Orara High School

Opportunity Innovation Success

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Clontarf Academy

The Clontarf Academy 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 more meaningfully in society.

Clontarf mentors and counsel students on a range of behavioural and lifestyle issues while the school caters for their education needs. Any Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander male enrolled at Orara High School is eligible to participate in the Clontarf academy.

Through the use of supportive relationships and environment, the boys develop improved self-esteem and confidence which enables them to participate in education, employment and society in a more positive way.

Whether it's picking up students from their homes before school, preparing breakfast after training, helping out with homework, organising health checks or just having a kick of the footy - our Clontarf mentors (listed below) do everything they can to make school as accessible as possible to get the best outcomes for our boys.

Our mentors are:

  • Tom Sullivan, academy director and mentor for Years 9 and 10
  • Matt Donovan, mentor for Years 7 and 8
  • Jeremy McCaskill, mentor for Years 11 and 12