Student Achievements – Our Indigenous Leaders of Tomorrow

Jun 23, 2021

Yalari scholars continue to work hard, dream big… and achieve!

Demi Green
Year 7 – Abbotsleigh
Demi was awarded the Year 7 boarding house representative. She is now participating in meetings with boarding staff and fellow boarding house representatives to discuss boarding matters and their ideas for weekend rec activities.
She was also selected to complete a one month trial with the New South Wales Institute of Sport on the diving target squad!

Mia Nakata
Year 7  – John Paul College
Mia Nakata was chosen to play at half-time at the Brisbane Bullets vs Melbourne basketball game recently as part of the Indigenous Round.  Mia dominated and was asked to attend a live interview with the commentators.  She was given a signed Brisbane Bullets basketball for her efforts.

Tristan Donnelly
Year 8 – St Ignatius’ College, Riverview
Tristan was featured on the cover of the May issue if St Ignatius’ College, Riverview publication The Ignatian.
First Nations Coordinator Mr. Kaleb Taylor is photographed marking Tristan with traditional ochre from the school grounds.

Shauna Dhagapan
Year 12 – John Paul College
Shauna’s Open A’s soccer team won the “Team of the Trimester”, awarded to one JPC team that showed work ethic, team work, and resilience.

Taj Krishna
Year 8 – The Southport School
Taj represented the Indigenous boys at ANZAC assembly laying the wreath and addressing the audience.

Tate Pyziakos
Year 7 – The Southport School
Tate made the South Coast School Sports U12 Rugby League Team to compete at state championships in Cairns over the coming holidays.

Anna Dingley
Year 12 – The Glennie School
Anna competed in The Glennie Gift, an annual contest of the eight Age Champions at the school.

Reghan Bayles
Year 11 – Toowoomba Grammar School
Reghan received awards for diligence with his studies, selection into A sports teams whilst attending various House and School service events.

Jayden Ah Boo and Codi Whap
Year 7 – Churchie
Jayden and Codi looking like basketball champions after their recent win!

Hayley Green
Year 9 – Kambala
Hayley played the role of Pugsley in the Kambala Addams Family Musical.
On the opening night, cheering her on from the audience were Hayley’s family, SSO Madi and the other Kambala Yalari girls. Hayley was extremely dedicated to the rehearsals for the show, she performed incredibly well and even had a solo!

Faith Bin Omar
Year 8 – Great Southern Grammar School
Faith is Year 9 leader for her house, Mokare. She is also  a representative for Great Southern Netball team playing Goal Keeper. Faith also recently attended a leadership program as a GSG representative which included all schools in the area

Koolee Harbour
Year 10 – John Paul College
Koolee was selected in the Under 16’s Met East team for Rugby 7’s and will be playing at the State Championships this weekend in Brisbane.

Darcy and Felicity Hodges
Year 7 and Year 11 – SCOTS PGC, Warwick
Brother and sister, Darcy and Felicity, recently competed in a local Equestrian competition.
Darcy has qualified to compete for the state in the 70 and 80cm jump.
Felicity will be joining her brother at the state championships having already qualified for her combination of dressage/60cm jump.

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