Rio Tinto donates laptops

October 25th, 2017

 

On 24 October, representatives from Rio Tinto visited St Catherines College to meet with True Blue mentors.  Rio have recently donated 15 laptops for students to use in their studies.  The laptops go to students who are not on scholarships and find it hard to meet some of the technical study demands when they first get to Perth.

Pictured are Matt Olsen and Pippa Wright from Rio Tinto with students Sam Schultz and Marlon Johns.

Bruce Rock DHS wins Federal Funding

October 12th, 2017

Bruce Rock High School True Blue Dreaming Mentor Program wins $16,500 in Federal Funding

Member for Durack Melissa Price has today announced a grant for $16,500 for the Bruce Rock parents and Citizens Association has been approved by the Federal Government. “I am incredibly pleased to see this money contributed, as the money will contribute to a review of the True Blue Dreaming program at Bruce Rock High School, which I believe is a fantastic program. “The True Blue Dreaming program is a federally funded program run in rural and remote communities across Australia, and has been active in the Wheatbelt since 2004. “The program aims to support and strengthen young lives in these communities through mentoring programs, and this funding will go towards assessing the effectiveness of this program’s impact. “I am pleased to see this funding come to one of the newest shires in my electorate, and I look forward to helping the town secure more funding in the future. “The Research report will provide a qualitative evaluation of the True Blue Dreaming program in Bruce Rock High School. This will then allow for a review of the mentoring program against international mentoring programs and provides the potential to identify other regional high schools to ascertain transferability of the mentor model to improving regional outcomes.