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2012 Annual Report

The Ngurra Jirrama Foundation’s mission is to provide students from remote Northern Territory with the opportunity and support to complete a holistic secondary education, thereby enabling them to function competently in two different worlds: their Aboriginal community and western society. For five years the Ngurra Jirrama Foundation has been working towards that mission by providing students, who live in an area where there is no secondary school, with the option of attending a high-performing school in NSW. The Ngurra Jirrama Foundation provided a pathway for secondary education for ten students from the Northern Territory in 2012. These students are congratulated for their commitment and enthusiasm throughout the year. Read more... more...

Quinny is Class Captain!

Well done to Quineisha who today was voted as class captain of her year 6 class at Meriden! Way to go Quinny! more...

Great work Shamayla!

Well done Shamayla who pitched beautifully for the Meriden 1 softball team in their grandfinal last Saturday. The team walked away as the GRANDFINAL WINNERS! Well done Meriden and well done Shamayla! more...

Well done Quinny and Kazemiah!

Congratulations to the Meriden Year Seven Softball team who were grandfinal winners last Saturday. Quinny and Kazemiah thoroughly enjoyed all the games at various venues around Sydney, and were stoked to be part of a grandfinal winning team in their first term at Meriden. more...

Great work Bryson!

Well done Bryson who was a star in his basketball team's grandfinal. The Scots School were grandfinal winners. more...

A great start to 2012

It's been a great start to 2012 with Shamayla, Anthea and Alethea returning to Meriden. We also welcome Quinny and Kazemiah to the program. They have settled into year 6 at Meriden really well. Good work girls. It was great to see Kazemiah take on the role of sports monitor at the Junior School. Travance and Kurt have returned for another action packed year at Trinity. Travance is being a fantastic brother and helping Mahela settle in nicely to the boarding house and school routine. Mahela has been made captain of his basketball team, fantastic! Lastly, we welcome Scots Bathurst as another partnership school. Bryson has been loving the horse riding, basketball and wonderful activites that are available at Scots. Keep up the super work guys! more...

2011 Annual Report

The Ngurra Jirrama Foundation provided a pathway for secondary education for seven students from the Northern Territory in 2011. These students are congratulated for their dedication and hard work throughout the year. Read more in our 2011 Annual Report. more...

Girls share their culture with Sydney students

As part of NAIDOC week celebrations, Anthea and Alethea held an art workshop for Year Two students at a local primary school. The students had a great time learning about Aboriginal country and culture. Well done to Anthea and Alethea who did an amazing job sharing their knowledge and teaching others about their culture. more...

THANK YOU

A big thank you to Year Three Trinity Grammar Prep boys who collected and donated exercise books, pens, balls, towels and board games to the Ngurra Jirrama house. These will all go to great use by the students. more...

AIME and Midnight Basketball

We are really excited to see the Ngurra Jirrama students involved in the AIME homework program, held in Redfern every Friday afternoon. The students love going and are meeting other Indigenous students from all over Sydney - all striving to gain a secondary education. A big thankyou goes to AIME and all the mentors who manage to make homework fun! Following on from the AIME program, the Ngurra Jirrama mob stay in the Centre for Aboriginal Excellence centre, where they are fed a scrumy meal and are keen participants in workshops and a local basketball competition. Friday is definitely a highlight of every week! more...

Basketball

Well done to Shaylee Fly who today scored the winning point for her Meriden basketball team in the last 10 seconds of the game. Awesome! more...

Welcome back

Welcome back to the girls! And a big welcome to Shaylee Fly and Alethea Joe who are new to the program. Shaylee is entering Year 11 at Meriden and Alethea is commencing Year 7. It was a bumpy plane ride here, especially for Shaylee who had never been on a plane before. But they have settled nicely into the routine and had a happy first day at school on Friday. They have also already been on an exciting outing to to Luna Park and to the Opera House. Have a great year girls! more...

2010 Annual Report

It has been an important year for the Ngurra Jirrama Foundation. Read more in our 2010 Annual Report. more...

Congratulations

Well done to all the Ngurra Jirrama students for a successful 2010. Congratulations to Anthea Joe for receiving a Year 7 Academic Progress Award and to Jesiah Martin for winning the Junior School Sportsmanship Award. more...

Visit to Ti Tree

Foundation Trustees Erin Hunter and Tom Butt visited Ti Tree Community School for three days at the beginning of December to meet with parents of the current students, and to discuss future opportunities for new students. more...