Stars Foundation - Koorie Girl's Program
The Koorie Girl's Academy was established in 2012. The purpose of the Academy is to provide support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls enrolled at the Mildura Senior College. A pathways class was established in 2014 to provide a more structured approach in support and monitoring of the girls. We are very excited to have The Stars Foundation commence at the College in 2019. The Stars program design is underpinned by this research, along with extensive experience in the field. It seeks to identify the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander girls and the types of school environment, relationships and learning experiences that best promote engagement and positive outcomes.
Stars offers a range of extracurricular activities; including sport and physical activities, art, music and dance. Community, cultural and volunteering activites are also provided to support the girls to build their confidence and give them opportunities for self-reflection and personal growth. The key to the success of the program are our full-time, on-site mentors, who provide our girls with the intensive daily support they need to identify and achieve their goals and reach their full potential.
The program focuses on four key areas of personal development througt the Stars Plan:
- Healthy Lifestyles
- Education, Training and Employment
- Community, Culture and Leadership
Each Stars student works closely with their mentor to develop a holistic plan to help move toward making active choices about her own future. Stars employs a strengths-based approach with the girls, which is designed to build on their individual abilities, interests and strengths.