Celebration Trip for Nhulunbuy Stars

Our Nhulunbuy Year 12 Stars returned home from their end-of-year celebration trip to the Gold Coast with vibrant memories and much excitement about the future.

A highlight was a visit to the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) for a tour with Indigenous student mentors from the Oodgeroo Unit, the University’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student success unit, which provides admission pathways and support for Indigenous people.

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Welcome to Our New Partners

We welcome our new partners to the Stars family and thank them for their commitment to our work:

  • Bank of Queensland
  • Tabcorp/The Lott
  • Caltex
  • QBE Foundation
  • Ross Trust
  • William Buckland Foundation
  • Ian & Alison McKenzie Family Foundation

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Reflecting on a Big Year

Our Year 9 Heatley Stars have reflected on a big year with a Wellbeing Afternoon, where they had lots of fun kayaking together and then enjoyed a relaxed dinner at a local restaurant.

During their meal, the group had a yarn with their Mentors about the highlights of the year – many of which were Stars activities and camps, where they were given the opportunity to do things they hadn’t done before.

2019 has been a huge year of development and change for our Year 9s and it’s been such a pleasure for us to watch them grow into strong, determined young women who always keep in mind the Stars Values – Respect, Honesty, Commitment and Pride.

Proud of you all!

Celebrating our Super Stars 2019!

Stars is super proud of the courageous and resilient First Nations girls and young women in our programs – and at the end of every year we celebrate their hard work!

Stars Awards Nights were held around Australia during November and December, with students, Stars Mentors, families and communities coming together to honour the achievements of our Stars during 2019.

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Reward for Hard Work

Year 11 Heatley Stars were taken on an overnight camp recently as a reward for being committed to achieving their personal goals around attendance, commitment and hard work.

As part of the camp, our young women were taken to Townsville City Council, where they met some Indigenous employees and heard about the job opportunities available to them at the Council.

This was followed by some fun – but very messy – team building with a few rounds of hot and sweaty paintball!

Overnight accommodation was at Bushland Beach, where the girls cooked a delicious dinner for their Mentors and some school and other support staff.

Before bed, our Stars sat in a yarning circle with their Mentors to talk about what they are proud of achieving during this year and what they’d like to work on for next year.

Go for it you Stars – bring on Year 12!

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