Clontarf students honoured
Local members of a program that uses football as a tool to engage them at school were celebrated in front of the community recently as their year came to an end.
Broome Clontarf Academy held its awards evening two weeks ago, recognising young men for a variety of accomplishments, from applying themselves to their studies, down to just being a “good bloke”.
Launched 13 years ago, the BCA caters for more than 200 students across Broome Senior High School and St Mary’s College and has produced 180 Year 12 graduates.
This year saw 22 Year 12 students added to that total, who had one final moment together up on the stage.
Several education awards were handed out to each year level, as well as prizes for attendance, most improved, contributing to Clontarf culture and being the “best and fairest bloke”.
Employment and training awards were also given out to several students who had dedicated themselves to a part-time job, school-based traineeship or the academy’s morning training program.
BCA director Jack Reagan congratulated the young men on their achievements this year.
“This year the academy had 22 Year 12 graduates and almost all of them have an employment pathway sorted — part-time jobs, oil and gas traineeships, auto-electrician apprenticeships, to name a few,” he said.
“The awards nights are important as they provide a platform to celebrate the achievements of the boys with families, school staff, community members and local partners.” The Clontarf Foundation has more than 6500 participants Australia-wide.