Michelle Roberts

Michelle Roberts

Minister for Housing and Works; Indigenous Affairs; Heritage; Land Information

    $95,000 Lotterywest grant put indigenous students on the road to success

    7/08/2008 12:00 AM

    Students at the Clontarf Girls Academy will now be able to travel to sporting events

    and planned activities in their brand new bus.


    Indigenous Affairs Minister Michelle Roberts today officially launched the 24 seater  bus which was purchased with a $95,114 Lotterywest grant.


    “The bus will do more than simply transport students; it will provide students with opportunities to participate in learning activities in the broader community,” Mrs Roberts said.


    The Minister said the Clontarf Aboriginal College provided indigenous students with many opportunities to engage in education, sporting and cultural activities.


    “The Clontarf Aboriginal College offers a supportive environment  to motivate the

    students to develop social skills, build strong self-esteem and gain future career

    experience,” she said.


    Mrs Roberts said the Clontarf Girls Academy had offered sporting, education and mentoring programs specifically designed for Aboriginal girls since it commenced  in 2007.


    “Under the direction of former Olympian and Wildcats basketball player Ricky Grace, the Clontarf Girls Academy has provided a unique opportunity for its students to flourish on the sporting field and in the classroom,” she said.


    “The State Government recognises the importance of the Clontarf Academy and its

    role in nurturing the future indigenous leaders of Western Australia.”


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