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Educating Indigenous Children

YALARI NEWS

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Issue 42 | Autumn 2019

BURNURU WANGK

“ A utumn Words”


YAL ARI NEWSROOM

Waverley Stanley AM (left) with Yalari board member Eddie Watkin and the Year 7 and 8 children from the Torres Strait Islands

FOUNDING DIRECTOR Educating Indigenous Children

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Yalari is a not-for-profit organisation that offers quality, secondary education scholarships at leading Australian boarding schools for Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities. Our mission is to educate and empower Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities to bring about generational change. Our vision is to provide trusted, quality educational opportunities for Indigenous children to achieve positive outcomes for themselves and their families and make valuable contributions as Australians. Core Values: Respect, Compassion, Resilience, Openness, Inclusiveness and Excellence.

www.yalari.org YALARI LIMITED PO BOX 1355 Oxenford QLD 4210 P: 07 5665 8688 F: 07 5665 8611 E: info@yalari.org W: www.yalari.org ABN: 66 113 794 148 ACN: 113 794 148 Yalari is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.

Yalari respects our Elders, past and present, and acknowledges that the Yalari office is on Kombumerri country within the lands of the Yugambeh language group. 2 | Yalari News - “Autumn Words” 2019

At Yalari, 2019 has begun with energetic momentum. Fresh faces, a new school, three camps, our first series of ‘partner schools’ workshops and an Order of Australia Award. The beginning of any year is an exciting time for us as the Yalari wheels start turning again. Our new scholars arrive for the Orientation Camp in midJanuary, followed closely by the start of school. As I write, I’m proud to say that the 46 new students have made it through their first term at school and are heading home this week for the Easter holidays. We welcome new staff to the Yalari team: T’shinta, Kiana, Joel and Ruby, and we welcome back Susie Hunter who has been crisscrossing the country with Russell Smith and Kashaunica Stanley (Yalari Graduate 2012 - The Glennie School), presenting our new partner schools workshop The Yalari Way for Schools. Our Year 10 and Year 11 weekend camps were held at the University of Adelaide and The University of Melbourne (respectively), allowing each year group to gather together in

support and confidence as they begin their senior years alongside their Yalari friends. As the frantic pace of summer eases into the cooler months of autumn, we’ll be getting ready to take our Year 9 students to Central Australia, celebrate with our Sydney supporters in May and begin our journeys across Australia to interview our potential scholars for 2020. Lastly, I’d like to thank everyone for the congratulations and best wishes I received earlier in the year for my Order of Australia Medal. Truly, without the Yalari team behind me and without the generous support of the Yalari community, I would not have been recognised in this way.

“It’s not about me; it’s about all of us working collaboratively as Indigenous and non-Indigenous people for the same common goal of educating and empowering Indigenous children.” - Waverley Stanley AM

Burnuru Wangk “Autumn Words” Nyungar is the name used for what was originally a collection of dialects of one language spoken in the south-west of Western Australia. The full extent of Nyungar territory covered a wide range of ecosystems. Cover Image: Year 8 Yalari scholar and Scots PGC student, Jekeira Major.


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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Mark these important dates in your diary!

2019 Yalari Sydney

Celebration

INSPIRING STORIES ENTERTAINMENT GOOD COMPANY GREAT FOOD & WINE TOP AUCTION ITEMS CELEBRATING SUCCESS

APRIL

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FRIDAY 31 MAY 2019 Sofitel Sydney Wentworth 61-101 Phillip Street, Sydney

BOOK NOW!

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www.yalari.org/tickets

OUR NEWEST YALARI RECRUITS! We are delighted to welcome

Originally from Oakey and with a Bachelor of Multimedia from the University of Queensland, Joel brings a depth of knowledge and experience to the communications team.

