In Karratha, students from years 7 to 12 at Karratha Senior High School participate in the Follow the Dream/Partnerships for Success program. Rio Tinto, The North West Shelf Project and the Education Department of WA have supported this program in Karratha/Roebourne since 1997.

Watch a presentation created by the students from the Gumala Mirnuwarni program to celebrate the 15 year partnership between the school, the Foundation and Rio Tinto.

Dr Sue Gordon’s speech at Rio Tinto and Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation Partnership event

‘Don’t let life change your goals, because achieving your goals can change your life.’ This quote is from a young Aboriginal man from the inland Pilbara community of Wakathuni, who graduated Year 12 at Tom Price Senior High School in 2013 and went on to study at the University of Western Australia. His dreams are […]

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Rio Tinto ensure bright future for Indigenous students

Future prospects for Western Australian Aboriginal students just got a lot brighter following an injection of $2.7 million by Rio Tinto into an education program which helps them realise their dreams. The Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation’s Follow the Dream/Partnerships for Success program has now been supporting Aboriginal students since 1997 and has helped almost 650 […]

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Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation President and Patron Dr Sue Gordon, Minister for Education, Aboriginal Affairs and Electoral Affairs Hon Peter Collier MLC and Rio Tinto Iron Ore Managing Director Pilbara Mines Michael Gollschewski with Follow the Dream/Partnerships for Success students from Lockridge Senior High School.
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Karratha students visit Canberra

Students from the Karratha Senior High school Follow the Dream/Partnerships for Success program visited the nation’s capital in late 2013 to learn more about Australia’s history and politics.

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Cultural Camp Creates New Leaders

Eight Aboriginal students from Karratha Senior High School spent the Easter weekend camping out bush with family, local Elders and role models learning about the richness of their cultural heritage.

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Celebrating a 15th Birthday

On a warm, Pilbara evening in early November 2102, 120 guests including local Aboriginal families, students from the Gumala Mirnuwarni Follow the Dream/Partnerships for Success program, corporate and government supporters and community representatives gathered to celebrate 15 years of educational achievement by local Aboriginal students.

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