In 1986, Dr Isaacs helped establish Clontarf Aboriginal College, Australia’s first Aboriginal school, which has now been recognised nationally and internationally.
This is just one of the reasons Dr Isaacs has been nominated in the 2014 West Australian of the Year Award’s Aboriginal category.
As a former Clontarf college student, Dr Isaacs returned to the school in Waterford to help develop it into a place for Aboriginal education. Now, as a passionate advocate for Clontarf, he is proud of what it has become and ‘delighted’ to be a part of it.
He values education and speaks highly of the education he received at Clontarf from the Christian Brothers and has since maintained a strong relationship with the school.
He said he was overwhelmed and excited to be nominated by his peers for the award.
‘My wife and my two daughters are my inspiration,’ he said.
‘She (wife) is my rock and keeps me on track.’
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