What the program offers. Follow the Dream targets aspirant Aboriginal high school students and provides them with a supportive learning environment to enable them to complete high school and go on to university study.
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students and provides them with a supportive learning environment to enable them to complete high school and go on to university study.
Follow the Dream Overview
GRAHAM (P) FARMER
Program Facilitation &
Monitoring & Review
The program employs Program Coordinators who are classified as the same
level as a Head of Learning. Because of this we attract good people and
sustain the program in the context of career pathways. Program
Coordinators participate in high level, individualised case management of
selected students. Students enter the Program on the basis of a formal
commitment and are provided with:
Geraldton Port Hedland
Governor Stirling Sevenoaks
Hamilton Hill Swan View
Kalgoorlie Tom Price
Follow the Dream Outreach
The Aboriginal Education and Training Directorate is currently piloting an expansion of Follow
the Dream transition and study support to metropolitan aspirant Aboriginal students who
currently do not have access to a Follow the Dream site. Activities to be provided include
Tertiary Entrance Exam (TEE) revision courses, ITAS tutoring and career and transition camps.
Follow the Dream Alumni
In partnership with the Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation the Directorate is
establishing an Alumni for students who have been through the program. Currently 100 post
program participants have shown an interest in participating. This cohort includes students
studying law, medicine, business and education as well as former students who have secured
apprenticeships or traineeships.
Northam Senior High School is the oldest Senior High School outside the Metropolitan area, having been established in 1921 and its beautiful old buildings exemplify the tradition and history of the school. The schools motto is ‘Achievement’ which epitomises the notion that by working collectively in a school community, with support and encouragement all can achieve.
Northam Senior High School has a current enrolment of 665 students (80 Aboriginal Students) (46.7% Female and 53.3% Male) represented by the following cohort numbers.