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Educating Indigenous Children

ANNUAL REPORT 2016

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Thank you for believing that education and empowerment will bring about generational change.

Cover: St Peter’s College Adelaide Year 9 student, Adan Taat Opposite: The Glennie School Year 8 student, Anna Dingley

Š Yalari Limited 2016. All rights reserved. ACN 113 794 148 | ABN 66 113 794 148 Disclaimer: All efforts have been made to ensure the information contained in this document is accurate at time of printing.


TABLE OF CONTENTS Our Founding Director Our Approach

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My Yalari Journey Our Yalari Mob

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About Yalari

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Respect, Recognition, Reconciliation

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Our Programs

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Our Alumni

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2016 Highlights

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Our Friends

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Our Chairman

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Our Partner Schools

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Our Board

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Raising Awareness and Fundraising

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Financial Information

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How You Can Help

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Corporate Governance

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We are united in the one common goal of empowering young people with unlimited

OUR FOUNDING DIRECTOR At Yalari, we are committed to our students 24/7. We are united in one common goal of empowering young people with unlimited possibilities. Our methodology and strategy is quite simple to offer Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities around Australia the opportunity to receive a quality education. I am indebted and I will never get tired of repeating over and over again, the gratefulness and heartfelt thanks to the many individuals, donors, supporters, volunteers, staff, board members, school staff, Indigenous families and communities who have contributed to the ongoing success of Yalari. 2016 has been another remarkable year of growth for Yalari. We saw the establishment of the Yalari Alumni Association and formation of an interim management committee. I am excited and humbled to see our Yalari graduates participating, engaging and giving back to Yalari and their communities with passion and pride. We also saw a further 32 Yalari scholars graduate from their schools, ready to put their stamp on the world by leading meaningful, contributing and extraordinary lives. The financial support for our children is gratefully accepted. Your generosity is immensely valued. Your sincerity is acknowledged. Your belief in the ideal of Yalari means that we are all making a difference. Thank you. The sponsorship of a child at on of our partner schools for six years creates tangible positive changes. We can all see this from the very first school term they complete. What we don’t see is the impact on generations to come; the equity for all Australians by valuing our diversity, respecting differences and being accountable for our contributions to the betterment of this great country.

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possibilities.

I was going through some drawers in my office at home and came across a poem I wrote back in 1996 while I was working for Education Queensland as a Community Education Counsellor. I am not a poet, far from it, but I am committed to the ongoing empowerment and education of young people and young adults.... and I think I always have been.

Waverley Stanley

Founding Director

Is it all worthwhile? I am an individual committed to the cause Of helping our children, to achieve and receive applause. I am a special person, my talents are unique For my Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, and my community. I believe in myself, I believe in my talents I am a part of a team, involved in this education stream. When you feel you’re disheartened, or feel let down Lift your head Brother and Sister, don’t you dare look down. Keep your eyes focussed, on what you want to achieve Because of your commitment, in what you believe. It doesn’t matter how many times you get knocked down What matters is how many times you get back up Because I am committed to the cause Our children are our future, our leaders of tomorrow. Because I am committed You bet I believe it is all worthwhile. Waverley Stanley July 24, 1996.


About Waverley Waverley grew up in the rural Queensland town of Murgon and attended the local state school. It was here that his teacher Mrs Rosemary Bishop, recognised Waverley’s potential and helped him obtain a secondary school scholarship to attend Toowoomba Grammar School. Waverley’s life was forever shaped by the quality education he received. In recognition of this opportunity and with a strong desire for generational change, Waverley and his wife Llew Mullins, founded Yalari in 2005 and established The Rosemary Bishop Indigenous Education Scholarship Program. Eleven years on, Waverley still travels across Australia, personally selecting children for the program.

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OUR APPROACH UC D E

N O I AT

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Educating

Supporting

Providing the best opportunity for success by nurturing and supporting students throughout their boarding school journey and beyond.

Positive Change

PP OR T

Empowering Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities across Australia through a quality secondary school education.

Yalari graduates implement and share their knowledge within their communities and go on to make valuable contributions as Australians.

Enabling students and alumni to explore and undertake opportunities for higher education or employment.

Engaging

Yalari’s Alumni Program offers a means of further support, staying in touch, networking and giving back to Yalari.

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Staying Connected

NIT I E S

Engaging the support of Australian communities to raise awareness, funding and create opportunities.

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Creating Pathways

OPP O R TU

FUTURE


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ABOUT YALARI Yalari is a not-for-profit organisation offering secondary education scholarships at leading Australian boarding schools for Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities. Since 2005, Yalari has been providing Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities across Australia the opportunity to receive a full boarding school scholarship for their entire secondary education. We believe education is the key to generational change and a brighter future for Indigenous Australians and for our nation as a whole. We are deeply committed to the ongoing success of our national program of scholarships, student support and post-school opportunities. In 2016, we had 173 students on Yalari scholarships nationally and an alumni group of 275 studying at universities, working or undertaking further training. Yalari’s success is largely credited to the key elements and differentiators of our unique model:

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SCHOLARS

ALUMNI

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1. Choice & opportunity for students and their families encourages their engagement and commitment for a quality education.

4. Strong partnerships with schools, sponsors, donors, volunteers and communities who share our values and embrace our partnership and support model. It is only through the generosity and support of likeminded individuals, companies and organisations that together, we are enacting positive future change through the education and empowerment of Indigenous children.

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2. Strong relationships and trust are fostered by Yalari with each student, their family and school, enabling effective connections and communication. 3. One-on-one support is provided through our unique programs and processes including selection, transition, student support and personal development, post-school and alumni.

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STAFF EMPLOYED

30 PARTNER

SCHOOLS


It is our belief that education is the key to generational change and a brighter future for Indigenous Australians.

MISSION

VISION

To educate and empower Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities to bring about generational change.

To provide trusted, quality educational opportunities for Indigenous children to achieve positive outcomes for themselves and their families and make a valuable contribution as Australians.

