Clontarf’s broad geographical spread has been important during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for three young men enrolled in the Endeavour Academy, located at Endeavour Sports High School in Caringbah, NSW.
Academy members Jacob Gray (Year 12), Donovan Roberts and Josh Munro (Year 11) all hail from regional locations across NSW and reside at Kirinari Hostel, a boarding house which has a close association with Endeavour Sports High School. The boys had returned to their home towns at the end of Term 2 and, following increasing lockdowns in the Sydney CBD, were unable to return to the hostel to continue their senior schooling.
Not willing to allow these boys to miss out on vital schoolwork, the Endeavour Academy team reached out to these boys and linked them with Clontarf academies located in their home towns.
Regional Manager for the Hunter/North West region, Dan Lewinski called Year 12 member Jacob, who was in Newcastle at the time of the lockdown in Sydney, and organised for the two to catch up for lunch (prior to the lockdown in Newcastle). Dan’s words of encouragement helped Jacob to re-engage with the academy and school and is now back on track to complete his final year.
In the Mid North Coast region, Port Macquarie Academy Director Branston Brewer-Charles delivered a laptop to Donovan to assist him with accessing his online schoolwork.
In Kempsey, Melville Academy Director Drew Bartram organised a shared enrolment for Josh, allowing him to participate in all Melville High School and Melville Academy activities, while completing schoolwork from Endeavour Sports High School remotely.
Well done to Jacob, Donovan and Drew for staying on track during this critical time of their education.