Stars opened two new programs in Mildura this year – the first for Indigenous girls in Victoria – and we are already seeing some fantastic student outcomes with current participants as the programs develop.
At Chaffey Middle School, the attendance rate for Stars students for Term 1 was very high at 91 per cent, significantly higher than the whole school attendance rate for the same period.
At Mildura Senior College, our Year 11 and 12 Stars recorded an excellent attendance rate of 89 per cent, as compared to a whole school Indigenous attendance rate of 81 per cent.
At the beginning of term, it was fabulous to see our Year 7 and 8 students begin their journey with Stars, taking enthusiastic part in their first induction day.
They enjoyed some fun activities, including ten-pin bowling, a shared lunch and a reflective walk along the riverfront with their Mentors.
This day of bonding gave our new students a chance to develop stronger relationships with each other and their Mentors, as well as learn more about Stars and our values – Respect, Honesty, Commitment and Pride.
A big welcome to all of our Mildura Stars!