Closing date for 2020 scholarship applications

MAY

A proud Kugu and Wik Iiaan woman from Pormpuraaw, Tshinta Kendall joins Yalari as our Student Support Officer to the girls at St Hilda’s on the Gold Coast. She graduated from Scots PGC in 2018 and is currently studying at Bond University. Welcome Tshinta!

Joel Achilles to the Yalari team in the position of Multimedia Coordinator.

Yalari’s Anniversary: celebrating 14 years of educating and empowering Indigenous children

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National Volunteer Week Yalari Sydney Celebration - Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

JULY

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NAIDOC Week

AUGUST

Ruby Chester has joined Yalari in the capacity of Event Coordinator.

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With a background in law, Ruby’s commitment to social justice and passion for helping the community has landed her at Yalari. Ruby’s role will include management of fundraising events and sponsorship. Welcome aboard Ruby!

Yalari Melbourne Celebration - Leonda By The Yarra

SEPTEMBER

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Kiana Charlton is our Student Support Officer to the four new Yalari students at Clayfield College in Brisbane. She is a proud Goenpul woman from the Quandamooka people of North Stradbroke Island, and a Yuggera woman from Brisbane, South East Queensland. A primary school teacher with five year experience, Kiana is currently studying a Master of Education degree. Welcome to the team Kiana!

Yalari Perth Celebration - The University Club of WA 100km Commemorative Walk to Cherbourg

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In Memoriam... MARY BOYDELL 1952 - 2019 I love being involved with Yalari because it matters. It matters for the Indigenous children, their families and communities, and it matters for Australia. Yalari is making a practical difference with the gift of education and empowerment. - Mary Boydell

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The Mary Boydell

atiently considered, quietly determined, extraordinarily thorough and gracefully refined with a sophisticated intellect. That was our Mary.

ENDOWMENT FUND

She respected hard work, knew the difference between good and bad, appreciated what was important and what wasn’t, and felt a responsibility to ‘do the right thing’, coupled with a generosity of spirit and a grounded sensibility.

Giving today for a stronger tomorrow...

Mary Boydell joined Yalari in 2014 as chairman of the board but had been a supporter of Yalari’s for many years prior. Initially, Mary worked in the office gaining an understanding of the ‘Yalari way’ of operating. She thoughtfully regarded what was required to move from a small organisation to a medium sized successful not-for-profit company. Mary took Yalari to another level of good corporate governance and clear strategic thinking, yet always had time to support the students directly with airport pick-ups, sporting drop-offs and ‘food’ to keep ‘their stomachs full and their minds focussed’. Yalari’s ‘strategic planning breakfast’ sessions were presented by Mary throughout many cities, giving our corporate supporters and donors a clearer understanding of where we were heading and how we were going to get there. In 2016, Mary led the establishment of our endowment fund with her vision — for Yalari to sustain itself financially in perpetuity for the future of Indigenous education. Mary has left an indelible mark on all of us at Yalari and we’re incredibly grateful for her commitment, support, integrity and grace. 4 | Yalari News - “Autumn Words” 2019

Like all gifts that benefit Yalari, endowed gifts contribute to the ongoing high quality of educational opportunities and support for Indigenous children. Endowments are particularly powerful because they deliver a dependable, perpetual source of funding. Your gift to Yalari’s Mary Boydell Endowment Fund (MBEF) is an investment in the future of Yalari—one that fulfills our shared vision of educating and empowering Indigenous children now and for many years to come. Benefits of contributing: • A unique opportunity to create your legacy

• Donor acknowledgement

• Tax-effective

• Invitations to special events

• Naming opportunities

Create your personal legacy... VISIT www.yalari.org/endowment

CALL (07) 5665 8688

EMAIL endowment@yalari.org

For a confidential discussion about how you can transform the lives of Indigneous children now and in the future, please contact Lou Wilson - Endowment Fund Executive.


