Boys from the Kirwan Academy in Townsville, QLD who have limited access to computers or the internet at home are relying on Clontarf staff to drop off schoolwork or transport them into the academy during COVID-19 restrictions.
“Students from across all year groups who have been struggling with getting through their schoolwork while at home have contacted academy staff asking for help ,” Kirwan Academy Director Kelvin Caspani said.
“We’ve been more than happy to pick them up from their home, bring them into the academy room and help them with their work. The teaching staff have been very supportive and joined us in the academy room.
“We are all very impressed with the efforts of the boys to stay on top of their work boys during what is a very challenging time.”
In particular, the Year 11 and 12 students have banded together as a group (at a safe distance) to make sure each of them was progressing towards school completion – a vital step in the transition from school to employment.
Year 12 student Abou Barsa said having access to the academy room has allowed him to keep on top of his schoolwork and maintain his friendships.
“It has been good to come in and see my mates and be able to get my assessments done,” he said. “I had no chance of doing anything from home.”
Well done to the Kirwan boys and Clontarf members right across the country who are utilising academy facilities and staff to stay on track at school.