Stars Foundation

The Girls Academy is an initiative of Role Models and Leaders Australia (RMLA), an organisation founded in 2004 by Olympian and champion basketballer Ricky Grace (MEdL, BPolSc). The Girls Academy develops and empowers Aboriginal girls through leadership training, mentoring, sport and extra-curricular programs. Their goal is to create an environment within schools where the girls receive the support and programs needed to help them realise their full potential.

The program activities are designed with emphasis on the ‘Big 4’ Objectives:

  1. Increase school attendance
  2. Advance academic and personal achievement
  3. Improve Year 12 graduation rates
  4. Facilitate post-school transition planning

The Girrawheen Girls Academy is operated by two full time Girls Academy staff, working closely in partnership with Girrawheen Senior High School staff. Academy members are provided with a safe and familiar space to attend daily during Form period, lunch times and before and after school.

The Academy allows Aboriginal girls to feel empowered and motivated to achieve educational success, which in turn results in improved outcomes for their health, emotional well-being, employment opportunities and life expectancy.

For more information or to apply for the Girls Academy please contact the school on: or 9247 0555