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OUR PROGRAMS Yalari consists of three program areas, all designed to ensure students are given the best chance of success; not only through their boarding school journey but as they transition into life after school. The Rosemary Bishop Indigenous

Student Development

Education Scholarship Program

Program

All Yalari students are recipients of the Rosemary Bishop Indigenous Education Scholarship. Each year, up to 50 scholarships are offered to Indigenous children from regional, rural or remote communities who satisfy the selection criteria and are willing to give 100% towards their education. Scholarships include full boarding and tuition costs at one of Yalari’s partner schools. To be eligible, students must be entering their first year of high school. The selection of our scholars is based on: • Academic effort and school references; • Primary school attendance rates; • Participation in leadership, sport and extracurricular activities at school and in their communities; • Family support to attend boarding school; and • Performance in interviews with Yalari staff and school staff. Scholarships are reviewed annually and, all being well, continues for a student’s entire secondary education. Pathways Program The Yalari Pathways Program provides a formal structure to support Yalari students and graduates in their transition to higher education, vocational training and employment. This includes: • Career guidance in Years 11 and 12; • Tertiary scholarships and support; • Work experience and mentoring. Students are encouraged to stay in touch with Yalari via the Alumni Association where they can access support and participate in the ongoing sustainability of the Yalari community and its work.

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Yalari’s unprecedented level of support for all scholarship students is a key strength of our unique model and contributes to our high retention rates. We have a passionate team of professionals throughout Australia who support our students, their families and our partner schools on a daily basis. Opportunities for Yalari students to catch-up with each other, seek support or advice and undertake personal development are offered throughout the year by way of camps and activities. Some of these include: • Years 7 and 8 Orientation Camp: Students learn about boarding school life and what to expect. • Year 9 Central Australia Camps: Students focus on team work, relationship building and leadership skills. • Year 10 Pay-It-Forward Program: A Yalari fundraising initiative encouraging each student to think creatively and work together, in order to collectively fund a scholarship for another Yalari student. • Year 11 Camp: Students participate in vocational workshops, activities, presentations and special projects. They also gain an insight into university life and participate in leadership, cultural and creative activities in the university lecture halls and theatres. • Year 12 Graduation: Celebrating the achievements of our graduates, a formal ceremony is held, followed by skiing on the snow fields.


I am the first person in my family to finish high school and I will be the first to go to university. The Yalari scholarship has meant so much to me. I have been given a really good start in life and an awesome education that will help me discover and achieve my dreams.

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2016 HIGHLIGHTS Success is celebrated and measured in so many ways at Yalari. As a community, we acknowledge the numerous and varied achievements of our students and their teachers, our sponsors and volunteers, and our staff and families.

Inaugural Yalari National Volunteer Awards Marnie Jones 2016 School Vice Captain at Calrossy Anglican School, Tamworth.

Orientation Camp

“Winanggaay Nguurrang” or “the Camp of Thinking and Understanding” was a huge success which saw 75 new and returning students attend the event on the Gold Coast.

30 NEW YALARI SCHOLARS Year 10 Trinity Camp Yalari’s 32 Year 10 students attended Trinity College to experience university life and to begin their ‘pay-it-forward’. Rhiannon Revell-Blair

A Year 10 student at St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School, Rhi has been selected in the Indigenous Rugby Team for 2017 & competed in the Nationals as part of the Qld Indigenous AFL team. 12

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NEW PARTNER SCHOOLS

Methodist Ladies College Perth & SCOTS PGC Warwick

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2016 Yalari Captains This year, 16 Yalari senior students were named as ‘Yalari Captains’, chosen based on qualities such as leadership, responsible behaviour, involvement with school and Yalari and being a good role model for other students. The role of the Captain is to act as a mentor to younger students and as ambassadors for Yalari. Reggie Madden - Scotch College, Adelaide Calvin Hunter - St Peter’s College, Adelaide Trey Peterson - St Ignatius’ College Riverview, Sydney Nathan Geno - St Augustine’s, Cairns Yarryn Lewington - Toowoomba Grammar School Samuel Jackson-Bolton - The Armidale School Jayde Marshall - Geelong Grammar School Kelsey Sexton - St Hilda’s School, Southport Jondayah Martin - St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School, Brisbane Lena Cochrane - Abbotsleigh, Sydney Giorgia Bayles - Rockhampton Grammar School Khiaecia Milgate - PLC Armidale Keely Cain - Calrossy Anglican School, Tamworth Shanelle Smith - Kambala, Sydney Michelle Berrigan - Great Southern Grammar School, Albany (pictured above with Acting Principal, Richard Baird).

Yalari’s National Volunteer Awards are designed to recognise our outstanding volunteers for their considerable impact on Yalari as an organisation and the lives of Indigenous children. Congratulations to our 2016 award winners! Sandra Patterson - SA (pictured) John Bolton - Vic Nicole Brennan - Qld Sue Rosen - NSW Narelle Sargent - ACT

7,744 VOLUNTEER HOURS DONATED

Ten Year Celebration Event Yalari was overwhelmed by the support at an event celebrating the Toowoomba Grammar School, The Glennie School and Yalari partnerships.


Year 9 Outback Camp Yalari’s Year 9 students attended the Central Australia Outback Camp, allowing them to build relationships and leadership skills while connecting with other Indigenous cultures. Year 12 ‘Pathways’ Workshop

Students gained insight into what life might be like after school including how to transition to work or study.

Graduating Class of 2016 Yalari’s annual Year 12 Graduation Ceremony was held at The Royal Military College, Duntroon where scholars attended their last official Yalari event.

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Workshops were held in both Brisbane and Sydney (supported by Herbert Smith Freehills) and in Adelaide (supported by Lipman Karas).

YALARI GRADUATES

Rekesha Satour 2016 Head Girl at Great Southern Grammar School, Albany and Yalari Valedictorian.

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Nelson Foster 2016 School Captain at St Augustine’s College Cairns. ‘I would never have imagined that coming from such a small island community that I’d be able to potentially be the College Captain of St Augustine’s College within my final year. I’m glad I was given the opportunity to give back to the college.’

Inaugural Alumni Association Conference The first Yalari Alumni Conference was held, focusing on how to best develop the newly established Yalari Alumni Association and how its members can continue to represent Yalari and support each other. Samuel Jackson-Bolton The Armidale School student was School Prefect, Vice Captain of Tyrrell House and competed in the prestigious NSW GPS Head of the River Regatta.

