Warnbro Community High School nominated for award

Cecilia AllenSound Telegraph

Warnbro Community High School was recognised for its work in helping students engage in the community and with education.

The school, in partnership with YMCA WA, were a finalist in the Organisational Achievement Award – Large category at this year’s WA Youth Awards.

Although the school missed out on winning its category at the awards ceremony in Perth last week, principal Kya Graves said it was an honour to be a finalist.

The school was recognised for building on its existing partnership with YMCA WA to develop Future Links.

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Future Links is a program focused on building the capacity of young people that attend the school who have become disengaging from the mainstream education and the community for various reasons.

The program is in its second year and students involved have shown increased attendance rate and demonstrated positive behaviours, according to Ms Groves.

‘We’re very proud of the program,” she said.

“Being a finalist is validation of all the hard work that has gone towards Future Links. We’ll try again next year.

“Our wonderful partnership with YMCA WA is what underpins the success of the program.”

The school was among four small organisations, four large organisations and more than 20 individuals nominated for an award.

Visit www.yacwa.org.au for a full list of winners.

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