Six people/organisations were recognised for their contribution to Indigenous boarding at a vibrant dinner, part of the Symposium.

A sizeable number of applicants for the inaugural award were reduced to a short list of finalists by representatives of Boarding Australia and ABSA.  Excited recipients accepted their awards:

Exceptional Cultural Connection by a Boarding School or Residence
sponsored by AHL Accommodation

Guildford Grammar School, WA

Exceptional Contribution to the Community by an Indigenous Boarding Student
sponsored by Student Concierge Services

Isaiah, St Joseph’s College, Hunter’s Hill, NSW

Excellence in the Provision of Indigenous Student Health and Wellbeing
sponsored by Cater Care

Cape York Girl Academy, QLD

Excellence in Indigenous Boarding Leadership
sponsored by Boarding Training Australia

Neil Morison, Dawurr Boarding, Nhulunbuy High School, NT

Exceptional Contribution to Indigenous Student Boarding
sponsored by Indigenous Education & Boarding Australia

Lisa Fieldhouse, AISWA – Future Footprints, WA
Roni Forrest, AISWA – Future Footprints, WA