Scholarship applications received for 2017

ACTIVE VOLUNTEERS

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Thank you to our national army of volunteers who played a vital role providing additional support across many areas of the organisation. We are deeply thankful for all our wonderful volunteers.

Johanna Loban Year 10 student at St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School Brisbane, Joh was a member of the Qld Volleyball Team that participated in the Nationals. Joh also crowd-funded the cost of the trip herself. YA L A R I A N N UA L R E P O R T - 2 016

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Mary Boydell and Cheyanne Baker - Year 8 Scotch College Adelaide student 14

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Your contributions are profound and we delight in the spirit of inclusiveness that evolves from this wonderful mix of so many people working together to provide the gift of

OUR CHAIRMAN As we share this annual review, we are constantly reminded of the depth and breadth of our Yalari community and our very strong belief that “it takes a whole community to educate a child”. You, “our Yalari community” are trusting and hopeful, giving and generous, sincere and diverse - you are Students, Graduates and Alumni; Families and Communities; Partner Schools; Donors and Sponsors; Volunteers; Staff and countless people who come together united in our Mission to educate and empower Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities. Our Vision to provide trusted, quality educational opportunities for Indigenous children to achieve positive outcomes for themselves and their families and make a valuable contribution as Australians is becoming a reality through your commitment and mutual support. We congratulate all of our students who completed the 2016 school year and applaud their families and communities for your enduring trust and support for your young people on their Yalari journey. For 32 Yalari students and their families, the year 12 Graduation milestone became a reality and you embark on the future filled with a sense of achievement, optimism and perhaps a little nervousness for what lies ahead. Yalari Graduates and Alumni are impressive young people; you are studying, working and supporting each other as you make your own special way in the world. You have our steadfast support through the Yalari Pathways program and we look forward to your participation in the newly formed Yalari Alumni Association.

education and empowerment to Indigenous children.

dedicated and outstanding educators who are deeply supported by your school communities. Through the generosity and contribution of each and every Donor, Sponsor and Volunteer we bring together the necessary financial and in-kind support. Your contributions are profound and we delight in the spirit of inclusiveness that evolves from this wonderful mix of so many people working together to provide the gift of education and empowerment to Indigenous children. This spirit is especially evident when we gather at our Fundraising Dinners; we share the stories and achievements of Yalari students, and congratulate them on their success. An exciting new initiative of our board is the establishment of the Yalari New South Wales Regional Advisory Council. The Council will assist us increase awareness and support in the region. Our new Council members are enthusiastic and committed and we thank you for embracing this initiative. Led by the wonderful Waverley and Llew, our dedicated and hard-working staff support Yalari students every step of the way. You keep us connected and our relationships strong, and you carry out all the behind the scenes activities to ensure that we do what we say we will do, honour the trust and stay focused on achieving outcomes for Yalari students. On behalf of the Yalari board, thank you one and all; together we will make a difference!

Mary Boydell Chairman

Strong and productive relationships with our Partner Schools are a cornerstone for the achievements of our Yalari scholars. We set high expectations for the educational experience provided by our Partner Schools and we sincerely appreciate your contribution and commitment in working together to achieve this. We are fortunate to work with YA L A R I A N N UA L R E P O R T - 2 016

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OUR BOARD we are We asked our passionate board members to describe why they loved being involved with Yalari in 2016...

Llew Waverley “I love it because I am part of something bigger than myself and it enriches my life and my country.

Mary “Because it matters. It matters for the Indigenous children, their families and communities and it matters for Australia. And Yalari is making a practical difference with the gift of education and empowerment.”

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I feel humbled that I’m fortunate enough to have created, worked in, and one day leave behind... the legacy of Yalari.”

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“The simple idea of Yalari in 2005 is now a viable reality that makes sense and is relevant in 2016. Today, as the Managing Director of Yalari, my life is focused on education and empowerment. I picture an afternoon in the future where I’ll be sitting on a verandah with a black cup of tea in my hand, a hose in the other, watering the garden, and a contented feeling in my mind that there were many parts of my life that were good and right and real and honest; and Yalari was one of them.”


Karen ​“Seeing the changes in the Yalari scholars’ confidence and belief in themselves is what drives me to be passionate about Yalari. I hope that Yalari students will make our world and Australia a better place through their leadership and that in time, they too will give back to others and their commmunities.”

Mary Boydell - Chairman Mary is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in business and as a Non-Executive Director. She has served as Chairman of the Gladstone Area Water Board, Commissioner of the Queensland Water Commission, Chairman of the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, a Board Member of the CSIRO, and as a Director of Energex Limited, Queensland Bulk Water Supply Authority, South East Queensland Water Corporation Limited, BSES Limited, Burnett Water Pty Ltd and the Australian Trade Commission. She is a former Chairman and Member of the Queensland Regional Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. Mary is the Chairman of Uniquest Pty Limited, a member of the Chartered Accountants Advisory Group (Queensland) for Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand, and maintains a close interest in her family’s business. Waverley Stanley - Founding Director As a Founding Director of Yalari, Waverley knows about the power of education and has worked tirelessly over the past 11 years to turn his dream of Yalari into a reality. Waverley has worked extensively throughout Queensland as an Indigenous Support Officer for Education Queensland. More recently he has presented and facilitated leadership and education workshops and conferences for Indigenous people throughout Australia. Waverley is a graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program for 2005-2006 and also the recipient of a prestigious Churchill Fellowship for 2013. Llew Mullins - Executive Director Llew has worked extensively throughout Australia with Indigenous people, coordinating business workshops and managing a mentoring program between corporate business people and Indigenous small business owners. As a Founding Director of Yalari (and the current Managing Director), Llew’s experience in business, financial management and organisation, as well as many years working in the social welfare and counselling areas, has provided the necessary skills to bring Yalari from an idea into a reality. Bruce Davidson - Director Bruce holds degrees in Law and Commerce from the University of Queensland and was formerly a partner in a leading commercial law firm. He specialised in international business and conducted business development activities throughout Asia. Bruce has spent the last 20 years with Davidson Recruitment and in his current role as the Davidson Group CEO, he leads a talented team across Australia and New Zealand dedicated to enhancing workplace performance for clients. He has also been invited to consult to boards and senior executives, to act as a mentor, and speak on both formal and informal occasions. Bruce has previously held the role of Regional Councillor for Finsia.

