The Cape York Girl Academy is where young mums and their bubs live and learn together.

Education and qualifications

Girls undertake an individual learning program based on their age and academic level. They work to complete their secondary schooling and have an opportunity to achieve a variety of vocational qualifications.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) opportunities aimed at preparing students for work include:

  • Certificate III Children’s Services
  • Diploma of Child Care
  • Certificates in Business Administration and Hospitality

In addition to VET courses, work experience and school-based traineeships can be pursued. These can be incorporated into an OP eligible pathway.

The girls are taught study techniques that will prepare them for further education beyond secondary school.

Life beyond the classroom

Creating strong futures is our central aim. The school has access to a comprehensive range of culturally-sensitive professionals who will support the girls to grow through any challenges brought about by past circumstances.

Our girls learn skills that will take them into life beyond the classroom:

  • Indigenous leadership
  • Healthy relationships
  • Life skills—goal setting, time management, study skills
  • Drug and alcohol counselling
  • Forming healthy relationships
  • Mental health support
  • Family planning
  • Physical health and wellbeing
  • How to raise healthy bubs and kids

Early Learning Centre

Cape York Girl Academy has flexible learning hours to suit mothers and babies. While mothers are doing class work, their babies are cared for and their young minds nurtured at the Early Learning Centre.

All mothers share the care of children at the school, spending time working in the Early Learning Centre and learning about child development, health and nutrition, communicating and connecting with children.

“They’ll be able to find good jobs and make a good lifestyle to raise their children and their children’s children.”
– Anna Sagaukaz, Bamaga


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