The Pilbara Education Partnership between the State Government and BHP has been renewed until 2023.
The community-based partnership aims to ensure all students start school well prepared and young people have the skills for successful futures once they finish school, supporting schools in Hedland and Newman, along with Onslow Primary School, Jigalong Remote Community School, Marble Bar Primary School, Nullagine Primary School and Yandeyarra Remote Community School.
BHP has committed $6.6 million in the new partnership, with $3 million to be focused on a community-based approach to the Early Years to better prepare children for starting school. This will include ensuring families have access to important services and early intervention to address areas of concern.
More than $3 million will also be invested to provide students with clear pathways from primary to secondary school and into training, further study and employment. Students from Years 7 to 10 will have new opportunities to experience life in the workplace and gain valuable skills for employment, further training or further study, by participating in job trials, work experience and community service.