Lea di ng | I nsp i ri ng | Ed u c a ting | E m p o wering

YALARICaptains It is with great pleasure that we announce the Yalari Captains for 2019. Seventeen Yalari scholars from Years 11 and 12 have been chosen for the role based on qualities such as responsible behaviour, leadership, involvement with their school communities and acting as a role model for other students. A Yalari Captain is expected to act as a mentor to other Yalari students and as an ambassador for Yalari, all the while demonstrating the Yalari values of compassion, openness, respect, resilience, inclusiveness and excellence. Congratulations to all our captains! We wish you the very best in your new leadership roles.

Sophia Mene

The Glennie School

Adan Taat

St Peter’s College, Adelaide

Kinross Wolaroi School

Kambala

Hunter Lawson

Jaycee Sellings

Kiirra Bligh

Liam Sanders

Geelong Grammar School

St Ignatius’ College Riverview

Taleyah Hippi

Hayley Hunt

Abbotsleigh

Jade Joliffe

Noah Allen

Georgia Dennison

Noah Smith Churchie

Tenika Roe

Scotch College, Adelaide

John Paul College

The Southport School

Norah Hegadus St Hilda’s

Tyeena Pang

St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School

Shore

Toowoomba Grammar School

Renekka Narkle

Great Southern Grammar School

Tyrese Carr-White Kinross Wolaroi School

WAVERLEY STANLEY RECOGNISED IN THE AUSTRALIA DAY 2019 HONOURS LIST Yalari’s Founding Director, Waverley Stanley, has been recognised in the Australia Day 2019 Honours List. Waverley has been appointed as a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia (General Division) within the Australian honours system. He receives this honour for “significant service to the Indigenous community through support for education”. This acknowledgement stems from Waverley’s years of commitment to Indigenous education including the establishment of Yalari, a not-forprofit organisation promoting the education and empowerment of Indigenous children. “We are giving Indigenous children the opportunity to be confident in themselves, confident in their heritage and confident in their educational standards. That they can walk into any room and they will be judged by their character and not the colour of their skin,” Waverley says. Waverley, an Indigenous man from Murgon in remote Queensland, attributes his success to his Grade 7 primary school teacher, Mrs Rosemary Bishop who recognised Waverley’s potential and helped him secure a

boarding school scholarship at Toowoomba Grammar School. He quickly realised the power of education and made it his life’s work to help Indigenous children achieve their best through a quality education. Now in its 14th year of operation, Yalari has over 190 Indigenous children on scholarships at 24 partner schools across Australia. It also has an alumni group of 346 who are studying at university, working, undertaking further training or raising families. “I’m very grateful that I’m living a purpose with my wife, making significant changes. The staff that are supporting us, the volunteers, schools, families, children, donors, supporters; everybody that has been involved in Yalari since 2005, I have the utmost respect and gratefulness for what they give us each and every day,” Waverley says. “It takes all of us working together to make a difference in this country and I’m just so grateful and honoured to be recognised in this way.”

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YAL ARI NEWSROOM

ST U D E NT UP DATES

AND ACHIEVEMENTS!

Yalari scholars continue to work hard, dream big... and achieve!

Churchie’s student leaders for 2019 including Lachlan Toovey (middle row, third from right)

Year 12 Churchie student and Captain of Boats Lachlan Toovey led Churchie to its first rowing championship in more than a decade. Well done and congratulations Lachlan!

Year 10 Kinross Wolaroi student, Chelsea Edwards has worked extremely hard this term and has earned a Principal’s Award for Academic Achievement. Chelsea will be presented her award at the upcoming school assembly.

2018 St Peter’s Adelaide gradutate Ryan O’Callaghan achieved an ATAR of 91.9 and is studying a Bachelor of Design at Melbourne University. 6 | Yalari News - “Autumn Words” 2019

Year 12 Geelong Grammar School (GGS) student, Zanna Palmer has been appointed as Prefect in her boarding house, Garnett. This is a great honour for Zanna who is well respected among her peers and fellow Yalari students. Zanna is also a member of the Global Citizens Committee at GGS and will be travelling to Shanghai during the Easter school holidays to observe waste management within a business.

