Fremantle College helping Indigenous students to follow their dreams

Emily Henney, Arid Bradfield & Tyler Sebastian at back Dylan May & Alkira Gamble with 'Follow that Dream' program co-ordinator Nathan Dines. Photo: Bruce Hunt. d488362 communitypix.com.au.
Emily Henney, Arid Bradfield & Tyler Sebastian at back Dylan May & Alkira Gamble with 'Follow that Dream' program co-ordinator Nathan Dines. Photo: Bruce Hunt. d488362 communitypix.com.au.

SHOWING students the many career pathways available to them after school is just one goal behind Fremantle College’s Follow the Dream program

The voluntarily aspirant program is aimed at Aboriginal students, with Follow the Dream coordinator Nathan Dines saying it was all about getting students into meaningful jobs and training.

“They commit to coming twice a week after school,” he said.

“We support students with mentoring and after school tutoring to try and get them to achieve the best possible result they can on a day to day level.”

The program is co funded through the Department of Education and the Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation.

Mr Dines said there was also an outreach program for students at other schools.

“We have students from Melville Senior High School, John Curtin College of the Arts and Applecross Senior High School,” he said.

“We help the students on our Follow the Dream program succeed at high school through academic support, mentoring, leadership development, career advice and cultural learning.

We provide wrap-around support to help those students who really want to focus and do well.”

He said he was really inspired by the students hard work and dedication both at school and at the program.

“I am really impressed by how engaged and motivated the students are,” he said.

“They choose to come to our voluntary program after a long day at school and focus on their studies.

“They can see firsthand that their dedication is leading to strong results.”