The BHP Pilbara Education Partnership is the largest corporate and government partnership undertaken in regional Western Australia and has seen BHP invest approximately $30 million in education since 2010.  The Partnership was established in 2005 to enhance education services and improve education outcomes in public schools within Newman, Port Hedland and surrounding areas within the Shire of East Pilbara and Town of Port Hedland.

A new iteration of the Partnership, 2021 to 2023 was recently endorsed with a focus on pathways planning for students, preparing young people for life beyond school by building skills and capabilities for employment, further training or study. 

With support of training providers and industry partners, the Partnership provides Hedland Senior High School students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes through a planned program of learning experiences to assist young people to make informed decisions about their future.  By increasing their understanding of career pathways and providing targeted support, they will have increased opportunity to engage in the new world of work, training or study, ensuring a successful future. 

For more information, visit the Partnership website:

Pilbara Education Partnership (

Within the Pathways focus area there are four key directions:

1.          Year 7 to 12 Aspiration, Engagement and Participation

2.          Innovative School based Training Opportunities

3.          Business and Industry Collaboration

4.          ATAR Achievement Support

Hedland Senior High School’s Success Program provides students with access to more targeted curriculum and pathways planning, creating opportunities for students to engage in alternative pathways that will lead to successful post-school destinations, with preparations through skill-building in lower school and a workplace readiness focus in upper school.


The Steps to Success Program caters for students in lower school, with a literacy and numeracy focus, and preparation through skill-building.


The Working for Success Program caters for students in upper school, with a focus on completing certified training and workplace readiness.


The Striving for Success Program is an alternative learning pathway for students requiring wrap-around support in order to successfully engage in learning through an alternative curriculum.


The Redefining Success Program caters for students across all year groups with special educational needs.

For further information, please contact the Deputy Principal (Success Program) Laura Francis


The Rise Up program promotes OPPORTUNITY to achieve personal success. It values wellbeing and persistence in striving for personal IMPROVEMENT. It recognises LEADERSHIP in the journey to becoming global citizens. It celebrates our own and others’ ACHIEVEMENTS. It encourages COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT and partnerships. It instils PURPOSE and a sense of belonging to school, family, community and culture.

Rise Up Steering Committee

The role of the Rise Up Steering Committee is to provide strategic direction and leadership to ensure students have enhanced opportunities that support individual student improvement. The Rise Up Steering Committee sets out to support achievement of the program goals.

More information regarding the Rise Up Steering Committee


Laura FrancisDeputy Principal – Success Program
Tim CollierHead of Success
Peta HooperStudent Support Officer – Success Program
Jason HaywardTeacher – Steps to Success
Rowena BurnhamAboriginal & Islander Education Officer – Steps to Success
Sue VelkoskiEducation Assistant – Steps to Success
Karen BungeyTeacher – Working for Success
Gemma VennEducation Assistant – Working for Success
Shepherd StephenTeacher – Striving for Success
Maria GroblerEducation Assistant – Success Program
Leonie HallEducation Assistant – Redefining Success
Katherine GascoigneEducation Assistant – Redefining Success
Claire RobertsProgram Coordinator – Rise Up
Sue HoathSchool Officer – Rise Up