Welcome back to another big year of Clontarf!
The school year officially kicked off across most of the country this week and what better way to celebrate than to announce the commencement of three new academies.
Located at Ambrose Treacy College in Indooroopilly, Palm Beach-Currumbin State High School in Palm Beach and St Brendan’s College in Yeppoon – these new programmes represent the first new QLD based academies to open since the Foundation’s expansion into Cairns and Townsville in 2017.
QLD Zone Manager Dan McNamee said he was ecstatic that new communities would receive access to Clontarf’s unique mentoring programme.
“Since opening our first academies in Queensland back in 2015, Clontarf has become firmly entrenched within our host schools, the families of our participants and the local communities,” he said.
“These new academies are located in communities we’ve yet to work closely with so we’re extremely excited to meet the boys and their families.
“The experienced Clontarf team members in each academy have already planned a big first term of exciting activity, so we encourage any young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men enrolled in these schools to head over to their new Clontarf room to see what all the fuss is about!”
New academy locations and staff:
Ambrose Treacy Academy
Ambrose Treacy College
Twigg St, Indooroopilly QLD 4068
Damien Zammit – Academy Director
Brett Greinke – Operations Officer
Palm Beach Currumbin Academy
Palm Beach Currumbin State High School
Thrower Dr, Palm Beach QLD 4221
Ant Mitchell – Academy Director
Selwyn Apanui – Operations Officer
St Brendan’s Academy
St Brendan’s College
139 Adelaide Rd, Yeppoon QLD 4703
Hamish Simpson – Academy Director
Trenton Smith – Operations Officer
Jack Caspani – Operations Officer