384 reasons to celebrate

WesCEF’s long-standing association with Australia’s Clontarf Foundation shines through in its 2016 end of year report.

WesCEF has been involved with the Clontarf Foundation since 2005, a relationship that continues through the provision of student places at Gilmore Academy, in-kind contributions and the generous support of our employees at WesCEF, CSBP and Kleenheat.

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WesCEF Aboriginal Development Consultant Noelene Mantellato said Clontarf provides an important school-engagement mechanism for many at-risk Aboriginal boys who would otherwise not attend or have low school attendance.

“Our association with the Foundation aims to support improvement in education, discipline, self-esteem, life skills and employment prospects so these kids are better equipped to interact with and contribute to the social, economic and cultural life around them,” said Ms Mantellato.

The Foundation’s graduating students were drawn from 84 Academies across Australia, with 384 Year 12 students completing their studies in 2016. The students from will join a growing cohort of 2,286 graduates since the Foundation opened its doors in 2000.

The Foundation’s graduating students were drawn from 84 Academies across Australia, with 384 Year 12 students completing their studies in 2016. The students from will join a growing cohort of 2,286 graduates since the Foundation opened its doors in 2000.

As part of the partnership, WesCEF also participates in Clontarf events such as the annual Employment Forum, hosting workplace tours for Clontarf students, and providing development opportunities including participation in work experience and school-based traineeships.

According figures in the report, there are 4,446 Clontarf Foundation students in 84 schools across five state and territories.