Gilmore Clontarf Academy - Gilmore College
The Gilmore Clontarf Academy is a Year 10 – 12 program designed to attract and retain Aboriginal male students and have them embrace more disciplined, purposeful and healthy lives. Although not a sporting program, it uses football as a way in attracting Aboriginal boys to school.
To remain in the Academy, students must consistently endeavour to:
- attend school regularly;
- apply themselves to the study of appropriate courses; and,
- embrace the Academy’s requirements for behaviour and self-discipline.
The football program runs parallel to the education program. Students work with a select group of staff on programs that complement their interests, needs and future career goals. Students have the opportunity to develop skills in the following areas:
- Career and Enterprise
- Leadership Development
- Plant Production
- Sport and Recreation
- Visual Arts
Students will be provided with an opportunity to attend both school based and TAFE delivered courses that will allow them to develop the basic skills and knowledge required to complete their secondary education.
Academy staff mentor and counsel students on a range of behavioural and lifestyle issues. The education program is delivered by a highly skilled teacher employed by the College.
The Academy is supported by the Clontarf Foundation. The Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men and by doing so equip them to participate meaningfully in society.