Yaraka - Isisford

Welcome to Yaraka/Isisford Branch!

Yaraka/Isisford ICPA Branch History:

The Yaraka/Isisford Branch was formed on 18th December 1980. The inaugural President was Mike Cobb, Secretary Betty Turner and foundation members came from the town of Isisford and properties in the Isisford and Yaraka districts. Membership numbers have flucuated over the years, however the branch endeavours to be represented at annual State and Federal conferences by at least one delegate. 

The Yaraka/Isisford Branch actively supports several programs which recognise and assist isolated children’s quest for a better education.

The annual membership fee for Yaraka/Isisford Branch is $45/family. 

Student Teacher Assistance:

Yaraka-Isisford ICPA offer travel assistance to the total value of $250 to a student teacher (one per school per year) travelling to do their practicum at Isisford State School, Stonehenge State School or Longreach School of Distance Education. Details of placement etc. must be provided to the Branch Treasurer prior to the commencement of the placement and receipts must be provided for payment to be approved.


2 decades of helping  - 2019 was the 20th Anniversary year of the CBA Tertiary Scholarship!!!


Application Criteria

This is a once only payment of $2000 from the Commonwealth Bank.


1. The scholarship is available ONLY to students going from Year 12 directly into Tertiary studies in 2022

2. The applicant’s parents MUST be current ICPA members of any Queensland Branch.

3. Applicants MUST be undertaking FULL-TIME University study or a two year Diploma course at a Queensland Rural Training College in 2022


Applicants are to submit (copies) of:

1. Year 12 Results/Senior certificate.
2. Proof of entry to University/College
3. Two references (school based are acceptable)
4. Resume of interests and achievements other than academic: e.g. sporting, cultural etc.
5. Two hundred word article “WHY ME. (Student please sign this)
6. Cover page with contact details, including address, phone number and email

Selection will be based on scholastic ability, evidence of non –academic personal achievement, the content of the references and commitment by the student to return to a rural area with the qualifications gained.

Representatives of the Commonwealth Bank, ICPA or the Community will select the winner.

Presentation to take place at recipient’s closest CBA branch in June University holiday period.

It is expected that photos and articles be made available to the media and to Yaraka/Isisford ICPA branch.

Applications should be submitted to Scholarships Administrator, Fiona Owens - Email tom1898@bigpond.com 


CBA $2000Tertiary Scholarship 2022:

Winner - 

Olivia Donoghue, Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery at JCU, Townsville

 Previous CBA Scholarship Recipients:

1999 Josh Meppem - Bachelor of Music
2000 Margaret Bailey - Bachelor of Secondary Drama
2001 Nicolette Glasson -  Bachelor of Nursing
2002 Annie Greer - Bachelor of Nursing
2003 James Hegarty - Diploma of Agriculture
2004 Rachel Hetherington - Bachelor of Pharmacy
2005 Sean Sullivan - Bachelor of Medicine
2006 Alison Nugent - Bachelor of Engineering
2007 Zoe Rickertt - Bachelor of Veterinary Science
2008 Joel Gridland - Bachelor of Science
2009 John Maunder - Bachelor of Engineering (Major Electrical)
2010 Hannah Clarke - Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science
2011 Margaret Stewart - Bachelor of Education
2012 Claudia Benn - Nursing/Paramedic at QUT
2013 Ashleigh Fearby - Bachelor of Education (Health, Sport & Physical Education)
2014 Adam Hick - Bachelor of Agribusiness
2015 William Clark-Dickson -- Bachelor of Agrifoods at UNE

2016 Isobel Brown - Bachelor of Nursing Science

2017 Renae Hay - Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

2018 Felicity Weier - Bachelor of Medical Imaging

2019 Eliza Macmillan - Bachelor of Nursing 

2020 Georgia Wylie, Bachelor of Education (PE)

2021 Darcy Douglas, Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours) at UQ

The Yaraka/Isisford branch thanks the Commonwealth Bank for their generous provision of this scholarship.


Sir Wally Rae Sports Linda Tindall Memorial Trophy for Sportsmanship:

For many years the Yaraka/Isisford ICPA branch has sponsored an encouragement award for sportsmanship at the annual Sir Wally Rae Sports, which is hosted by the Isisford State School. Since the tragic passing of branch member Linda Tindall these awards have been re-named the Linda Tindall Memorial Sportsmanship Awards. Each recipient is presented with a trophy to take home and there is a perpetual shield. The shield is engraved with the winners’ names and remains housed at the Isisford State School.  

This year's Sir Wally Rae Sports Day was held at Isisford State School on the 20th August.  

The winners of the Linda Tindall Memorial Sportsmanship Awards for 2021 are: 

Annabelle Crocker (Jericho State School) and Chayce Smith (Stonehenge State School). 


Branch Life Members

  • Teresa Cobb
  • Heather Morton
  • Fiona Owens
  • Mary Killeen 
  • Pauline Brunckhorst 
  • Kaye Albrand 

Members who have served on State Council

  • Teresa Cobb (State President)
  • Heather Morton (Assistant State Secretary)
  • Andrew Pegler (State President) 
  • Mary Killeen (Fundraising Officer)
  • Jeff Little (ICT advisor)

Members who have served on Federal Council

  • Teresa Cobb (Federal Vice President)
  • Andrew Pegler (Federal Vice President)
  • Keith Boucher (Councillor)
Branch Executive
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Andrew Pegler

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Pauline Brunckhorst

Vice President
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Wendy Sheehan

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Ingrid Miller

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Mary Killeen

Publicity Officer
Branch Mentor
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Kylie Camp

Branch Mentor
Branch Life Member
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Mrs Teresa Cobb

Life Member