Newman

In Newman, students from years 7 to 12 at Newman Senior High School participate in the Follow the Dream/Partnerships for Success program. BHP Billiton Iron Ore and the Education Department of WA have supported this program in Newman, known locally as Miyanu Mia, since 2004.

Martu students from primary schools in Newman receiving support and help with their school work at the Martu Education Centre, which has been supported by BHP Billiton Iron Ore since 2010.

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.

Watch the short film about BHP Billiton Iron Ore’s involvement in the program

A Message from the Principal

Milanna Heberle, Principal, Newman Senior High School

Milanna Heberle, Principal, Newman Senior High School

The Follow the Dream/Partnerships for Success programs enables Aboriginal students from Newman Senior High School to see beyond the boundaries of their town and see a world of opportunities and possibilities.

“For students in this region, Perth is a long way away, both geographically and in their minds, so the visits to Canberra and Perth really open the students’ eyes to what is out there,” Principal Milanna Heberle said.

“I also believe the aspiration nature of the program is very important as often our students don’t have parents and siblings who have had the opportunity to attend university and/or further education.”

“These students are being presented with pathways into further education, training and employment and being taught how to take advantage of them through the development of leadership and interpersonal skills.”

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