Jade Joliffe, Year 11 student at Kinross Wolaroi School received a certificate from the Independent Sporting Association for Senior Touch Football. Jade was a member of the Kinross Wolaroi team who were finalists in the Senior division.

Scarlett Mercer, Year 8 student at Geelong Grammar School, has been selected for the advanced mathematics class. She is also competing against other Melbourne schools in the rowing Regatta on the Barwon River which is a first at Geelong Grammar School for Year 8 students. 2018 St Margaret’s Anglican Girls’ School graduate Kealy Griffiths, earned an OP3 and is now studying a Bachelor of Psychology at University of Queensland, St Lucia.

Federal member for North Sydney, Trent Zimmerman, attended the Shore assembly to present three new flags. Hunter Lawson (Year 11) stood up to receive the Aboriginal flag and Rishad Cook-Sabitino (Year 9) received the Torres Strait Islander flag. Both will now be flown in a prominent place at the school for the first time. Well done boys!


YAL ARI ALUMNI

Event Sponsor

YAL A RI GR A DUATE

LIFE SKILLS WORKSHOP At Yalari, we work to ensure our scholarship students enter Year 7 with the tools they need for success at boarding school and beyond. The purpose of Yalari’s Life Skills Workshop is to provide our recent graduates with a series of interactive programs to get them ready for work, future study and the real world. Throughout this inaugural workshop graduates engaged with professionals, Yalari alumni, corporate partners and other topical experts to start filling their toolkits with the instruments required for life after boarding school.

LIFE SKILLS WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES •

To enhance general life skills – cooking on a budget; safety; communication skills; motor vehicle maintenance; household maintenance. To improve awareness for mental health and wellbeing – balancing study, social life, family and work; exercise and healthy living; support networks; character strengths and values.

To develop financial literacy skills– budgeting and money management; mobile phones; taxes; credit scores.

To understand study pathways – applying to university or TAFE; scholarships; accommodation.

JACOB’S WELL ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTRE

6-9 DECEMBER 2018

To enable career readiness – resume writing; cover letters; job interview skills.

Thank you to the Deloitte Foundation for funding the Yalari Life Skills Workshop and their four wonderful representatives who personally attended. It is vital in the growth and development of our students and we thank you for committing to support young Indigenous Australians. To our Yalari alumni volunteers who took time out of their busy schedules to provide valuable life experience and insight to our young graduates — thank you. We also extend a special thank you to Westpac, All Trades Queensland and the Jacobs Well Environmental Centre for facilitating workshops, providing staff and helping us make the event successful.

17 YEAR 12 GRADUATES 9 GIRLS AND 8 BOYS

3 YALARI ALUMNI LEADERS

2 YALARI STAFF MEMBERS (THE PATHWAYS TEAM)

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YAL ARI STUDENT SUPPORT PROGRAM

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P M A C N O I T A T N E I R 2019 O ld Coast The Southport School, Go

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Now in its 13th year, the Yalari Orientation Camp forms an integral part of the overall student support program. New students are introduced to boarding school life throughout the five-day camp and are equipped with tools and strategies to help them succeed at boarding school. Boarding house routine, timetabling, deadly advice, boarding school basics and time management were all part of the camp program.

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camp facts 100

students

46 new scholars

41 returning scholars school leaders 13 senior and peer mentors Travel

100 students travelled 108,0000km

from the farthest reaches of Australia!

Thank you... Thank you to all our supporters, volunteers and staff for being there from the beginning, as our new students embark on their Yalari journey. We gratefully acknowledge and humbly thank our 2019 Yalari Orientation Camp sponsors. Without their invaluable contribution and support, we would be unable to provide this vital program to our Indigenous students. Thank you.

