Boost to Coodanup Clontarf Academy from the City of Mandurah

Mayor Rhys Williams with students Leighton Kemp, Renee Anderson, Tyrelle Hillsburne and Brody Dalgetty.
Mayor Rhys Williams with students Leighton Kemp, Renee Anderson, Tyrelle Hillsburne and Brody Dalgetty.

THE City of Mandurah has entered into a partnership agreement with Coodanup Clontarf Academy at Coodanup Community College.

Under the partnership agreement, the City will contribute $15,000 a year to the Academy over the next three years.

The Clontarf Foundation aims to improve the education, discipline, self-esteem, life skills and employment prospects of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and equip them to participate more meaningfully in society.

“We know that youth employment is an issue in the community and an issue we are taking seriously – this partnership is a step towards providing more opportunities for young people,’’ Mayor Rhys Williams said.

“What Clontarf does is nothing short of inspiring.

“The City has had a good relationship with the Academy since its inception, extending across events such as the annual Gnoonie Football Cup and Crabfest and the Christmas pageant where students have volunteered.

“We now look to broaden this partnership to work with industry and local business to better connect the academy and students in the wider community.

“I hope that in future, Clontarf students will also take up traineeship and employment opportunities with the City.”