The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem, and employment prospects of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and by doing so equip them to participate more meaningfully in society.

Karratha Primary Academy, in partnership with Tambrey Primary School, works with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander male students in Years 4-6 to ensure they attend school regularly and are prepared to successfully transition into secondary school.

Staffed by full-time mentors, the Tambrey Academy room is a welcoming and inclusive space which is designed to foster positive learning and personal growth for academy members. The academy room acts as a home-base for Clontarf students before and after school, at recess and lunch, and during designated academy time. The rooms are designed to be self-reliant, are equipped with cooking, and washing facilities, table tennis and other interactive, fun games.

Academy members participate in a diverse range of fun and capacity-building activities, such as:

  • Regular morning sports training sessions
  • After school activities
  • Incentive based activities including big day out excursions, camps and attendance lunches.
  • Clinics with members from senior Clontarf academies
  • Local community activities
  • Clontarf themed classes during school, focusing on one of our pillars – Leadership, education, sport, wellbeing, and employment.

See Clontarf's Annual Report contribution from 2023 here. 

A newsletter about the exciting things happening across Karratha with the Primary Academy. 

To find out more about the Clontarf Foundation, visit