The Coodanup Girls Academy commenced at Coodanup College in 2017. Founded in 2004 by Olympian and champion basketballer Ricky Grace (MEdL, BPolSc), Role Models and leaders Australia (RMLA) is the leading provider of school-based programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls in Australia. Currently, there are academies located throughout Australia and Western Australia. Coodanup College is now another South West based school who has the academy along with Darwin, Broome, Kalgoorlie, Perth, Derby, Fitzroy Valley, Kununurra, Bunbury, Roebourne, Alice Springs, Coonamble NSW.
The Girls Academy works within the school system to drive community-led solutions aimed at breaking down the barriers that prevent Indigenous girls from completing their education and reaching their full potential.
Shannon LePlastrier heads our Academy here at Coodanup College, and on Tuesday 7 February, 2017 the academy had their induction with the Fremantle Dockers AFL female team. The video attached are students from the academy at the Fremantle Dockers with Cassie Davidson ex head girl from Coodanup College. Cassie now plays with the female Dockers team and has just commenced in the role of Development Officer for the Girls Academy.
Girls Academy Team
Shannon LePlastrier – Manager (Tues-Fri)
Cassie Davidson – Development Officer
Didi Conway – Development Officer
For further information about the Coodanup College Girls Academy, please contact the college on (08) 9581 0900.