For almost two decades The Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation has delivered education projects to more than 900 Aboriginal students across Australia. At Hedland Senor High School we run the Follow the Dream/Partnerships for Success program for students from years 7 to 12. The program provides after school tuition and individual mentoring support and case management.

The students are part of the ‘Follow the Dream: Partnerships for Success’ program for high-achieving and motivated Aboriginal students with university, TAFE and VET aspirations at Hedland Senior High School.

Integrating the Follow the Dream/Partnerships for Success Program into mainstream schooling has been key to its success at Hedland Senior High School. The program provides a key point for Aboriginal students  to connect as well as a positive way to tilt the balance to keep students on track.

Students in the program are provided with a range of additional supports including tutoring outside of school hours, university and local industry visits, vocationally focused camps and academic extension sessions.

Hedland Senior High School’s ‘Follow the Dream: Partnerships for Success’ program is part of the Port Hedland Education Partnership (PHEP) and is funded by the Department of Education and the Grahame (Polly) Farmer Foundation, supported by BHP.

For more information on the program contact coordinator Tanya Turner at Tanya.Turner@education.wa.edu.au.