In Broome, students from years 7 to 12 from St Mary’s College and Broome Senior High School participate in the Follow the Dream/Partnerships for Success program. The Browse Joint Venture, Catholic Education Commission and Department of Education WA have supported the two Broome programs, known locally as Walarba Bugarri, since 2011.


We’ve been visiting our students all around Australia to hear what they have to say about how the programs help them achieve their dreams.

Working Together

In Broome, the collaboration between the Department of Education-run Broome Senior High School and privately-run St Mary’s College is an example in practice of the power and potential of communities being supported to work together. Principals at both the Department of Education-run Broome Senior High School and privately-run St Mary’s College summarise the key to working together to benefit the entire community.

Broome students commit to their education journey

Broome Aboriginal parents and caregivers gathered recently at the Broome Surf Lifesaving Club to commit to supporting their children on their educational journey through high school. More than 90 people, including the year seven and eight students, their families, representatives from St Mary’s Secondary College, Broome Senior High School, The Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation, Catholic Education WA and industry supporter the Browse FLNG Development, attended the event to participate in the signing of the Walarba Bugarri ‘Compact’ Agreement.

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Broome Aboriginal students celebrate

Broome Senior High School and St Mary’s College are on track in 2014 to provide 100 local Aboriginal students with extra support at school and ultimately help them achieve their dreams in the workplace or at tertiary educational institutions. Known locally as Walarba Bugarri, currently 93 students participate in the Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation program […]

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Broome Aboriginal Students Celebrate

Broome graduate wins apprenticeship award

Broome Senior High School graduate and ex-Follow the Dream/Partnerships for Success student Jonathon Falconer won the Overall Regional Apprentice at the Master Builders Apprentice of the Year Awards in Perth on Friday 1st November 2013.

Dianne Gilleland, Master Builders, Regional Manager, Geraldton & Northwest Regions offered her congratulations to the employers and supervisors for their support and thanked the young apprentices for their dedication to their work.

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Broome Indigenous Students Celebrate

Broome Indigenous high school students will gather tonight to celebrate the past three years that the
Follow the Dream/Partnerships for Success program has been offered at their schools.

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Pic 4 Paul Woodbridge, Brennan Charlie (ex student speaker)