The Leroy and Joy Brauer PERPETUAL CHARITABLE TRUST

What’s it about? To provide new Year 7 students with the opportunity to learn about boarding school life in an environment where they can feel safe, can be inquisitive and can share the journey with other scholarship recipients. To provide our Year 8 returning students with the opportunity to offer experience and advice to the new students. Returning students can also reconnect with their Yalari peers and strengthen their support networks. To offer Yalari Year 11 and 12 students leadership opportunities. Selected students are able to become leaders, mentors and role models for the younger students throughout the camp. To provide opportunities for Yalari alumni to participate and ‘give back’. Their stories and advice are invaluable resources for our young students and also offers them encouragement and inspiration. Yalari News - “Autumn Words” 2019 | 9


YAL ARI STUDENT SUPPORT PROGRAM

student support Camps

Every year, we gather together Yalari students from each year group and provide an opportunity for them to further their understanding, awareness and preparedness for a positive boarding school and post-school experience. It also allows them to strengthen their peer-support networks. Camps are a compulsory part of the scholarship program.

YEAR 10

Lincoln College, The University of Adelaide | February 2019

The purpose of Yalari’s Year 10 and Year 11 My Future Camps is to provide the opportunity for students to set goals, explore available tertiary and vocational options, experience university life and to formulate a plan for the future.

Camp overview •

A look into personal character strengths and values with emphasis on how these translate into potential career options.

Career options panel discussion with Yalari corporate partners and select professionals.

A first-hand look at university life, including a presentation and tour from Wirltu Yarlu, the University of Adelaide’s Indigenous Student Support Unit.

Team building and leadership skills.

Post-schools sessions – university experience and support; subject selection; post-school options.

Goal setting – personal and academic, long and short-term goals.

Cultural identity and wellbeing.

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Thank you Funded by The Cody Foundation The Yalari Year 10 camp was proudly funded by The Cody Foundation. Our sincere thanks and gratitude for supporting our students in their development again this year. Thank you to Anna Schkabaryn and her team from the Wirltu Yarlu Indigenous Support Unit and to Lincoln College for hosting us. Thanks also to the delegates who attended the careers round table event on Saturday, donating your time, expertise and enthusiasm to help the students to be the best they can be.


YEAR 11

Queen’s College, The University of Melbourne | February 2019

Thank you “This camp has helped me gain a t better perspective of what I wan to do after school.”

“I really enjoyed the ‘round table’ activity, speaking to pro fessional people from different sectors.” ri “I loved catching up with the Yala mob.”

“I felt that I wasn’t alone because I’m not quite sure what I want to do when I finish school.”

Funded by The Australian Government The Yalari Year 11 camp was proudly funded by The Australian Government Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) Children and Schooling Programme. We greatly appreciate the Australian Government’s continued support that allows us to effect generational change through educational opportunities and student support activities such as the Year 11 Camp.

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YA L A R I PA RT N E R S A N D S P O N S O R S

Not

JUST THE ticket!

Educating Indigenous Children

Working together since 2015 to educate and empower Indigenous children

Innovative start-up makes a social impact In 2015, two best mates Josh Ross and Adam McCurdie decided to team up and create Humanitix. What is Humanitix? It’s the world’s first not-for-profit ticketing platform which donates 100% of its profits to education projects. So in short, those ‘annoying’ booking fees you see when you purchase tickets to events, can now go to something good! The two fellas have now built one of Australia’s most innovative charities for which they gave up comfortable corporate jobs in Sydney, moved back home to their parents and volunteered for roughly 18 months, giving their parents quite a scare at the time! Their vision was to re-direct the billions of dollars in booking fees into education projects for disadvantaged children – and excitingly, it’s starting to work. Josh and Adam have a strong belief that education is the greatest weapon for solving global inequality. To get the project off the ground, Josh spoke with Kurt Dalton, a contact he knew from his days in funds management. Kurt already knew about Yalari given the Macquarie Group Foundation had been a supporter for many years. He also knew that Yalari held several ticketed events each year. Subsequently, a meeting was arranged between Yalari and Humanitix to discuss the potential for facilitating online ticket sales to Yalari events. Jenni Heenan, 12 | Yalari News - “Autumn Words” 2019

