Year 11 student, Kayla, has been elected as Yalari Captain at Kambala this year, a role she plans to use to educate her peers about Indigenous cultures.
Originally from Darwin, Kayla has been a boarder at Kambala for the past five years.
Kayla received a scholarship to attend Kambala through the Yalari program. Yalari is a not-for-profit organisation that offers secondary education scholarships at leading Australian boarding schools for Indigenous young people from regional, rural and remote communities.
Since starting at Kambala in Year 7, Kayla has made the most of every opportunity that she has been given.
“Being here at Kambala, we can teach other students more about our cultures and share different perspectives with them,” she said.
As Yalari Captain, Kayla will play a pivotal role in organising key events such as NAIDOC Week and Reconciliation Day, arranging guest speakers and educating peers about Indigenous cultures.
Kayla was elected as Yalari Captain at Kambala after Yalari Founding Director, Waverley Stanley recognised her leadership skills as well as her ability to connect with all Yalari students. Yalari Captains are appointed to represent the needs of the Indigenous student body at each Yalari school.