Newcastle High School

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Ngaarr Dhuwi Girls Academy

Ngaarr Dhuwi Girls Academy

Our newly established Ngaarr Dhuwi Girls Academy, through partnership with the AECG, will support our girls to realise their full potential and follow their dreams.

The Girls Academy Program provides mentoring to support female Aboriginal students in Y7 to Y12 to make active choices toward realising their full potential in all aspects of their education, development, cultural identity, and wellbeing.

The Girls Academy approach is similar to the Clontarf Program we provide for our male Aboriginal students at Newcastle High.

Ngaarr Dhuwi Girls Academy Program is a holistic support program reflective of community voices driven locally in collaboration with our schools’ vision and directions. The key outcomes are to:

  • increase school attendance
  • increase HSC attainment
  • provide post school transition pathways
  • improve retention rates
  • promote self-determination
  • promote positive change
  • improve health and wellbeing

If you have any enquiries about the Ngaarr Dhuwi Girls Academy Program please contact Joel Anderson, Deputy Principal, on 4969 3177.

Key Ngaarr Dhuwi Contacts:

My name is Kylee Bootland, I am passionate about Aboriginal education and its role in supporting our First Nations female students to thrive and succeed at high school.

I look forward to supporting our girls with their attendance, resilience, studies, culture, wellbeing through Ngaarr Dhuwi at Newcastle High School.