Bruce ​“Yalari works. It definitively achieves the outcome in Indigenous Australia that matter most truly empowering Indigenous people to make a difference. In itself, that is an extraordinary achievement. The real magic in Yalari however, lies in its philosophy of inclusiveness. If you are fair dinkum, want to make a contribution of any kind and back that up with actions, you are welcome to become part of the Yalari family. To quote Waverley, ‘...whether you are black, white, green, blue, corrugated or brindle!’”

Karen Spiller - Director Karen has had teaching and leadership experience in both girls’ and co-educational Anglican schools for over 30 years. She has been Principal at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School for seventeen years. Karen is the National Chair of the Association of Heads in Independent Schools Australia and has been a member of that Board for ten years and has also held the position of Treasurer. She is Vice President of Independent Schools Queensland, a member of the International Education and Training Advisory Group (IETAG) for the Queensland Government and a Past National President for the Alliance of Girls’ Schools, Australasia. Karen holds both a Masters in Educational Administration and an MBA.

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FINANCIAL INFORMATION Financial information for the year ended and as at 31 December 2016 is set out on pages 19 to 23: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

The Statement of Profit or Loss and Other Comprehensive Income; Statement of Financial Position; Statement of Changes in Equity; Statement of Cashflows; and Revenue and Expenditure by Program.

Yalari’s statutory Annual Report for the year ended 31 December 2016 has been filed with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and is also available on our website.

Scholarships & Student Support

77.39%

Funds spent on educating and empowering Indigenous children through scholarships, student support activities and student camps.

$4.467M

$725K Fundraising Operations & Events

12.56%

Funds spent on fundraising activities for generation of further funds.

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$580K Business Services

10.05%

Funds spent on operating and business costs for head office activities including premises rental and utilities, stationery, computers, vehicles and amenities.


Statement of Profit or Loss and other Comprehensive Income Dec 2016

Dec 2015

$

$

6,577,161

6,190,822

(3,273,213)

(3,376,276)

Student Support

(724,729)

(562,157)

Student Events

(229,444)

(288,984)

Pathways

(239,339)

(145,106)

Events - Fundraising

(307,361)

(303,751)

Fundraising Operations

(417,687)

(391,410)

Business Services

(580,317)

(617,570)

Total Expenditure

(5,772,090)

(5,685,254)

Profit for the Year

805,071

505,568

Other Comprehensive Income

-

-

Items of other comprehensive income

-

-

Income tax on other items of comprehensive income

-

-

805,071

505,568

For the year ended 31 December 2016 Revenue Expenditure Scholarships

Total comprehensive income attributed to members

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FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Continued

Statement of Financial Position As at 31 December 2016of Financial Position As at 31 December 2016

Dec 2016

Dec 2015

$

$

Current Assets Cash and cash equivalents

7,150,928

6,785,137

Trade and other receivables

339,031

257,510

Other assets

128,827

168,259

7,618,786

7,210,906

Total Current Assets Non - Current Assets Property, plant and equipment

101,625

118,665

Total Non - Current Assets

101,625

118,665

7,720,411

7,329,571

202,934

202,013

2,046

7,036

Total Assets Current Liabilities Trade and other payables Other financial liabilities Provisions

136,716

105,588

Deferred revenue

1,980,971

2,429,657

Total Current Liabilities

2,322,667

2,744,294

Non-Current Liabilities Provisions

13,268

5,872

Total Non-Current Liabilities

13,268

5,872

Total Liabilities

2,335,935

2,750,166

Net Assets

5,384,476

4,579,405

5,281,531

4,579,405

102,945

-

5,384,476

4,579,405

Equity Retained earnings Endowment Fund Total Equity

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Statement of Changes in Equity For the year ended 31 December 2016

Dec 2016

Dec 2015

$

$

4,579,405

4,073,837

805,071

505,568

Retained Earnings Balance at the beginning of the year Profit for the year

-

-

Transfers to Endowment Fund

Other comprehensive income for the year

(102,945)

-

Balance at the end of the year

5,281,531

4,579,405

-

-

Transfers from Retained Earnings

102,945

-

Balance at the end of the year

102,945

-

5,384,476

4,579,405

Dec 2016

Dec 2015

$

$

6,075,578

5,766,015

(5,904,165)

(6,055,929)

Endowment Fund Balance at the beginning of the year

Total Equity Balance at the end of the year

Statement of Cashflows For the year ended 31 December 2016 Cash flow from operating activities Receipts from fundraising, parents and government Payments to suppliers and employees Interest paid

-

-

171,413

(289,914)

208,015

143,144

(8,646)

(2,500)

199,369

140,644

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

-

-

Net cash flow from financing activities

-

-

Net cash used in operating activities Cash flow from investing activities Interest received Payments for property, plant and equipment Net cash generated from investing activities Cash flow from financing activities

Net Increase in cash and cash equivalents

370,782

(149,270)

Cash at the beginning of the year

6,778,100

6,927,371

Cash at the end of the year

7,148,882

6,778,101

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FINANCIAL INFORMATION Summary by Program (‘000’s)

Scholarships 2016

Student Support

2015

2016

2015

Continued

Student Events 2016

2015

Pathways 2016

2015

Revenue Commonwealth Grants

2,021

2,055

434

200

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-

-

-

Donations & Sponsorship

1,436

1,390

195

300

174

229

268

195

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Parent Contribution

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Other Revenue

-

-

11

-

-

-

-

-

Interest Income

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3,457

3,445

640

500

185

229

268

195

(2) ( 3,174 ) ( 56 ) (4) ( 37 ) ( 3,273 ) 184

(2) (1) ( 3,326 ) ( 24 ) ( 23 ) ( 3,376 ) 69

(6) (6) ( 32 ) ( 29 ) ( 599 ) ( 21 ) ( 32 ) ( 725 ) ( 85 ) 85

(7) ( 35 ) ( 36 ) ( 453 ) (6) ( 25 ) ( 562 ) ( 62 ) 62

( 195 ) (5) (2) ( 28 ) ( 230 ) ( 45 ) 45

( 224 ) ( 26 ) (5) (5) ( 29 ) ( 289 ) ( 60 ) 60

(8) (4) ( 25 ) ( 185 ) (2) ( 15 ) ( 239 ) 29

(1) ( 42 ) ( 90 ) (2) ( 10 ) ( 145 ) 50

184

69

-

-

-

-

29

50

Events Other Income:

