The Follow the Dream program in Mandurah is hosted at John Tonkin College, with students also joining from a number of outreach schools: Halls Head College, Pinjarra Senior High School and Coodanup College. Established in 2004, the Mandurah Program now has 60 students enrolled in the program, with approximately 15 students from each participating school.
Each afternoon after school, students come together for an afternoon tea and a yarn. This is an opportunity to build relationships with peers and tutors in a relaxed atmosphere, before heading to a dedicated classroom for study and mentoring.
Academic enrichment and tutoring sessions are facilitated by specialists in their teaching area, providing students with the opportunity to complete their school assessments to the highest standard and to deepen their knowledge of the subject area. Tutors also provide valuable mentoring and guidance to students to help them reach their personal best and achieve their goals.
Located on Noongar Land, the Centre focuses on developing students’ understanding of their culture, with a range of visits, excursions and guest speakers. These include performances by Aboriginal artists, camps to build personal pride and leadership, and career pathway planning. Many of these opportunities also give students the chance to meet and network with other Aboriginal students.
The Program is proudly supported by the Sara Halvedene Foundation, Wesfarmers Ltd, and WA Department of Education.
Please contact John Tonkin College on (08) 9583 7373