Singleton High School

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Aboriginal Programs

Singleton High School is committed to supporting our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to achieve their goals. We are very proud of our three main First Nations programs (see below), together we are making great progress in ‘closing the gap’ for First Nations students. Our school’s First Nation's students NAPLAN results are consistently above state averages.

Through supportive relationships, a welcoming environment and a range of activities we improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men.

Our approach is very successful, not only in attracting young men to school and keeping them there, but also in having them embrace more disciplined, purposeful and healthy lifestyles so they can participate in society in a positive way.

The calibre of people that Clontarf employs is paramount to our success. They are hardworking, passionate and completely dedicated to helping the young men in our programme to achieve their full potential. Our academies are staffed with full-time mentors who possess a wealth of life experience and come from diverse backgrounds.

The Ka-wul Aboriginal Education & Cultural Resource Centre provides extensive wrap around support to the First Nations children at Singleton High School.

We help students complete their education to the best of their ability and achieve a standard equal to or better than the mainstream, whilst retaining a strong cultural identity.

We provide specific support for students through tutoring programs, study and assignment help, dance, arts, craft and cultural exploration and expression.

‘Ka-wul’ is Wonnarua for the wedge-tail eagle whose spirit looks over and protects us all.

Kayu Kumpa or “Strong Tomorrow” is a community led program developed within Singleton High to support our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls to achieve a ‘strong tomorrow’.

The program works with girls in Years 7 to 12 with a focus on culture, education, career readiness and community connection.

Our passionate mentors empower Kayu Kumpa students to aim high and achieve their educational and post-school goals.

Students engage in a variety of activities to build cultural connection, pride and leadership qualities, which inspire and empower them to develop into the strong leaders of tomorrow.