Total Funding Expenditure Bad Debts Bank fees and charges Depreciation Direct Event Costs Fees & Permits Insurance Motor Vehicle Professional Fees Rent & Outgoings Scholarship Costs Staff costs Technology & Communications Travel & Accommodation Total Expenditure Sub Total Allocation of funds to Programs Profit for the Year

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE CONSTITUTION Yalari Limited is constituted as a company limited by guarantee. Its Object enables Indigenous children and Indigenous young people in Indigenous communities to access a quality education. The income and property of the Company must only be applied towards the promotion of the Objects of the Company which are Non-profit in nature. There is no distribution of profits to Members on winding up and the liability of Members is limited on winding up. Yalari is a charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) as a public benevolent institution (PBI). As a PBI the Company is endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) and is compliant with requirements to maintain such DGR status. 22

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THE BOARD The Directors of the Company that form the Board will consist of at least three, and not more than ten, persons to be elected in general meeting for a term of three years. All Directors are eligible for re-appointment. The Board has the power to appoint a qualified person to fill a casual vacancy or as an addition to the existing members. Such an appointee holds office until the next general meeting when an election must be taken to fill the vacancy and the appointee is eligible for election at that general meeting. On an ongoing basis the Board considers the mix of skills and attributes that are necessary for it to discharge its responsibilities to a high standard and in an effective manner.

OVERSIGHT The management and control of the business and affairs of the Company are vested in the Board. The Board provides direction, control and accountability for the overall governance, strategy and performance of the organisation. The Board delegates the management of the business and affairs of the Company to executive management subject to defined principles and certain matters that require the approval of the Board. The delegations ensure executive management has the power to act and enables efficient and effective operation of the company on a day-to day-basis.


Events - Fundraising

Fundraising Operations

2016

2015

2016

-

-

-

-

689

Business Services

2015

2016

-

-

315

-

11

418

694

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

304

-

-

-

-

5

-

-

-

-

193

689

694

-

11

1,235

( 10 ) ( 270 ) (5) ( 22 ) ( 307 ) 382

(2) ( 273 ) (2) (5) ( 22 ) ( 304 ) 390 (3)

(6) ( 20 ) ( 345 ) ( 28 ) ( 19 ) ( 418 ) ( 418 ) 418

(3) (3) ( 18 ) ( 324 ) ( 26 ) ( 17 ) ( 391 ) ( 380 ) 380

382

387

-

-

2015

Endowment Fund 2016

2015

291

-

465

102

185

Total 2016

2015

-

2,781

2,546

-

2,593

2,590

-

-

689

694

-

-

304

185

-

-

-

16

-

176

1

-

194

176

1,117

103

-

6,577

6,191

( 57 ) (4) ( 25 ) (7) ( 21 ) ( 11 ) ( 30 ) ( 27 ) ( 353 ) ( 43 ) (2) ( 580 ) 655 ( 548 )

(8) ( 37 ) (2) ( 25 ) ( 36 ) ( 26 ) ( 431 ) ( 51 ) (2) ( 618 ) 499 ( 499 )

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( 57 ) ( 14 ) ( 25 ) ( 465 ) (7) ( 27 ) ( 30 ) ( 38 ) ( 83 ) ( 3,228 ) ( 1,540 ) ( 103 ) ( 155 ) ( 5,772 ) 805 -

( 12 ) ( 37 ) ( 497 ) (5) ( 25 ) ( 40 ) ( 36 ) ( 79 ) ( 3,404 ) ( 1,327 ) ( 95 ) ( 128 ) ( 5,685 ) 506 -

107

-

103

-

805

506

BOARD COMMITTEES AND ADVISORY PANELS New South Wales Regional Advisory Council

Yalari Alumni Association

The Board has established the New South Wales Regional Advisory Council to work with Yalari to increase awareness and support for Yalari in the New South Wales region.

The Board has established the Yalari Alumni Association as an activity of Yalari with the aim to:

The Council is established by, and operates under the control and direction of the Board. The members of the inaugural Council are John Campbell (Chairman), Andrew Norman, Rob Sindel and Denise Slocombe.

1. Promote and maintain strong relationships with its Alumni and amongst the Alumni; and 2. Provide further opportunities for Yalari’s Alumni to practically contribute to the charitable purposes of Yalari and the pursuit of its Objects. Membership is open to Alumni being all individuals (including a Past Scholar or Graduate) who have held a Yalari Scholarship for at least 12 months. The Association is governed by the Terms of Reference adopted by the Board and the achievement of its Objects are overseen by the Management Committee, being a committee to the Board appointed by the Board from nominees elected by the membership. YA L A R I A N N UA L R E P O R T - 2 016

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My dream for the future: to assist in closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous

MY YALARI JOURNEY

Australians through education.

Congratulations to our 2016 Yalari Valedictorian and Head Girl at Great Southern Grammar School Albany, Rekisha Satour whose leadership, commitment and passion has inspired her fellow students. My people come from a small community southwest of Darwin called Daly River; but I grew up in Darwin for most of my life. My country is Nordic - an ‘outstation’ on the outskirts of Daly River and belongs to the Nangermirri language group of people. My dreaming is that of the blue tongue lizard who fought a brown snake for our land and in the process, left a slide down the Winagte Mountains that reside in our country. There are defining points in everyone’s life. These are moments that determine what you are going to do and who you are going to be. For me, joining Yalari in 2012 was one of the defining points in my life. Yalari aims to bring about generational change through education by empowering Indigenous students from rural, regional and remote communities. Much like a family, Yalari moves through life with you, encouraging you and supporting you through everything. In my recent travels to Cambodia, I learnt the true meaning of gratitude. I learnt that gratitude isn’t just about appreciating what you have but also recognising just how lucky we really are. During the trip, I had the opportunity to work with children across the country. I spent a large portion of my time volunteering at the Light of Hope Children’s Village in a remote community. While at the village, I took part in renovations to classrooms, playground revamps and classroom teaching. This opportunity allowed me to connect with the local children, many of which had experienced misfortune. I found this to be a very humbling experinece, allowing me to reflect on the opportunitues I had been offered and further understand just how great I had it.

