Cultural Programs

School 2 Work

Everyone at some stage in their life questions their future. Most of us take years to work out our one true calling in the world, while others never get the resources to make an informed decision on their career prospects.

For Indigenous Australian children in particular this is where the Sharks School to Work (S2W) program comes into play – an initiative that provides them with work experience, mentoring and leadership opportunities.

These opportunities assist both Male and Female Indigenous Australians in Years 10 and 12 go on to successfully complete school and transition into further study, training or meaningful employment.

School to Work isn't designed to keep Indigenous kids out of trouble. In order to participate, it's the kids themselves who have to nominate to be a part of the program and guarantee they remain a stand-up student at their respective high schools.

Footy Fever

Footy Fever is an educational and motivational program aimed at engaging young males who are interested in rugby league using current Cronulla Sharks NRL players as mentors.

The aim is to get the young people to set positive goals for themselves and get them more active through educational and sports workshops.

Each week the program will have a guest presenter and a subject delivered that will address crime issues that relate to behaviour, self-esteem, anger management, truancy and staying out of trouble.

The program is conducted at both the PCYC and the Cronulla Sharks with fitness sessions and footy at Southern Cross Group Stadium or the training fields each week.

On one weekend the Sutherland Footy Fever Team (program kids) will verse an opposing Footy Fever Team (program kids) in the Footy Fever Cup which is to be played prior to home game kick off. This game is something the boys will prepare for each week.
Sharks' Tomorrow's STARS

The Sharks Tomorrow’s STARS program is a careers based program designed to teach students to connect external clues with their own internal self-knowledge in order to successfully navigate their way through secondary education and the modern world.

Sharks Tomorrow’s STARS will teach students to identify thoughts and behaviours that can ‘boost’ their achievement and enhance their level of motivation.

By individualising the program, students will strengthen their self-knowledge, self-belief and ultimately their ability to be self-directed in their future careers.

Sharks Tomorrow’s STARS is designed to help students to think more clearly about who they are, what skills they possess and what skills they will need to learn.

The program has 3 core individualised and flexible learning modules aimed at challenging students to see more clearly what they want and how to go about getting it, and in the process be less confused and distracted by the mass of information around them.

The program is delivered to both male and female indigenous students whose schooling is based in the Sutherland Shire between years 7-12.

Kickstart

Kickstart is a healthy active lifestyles program which aims to promote the benefits of sport and recreation to young males who are participating in risk taking behaviour and criminal offences.

Participants are picked up early on a Wed morning and are taken to Southern Cross Group Stadium for an hour fitness session (gym, boxing, footy etc).

After the fitness session, participants are provided which a healthy breakfast followed by return transport to school.

Each participant is allocated a mentor who works with them through the program.

Repair to Ride

Repair to Ride is program developed with the Endeavour Sports High School. That engages indigenous students from low socio-economic backgrounds, teaches them to repair and recondition old and broken bicycles, which are then donated to local community service organisations, schools and other not for profit organisations