The Martu Education Centre supports Martu families in Newman during primary school years to give students a solid foundation of knowledge and skills that enables access to further educational opportunities.
The program is available to Martu students from Years 1 - 6 who attend either South Newman or Newman Primary Schools and who maintain regular school attendance. The Centre operates after-school on four afternoons per week and is hosted from an offsite venue that has been generously provided by BHP.
The Centre offers an engaging and rich learning environment for students who participate in a range of educational and socially-oriented activities delivered by the dedicated Program Coordinator and team of tutors. Acknowledgment of Martu culture is celebrated throughout the centre and is a significant component of many of the activities.
The Centre develops the skills and confidence that students need to support their effective participation in the daily learning programs at primary school.
The Graham Polly Farmer Foundation’s bus, shared with the Newman Follow The Dream program, takes students home each afternoon after the learning session.
BHP has proudly supported the program since 2012.