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Yalari’s fundraising manager, found herself listening to two young guys with big hearts who were determined to make a difference and agreed to switch to Humanitix (which at the time was a prototype) for major events. “I can’t tell you how grateful we are to Jenni and the whole team at Yalari. Back in 2015 we had this crazy idea, very few people thought it could work. For our first year, Yalari was actually our largest client. With the Yalari dinners and the Macquarie Group Foundation providing 50% matching on donations Humanitix made to Yalari, our idea gained traction. This has led to our success today,” explains Josh Ross. To date, Yalari has received $29,841.83 in donations from Humanitix. In 2019, it is anticipated that a further $75,000 will come from Humanitix. “Excitingly, Humanitix has grown so fast,” says Jenni Heenan. “We are very proud of what Adam and Josh have been able to achieve; not just for Yalari but for our society as a whole.” 2018 was a big year for the guys: Josh and Adam won Australian Social Entrepreneurs of the Year in Australia, they won the Google.org Impact Challenge, John Eales joined them as an ambassador and they received multimillion dollar philanthropic funding

Humanitix founders Adam McCurdie (left) and Josh Ross

from both the Google and Atlassian Foundations. Humanitix has quickly scaled across Australia servicing all types of events; everything from small yoga workshops, to major conferences and music festivals. Some of their biggest clients include Football Federation Australia, United Nations, Illawarra Folk Festival, Westfield and now schools including Barker College and Knox. Event organisers and organisations running events all around Australia now have an easy choice—do you want the profits of booking fees to go to big business? Or do you want to help Yalari educate and empower Indigenous children? So thank you Humanitix and thank you to all of the event organisers around Australia supporting Yalari. Your decision to ethically procure your ticketing service is directly creating a brighter future for Indigenous children.

Humanitix is available to businesses, schools, clubs or anyone needing to sell tickets online. Enjoy a hassle-free service while making a positive social impact. To switch your ticketing platform to Humanitix, please email Josh and Adam at events@humanitix.com.au.


THE YALARI WAY For Schools

An interactive workshop supporting the relationships between Yalari and its partner schools. The Yalari Way for Schools is a program specifically designed for Yalari’s partner schools. The two-hour workshop was envisioned by co-founders Waverley Stanley and Llew Mullins to ensure partner relationships remain inclusive, strong and transparent. The Yalari Way team comprises of industry professionals, an Indigenous elder and young, motivated members of Yalari’s alumni. Our facilitators have wide and varied experiences working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in boarding schools. This unique workshop is not a cultural awareness or cultural competency workshop but instead, a chance for schools to better understand the journey of a Yalari scholar. Since mid-March, our team has delivered the workshop to nine of our partner schools with the remaining schools will be visited by the end of Term 2.

If you would like further information about The Yalari Way for Schools please contact Kylie Bennett on (07) 5665 8688.

Vacation Clerkship Program The wonderful team at Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) in Brisbane have again made the transition to boarding school a little easier fo our new Year 7 Queensland students. Clerks were tasked with brainstorming then purchasing items to create a ‘welcome pack’ for the scholars based on a brief delivered to the group by Yalari alumnus and Churchie graduate, Will Munro. The team showed so much care, consideration and enthusiasm in selecting the contents of their packs and this was reflected in the surprise and joy of the children when they received their gifts. A big thank you to the whole HSF team for making our students feel extra special and for helping them settle in!

ool was thrilled with Taj from The Southport Sch , games and photo cks sna his pack including pencils, l at home,” he said. frames. “It will make me fee

St Hilda’s girls, Jorja and Caidence were presented with their welcome packs by school principal, Dr Julie Wilson Reynolds. Yalari News - “Autumn Words” 2019 | 13


