Cash boost

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Nicolette BarbasHarvey-Waroona Reporter

A $30 million boost to the Clontarf Foundation was announced by the State Government earlier this week.

The five-year deal will see an additional 200 Aboriginal boys receive mentoring and support to complete their secondary education.

Collie Senior High School is among the four extra schools that will welcome the program and provide an opportunity for up to 50 students.

Principal of Collie Senior High School, Dale Miller, said 10 per cent of the students at the school are Aboriginal.

“This new partnership between the Clontarf Foundation and Collie Senior High School is very exciting,” Ms Miller said.

“Students in the Collie community love sports and their pursuit of sporting excellence goes hand-in-hand with trying to achieve goals in their learning and life.

“These young people are our future, and finding ways to motivate them on and off the field is crucial.

“The Clontarf Academy will be a positive program to inspire students to come to school every day, use the mechanism of sport to develop leadership and life skills, reach their goals and complete school.”

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