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Cambodia also allowed me to experience a completely new culture. It was an incredible way to reflect on my own culture and compare that to the customs and traditions of the Khmer people. There were many similarities and some obvious differences however the most crucial element I took away was the sense of community and belonging that each and every culture needs. This basic need for belonging and acceptance is one of the most key elements of Yalari too; the motto of the organisation being ‘It takes a whole community to educate a child’. This sense of belonging and acceptance has been a major benefit that Yalari has offered me personally over the years. After graduating in November, I was accepted into Bond University on the Gold Coast and was awarded an Indigenous scholarship to study psychological science. Much like Yalari, the Nyombil Centre at Bond offers great support to its Indigenous students and I am looking forward to my studies in 2017. Opportunities such as travelling to both Cambodia and New York City this year and transitioning to Bond University are just some examples of the experiences and opportunities Yalari has offered me through Great Southern Grammar School, Albany. I, along with all of my peers, am incredibly lucky to be a part of Yalari. The organisation has given me so much and there are not enough ways to show my gratitude.

Rekisha Satour


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YALARI MOB 2016

“This year has been a great year of school for me. Year 8 has given me lots of opportunities to learn and explore, and I am proud of how I performed throughout the year.” - Noah Allen

“Yalari is really supportive of me and the other students. Waverley and the crew know how hard it can be to have to move away from home. Yalari provide us with a Student Support Officer and a tutor even though we have our school teachers and tutors who help us too. Yalari is the best thing that has ever happened to me.” - Cheyanne Baker

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“I am really proud that I have come as far as I have at Kambala, and know that I have only made it to this point because I have given my all to everything . I would not have made it to this point if there weren’t people supporting me to be my best, and it has helped me to become more independent and overcome adversities� - Shanelle Smith

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RESPECT RECOGNITION RECONCILIATION St Peter’s College Adelaide Year 10 student Calvin Hunter, addressed his school assembly and delivered an impassioned speech about respect, acknowledgement and recognition. “This afternoon we gather on the traditional lands for the Kaurna people and we respect their spiritual relationship with their Country. We also acknowledge the Kaurna people as the traditional custodians of the Adelaide region and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today. For those who don’t know me, my name is Calvin Hunter and I am a descendant of the Yamatji and Nyikina tribes. I feel privileged to stand here in front of you all, as a proud Aboriginal student at Saints to discuss Reconciliation. Reconciliation is about achieving recognition, respect and change for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples but ultimately, it seeks to improve Australia as a nation. Prior to the 1967 referendum, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples were considered flora and fauna within The Australian Constitution. This meant Indigenous Australians were not counted in the census or allowed basic rights many take for granted, such as voting. In our schooling we learn of racist practices that occurred in other countries such as America, for example their slavery practices. But rarely are we taught that such practices occurred here in Australia, with many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders engaged in hard labour; and instead of being paid cash for their labour, they were given rations of flour, sugar and tobacco. Whilst such practices are now in our past, Australia as a nation still has so far to go.

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I doubt that anyone here has experienced walking into a shop in Rundle Mall, and being followed by security purely on the basis of their appearance and skin colour. I have. As an Aboriginal person, you constantly face racism, often hidden. Police follow without reason, Child Services investigate your families and many of your family members don’t live past the age of 65. When I turn on the TV, I don’t see my people positively represented, often the images shown by the media show Aboriginal people in a negative light despite our many achievements, which often go unrecognised. Australia has a long way to go to achieving true Reconciliation. Reconciliation is about respecting and acknowledging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first peoples of Australia. It is about acknowledging the past (the invasion, wars and massacres) and the ongoing affects of colonisation (high incarceration rates, gap in life expectancy, lower educational outcomes). Reconciliation is a shared journey, but it’s not about walking in my shoes because I’m not sure that you could. Reconciliation is about unity and respect between Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and nonIndigenous Australia”. Calvin is looking forward to his senior years at St Peter’s College Adelaide and his future plans include studying Business and Commerce at University.


I’d like to say thank you for all the opportunities that my sponsor (Santos)and Yalari have given me. I know, if it weren’t for you, I would not be the young man I am today.

Reconciliation is about building better relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for the benefit of all Australians. To create positive change we need more people talking about the issues and coming up with innovative ideas and actions that make a difference. National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is celebrated across Australia each year between 27 May and 3 June. The dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey—the anniversaries of the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision. The week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and to explore how each of us can join the national reconciliation effort. Source: Reconciliation Australia (www.reconciliation.org.au)

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OUR ALUMNI

TOWNSON UTA: Townson has completed his Bachelor of Marketing and is working in the Accor Hotels Graduate Program.

2016 has been another productive and successful year for Yalari Alumni. With 137 graduates at the beginning of 2016, we proudly welcomed a further 32 in December, taking the total to 169. All up, we have 275 Alumni. The establishment of the Yalari Alumni Association has been an exciting development for the Alumni community, with many members keen to get more involved. The Alumni Association aims to encourage and strengthen engagement of former students so they might act as Yalari advocates, give back to the community and act as a role model to others.

RICKELLE PERIS: Since graduating from Scotch College Adelaide, Rickelle has been studying a Bachelor of Business at the University of South Australia. She remains connected to Yalari as a member of the Adelaide Dinner Committee.

PETER AHSAM: Graduate of Scotch College Adelaide, Peter is currently studying a Bachelor of Journalism at Swinburne University in Melbourne. DENZEL TIGHE: Denzel is a graduate of St Ignatius’ College Riverview and is currently studying a Bachelor of Primary Education at the University of Sydney.

