In Bunbury, students from years 7 to 12 from Newton Moore Senior High School and from surrounding high schools participate in the Follow the Dream/Partnerships for Success program. The Education Department of WA have supported the programs in Bunbury since 2013.

First Indigenous Graduate at Dalyellup College: Graduation

Good evening I’m Slade Hayward; I have been living here in Bunbury for the past two years and I have had the honour of being the very first indigenous student to graduate from Dalyellup College, being part of the class of 2014. I was born in Joondalup, Perth on the 12th of May 1997. My Mother is from a tribe in the Gulf-Carpentaria region of the Northern territory known as Garawa and my Father comes from two different tribes, the Nyiyaparli from the Pilbara region and the Noongar from the south-west region.

During the two years of me being at Dalyellup College I have been involved in the Follow the Dream Program which has just been a huge privilege.

It is because of their great support and dedication to see me get through upper school that I have been able to graduate with good results.

The Follow the Dream has allowed me to develop relationships with my teachers/tutors, hence enabling me to focus more intensely to my studies, and I will go as far as to call them my friends.

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Slade Hayward