Recog­ni­tion for Clon­tarf Acad­emy stu­dents

Pilbara News - - Pilbara News - Ali­cia Perera

■ 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.”

Pic­tures: Michael Goss

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.

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