The Clontarf Foundation is proud to announce that it surpassed 10,000 enrolments for the first time in its history!
Despite the spectre of COVID-19 remaining, students were excited to see their friends again and returned to their Clontarf academies in droves when schools reopened in early February.
The Foundation’s official census was held on 4 March and in total, 10,481 young men, including 935 Year 12s were enrolled across 138 academies. These numbers were up from December 2021’s final enrolment of 9,290 boys and 731 Year 12s.
Clontarf Foundation CEO Gerard Neesham said he was thrilled to see so many boys around the country ready to embrace the new school year with Clontarf.
“Our goal was to reach 10,500 boys in 2022 so to meet that target in Term 1 is a fantastic achievement,” he said.
“I want to thank our host schools, partners, supporters, the boys and their families for putting their trust in us. I also want to acknowledge our staff members who have worked tirelessly, during extremely challenging times, to make their Clontarf academy rooms an attractive and safe environment that the young men want to return to each day.”
The term kicked off with gusto with the opening of two new academies (Kent St Academy in Perth, WA and James Fallon Academy in Albury, NSW) as well as hundreds of activities, such as leadership camps, cricket games, footy carnivals, Super Training sessions and Clean Up Australia Day taking place around the country.
Welcome back to all our academy members; we look forward to sharing another big year with each and every one of you!
Every Clontarf academy continues to adhere to the pandemic restrictions and requirements of each relevant state/territory.