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Year 4 to 6 students from Wickham Primary School participate in the Wickham Maths and Science Centre of Excellence, which has been supported by Rio Tinto Iron Ore and Community Investment WA since 2012.

Parents get a glimpse into the world of maths and science at Wickham

Earthworms under digital microscopes and Multiplication War games greeted parents who attended the Wickham Maths and Science Centre for Excellence Compact Signing last week. The Wickham Maths and Science Centre of Excellence, located at Wickham Primary School, is managed by the Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation and supported by Rio Tinto and the School.

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Wickham Primary School Yesr six student Aaralyn Ugle with her Auntie Amorett and niece

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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Working Together

The Wickham Maths and Science Centre students travelled to Hedland last year to meet the Hedland Maths and Science Centre students and participate in Engineering activities and show case their Engquest projects.

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Indigenous students explore the world of science

Pilbara primary students from Port Hedland and Wickham got a taste of what it would be like to become scientists when they visited the Lotterywest BioDiscovery Centre at the Harry Perkins Medical Research Institute in Perth in November.

The visit to the Institute was part of a five-day science camp for 20 students from the Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation’s Hedland and Wickham Maths and Science Centres of Excellence.

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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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Next generation of scientists and mathematicians

A strong partnership between parents, caregivers, teachers, students and corporate partners underpins the Wickham Maths and Science Centre of Excellence program with all parties playing a key role in helping the students excel at maths and science.

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Young Aboriginal students commit to maths and science

Aspirant Indigenous students at Wickham Primary School recently signed a deal which will see them continue to immerse themselves in the world of maths and science.

In April, 19 students in Years 4 to 7, along with their families and caregivers, and representatives from the Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation and corporate Partner Rio Tinto, attended a Compact Signing at the Wickham Maths and Science Centre of Excellence.

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Rio Tinto Manager operations Cape Lambert Michael Bailey talks to students at Wickham Primary School