Centralian Middle School is proud of the Community Partnerships that we have established to provide support to students. Centralian Middle School has been recognised for the quality of its Community Partnerships through the awarding of the National Australia Bank - Schools First Impact Award.
The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and by doing so equips them to participate meaningfully in society.
Using supportive relationships, a welcoming environment and a diverse range of activities, the young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men in our programme develop improved self-esteem and confidence which assists them to participate in education, employment and society in a positive way.
Our approach has proven to be very successful, not only in attracting young men to school and keeping them there, but also in having them embrace more disciplined, purposeful and healthy lifestyles.
Academy participants must consistently endeavour to:
- Attend school regularly
- Apply themselves to study appropriately
- Embrace the academy’s requirements for behaviour and self-discipline
Academy students can expect to:
- Participate in camps, trips and excursions
- Participate in community events
- Have access to Academy staff during recess and lunch in the Academy room
- Train before school in various sports with healthy breakfasts and weekly incentives
- Have access to regular after school activities tailored around Sport, Well-being, Leadership, and Employment
- Have designated Clontarf Class time as part of their timetable
- Have access to support for any issues that arise that impact their ability to have success at school
For more information visit www.clontarf.org.au
Stars Foundation provides a holistic program that supports Indigenous girls and young women to attend and remain engaged at school, complete Year 12 and move into full-time work or further study.
Stars has been offering full-time, in-school support programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls and young women in the Northern Territory, Queensland and Victoria since 2015.
During that time the program has achieved consistently outstanding outcomes, with more than 90 per cent of senior students completing Year 12 in each year.
How Stars Works
The Stars program model is based on strong trusting relationships. The Stars Room provides a culturally safe, warm environment – a place where the girls and young women in our programs feel nurtured and inspired.
Our full-time Mentors provide a diverse range of activities to support Stars students to develop the self-esteem, confidence and life skills they need to participate successfully in school and move into a positive and independent future.
We provide a culturally safe, nurturing environment in a dedicated ‘Stars Room’. This means that the girls and young women in our programs can access the intensive support they need, when and where they need it.
The Stars Model
The Stars program is based around four key pillars of personal development:
- Healthy Lifestyles
- Employment, Education & Training
- Community, Culture & Leadership
Stars offers personal development activities and experiences in many different areas, including academic support, personal health and wellbeing, music, drama and dance, art, cooking and nutrition, and exercise and sport.
Students also take part in community, cultural and volunteering activities to build their life-skills and confidence and further develop their links to culture and community.
Stars has a strong focus on successful transitions from school into full-time work or further study. Both before and after graduation, our full-time Transitions Managers provide intensive support to help our young women move successfully into full-time employment, training or tertiary study.
For more information visit the Stars foundation website
Northern Territory Music School
The Music School provides specialist music (instrumental and choral) tuition to students in Government schools, throughout the Darwin, Palmerston and Rural regions of the 'Top End', and out-sources specialist teaching to schools and communities in other regions of the Northern Territory of Australia. Tuition is also delivered by NT Music School teachers based in Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine and Nhulunbuy.
Centralian Middle School students may access music tuition in our NT Music School hub, located on our school grounds.
For more information on the Northern Territory Music School , please follow the link.
Alice Springs Language Centre
The Alice Springs Language Centre team provide language courses to all students attending Government schools in Alice Springs.
Centralian Middle School is privileged to have the Alice Springs Language Centre housed upon our school grounds.
All students are instructed in either Indonesian, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish or the local Indigenous language, Arrernte.
For more information on the Alice Springs Language Centre, please follow the link below:
Follow the Dream
The “Follow the Dream” program is aimed at assisting Indigenous students to reach their academic potential. The project aims to increase the number of Indigenous children successfully completing Year 12 schooling, with the expectation that these students will continue with higher education, apprenticeships/traineeships or move in to direct employment.
Students targeted for the program are those in years 7-12 at Centralian Middle School and Centralian Senior College who have good attendance (a minimum of 85% at their school) and have shown academic potential and enthusiasm at school. Intensive mentoring and tutoring outside of school is provided via Enrichment Centres based at Centralian Middle School and Centralian Senior College. The Enrichment Centre is attended by students after school for homework, tutoring, extension study activities, computer access and recreational activities. Students are provided with afternoon tea and there is a bus run home if needed. Students are required to make a commitment to attend the Enrichment Centres on weekly basis and maintain their grades at school. In addition, Cultural Awareness Training, Camps and Industry Visits are conducted in line with student interests and aspirations.