Clontarf role models light path to success

Synarah MurphyNorth West Telegraph
Clontarf staff Dylan Ross, Clint Ernst, principal Bill Mann, Eldride Edwards and Barry Taylor.
Camera IconClontarf staff Dylan Ross, Clint Ernst, principal Bill Mann, Eldride Edwards and Barry Taylor. Credit: Synarah Murphy

The first Clontarf Academy is in full swing at Hedland Senior High School and staff are keen to see the program succeed.

The academy is targeted at improving the education, life skills and employment prospects of young indigenous men throughout their secondary education. Local staff Barry Taylor and Eldride Edwards are excited to see the academy grow, with the hope many students will grasp this opportunity.

Academy director Clint Ernst said the academy had a positive effect not only on the students but on their families and communities.

Hedland SHS principal Bill Mann said strong role models would be a powerful tool to help engender self-belief in students.

“Local community members become strong role models for our students, demonstrating all those qualities that deliver success in work and in life, then our students see that they, too, can take on the journey to a great future with confidence,” he said.

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