Port Hedland

Port Hedland mentorsThe Port Hedland program began in 2015 and is run with Hedland Senior High School and managed locally by a co-ordinator from The Polly Farmer Foundation’s Follow the Dream after-school program. Mentors from the University of Western Australia’s St Catherine’s College visit Hedland once or twice a year, spending time in the classroom with students from Years 7 to 10, and engaging with students and the community after school.


“The mentors were great to have  at the school. They provided us with help and inspiration and are fun to talk to.” – Student mentee, Hedland


The mentors were easy to talk to because they are relatable. It was  nice to know about their university experiences and what they did when they were high school age. It’s good to have that support from people who have been through similar schooling.” – Student mentee, Hedland