Richard EnglishRegional Director / North Queensland Region, Department of Education, Training and Employment
Everyone was a winner in Try for 5! Schools had fun, teachers enjoyed the competition and children responded well to the competition and the incentives. The most important outcome was improved attendance and that means more students in their classrooms learning every day.
Darren KearneyDeputy Principal / Pastoral, Ignatius Park College
Your Try Time! program has already proved to be a massive asset to our College and I would strongly encourage all educational institutions to get on board.
Kiani Kris (17)Learn Earn Legend! student / Thuringowa High School
Having moved from Weipa, I found it very important to have an Indigenous mentor who understood my Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island heritage and culture. Pam provided guidance every step of the way.
The Hon. Nigel ScullionCommonwealth Minister for Indigenous Affairs
NRL Cowboys House will provide accommodation for students from remote communities and ensure they have the best chance possible of completing high school and moving into the workforce or on to higher education.
The Hon. Mick de Brenni MPQueensland Minister for Housing and Public Works
NRL Cowboys House will be an extension of community support programs that the football club had been running for about five years. It aims to help guide students through their secondary education, right through to completing school-aged apprenticeships or university.
John GrantNRL Commission Chairman
The NRL has a very strong resolve to support and include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people right across Australia, particularly in relation to education. NRL Cowboys House will be a fantastic education hub for North Queensland and I look forward to seeing the success of students in years to come.