A Night to Remember

Close to 30 Year 12 Clontarf boys from across the Townsville region came together in early May for a special dinner to celebrate the imminent completion of their secondary school studies.

Dubbed the ‘80 Day Dinner’, the event was attended by boys from Kirwan, Heatley, Thuringowa and Townsville academies as well as school principals, teachers and Clontarf staff.

Clontarf Regional Manager Nathan Perrin said the event served to not only celebrate the boys’ completion of school, but to also give them one last push towards the finish line.

“These boys have worked really hard, especially in the last year and a half under challenging pandemic restrictions,” Nathan said. “They rightfully deserve to celebrate, but equally it’s critical that they remain focused so they achieve the best results possible and prime themselves for a smooth transition into the workforce or additional study. This event will help to achieve both outcomes.

“It was also a great opportunity for teaching staff and school principals to celebrate with the boys, given the significant impact they’ve had on their lives.”

Ready to succeed: Year 12 boys from across Townsville came together to celebrate the final year of their secondary studies.

Kirwan Academy alumnus and current North Queensland Cowboys NRL player attended the dinner to congratulate the attendees and provide some extra motivation for the boys to see out the year.

“Work hard and it will all pay off,” Hamiso told the boys. “Stick to it.”

Hamiso was joined by North Queensland Cowboys coach Todd Payten who shared inspiring stories about his career as well as provided advice for success post-school.

“Attitude over ability makes up 90% of your success,” Todd said.

The Clontarf boys from Townsville would like to thank all the special guests who attended on the night and for continuing to support them in their final year of school.

Good luck, boys!

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