TOM LEBROCQ: Tom is currently studying a Bachelor of Pychology at the University of New England while working as a hypnotherapist.

EMMA POPE: The Glennie School graduate Emma, is an avid traveller having visited Greece, London, Iceland and Canada to name a few! She is currently overseas but is looking forward to returning to Australia where she has applied to be a volunteer at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018.

NELLEE BOND: Nellee was the first Yalari student to graduate when she completed Year 12 at The Glennie School in 2010. Nellee currently works at the Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council and keeps strong ties to Yalari.

KYOL BLAKENEY: Since graduating from The Scots College Sydney, Kyol has been an active member of the University of Sydney; both in studying for a Bachelor of Primary Education and also in his role as an Indigenous Officer.

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IAN BROWN: Ian graduated from Farrer Memorial Agricultural School and is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts and Social Science at UNSW. He is also working at Accor through their Indigenous Employment Program.

ALEX BARKER: Alex is a graduate of St Ignatius’ College Riverview and is currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Sydney.

TYSON HOLLOWWAY-CLARKE: Tyson is a graduate of Scotch Oakburn College Launceston and is currently studying at the University of Melbourne. Tyson was named as President of the University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU).

CORI SUMMERS: St Hilda’s graduate Cori Summers graduated from Bond University with a Bachelor of Arts.

2012

2013


WILL MUNRO: Will graduated from the Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie) in 2012. He is currently studying a Bachelor of Psychological Science at Griffith University.

ZAC COLLINS-WIDDERS: After graduating from The McDonald College in 2014, Zac is now studying a Bachelor of Arts at The University of Melbourne. This year, Zac completed an Internship with Macquarie Bank. He also led a team that fundraised more than $5,500 for Yalari to which Macquarie Bank will match dollar-for-dollar.

LOGAN TAYLOR: Since graduating from The Southport School, Logan has been studying a Bachelor of Business at Bond University. He is also undertaking an internship at Blue Sky.

TANEALE LAWTON: St Margaret’s graduate Taneale is currently working for Yalari on the Alumni Association, student support and marketing projects.

ASHLEY HUDSON: Ashley is a graduate of Kinross Wolaroi School and is currently working as a Youth Worker for Orange Council.

TIAH VOCALE: Geelong Grammar School graduate Tiah is currently studing a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne.

DANIKA GREEN: Since graduating from Abbotsleigh, Danika has been studying a Bachelor of Environmental Science at Charles Darwin University in the Northern Territory.

2014

Throughout my time with Yalari, they have been a constant source of support and love that very few can match; as close to family for their scholars as they could be. Now, as part of the Yalari Alumni, I have had the opportunity to speak with representatives from large companies with extensive Indigenous programs, leading me to secure employment to support me while at uni.

CHELSEA OLIVER: After graduating from The Glennie School in Toowoomba, Chelsea is now studying a Bachelor TOBY SAUNDERS: Toby of Event Management at graduated from St Ignatius’ Griffith University. She is also College Riverview last year working for Mecure through and is undertaking a Bachelor their Indigenous Employment of Education at The University Program. of Technology Sydney.

JAZ DE BUSCH: St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School Brisbane graduate Jazleen De JORDON SWAN:Jordan is a graduate of The Southport Busch is currently studying School and is currently a Bachelor of Arts at the studying a Bachelor of Sports University of Melbourne. Jaz Development at Griffith also attended the Year 10 University. Trinity Camp as a mentor.

JABREENI (‘JABS’) FOGARTY: Jabs is a graduate of The Southport School and is currently studying Information Technology at Bond University on the Gold Coast.

LARISSA WOOSUP: Canberra Girls’ Grammar School graduate and 2015 Yalari Valedictorian, Larissa is studying a Bachelor of Sports Science at the University of Canberra.

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The major focus of the Blackwood Foundation is supporting education in order to enhance the wellbeing of young people so they may reach their full potential. We were introduced to Yalari in 2014 at a lunch hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills in Sydney.

OUR FRIENDS

Impressed by the Yalari model and how well thought through it was, we sought more background about the organisation, talking to current supporters and students.

Yalari’s donors, sponsors and volunteers make

Having experienced boarding school myself,

a tangible difference; helping to bring about

I knew first hand what it was all about, the

positive, sustainable change for Indigenous

pitfalls and the rewards. My family was keen to support a student at Geelong Grammar School

children by empowering them through

where there is a long family history and, last

education.

year, we attended Yalari’s Melbourne dinner to

On behalf of the board, staff and students of Yalari, we thank you for your ongoing commitment and for believing that education is the key to generational change and a brighter future for Indigenous Australians.

2016 has been a remarkable year for Yalari and its students, made possible by the generosity and support of like-minded individuals, companies and organisations. Since Yalari first began, the goodwill and financial contributions of Yalari supporters has been integral to the success of the organisation.

meet Aaliyah, pictured here with our Foundation Manager, Kirsten Ross. The

Blackwood

Foundation

is

an

active

supporter of Positive Education, which is a

fundamental tenet at Geelong Grammar School,

and we hope that our support may give Aaliyah a strong springboard from which to flourish. In addition to offering financial support, Kirsten has been actively involved on Yalari’s Sydney Dinner Committee. - Simon Martin, Founder

Proudly supported/funded by the Australian Government

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Geelong Grammar School student Aaliyah Blackaby with Kirsten Ross from the Blackwood Foundation

Alan & Liz Hay

Gailey Lazarus Foundation

Richard Oliver AO

Alyson Stubbe

Garry & Jill-Anne Whyte

Rosey Kids Foundation

Amanda Flynn Memorial Scholarship

H & J Davies Foundation

Sarah Brockhoff

Helen Lyons Foundation

Sarah Darling

J & B Hay Philanthropic Foundation

Stan & Maureen Duke Foundation

Jordan Family Charitable Trust

Steve & Di McCready

Amelia Eliza Holland Trust Andrew Keayes Anthony Miller Arthur Earle Youth Foundation Barlow Family Foundation Barlow Foundation

Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Diversity Foundation

Susan & Ian Mackie The Bryan Foundation

Campbell Edwards Trust

Judith Musgrave Family Foundation

The Leroy & Joy Brauer Foundation

Claire Nontapan Smith

Lucy Godlee

The O’Donohue Family

Colin & Leree Roden

Luke Sullivan

Thyne Reid Foundation

Croxley Foundation

Margaret & John Wright

Trevor & Jan Olsen

Dan Pittorino

Mia Foundation

Doug Hall Foundation

Naphtali Family Foundation

Fiona & Richard East

Paul and Judy Williams

Fiona Watson Recruitment

Peta Seymour Foundation

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Nina Pigram and Kayla Harrison - Year 8 students at St Catherine’s School, Melbourne

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OUR PARTNER SCHOOLS Strong and productive partnerships with each

Abbotsleigh, Sydney

of our 30 partner schools are a cornerstone of

Calrossy Anglican School

our success.

