23 June 2016
ue to its demonstrated success in Sydney, Wunan’s Kimberley Education Excellence Program (KEEP) was expanded into Melbourne at the beginning of 2016. Wunan now has 12 students in KEEP Sydney and 9 students in KEEP Melbourne.
Our Melbourne students have settled well into their new schools – Mercy College for the girls and Parade College for the boys.
Moving from a remote area to live in the inner suburbs of a big city is not without its challenges, but with the care and support of our Aboriginal House Parents and the wonderful staff at our partner schools, our students are off to a flying start!
Many have received outstanding results in tests and assignments – including quite a few As and A+s – which they should be very proud of. Students have also achieved high-level success in sport and the performing arts. Two of the girls have received music scholarships from Mercy College and a generous member of the public has donated a piano to the program.
The KEEP Melbourne students have also taken part in many weekend excursions and activities, including visits to the Melbourne Museum, the Zoo, AFL matches at the MCG and Etihad Stadium, movies and meals out. The many train and tram trips to the city are always a winner with the students, who all come from communities where these modes of transport simply don’t exist.
Wunan is proud of its Kimberley Education Excellence Program and the positive impact it is having on the lives and future prospects of all students involved. We sincerely thank all of those individuals and organisations who supported the expansion into Melbourne through their very generous financial and in-kind donations.