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The annual Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy Awards were held in late November at both our Coen and Hope Vale campuses. These awards are a chance for the school community to recognise and celebrate students’ achievements across the school year. A number of our partners sponsored...

Now that the footy season is over Anthony “Walla” McDonald-Tipungwuti is trading in his boots for the Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy (CYAAA) classroom! The star Essendon Bomber, who grew up on Melville Island and as a 16 year old couldn’t proficiently read, write or speak...

On the 26th to 28th of July we held an Instrumental Music Master Class.  This Master Class was a small group of musically talented senior students from the Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy. These students are seen as our promising musicians and were selected by...

In June 2017, Michael Roberts joined the Good to Great Schools Australia (GGSA) team as the Executive Director of Schools. Michael is an inspirational educational leader and highly regarded in the Queensland education community. Michael guided Broadbeach State School, to become a leading Queensland academic school. Under...

Watch the highlights of our CYAAA Band playing to a packed crowd at the Cairns Indigenous Arts Fair. They were supported by musicians and staff from Queensland Music Festival (QMF) with whom we work in partnership to deliver a high quality music program, aspiring undergraduate music...

Host Tiga Bayles speaks to Cape York lawyer Noel Pearson about how Aboriginal affairs will fare under Malcolm Turnbull, and the meaning of self-determination and ‘responsibility’. Noel did a great interview with Tiga Bayles on ‘Let’s Talk’ (radio station 98.9, owned by Brisbane Indigenous Media Association)...

Over the weekend and earlier this week positive articles on Direct Instruction were published in National newspapers, with particular reference to the Academy and our work in the Cape. ...