viewing story

45 young men from Trinity Bay Academy in Cairns, QLD completed their Year 12 studies in 2018 – shattering the previous record of 32 held by Casuarina Academy (Darwin, NT) since 2015.

Even more impressive were the strong school attendance results with 20 boys achieving over 90% average attendance for 2018. Particular mention must be made of Tartim Ware-Zitha and Tala Wren who both achieved 97% – outstanding results.

Cairns Regional Manager Chris McDonald said the boys made the commitment to finish the year during the Far North Queensland Region Year 12 Leadership Camp to Lake Tinaroo in February.

“The boys were really determined the see out the year and they were quick to put strategies in place to make it happen,” Chris said. “They focused on showing leadership at school and the academy, developing job-ready skills and participating positively in the local community.

“We’re extremely proud of them and wish them all the very best as they embark on the next chapter of their lives. We must also thank the teachers and school leadership at Trinity Bay State High School for their support and commitment since we opened and throughout 2018.”

25 of the graduates had the opportunity to put their skills to the test on their recent end of year trip to Perth. One of the many worthwhile activities the boys engaged in during their adventure was a visit to Wesfarmers head office where they met and presented to more than 70 senior Wesfarmers staff members, including CEO Rob Scott. The boys relished the opportunity to showcase their own unique Cairns culture through dance and displayed their strong communication skills during a Q&A session.

It wasn’t all business however, as the boys headed north to Exmouth to take in some of the beautiful sights along the WA coast as well as enjoy some fishing, snorkelling and canoeing. They even managed to catch up with the Geraldton and Carnarvon Academies which proved to be a great opportunity to share Clontarf stories and have a game of Big Bash Cricket.

The entire trip will undoubtedly be one the young men remember for the rest of their lives. Well done gentlemen and all the best in your very bright futures!

2018_12_03_Wesfarmers Trinity Bay Clontarf Academy Visit (10) [600px WA] 2018_12_03_Wesfarmers Trinity Bay Clontarf Academy Visit (46) [600px WA] Trinity Bay Year 12s 2018 [600px WA]