Induction Camp 2019
The girls academy program works within the school system to drive community-led solutions aimed at reducing the barriers that prevent Indigenous girls from completing their education and reaching their full potential. The Girls Academy equips Indigenous girls with the tools required to engage in their education, achieve their goals and change their communities. The Esperance Girls Academy was established in term 2, 2017 and we have signed up 36 girls as members. All Indigenous girls are welcome from years 7 to 12. We welcome any parent inquires or feel free to come in and have a visit with us.
We are delighted to have Anna Bonney as the full-time Program Manager and Michelle de Lacy as a Development Officer to support delivery of the program.
Students had a ball at the Esperance Girls Academy's overnight induction. After a parent information session, the girls played human target archery, and competition was fierce!
They enjoyed a team dinner before snuggling into beds on the gym mats to watch a local dreamtime story, Mandaboornap Puppet Performance, which stars several Girls Academy students.
The following day they enjoyed a big cooked breakfast ahead of some group activities. One group worked on individual canvases that will be put together for a big display for NAIDOC Week — and there are some very talented artists among them!
The other group completed a workshop based on Girls Academy values: Leadership, Connection, Empowerment, Resilience and Respect. The girls did themselves proud, standing up in front of their peers to talk about the values.
The induction finished with a game of Human Hungry Hippos — a joy-filled way to cap off a great program. Well done to everyone involved.
Kalgoorlie Basketball 2019
On Wednesday the 14th of August 8 Esperance Girls Academy members competed in the Go For Gold 2019 Basketball Carnival in Kalgoorlie . Sarah May Douglas, Quawsian Thompson, Lucretia George, Taliah Lewis, Adriana Graham, Ivey Nievaart and Mikayla Lawrence were our players supported by Team Manager and Coach Alidea Stack. The girls were undefeated throughout the day and had an exciting grand final with John Paul College who were the grand final winners by four points. The girls played a fierce game and worked beautifully together as a team and will be a force to be reckoned with this coming basketball season.
Congratulations to Mikayla Lawrence who won the Three Point Shoot Out Competition and Lucretia George who won All Star Player. We are so very proud of all our girls who represented Esperance Girls Academy and would like to thank Kalgoorlie Girls Academy for hosting such a fantastic event. A big thankyou to all our parents and family members who came on the day to cheer the girls on.
2019 Kirby Bentley Cup
On Saturday the 23rd of March, 8 Esperance Girls Academy students from years 8 and 9 joined with Wongatha Caps students and entered a Goldfields Team in the 2019 Kirby Bentley Cup Football Carnival at David Grays Arena in Mandurah. Tahlia Lewis, Zaleema Bourne, Shianne Bullen, Aeishah Muir, Mikia Sim, Quawsian Thompson and Mikayla Lawrence represented Esperance Girls Academy. The girls played fiercely and showed off their amazing football skills. Our Goldfields team made it to the semi-finals and finished fourth in their division. Well done girls fantastic effort!