The Kormilda College Strong Girls Academy opened in 2012 and continues to attract many students to the program throughout the school year.
The program is focused on encouraging behavioural change, developing positive attitudes and assisting Indigenous female students to complete school and secure employment. Fundamental to this, is the development of values, skills, and abilities that will assist the program participants to improve self-esteem and achieve positive life outcomes.
Monique Gorham is the Director of Strong Girls Academy and is supported by Engagement Officers Melanie Mununggurr and Rani Richter.
The students are supported by the staff both on an educational and wellbeing level. The staff encourage, guide and mentor the girls on an individual basis and work across both day school and the boarding program. The girls have access to their own Academy Room where they can come to relax and engage with other students and staff in their free time.
Along with the academic support, the Academy also offers after school activities such as basketball, football and fitness, traditional painting, homework help to name just a few.
The girls are encouraged to put their ideas forward to ensure the activities are of particular interest.