YA L A R I PA RT N E R S C H O O L

Educating Indigenous Children

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Working together since 2019 to educate and empower Indigenous children

A home away from home Yalari is delighted to welcome another wonderful school to our esteemed group of boarding school partners. Located in the beautiful innernorthern suburb of Brisbane, Clayfield College is one of Australia’s leading schools, providing a tradition of quality education. The College has a proud history of offering a Christian learning environment in which students are encouraged, nurtured and inspired to achieve personal excellence. Clayfield College welcomes students from all over Australia and the world. It is co-educational from Pre-Prep to Year 6 and girls only from Year 7 to Year 12. The College is also a Boarding School for girls, caring for students from Years 5 to 12, on a daily, casual, weekly or term basis. This year, Clayfield College has become a ‘home-away-from-home’ to four of our new Year 7 scholars.

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Nevaeh Mills from Weipa in Queensland is looking forward to surrounding herself with other students who have the same goals as her. “I want to go to boarding school so I can be eligible for university. I want to be a medical officer so I can heal people,” she says. Also from Weipa, Sulcie Tamwoy hopes that boarding school will help her education and improve her English. “I look forward to having more opportunities and making my family very proud,” she says. Mistique Beresford is a proud Mithica young lady from Eulo in Queensland. She aspires to become a teacher and admits she is excited about boarding school because there is no high school where she lives. “I look forward to talking to others. I am proud of my Indigenous culture and I will be a proud role model for it,” Mistique says.

Sulcie

Mistique

Hailing from Barunga in the Northern Territory, Puti Bush-Blanasi is looking forward to going away, learning something new and teaching others about her culture. “In Arnhem Land we have skin names, languages and dreamings. My skin name is Bangirn, my language is Myali and my dreaming is a snake,” she explains. Managing director of Yalari, Llew Mullins is equally as thrilled about the school partnership. “We’re excited to welcome Clayfield College to the Yalari family and look forward to a long, productive and supportive relationship,” she says. “I also want to wish Nevaeh, Sulcie, Mistique and Puti the very best of luck at their new school. These four, strong and confident girls were specifically chosen to lead the way for many Yalari students to follow. We are so proud of them and we’re sure they are going to love it.”

Puti


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BOARDING SCHOOL

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SCHOLARSHIPS for Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities across Australia.

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YALARI Since 2005, Yalari has been providing Indigenous children with boarding school scholarships for their entire secondary education. We aim to educate and empower students so they can achieve positive outcomes for themselves and their families. Yalari scholarships are open to Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities across Australia who will be commencing Year 7 in 2020.

HURRY!

Applications close 30 April 2019

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APPLY

TODAY Yalari is looking for students and families who believe that education is the key to a better future for Indigenous Australians.

Visit www.yalari.org to download an application pack.

(07) 5665 8688

applications@yalari.org

Not sure what to do or have some questions?

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Please call our office on (07) 5665 8688 and we will be happy to help.


As a quiet, young Indigenous boy from Broken Hill, I've become stronger and more confident because of my education. To Yalari and all of its supporters — thank you for this invaluable opportunity.

YouWe can make real change happen...

Sam Weston

A Geelong Grammar School graduate (2013), Sam earned a Bachelor of Fisheries and Aquaculture from Deakin University and is currently working at Westernport Water on Phillip Island.

Your tax-time donation will help Indigenous children change their future...

Thanks

It is only with the support of special people like you that our students continue to achieve positive, life-changing outcomes for themselves and their families. Make a donation to Yalari by June 30 and be a part of creating real, positive change by empowering Indigenous children through education. Together, we can make the difference.

Chelsea Ryan

A graduate of The Glennie School (2016), Chelsea is working in her community at the Maningrida Health Clinic (Arnhem Land) as an Echocardiograph Scanner. She was also the recipient of the 2018 Top End NAIDOC Youth of the Year Award.

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