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Cape York Girls Academy

Yrs 7 - 12 | Boarding and Day

4009 Captain Cook Highway

Telephone: 07 4038 0299

Boarding Managers Contact Information

Head of Boarding: Ms Mandy Jeffries
Telephone: 07 4038 0299

Number of Boarders: 21

The Girl Academy is Australia’s first boarding school designed for young mothers and their babies.

Our mission is to create effective and confident mothers, happy and confident children, and provide young Indigenous women with opportunities for growth and success in every aspect of their lives.

The school also caters for girls who have disengaged from their education. Some girls have not attended schools for 2 to 3 years, and some have been expelled, some simply refuse to go to high school. The Girl Academy provides a solid education-base that gives young women a skillset to achieve at education, life and work, and which assists them to grow into life-long learners.

Students graduate with recognised secondary school qualifications and the confidence to be the best they can be as individuals, as valued members of their community and as future leaders.

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