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Diamond Spirit

 
Cairns State High School is proud to announce that we will be partnering with Netball Queensland in 2018 to deliver a new netball program called Diamond Spirit. This unique program is an opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls to access a variety of pathways aimed at facilitating, celebrating and promoting their success. The Diamond Spirit program aims to provide opportunities for the girls through:
  • Active participation and collaboration
  • Increasing Indigenous women and girls to netball pathways
  • Improvement in educational and employment (beyond the program) benefits of participants
  • Additional health, life and social engagement skills amongst program participants
  • Creation of future leaders and role models within the Indigenous community
Netball is a hugely popular sport, the highest participation sport among women and girls in Queensland and Australia and the most popular team sport for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls (ASC Exercise, Recreation and Sport Survey 2010). 
 
How the program will run: 
 
  • The program will be designed to be applied during school hours and out of school hours through netball training sessions during lunch as well as before or after school.
  • Throughout the year the girls will get:
  • To meet Firebirds players and Netball Queensland representatives
  • Have guest speaker sessions
  • They will be allocated a Diamond Spirit room that can be accessed before school and during allocated lunch times
  • An inclusive breakfast club
  • Gain practical knowledge in netball, develop coaching and umpiring skills, and participate in games and tournaments while gaining leadership, health and wellbeing knowledge. 
 
NOTE: It is understood that the girls may have other commitments within the school - this will be taken into consideration when having training sessions and activity days.
An information session will be held for parents early 2018 – more information to come. If you are interested in being a part of the Diamond Spirit program please send an expression of interest with a name and why you would like to be a part of this program to aproc27@eq.edu.au.
 
Ms Alex Proctor - Program Director