Aboriginal Programs

Follow the Dream


Follow the Dream: Partnerships for Success, is a voluntary program for high-achieving secondary Aboriginal school students. The Follow the Dream program provides after-school tuition and individualised mentoring to those students who have demonstrated the appropriate school results, attendance and behaviour and commitment to continue achieving excellent outcomes at school, complete Year 12 and obtain their post school destination goals.

The Follow the Dream Program is a positive, rewarding and supportive program which provides students with educational support and mentors to assist them to develop strategies, skills and knowledge to enhance their opportunities to experience and achieve their educational outcomes and aspirations.

The program is enhanced by the opportunity to attend excursions involving visits to industry, Universities, TAFE and other organisations.

Girls Academy


The Girls Academy is a program that works within the school system to drive community-led solutions aimed at reducing the barriers that prevent Aboriginal girls from completing their education and reaching their full potential. The program provides sporting and academic challenges, aims to increase the girls’ attendance, achievement and opportunity for WACE achievement.

The Academy mentors girls within the secondary school system until they complete their schooling. Girls receive intensive one-on-one mentoring and support from our team of skilled field staff.

The Girls Academy equips Indigenous girls with the tools required to engage in their education, achieve their goals and change their communities. The program increases the skills, employability, mental health and well-being of Aboriginal girls throughout Australia - providing them with better opportunities to contribute to the social and economic outcomes of the wider community.

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Clontarf Foundation

clontarfThe Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, self-esteem, life skills and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men and by doing so, equip them to participate more meaningfully in society.

The Foundation works by using the existing passion that Aboriginal boys have for football to attract the boys to school and keep them there. Any Aboriginal boy enrolled at the Newton Moore Senior High School can apply to be part of the programme. To maintain their position in the Academy students are expected to demonstrate a commitment to their education and to the underpinning expectations of the Academy.

The Academy provides an important school-engagement mechanism for many at-risk students who would otherwise not attend or have low school attendance. In addition it supports engaged boys to achieve their full potential. The Academy, in partnership with Newton Moore Senior High School, works with students to ensure they complete school through to the end of Year 12 and supports them with gaining meaningful employment or further training.

Click here to visit the Clontarf Foundation website