dunn were jointly recognised for Outstanding Sporting Talent. Awards for spirit, attendance and encouragement were also given to boys in each year group.
Clontarf operations co-ordinator Michael Goss said 2015 had been a “groundbreaking” year for the academy.
“It was a wonderful night to reflect, recognise and acknowledge the outstanding individual performance throughout the 2015 school year,” he said.
“The highlight of the night was the collection of videos put together from footage taken throughout the year. We thought a collection of videos would more accurately depict the diversity, achievements, adventure, excitement and triumphs of this marvellous Clontarf year.”
Kendall Taylor, 16, Heath Hyland, 16, and Khobe Dunn, 15, show off their awards.
Clontarf Spirit Award winner Braydon Fawcett, 12, with Woodside representative Peter Jefferies.