Canberra Girls’ Grammar School Churchie - Anglican Church Grammar School, Brisbane

When Yalari selects a school as a partner, our aim is to ensure our scholars are placed in the care of dedicated education professionals, where they will not only learn but will be supported.

Geelong Grammar School

Each of our current partner schools across Australia has been carefully selected, ensuring they are caring and culturally sensitive to our students and their families. The support from the broader school communities, including parents and other students, help us welcome our students into school life and is always a valued addition to our relationship with the school itself.

Kinross Wolaroi School

Great Southern Grammar School, Albany John Paul College, Brisbane Kambala, Sydney Methodist Ladies’ College, Claremont Methodist Ladies’ College, Melbourne Presbyterian Ladies College, Armidale Scotch College, Adelaide Scoth College, Melbourne Scotch College, Perth Scots PGC Warwick Shore - Sydney Church of England Grammar School St Augustine’s College, Cairns St Catherine’s School, Melbourne St Hilda’s School, Gold Coast St Ignatius’ College Riverview, Sydney St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School, Brisbane St Peter’s College, Adelaide The Armidale School The Glennie School, Toowoomba The Peninsula School, Melbourne The Rockhampton Grammar School The Scots College, Sydney The Southport School, Gold Coast Toowoomba Grammar School

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Workplace giving is one of the most effective and consistent ways to support the causes we’re passionate about. It helps boost staff morale as we become part of a bigger purpose by being able to give back to the community. Most companies also dollar-match our

AWARENESS & FUNDRAISING

contributions, so it’s the best bang for our pre-tax buck! - Stephanie Ho - Deloitte employee.

Yalari is funded primarily by the contributions of our supporters through financial donations, volunteering or in-kind support. We are deeply grateful for the overwhelming generosity shown by the community and we sincerely thank you.

$44,389 RAISED THROUGH WORKPLACE GIVING DONATIONS THIS YEAR We are grateful to the companies and individuals who choose to support Yalari through workplace giving. Davidson Recruitment, Deloitte, News Corp Australia, USB Australia Foundation, Alliance Airlines, Ernst & Young, Herbert Smith Freehills, Medibank, National Australia Bank, PWC Australia, QBE, Westpac and Suncorp Group.

1,647 DINNER GUESTS

PAY IT FORWARD Yalari’s Year 10 group were encouraged to think creatively in order to collectively fundraise, with all proceeds going towards a scholarship for a fellow Yalari scholar.

$20K

FUNDRAISING DINNERS

In 2016, Yalari hosted fundraising dinners in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. Each dinner was a unique experience of story-telling and inspiration, and gave Yalari the opportunity to showcase the work it does with Indigenous young people across the country as well as raise funds to educate and empower Indigenous children.

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2.1K 8,417 FANS

on Facebook

YALARI DATABASE SUBSCRIBERS

Strategic Briefings Encouraging corporate engagement by demonstrating Yalari’s robust and considered strategic direction. 36

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2016 Melbourne Dinner

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2016 Brisbane Dinner


Churchie students (L to R) Matao Bonney, Tyrese Idai and Connor McGovern-Cubby

Volunteer contribution

Volunteer Queensland’s current wage rate used to calculate the economic value of volunteering is $34.89 per hour. Therefore, in 2016 Yalari’s volunteers have contributed

$270,188

$61,513 RAISED THROUGH BENEFICIARY FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES. Individuals, businesses and organisations have helped by organising their own events and fundraising on behalf of Yalari.

2016 FUNDRAISING DINNER PROFIT

$487,299

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Corporate Lunches

2016 Sydney Dinner

2016 Adelaide Dinner

Encouraging corporate engagement by introducing Yalari to companies and businesses across Australia.

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HOW YOU CAN HELP There are many ways to support Yalari and contribute to the education and empowerment of the next generation of young Indigenous Australians. IN-KIND DONATIONS Make a donation of goods or services in support of Yalari events or operations.

REGULAR GIVING Set up a regular giving arrangement which suits your situation.

VOLUNTEERING Volunteering roles range from one-off events to long term commitments.

WORKPLACE GIVING Arranged through your employer, your pre-tax donation will go towards empowering Indigenous children through education to bring about generational change.

ONE-OFF DONATIONS Make a one-off, tax-deductible donation to Yalari.

LEAVE A BEQUEST

Become part of a very special group of Yalari supporters who have chosen to leave a legacy to Yalari in their Will.

FUNDRAISE FOR US You can hold a fundraising event of your choice where the proceeds are donated to Yalari. Have fun with friends while helping a good cause.

SPONSORING A SCHOLARSHIP Supporting the Rosemary Bishop Indigenous Education Scholarship program awarding scholarships to Indigenous children for their secondary schooling at one of our partner schools.

SPONSOR STUDENT SUPPORT

Students are in need of text books, school uniforms, compulsory excursions and camps etc.

SPONSORING A STUDENT CAMP OR YALARI EVENT Yalari host several events throughout the year including student support camps, fundraising activities and corporate events. We highly value the commitment of each Yalari partner and customise sponsorships to be mutually beneficial. Sponsoring one of our events provides you with a unique and exciting opportunity to connect with the Yalari community, build brand awareness and show your support for an important cause.

CONTRIBUTE TO YALARI’S ENDOWMENT FUND Be part of the long-term vision of Yalari by contributing to the Yalari Endowment Fund.

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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. - Nelson Mandela


Educating Indigenous Children

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