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How to be a Star!

‘How to be a Star’, a storybook written by one of our Year 12 Casuarina Stars, tells the story of a young Aboriginal girl who is in the final year of high school and dreams of becoming a teacher.

The story is based around the Stars Values of Respect, Honesty, Commitment and Pride.

Emma Pollard wrote the book as part of her work requirements for one of her subjects, after brainstorming to find a topic that meant something important to her.

The book follows ‘Tracy’ through her last year of school and shows how the support and mentoring she receives from Stars Foundation helps her to stay on track.

Each page focuses on one of the Stars Values and what that value looks like in practice.

As part of her assessment, Emma contacted our Stars program at Moulden Park Primary School to organise a time to read the story to our junior Stars and seek feedback from them.

Our young Stars loved listening to Emma read and were eager to ask her questions about her time as a Stars student at secondary school.

Emma finished the session by reminding the girls to ‘stay in school and use the support provided by Stars as much as they can’.

Everyone at Stars is super proud of you, Emma!