Student Support Programs

Student Support Programs


The Breakfast Club is located in the room next to Room 21 and is open every morning at 8.30am.



The Clontarf Academy exists to improve education, discipline, life skills, self esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men and by doing so, equip them to participate meaningfully in society.

Academy members are not selected on sporting ability, although many of those attracted to the Academy have some aptitude for sport.

To remain in the Academy members must consistently endeavour to:

  • Attend school regularly
  • Apply themselves to the study of appropriate courses
  • Embrace the requirements for behaviour and self discipline.

Academy activities are planned within the focus areas of education, leadership, employment, healthy lifestyles and sport. Upon completing their Year 12 schooling, graduates are assisted to find employment or further education with Clontarf employment officers.



The Deadly Sista Girlz program, provided by the Wirrpanda Foundation, exists to improve the outcomes of Aboriginal girls by promoting strong role models and healthy life choices. It aims to empower young women by offering a safe, stable and trusting environment in which they can discuss current and personal issues and receive guidance from positive Aboriginal female role models.

Each girl has the opportunity to be personally mentored throughout the program, which addresses issues of self-esteem, healthy relationships, sexual and women’s health, drug and alcohol abuse, healthy lifestyles and future directions and opportunities. All Aboriginal girls enrolled at the school are eligible for the program.



Katanning Senior High School offers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students the opportunity to participate in the Follow the Dream:  Partnerships for Success program (FTD).

The program offers various methods of educational support to students aspiring to move on to full time employment, traineeships or apprenticeships, TAFE and/or University after their time at High School. The program runs a learning centre three afternoons a week from 3.10pm to 4.30pm where participants can receive tuition, career counselling, pastoral care and establish strong study habits.

Participation in the program gives students the opportunity to visit Universities and Institutes of Technology and attended career expos and cultural activities. These activities are designed to familiarise students with post schooling options, meet with other likeminded students and to build their knowledge of the range of opportunities that higher education can provide.

The Follow the Dream Coordinator may be contacted for further information.



Homework classes are held in the School Library two afternoons a week after school. Teachers are available to assist students with class work and assignments.