Shining Start for Queensland Stars

It’s been a brilliant start to the year for Stars Foundation’s three new programs in Townsville, Queensland!

More than 250 girls are being mentored and supported to be the best they can be across the three schools involved – Heatley SC, Thuringowa SC and Pimlico SC.

Since the beginning of 2018, our Queensland Stars have been taking part in some exciting and challenging activities around the four elements of the Stars Plan: Healthy Lifestyles, Wellbeing, Community, Culture & Leadership and Education, Training & Employment.

From regular fitness training, healthy cook-ups, and learning new skills, to taking part in community, culture and leadership activities, the girls have seized the fantastic opportunities provided to them by our amazing Queensland Stars Mentors.

Feedback from school principals and staff at the three schools has been wonderful, including this from an experienced teacher at Heatley Secondary College:

“I have been fortunate enough to spend time in and around the Stars room. There is a definite ‘energy’ that encompasses not just the room but flows out to surrounding areas and playgrounds.

It is amazing how the Stars Mentors are developing leadership and compassion in our senior students. It is obvious that RESPECT is a value that the program is reinforcing … I believe our girls are generally showing more respect for themselves and for others since the Stars program has been in place.

What a blessing to our community!”