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Clontarf Academies

The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and by doing so equips them to participate meaningfully in society.

The Dubbo Clontarf Academies were established in 2014 operating from all three Dubbo College campuses. The Academies cater for students from Years 7 to 12. Since the Academies have been operational the students have embraced the program with vigour. Clontarf engages its members through a diverse range of activities which build leadership, self-esteem and overall well-being. Each year since 2017 Dubbo has graduated more Indigenous males than any other Clontarf Academy in Australia.

Our Academies provide an important school-engagement mechanism for many at-risk students who would otherwise not attend or have low school attendance.

Full time, locally based Clontarf staff mentor and counsel students on a range of behavioural and lifestyle issues while the school caters for their educational needs.

Using a comprehensive approach of supportive relationships, a welcoming environment and a diverse range of activities, the students develop improved self-esteem and confidence. 

Academy activities are planned within the focus areas of education, leadership, employment, healthy lifestyles, life skills and football. In order to remain in the program, participants must continue to work at school and embrace the objectives of the Foundation.