In 2019 the Follow the Dream program was launched at Canning Vale College in collaboration with Graham Polly Farmer Foundation and sponsor BHP.

The program targets Aboriginal students with high aspirations in their secondary education pathways. Through individualised case management in the areas of academic acceleration, longitudinal subject selection, career and transition support, students are encouraged to complete Year 12 and achieve results that enable entrance into tertiary studies. The program also includes high achieving and motivated students undertaking vocational education and training (VET) school pathways.

This year the program has engaged 12 students across all year groups in both academic tutoring and extra-curricular programs and activities including:

  • Deadly Dreaming and Outreach program with Murdoch University
  • NAIDOC Day celebration
  • J.D. Penangke art workshop
  • Mural development and planting the bushtucker garden outside the new Student Engagement and Support building.

Students also got to participate in the NAIDOC excursion to Yanchep National Park with other schools in our region, and students Takaya Clinch-Mogridge and Stephanie Wood were selected to attend the Leadership camp in Sydney.

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